Aaron Paul plays trusted CIA agent in action comedy ‘Central Intelligence’

A three time Emmy Award winner, Aaron Paul is one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood. For five seasons, Paul portrayed the role of the beloved Jesse Pinkman, opposite Bryan Cranston in AMC’s critically acclaimed Emmy Award-winning series “Breaking Bad.”

Now, Paul stars opposite Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in Universal Pictures’ new action comedy “Central Intelligence” in Philippine cinemas on June 15, 2016.

“Central Intelligence” follows Bob (Johnson), a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent, coming home for his high-school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” Calvin (Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.

Paul plays Phil, Bob’s former partner in the CIA. Phil was killed just as the two were closing in on the criminal mastermind known only as the Black Badger and now Phil reappears in Bob’s memory, as Bob obsessively relives their final case and final moments together. He berates himself for not reaching Phil in time to save him, and is still hoping to find some clue that he missed.

“Phil is the catalyst,” says Paul. “Witnessing his death is what caused Bob to run off the rails and launch his own unauthorized investigation to get the guy responsible and avenge his partner. Apart from Calvin, Phil was the only person Bob trusted and felt close to. You see that they had a great relationship, super buddy-buddy, and then all of a sudden Phil blows up.”

In 2014, Paul starred in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods & Kings,” opposite Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton.

Previously, Paul starred in the blockbuster “Need for Speed,” for director Scott Waugh. The film, which grossed over $200 million at the box office and is based on the popular video game, tells the story of a street racer who joins a cross country race to seek vengeance for the murder of his best friend.

Paul’s other film credits include “Mission: Impossible III,” alongside Tom Cruise.

When not acting, Paul is a passionate music fan, an avid traveler, and an advocate for the Kind Campaign, a non-profit organization founded by his wife Lauren that seeks to raise awareness and healing for the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl crime and bullying.

Opening on June 15, 2016, “Central Intelligence” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

‘Me Before You’ original motion picture soundtrack features popular songs

The music in New Line Cinema’s sentimental romance “Me Before You” was carefully interspersed with the film’s score, created by composer Craig Armstrong, to evoke the romantic and provocative sensibilities of the story.

Among the popular songs that can be heard on the soundtrack are Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and “Photograph,” “Unsteady (Erich Lee Gravity Remix)” from X Ambassadors, “Till The End” from Jessie Ware, and Imagine Dragons’ “Not Today.”

“Craig’s music and the songs we were able to find have a huge impact in the film,” director Thea Sharrock says. “They really resonate with what’s happening between [the lead characters] Louisa and Will at every turn and every stage of their relationship.”

Meanwhile, Interscope Records through MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) has released the soundtrack to “Me Before You” for download or stream via digital stores. The CD will be available for only Php 459.00 at Astroplus and Astrovision stores starting June 10.

The soundtrack also features songs from The 1975, Jack Garratt, Cloves, Max Jury and HOLYCHILD. Please see below for the full-track-listing:

  • Max Jury “Numb”
  • HOLYCHILD “Happy With Me”
  • X Ambassadors “Unsteady” (Erich Lee Gravity Remix)
  • Jessie Ware “Till The End”
  • The 1975 “The Sound”
  • Jack Garratt “Surprise Yourself”
  • Cloves “Don’t Forget About Me”
  • Ed Sheeran “Photograph”
  • Imagine Dragons “Not Today”

New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ “Me Before You” is based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes.

The romantic drama stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games” series), under the direction of Thea Sharrock, making her feature film directorial debut.

In the film, oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go…Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge.

Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.

Set for release across the Philippines on June 15, 2016, “Me Before You” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

Horror film ‘The Conjuring 2’ to hold midnight screening on June 9

MANILA, June 6, 2016 – As a treat to horror fans, Warner Bros. has announced that the year’s most eagerly awaited horror thriller “The Conjuring 2” will have special midnight screenings on Thursday morning, June 9 at 12:01AM in selected theaters at regular admission prices.

“Fans of the horror genre are one of the most appreciative and expressive moviegoers out there, and holding midnight screenings for `The Conjuring 2′ is our way of enhancing their movie-watching experience,” says Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.

The movie has been rated R-13 with no cuts (only patrons 13 years old and above will be admitted).

The participating theaters (in alphabetical order) are the following:

  • Abreeza Davao,
  • Alabang Town Center,
  • Century,
  • CommerCenter,
  • Eastwood,
  • Evia,
  • Fisher Mall,
  • Gaisano Davao,
  • Glorietta 4,
  • Greenbelt 3,
  • Newport,
  • Power Plant,
  • SM Aura, SM Clark, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM Pampanga
  • StarMall Alabang, StarMall EDSA, StarMall San Jose,
  • Trinoma,
  • Vista Mall Sta. Rosa, and Vista Mall Taguig.

(Please check your favorite theaters for updates, if they’re not on this list as of press time).

New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller “The Conjuring 2,” with James Wan once again at the helm following the record-breaking success of “The Conjuring,” brings to the screen another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren.

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James Wan is a master of paranoia, of playing on such universal fears as being in the dark, being alone and, in the case of “The Conjuring 2,” being overtaken by the unknown. “Everybody has fears,” he says. “My job is to tie into the collective subconscious and into our greatest fears, in this case it’s the unexplainable—demons, possession, haunting. These are things that really happened, that really happen, and that makes them that much more terrifying. For me, as a filmmaker, it’s a really creative genre. You can kind of do anything…so long as it scares the hell out of the audience!”

Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up In the Air”) and Patrick Wilson, star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

The film follows the phenomenal worldwide reception of Wan’s “The Conjuring,” which marked the largest opening ever for an original horror movie. It went on to make more than $319 million worldwide and still remains the second highest grossing original horror movie of all time, second only to “The Exorcist.”

Opening across the Philippines on Thursday,  June 09, “The Conjuring 2” is a New Line Cinema presentation and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.