WATCH: Netflix releases ‘Money Heist’ Part 4 trailer

Money Heist (La casa de papel) Part 4 begins in chaos: the professor thinks that Lisbon has been executed, Rio and Tokyo have blown up an army tank and Nairobi is struggling between life and death. The gang is going through one of its toughest moments and the rise of an enemy among its ranks will put the heist in serious danger.

The most famous gang of robbers returns with Álvaro Morte (The Profesor), Úrsula Corberó (Tokyo), Pedro Alonso (Berlin), Alba Flores (Nairobi), Itziar Ituño (Lisbon), Miguel Herrán (Rio) , Esther Acebo (Stockholm), Jaime Lorente (Denver), Darko Peric (Helsinki), Luka Peros (Marseille), Hovik Keuchkerian (Bogotá) and Rodrigo de la Serna (Palermo). Najwa Nimri (Inspector Sierra), Fernando Cayo (Coronel Tamayo), Juan Fernández (Coronel Prieto), Fernando Soto (Angel) and Mario de la Rosa (Suárez) give life to the police force who will try to destroy the “resistance.” The main cast is completed with Pep Munné (Governor), Enrique Arce (Arturo Román), Kiti Manver (Mariví) and José Manuel Poga (Gandía).

All episodes of Money Heist Part 4 will stream April 3 only on Netflix.

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WATCH: First ‘Connected’ trailer shows family roadtrip, robot uprising

Saving the world can be a trip. Watch the official trailer for Connected, from the minds behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.  

Sony Pictures Animation’s Connected is an original animated comedy from director Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls) and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie) about an everyday family’s struggle to relate while technology rises up around the world!

When Katie Mitchell (voiced by Abbi Jacobson), a creative outsider, is accepted into the film school of her dreams, her plans to fly to college are upended when her nature-loving dad Rick (voiced by Danny McBride) determines the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time. Katie and Rick are joined by the rest of the family, including Katie’s wildly positive mom Linda (voiced by Maya Rudolph), her quirky little brother Aaron (voiced by Mike Rianda), and the family’s delightfully chubby pug Monchi for the ultimate family road trip. Suddenly, the Mitchells’ plans are interrupted by a tech uprising: all around the world, the electronic devices people love – from phones, to appliances, to an innovative new line of personal robots – decide it’s time to take over. With the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world!

The Mitchell Family: Aaron (Michael Rianda), Rick (Danny McBride), Katie (Abbi Jacobson) and Linda (Maya Rudolph) with their dog Monchi in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s CONNECTED.

Connected is directed by Mike Rianda, co-directed by Jeff Rowe and written by Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe.

The film is produced by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kurt Albrecht; the executive producers are Will Allegra, Louis Koo.

The cast is led by Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre and Olivia Colman.

In Philippine cinemas this September, Connected is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  #ConnectedMovie

Katie (Abbi Jacobson) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s CONNECTED.

5 things to remember about horror film ‘A Quiet Place Part II’

With just two weeks before Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place Part II arrives in the Philippines on March 18, audiences are well advised to know the following five things about the eagerly anticipated sequel.

1. A Family Reunited

Following the huge success of the first film, A Quiet Place Part II reunites the filmmaking partnership that spawned it, John Krasinski again writing and directing his real-life wife Emily Blunt. Despite the first film ending on a cliff-hanger, a sequel was never planned but the idea of how people were surviving and how the world could go on were questions that Krasinski could not shake. “I never wanted to go outside the farm on the first one, but it was always in the back of my head. And then to see the reaction from the first movie, and that people had that same question, was really inspiring to me. Because it was something that I felt very much I wanted to explore” says Krasinski. This led to the spark of an idea that took him on a journey to create the expanded world in A Quiet Place Part II.

2. Day 1

In the first film, audiences met the Abbott family on ‘Day 89’ after the alien invasion, which they never saw play out on screen. A Quiet Place Part II opens with a massive-scale flashback to the terrifying bloodbath of ‘Day 1’, and audiences will finally have their question answered. While A Quiet Place left people on the edge of their seats asking many questions, Part II provides context and gives a glimpse into the world before silence and the journey after the horrifying end in the first movie.

3. Day 474

A Quiet Place Part came loaded with iconic imagery, unrelenting suspense and a shotgun-clicking cliff hanger that left audiences gasping for more. “The first movie was absolutely a metaphor for parenthood,” Krasinski says. Where A Quiet Place was really about the lengths a parent would go to for their child, Part II is about the children themselves. “I love that idea,” Krasinski says, “that this little girl has the answer, and she can’t live with herself knowing that she’s only protecting this small group of people [her family], when she could be protecting the entire world.” Much of the focus of A Quiet Place Part II centers on the family coping with grief and pain while still searching for a way to survive.

L-r, Regan (Millicent Simmonds), Marcus (Noah Jupe) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) brave the unknown in “A Quiet Place Part II.”

4. Beyond the path

Where the first film was set almost entirely in one location, A Quiet Place Part II uncovers a new path. The family’s search for other survivors takes them on a perilous journey. With a new-born baby in a box with a dwindling oxygen supply, the family forges across new, threatening locations. “If the first [movie] was intimate, almost like a homegrown western, this is more of a travelling western,” says Krasinski, who cites the unforgiving landscapes of No Country For Old Men, True Grit and There Will Be Blood as inspiration. “It feels more epic.”

5. The threat has evolved

It was never the horror that drew Krasinski into the world of A Quiet Place; rather, it was the feelings that the concept stirred deep within him. A Quiet Place Part II is no different with the introduction of mysterious new characters played by Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou, who may offer a safe haven or pose a threat. “What [Murphy and Hounsou’s characters] represent the most strongly is that there are other people out there,” says Krasinski. “‘How did they survive and how do they survive?’ becomes the question and the story for the second one.”

Paramount Pictures presents in association with Michael Bay, a Platinum Dunes / Sunday Night production, a John Krasinski film “A Quiet Place Part II.”  Based on characters created by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck, written and directed by John Krasinski.

A Quiet Place Part II stars Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and Djimon Hounsou.

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

In Philippine cinemas March 18, A Quiet Place Part II is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  #AQuietPlace

Taiwan’s beloved top-grosser ‘More Than Blue’ hits PH cinemas

One of Taiwan’s highest-grossing films, MORE THAN BLUE, is here to make you fall in love and cry your heart out.

MORE THAN BLUE is about Chang a.k.a K (Jasper Liu), a terminally-ill guy and his best friend, Song a.k.a Cream (Ivy Chen). They have been friends for many years, and have been living at the same house without any romantic relations. But in reality, K has been in love with Cream since high school. Not wanting Cream to be lonely when he dies, K decides to help her find Mr. Right. But can K bear to see the love of his life happy with another man? Is this what Cream really wants? To be happy with another man without her best friend?

MORE THAN BLUE is a remake of the 2009 South Korean film of the same title. It was first released in Taiwan on November 2018 and earned NT$32 million on the first three days. Nine days since its release, the film passed the NT$100 million mark, breaking the box office speed record of the hit Taiwanese film “Our Times”, which broke the NT$100 million in 10 days. By the 11th day of release, the film already made NT$135 million and became the highest-grossing Taiwanese film of 2018. 

The movie also received a warm response in the 23rd Busan International Film Festival held last October 2018. The film’s 5,000 tickets in the festival were sold out within five minutes, and Jasper Liu and Ivy Chen won the “Face of Asia” award.

The film’s main cast, Jasper Liu and Ivy Chen are both Taiwan’s in-demand and award-wining actors. 33 year-old Jasper Liu started out as a model before he ventured into acting in 2011. Since then, he has become one of Taiwan’s most prominent actors. Last year, on his birthday last August 12, Jasper released the full version of the theme song of MORE THAN BLUE entitled A Kind of Sorrow and marked his debut as a solo singer.

Ivy Chen started her career in 2002, appearing in many commercials and music videos. In 2010, she received her first Best Actress award at the 12th Taipei Awards for her performance in the romantic comedy film “Hear Me”. Since then, she has received several nominations for her performances in different movies.

In MORE THAN BLUE, Jasper Liu and Ivy Chen had a perfect chemistry that made the movie more heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.  

Catch the MORE THAN BLUE fever exclusively in SM Cinemas nationwide. 

LOOK: New animated comedy ‘Connected’ reveals first-look photos

It’s time to plug in as Sony Pictures Animation reveals the first-look images of its upcoming comedy Connected.

Check out the images below and watch Connected in Philippine cinemas soon.

Sony Pictures Animation’s Connected is an original animated comedy from director Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls) and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie).

When Katie Mitchell (voiced by Abbi Jacobson), a creative outsider, is accepted into the film school of her dreams, her plans to fly to college are upended when her nature-loving dad Rick (voiced by Danny McBride) determines the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time. Katie and Rick are joined by the rest of the family, including Katie’s wildly positive mom Linda (voiced by Maya Rudolph), her quirky little brother Aaron (voiced by Mike Rianda), and the family’s delightfully chubby pug Monchi for the ultimate family road trip. Suddenly, the Mitchells’ plans are interrupted by a tech uprising: all around the world, the electronic devices people love – from phones, to appliances, to an innovative new line of personal robots – decide it’s time to take over. With the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world!

Connected is directed by Mike Rianda, co-directed by Jeff Rowe and written by Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe.

The film is produced by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kurt Albrecht; the executive producers are Will Allegra, Louis Koo.

The cast is led by Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre and Olivia Colman.

Connected is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. #ConnectedMovie

Katie (Abbi Jacobson) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s CONNECTED.

WATCH: First ‘Candyman’ trailer offers glimpse to fresh horror remake

Dare to say his name. Watch the first trailer of the horror thriller Candyman which has just been launched by Universal Pictures.

This June, Oscar® winner Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend’s older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic.  

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Aquaman, HBO’s Watchmen) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris, If Beale Street Could Talk), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo, HBO’s Euphoria) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

From Universal Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, in association with BRON Creative, and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions, Candyman is directed by DaCosta, and is produced by Ian Cooper (Us), Rosenfeld and Peele. The screenplay is by Peele & Rosenfeld and DaCosta. The film is based on the 1992 film Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. The film’s executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.

In Philppine cinemas June 10, Candyman is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. #CandymanMovie

Disney-Pixar’s ‘Onward’ opens Mar 4 in PH with early screening on Leap Day, Feb 29

The studios of Disney and Pixar have taken moviegoers in many locations—from under the sea, into space, back in time, and into the toy box. Now, as both studios expand their wings, they open their doors to a brand-new, thrilling world where fantasy meets familiar.

This March, Disney and Pixar continue their long legacy of storytelling with a heart in the original animated feature “Onward”. Set in a suburban fantasy world, “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest. They venture to discover if there is still a little magic left out there, in the hopes of spending one final day with their dearly departed father who passed away before they had vivid memories of him.

The all-new fantasy feature film is directed by American animator Dan Scanlon, joined by Pixar film producer Kori Rae, both of whom previously worked together in creating 2013’s Monsters University.

“The story is inspired by my own relationship with my brother and our connection with our dad who passed away when I was about a year old,” shares director Dan Scanlon. “He has always been a mystery to us. A family member sent us a tape recording of him saying just two words: ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’. Two words—but to my brother and I, it was magic,” he added.

To the filmmakers behind Pixar, the urge to enkindle a world filled with magic was taken to heart. From here sprung the idea of creating a modern suburban fantasy film, introducing a completely a new genre for Pixar. As elves, cyclops, centaurs, and trolls reside in the world of whimsical suburbia, it’s a mystery how the magic has been disappearing for years. “Only certain people could do it,” says producer Kori Rae. “It was difficult, and you had to really practice. As technology was introduced, everyone found easier ways to do things. Magic is possible, it’s just that nobody really does it anymore,” she continued.

OH BROTHERS – In Disney and Pixar’s “Onward,” two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest in a van named Guinevere to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world. Featuring Tom Holland as the voice of Ian Lightfoot, and Chris Pratt as the voice of Ian’s older brother, Barley, “Onward” opens in U.S. theaters on March 6, 2020. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” brings together a stellar roster of voice actors to give life to its original characters with Tom Holland as Ian Lightfoot, Chris Pratt as Barley Lightfoot, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as their mother Laurel Lightfoot.

Also joining the cast are Octavia Spencer as the Manticore, Mel Rodriguez as Officer Colt Bronco, Lena Waithe as Officer Specter, Ali Wong as Officer Gore, Grey Griffin as Dewdrop, Tracey Ullman as Grecklin, and Wilmer Valderrama as Gaxton.

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” also features a dynamic musical score from acclaimed composers Mychael Danna, an Oscar® winner for “Life of Pi”, and Jeff Danna—while five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Brandi Carlile performs an original heartrending song, “Carried Me With You”, for the end credits.

Disney and Pixar’s all-new animated film “Onward” journeys to Philippine theaters on March 4, 2020, and will have an early release happening at selected cinemas on Leap Day, February 29, 2020. Join the conversations online at #OnwardPH.

BAD DRAGON – In Disney and Pixar’s “Onward,” Ian Lightfoot’s mom has his back—even when his hyperactive pet dragon, Blazey, is misbehaving. Featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the voice of Mom, and Tom Holland as the voice of Ian, “Onward” opens in U.S. theaters on March 6, 2020. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

About Onward

When teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, they embark on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed. 

Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” opens in Philippine theaters on March 4, 2020 (Wednesday). Join the conversations online at #OnwardPH.

WATCH: Biggest underdog story ever unfolds in first ‘Rumble’ trailer

In the world of monster wrestling, there has never been a champion quite like this. Check out the first trailer for Paramount Animation’s Rumble now, and watch the film in Philippine cinemas 2021.

In the film, monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes. Teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a champion.

Directed by Hamish Grieve, Rumble stars Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Geraldine Viswanathan, Joe “Roman Reigns” Anoa’i, Tony Danza, Becky Lynch, Susan Kelechi Watson, Stephen A. Smith, Jimmy Tatro, Ben Schwartz and Michael Buffer.

Rumble is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Connect with #RumbleMovie.

Go back to Day One in new featurette for ‘A Quiet Place Part 2’

Go back to Day One with Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy and John Krasinski as A Quiet Place Part II unleashes its new `What You Need To Know’ featurette.

Check out the video below and watch A Quiet Place Part II in Philippine cinemas March 18.

Paramount Pictures presents in association with Michael Bay, a Platinum Dunes / Sunday Night production, a John Krasinski film “A Quiet Place Part II.”  Based on characters created by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck, written and directed by John Krasinski.

A Quiet Place Part II stars Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and Djimon Hounsou.

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

A Quiet Place Part II is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Connect with #AQuietPlace

Horror film continues terror in ‘Brahms: The Boy 2’

In 2016, “The Boy” was one of the most disturbing and successful mainstream horror movies, earning *$64 million in global box office, on a budget of $10 million.  It told the story of a life-sized porcelain doll called Brahms for whom a nanny was hired to care for as if it were a real child.  The nanny found it incredulous, but when she failed to  follow the rules, she had to deal with real live terror.  

This year, the fear of “The Boy” is still very much alive in its sequel, “Brahms: The Boy 2”, from the same director William Brent Bell and writer Stacey Menear.  Lead star Katie Holmes guarantees that *“it is going to be as satisfying as the first”.    

Holmes plays Liza whom she describes as “a universal character” , being a loving and protective mother.  Liza, together with her husband Sean and son Jude, moved to Heelshire Mansion after going through “a traumatic event”, says Holmes.  Their family is unaware of the mansion’s  terrifying history.  

The trailer shows that Jude unearths the porcelain doll and then made it his constant companion.  Just like in the first movie, Brahms the doll comes with a set of rules.  No. 10 in the list reads, “Jude has to be with Brahms always and forever.”  

Alarmed by her son’s strange behavior since owning the doll, Liza does her research, leading her to some information about grisly murders of a prominent family that dates back to 1894.

Director Bell was quoted to have told Daily Dead that “the sequel will be a complex little story to deliver on what the first movie delivered”.  Those who’ve seen “The Boy” would know that it delivered a big twist about Brahms.  From there, “Brahms: The Boy 2”  focuses on a lot of other interesting stuff in the creepy world of Brahms.  In fact, *Bell and screenwriter Menear purposefully ended the first film to make way for this sequel.  

“It’s fun to be scared sometimes, huh?” says Jude in the first few moments of the trailer.  True enough, Katie Holmes agreed that playing her role was fun.  At the CinemaCon 2019, she said, “Because (Liza) was so vulnerable, she was really ready to be scared.   It’s a fun role to play, to be in that heightened state of emotion.”    She added that working one on one with the doll creeped her out.

Playing the boy Jude is Christopher Convery (young Billy in Stranger Things), while his father and husband of Liza is played by Owain Yeoman (The Belko Experiment, Emergence, The Mentalist). 

“Brahms: The Boy 2” opens in Philippine cinemas on February 19, 2020.  From Viva International Pictures and MVP Entertainment.  

Sources :
Amy Roberts (Looper.com)
Katie Holmes interviews on YouTube published by Flickering Myth and Access