WATCH: Terrorist attack looms ahead in ‘Bastille Day’

France’s “Bastille Day,” the country’s national holiday commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the attack on The Bastille. The Bastille is a medieval fortress and prison in Paris. Many people in France associated it with the harsh rule of the Bourbon monarchy in the late 1700s. On July 14, 1789, troops stormed the Bastille. This was a pivotal event at the beginning of the French Revolution. Fête de la Fédération was held on July 14, 1790. This was a way to celebrate the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in France.

The fight against terrorism has become a global issue unifying countries and strengthening security measures to protect its people – such measures and struggle of government working with various entities will soon be seen in the latest thrilling action film against terrorism in “Bastille Day.” Starring this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards’ double winner Idris Elba, who won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (“Beasts of No Nation”) and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries(“Luther”), Elba takes on the role of a former CIA agent who embark on an anti-terrorist mission in France.

idris elba in BASTILLE DAY

James Watkins directs the engrossing and mind-blowing “Bastille Day” written by Andrew Baldwin where a young American artist Michael (Richard Madden) living in Paris and a washed-up CIA agent Sean (Elba) who are thrown together and tasked with diverting an imminent attack on the city.

On the eve of Bastille Day, a young French woman, Zoe Naville (Charlotte Le Bon), slips across Paris with the intent of planting a bomb to make a radical political statement but means to kill no one. At the last moment, she decides that she cannot commit this violent act. Michael Mason, an American artist and pickpocket, steals Zoe’s bag, keeps what he can use and throws the rest away into a garbage bin next to a busy Metro stop.

At the same time, inside the ultra-secure CIA Station in Paris, Sean Briar, an agent brought in from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq in the wake of a mission that has gone terribly wrong, struggles to adjust to his reassignment as a desk-bound data analyst : a misfit real warrior in a world of cyber counter-terrorists. When the bomb goes off, Michael becomes the only suspect. Briar is determined to find him and bring him into custody before the French authorities do. From then on, Briar, Michael, and Zoe will be bound together in a 24-hour suspense ride across the city, in a frantic attempt to expose a conspiracy of chaos and greed that only they can prove.

“Bastille Day” opens very soon this April 2016 in cinemas nationwide in the Philippines from Axinite Digicinema.

Jack Black, Jolie’s kids, Hoffman’s grandson voice ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

It’s definitely a family movie affair in the upcoming “Kung Fu Panda 3” as the lead actors’ voices along with their brood’s voices are in the movie too! In recent interviews, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie Pitt and Dustin Hoffman shared that their children recorded voices in the latest installment of the blockbuster family global franchise.

Angelina Jolie’s kids Pax, 12, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, 9, and Knox, 7, record animal voices for the movie, says that they weren’t really expecting to be in the movie, “They were kind of shy. They don’t really want to be actors, but I didn’t want them to miss the opportunity. They came in, and they had a lot of fun with it,” shares Jolie Pitt.

Lead star Jack Black’s son Sammy, 9, did voiceover too, “My boy actually has a voice in it, He plays one of the bunnies. I wish there was only one bunny so I could say, ‘My boy plays the bunny,’ but he’s like one of the bunnies. There’s like a thousand bunnies. Black says his kids are “stoked” about the movie, but said, “they have to be a little contrary. It’s part of being a kid. It’s like, your dad is not the cool one. No matter how cool your dad is they have to rebel against me.”

And Dustin Hoffman’s grandson Gus is also heard in the movie. Additionally, franchise newcomer Kate Hudson says, “My kids have always loved the Kung Fu Pandas, so this is really exciting for me because, you know, I’m cool mom right now.”

Po’s (voiced by Jack Black) adventure began in “Kung Fu Panda,” where he fulfilled his destiny and became the Dragon Warrior. The film showcased amazing fight sequences, hilarious comedy and a lot of heart. Audiences around the globe cheered the Kung Fu Panda, and the film grossed over $633 million worldwide, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, and took home ten Annie Awards.

In “Kung Fu Panda 2,” Po had to uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins, in order to unlock the strength he needed to succeed. The film topped the blockbuster numbers of the first picture, earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, and won two Annie Awards, including Best Director, for Jennifer Yuh Nelson.

Now, in “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which has recently ruled the US box-office for weeks, Po’s his adventure brings him full circle as he continues his evolution as a hero. Po realizes he still has a lot to learn when he leaves his comfort zone as a martial arts student to take on the responsibilities of a teacher. At the same time, he must bring together his biological family and his kung fu family – and become a master of the past and the future.

Po’s enthusiasm is contagious. Director Alessandro Carloni, another veteran of the trilogy, says: “In this film, Po must help others reach that same kind of epiphany and to embrace their unique qualities to become truly empowered.” Whatever the obstacles, Po never gives up. “He’s got a great attitude,” says screenwriter Glenn Berger. “Po is very positive and unrelenting, and no matter how many times he falls, he keeps getting back up.”

The first of those new challenges for Po is to make a daunting, if not insurmountable professional transition. He’s been living large and loving life as the Dragon Warrior, until his beloved teacher Shifu presents Po with the next step in his evolution as the Kung Fu Panda: Po must become a teacher. According to Jack Black, who once again voices the iconic role, that scene points to the fact that “Po is no Shifu, let’s be honest. He’s freaking out and doesn’t think he’s up to these new responsibilities, which are weighing him down even more than the countless dumplings he consumes.”

“Kung Fu Panda 3” opens March 9, 2016 in cinemas nationwide from DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. Available in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D screens.

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ shares character posters

Each ninja turtle gets his chance to shine in the newly released character posters from Paramount Pictures’ new action-adventure “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.” See Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Donatello in their moody, solo one-sheets below.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” is the sequel to the 2014 hit film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The film is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman and is directed by David Green (“Earth to Echo”). Michael Bay (the “Transformers” franchise) returns to produce alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick also producing.

Also returning for the sequel is Megan Fox (“Transformers”) as April O’Neil, Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”) as Vernon Fenwick and the Turtles: Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Pete Ploszek at Leonardo, and Jeremy Howard as Donatello.

Rounding out the cast is Stephen Amell (“Arrow,”) as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry (“Gone Girl”) as Baxter Stockman, Academy Award nominated actress Laura Linney (“Love, Actually”) as Chief Rebecca Vincent, Brian Tee (“Jurassic World”) as Shredder, WWE World Heavy Weight Champion Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly as Rocksteady and Gary Anthony Williams (“The Internship”) as Bebop.

Opening across the Philippines in June 2016, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.