Adam Sandler Leads this Week’s Sine Ko 5ingko Stars!

More and more big Hollywood A-listers are going Kapatid with TV5’s Sine Ko 5ingko’s string of certified blockbusters.

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In its first two weeks, TV5 featured film hits starring action heroes Liam Neeson and Christian Bale, as well as witty onscreen charmers Robert Downey, Jr. and Hugh Jackman. Oscar winners Charlize Theron, Halle Berry and Adrien Brody also graced the Filipino small screen through Sine Ko 5ingko with their performances on Hancock, Swordfish and King Kong, respectively.

Whoever thought it was impossible to bring together in ONE Filipino television channel will be in for a treat as TV5 continues to deliver some of the most popular movies every day of the week. This week, Sine Ko 5ingko presents the Philippine TV premiere of You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. The young and the young-at-heart will be in for a treat as Sandler plays a top Israeli spy living his dream of being a hairstylist in America. How long will it take until his past catches up to him? Aside from his trademark comedic style, Sandler puts on his writer cap for this light comedy, which also stars Filipino-American actor Rob Schneider.

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan premieres on Sine Ko 5ingko this Friday, March 22, at 3:30PM only on TV5.

Adam Sandler Adds Humor to Dracula in ‘Hotel Transylvania’!

Funnyman Adam Sandler lends his voice to Dracula, in Columbia Pictures’ new 3D, animated comedy “Hotel Transylvania.”

In the film, all of the qualities that make the Prince of Darkness the indisputable leader of monsters—his strength dominance charisma and perhaps over-controlling nature-—also happen to make him an excellent manager of Hotel Transylvania – the lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.

Problem is, where his daughter Mavis (voice by Selena Gomez) is concerned, Dracula’s a softy. Fearful for his daughter’s safety, he’s kept her in the sanctuary of his hotel her entire life, away from the torch-wielding humans he remembers so well. But now, on the eve of her 118th birthday, he must keep a promise he made to let her see the world for the first time.

Unfortunately, in the midst of this, a hotel brimming with monster guests, and the arrival of the first human ever to set foot in the castle, Drac’s well-laid plans start to unravel fast. What is a doting vampire father to do—continue to protect Mavis from the threat of humans, or relinquish control and let her spread her (bat) wings and fly…?

“I wanted Adam to redefine Dracula for a new generation,” says directorGenndy Tartakovsky. “We’ve seen the Bela Lugosi’s Dracula and all the other Draculas; I wanted a performance that would be a new Dracula for our generation.”

The character is truly a new take on Dracula. “I’m most proud of Dracula – he’s a fun, manic character to watch,” says the director. “I love to see how people react to the animation – how crazy and fun it gets. I’ve shown some of it to my kids, and their eyes open wide. The most important thing is that it never takes itself seriously – it’s just so fun.”

“Adam is not only the star of the movie, but has been very involved with the making of the film,” says producer Michelle Murdocca. “Of course, he brings the comedy, but he also has a lot of warmth, which comes out in his scenes with Mavis – he’s the loving, doting dad. Then, in the scenes with Dracula’s friends, Dracula can be a little controlling – a guy who wants things a certain way. Adam brings an amazing richness where he can turn on a dime – all of these aspects are part of the same character, the same performance.”

Working with Sandler brought an unexpected challenge for Tartakovsky that created a memorable moment. “It was very intimidating when we had our first creative meeting where Adam and some of his guys would be riffing on some jokes. I sat quietly, nervous to contribute. But then I gathered some courage and jumped in, and when they laughed I felt relieved.”

Opening across the Philippines in Sept. 19 in Digital 3D and regular theaters, “Hotel Transylvania” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit http://www.columbiapictures.com.ph for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at www.Facebook.com/ColumbiaPicturesPH and join our fan contests.

Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez lend their voices for animated film ‘Hotel Transylvania’!

Sony Pictures Animation will soon release the animated comedy, Hotel Transylvania featuring the voices of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez.

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.  On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters–Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more–to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s (Gomez) 118th birthday.  For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem–but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

The film’s voice cast also includes Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Cee-Lo Green, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon and David Koechner.

Opening across the Philippines in September 2012, Hotel Transylvania is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Katie Holmes Plays Sandler’s Wife in ‘Jack and Jill’!

Katie Holmes stars opposite Adam Sandler in Columbia Pictures’ uproarious comedy Jack and Jill.

In the film, Jack (Sandler) was living an almost perfect life, with the exception of one, annoying constant – his twin sister Jill (also Sandler). Every year he has to tolerate a Thanksgiving visit from his smothering sister, who doesn’t take long to turn his life upside down. As the weekend intrusion starts stretching into a month, the siblings fight, tease, and bicker in the way only twins can. When it becomes clear Jill is never leaving, Jack sets into motion several schemes that he hopes will return Jill to where he loves her most – the other side of the country.

Holmes joins the cast as Erin, Jack’s wife and mother to their two children. “She’s a very busy wife and mother,” Holmes explains. “When Jill comes to town and creates a lot of mayhem within the family, she’s the one who’s trying to keep it all together.

“It was wonderful to see Adam transform into Jill,” she continues. “As a woman, it was nice to have conversations with a man about shaving legs, how pantyhose and heels feel, and all of the tougher parts about being a woman. Adam was a great sport – it was really, really fun.”

Holmes has showcased her ability as an actress to play a wide spectrum of diversified roles. She has appeared in several notable films ranging from the action blockbuster “Batman Begins,” directed by Christopher Nolan, to critically acclaimed art house pictures such as Ang Lee’s “The Ice Storm” and Peter Hedges’ “Pieces of April.”

Holmes was most recently seen on the big screen in “Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark” and “The Son of No One.” On television, she portrayed First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in “The Kennedys,” opposite Greg Kinnear as President John F. Kennedy. Holmes has worked with some of Hollywood’s most prominent and talented directors. Her credits include “Wonder Boys,” directed by Curtis Hanson; “Thank You for Smoking,” directed by Jason Reitman; “The Gift,” directed by Sam Raimi; “Abandon,” directed by Stephen Gaghan; “Go,” directed by Doug Liman; “Phone Booth,” directed by Joel Schumacher; “First Daughter,” directed by Forest Whitaker; “Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” directed by Kevin Williamson; and “Disturbing Behavior,” directed by David Nutter. 2008 marked her Broadway debut in Arthur Millers “All My Sons” opposite John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson. Her portrayal of Ann garnered glowing reviews and established her as an accomplished actress on both screen and stage.

In 1996, Holmes landed the role of Libbets Casey opposite Tobey Maguire and Sigourney Weaver in Lee’s award-winning drama “The Ice Storm” while in Los Angeles for pilot season. A year later she was cast as Joey Potter on the TV series “Dawson’s Creek,” opposite James Van Der Beek and Michelle Williams. The show quickly became the highest-rated series on the WB network throughout its six-season run.

Opening soon across the Philippines, “Jack and Jill” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit http://www.columbiapictures.com.ph for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at www.Facebook.com/ColumbiaPicturesPH and join our fan contests.

Twice the Fun, Twice the Mayhem in “Jack and Jill”!

Adam Sandler‘s twin sister is coming for the holidays…and it aint pretty. Columbia Pictures presents the outrageous comedy “Jack and Jill” from director Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino.

When you get together with your family for the holidays, everybody has that one family member who drives you crazy. They mean well, and you love them, but still…

For Jack (Sandler), that’s his sister – his twin sister – Jill (also played by Sandler). Growing up, their lives were incredibly intertwined. But ever since Jack moved away, they have moved in different directions. Jack has become a highly motivated and successful ad executive in L.A., while Jill was the one who stayed back east and took care of their parents. Now, they see each other only once a year, at Thanksgiving, when Jill comes to L.A. for a visit. Time and distance have taken a toll on their relationship – and now Jack finds himself enduring Jill’s annual visit, rather than enjoying it.

Still, it’s just a couple of days, right? Wrong. Jack and Jill get off on the wrong foot – just like always – and the only way Jack can make things right is to ask Jill to stay on through Hanukkah, giving her some time to enjoy everything L.A. has to offer, from game shows to horseback riding. Still, Jack isn’t exactly pleased that his sister is extending her trip…

And adding to Jack’s stress is the fact that things aren’t going all that well at his ad agency. His biggest client, Dunkin Donuts, is demanding that Jack deliver Al Pacino to perform in a new Dunkaccino commercial. Jack wonders how in the world he is going to get Pacino – does he even do commercials? – and his quest is intensified when he finds out that the famous actor is having a nervous breakdown and losing his mind. Having played one too many roles, the actor is starting to confuse reality with the parts he is playing and is acting out in some increasingly erratic ways.


When Jack takes Jill to see the Lakers, he approaches Pacino about the commercial, but is stunned when Pacino is much more interested in talking to Jill. It turns out that Jill reminds Pacino of everything he left behind – his boyhood home in the Bronx, his childhood – and for Pacino, who is preparing to play Don Quixote on stage, something clicks. Because he’s having trouble with reality, suddenly, Jill isn’t Jack’s wacky sister… she’s Dulcinea, Don Quixote’s idealized romantic love – and Pacino must conquer her affections to realize his quest.

Trouble is, Jill isn’t interested. But Pacino will not be brushed aside so easily. Inviting himself to Jack and Jill’s surprise birthday party, he sweeps Jill off her feet and takes her for a private party at his home – but Jill still isn’t biting, which only inflames Pacino’s passion (and insanity). It’s not clear who’s more upset – Jill, from the experience, or Jack, who thinks his chance to get Pacino could be over, or Pacino, who is completely losing it for Jill.

For Jack, now the shoe is on the other foot: he has to try to convince Jill to extend her trip even further and give Pacino one more shot. It’s a move that sets in motion a wild, outrageous series of events that reveals to Jack who the most important people in his life are – and have always been.

Opening soon across the Philippines, “Jack and Jill” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. 

 

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