‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Trailer has arrived!

DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox launched the trailer of the animated comedy “Mr. Peabody & Sherman (3D)”!

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Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine—the Wabac—to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the Wabac out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidently rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time-traveling trio will make their mark on history.

From DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman (3D)” will open March 2014 in theaters nationwide to be distributed by Warner Bros. in Phils.

Watch the trailer below:

“Tarzan” 3D Full Trailer Revealed!

Constantin Film has released the full-length new trailer for the 3D animated adventure Tarzan, with Kellan Lutz voicing the vine-swinging title character and Spencer Locke as Jane.

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A modern-day adaptation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story.

This version provides an update to the jungle hero, making Tarzan’s parents billionaire adventurers who are killed in airplane crash and the CEO of Greystoke Energies the film’s villain. It has been directed by Reinhard Klooss from a script by Klooss, Jessica Postigo and Yoni Brenner.

Also included in the cast are Jaime Ray Newman, Robert Capron, Mark Deklin, Trevor St. John, Brian Huskey, and Edd Osmond.
Watch the trailer below:

10 Things you should know about One Direction!

One Direction made a stop in New York City for the press junket of their “This Is Us” 3D movie and revealed about their up-coming album and dating deal-breakers!

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See below for the top 10 things we learned from the NYC event this weekend.

1. They were nervous about making “This Is Us.”

When the band first saw the final cut of the movie, Harry described it as “nerve-wracking.”

He said, “When you put yourself out there — anything like that — if it’s a song — you want people to like it. It makes you feel vulnerable, I think, when you put yourself out there that much, so it was exciting.”

The boys talked about how in order to make the best documentary, they didn’t want to place any restrictions on filming.

“The only way to make the best documentary is to give the producer, the director and the cameras access to all areas … which is exactly what we wanted to do,” explained Niall. “And, as Harry said, you’re putting yourself in quite a vulnerable position by doing that. But that’s the only way to make it. So that’s what we did.”

2. They’re not the kind of pranksters you think they are.

Any Directioner knows that the guys of 1D are big pranksters, but contrary to popular belief, they really don’t prank each other.

“Everyone always thinks that we’re really pranksters. But we prank everyone that works with us like our team and stuff like that,” clarified Niall. “We like stealing stuff. We’re real-life criminals. We steal golf carts, forklifts.”

“Our musicians that play in the band for us, we once — I think we were in Madrid — taped up their door so they couldn’t get in the dressing room,” remembered Harry.

3. They have some interesting dating dealbreakers.

For Niall, the dealbreaker is simple: “A ridiculous laugh.”

But Harry is a bit more specific.

“I think a first date is just, be early. Give like a 15-minute window. Don’t be late.” said Harry. “And if a girl ever spits… you know when you’re going down the street and you see someone spit and you’re like, ‘That’s gross.'”

4. They make an effort to do things that make them feel “normal.”

Niall said: “I like going to soccer matches because that’s what I used to do before all this. I also like going to watch other people’s gigs, like last night we went to go see John Mayer.”

5. Liam’s personal mantra comes from his mom.

“What my mom always said to me was, ‘Just do your best that’s the best you can do’ and I do believe that,” said Liam. “It’s definitely true.”

6. Harry has a low-key family life.

“I think the best thing, every time I go home, is that I just fall asleep on my cell phone,” said Harry. “I’ll just watch TV with my family and fall asleep. I think it’s just nice to fall asleep and know you don’t have an alarm set on your phone.”

7. They still get surprised when fans do crazy things.

“Last week, I was at a music festival and I was walking around with my friends and this girl jumped on my back to get my attention,” said Niall. “All she wanted was a picture but she decided she was going to go for a piggyback ride, too.”

8. To them, the most shocking parts of “This Is Us” were the interviews with their families.

“For me, my mom actually says I’ve only been back to Doncaster [my hometown] five times. I didn’t realize that it was as little as that,” said Louis. “It’s quite shocking to see, but it’s also nice to see — to hear all of our families thoughts and how similar they all are.”

9. The third album was their most challenging — but not for the reasons you probably think.

“I don’t think the songwriting has been the hardest part so far. I think in terms of the way we record it being on the road and being on the rush — that was the hardest part,” said Liam. “But to be fair, writing songs seems to become quite easy — not in an arrogant way, but they seem to happen quite naturally and they came together, which was good for us because we didn’t have a lot of time.”

“I think we’ve been lucky that the people who’ve agreed to write with us have had loads of experience — so it’s been great to be in the room with these people and learn from them and try and get better,” added Louis. “I feel like we’ve kind of progressed a little bit and we’re proud of this album.”

10. Zayn has decided how he is going to pick hisbest man.

“We decided that there will be a fight to the death,” confirmed Zayn.

“Or rock, paper, scissors,” added Liam.

And if the boys show up with bruises and black eyes to the wedding?

“If they were to rock that, then that’s cool,” said Zayn.

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New ‘Man of Steel’ Poster, Banner has Arrived!

After the reveal of the cape-centric artwork last week, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures now unveil new poster and banner layouts for Zack Snyder’s upcoming action adventure “Man of Steel.”

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The new marketing materials show Superman in two different stages of flight.

In “Man of Steel,” a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

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The film stars Henry Cavill in the role of Superman/Clark Kent, alongside three-time Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Michael Kelly, Richard Schiff and Russell Crowe.

“Man of Steel” is slated for release in the Philippines on June 12, 2013 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular theaters and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

First-Look: ‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’ Poster!

Disney/Pixar has just launched the teaser poster for the theatrical, 3D release of the now-classic Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure “Monsters, Inc.

One of Disney•Pixar’s most beloved and visually imaginative feature films ever, “Monsters, Inc.” returns to the big screen to delight a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike, this time in stunning 3D.

The film is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children—and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources.

Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. So pals Mike and Sulley plot to rectify the mistake and return Boo to her home. But when the trio encounters an unexpected series of complications, they become embroiled in a cover-up catapulting them into a mystery beyond their wildest dreams.

Directed by Oscar®-winner Pete Docter (“Up”) and produced by Oscar nominee Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), “Monsters, Inc.” will be in Philippine cinemas—again—on January 2013, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Prometheus 3D explores the origins of life on Earth!

There has been a lot of speculation that Prometheus is a prequel to Ridley Scott’s highly acclaimed earlier film, Alien (1979). The director wants to keep the story under wraps so that audiences view the film without preconceived ideas.


But he has admitted that there are links.  In Prometheus, the mission is funded by Peter Wayland (Guy Pearce), the ageing head of a huge corporation.  The action takes place 30 years before the story told in Alien.

 

Leading the Prometheus expedition is the character of Elizabeth Shaw, played by Noomi Rapace. From director Ridley Scott, who delivered the likes of Thelma & Louise andAlien, we can immediately expect a strong character to inhabit Shaw’s spacesuit. And at the hands of Rapace, best known for her work in the tremendously-popular Swedish Millenium series, she comes alive as a new action heroine for the 21st century.

 

Many characters evolve before actors are cast to play them, but not so Shaw, who was developed and refined in close collaboration with Rapace. Says Ridley Scott: “I find most of my inspiration from low-budget movies now. If we aren’t watching movies, we close ourselves down. And there’s a great output, suddenly, of Scandinavian films. More than a year ago I saw The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, because I’d heard it was successful. I was absolutely taken by it. Noomi was this very special little punk actress who I thought was definitely the real thing. Then I heard that she was in town in Hollywood, and I just called up her agent and said I’d like to meet her. She walked in and was a very elegant woman. I suddenly realized that I was dealing with a real actress, who can literally change her spots.”

 

Scott says that the approach to Shaw was intentionally very different from the approach to Sigourney Weaver’s character, Ripley, in Alien. “We were determined to come in from a different direction because Sigourney was a kind of non-specific junior officer in Alien,” he explains. “What was she doing onboard? You think she’s going to die in the first act. Whereas Shaw, in this one, is a scientist that comes from the direction of, not just pure science, but actually of faith. Therefore she believes the foothold of everything is bound in the idea that we were created by something. Otherwise we’re such an accident of biology. We’re mathematically impossible, unless there was something pushing it around.”

 

Rapace says Shaw is more feminine than Ripley. “She’s a scientist, an archeologist. I think that Ripley was way harder from the start, because she was alone. Shaw starts this journey to get with Holloway, and she loves him. They’re a team and they’re doing this together.”

 

Logan Marshall-Green plays Holloway. “They are a team,” he agrees. “If she’s the brains, he’s the legs. I wouldn’t go so far to say muscle but he’s the legs. He’s the one who leaps before he looks and sometimes it hurts them as a team but a lot of the times it’s helped them.  He takes a lot of chances and so far so good.  This mission is one of the chances.”

 

It’s an attraction of opposites, he says. “As much as we’re a team, we actually differ in our philosophies as to exactly what we want or we believe. She’s the believer. I’m the scientist. I’m the skeptic. For lack of a better phrase, we complete each other. I think its what’s drawn the characters together romantically as well.  It’s just this kind of respect–full respect–but my skepticism matched with her beliefs, her faith.”

 

Executive Producer Michael Ellenberg summarizes: “These two are brilliant expert archeologists and anthropologists and they identify a series of connections on Earth that seem to suggest there may be not just life on other planets, but that life on Earth might have had something to do with this other life, and that maybe they’re our creators.”

 

Rapace reveals that Shaw goes on a journey as the film progresses. “In the middle of the movie, something happens and she becomes harder and she becomes more like a warrior,” she  shares. “She has to cut off some emotional ties to be able to survive. I think she goes from being quite innocent and full of hope and belief and going into something that is a bit darker. I think that all Ridley’s women are quite tough or they can stand up for themselves and they’re quite good at fighting back.”

 

Costume designer Janty Yates confirms that Rapace had a big hand in her character’s costume decisions. “She always wants to be in a flight suit,” Yates laughs. “On the first day of shooting, we put her through so many different looks and so many very, very spacey looks, very, very modern looks, very French looks, very Japanese looks, all sorts, to try and get her to look timeless. And then she just said, ‘Ridley, can I wear this?’  He went, ‘Yes, alright!’”

 

For Rapace, building Shaw meant building a backstory. “She lost her father when she was quite young,” she shares. “He was a missionary and a Christian. I think if something dramatic like that happens in an early age, it’s like you have two options.  I think you can lose faith and you can go quite dark and you can start to think that everything is a punishment in a way. The other way, because she was a loved kid and he gave her the gift of belief and faith, is that she can just hold onto that and there’s a purpose with everything.”

 

Marshall-Green says he’s had fun working with Rapace. “I rate my experience with working with actors on their work ethic,” he says. “Nobody has a better work ethic than Noomi. We got kind of thrown in to it together. We had to really show a history of being romantically and professionally linked. And I think she and I both had our eyes on the exact same prize, and hopefully it shows.”

 

The relationship between the two characters is, he reveals, absolutely integral to the film’s themes. But rather than create it explicitly, he and Rapace have tried to imply it by infusing it with idiosyncratic detail. “Did she just feed him a frozen space raspberry?” he laughs. “Yes, she did!”

 

But bringing out the character’s physicality also took a lot of training of Rapace’s part. “When I did The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I did a lot of martial arts,” she remembers. “I was doing kickboxing and tae bo because I wanted to be aggressive. This has been different because now I’ve been doing more running to be able to go on for a long time instead of having quick energy. I was thinking I want to be like an animal. I’ve been trying to train my body to make my body work for long so I can do long sessions.”

Embark on man’s bravest mission to a beginning that leads to an end in Prometheus 3D when it opensJune 7 in cinemas nationwide.

The Force is Back in 3D with ‘Phantom Menace’!

From visionary filmmaker George Lucas, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is back with an immersive 3D dimension for a richer cinematic experience.

Following the first acclaimed and hugely successful Star Wars films, ”Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace was released in 1999. The movie starred Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn and Ewan McGregor as his apprentice Obi-Wan-Kenobi, a determined young Jedi Knight. Natalie Portman played Queen Amidala. Jake Lloyd starred as Anakin Skywalker. It is a fantastically exciting adventure set 32 years before the events of the original.

Writer, director and producer George Lucas is the creator of the phenomenally successful Star Wars saga and the Indiana Jones series. Lucas directed his first feature film, THX 1138, in 1970. In 1971, Lucas formed his own film company, Lucasfilm Ltd. In 1973, he co-wrote and directed AMERICAN GRAFFITI. Four years later, Lucas wrote and directed STAR WARS, which broke all box office records and earned seven Oscars.

The Star Wars saga is a modern-day fairy tale reflecting the vision of George Lucas. Lucas imbued this new myth with pieces of American pop culture, including movie westerns, swashbucklers and – for seasoning – Japanese samurai epics. Star Wars was also a reaction against Watergate, Vietnam and other periods of domestic turmoil that seemed to undermine the concept of the hero for disillusioned Americans.

With the Star Wars saga, Lucas decided to bring together these recognizable, modern-day threads under the umbrella of the basic mythic structure – the journey of the hero – that has been in place for thousands of years, in hundreds of civilizations. With its mix of the traditional and the modern, Star Wars’ new mythology thrilled young and old alike.

Now, with, Lucas takes us back to the beginning, in which Darth Vader is a hopeful nine-year-old boy named Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi is a determined young Jedi knight. This first chapter, which is rich in art, design, costumes, architecture and technology, follows Anakin’s journey as he pursues his dreams and confronts his fears in the midst of a galaxy in turmoil.

“Star Wars Episode 1 Phantom Menace” (3D) opens February 9 in all 3D cinemas in Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Ilocos, Dagupan, Baguio, Tarlac, Pampanga, Clark, Bicol, Bohol, Tacloban, Gensan, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Iloilo and Cagayan De Oro.

A tale as old as time in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 3D!

One of the most popular and enduring romantic adventures the world has ever known became one of the most ambitious and entertaining animated motion pictures ever brought to the screen with Walt Disney Pictures’ 30th full-length animated feature, ”Beauty and the Beast” which is coming to Philippine theaters for the first time in 3D.

This classic fairy tale about a beautiful young girl and her encounter with an enchanted beast has long fascinated and intrigued storytellers, filmmakers and their audiences. Through the artistry and imagination of the Disney creative team, an inspired song score by two Academy Award–winning songwriters and the contributions of an enormously talented vocal ensemble, this age-old fantasy took on exciting new dimensions that are only possible through the magic of animation.

 

The “Beauty and the Beast” story is indeed “a tale as old as time” with variations on the central theme going as far back as Greek mythology. In 1550, Italian author Giovan Straparalo wrote the first account of the story as it is generally known. The tale grew in popularity during the 18th century with books by French authors Madam Le Prince De Beaumont and Madame Gabrielle di Villeneuve. In 1946, acclaimed French director Jean Cocteau used cinematic imagery and lyrical expression to bring this story imaginatively to the big screen (“La Belle et la Bete”).

 

“Doing your own version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is as much a tradition as is the story itself,” says producer Don Hahn. “Part of the fun is that each generation and culture adapts this story to be its own. The themes––you can’t judge a book by its cover, and beauty is only skin deep–– are as relevant today as ever.”

 

Screenwriter Linda Woolverton agrees, “The lessons of this story are truly timeless, especially for kids growing up today. It tells them to look beyond the surface and beyond materialism and that what is in their hearts and souls are the things that really matter.”

 

The release of “Beauty and the Beast” in 3D comes at a time when both the art of animation and the 3D process are enjoying their greatest popularity.

 

All of the filmmakers and artists who have been involved with the 3D transformation of “Beauty and the Beast” are in unanimous agreement that they take pride in being part of the great legacy of this iconic film. As stereographer Robert Neuman says, “It’s amazing to be able to take these great movies like ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Lion King’ and give audiences a new way to see them again. Even if they’re seeing it for the first time, or the one-hundredth time, this is a whole new experience for audiences.”

 

“It’s a privilege, really, and an honor to be able to bring this movie out,” says Don Hahn. “‘Beauty and the Beast’ has always been special in the hearts of the audience. From the first sneak previews that we did at the New York Film Festival, when it was still unfinished, to the original release, it’s always received a really warm reception. It’s great to go back and relive it now.

 

Opening soon across the Philippines, “Beauty and the Beast” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

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