Musical dramedy ‘Deadma Walking’ launches official poster, vies for MMFF 2017 slot

T-Rex Entertainment has just launched the official poster of its new offering—the musical dramedy “Deadma Walking” which has been submitted for the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.

“Deadma Walking” won the 2nd Prize in the Screenplay division of the 2016 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the most prestigious literary prize in the Philippines. Past winners in the same category include the blockbuster romance-comedy “That Thing Called Tadhana.”

The story revolves around gay BFFs (best friends for life) John and Mark whose friendship is put to the test when one of them has a terminal illness and asks the other to help him stage his fake death, wake, and funeral as his dying wish. The result is a comedy of “deadly” proportions.

“Deadma Walking” stars Joross Gamboa and Edgar Allan Guzman, with the special participation of Gerald Anderson, Vin Abrenica, and Ms. Eugene Domingo. It is also joined by Candy Pangilinan, Dimples Romana, Ricci Chan, Jojit Lorenzo, Nicco Antonio, Ruby Ruiz, Bing Pimentel, and Bobby Andrews.

Directed by Julius Alfonso, Deadma Walking is under by T-Rex Entertainment with Rex Tiri as executive producer.

WATCH: New ‘Justice League’ featurette highlights Wonder Woman

Warrior of the Amazons. Protector of the world. Find out more about Wonder Woman in the new Justice League featurette titled “Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman” which has just been released by Warner Bros.

Check out the featurette below and watch Justice League in Philippine cinemas November 16, 2017.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League features Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), Flash/Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa).

Justice League is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Academy Award winner Kate Winslet stars in ‘The Mountain Between Us’

Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba star in the riveting drama, “The Mountain Between Us” as survivors of a plane crash who are stranded in bleak conditions with no help in sight.

Winslet and Elba play strangers thrown together in a remote, mountainous region. Directed by the masterful Oscar nominated director Hany Abu-Assad, this visually breathtaking film is exciting and emotional. Winslet’s Alex, a journalist, and Elba’s Ben, a neurosurgeon, embark on a perilous, transformational journey, despite the odds stacked firmly against them. Braving the elements in freezing temperatures, they have to use all their resources to stay alive.

Winslet’s Alex, a fearless, pragmatic photojournalist had never set eyes on Ben before taking the doomed flight on the plane they chartered because their scheduled flights have been cancelled due to looming weather conditions. When their pilot (Beau Bridges) suffers a stroke and loses control, the plane plunges into the mountains. Miraculously, the two passengers make it out alive, but whether they will they make it to safety is another matter. Stranded on a remote, snow covered mountain, they realize that help is not coming, and embark on a journey that’s fraught with danger, across hundreds of miles of wilderness. The quest will take all the stamina and psychological strength the two can summon as they push each other to endure the extreme elements.

Winslet has a nearly unparalleled resume studded with standout performances stretching back decades—she’s often said that she likes to play women she considers “ballsy,” a description that certainly applies to Alex. “She’s the kind of woman who won’t give up until she’s got her story,” Winslet says. “She’s one of those women who’s been in war zones before, worked around the clock, gone without sleep. She’s brave, extremely brave.”

In Alex, she says she saw the opportunity to portray a strong female protagonist whose mental strength and clarity become vitally important to her survival, a woman who is every bit as well drawn and alive as Ben. “When I first read the script, I was actually attracted to both Alex and Ben,” Winslet says. “I loved the idea that these two characters would sustain an entire film from start to finish. I’ve never read a script like that before. And I also really believe in what the story says—that you can change, as a person, in immeasurable ways, and it’s perfectly possible to experience something in your life and then never really be able to go back to the way your life was, or forward to what you thought your life was going to become. So much changes for these two characters through the experience that they share. I was very captivated by that.”

“The Mountain Between Us” opens November 8, 2017 at Ayala Malls Cinemas – TriNoma, Glorietta4, Market!Market! and Fairview Terraces from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.