WATCH: Back to wizarding world in new trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Warner Bros. Pictures has just released a new trailer for the much-anticipated adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” pulling back fans and moviegoers again to the magical realm. The trailer may be viewed below.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.

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Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident … were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

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“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also stars Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs”) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (“Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (“In America”) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (TV’s “Ray Donovan”) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (“Brooklyn”) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as Percival Graves.

The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved “Harry Potter” books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” written by her character Newt Scamander.

Warner Bros. Pictures has slated “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” for a Philippine release in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX on November 17, 2016.

WATCH: Baddies have fun as ‘Suicide Squad’ rolls out new trailer

The new trailer for Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” has just debuted and may be viewed below.

 

From director David Ayer (“Fury”) comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Hancock”), Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Joel Kinnaman (“RocoCop”) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (“Doubt”).

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC Comics, the film also stars Jai Courtney (“Insurgent”), Jay Hernandez (“Takers”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Thor: The Dark World”), Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Scott Eastwood (“Fury”), Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”), Adam Beach (“Cowboys & Aliens”), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Ayer’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Roman Vasyanov (“Fury”), production designer Oliver Scholl (“Edge of Tomorrow”), editor John Gilroy (“Pacific Rim”), costume designer Kate Hawley (“The Hobbit” Trilogy) and Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen (“The Amazing Spider-Man” films). The music is by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (“Gravity”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment production, a film by David Ayer, “Suicide Squad.”

Opening across the Philippines in 3D, 2D, and select IMAX 3D theaters on August 4, “Suicide Squad” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ brings back Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna

Fresh from a universally acclaimed turn as Furiosa in the Oscar-winning “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Charlize Theron is back with vengeance as Snow White’s ex-tormentor Queen Ravenna in Universal Pictures’ fantasy adventure “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.”

In the film, evil Queen Ravenna betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love.

As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between good and evil is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain)—the only woman who has ever captured his heart—Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister…or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.

Theron’s Ravenna proved such a popular villain in “Snow White and the Huntsman” that even though we believed she died, the notion of incorporating her into this picture was one upon which everyone agreed. None more so than Theron herself, who had relished her time as the Evil Queen. “What I like about Ravenna is that she’s a bit of an enigma,” Theron notes. “She’s definitely being explored more as we go, but she’s somebody who has come from circumstances where this life, and this way of treating people, would have been just normal. She wasn’t given much choice. She’s her own worst enemy.”

Theron admits that she loves Ravenna’s broken nature, noting: “She’s a person functioning with a tremendous amount of fear at her core.”

Bringing her back was less challenging than it might have seemed initially, because the story covers a period before the events of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” as well as after. “The writers came up with a brilliant idea for bringing her back,” says Theron. “So it was immediately interesting to me.”

“In this film, Ravenna is actually two different characters,” notes director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. “We see her before the events of the first movie and we see her evil, but it’s not without a human side. We’re getting a more relatable Ravenna. In the second part of the movie, she comes back after the events of the first film. She’s a different character altogether, because she’s died and yet the soul and the darkness and the magic of Ravenna remain.”

Co-star Chris Hemsworth confirms Theron’s comments that it was easy to get back into the groove together. “We built that relationship on the first film, so we were able to pick it right back up where we left off. She was so excited to come back and have another crack at it.”

“It’s been heaven to be around Charlize,” enthuses co-star Emily Blunt. “She’s a powerhouse, and an inspiring actor to breathe the same air as. We’ve had a laugh and the sisterly bond we’ve managed to achieve off-set has certainly translated onto camera.”

The casting of three core female roles demonstrates the emphasis the filmmakers placed on writing strong, complex characters across the board, especially for women.

“I’ve never made a movie with two powerhouses like Jessica and Emily,” concludes Theron. “The two of them kept me on my toes and made the whole experience so memorable. It’s always nice when you can come across material where women are being written in a manner that feels truthful. I think cinema had lost touch with those films where women could carry great stories, and be as complex and conflicted as the guys. What’s fantastic is that in the last decade that’s slowly coming back around and people are being emotionally affected by it.”

Opening across the Philippines on April 13, 2016, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

‘The Angry Birds Movie’ launches OST, Blake Shelton’s music video

Atlantic Records has announced its release of “The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” due everywhere on Friday, May 6th. The Columbia Pictures and Rovio Entertainment 3D animated comedy “The Angry Birds Movie” arrives in theatres across the Philippines on May 11th.

“The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” is available now for pre-order (http://smarturl.it/BuyAngryBirds), with all pre-orders accompanied by an instant grat download of the soundtrack’s lead single, “Friends,” by Blake Shelton. The track – available now on the iTunes Store, Spotify and other DSPs – is accompanied by a brand new music video which may be viewed below.

“The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” also includes such tracks as a brand new rendition of “I Will Survive” by global pop sensation Demi Lovato, international pop star Charli XCX’s “Explode,” Steve Aoki’s “Fight,” and “Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My),” from superstar Norwegian DJ Matoma (see attached tracklisting). “Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My)” will be available as an individual download and instant grat with all album pre-orders beginning Friday, April 22nd. The album also features music from the cast of The Angry Birds Movie – Peter Dinklage and The Hatchlings.

“The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” further features an array of classic songs like Scorpions’ “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” and Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” in addition to worldwide hit from Imagine Dragons’ “On Top Of The World.”

The soundtrack also features an “Angry Birds Movie Score Medley” by the film’s GRAMMY® Award-winning score composer Heitor Pereira (“Minions,” “Despicable Me 2”). In addition, Atlantic will release Pereira’s “The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Score)” on Friday, May 13th.

In the 3D animated comedy “The Angry Birds Movie,” we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry.

The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Bill Hader (Trainwreck, Inside Out), and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), as well as Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), Sean Penn (Milk), Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Hannibal Buress (Daddy’s Home, Broad City), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Sisters), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street”), Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and country music superstar Blake Shelton, who co-writes and performs the original song “Friends.”

Opening across the Philippines on May 11, 2016, “The Angry Birds Movie” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.