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.

Hatch(l)ing another mission in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

While the pigs and birds are joining forces to save their islands, another adventure is unfolding in Columbia Pictures’ adventure comedy The Angry Birds Movie 2, courtesy of three adorable hatchlings.

The trio of baby birds – Zoe (pink), Vivi (green) and Sam-Sam (beige) – are re-enacting the events of the first Angry Birds Movie as they honor their new hero, Red. When an outside force endangers some eggs, the youngsters find themselves embarking on an epic quest to rescue them.

The adorable Hatchlings are being voiced by Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa, Genesis Tennon, Alma Varsano, Faith Kidman-Urban and Sunday Kidman- Urban.

“Playing ‘pigs’ and ‘birds’, they realize the rocks they’ve been using to stand in for the eggs don’t cut it,” producer John Cohen elaborates. “So they borrow Zoe’s still unhatched baby sisters from the crib, only to see a wave yank the eggs away.”

Vivi (Genesis Tennon), Sam-Sam (Alma Varsano) and Zoe (Brooklynn Prince) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animations’ ANGRY BIRDS 2.

With their big screen debut in the first film, the adorable hatchlings stole the hearts of audiences around the world, and the filmmakers knew there was much more humor, adventure and uber-cuteness to be explored with their antics in the new story.

“In this film, they provide a different flavor of comedy relief from the comically intense scenes of the team infiltrating Eagle Island,” says director Thurop Van Orman. “Theirs is a big adventure in its own right, which ultimately dovetails into the main story. They are a big part of the movie.”

In Philippine cinemas August 21, The Angry Birds Movie 2 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #AngryBirdsMovie2

Zoe (Brooklyn Prince, pink), Vivi (Genesis Tennon, green), and Sam-Sam (Alma Varsano, beige) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animations’ ANGRY BIRDS 2.

About The Angry Birds Movie 2

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

The star-studded cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj and Brooklynn Prince.

Lily (Sunday Urban) and Beatrice (Faith Urban) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animation’s THE ANGRY BIRDS 2.

Deep bond between families, pets in ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’

Illumination’s tenth animated feature, The Secret Life of Pets 2, is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 comedic blockbuster that had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.

Packed with Illumination’s signature irreverence and subversive humor, this new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?

Almost immediately following the success of The Secret Life of Pets, which broke box-office records and earned more than $875 million worldwide, Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri, his producing partner Janet Healy, returning screenwriter Brian Lynch and returning director Chris Renaud began to explore ideas for the next chapter in the lives of the characters they had created.

The question facing them now was how to best evolve and expand the world of Pets in a way that felt fresh, inventive, exciting and authentic. “When you start to craft a sequel, the goal is to tell a story that brings the audience back together with the characters that they love but then have discovery within that film for new story lines, new character development and new characters,” Meledandri says. “Audiences, when they come to this film, can’t wait to see these characters that they love again, and they can’t wait to see what these characters are up to when no one’s around. That core premise has such strength, and we embraced that, but we also wanted to create a story that would become a step forward in the lives of these characters and one that would be compelling to all audiences, even those who hadn’t seen the first movie.”

Indelible, relatable and sweetly flawed characters form the foundation of all of Illumination’s storytelling, and The Secret Life of Pets 2 is no exception. Together, Meledandri and his top creative team zeroed in on exploring the secret emotional lives of our pets, our unconditional love for them and they for us. “One of the really charming elements of Pets 2 is this relationship that we have with our pets that actually goes two ways,” Meledandri says. “Not only are we taking care of our pets, but our pets are actually taking care of us as well.” Sometimes a little too well. One of the major themes of the film is the idea of helicopter parenting and the impact that has on both the parent and the child being parented.

“Brian Lynch, Chris Meledandri and I were kicking around ideas surrounding the dynamic between pets and kids,” Renaud says. “We realized a great direction to go with the story was seeing the relationship between a kid and their pet blossom and develop into real love.”

The filmmakers also sought to make Pets 2 even funnier than the first film. Three of the returning characters—Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt), Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) and rabbit Snowball (Kevin Hart)—all find themselves in situations that push them far outside their comfort zones, providing the filmmakers, and the cast, with ample opportunities to find the humor in Max’s neuroses, Gidget’s undercover cat operation, and Snowball’s delusions of superhero grandeur. Just as important, beneath the laughs lies a strong beating heart that will resonate with all audiences. Max, as the emotional center of the film, struggles to find the courage to let Liam, a little boy whom he had come to love beyond all expectation, grow up.

For Meledandri, the film is a testament to the powerful connection between us and the animals that share our lives. “At its core, we all go through life seeking unconditional love, and it can be really hard to find that from another human being,” Meledandri says. “But it’s so easy for our pets to give it to us. It’s so deeply comforting, that bond that we make with our pets.”

In Philippine cinemas June 5, The Secret Life of Pets 2 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  #TheSecretLifeOfPets2

WATCH: New trailer for ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ gets animals emotional

Just when you think you have them all figured out, discover the secret emotional life of pets in  the brand-new trailer for Universal Pictures and llumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2.

Check out the trailer below and watch The Secret Life of Pets 2 in Philippine cinemas June 5.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.#TheSecretLifeOfPets2

About The Secret Life of Pets 2

The Secret Life of Pets 2 will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the sequel to the comedy that had the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me series, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax).

WATCH: Enemies join forces in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ trailer

Enemies become frenemies. See the Birds and Pigs team up in the newly released international trailer of Columbia Pictures’ comedy adventure The Angry Birds Movie 2.

A hilarious all-star cast of new and returning talents are brought together in the film as the flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next level.

Check out the trailer below and watch The Angry Birds Movie 2 in Philippine cinemas August 21.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. #AngryBirdsMovie2

About The Angry Birds Movie 2

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

The star-studded cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj and Brooklynn Prince.

Fly high with ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ in IMAX at SM Cinema

 IMAX at SM Cinema takes you to greater heights as it brings the immersive movie experience to the audience to witness the epic conclusion of one of the most beloved animated franchises, “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”.

Now the new chief of Berk, Hiccup has created a safe haven for humans and dragons alike. Meanwhile, his adorable dragon, Toothless, discovers that he is not the only one of his kind left in the world when he meets a lady Night Fury, and both are quickly enchanted with each other. But all this is put to a stop when an infamous dragon hunter threatens to destroy their home. Now Hiccup and Toothless must go on a journey to find the Hidden World in order to save their tribe and everything they treasure.

Produced by Dreamworks Animation and directed by Dean DeBlois, the film features the voices of Jay Baruchel as Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid, F. Murray Abraham as Grimmel, Cate Blanchett as Valka, and Gerard Butler as Stoick the Vast.

The adventure of Hiccup and Toothless becomes even bigger and better in SM Cinema’s IMAX theatres as How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is digitally remastered for The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. With topnotch equipment and high-quality audio visuals, movie goers can feel like they are part of the dragon riding and fighting scenes.

Catch How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World starting February 20 at IMAX theatres, Director’s Club and SM Cinema branches nationwide. Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app.  You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!

WATCH: ‘Wonder Park’ of your imagination comes to life in new trailer

What if the park you always imagined came to life? Experience the wonder of Paramount Pictures’ animated adventure Wonder Park, in Philippine cinemas March 2019. Watch the brand new trailer now!

About Wonder Park

WONDER PARK tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

From writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (co-creators/writers of CBS’ Zoo), Wonder Park’s voice cast features Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Norbert Leo Butz, Brianna Denski and Ken Hudson Campbell.


‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ review: Dazzling take on the webslinger characters

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a heartfelt superhero action with lots of enjoyable characters and humors.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the story of Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), who’s reluctantly enrolled in an elite New York City boarding school but would rather hang out with his Brooklyn friends. After he’s accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Miles starts to experience changes he can’t explain. Retracing his steps to a mysterious underground lab, Miles discovers Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Jake Johnson) trying to stop greedy crime boss Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) from opening a hole in the space-time continuum, which could destroy New York. Together they encounter four more “Spider-people,” including teenage Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), an anime-style girl from the distant future (Kimiko Glenn), a cartoon pig (John Mulaney), and a black-and-white 1930s noir Spider-Man (Nicolas Cage). After getting over their shock, everyone understands they must work as a team to defeat Kingpin and return to their own universes.

The film breathes new life into the familiar friendly neighborhood hero. It is gorgeously animated in a way we have never seen in cinema before. Sony took the same leap of faith that Peter tells Miles to make as we get a closest take on a comic book film coming to life. It’s a new universe and it was so good. There were enjoyable humors, lessons on power and responsibility, shocking twists, meaningful cameos, tear-jerking emotional scenes, action-packed sequences, and many more to ask out for. It is very emotional, very complex, and visually stunning with bursts of colors with a charm from the main story. Sony really put a great work on the story of this new Spider-Man film.

Spider-Ham (John Mulaney) Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), and SP//DR in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.

This animated take on Spiderman nailed it on showing why we love the character. As a fan, we all know the story about power and responsibility that this character represents. In this film it didn’t only show one side of the story of the character but shows all of the different universes side of the story of the character itself. It was jam-packed with main characters; each with a story to tell. The film finds a fun and extremely efficient way to introduce them all without getting too repetitive or too dumbed-down. The moments of both Peter and Miles were satisfyingly enjoyable plus the teaching moments are plentiful, it was never heavy or drawn out. Miles is a street artist, so the film takes its visual inspiration from the young man’s flair for color blasting. You’ve literally never seen a Spider-Man movie look like this.

It is completely unique with fun, exciting action-packed thrill ride for the entire family with heart, cool visuals, humor, and the spirit of what made and still makes, Spider-Man one of the best superheroes out there. There were great lessons to take after watching it. This gorgeous take on the Marvel superhero knows you can — that everyone can be like Spider-Man. It’s the heart of the film itself. That anyone, anywhere, has the power to be as heroic and as special as Spider-Man. It doesn’t matter if you’re an angst ridden teen struggling through high school, a middle aged divorcee down on their luck, or a cartoon pig with no concern for the laws of physics–the ability to do good, the ability to make the world a better place, is universal or as the film says multiversal. Truly a must watch for Spidey fans!


5 out of 5 stars

Directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey Voice by Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Live Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, and Nicolas Cage. Runtime: 116 minutes.

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.

WATCH: Teaser trailer arrives for ‘Teen Titans GO! to the Movies’

When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! Watch the official teaser trailer for “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” that’s just been released by Warner Bros. Pictures.

“Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers.

It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously Super-Villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!

Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movie”) and Kristen Bell (“Frozen”) lend their voices to the first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network’s animated TV show, which also stars Greg Cipes (TV’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (TV’s “Spider-Man”) as Robin, Khary Payton (“The Walking Dead”) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (the “My Little Pony” franchise) as Raven, and Hynden Walch (TV’s “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake”) as Starfire, reprising their roles from the series.

The film is being directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, from a screenplay by Michael Jelenic and Horvath, based on characters from DC. Michail, Will Arnett, Jed Weitzman, and Peggy Regan are producing, with Sam Register, Jelenic, and Horvath serving as executive producers. Apart from Arnett and Weitzman, all are “Teen Titans GO!” series contributors.

In Philippine cinemas July 26, 2018, “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.