Saturday, May 21, 2011

Colin Firth's Success in "The King's Speech"

Colin Firth's wife, Livia, doesn't believe his Best Actor win at last February's Oscars ceremony will change their life.

            The 50-year-old star picked up the coveted Best Actor statue for playing a British monarch with a stammering problem in “The King's Speech,” and despite Firth's triumph, his wife insists they will continue to lead a normal life.
            Livia says, "We're not moving to Hollywood, we're going back home and he's still the man I married. He'll still put the bins out and leave his socks on the floor. It's just now he has an Oscar and that is amazing. Our plan is to rest, go home, be happy. And we'll be back next year when Colin will present an award."
            For his part, Firth reveals he felt the British public's support when he won the Best Actor Oscar. He shares he forgot about the speech he had planned when he took to the stage to accept the accolade but says the backing of his countrymen helped him through. He relates, "I actually wrote a speech and forgot it. And that was when it came to me, that support at home. I felt it - it was very important to me."

Marion Cotillard & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cast in "The Dark Knight" Rises

The first time I have seen Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt together on the big screen was in the film, Inception. I love their character and tandem in the film. I am now looking forward to another film in which they will be together again.

Press Release:
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today (April 9, 2011) that Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have joined the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.
Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.

Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.

The film reunites the actors with Christopher Nolan, who recently directed them in the award-winning blockbuster “Inception.”

The director stated, “When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience. I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again.”

Heading the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The main cast also includes Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as Bane.

Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Christopher Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.

“The Dark Knight Rises” is slated for release beginning July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Globe Paperless Billing

I have recently joined the GO GREEN advocacy of Globe Telecom. Instead of receiving my printed Globe bill and piling it up after, I have chosen to enroll in Globe Paperless Billing. This will lessen the printing of my Globe postpaid bill and at the same time help lessen printing of papers. I can check my bill anytime and anywhere, I don’t need to look up to my pile of printed Globe bill at home. 

It’s very easy, just follow these simple steps :)

Step 1:  Register your Globe mobile number and e-mail address at www.globe.com.ph
Step 2:  Choose “I WANT to view my bill” and click on “my Globe Bill” icon
Step 3:  Click on “Go to myBill”
Step 4:  Enroll your Globe account*

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Grand Price by Gran Prix

Along the busy street of Ermita Manila, amidst the vibrantly lit clubs and surrounded by the busy and fast paced people in the metro, there lies a sanctuary waiting to be discovered.

Food for Every Juan: Walk the World Philippines 2011

 At present, there are 925 million people in the world who do not eat enough to be healthy. That means, one in every seven people on Earthgoes to bed hungry each night. (Source: FAO News Release, 2010) 


I am blessed, because I complete all three meals a day and sometimes even get some snacks. Little did I know that more than a hundred million people starve everytime I take a spoon of my favorite dish and dessert.

Here in the Philippines, the Government addressed the issue on hunger specially in Mindanao by asking WFP to help address the food security needs of vulnerable people in conflict-affected areas. World Food Programme (WFP) feed hungry children worldwide and the Philippines is very proud to take part in a worldwide event happening on May 29, 2011.


End Hunger: Walk theWorld is an annual and fundraising event that will help generate awareness against hunger. This year, Walk the World will be held on May 29, 2011 at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay. which shall occur in 24 time zones within 24 hours in 80 different countries.

UNICEF Auction 2011

UNICEF Philippines is launching its first fundraising online auction entitled Auction for Action: A UNICEF Fundraising Online Auction to benefit children’s programs in the Philippines and worldwide (www.ebay.ph/unicef goes live on 25 May 2011). This unique online auction in partnership with Ayala Malls, Ebay.ph and Cibo brings together works of reputable artists in art, design, furniture, fashion, jewellery and photography along with exciting experiential packages. 



Disney and DreamWorks have just released the first-look images from they're upcoming thriller “Fright Night” starring Colin Farrell (“Alexander”) and Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek,” “Terminator Salvation”).

            A revamp of the 1985 comedy-horror classic, “Fright Night” is directed by Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl”) and also stars Toni Collette (“The Sixth Sense”).

In the film, senior Charlie Brewster (Yelchin) finally has it all—he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—and everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Collette), doesn’t notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself.

            Opening soon across the Philippines, “Fright Night is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

500 Peso Deals

The sudden sprout of group buying websites made consumers now easy to purchase almost everything online. 

The newest addition to these groups is now here!

With one Ninoy Bill you can now get the best deals in town! Unlike other group buying websites, with 500PesoDeals, what you see is what you get!  A single P500 – no more and no less - can buy you entry into the hottest events and parties, a meal at the best restaurants, and a seat at the coolest experiences all over the country. And for those who have premium budgets in mind, check out our Super Booster deals – huge savings on very high-ticket items with up to 80% off! But make sure to get the deal early – Super Booster Deals have limited quantities!
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Switchfoot Hello Hurricane Manila Concert 2011

After four years, Switchfoot returned to the Philippines for the second time to share their passion and love for music. The concert was held at Phil. Sports Arena, commonly known as ULTRA last April 30, 2011. 

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and CARS 2 on IMAX

Ever since I saw the trailer of Pirates of the Caribbean, I have been anxiously waiting for the film to be released and upon knowing that it will be in IMAX, It made me ever more excited!  Kids will also be happy to know that CARS 2 will be on IMAX this year too!

 IMAX Corporation and The Walt Disney Studios recently announced a new agreement to release two additional 3D pictures to IMAX theatres in 2011. The titles included are “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, slated for release in the Philippines on May 20 and “Cars 2” on August 24.

            The expanded partnership between IMAX and Disney will bring some of the Studio's most highly anticipated theatrical releases in 2011 and beyond to IMAX venues around the world. Each title will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience.
            Commenting on the announcement, Chuck Viane, president of distribution, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures said, "The incredible performance of our IMAX releases in 2009 and 2010 demonstrated that the combination of IMAX and Disney resonates with moviegoers worldwide. We're very much looking forward to continuing this great partnership through 2011 with an incredible slate of exciting films. The IMAX Experience adds another level of impact and excitement to a movie, and with these new films, made by some of the industry's most innovative filmmakers, audiences are in for are real treat."

            "Our long-standing partnership with The Walt Disney Studios has resulted in extraordinary movie experiences for audiences, and we're very excited to add these upcoming Disney films to our slate for 2011," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "The growing network of digital IMAX locations continues to enable our studio partners to increase the number of films they release in IMAX, ensuring moviegoers have more opportunities to experience the films they want to see in the best possible way."
            "These films are ideal additions to our slate, and we're excited to combine the power of the Disney and IMAX brands with two iconic movie franchises as well as continuing our long standing partnership with Bob Zemeckis," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "Disney's commitment to 3D and its partnership with IMAX has helped to transform the way people see movies, and we're thrilled to keep the momentum going."
            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™. Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Cruz) forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).
            Meanwhile, “Cars 2” is directed by John Lasseter and stars Owen Wilson and Michael Caine. When star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix, Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Trailers! Green Lantern, Crazy Stupid Love & Dolphine Tale

Warner Bros. has finally released exciting trailers for soon to be anticipated movies of the year! Check out the following trailers and share it now to your movie buddies!

The Green Lantern

Bringing the enduringly popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, “Green Lantern” stars Ryan Reynolds (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, under the direction of Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale”).  “Green Lantern” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company on June 16 in 3D, 2D and regular format.

Crazy Stupid Love

Warner Bros. romantic comedy “Crazy Stupid Love” stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban. Watch out for the fim in August.

Dolphin Tale

“Dolphin Tale” is inspired by the remarkable true story of a courageous dolphin named Winter and the compassionate people who banded together to save her life. The film will arrive in October.

Micheal Shannon is General Zodd in "Man of Steel"

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures named Superman's dreadful enemies last April 10, 2011. Let's watch out as one by one the cast of "Man of Steel" will be revealed.

Press Release

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Michael Shannon will star in the role of General Zod in director Zack Snyder’s new Superman film, titled “Man of Steel.”

Snyder stated, “Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.”

As General Zod, Shannon will go toe-to-toe with Henry Cavill, who plays the new Clark Kent/Superman in the film. The main cast also includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent.

Michael Shannon was honored with an Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sam Mendes’ “Revolutionary Road,” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Shannon was most recently seen in the award-winning HBO drama series “Boardwalk Empire,” from executive producer Martin Scorsese. He will next be seen in Sony Pictures Classics', "Take Shelter," from director/writer Jeff Nichols.

Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.

“Man of Steel” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


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