Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro plays hitman in ‘Sicario’

Heinous crimes traverse the jagged line of the U.S. and Mexican border in an alarmingly escalating tempo that the intense thrilling action Sicario (meaning hitman) deals with, starring an impressive roster of actors including Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin. Continue reading “Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro plays hitman in ‘Sicario’”

James Wan starts shooting ‘The Conjuring 2’

Burbank, CA, September 28, 2015 – Principal photography has begun in Los Angeles on New Line Cinema’s The Conjuring 2, with James Wan (“Fast & Furious 7”) once again at the helm, following the record-breaking success of “The Conjuring.” The supernatural thriller brings to the screen another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Continue reading “James Wan starts shooting ‘The Conjuring 2’”

‘The Walk’ reaches for the clouds in IMAX 3D theaters

Columbia Pictures’s The Walk, the new motion picture event from Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis, will be shown in IMAX 3D cinemas in the Philippines starting October 14, simultaneous with big-screen digital 3D and 2D theaters across the country. Continue reading “‘The Walk’ reaches for the clouds in IMAX 3D theaters”

Ice Cube’s son plays dad in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Casting for the key roles of a complex, emotional, real-life street drama like Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton was highly personal and took an immense effort by director F. Gary Gray. Of course, their goal when casting the five coveted roles was the full package of triple-threat performers—who could act, look the part and perform with an unfiltered intensity that channeled N.W.A. members Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren. Continue reading “Ice Cube’s son plays dad in ‘Straight Outta Compton’”

‘Straight Outta Compton’ now highest-grossing music biopic

The filmed story of N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes) is straight outta record books. Thanks to consecutive weeks atop the US box-office, Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton has earned its place in history as the highest-grossing music biopic ever, with a smash box-office haul of #157 million (as of September 17, 2015). The previous champ, “Walk The Line,” about Johnny and June Carter Cash, had grossed $119 million. Continue reading “‘Straight Outta Compton’ now highest-grossing music biopic”

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. Continue reading “Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ enchants with trailer”

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). Continue reading “Elwood Perez’s ‘Esoterika: Maynila’ to screen at Shang”