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Ewan McGregor in THE GHOST WRITER (Opens Aug 4)

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Ewan McGregor (Angels & Demons, Star Wars trilogy, Moulin Rouge) portrays a successful British ghostwriter who stumbles upon a shocking truth while writing his latest project, in Oscar-winner Roman Polanski’s searing mystery thriller The Ghost Writer . Winner of the Best Director Prize at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival, The Ghost Writer will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas ( Glorietta 4 & Greenbelt 3 ) starting August 4.

Evelyn SALT: Spy or Patriot?

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As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills & years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues & the question remains: "Who is Salt?" SALT is played by Angeline Jolie , other cast includes Liev Schreiber , and Chiwetel Ejiofor . This film is directed by Phillip Noyce , the same director for The Bone Collector which is also topbilled by Angelina Jolie. SALT was originally a male character ( Tom Cruise ) but he back-out, so Angelina Jolie take the spot.

Adam Sandler Grows Up Wiser, Funnier

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In Columbia Pictures ’ new hit comedy Grown Ups , America’s favorite funnyman Adam Sandler plays Lenny Feder, who was once the ringleader-of-sorts among his childhood buddies, the one who could convince the others to do the silly things kids do. He’s since grown up to be a wheeling, dealing Hollywood agent. Sandler stars with Kevin James , Chris Rock , David Spade and Rob Schneider who all play best friends when they were young kids and are now getting together with their families on the Fourth of July weekend for the first time in thirty years. Picking up where they left off, they discover that growing older doesn’t mean growing up.

Neil Patrick Harris Leads the Dog Pack in "CATS & DOGS 2"

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Best known by global audiences as the womanizing Barney Stinson in the hit CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother -- a role which has garnered him a combined five Golden Globe and Emmy nominations – Neil Patrick Harris provides the voice of Lou, the commander of dog secret agents in Warner Bros.’ new 3D comedy adventure Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore .

"SALT" Opens on July 28 in the Philippines

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Angelina Jolie stars in Salt , a contemporary action thriller from Columbia Pictures. As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who Is Salt?" Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media a di Bonaventura Pictures production, A film by Phillip Noyce , Salt. The film stars Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, and Andre Braugher. Directed by Phillip Noyce. Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Sunil Perkash. Written by Kurt Wimmer. Executive Producers are Ric Kidney, Mark Vahradian, and Ryan Kavanaugh. Director of Photography is R

Oscar Talk Underway for INCEPTION

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Let the Academy Awards buzz for Inception begin! Days before the genre-defying film opened in the US, internet giant Yahoo already proclaimed Inception as the best film of the year to-date. Yahoo wrote in its citation – “From its mind-bending dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream plot to its way cool special effects, the movie stands head-and-shoulders above an otherwise lackluster movie summer.” Then the glowing reviews started pouring in – from the high-and-mighty Time Magazine and New York Times and Variety to the pop-centric USA Today and Chicago Times to the heady Rolling Stone. All are ecstatic over director Christopher Nolan’s originality, genius, even…balls…to realize such a high-concept film. Inevitably, the word “Oscar” kept coming up. Which prompting news bureau Reuters to ask in a syndicated article, “Can Inception safely dream of Oscar glory? That's one conundrum that will linger long after average moviegoers have stopped debating the ambiguities of Christ

Salma Hayek in 'GROWN UPS'

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In Columbia Pictures’ new comedy Grown Ups , the filmmakers found a trio of extremely talented women to play the guys’ better halves. “ Salma Hayek , Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph are all really excellent actresses and comediennes,” says director Dennis Dugan . “When the girls have their scenes together, it’s a very different kind of comedy than what’s going on with the guys. A movie needs that kind of change of pace, and these women, all incredible talents, gave us that.” In the film, Adam Sandler , Kevin James , Chris Rock , David Spade , and Rob Schneider play best friends when they were young kids and are now getting together with their families on the Fourth of July weekend for the first time in thirty years. Picking up where they left off, they discover that growing older doesn’t mean growing up.

James Marsden & Chris O'Donnell in "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore"

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Warner Bros . presents James Marsden (The X-Men trilogy) and Chris O’Donnell (Batman and Robin) in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore , a comedy in 3D that blends live action with state-of-the-art puppetry and computer animation. In the film, Kitty Galore , formerly an agent for cat spy organization MEOWS, has gone rogue and hatched a diabolical plan to not only bring her canine enemies to heel, but take down her former kitty comrades and make the world her scratching post. Faced with this unprecedented threat, cats and dogs will be forced to join forces for the first time in history in an unlikely alliance to save themselves—and their humans.

Judy Ann Santos & Sarah Geronimo in "Hating Kapatid"

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The 2 of the country’s biggest superstars, together for the first time in a landmark team-up! In this comedy, Judy Ann Santos stars as Maria Rica and Sarah Geronimo is Maria Cecilia, daughters of public school teachers turned OFW. Left in the care of their Lola Gerty ( Gina Pareño ), Rica and Cecilia grow up in Bocaue, Bulacan, where they help look after the family’s firecracker business. The two girls are inseparable. Rica takes her role as the big sister seriously, to the point of breaking up with her boyfriend, Bong ( JC DeVera ), and vowing to devote her life taking care of Cecil when the latter is hurt in a minor accident.

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in Going the Distance

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Drew Barrymore and Justin Long share a long-distance love affair in New Line Cinema ’s new romantic comedy Going the Distance . In the film, Erin ’s ( Barrymore ) wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett (Long) over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning. Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York City . But when six weeks of romping through the city inadvertently become meaningful, neither is sure they want it to end.

Real-Life Sleeper Spies Add Storm to Action-Thriller SALT (Opens July 28)

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Columbia Pictures’ new, contemporary spy thriller Salt , starring Angelina Jolie, began life with an offhand comment Jolie made a few years ago. “I was meeting with (Sony Pictures Co-Chairman) Amy Pascal when it came up in conversation that she was getting ready to make one of the new James Bond films,” Jolie remembers. “I playfully said, ‘I want to be Bond!’ That was our little joke, and then she found this project.” Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer had originally conceived the role of Salt to be played by a male actor. His original spec script was developed with producer Sunil Perkash, who then brought it to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Amy Pascal at Sony, who in turn brought on director Phillip Noyce . Like all motion picture projects, the screenplay then went through several drafts, but the major change to the script occurred when the filmmakers envisioned Jolie, an Academy Award® -winning actress and one of the few women in the world who can carry an action picture, in the

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: It's Really The Coolest Job

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Here's the plot for this movie: Balthazar Blake ( Nicolas Cage ) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath ( Alfred Molina ). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler ( Jay Baruchel ), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Cinco Movie Review

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 I was so happy when I received a text that I will have a seat at the CINCO premiere night aside from the pre-party of the movie that I also attended at Guilly's Island in Tomas Morato. Because this is the first time Star Cinema invited me to a premiere, because the previous two that I attended are just presscons. Not that I complaining though. Did I? LOL This is also the first time I saw a literally jampacked premiere night. I mean there are so many people standing at the sides. I also would like to thank Star Cinema because there's a seat there with my name on it, cool eh? It's reserved especially for me! It's also fun to hear all those fanatics screams their lungs out when their idol appeared on the screen! and I'm really surprised that there's a lot of banners/tarpaulins displayed by fans. It's like seeing those Twilight fantards :)

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

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People the world over adore their pets. And why not? Just look at them: a steady old sheepdog with a shaggy mop of hair, a soft, sweet purring kitten…such simple creatures, so loyal and loving, and all they ask from us is our protection and support. Clueless humans! Guess again. “That picture of domestic harmony is just what they want you to see,” claims director Brad Peyton, who happily exposes the true story of backyard politics in Warner Bros.’ new 3D adventure “ Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore .” The truth is those placid furballs idling on the sofa and goofy mutts chasing their tails are really the paw-soldiers of a vast underground network of canine and feline covert agents, surveillance experts and four-legged assassins of every stripe. Heroes from both sides of the fence, they risk their lives to protect our way of life and uphold the balance of power between mankind’s most trusted and fiercely competitive animal companions: cats and dogs.

Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade & Rob Schneider in "Grown Ups"

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Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider head up an all-star comedy cast in Columbia Pictures’ Grown Ups , the story of five childhood friends who reunite thirty years later to meet each others’ families for the first time. When their beloved former basketball coach dies, they return to their home town to spend the summer at the lake house where they celebrated their championship years earlier. Sandler came up with the idea of a guy who feels like he and his family have lost their perspective of what’s important in life. So, when he unexpectedly has to go back to his home town, he decides to use it as an opportunity to get back to his roots and get his family on the right track. To do this, he rents a lake house and invites his old friends and their families to come and stay with them for the Fourth of July weekend. “The whole project was really appealing,” says director Dennis Dugan . “These real-life friends get together for a summer to make a movie

Ten Reasons Why You Should Watch “Inception”

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This is a movie review done by Alex Dizon of http://recyclebinofamiddlechild.blogspot.com , since I can't attend the premiere night of this movie because I'm at the Cinco premiere. Inception is released by Warner Bros. Pictures , rated PG-13 by the MTRCB. I never thought that this film will be as mind-boggling as I thought it would be. Directed by Christopher Nolan - the man who brought us The Dark Knight - this movie revolved to the character of Mr. Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio , a man tagged as the Extractor, who has an amazing gift of manipulating one’s dream. So, before I share to you my ten reasons why you should watch “ Inception ”, let me tell you this first: If you don’t have the patience to understand every scene of a movie and you don’t want to see a film that will require you to think and think more, well, this film is not for you!

First "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Trailer Premieres with "INCEPTION" [Opens July 15]

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After its successful online launch, the first trailer of Warner Bros.’ “ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ” will now make its Philippine theatrical premiere as an added attraction to the sci-fi action-thriller “ Inception ” which opens across the Philippines on Thursday, July 15. The 7th and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, “Deathly Hallows” is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts.

INCEPTION Opens on July 15, 2010 in the Philippines

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Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs in “ Inception ,” an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb ( Leonardo DiCaprio ) is a skilled thief, the best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime.

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE (Opens July 15)

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The cast and filmmakers of Walt Disney Studios’ “ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice ” had a blast creating the fantasy adventure about Balthazar Blake ( Nicolas Cage ), a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan who recruits Dave Stutler ( Jay Baruchel) , a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé.

"Hugo Cabret" in 3D, Directed by Martin Scorsese

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Production has begun in London on Academy Award®-winner Martin Scorsese ’s adventure film “ Hugo Cabret .” The live-action film, to be photographed in 3D, stars Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley (“Shutter Island”), Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat”), Asa Butterfield (“The Boy in Striped Pajamas”), and Chloe Moretz (“Kick-Ass”). Also appearing in the all-star cast are Jude Law (“Sherlock Holmes”), Ray Winstone (“Beowulf”) and Christopher Lee (“Lord of the Rings”). Based on Brian Selznick’s captivating and imaginative New York Times bestseller The Invention of Hugo Cabret , the screenplay is by John Logan and the film is produced by Scorsese, Graham King, Tim Headington, and Johnny Depp.

Andrew Garfield is The NEW Peter Parker in The Next Spider-Man Movie

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After a comprehensive worldwide casting search, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012. The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. Today’s confirmation culminates what has been one of the most eagerly anticipated casting announcements in recent memory. Bloggers, pop culture speculators, and everyday fans have pored over and analyzed every conceivable online rumor in an attempt to discover the identity of the next actor to play Peter Parker . Garfield will immediately begin preparing for the coveted role.

Cinco (Star Cinema)

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Cinco is the newest horror movie from Star Cinema . The movie is consists of 5 episodes, each with different cast members and different directors. It stars AJ Perez, Rayver Cruz, Maja Salvador, Mariel Rodriguez, Zanjoe Marudo, Pokwang, Bangs Garcia, Jodi Sta. Maria, Jayson Gainza, Robi Domingo, and Sam Concepcion. Cinco will premiere on July 14, 2010 . Episode 1  “ Braso ” starring Robi Domingo, AJ Perez and Sam Concepcion Directed by Frasco Mortiz

StreetDance 3D

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StreetDance 3D is a movie about a street dance crew on the verge of breaking up after its leader, Jay, leaves the group unexpectedly. The group loses the use of their rehearsal space, forcing them to try and raise money or practice in other locations. Eventually they secure a space in a ballet school, on the condition that they include 5 ballet dancers from the Royal Dance Crew in their routine. At first, they struggle to get along, but they all become friends in the end. One of the teachers at the ballet school, Helena, takes Carly to a ballet where she starts getting ideas for their routine. When she arrives home, Carly finds Jay waiting for her and the two spend the night together. During a dance battle in a club the next night, the team learn that Jay has betrayed the team by joining The Surge , a rival crew. Starring the Diversity & Flawless dancers with Charlotte Rampling , Eleanor Bron, George Sampson, Jeremy Sheffield, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Nichola Burley, Patrick Ba

Panciteria Lido - The Authentic Chinese Resto

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Panciteria Lido 's Pugon Roasted Asado, Chami Special, Drunken Lechon Macau, Steamed Fish Fillet Soy Sauce, Shrimp Balls, Lido Fried Rice, Poached Tofu, Lido Syphon Brewed Coffee and more is now featured at my food blog . To know more, just follow the link: Panciteria Lido :)

Phillip Noyce Talks About The New Spy Thriller Movie “SALT”

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Australian director Phillip Noyce has done it all, from acclaimed thrillers like “ Clear and Present Danger ” and " Patriot Games " to dramas such as " The Quiet American .” Now he's back in the chair for the much anticipated spy thriller " Salt ", which reunites him with his " The Bone Collector " co-star Angelina Jolie . In this interview, Noyce takes time out from filming in New York City to talk at length about the film, how it changed from a Tom Cruise movie to a Angelina Jolie film, and working with the talented actress. Question: This film went from a male lead character, then to a female lead character. And it went through a whole sort of casting process… Philip Noyce: In the original script by Kurt Wimmer, the lead character was called, at that time, Edwin A. Salt. We discussed the film with Tom Cruise, we had a table read with various actors, including Samuel L. Jackson, who kindly played one of the parts, just so we could hear

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