From X rating to PG, ‘Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa’ opens Dec 6

After earning the controversial X rating from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), Perry Escaño’s ‘Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa’ received a PG rating after appealing for a second review. This was gladly announced by director Perry Escaño during the movie’s press conference. The film will be released commercially on December 6, 2017.

Hundreds of child soldiers have been released recently by the country’s main rebel separatist group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, as part of its commitment to the United Nations to end the recruitment and use of children within their ranks.

This, however, did not happen overnight. The negotiations, according to reports, lasted for eight long years.

What happened throughout those years had given filmmaker Perry Escaño enough materials to write and create his debut full-length feature ‘Ang Guro Kong ‘Di Marunong Magbasa,’ which, on MTRCB’s first review got an X-Rated rating or classification, apparently due to “significantly violent scenes”.

“Twenty to 30 percent of rebels in any particular group are children. They are trained to use guns and are put at the frontline of battles,” said Escano, who is also a stage and TV actor. “There are many related issues concerning child warriors, but this film is related to the value of education.

“This film tells us that these children should be carrying books, not guns. If they could afford education, then we would see them in schools, and not in the battle field,” Escaño pointed out.

Quezon City Representative and Kapuso actor Alfred Vargas plays the lead role, Aaquil, a farmer who struggled to teach the children in his town to read and write, in spite of being illiterate himself.

“Guro” is Vargas’ first film in four years. “I’ve decided to concentrate on public service, but when I read the script, I couldn’t resist it. I immediately agreed to doing it because it’s actually hitting two birds with one stone — I can act and at the same time advocate education,” the actor said.

Also part of the main cast are three awarded child actors, Miggs Cuaderno, Marc Justine Alvarez, and Micko Laurente, who all had to train on how to properly handle fire arms before shooting the movie.

“I have always been afraid of guns,” said Alvarez. “I would close my eyes shut before pulling the trigger. Direk didn’t want that After the training, I’m glad was able to overcome my fear of handling guns.”

“I felt nervous in the beginning, but my mom said I was so cool, because not all boys my age would get the chance to fire guns. I actually enjoyed it since then,” added Cuaderno.

Laurente recalled: “I remember the time when Direk asked me to fire a pistol. I though I would not be able to handle the recoil, but I did. Also, we have scenes there that show us as rebels in training. We had to crawl on mud. My whole body hurt the day after, but it was fine.”

A finalist of the 2017 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival (held last August), “Ang Guro Kong ‘Di Marunong Magbasa” also features Mon Confiado, Lou Veloso, James Blanco, Kika Matos, Loren Burgos, Garie Concepcion, Alvin Barcelona, Paul Sy, Lianne Valentin, Lorraine Salvador, among others

MOVIE REVIEW: Coco (2017)

Written by Paolo and Marie Barazon

Memory—both the act of remembering someone, and the moments associated with that person—is integral to the plot of many Pixar films, a crucial element that drives the story and anchors the emotional connection between the audience and the film. Among others:

  • Some of the toys in Toy Story 2 and 3 (including its main character Woody) deal with reminiscences of certain toys and their former owners, as well their fears of being forgotten.
  • The unremarkable but resourceful Syndrome (in The Incredibles) harbors a deep-seated resentment that drove his hatred for Mr. Incredible.
  • In Cars, the residents basks in nostalgia for the old glory days of Radiator Springs, when the town was a favorite pit stop for travelers along the famed Route 66.
  • UP opens with a widely-acclaimed montage of the memories Carl Fredricksen has with his late wife Ellie; the rest of the film shows how Carl worked to fulfill the one wish that Ellie never got to achieve. Its antagonist, Charles Muntz, also dreams of making a big comeback from the scandal that destroyed his career as an explorer.
  • The stunning climax of Ratatouille hinges on an old remembrance by the critic Anton Ego, which upends everything that people know about his notoriously picky character. The memory of a celebrated chef (and the object of Ego’s revulsion) is commemorated in video clips, cookbooks and even as a hovering spirit.
  • Bing Bong (Inside Out) pines for the days when Riley remembers him, her imaginary friend, and plays with him, even as she is no longer the little kid he knew.
  • Arlo in The Good Dinosaur feels responsible for the loss of his father, whom he misses, and struggles to go out in the world under his shadow.
  • And in Finding Dory, Dory struggles with memory loss, which she needs to overcome in order to be reunited with her parents.

It’s not surprising, then, that Coco also explores the topic of memory. Set during the vibrant Mexican feast of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the film follows the adventures of young Miguel Rivera, a teenage boy in a family of shoemakers. The occasion is very familiar to Filipino audiences: undas in the Philippines resembles the vibrant (if macabre) celebration of Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos (both November 1) and right from the start the film already establishes it’s main theme, remembering those who have departed.

He dreams of following the footsteps of his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, Mexico’s greatest singer, but because his family has forbidden music in their household and disallows him to join the talent show in their town’s plaza mayor, Miguel is forced to steal his idol’s guitar from his mausoleum. This unleashes a curse which transports him to the land of the dead; there, he meets his deceased ancestors (as well as an out-and-about Hector, who risks eternal death once his only daughter completely forgets about him), and he discovers the painful memories that his living relatives did not want him to learn.

In Coco, the afterlife is depicted as colorful as the living world, just as how the departed’s loved ones would decorate their altars in their memory. The land of the dead is portrayed as a place full of energy, teeming with lush, vibrant colors just as it were in the land of the living. We couldn’t help but observe how the younger members of the audience (our little son included) got astounded looking at the scenes—never mind that they were looking at a fictitious rendition of the afterlife, a topic that is probably yet behind their comprehension. The land of the dead is never shown as a dark, dreary place, but an elysium whose life is dependent on how the living remember the ones who left this life. (This concept is a conceit that drives an important plot point.)

Complementing the stunning visuals are the energetic mariachi and folk music, which gives the film a strong Mexican character. The films makes effective use of native music that makes an otherwise drab story alive and breathing (although some of the songs with Spanish lyrics don’t have subtitles). Especially notable is the performances of Anthony Gonzalez (Miguel), who displayed a skillful and spiritual rendition of musical numbers that is probably beyond his age. Under Gonzalez’ voice, Miguel finds his meaning only when he expresses himself through music: his thoughts, feelings and memories. Just as touching is his performance of the movie’s main theme song, Remember Me, a simple lullabye about separation that could land Coco an Oscar nomination and is worthy of inclusion in Disney’s canon of movie theme songs.

As with any Pixar film, Coco does not shy away from jabs at contemporary social and political issues in a way that resonates with the audience. Border tensions between the US (the film’s country of origin) and Mexico (the film’s settings) are parodied right in the first act, notably when Hector gets denied passage to the land of the living on Dia de los Muertes as an “undocumented” dead person. It also raises the question of how we relate to the cult of celebrity, and with how the memories of long-departed personalities are being remembered and commemorated, a point that is highlighted as the back story of Ernesto de la Cruz is exposed in the story.

While watching Coco is an enjoyable experience, it risks being compared with its predecessors, especially on the topic of memory. To a fault, it borrows liberally from UP and Ratatouille, including in its treatment of the celebrity cult and in how its characters deal with loss. It even quotes a line in UP almost verbatim (“I’m going to Paradise Falls if it kills me!” / “I’m going to Plaza Mayor if it kills me!”). There isn’t really a lot of original ideas in Coco that hasn’t been tackled in other Pixar films, but only differs in how it renders these ideas, and on that note we will not say more.

These similarities, however, do not detract from the film’s central theme. We have witnessed how relatives and friends have lost loved ones in recent months, and so watching the film feels like a catharsis rather than a reliving of the pain of losing someone we love. If any, Coco reminds us that the ones who left this life are never far away for as long as we hold them in our hearts.

Gael Garcia Bernal lends voice to trickster Héctor in Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Gaining critical acclaim and a Golden Globe® for best actor in a comedy series for his role in Mozart in the Jungle in 2016, Mexican superstar Gael García Bernal now lends his voice to Héctor, in Disney-Pixar’s new comedy adventure Coco.

In the film, Héctor, a charming trickster in the Land of the Dead, enlists aspiring musician Miguel’s (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) help to visit the Land of the Living. “He desperately wants to cross the bridge of marigolds on Día de los Muertos,” says co-director Adrian Molina. “But there’s a rule that if no one in the Land of the Living is actively remembering you—if no one has put your photo up on an ofrenda—then there’s no one in the Land of the Living to receive you and you cannot cross over.”

Unfortunately, Héctor is not well remembered and it’s taking a toll on him. “He’s in pretty bad shape,” says director Lee Unkrich. “He walks with a limp, his bones are yellowing and loose and jangly. One of his ribs is cracked and he wears a bandage around his left tibia. Even when he walks down the street, he tends to drop his limbs—his hand might fall off unexpectedly and he has to pick it up and stick it back on.”

Eager to improve his condition, Héctor promises to help Miguel find his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, and in return, Miguel agrees to take Héctor’s photo back to his family’s ofrenda. But their journey through the Land of the Dead isn’t exactly easy. Says Molina, “Miguel is a living boy, so he draws a lot of attention in the Land of the Dead. And Ernesto de la Cruz is still a big star, which makes things very complicated.”

“We’ve long been fans of Gael,” says Unkrich. “He’s been in some incredible films. And when we saw his him on ‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ we knew we’d found our Héctor. He’s funny and so incredibly charming. Everything about him is intoxicating.”

“I have two little kids, so I see these films all the time,” says Bernal. “I dreamt of working with Pixar, but to do a project that is such a complex and transversal story, which also happens to take place in Mexico where I’m from, was just amazing. Everything appealed to me: the music, the color, the story, the characters—everything.”

Bernal likens his character to another—Baloo from The Jungle Book. “When I was a kid, I was struck by Baloo’s laid-back philosophy on life. And I feel that in many ways, Héctor doesn’t hold onto frustrations, prejudices or resentment. Héctor may be a little on the thin side, but he’s very funny.”

Disney/Pixar’s Coco is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Philippines. Walt Disney Animation Studios’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, an all-new featurette will play in front of Coco.

GUIDE: Hungarian Film Festival 2017

The first ever Hungarian Film Festival in the Philippines will be held on December 1-3, 2017 at Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City as presented by the Embassy of Hungary in the Philippines and Shangri-La Plaza. The event will showcase four critically acclaimed films never before screened in the Philippines.

Hungarian cinema has a long tradition dating back to the first years of the 20th Century, during the past decades the inhabitants of the Central European country gave major contributions to world cinema. Many pioneers of Hungarian cinema influenced the art form from within Hungary, like directors István Szabó, Béla Tarr and Miklós Jancsó, or from abroad, like producers William Fox (founder of Fox Studios), Adolph Zukor (founder of Paramount Pictures) and Alexander Korda (a pioneer of the British film industry).

Admission

The event is open to the public. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are distributed at the ticket booth 30 minutes before every screening. Limited seating since the Premiere Theatre is an 88-seater.

Screening Schedules

The festival is extended to Sunday, December 3, following the same schedule as December 2.

Featured Films

Presenting the Academy Award Winning Son of Saul (2015) as its main feature, the festival aims to bring Hungarian culture and history closer to a new audience in the Philippines. Son of Saul is drama directed by László Nemes and is set the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, and follows a day-and-a-half in the life of Saul Ausländer (played by Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, a special forced labour unit made up of prisoners. The film won the Grand Prix of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. Son of Saul was the first Hungarian film to win the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and it is the second Hungarian film to win an Oscar, the first one being István Szabó’s Mephisto in 1981.

The blockbuster film Kincsem – Bet on Revenge (2016) will also be screened, a historical drama about the world’s most successful racing horse. With a more serious tone, Strangled (2016) will bring to the screen a psycho-thriller set in the 1960s oppressive Hungary, when a series of atrocious murders shock a small town. On a lighter note Paw (2015) is a family film about a world famous rescue dog and his family.


Son of Saul (Saul fia)

(2015, feature, 35mm, color, 107 minutes) first feature
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau

Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.


Strangled (A martfűi rém)

(2016, feature, digital, color, 123 minutes, cinemascope, DolbyDigital)
 thriller

Based on real-life events, this psycho-thriller is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfű. A psychotic killer is on the prowl, who continues to slaughter young women while an innocent man is wrongly accused and sentenced for crimes he could never have committed. A determined detective arrives on the scene and soon becomes obsessed with the case while under pressure from the prosecutor to see a man hang. Stuck in the suffocating social, political and psychological world of socialist Hungary, we soon find ourselves entangled in a web of intricate conspiracy and disturbing drama.


Kincsem – Bet on Revenge (Kincsem)

(2017, feature, HD, color, 122 minutes) 
drama, romance, adventure, history, feature

Hungarian aristocrat and supreme horse trainer Sandor Blaskovich is killed by his former friend, Austrian officer Otto von Oettingen, while arresting him for treason. Von Oettingen takes over the Blaskovich castle with his young daughter Klara, while Sandor’s orphaned son Ernő has to move to a poor labourer’s cottage. Ernő cannot forgive Oettingen for taking his father’s life, land and honour. Years later, he goes on to purchase and train a magnificent horse Kincsem, which he believes will be his winning ticket to regaining the family home. The horse grows into an unbeatable champion but is wild and unruly just as is the woman who also shows a keen interest in Kincsem: Klara von Oettingen.


Paw (Mancs)

(2015, feature, digital, color, 92 minutes) 
family film

Inspired by true events, Paw is a story about a rescue dog and his equally gifted trainer, who together overcome both internal and external obstacles to achieve international fame, success, and fulfillment. Zoli, a tram engineer, comes to see the curative role his volunteer rescue work plays in his desire to help others. Paw’s gift for search and rescue work, under the gifted guidance of Zoli’s training, brings them both to the calling and accomplishments that will define them both: as a rescue team. Zoli’s further challenge is to open his heart to Eszter, whom he loves, but almost loses. 

Paw is not an action-driven film; it is a sweet, emotional striptease by ordinary people who achieve heroic levels, day by day. The use of brief animated sequences gives the film a light, humorous and otherworldly touch.

‘Call Me By Your Name’ wins Best Feature at Gotham Awards 2017

Luca Guadagnino’s film adaptation of Andre Aciman’s novel ‘Call Me By Your Name’ wins Best Feature at the 2017 IFP Gotham Awards, which honors the year’s best in independent film.

Here’s the complete list of Gotham Award 2017 winners (in bold) together with the nominees.

Best Feature

Call Me by Your Name
Luca Guadagnino, director; Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Florida Project
Sean Baker, director; Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou, producers (A24)

Get Out
Jordan Peele, director; Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm, Jr., Jordan Peele, producers (Universal Pictures)

Good Time
Josh and Benny Safdie, directors; Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, producers (A24)

I, Tonya
Craig Gillespie, director; Bryan Unkeless, Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, producers (NEON)

Best Documentary

WINNER: Strong Island
Yance Ford, director; Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes, producers (Netflix)

Ex Libris – The New York Public Library 
Frederick Wiseman, director and producer (Zipporah Films)

Rat Film
Theo Anthony, director; Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo, producers (MEMORY and Cinema Guild)

Whose Streets?
Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, directors; Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, Jennifer MacArthur, Flannery Miller, producers (Magnolia Pictures)

The Work
Jairus McLeary, director; Alice Henty, Eon McLeary, Jairus McLeary, Miles McLeary, producers (The Orchard and First Look Media)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

WINNER: Jordan Peele for Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Maggie Betts for Novitiate (Sony Pictures Classics)

Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird (A24)

Kogonada for Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)

Joshua Z Weinstein for Menashe (A24)

Best Screenplay

WINNER: Get Out, Jordan Peele (Universal Pictures)

The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (Amazon Studios)

Brad’s Status, Mike White (Amazon Studios)

Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory (Sony Pictures Classics)

Columbus, Kogonada (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig (A24)

Best Actor

WINNER: James Franco in The Disaster Artist (A24)

Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project (A24)

Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Robert Pattinson in Good Time (A24)

Adam Sandler in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Netflix)

Harry Dean Stanton in Lucky (Magnolia Pictures)

Best Actress

WINNER: Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird (A24)

Melanie Lynskey in I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Netflix)

Haley Lu Richardson in Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)

Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (NEON)

Lois Smith in Marjorie Prime (FilmRise)

Breakthrough Actor

WINNER: Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)

Mary J. Blige in Mudbound (Netflix)

Harris Dickinson in Beach Rats (NEON)

Kelvin Harrison, Jr. in It Comes at Night (A24)

Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project (A24)

Breakthrough Series – Long Form

WINNER: Atlanta, Donald Glover, creator; Donald Glover, Dianne McGunigle, Paul Simms, executive producers (FX Networks)

Better Things, Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K., creators; Dave Becky, M. Blair Breard, Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon, executive producers (FX Networks)

Dear White People, Justin Simien, creator; Yvette Bowser, Justin Simien, Stephanie Allain, Julia Lebedev, executive producers (Netflix)

Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, executive producers (Amazon)

Search Party, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, creators; Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, executive producers (TBS)

Breakthrough Series – Short Form

WINNER: The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes, Nancy Andrews, creator (YouTube)

555, Kate Berlant, Andrew DeYoung and John Early, creators (Vimeo)

Inconceivable, Joel Ashton McCarthy, creator (YouTube)

Junior, Zoe Cassavetes, creator (Blackpills and VICE)

Let Me Die a Nun, Sarah Salovaara, creator (Vimeo)

 

WATCH: New trailer for ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation’

Get ready to have a monster vacation! Watch the new Hotel Transylvania 3 trailer below.

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel.

It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Returning for Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation are voice cast members Adam Sandler (Dracula), Andy Samberg (Johnny), Selena Gomez (Mavis), Kevin James (Frank), David Spade (Griffin), Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Keegan-Michael Key (Murray), Molly Shannon (Wanda), Fran Drescher (Eunice) and Mel Brooks (Vlad).

The film is directed by GenndyTartakovsky from a screenplay by Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers.

In Philippine cinemas 2018, Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell take on co-parenting in ‘Daddy’s Home 2’

In 2015’s Daddy’s Home, audiences saw sensitive stepdad Brad (Will Ferrell) go to war with badass biological dad Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) for the affections of Dylan, Megan and their mother Sara (Linda Cardellini). Since then, Brad and Dusty have put aside their differences and settled into a working relationship as “co-dads,” but their lives are thrown into chaos with the holiday arrival of their own fathers: over nurturing Don (John Lithgow) and alpha male Kurt (Mel Gibson) in Paramount Pictures’ comedy sequel, Daddy’s Home 2.

Director Sean Anders says, “At the start of the film, we get the sense that Brad and Dusty have been killing themselves to be perfect dads, but they’ve been following Brad’s playbook, which has made Brad a little smug. They’re really making an effort to put their kids first, while harboring a lot of issues between the two of them.”

“I obviously loved working with Mark again,” says Ferrell of his third film with Wahlberg. “It’s nice to know someone well enough that you can hit the ground running, and I loved the idea of picking up and seeing how Brad and Dusty were handling the co-dadding, then adding their fathers into the mix.”

“I always feel comfortable improvising with Will,” says Wahlberg of his pairing with Ferrell. “He’s a talented, down to earth guy whose humor comes from his enjoyment of making people laugh. When I first wanted to branch out into comedy, I was apprehensive and really particular about who I’d work with. Five minutes after meeting with Will and (producer) Adam McKay to do The Other Guys, I said ‘I’m in.’ A few years later, we’re making our third movie together.”

While Dusty served as the primary antagonist in the first film, the arrival of Mel Gibson’s Kurt finds Dusty struggling with an identity crisis.

“Dusty’s not the rough and tumble guy he used to be,” Wahlberg explains. He’s taken a lot of notes from Brad, and grown as a father. It takes a lot to make Dusty uncomfortable, but Kurt gets under his skin, needling him for the way he’s raising his kids. He’s torn between being a better parent and trying to impress his dad.”

“Even though Dusty has embraced these things from Brad, he’s embarrassed to show it in front of his dad,” Anders explains. “Kurt preys on that embarrassment, so we get to see this guy who used to be so unflappable and unshakeable, immediately flapped and shaken. It was a lot of fun for Mark to take Dusty in a completely new direction.”

“Will and I have kind of reversed roles,” concludes Wahlberg. “I always want to do something different, so it’s fun to play Dusty’s insecurities and see him evolve as a character.”

In Philippine cinemas November 29, 2017, Daddy’s Home 2 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

WATCH: First teaser for Jun Robles Lana’s ‘Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi’

The first teaser trailer for new romantic film ‘Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi’ has just been released by The IdeaFirst Company through its Facebook page.

This is tagged as the passion project of writer-director Jun Robles Lana. It stars Sue Ramirez, Jameson Blake, Jerome Ponce with Yayo Aguila, Angeli Nicole Sanoy and Boots Anson Roa.

Can your love survive without technology? Find out in ‘Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi’ this 2018.

WATCH: Jack-Jack’s powers emerge in ‘Incredibles 2’ teaser trailer

Watch the new trailer for Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 which has just been launched by Disney-Pixar below.

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Directed by Brad Bird (Iron Giant, The Incredibles) and produced by John Walker (The Incredibles) and Nicole Grindle (Sanjay’s Super Team short, Toy Story 3 associate producer), Incredibles 2 busts into theaters in June 2018.

The Incredibles 2 is distributed by The Walt Disney Company (Philippines.)

WATCH: ‘Deadpool 2’ unveils red band teaser trailer

Ryan Reynolds’ donning of “Deadpool” turned the hero universe into a totally different genre that took the world pleasantly surprised. A Marvel anti-hero known for his unrelenting and acerbic sense of humor, the first “Deadpool” movie that was released in February 2015 became a worldwide smash hit with $783.1 million at the box-office so far.

With the latest release of the very unusual red band teaser trailer of the feverishly-anticipated sequel Deadpool is seen wearing a wig and carrying a paint palette, mimicking Bob Ross from the famous decade-long show “The Art of Painting” during the early ‘80s. The red band trailer, suffused with creative expletives only Deadpool can deliver, gives the audience a peek of what to expect in the sequel – extreme action with his friends in the biz fighting villains such as Cable (played by Josh Brolin), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Blind Al (Leslie Uggams).

“Deadpool 2” is a 20th Century Fox feature film that will open in Phils. cinemas on May 30, 2018.