Friday, April 29, 2011


Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) in the title role, under the direction of Martin Campbell (Casino Royale).

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Reynolds).

If Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

Opening across the Philippines on June 16 in 3D, 2D and regular format, “Green Lantern” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Movie Posters

The movie industry has been there for quite some time now. One of the busiest industry in our world today. Movies are being shown almost every week, almost everywhere in the world. People look forward to watching movies almost every week, with their family or even friends.  This is something that people anticipate for, as part of their leisure.

Movies have been fervently advertised in so many ways. Movie advertisers take advantage of the new technology to advertise their movies. They produce not one, not two but even three teaser trailer for their movie. They make the audience more eager to watch and anticipate the movie. Besides from the online presence of the movie, they also need external advertisements of course for the other crowd. The most excellent example then of external marketing of the movie would be the movie poster itself. 

The movie poster easily catches the eye of the audience. It is always shown outside the cinemas and it serves as information already of the movie. The poster printing comes in different styles and its usually the most effective way to catch and audience eye. I always enjoy checking the movie poster in my favorite cinema to know the now showing movies and even the upcoming movies. I enjoy movie posters that feature the actors of the movie and even the setting of the movie. I even know a friend who collects movie poster as a hobby. I just don’t know how he gets one. I remember seeing one shop that sells movie posters, and I know you can even order it online. So from being the most important external advert into becoming a collection, movie posters serve a very important role in promoting a movie.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer & Visuals

WETA Digital, the industry-leading and Academy Award® winning visual effects house behind the wizardry of films such as “Avatar,”  “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy,” and “District 9” held a live streaming event on Facebook, for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” from their headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand.  The online event gave viewers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at their work on the film wherein the magic of rendering produced the world’s first photo-real ape as related by WETA’s  Joe Letteri and Dan Lemmon.

The movie is a reality-based cautionary tale that blends science fiction and science-fact  when a single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other.  Set in present-day San Francisco, Will (Franco) has long been working on a cure that is being tested on apes when his test subject named Caesar (Serkis) starts exhibiting intelligence equal to humans. Caesar starts to evolve rapidly, and the scientist takes him home to live with him and protects Caesar from cruel scientists.  A revolution then starts that threatens mankind’s existence and the beginning of a new race.

WETA’s work on “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” presented very different challenges and opportunities.  In addition to the main CG character, Caesar that gives a performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, the apes will not be actors in costumes but rather rendered digitally to be photo-realistic and WETA is applying some of the technology it developed for ‘Avatar’ to bring to life a real world – and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver – “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is a 20th Century Fox offering to open on August 5 (Friday) in theaters worldwide.

Dangerous Waltz in "Water for Elephants"

Oscar winning actor Christoph Waltz stars opposite Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in “Water For Elephants” based on the book of the same name by Sara Gruen.  The movie tells of a thrilling tale of adventure and forbidden love, set against the vibrant backdrop of circus life in the 1930s. Waltz plays the circus’ ringmaster August who is married to the circus’ star, Marlena played by Reese Witherspoon. Charismatic and charming, August is also dangerous, duplicitous and cruel. Pattinson plays Jacob, the young veterinary student who gets a job in the circus taking care of the animals after his parents died and falls for the beautiful Marlena..

Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is Now Showing

Greg, the wimpy kid is back on the big screen taller and wiser but still has a lot to deal with to score points against his big brother Rodrick.  In the upcoming heartwarming family-oriented movie based on the best-selling book by Jeff Kinney of the same title “Diary of  A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,” Greg deals with Rodrick’s attempts to ruin his whole summer. 
            Much like his electrifying drumbeats, Rodrick fries Greg in a series of unprecedented pranks enough to make Greg’s whole summer an episode of fear and embarrassment.
            Devon Bostick, returning as eldest sibling Rodrick, was thrilled the character is front and center in this second Wimpy Kid story. “The title is ‘Rodrick Rules,’ so that means, a lot more Rodrick this time,” says the young actor. “In this movie, you get to see a brighter side of Rodrick, but also a darker and goofier side.

“Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son” Now Showing

Big Momma is back and this time he has big backup: his teenage stepson Trent.  Martin Lawrence returns as FBI agent Malcolm Turner and as Turner’s deep-cover alter-ego Big Momma. Turner is joined by Trent (Jackson) as they go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent witnesses a murder.  Posing as Big Momma and as hefty coed Charmaine, they must find the killer before he finds them.

The Malcolm-Trent dynamic is central to the series’ new direction.  As the film opens, Malcolm is thrilled when graduating high school student Trent is accepted to Duke University.  But Trent has other ideas; he wants to pursue a career as a rapper.  That conflict ultimately leads Trent to take a detour into the family business: going undercover by dressing up as a woman.   Trent joining Malcolm as a Big Momma and their ensuing generational battles not only double the comedy, they add an emotional resonance because Malcolm must come to terms with Trent’s desire to follow his dreams, even as Malcolm goes to extreme lengths to keep Trent safe. “I love playing Big Momma,” saysLawrence, “but it was really the energy of the script and having Brandon as my partner in the story that brought me back.  Malcolm looks at Trent as a son but Trent is becoming a man and wants to do his own thing.  Everyone can relate to that.”

Splashin' Good Time @ Splash Island

The family decided to celebrate summer early. As early as March, we are all set and ready to swim. Dad, who is addicted to group buying website bought Splash Island coupons at Metro Deal.  

We arrived there a bit late (around 11am) and so we had a hard time looking for a Cabana or a hut that we can rent. But after a few stroll around the water park, we finally got one!
It has been ages since I last went to Splash Island and I am so surprised by how it looked like right now. The park somehow changed a lot.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" Characters Revealed

Disney recently revealed the character posters of its upcoming high seas adventure “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” The individual posters feature the main characters Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Angelica (Penelope Cruz), Blackbeard (Ian McShane) and Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush).

Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica, Jack Sparrow is not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. The international cast includes franchise vet Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

Opening across the Philippines on May 2011, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.


Related Posts with Thumbnails