Kiray Celis paired with Enchong Dee in romantic horror-comedy ‘I Love You to Death’

Kiray Celis is overwhelmingly excited over the release of her latest movie, “I Love You To Death,” from Regal Entertainment, Inc. The immeasurable trust the mother and daughter tandem of Lily and Roselle Monteverde inspired the petite comedienne to deliver her best in the Miko Livelo project.

Her outstanding performance in her most recent blockbuster assignment, “Love is Blind,” is still fresh in moviegoers’ minds. It was proof that beauty is immaterial versus an actress’ innate talent in making people laugh.

Today’s renowned Comedy Princess ng Bayan admits feeling much pressure with “ILYTD” being her solo movie. Here, she is paired opposite Enchong Dee, who plays her character’s childhood friend who is head over heels in love with her.

Their roles naturally call for lip service and romantic scenes, for which the Tsinito Prince delivers aggressively.

“Masarap humalik si Enchong, eh! Hahaha! Aarte pa ba ako? Hay naku, lumaban din ako sa mga halik niya, hahaha!” Kiray shares.

On top of the kilig romantic scenes, moviegoers will definitely have their money’s worth come opening day on July 6 as the film also showcases terrifying horror scenes never-before seen on the big screen. “ILYTD” certainly is the “killer comedy movie of the year.”

Joining Kiray and Enchong in the cast are Janice de Belen and Betong Sumaya as Kiray’s parents. Also playing support roles are Devon Seron, Trina Legaspi, Michelle Vito, Shine Kuk, Paolo Gumabao, Christian Bables, Nico Nicolas and Dino Pastrano.

Scream and be terrified as you fall in love with Kiray and Enchong in “I Love You To Death,” 2016’s certified riotous horror-comedy to end all horror-comedies. Now showing in cinemas nationwide.

Pottermore unveils new writing by J.K. Rowling about Ilvermorny

‘Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,’ the second instalment in a collection of new original writing by J.K. Rowling entitled Magic in North America, will be published today exclusively on ‘Ilvermorny’ (Ill-ver-morn-ee’) provides a vivid and captivating backstory of the great North American school of magic, founded in the 17th century.

The new writing, and the short video that accompanies it, provide a rich background for the upcoming Warner Bros. feature film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will be released November 17, 2016 in the Philippines. The film, which marks J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut, is an all-new adventure starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander who arrives in New York in 1926.

The work of fiction begins in Ireland where an orphaned young girl who is a descendant of Hogwarts co-founder Salazar Slytherin, escapes her evil aunt and sets sail on the Mayflower. Landing in Massachusetts with little more than the clothes on her back and a stolen wand, she ventures out on her own, wandering in the wilderness until she encounters several mysterious creatures and discovers she is not the only magical person in the New World. But she will also have to overcome great challenges and face new dangers on her way to establishing what will become the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the peak of Mount Greylock in Massachusetts.

In addition to publishing the second instalment of Magic in North America today, Pottermore announced that, for the first time ever, users of the website will be able to be sorted into one of the four houses of Ilvermorny. The Ilvermorny Sorting Ceremony consists of questions and answers written by J.K. Rowling. The answers to the questions determine into which Ilvermorny house users will be sorted. The houses are named after the following creatures, which have been described as follows in the writing:

  • Horned Serpent: a ‘great horned river serpent with a jewel set into its forehead’
  • Pukwudgie: ‘a short, grey-faced, large-eared creature’
  • Thunderbird: a creature that ‘can create storms as it flies’
  • Wampus: ‘a magical, panther-like creature that is fast, strong and almost impossible to kill’

In March, Pottermore published ‘History of Magic in North America,’ the first instalment of Magic in North America. The writing, which was posted over four consecutive days, took readers into the history of North American witches and wizards.


YouTube sensation Lilly Singh lends voice in ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’

Lilly Singh, one of today’s top YouTube talents and digital influencer with more than 1 billion views across the globe, conquers another digital platform as she lends voice to two characters in “Ice Age: Collision Course” starring alongside returning voice cast Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Dennis Leary, John Leguizamo, Keke Palmer and Wanda Sykes.

Singh is also known by her alias, Superwoman on YouTube. Singh has catapulted to rock star status in such a short time since she debuted on YouTube and is highly regarded by today’s youth worldwide because of her fun, relatable and inspiring videos.

Scrat rewrites the Big Bang Theory in “Ice Age: Collision Course” when his elusive acorn lands on a spaceship that created the ultimate Scrat-aclysm, sending the mother of all asteroids hurtling toward Earth. Again, Scrat’s misadventures have life- and world-changing consequences for our sub-zero heroes on the ground. At the same time, there are earth-shaking events of an entirely different nature playing out for the gang. Manny (voiced by Ray Romano) and Ellie’s (Queen Latifah) daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer) is getting married to Julian (Adam Devine), and to Manny that’s as unwanted a development as an asteroid landing in his backyard.

In the ever-changing Ice Age universe, especially one that’s undergoing the enormous changes in “Collision Course,” anything is possible—even Sid (John Leguizamo) finding his one-and-only. Sid is once again getting dumped, to whom he’s proposed on their first date. Believing he’ll never have a wedding of his own, Sid takes on the role of wedding planner for Peaches and Julian. But later on their adventure, a trip to a fantastical world will create a wildly unexpected connection for Sid, which no one, especially Sid, could have foreseen.

The crash site of Scrat’s misadventures turns out to be a stadium-size Geotopia, a fantastical world that’s lush and verdant, with beautiful crystals everywhere. Its crystal meteorite wall has magical properties that have shielded a thriving animal village from the elements and is a place where time stands still. Its residents include a fetching young sloth named Brooke, who makes an instant love connection with Sid. Yes, the lovelorn sloth who could never find love has fallen head over heels—and vice versa—with the ultimate female. With Brooke (Jessie J), Sid is definitely dating up because, notes co-director Galen Chu, (whose Filipino heritage is rooted in Cebu), “She is everything a sloth could hope for: beautiful, bright and bubbly. You’d never think she would go for Sid, but she does.”

In Geotopia, Brooke, the sloth tour guide, had a squad of minicorns. They are twins called Bubbles and Misty, both voiced by Singh. Whenever she called them they would come. When Sid reached Geotopia, Brooke is instantly smitten and called on her minicorn squad to bring them together.

“It feels pretty cool to be with all the people who are part of the franchise because they are all awesome names to be alongside with. And usually as digital influencer, it’s kind of always been divided between digital and traditional, but I love punches like this wherein two worlds work together,” says Singh.

Follow Lilly’s new adventure in “Ice Age: Collision Course” in 2D and 3D cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox and as distributed by Warner Bros.

Alexander Skarsgård is the wild one in ‘The Legend of Tarzan’

Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård maintains a fearless pursuit of challenging roles, evolving with each new project, and is fast becoming one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors for both the big and small screen. He headlines his biggest studio film yet with Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action-adventure, “The Legend of Tarzan.”

Skarsgard plays John Clayton III, fifth Earl of Greystoke, and a member of England’s House of Lords. But half a world away, and what seems like a lifetime ago, he had gone by another name… a name that has since become legend. Tarzan.

“I was really blown away by the script,” Skarsgård explains. “It has all the thrills you’d want, but it also has three-dimensional characters and relationships that are beautifully drawn. I love movies that are big and fun, but where you’re also invested in the people and care about what happens to them.”

In this all new adventure, Tarzan is confronted with a formidable enemy who threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—he loves. But after spending years among the British gentry, he also faces grave danger from old adversaries who have been awaiting his return to Africa.

As the film opens, director David Yates offers, “John is invited by Belgium’s King Leopold to return to the Congo, ostensibly to see all the good and charitable works the King has undertaken, though this seemingly grand gesture is a ruse and, effectively, a trap. He is, in fact, being lured back by the King’s treacherous envoy, Leon Rom, who intends to capture Tarzan and deliver him to an old enemy in exchange for a fortune in diamonds.”

Skarsgård says, “John grew up among the apes, but he has been away from that world for almost a decade, so he is quite hesitant to go back. He has some enemies back in the Congo; there’s definitely a dark history there. And I think, more interestingly, he’s afraid of the man he was, so going back is quite scary for him.”

Yates says there were several reasons he knew Skarsgård was the right actor for the film’s central role. “He had everything, beginning with the fact that he’s a really gifted actor. Of course, he had the size and could portray Tarzan’s heroic attributes, but he was also able to dig deep to convey his fragility and vulnerability. That combination made him perfect, because our Tarzan is actually quite a layered, complicated human being. Alex could deliver it all.”

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou, with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz.

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) directed “The Legend of Tarzan” from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, story by Brewer and Cozad based on the Tarzan stories created by Burroughs.

Still playing in select cinemas across the Philippines, “The Legend of Tarzan” is distributed in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.