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Rise of gangster amidst FBI aid explored in ‘Black Mass’

For more than a decade—until his capture in 2011—Boston’s most infamous crime lord, James “Whitey” Bulger, was hunted by the FBI, surpassed only by Osama Bin Laden at the top of the Bureau’s Most Wanted List. But the ironic fact is that Bulger might never have risen to the level of power he achieved were it not for the aid and abetment of the FBI.

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Jessica Chastain in command in ‘The Martian’

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain, who’s also considered as one of the most sought after actresses of her generation who gave memorable portrayals in groundbreaking movies such as “Interstellar,” “Zero Dark 30” and “Tree of Life” stars in Ridley Scott’s space adventure The Martian with Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Peña, Sebasyian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Kirsten Wiig, Jeff Daniels and Sean Bean.

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Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ enchants with trailer

Walt Disney Pictures has just launched the teaser trailer of its new, imaginative take on the classic children’s adventure The Jungle Book. The new film blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.

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Elwood Perez’s ‘Esoterika: Maynila’ to screen at Shang

Hailed as his new masterpiece, Elwood Perez’s Esoterika: Maynila will have a limited commercial run from September 23 – 29, 2015 at the Shang Cineplex. The film, fresh, enchanting, and seductively bizarre all at once, is an eclectic mix of satire, comedy, and experimental cinema. Esoterika: Maynila is the recipient of the Film Critics’ Choice Award at this year’s 63rd Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS).

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Ethan Hawke uncovers family crime in ‘Regression’

Regression, which means an act of going back, stars Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson at the backdrop of Minnesota, 1990. The film follows detective Bruce Kenner (Hawke) investigating the case of young Angela (Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.

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Sineng Pambansa awards scriptwriting tilt winners

The winners of the Sineng Pambansa Climate Change Scriptwriting Contest were awarded at the Film Development Council of the Philippines on September 17, 2015. The top participants of the Full Length Documentary category and the Short Fiction feature category received their Certificates of Award and claimed their prize earnings.

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‘Pan’ gears up to bring to life Neverland around the world

Gearing up for the release of the big screen, family adventure Pan, Warner Bros. Pictures has been bringing the film’s magical world to life with exciting and unique events across the globe. Global superstar Hugh Jackman, who plays the fearsome pirate Blackbeard, along with Levi Miller, who brings the iconic title character of Peter Pan to life, and acclaimed director Joe Wright will celebrate and experience many of these exciting versions of Neverland in person with fans, and will be joined at several stops by Rooney Mara, who plays Tiger Lily, and Garrett Hedlund—Hook before the hook.