Marvel, IMAX offer PH fans sneak peek at select footage from ‘Doctor Strange’

EXPAND YOUR MIND: AN IMAX® 3D EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK features exclusive footage to be shown in SM Megamall IMAX Theater on October 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Marvel Studios announces Marvel Studios’ Expand Your Mind: An IMAX® 3D Exclusive First Look, featuring approximately 15 minutes of exclusive footage from the highly anticipated, action-packed “Doctor Strange.” The sneak peek will be showcased in SM Megamall IMAX Cinema on October 11, 2016, at 7 p.m.

Marvel and IMAX will offer the special screening of thrilling, never-before-seen 3D footage of the Scott Derrickson-directed, mind-bending movie, which opens nationwide on October 26, 2016.

Commenting on the exclusive footage, director Scott Derrickson says, “As a movie fan, I am thrilled to take audiences along on the visual journey of ‘Doctor Strange’ and give them an early peek at what we’ve been working on. The completed film will feature more than an hour of specially formatted IMAX sequences that will provide audiences with a totally immersive—and mind-blowing—film-going experience and I’m excited to share a taste of that with our fans on October 11.”

For complimentary tickets, fans are advised to check out Marvel Philippines’ official FB page for details.

Fans who attend this exclusive sneak peek will also receive a limited-edition, collectible “Doctor Strange” IMAX poster.

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From Marvel Studios comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

“Doctor Strange” stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt and Scott Adkins, with Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Scott Derrickson is directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill wrote the screenplay.

Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying and totally mind-bending journey when Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” opens in Philippine theaters on October 26, 2016.

‘Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B’ features Ryza Cenon as winged monster

In his second QCinema International Film Festival Circle Competition piece, filmmaker Prime Cruz gives a human face to the winged monster called the “manananggal”.

“Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B” is one of the films funded by the Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC), the organizers of QCinema.

In this film, Cruz will show a monster capable of loving others, redefining the usual portrayal of manananggal as a heartless and cruel creature.

The movie will focus on Jewel, played by Ryza Cenon, a mysterious woman by day and a manananggal at night who lives alone in the city. She leads a lonely life until she meets Nico, played by Martin Del Rosario, a broken-hearted, down-and-out guy who also feels unlovable like she does.

Moments of introspection will come into play as Jewel decides between loving Nico and wanting to save him from herself.

In Philippine folklore, a manananggal is an alluring woman at day and a devious man-eating and blood-sucking monster by night. Cruz says that his fascination for monsters, particularly the manananggal, inspired him to tell the story of Jewel.


Cruz’s first feature film, “Sleepless”, won the NETPAC Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2015 QCinema International Film Festival.

His short film, “Kung ang Ulan ay Gawa sa Tsokolate”, was awarded as the Best Short Film at the 2016 CineFilipino Film Festival.

Cruz has worked for various media giants including, ABS-CBN Corp. and TV5 Network Inc. He currently writes and directs for television for The IdeaFirst Company.

QCinema Schedule

QCinema 2016 will take place from October 13 to 22, 2016 at four mall venues namely, Ayala Trinoma, Gateway Cinemas, Robinsons Galleria, and UP Town Center. Its film seminars will be held at the QCX, the new museum complex at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

For more information, see our QCinema 2016 guide here.

WATCH: Sparks fly between Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard in ‘Allied’ main trailer

Paramount Pictures has unveiled a new, full-length trailer for Oscar-winning Forest Gump and Back to the Future filmmaker Robert Zemeckis’ World War II thriller, “Allied.”

Check out the trailer below and watch the film when it opens nationwide on November 23.

Written by Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Locke”), the film stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Kaplan and Matthew Goode.

“Allied” is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

Opening across the Philippines on November 23, 2016, “Allied” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.