WATCH: First teaser for JoshLia-Kris movie ‘I Love You, Hater’

The first teaser for I Love You, Hater has just been released by Star Cinema. It stars Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto, and Kris Aquino who is making a comeback to the film production company after three years.

Watch the teaser trailer below.

Directed by Giselle Andres and produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc., I Love You, Hater opens July 11, 2018 in Philippine cinemas.

Star Wars fan fest lands in SM Cinema

In line with the release of the highly anticipated film Solo: A Star Wars Story and in celebration of SM’s 60th year, SM Cinema recently welcomed over 60 Star Wars costumed fans at SM North EDSA, The Block Atrium for the Star Wars Fan Fest!

Everyone was thrilled with the Star Wars-inspired hyper-space walkway tunnel and photo booth from SM Cinema while, Toy Kingdom indulged the fans and collectors as it featured Star Wars’ special merchandise and Globe 0917 opened their Star Wars themed apparel booth. Aside from these, the Star Wars geeks participated with the “Han Solo Pop Quiz Night”. Privileged winners got exclusive Star Wars items and SM Cinema movie cards.

SM Cinema, as it continues to promote the Reel-to-Real experience to its movie goers, also brought the force of Star Wars Fan Fest the day after its premiere at SM Aura where it held a much participated “market day” where interactive booths were unveiled, matched with an exciting mini-program serving as the front act for the night. Fans were also treated with a live art session and a light-saber handling tutorial to complete their Jedi experience!

Solo: A Star Wars Story is digitally re-mastered for IMAX to give a boundless experience of Hans Solo’s adventure. Audiences can watch it in IMAX for crystal-clear images, customized theatre geometry and a powerful sound audio.

Catch SOLO: A Star Wars Story in IMAX, Director’s Club and SM Cinema branches nationwide. Book your tickets now through www.smcinema.com or for an even more convenient experience, download the SM Cinema app now. You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for more updates.

SM l Disney Partnership

SM Cinema / SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. forged a partnership with The Walt Disney Company in September 2015, to bring closer the world renowned Disney brand to the hearts of the Filipinos. The partnership aims to bring Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars through different Disney branded events, theatrical releases and promotions, and other unique Disney experiences through the synergy of the different subsidiaries of SM: SM Lifestyle Entertainment (SM’s lifestyle and entertainment arm), SM Supermalls, SM Markets, SM Retail, and Toy Kingdom.

Teaser poster up for ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Check out the film’s teaser poster below that’s just been launched by the studio.

What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.

For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast. The film is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and How to Train Your Dragon series producer Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, Tarzan).

The all-star cast includes Jay Baruchel (This Is the End), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Cate Blanchett (The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Thor: Ragnarok), Gerard Butler (Den of Thieves, Geostorm), Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters), Craig Ferguson (Doc Martin), and F. Murray Abraham (Homeland) as the villain Grimmel.

In Philippine cinemas 2019, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Chris Pratt, the alpha male takes on ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Chris Pratt has firmly secured himself as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men. He most recently returned to the wildly popular role of Star-Lord in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.

Now, Pratt reprises his iconic raptor master role in Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to the 2015 global megahit Jurassic World.

Says director J.A. Bayona, “Chris created an amazing character, providing Owen Grady with genuine charm and comedy. He has an honest inner strength that somehow communicates to the audience that he will always do the right thing.”

Pratt shares what about this series continues to resonate with audiences: “The success of Jurassic World starts with the success of Jurassic Park. The original movie is just so beloved. It captured the imagination of an entire generation, and there was a world hungry to see a new version of this story…one with all the technological advancements that have been made in filmmaking since 1993.”

Working with Bayona proved a rewarding experience for Pratt. “J.A. is a huge movie buff,” the performer says. “He particularly loves a movie with an edge, and he’s bringing that to this film. He is playing, not so much with what is there but what might be around the corner. These movies are all about science, imagination and suspense. J.A.’s a master.”

Very few in the Jurassic world can understand the brutal physicality of one of these films, so Pratt appreciated the chance to collaborate once again with Bryce Dallas Howard. “I’m teamed with Bryce, who has an incredible work ethic; she is passionate about every step of the process. Combine that partnership with our director’s vision, and we’ve got a pretty good handle on what we need to make this the best Jurassic adventure it can be.”

Claire and Owen have been living separate lives, but are reunited for a common goal. While she has made it her mission to protect and save all the creatures, she knows that what will get Owen back on the island is the chance to rescue Blue, the Velociraptor to whom he has the closest connection. “Much of what’s happened between Claire and Owen is unspoken, but they’ve gone through traumatic experiences together at Jurassic World and have each handled that differently,” reflects Pratt. “Owen believes there is no way to make yourself feel better; you have to move on and live your life. To bury yourself in guilt like Claire’s done is wrong, and for Owen to ignore what they’ve gone through is also flawed…so they need one another. You see that these characters are drawn to one another and destined to be together…but circumstances have not allowed that to happen.”

Pratt’s role required a great deal of stunt work, and there was many a night after filming that his bruised self fell into a deep sleep. “This is more physical than the first movie,” Pratt says. “There were a lot of stunts; I’ve rolled out of the back of trucks, gone diving, ran down mountains and did underwater stunts. We’ve also got huge fight sequences. They’ve taken the action-hero element that worked in the first movie and quadrupled it.”

In Philippine cinemas June 6, 2018, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

About Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Family of superheroes returns in Disney-Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’

As Disney-Pixar’s “The Incredibles” adventure came to an edge-of-your-seat finale, Syndrome was foiled—thanks to baby Jack-Jack and an ill-advised cape—and his jet exploded into a firey ball, destroying the Parr family home. But the family was more bonded than ever; Violet showed off her new-found confidence, and Dash discovered that second place would do just fine. It seemed like a happily-ever-after ending until someone called the Underminer declared “war on peace and happiness.”

Nearly a decade and a half later, fans will learn the fate of the Underminer when Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” opens in Philippine theaters on June 13.

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When “The Incredibles” first burst onto the big screen, Mr. Incredible’s super strength and Elastigirl’s stretchy flexibility wowed audiences around the globe—the film grossed more than $633 million worldwide, earning an Oscar® for best animated film. But according to writer/director Brad Bird, it wasn’t the characters’ powers—or the villains—that fueled the film’s success. “I realized that the crime-fighting aspect of the story didn’t interest me nearly as much as the whole family dynamic,” he says. “I think that people see themselves in these characters and that’s why they fell for them the way they did. ‘The Incredibles’ and now ‘Incredibles 2’ are really stories about a family.”

Since “The Incredibles” debuted in 2004, the comic-book hero genre has skyrocketed within the film and television industry with major franchises exploding and new heroes emerging every few months. “The landscape has certainly changed since our last movie,” says Bird. “But the idea of our hero worrying about getting a job and paying the rent is still compelling. The challenge of juggling everything life throws at you—even if you have super powers—is still relatable.”

In “Incredibles 2,” Helen is called on to lead a campaign to rebuild the supers’ reputation, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered by his family. Bird knew for a long time that Helen would step into the spotlight in “Incredibles 2.” “I wanted this to be Helen’s adventure,” he says. “And I was intrigued by how Bob would handle that, along with the responsibilities at home.”

According to Bird, the story strives to strike a balance between the adventure and the more ordinary aspects of family life. “It’s a dance between the mundane and the fantastic,” he says. “That’s what makes the idea work.

“Helen might take a call in the middle of battling the bad guys to help her kid find his shoes,” continues Bird. “Or Violet might use her power of invisibility when she is feeling totally humiliated. Audiences see that and think, ‘Yeah, I’d do that, too.’”

“Incredibles 2” opens in Philippine cinemas nationwide on June 13, 2018.

About Incredibles 2

In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

Written and directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “Tomorrowland”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 13, 2018.