Tragedy, Despair Lead to Parents’ “Creation” of “Annabelle” in Thriller Sequel

In New Line Cinema’s Annabelle: Creation, the mysterious doll was created out of love—a father’s love for his daughter. As a result, the filmmakers centered the foundation of Annabelle’s sinister nature on the ultimate tragedy, the loss of a child, and just how far parents would go to assuage their grief. Director David Sandberg explains, “The Mullins are a family who went through a horrible experience, … Continue reading Tragedy, Despair Lead to Parents’ “Creation” of “Annabelle” in Thriller Sequel

Gerard Butler Starrer “A Family Man” to Screen Exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas

Action and blockbuster star Gerard Butler stars in his latest passion project “A Family Man” that tackles the under-explored world of corporate headhunting with characters confronting relatable and universal challenges: “the balance between work and family, husband and wife dynamics, the father and son relationship, losing a job and finding a job.” Opening exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Trinoma and Greenbelt 1 screens starting August 23, … Continue reading Gerard Butler Starrer “A Family Man” to Screen Exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas

“Patay na si Hesus” Review: Unpretentious Road Trip Comedy

PATAY NA SI HESUS (2016) Review Directed by Victor Villanueva A guy with a down syndrome who dances to Britney Spears hits, a lesbian who is madly in love with his partner, a guy who has no ambitions and is satisfied with what he has which is nothing and a woman who just lost her ex-husband. Combine these characters into one family and add a … Continue reading “Patay na si Hesus” Review: Unpretentious Road Trip Comedy

Two New Posters for “Flatliners” Arrive Online

“Cross the line. Death will follow you back,” warn the two new posters for Columbia Pictures’ new suspense thriller Flatlinerswhich have just been released by the studio. Check out the one-sheets below and watch Flatliners in Philippine cinemas on October 29, 2017. Starring Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, Diego Luna and James Norton, Flatliners tells of five medical students who embark on a daring and dangerous experiment to gain insight into the … Continue reading Two New Posters for “Flatliners” Arrive Online

“Star na Si Van Damme Stallone” Review: Spotlighting a Mother’s Love

STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE (2016) Review Directed by Randolph Longjas It’s always the filmmaker’s goal to create a story worth every audience’s time and money but to be affected by its story, by its characters is a rewarding experience. That’s what I got from watching Randolph Longjas’ Star na Si Van Damme Stallone. Watching the trailer, you’d expect a cutesy, feel-good family movie about … Continue reading “Star na Si Van Damme Stallone” Review: Spotlighting a Mother’s Love

Tom Cruise, Accidental Hero Who Commits Crime for the Good Guys in “American Made”

From the filmmakers behind American Gangster and Edge of Tomorrow comes Universal Pictures’ American Made, the international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. History. Smuggler. Informant. Patriot. One of the wealthiest men in 1980s America is someone you’ve never heard of. With his devilish swagger and zest for … Continue reading Tom Cruise, Accidental Hero Who Commits Crime for the Good Guys in “American Made”

#AMU23B Writer Jen Chuaunsu to Talk About Screenwriting at the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

She’s the writer of the QCinema 2015 sleeper hit Sleepless that went on to becoming Cine Lokal’s biggest hit. She also wrote QCinema 2016’s Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B that is now playing in cinemas nationwide as an official entry to the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. She’s also the writer of one of Star Cinema’s offering this year, Can We Still Be Friends? She is Jen Chuaunsu. And she’s the … Continue reading #AMU23B Writer Jen Chuaunsu to Talk About Screenwriting at the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

Frank Grillo & Iko Uwais Fight Alien Invasion in First Trailer of “Beyond Skyline”

Captive Cinema has debuted the first trailer for Beyond Skyline, the sequel to 2010’s sci-fi thriller Skyline. Check out the Beyond Skyline trailer below, along with exclusive photos the in the gallery! Set concurrently with the previous Skyline film but in a different undisclosed location during the worldwide alien invasion, Mark (Frank Grillo), a tough-as- nails detective, embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his … Continue reading Frank Grillo & Iko Uwais Fight Alien Invasion in First Trailer of “Beyond Skyline”

Sari Dalena & Keith Sicat Join the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

Next speakers announced are Sari Dalena (Dahling Nick) and Keith Sicat (The Guerilla is a Poet) for Yabang Pinoy’s 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions. Filmmaking is the ultimate form of storytelling. It makes use of almost all artistic elements — music, design, photography, performance. How does a filmmaker balance these? And where does commerce come into consideration? Let the tandem filmmakers Sari Dalena (Director, “Ang Kababaihan ng Malolos” … Continue reading Sari Dalena & Keith Sicat Join the 2nd Philippine Cinema Sessions

James Reid to Play Pedro Penduko in Upcoming Film Adaptation

Known for his films Diary ng Panget, This Time and the primetime series On The Wings of Love will on screen and real life partner Nadine Lustre, James Reid has been chosen to play the folk hero Pedro Penduko in the big screen. Created by Francisco V. Coching that debuted on Liwayway Magazine, the iconic character was already adapted for the big screen in 1954 starring Efren Reyes Sr, in 1973 starring … Continue reading James Reid to Play Pedro Penduko in Upcoming Film Adaptation