WATCH: Sci-fi horror film ‘Life’ terrifies with new extended sneak peek

All muscle, all brain.. 100% terrifying. Watch as the space station crew has its first encounter with a Martian organism in the Extended Sneak Peek of Columbia Pictures’ upcoming horror film, Life.

View the clip below and watch Life in Philippine cinemas starting Friday, March 24, 2017.

Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya.

Life is written by Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese (Deadpool) and produced by David Ellison (Star Trek reboot), Dana Goldberg, Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn.

Life is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Use the hashtag #LifeMovie

Brie Larson channels inner action hero in ‘Kong: Skull Island’

Oscar Best Actress-winner for 2015’s Room, Brie Larson now stars as Vietnam War photojournalist Mason Weaver in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island, an epic action-adventure that reimagines the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all.

A compelling, original tale from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the film tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.

Larson’s Mason Weaver is a street-smart investigative photojournalist and self-described “anti-war photographer” who has seen the monster of humanity at war. Her suspicions sparked, Weaver’s curiosity about the mission’s true purpose drives her to maneuver her way onboard as team photographer. But once they cross over onto Skull Island, she is plunged into the biggest story of her life – one that will confront all her journalistic instincts and ethics.

Portraying her role, Larson appreciated the opportunity to channel her inner action hero. “This is a far more physical role than anything I’ve done before, and it’s great to be able to utilize my physicality in a new way,” she says.

Kong: Skull Island gave the cast rich thematic territory to explore in their search for monsters. “To me, this story feels like an allegory for the animal nature that’s within us all,” Larson remarks. “We’re so far removed now from that part of ourselves; we seem to feel the need to overcome it in so many ways. It also taps into the ways we deal with the world around us—how we treat nature and how we value it, and how we value other human beings as well.”

Though Weaver has a unique connection with Kong, she is not the film’s damsel in distress; nor is she the classic Beauty to Kong’s Beast. Weaver comes to the mission after braving some of the most dangerous combat zones and hotspots in the war. “She has a hard-earned reputation for being fearless and willing to do whatever it takes to expose the truth,” Larson affirms. “That passion has gotten her into trouble because a lot of publications—and the men captured in her lens—aren’t so crazy about seeing the dark side of the war held up to the light. Another dimension of her is that in the ‘70s, the battlefield was a very masculine place, and this was a chance to pay respect to the women who really did do this job in that world and are still doing it today.”

Pursuing neither science nor dominance, Weaver becomes the first among their party to meet Kong face-to-face…and the first to see the true scope of what they have inadvertently set into motion. “Weaver’s encounter with Kong opens her heart to something greater than herself,” Larson reflects. “Kong is the biggest thing on the island, yet he doesn’t choose to use his power in a way that’s harmful to her. She starts this journey wanting to capture images that will get a lot of acclaim and maybe win prizes, but seeing into this being’s soul, she very quickly realizes that there’s something on this island that’s precious and needs to be protected.”

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, “Kong: Skull Island.” The film will be released in the Philippines in 2D, 3D in select theatres, and IMAX beginning Thursday, March 9, 2017, from Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Ideal husband becomes prime suspect in ‘A Kind of Murder’

A seemingly ideal marriage ends up in mayhem in the chilling thriller “A Kind of Murder.” Set in 1960’s New York, the movie is based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel, “The Blunderer” adapted to movie as “A Kind of Murder” starring Patrick Wilson (Conjuring, Insidious), Jessica Biel (Total Recall) and Haley Bennett (The Girl on the Train).

At the heart of the movie is Walter’s (Wilson) discontent of his marriage to Clara (Biel). The romance is over, and his wife harbors serious mental problems, including paranoia, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behavior. She has become possessive and domineering, convinced Walter is having an affair. Walter himself has developed a propensity for telling lies — little lies at first, to his architecture clients, and to Clara, followed by bigger lies that once told seem to make his life much easier to endure. His desire to be free of her feeds his obsession with Kimmel, a man suspected of brutally murdering his own wife.

As “A Kind of Murder” progresses, Walter becomes intrigued by Ellie Briess (Haley Bennett), a nightclub singer he meets during a gathering in the Stackhouse home. When Clara attempts suicide he is drawn even further towards Ellie, whose Bohemian existence in Greenwich Village provides the perfect antidote to his stultifying marriage. When Ellie can no longer satisfy his restlessness, murder begins to preoccupy his thoughts. His cat-and-mouse game with suspected killer Kimmel — and the police detective Lawrence Corby (Vincent Kartheiser) — takes over the story. Walter begins trailing Kimmel, and after a shocking turn in Walter’s own life, Corby starts tracking him. When Walter and Kimmel’s lives become dangerously intertwined, a ruthless police detective becomes convinced he has found the murderer. But as the lines blur between innocence and intent, who, in fact, is the real killer?

The three men form a twisted triangle of suspicion and deception that results in Walter’s life becoming unraveled. He becomes a suspect in another murder, which bears an eerie resemblance to the brutal killing of Kimmel’s wife. The web of lies he spins are blundering attempts to clear him of any suspicion — but the closer he’s drawn to Kimmel and his motives, the more Detective Corby comes to believe there are two killers lurking in his midst. “There’s a comedic version of our movie with a protagonist who keeps making all these mistakes — but that’s not our movie,” insists Patrick Wilson, who plays Walter Stackhouse in A KIND OF MURDER. “What I loved about this character is in each scene of the script there’s one little lie he might have told or a choice he might have made differently that would have placed him on another path. I wanted to scream at Walter, Just tell the truth! Why are you hiding it? It was fun as an actor to find those little moments.”

“Walter superficially appears to have everything, he’s the white-collar all-American guy,” explains director Goddard. “Yet we come to discover that unhappiness lurks within. The crime stories he writes are a conduit for all the angst and anger in his marriage. The Walter we initially meet is not the same man underneath. He is a man of two faces.”

“A Kind of Murder” is now showing in Philippine cinemas, from OctoArts Films International.