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.

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 demonologistsContinue reading “James Wan starts shooting ‘The Conjuring 2’”

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 performContinue 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, “WalkContinue 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.

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’ ChoiceContinue reading “Elwood Perez’s ‘Esoterika: Maynila’ to screen at Shang”