‘A Quiet Place Part 2’ director John Krasinski on the horror sequel

In 2018, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place turned silence into the building blocks of fright and forged from the horror-thriller genre a modern fable of family love, communication and survival. With its mix of relentless tension and layered storytelling about a tight-knit clan fending off an immensely destructive, sound-attuned alien force, the film became a startling hitContinue reading “‘A Quiet Place Part 2’ director John Krasinski on the horror sequel”

‘Insidious: The Last Key’ director elevates horror genre in ‘Escape Room’

Adam Robitel, the director of Columbia Pictures’ new suspense thriller Escape Room, sure knows a thing or two about creating horror hits for the big screen. After all, Robitel directed the record-breaking Insidious: The Last Key, which has grossed a whopping $167 million worldwide. Escape Room began when producer Ori Marmur first tried out an escape room with his family and saw a potential forContinue reading “‘Insidious: The Last Key’ director elevates horror genre in ‘Escape Room’”

‘Dolphin Tale’ director, star reunite for ‘A Dog’s Way Home’

Having appeared in and directed a number of films involving animals — including helming the two hit Dolphin Tale movies — Charles Martin Smith, director of Columbia Pictures’ heartwarming tale A Dog’s Way Home, admits to being enthralled with the genre. “I’m probably the only director in the business that actually prefers working with kids and animals,” says Smith withContinue reading “‘Dolphin Tale’ director, star reunite for ‘A Dog’s Way Home’”

Bradley Cooper soars as he directs Lady Gaga-starrer ‘A Star is Born’

Four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut with Warner Bros. Pictures’ A Star Is Born. In this new take on the iconic love story, Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life.Continue reading “Bradley Cooper soars as he directs Lady Gaga-starrer ‘A Star is Born’”

‘Mission: Impossible’ director returns for ‘Fallout’ starring Tom Cruise

At Tom Cruise’s request, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie became the first filmmaker ever to return to direct a second Mission: Impossible film. And does so with the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Fallout (in Philippine cinemas July 25). “One of the signature elements of the franchise is that there has been aContinue reading “‘Mission: Impossible’ director returns for ‘Fallout’ starring Tom Cruise”

‘Pitch Perfect’ writer marks directorial debut via comedy film ‘Blockers’

Kay Cannon, the writer and architect of the groundbreaking Pitch Perfect movies has proved that comedies about strong, dynamic women could pull huge audiences of female fans at the box office. With her directorial debut in Universal Pictures’ sex comedy Blockers, Cannon has become only the sixth woman in the history of film to directContinue reading “‘Pitch Perfect’ writer marks directorial debut via comedy film ‘Blockers’”

Director talks taking on the challenge of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Philippines is now on its second week in screening Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok and director Taika Waititi is thrilled to share his vision. Fans have been waiting for Ragnarok and Waititi is ready to show it to them, “A lot of people are excited by the idea of what Ragnarok means. But to me itContinue reading “Director talks taking on the challenge of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’”

Darren Aronofsky reflects on why he made new horror film ‘mother!’

Visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Noah, Black Swan) brings to the screen his most daring and bound-to-be-controversial film – Paramount Pictures’ new thriller mother! starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. In Philippine cinemas September 20, the film revolves around Mother (Lawrence) and Him (Bardem) who live in a seemingly idyllic existence in a secluded paradise. ButContinue reading “Darren Aronofsky reflects on why he made new horror film ‘mother!’”

James Wan expands ‘The Conjuring’ universe with ‘Annabelle: Creation’

Regarded as one of the most creative filmmakers working today, James Wan expands “The Conjuring” Universe with the second chapter in the Annabelle series – New Line Cinema’s “Annabelle: Creation” (in Philippine theaters August 23, 2017). (Watch the newly released “Toy Gun” Clip from “Annabelle: Creation” below.) Produced by Wan and directed by David F.Continue reading “James Wan expands ‘The Conjuring’ universe with ‘Annabelle: Creation’”

‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins on making the superhero film

Best known for her Oscar-winning debut feature “Monster,” director Patty Jenkins now brings to the screen one of the greatest Super Heroes of all time, known the world over as “Wonder Woman.” A revered and enduring DC archetype and a global symbol of strength and equality for more than 75 years—how and when did sheContinue reading “‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins on making the superhero film”