Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Get ready for stunning visual effect in the sci-fi action-thriller 
World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Warner Bros. let us take a peek at the newly released poster of 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.


Warner Bros. has just unveiled the first poster of “The Hangover Part II” 

Can't get the hang over the first filma? The HANG OVER Part II is now on your way. Reprising their roles from “The Hangover,” Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha star in the film. Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Tambor, and Mike Tyson also rejoin the cast.

In “The Hangover Part II,” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.
            Opening across the Philippines in June 2011, “The Hangover Part II” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sucker Punch Movie Review

“Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.

 A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility. 

One must not rely on the trailer to know the movie. The trailer is much more than the movie, you will really be unprepared. You will be unprepared for the the unexpected twists in the story. I like how the movie builds up and how the reality is replaced with the cool visuals of Babydoll's imagination. ( It would be great though if babydoll's dance was shown) The movie appeals to the sensible adult and those who like fantasy and action at the same time. The girl power of the five girls is awesome too. They played their part well in the real world and even in the fantasy world. 

Awesome visuals, too bad I didn't see in in 3D. The visuals could have been more awesome. Dark and dreary as the other Synder Films. The ending though is not something I have expected. I won't give in any spoilers, go see it for yourself!

Sucker Punch is directed by Zack Synder and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.


The bestselling children’s book Mars Needs Moms by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed blasts off to the big screen as an eye-popping 3D animated adventure from the team behind “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” and “The Polar Express.” 

The action, adventure and humor of the film will blast of to space in 3D and will be shown to IMAX screen. Producers Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey capitalized on the latest advancements in both performance capture and 3D, creating a visually mind-blowing experience for audiences. 

The spectacular movie will transport you and your imagination to Mars and back, creating elaborate out-of-this-world settings and characters in your mind. 

Producer Jack Rapke says the idea of aliens coming to Earth in search of our mothering expertise is a rich one. “The women who are running Mars are very totalitarian and very OCD—not maternal at all,” says Rapke. “They know that in the solar system, there is a planet called Earth, with a species of humans whose moms seem to be able to control offspring. So they need one every 25 years or so and they send their Martian raiders down to Earth to get one—who, this time, just happens to be Milo’s mom.”

 Get ready to experience a different world when you watch Mars Needs Moms! Now showing in your favorite theater in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular format.  “Mars Needs Moms” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sucker Punch showing on March 25

Directed by Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”), “Sucker Punch” takes us into the vivid imagination of Babydoll who has been locked away against her will, but has not lost her will to survive. Her dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary. “The words ‘baby doll’ make you immediately think of something really fragile,” Browning says, “but she’s not at all. That’s what was so cool to me about this character—she’s actually pretty tough, with an unexpected stoicism.” “Babydoll symbolizes that transition between thinking like a child and thinking like an adult, when your perception of the world changes,” Zack Snyder says. “She is a warrior, both delicate and strong at the same moment, and Emily really personified everything I had envisioned about Babydoll. She has this mystic, timeless, almost unquantifiable look and completely brought the character to life for me.” 

 Snyder, who conceived of the story and co-wrote, produced and directed the film, states, “`Sucker Punch' is a movie about escape, both literal and figurative. It shows how the mind can create an almost impenetrable barricade against the real world, and to what lengths we’re willing to go, what sacrifices we’re willing to make, to get out of a difficult situation.” The full story was years in the making. “I’d written a short story a while ago, which included a character named Babydoll,” Snyder says. “As I worked on it further, the idea evolved and expanded, and took on a life of its own.”

On the heels of “300” and “Watchmen,” the visually complex film is the result of an idea Snyder says “was an evolution for me. I’m inspired by fantasy art and magazines like Heavy Metal. It’s sort of a mash-up between those influences, as well as ‘Twilight Zone’ and the writings of Richard Bach.”

 For Vanessa Hudgens, who became famous overnight with Disney Channel's “High School Musical” five years ago, self-confidence is the key. "I used to be very shy," the actress, 22, says. "Hiding behind a character allowed me a certain freedom that I didn't have." Her roles in two upcoming films reflect her growth. Hudgens stars as the street-smart Blondie, an action heroine trapped in a mental asylum in Zack Snyder's epic action fantasy “Sucker Punch” opening worldwide (including the Philippines) on March 25. And on September, she can be seen opposite Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson in the 3D adventure “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” the sequel to 2008's “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” 

 As for making the transition from her Disney image, the actress speaks from experience. "I think it's about surrounding yourself with the right people," she says. "A lot of people may get lost in the lights and glamour of it all. It should be about the work first and everything else later." 


Nonetheless, the film transports the viewer along with Babydoll as her fantasies take her to otherworldly places at once ancient and futuristic and everywhere in between. She and her fellow warriors, Sweet Pea, Rocket, Blondie and Amber, battle everything from gargantuan samurai beasts to reanimated zombie soldiers to fire-breathing dragons. At the girls’ disposal: their wits, an arsenal of deadly hardware, and their willingness to work together to survive. It would seem that there are no limits to Babydoll’s imagination as she falls down a rabbit hole of her own making.

 Opening across the Philippines beginning March 25 in IMAX and regular theaters, “Sucker Punch” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Phil Dogtag for Angel

It was Angel's gift request for our 2nd Anniversary that I give him a dogtag. I have been looking for a store that makes personalize dogtags and I have seen a few but I don't like the product itself. Finally Angel showed me where I would buy my gift for him.

The Dogtag is a set already of two stainless steel plate with silencers, Angel's set is worth p500. But I was able to save 10% since I bought the Dogtag in their new shop in ETON Cyberpod Corinthian last March 5, 2011 during their soft opening. I was surprised that it took just minutes in making Angel's dogtag. On top of the fast service, I got a discount! Awesome!

Their new shop is located in ETON Cyberpod Corinthian, very accessible. It's the new building in from of Robinsons Galleria. Phil Dogtags shop is located in building one. Sir Mike was very accomodating, he even remembered me despite of his numerous customer (probably because I was so kulit sa text, haha) The dogtag business started as a hobby and eventually grew into business. Though there are many stores that also makes dogtags, Phil Dogtags makes unique dogtags compared to others.

For one, Phil Dogtags not only uses the current military issued stainless steel plates but also novelty and hard to find tags such as tactical black, pure copper, cartridge brass and WW2/Vietnam vintage tags. Furthermore, they also stamp (not engrave) the personalized text in both embossed (raised letters) and debossed (sunk letters) formats using original US Army dogtag machines.

There are a lot of colorful dogtags and silencers to choose from, a very perfect gifts also. The price is right too! Very affordable. The mode of payment is hassle free, you can pay in person and also deposit in the bank. Know more about Phil Dogtags thru their FB page.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The greatest love story GNOMES ever told - “GNOMEO & JULIET”

The greatest love story ever told, starring...garden gnomes?

Shakespeare’s revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover in the upcoming animated comedy adventure “Gnomeo & Juliet,”. The film features the voices of James McAvoy (“Wanted,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada”) as Gnomeo and Juliet, who have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness? 


British actor James McAvoy (“Wanted,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”) explores his romantic side as he provides the voice of the love-struck Gnomeo. For the voice cast of the film, becoming a gnome isn’t a walk in the garden, so to speak. Each actor works individually, hitting the recording studio at various times during the process, and filmmakers tie it all together. 

At the beginning it was particularly hard, but then it got easier,” says James McAvoy. “Emily [Blunt] would come in to record and that informed my character. What we did informed the writing and then they’d come back with a script that was slightly evolved. Even though we’re not there together as actors, the implications of what we did individually now exist on screen. It’s really odd, but it’s fun.”

Gnomeo is the star gardener of the Blues—a gnome who knows how to make things happen. He’s the loyal son of Lady Bluebury and best friend to Benny. But being top gnome is not everything it’s cracked up to be. There are duties, responsibilities, expectations—and Tybalt, a Red who’d love to knock Gnomeo right out of his award-winning garden. But gnomes don’t leave their gardens…or do they? 

It’s during a rare outing that Gnomeo meets her—Juliet—a Red. And everything changes forever.     

Opening soon across the Philippines in Digital 3D and regular format, “Gnomeo & Juliet” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sucker Punch a Mind Bending Vision in IMAX

Filmmaker Zack Synder, together with Warner Bros. Pictures present the action-adventure thriller, Sucker Punch, a mind bending vision of reality that audiences will be unprepared to witness.  The film will be released to IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film's regular format rollout on March 25.

“Sucker Punch” will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with IMAX DMR technology.
The film features an ensemble cast of young stars, including Emily Browning (“A Series of Unfortunate Events”), Abbie Cornish (“A Good Year”), Jena Malone (“Into the Wild”), Vanessa Hudgens (the “High School Musical” films) and Jamie Chung (“Sorority Row”). The film’s main cast also includes Oscar Isaac (“Robin Hood”) and Carla Gugino (“Watchmen”), with Jon Hamm (“The Town,” TV’s “Mad Men”) and Scott Glenn (“The Bourne Ultimatum”).

            “Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.

 She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls—the outspoken Rocket (Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Cornish)—to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Isaac), Madam Gorski (Gugino) and the High Roller (Hamm). Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Glenn), their unbelievable journey—if they succeed—will set them free.

Opening worldwide beginning March 25, 2011, “Sucker Punch” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

CARS 2 Trailer is now out!

Disney/Pixar has just released the latest trailer of its highly-awaited animated feature “Cars 2”.

In the film, star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car.

John Lasseter returns to the driver’s seat to direct this follow-up to his 2006 Golden Globe®-winning “Cars.” “Cars 2” is co-directed by Brad Lewis, producer of the Oscar®-winning film “Ratatouille,” and produced by visual effects industry veteran Denise Ream (associate producer, “Up”; visual effects executive producer, “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”).
            The film hits the track in the Philippines on August 24, 2011, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D in select theaters.

Red Riding Hood Movie Review

 Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. Panic grips the town as Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast-one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait.-- (C) Warner Bros.

 When we were little, we were told about this fable of a girl going into the woods, on her way to Grandmother's house and wearing a red cloak. She then met a wolf and then the rest is history. The fable thought us, not to talk to strangers, or else you will be in danger.

Red Riding Hood conjure a whole new version and twist in the classic legend. The combination of young love, suspense and ancient legend is what makes this fantasy thriller more appealing to the viewers. Amanda Seyfried did a great job being a grown up little girl who's not afraid of the wolf. Her personality fits the role perfectly. The two heartthrobs fighting over Amanda is something to watch out for. Being both new comers in the industry, Shiloh Fernandez (Peter) and Max Irons (Henry) did a great act. Director Catherine Hardwicke, who also directed Twilight, puts in so much imagination and excitement to this fantasy thriller that you would bring you gasp in some parts of the movie. Being a werewolf movie, the film did not focus much on the transformation, but on the thought about a wolf who also happens to be human. (that's why i think, you will seldom see the wolf in the movie) I liked the movie. For me it very twilight-y except for the wolf legends and such.

Opening across the Philippines on March 11, “Red Riding Hood” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Monday, March 07, 2011

2nd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

I am so thankful last weekend for ample free time and that includes watching this year's Pyromusical at SM Mall of Asia. I was invited to watch with an ALL Access VIP Pass for that particular night, March 5.

The display of colorful lights in the night sky is set every Saturday evening from February 12, 2011 until March 12, 2011 - 7 & 8pm at the Seaside Boulevard in SM Mall of Asia. I was able to watch the battle of lights and music by Japan and Canada.

The photos above are some of my best shots of Japan's way of lighting up the sky and entertaining the people. I like Japan's choice of music, it's very lively and the music is very timely to the blast of fireworks in the night sky. The theme of Super Mario Bros. game and What a Wonderful World are just two of the people's favorite.

After around 10-15 mins of blast of lights in the sky, they people still stayed and waited for the 2nd country. The rain did not stop the people from waiting and watching the next set of lights that will fire up the sky.

Canada started it slow, and all throughout the entire fireworks showcase, it was all mellow unlike Japan's. The first set of fireworks displayed the colors of Canada, Red and White. Some people find Canada's set a bit boring, maybe because of their choice of music.

It was nothing but display grandeur that night. It was so relaxing to see bright lights lit up the night sky. And the people not minding the drops of rain in their head, just to see the set of fireworks that happens once a year. It's not too lat to watch, they still have the last night on March 12, 2011.

For more info check out the Pyromusical Website. Thanks Melo and Christian for the invite.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Spectacular Final Harry Potter Premier Set

Warner Bros. announced last March 1, 2011 that the world premiere of the final installment of the Harry Potter film series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, will take place in Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square on the 7th of July 2011. This will be the first red carpet film premiere event in Trafalgar Square, the instantly recognizable landmark providing the iconic backdrop for one of the biggest film premiere to ever take place in the capital.

The cast, filmmakers and guests attending the final Harry Potter premiere will begin the night on the red carpet in Trafalgar Square with the world’s media in attendance. Special areas will be reserved within the square for fans and competition winners from all over the world to see the actors and creators of some of the most beloved characters of all time. Cast and guests will then make their way to Leicester Square’s cinemas to watch the film.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "For the last decade we've been gripped by the on-screen battle between Harry Potter and his arch enemy Lord Voldemort and this is one of the most eagerly awaited films in history. As befits a great British triumph, I can think of no better venue than the iconic surroundings of Trafalgar Square in which to stage the most spectacular of send offs for this dramatic finale”.

Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment UK and Eire commented “We are delighted that our plans for the finale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will take place in such a spectacular venue. We pride ourselves on the creativity of our premieres and the space within Trafalgar Square will lend itself to being a magical experience for both guests and fans.”

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

The final part in the film series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is directed by David Yates, director of the last three films.  The producers are David Heyman, the producer of all of the Harry Potter films; David Barron, who has produced six of the films; and J.K. Rowling.  Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Lionel Wigram is the executive producer, with John Trehy and Tim Lewis as co-producers. 

(Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 opens in cinemas 

across the Philippines on July 15th 2011.)


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