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Peter Berg Turns "Lone Survivor" Book Into Searing Film

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W hen retired Petty Officer First Class Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson’s book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 was published in 2007, it quickly rose to the top of The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list. This true story of duty and honor in the face of extreme adversity and the heroic deeds of fallen comrades caught filmmaker Peter Berg ’s attention when his production partner, Film 44’s Sarah Aubrey, gave him a copy of the book and insisted that he read it. Although in production on his then-upcoming blockbuster “Hancock,” Berg began to flip through it during a lunch break. After a few minutes, he was transfixed, locking the door to his trailer and reading the book cover to cover. Determined to win the rights and adapt “ Lone Survivor ” into a film, Berg became a man obsessed.

Post "Lost," Evangeline Lilly Stars in “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG”

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B eloved by worldwide audiences for her performance as the feisty Kate in the Fox TV’s acclaimed mystery series “ Lost ” for which she earned a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination, Canada’s Evangeline Lilly now stars in a Silvan Elf, Tauriel, in Peter Jackson’s “ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug .” Daughter of Mirkwood, Tauriel is as deadly as she is beautiful. A favorite of King Thranduil (Lee Pace) and Captain of the Woodland Guard, her job is to follow the orders of the King without question. However, Tauriel has a strong will and unyielding passion for what she believes is right. An expert fighter, she carries signature weapons including twin daggers and a bow and arrow. Like Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Tauriel is extremely fast and agile in battle. Although she has lived for many hundreds of years in Middle-earth, she remains one of the youngest of the Elven folk, and has rarely ventured beyond the borders of the great forest.

Armitage Returns as Thorin in “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG”

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H e made a huge impression as the Dwarf Prince, Thorin Oakenshield in last year's “ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey .” Now, Richard Armitage returns to play the same character in the highly anticipated sequel, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” As a young Dwarf Prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and terror wrought when a great fire-breathing dragon attacked the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. When no one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile. Now, as the strong, fearless fighter and respected leader of The Company of Dwarves, Thorin is determined to reclaim his homeland and destroy the beast that brought such misery upon his people.

“THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY” Australian Premiere Photos

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I n attendance at the recently concluded Australian (Sydney) premiere of the upcoming adventure comedy “ The Secret Life of Walter Mitty are Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. Ben Stiller produces and stars in the movie where no one really knows the power of the private dreams inside our heads . . . until they inspire our reality. That’s what happens in Ben Stiller’s contemporary rethink of one of the most influential fantasy stories of all time – indeed the quintessential tale about the irresistible allure of fantasizing: James Thurber’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Stiller has taken that two-and-a-half page 1939 classic and opened it up into a 21st Century comic epic about a man who finds that his real life is about toblow his wildly over-active imagination out of the water. “ The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ” opens January 22 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

New “MUPPETS MOST WANTED” Trailer Arrives

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W alt Disney Pictures has released the new international trailer for “ Muppets Most Wanted ,” opening in Philippine theaters on March 21, 2014. You can view the trailer here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuT_9W_Vohc.

Fun Trivia on the Making of Disney's “FROZEN”

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W alt Disney Animation Studios (“Tangled,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) presents “ Frozen ,” a stunning big-screen comedy-adventure inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.” In the film, fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Win “THOR: THE DARK WORLD” Special Screening Tickets from Ayala Malls Cinemas

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A yala Malls Cinemas gives moviegoers the watch of their lifetime with their ongoing promo for the highly-anticipated action adventure “ Thor: The Dark World .” Log in to Ayala Malls Cinemas’ www.sureseats.com and check out their Twitter, Strike-A-Pose and Prize Surprize promo details to win special screening tickets and other premium collectible items from the movie. From Marvel Studios comes the highly anticipated “Thor: The Dark World,” continuing the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance

Julianne Moore Shocks as Deeply Religious Mother of “CARRIE” (Opens Oct 16)

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A cademy Award®-nominated actress Julianne Moore plays a troubled girl's ultra-religious and controlling mother, in Columbia Pictures' gripping thriller “Carrie.” A reimagining of the classic horror tale, “ Carrie ” tells the story of Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Says director Kimberly Peirce, “Having Julianne play Margaret was a dream come true. She’s a brilliant stage and film performer with an extraordinary intelligence, sensuality, and playfulness to her and her work. She deepened the entire film, making it more fun, emotional, and powerful.”

Disney Thaws Out 4 “FROZEN” Character Posters

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F our new posters for Walt Disney Pictures' “Frozen” are now online, featuring the main characters Anna & Olaf, Elsa, Hans, and Kristoff & Sven. In “ Frozen ,” when a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, an amazing and comedic snowman named Olaf, Everest-like conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

“CAPTAIN PHILLIPS” Holds Sneak Previews Oct 14 & 15

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C olumbia Pictures has announced that its critically acclaimed hostage thriller “ Captain Phillips ” will have special sneak previews on Monday and Tuesday, October 14 & 15, in selected theaters nationwide. (Please see list of participating cinemas below.) Starring two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks in the title role, the film is Oscar®-nominated director Paul Greengrass’s multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates.

Academy-Award Winning Couple JAVIER BARDEM & PENÉLOPE CRUZ in Ridley Scott’s “THE COUNSELOR”

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V isionary filmmaker Ridley Scott brings together Academy-Award winners (couple) Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz in his latest gripping drama thriller “ The Counselor ” along with Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz. Bardem and Cruz have through the years proven themselves to be versatile actors playing a variety of compelling characters, in “The Counselor,” the award winning couple is at it again playing enticing characters never seen before on screen. Penned by Cormac McCarthy, “The Counselor” follows the life of a respected lawyer who is tempted to enter a murky and dangerous world to make some quick cash but had led him in an inexorable path to disaster. Although he receives warnings about the potential dangers of getting involved, The Counselor just couldn’t be swayed.

“GAME OF THRONES” Director Brings Epic Style to “THOR: THE DARK WORLD”

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A cclaimed Emmy®-winning director Alan Taylor , known for his work on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” brings his style and love of “epic language” to Marvel’s “ Thor: The Dark World .” Taylor admits he was excited by the prospect of helming the film, saying, “I’d come to love having one foot in reality and one foot in fantasy. All of those things were coming together in this. Thor is a unique Super Hero because he carries so much weight of history and he carries a mythology. Those things gave him the kind of stature that I found exciting.” From the beginning of his involvement, Taylor was keen on grounding the film in a sense of reality as the story takes place not only on Earth but on Asgard and other worlds of the Nine Realms as well. It was important for the director to never let the film depart from feeling both real and emotionally connected. “We’re making a big effort to ground it in a sense of ‘history,’ despite the fact that it is a made up world, “ explains Taylor. “It was impor

“RIO 2” (3D) International Trailer & First Look Photos

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B lu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway), the macaw lovebirds in the first “Rio” movie that hit it off with the world and sent the box-office flying high are back in “ Rio 2 ” with the entire original cast and a new set of fine actors and musical talents. Watch the latest international trailer of “Rio 2” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZxrlLARycE&list=PLcZs6n5iZPx_THQ8_QjSrpxKfqOdHsc2k

Selena Gomez -- Hot-Shot, Tech-Savvy Girl in “GETAWAY” (Opens Oct 16)

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Y oung actress and international music sensation Selena Gomez (“Monte Carlo,” “Hotel Transylvania”) stars opposite Ethan Hawke in Warner Bros.' race-against-the-clock thriller “ Getaway .” In the film, former race car driver Brent Magna (Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, taking it on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage.

“CARRIE” Director Talks About Remaking Classic Horror Tale

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F rom director Kimbery Peirce (TV's “The L Word”) comes Columbia Pictures' new thriller “ Carrie ” based on the Stephen King novel and starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. “Carrie” is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, Margaret (Moore). The teenaged girl unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. The filmmaker talks about the eagerly anticipated remake in the following interview.

“ROBOCOP” Unwraps Teaser Poster

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M etro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures have just released the teaser poster for they're upcoming action thriller “ RoboCop .” Directed by Jose Padilha, “RoboCop” stars Joel Kinnaman (TV's “The Killing”), Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The screenplay is by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier & Michael Miner.

“WE’RE THE MILLERS” Cruises Past $100-M at U.S. Box Office

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O ne of the most talked about hits of the summer, New Line Cinema’s “ We’re the Millers ” has surpassed $100 million at the U.S. box office, it was announced recently by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie crossed the $100 million mark on Friday, August 30, and is still climbing.

Autodesk Arms Filmmakers to Breathe Life to ELYSIUM ’s Dystopian Universe

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A utodesk, Inc., has played a pivotal role in the creation of some of the most iconic and breathtaking movie imagery over the past two decades. From large post-production studios to small boutique houses, talented artists across the globe use Autodesk visual effects (VFX) software such as Autodesk 3dsMax, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Flame, Softimage to create stunning movies and television content. In fact, Autodesk media and entertainment software has played a key role in making iconic visual effects movies like ‘Avatar’ or the recently released ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Superman’ and ‘Iron Man’ and many other for the past two decades. And now with the release of the blockbuster movie ELYSIUM check out how Autodesk Academy® Award-winning software has helped digital artists unlock their creativity.

Trapped in “RUNNER RUNNER”

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T he latest trailer of “ Runner Runner ” is now live and can be accessed here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKTDmAwLvdw&list=PLcZs6n5iZPx_qMltrZ9_-ygryMe9EoX-5.

Denzel Washington Displays Humorous Side in “2 GUNS”

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F or the fimmakers of TriStar Pictures' new action thriller “ 2 Guns ,” there's only one actor working today who could wholly embody the complex, lead character Bobby Trench, whose motto is “When this is over, I’m going to kill you.” And he's none other than two-time Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington . After portraying a series of intense characters in recent years, Washington was searching for some humor in his next role. He found that in agent Bobby Trench. “I was looking to depart from heavier roles, and when I read this script it really made me laugh,” the performer reports. “Bobby does whatever is necessary to get the job done. He says there is no code; you do whatever you got to do, whatever it takes. I think he is an honest cop, but he doesn’t live by the honor codes.”

“RUNNER RUNNER” Trailer: Keys To The Kingdom

R unner, Runner is the upcoming 2013 American crime drama thriller film directed by Brad Furman, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Michael Shamberg, and Stacey Sher, and written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The film stars Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on September 27, 2013.

Emma Roberts, a Runaway Teen in “WE'RE THE MILLERS”

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Y oung actress Emma Roberts (“Aquamarine,” “Valentine's Day”) stars in New Line Cinema's hit comedy “ We're the Millers ” as pierced street punk Casey, who rounds out the fake Miller family as the daughter David (Jason Sudeikis) never wanted. He knows she’s practically homeless; she knows she can get some cash out of him. So, they strike a deal for her to come along.

Matt Damon, at the Center of Two Worlds in “ELYSIUM” (Opens Sept 04)

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M att Damon takes on the lead role of Max in TriStar Pictures' futuristic action thriller “ Elysium ” whose socio-political message underneath the gripping action scenes isn't lost on the actor. “I like to think it’s a hopeful message,” Damon says. “Even in a future where it’s every man for himself, it’ll be possible for a human being to hold on to his humanity.”

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Faces Biggest Gamble in “RUNNER RUNNER”

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J ustin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton star in the high-roller thriller “ Runner Runner ” as key players trying to get ahead in the multi-billion dollar industry of internet gambling. Timberlake’s character Richie is a Princeton grad student who’s been swindled by an online gambling group led by Ivan Block (played by Affleck). Traveling to Costa Rica to confront the gambling legend behind the site, Richie is eventually seduced into Ivan’s haven – easy, instant and limitless wealth. Ivan, impressed by Richie’s technological savvy takes the younger man under his wing to teach him the ropes. It is only when he meets and falls for Ivan’s associate, Rebecca Shafran (Arterton) did he realize that he’s facing his greatest gamble yet when he also learns that Ivan is being chased by the FBI for racketeering, extortion and bribery.

The Haunting Escalates in Horror Thriller “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2”

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A haunted family struggles to uncover a terrifying secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world in “ Insidious: Chapter 2 ,” the latest nerve-twisting horror thriller from director James Wan (“The Conjuring”) and screenwriter Leigh Whannell (“Saw,” “Insidious”). Produced by “Paranormal Activity's” Jason Blum and Oren Peli, the sequel reteams the cast of the first film, including Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring”), Rose Byrne (“X-Men: First Class”), Barbara Hershey (“Black Swan”), Lin Shaye (“There’s Something About Mary”) and Ty Simpkins (“Iron Man 3”).

LOGAN LERMAN Meets Half-Brother TYSON in “PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS”

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L ogan Lerman reprises the titular role as the teen demigod son of Poseidon prophesied to save the world of the gods’ children sired with humans in “ Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters .” Produced by Chris Columbus whose successful string of blockbusters includes the “Harry Potter” films, “Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief,” “Fantastic Four,” “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Surfer,” “Night at the Museum” and “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” the latest adventure of Percy Jackson adapted from Rick Riordan’s 2nd book from the best selling series “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” finds Percy at waters’ ends dealing with shocking family revelations, saving his best friend Grover from a cyclops and battling fellow demigods to ultimately stop the evil Kronos from wreaking havoc to their world.

“DISTRICT 9” Director Now Takes Audiences to “ELYSIUM”

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F rom Neill Blomkamp, the acclaimed director of the Oscar Best Picture nominee “ District 9 ,” comes the futuristic action-thriller “ Elysium ” starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

Ethan Hawke Talks about “THE PURGE”

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F rom Universal Pictures ,the horror thriller The Purge illustrates the government’s response to an America overrun by escalating crime and overcrowded prisons. For a 12-hour period, once a year, any and all criminal activity, including murder, becomes legal. And on this one particular night, James ( Ethan Hawke ) and Mary Sandin ( Lena Headey ), and their two children, will learn just how vicious the outside world can be. Actor Ethan Hawke talked about why the subject of families in peril make for good suspense and horror films, what he enjoys about making genre movies, getting to film somewhat chronologically, how much fun the fight scenes were, what he thinks this film says about society, and whether he believes humans are inherently violent.

AYALA Malls Cinemas hosts CINEMALAYA 2013 Entries: Holds Opening Ceremony at Alabang Town Center

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P romoting and championing Filipino talents, Ayala Malls Cinemas hosts for the 3rd time entries that will compete in Cinemalaya Festival on its 9th year themed “Cinemalaya Cinesthesia.” Ayala Malls Cinemas ’ first collaboration with Cinemalaya back in July 2011 opened its Greenbelt3 screens to the entries, paving easy access for the festival’s followers within the metro. Ayala Malls Cinemas solidified its support to the festival by adding Trinoma screens as an additional venue on its 2nd year of partnership with Cinemalaya in 2012.

Robert De Niro, John Travolta Ready for the “Killing Season”

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A ppearing in the big screen together for the first time is Academy Award winning actor, Robert De Niro and two-time Oscar nominee, John Travolta , as they star in the action-packed Hollywood movie, Killing Season . Back-dropped against the dangerous landscape of the remote Appalachian mountain, Killing Season follows the story of two Bosnian War veterans- former American military Benjamin Ford (Robert De Niro) and former Serbian soldier (John Travolta)- as they settle an old score and engage themselves in the tense, fierce and purest form of battle: one-on-one.

“THE WOLVERINE” @ AYALA MALLS Cinemas

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click the picture above for more details on Early Bird , Strike A Pose , Sureseats membership and Prize Surprize promos. A yala Malls Cinemas brings you the adamantium-clawed hero this July with a handful of surprises from their Early Bird Promo, Strike A Pose, Sureseats membership and Prize Surprize. Check out the following promo only from Ayala Cinemas and be a member of the fast-growing www.sureseats.com movie community - Glorietta4, Greenbelt3, Alabang Town Center, Market!Market!, Trinoma, Ayala Center Cebu, Marquee Mall, Harbor Point, Centrio Cinemas and Abreeza Davao.

Chris Hemsworth in “RUSH”

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T wo-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award® nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives.

Get to Know the Characters from Disney's “FROZEN”

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M eet the characters of Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming animated feature “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) is more daring than graceful and, at times, can act before she thinks. But she’s also the most optimistic and caring person you’ll ever meet. She longs to reconnect with her sister, Elsa, as they were close during their childhood. When Elsa accidentally unleashes a magical secret that locks the kingdom of Arendelle in an eternal winter, Anna embarks on a dangerous adventure to make things right. Armed with only her fearlessness, a never-give-up attitude and her faith in others, Anna is determined to save both her kingdom and her family.

“THE WOLVERINE” After-Credits Scene Revealed

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R ecent early screenings of “ The Wolverine ” thrilled fans when it revealed the much talked about scenes after the credits leading to the events of Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Hugh Jackman enthused and confirmed that there is in fact an after-credits teaser, which they consider as the tease of all tease. “There’s a lot of great actors in it, and if you stick around to the end of the credit of The Wolverine, you’re going to get a really nice Easter Egg for what Days of the Future Past has to offer…which we can’t reveal!” says Jackman.

Michelle Rodriguez: FAST and FURIOUS in “TURBO”

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Michelle Rodriguez, Snoop Dogg & Michael Pena . D reamWorks Animation’s upcoming action adventure movie “ Turbo ” starring Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michelle Rodriguez, Ken Jeong and Samuel L. Jackson is a mash-up of superhero and racing film genres. It turns a garden snail into a mighty mollusk who travels at super-speed. When we meet Turbo, he’s somewhat of an outcast in the snail community, which is less about big dreams and more about punching a time clock at their place of employment (and principal source of nourishment) – the [tomato] “plant.” Leaving the plant behind, Turbo begins his journey to fulfill his dreams when he is swept from a freeway overpass onto the hood of a sports car, and is then propelled into the muscle car’s air intake valve. Explosive nitrous oxide charges every atom of Turbo’s body, altering his molecular structure. The freak accident infuses Turbo with incredible speed – he can reach 200 miles per hour – and he now blazes across the

Buddies of “GROWN UPS 2” Up for More Shenanigans

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C olumbia Pictures' new comedy “ Grown Ups 2 ” reunites Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade from the original “Grown Ups” which grossed $271 million worldwide, making it Sandler's most successful film to date. Let's check on in the guys and how their characters have evolved since the 2010 film.

‘WORLD WAR Z’ Beats ‘MAN OF STEEL:' Scores New Blockbuster Record for Brad Pitt

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T he Brad Pitt suspense-thriller World War Z has made a big splash at the box-office as it set the title as the actor’s best ever first weekend opening movie. Debuting in 220 screens nationwide, it opened at #1, grossing over P88.7 M on its first weekend, despite competition from strong second week hold-over Man of Steel which had more screens. Top 10 screens were SM Mall of Asia (P3.84M), Trinoma (P3.82M), SM North Edsa (P3.55M), Newport (P3.22M), SM Megamall (P 2.96M), Glorietta 4 (P2.85M), Greenbelt 3 (P2.61M),Alabang Town Center (P2.43M), Powerplant (P2.39M) and Eastwood (P2.16M).

John Goodman Revisits Sulley in “MONSTERS UNIVERSITY” (Opens June 26)

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W hen it comes to Scaring, James “Sulley” Sullivan's a natural—his abundant size, fierce roar and family legacy of a long line of high-achieving Scarers make him a shoo-in for Monsters U's esteemed Scare Program. Acclaimed actor John Goodman (“Argo”) returns to breathe life to Sulley in Disney/Pixar's animated comedy adventure “ Monsters University .”

“300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE” Unreels First Trailer

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T he new trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' eagerly anticipated action adventure “ 300: Rise of an Empire ” is now online and can viewed at http://youtu.be/FCGXfBOx_Ec. Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel “Xerxes,” and told in the breathtaking visual style of the 2006 blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

Costner, Crowe Play "Man of Steel's" Fathers (Opens June 12)

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I n Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' “ Man of Steel ,” the two very influential role models in the life of Kal-El/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) are portrayed by two highly regarded actors: Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El. Screenwriter David Goyer shares that, “The film is about a man with two fathers: Jor-El, Kal’s Kryptonian father, and Jonathan Kent, Clark’s dad on Earth. Clark/Kal has grown up with two sets of histories, though only one was known to him until now. And now he needs to reconcile those teachings if he is to become the man that, arguably, both fathers would want him to be, in their own ways.”

Father, Son Face Dangers in Unfamiliar Planet in “AFTER EARTH”

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A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige ( Jaden Smith ) and his legendary father Cypher ( Will Smith ) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape, in Columbia Pictures' new, futuristic action-adventure “After Earth.” With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.

Marvel Launches “THOR: THE DARK WORLD” Trailer

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M arvel Studios has just unleashed the teaser trailer of “ Thor: The Dark World ” which can now be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRXOzk18-AU. Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger ( Chris Hemsworth ) as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.

Action Film “2 GUNS” Fires Off Teaser Trailer

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A cademy Award-winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in Columbia Pictures' " 2 Guns ," an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent. Catch the film's teaser trailer here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcbqocOsGPs.

Robert Downey Jr. Suits Up Anew in “IRON MAN 3” (Opens Apr 24)

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T wo-time Academy Award-nominee Robert Downey Jr. returns as eccentric genius, billionaire, philanthropist Tony Stark aka the armored super hero known as Iron Man, in Marvel's new action adventure “ Iron Man 3 .” Decompressing from his heroic, near-self-sacrificial action saved New York City from annihilation (in “Marvel's The Avengers”), Tony now finds himself unable to sleep and plagued by worry and trepidation. When his world is destroyed and those closest to him threatened, Tony must find a way to save them—and in the process find himself again.

“EVIL DEAD” Sneak Previews Only at Ayala Malls Cinemas Apr 22-23

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B illed as “The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience,” Columbia Pictures' horror thriller “Evil Dead” will hold special sneak previews on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 & 23, exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (ahead of its May 8 regular opening). Moviegoers can catch the sneaks at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, Ayala Center Cebu, Marquee (Central Luzon), Abreeza (Davao), Harbor Point (Subic) and Centrio (Cagayan de Oro). Rated R-18 Without Cuts by the MTRCB, “ Evil Dead ” is a bone-chilling film that combines all the raw excitement and gleeful gore of the acclaimed, 1981 original with a series of shocking new twists.

Meet Team Dusty of Disney's “PLANES”

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W alt Disney Studios has just announced the voice cast comprising Team Dusty, the hero group in “Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure that's hitting Philippine theaters this August. The cast is led by Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Cedric The Entertainer, Teri Hatcher and Brad Garrett. Below are the first-look images of the characters, with corresponding descriptions.

WATCH “TURBO” (3D) LATEST INTERNATIONAL TRAILER VERSION

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R evving up soon on the big screen is Dreamworks Animation’s “ Turbo ” (3D), meanwhile the movie’s international trailer is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY-8-J6_rTY&feature=youtu.be Starring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz and Samuel L. Jackson, “Turbo” is a fast-paced, action-packed 3D comedy and is set to have audiences around the world root for a super-charged snail to use his incredible powers to win the ultimate race against his idols so that he can prove once and for all that no dream is too big and no dreamer is too small.

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