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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dreamworks and 20th Century Fox reveal PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR viceo clip and poster


DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox reels out the latest “Penguins of Madagascar” clip in an all-new adventure to save the world.

Following the scene-stealing penguins of “Madagascar” franchise, the quad-core team headed by Skipper (Tom McGrath) and his fellow penguins encounter a team of animal secret agents called North Wind, led by a wolf named Classified (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch). The penguins and North Wind don't really get along, but they'll have to team up to stop an evil octopus known as Dr. Brine (John Malkovich) on his plan to destroy the world with his toxic formula Medusa Serum.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Paramount Pictures unveils TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES main poster


Paramount Pictures has just revealed the main poster art of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” showing our titular heroes jumping off a towering blast.

The new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” adventure is a modern-day iteration of the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades. Below is the film's official synopsis:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Charlize Theron stars in Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s Adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s DARK PLACES


Charlize Theron leads the cast of Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s Adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s DARK PLACES.  The first image featuring Charlize Theron has been released from Gilles Paquet-Brenner‘s adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s best-selling novel Dark Places.

Set in a farming town in Kansas, Dark Places follows Libby Day (Charlize Theron), the only surviving witness of a horrific massacre that took her mother and sisters. Believing the slaughter to be the work of a Satanic cult, Libby testifies in court against her own brother.

Chris Pratt, the only choice to play Peter Quill in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY


Bound-for-stardom Chris Pratt (“The LEGO Movie”) plays a brash space adventurer named Peter Quill, who was zapped into space at the age of nine, in Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

The filmmakers’ search for Peter Quill, the leader of the Guardians was extensive. Many actors were considered as contenders for the role but it was Pratt, best known for the role he plays in “Parks and Recreation,” and who was beginning to make a significant mark for scene-stealing roles in “Moneyball,” “The Five-Year Engagement” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” who triumphed. His ability to effortlessly switch between drama, comedy and action, together with his incredible charm, made him not only a great choice but also the only choice.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Yana Taboso's bestselling manga series BLACK BUTLER exclusively screened at SM Cinemas nationwide


SM Cinema through its CinExclusive program, the exclusive screening of films at the digital theatres of SM Cinema nationwide, is showing the live action movie Black Butler starting July 23, 2014.

Black Butler is loosely based on the Japanese manga of the same name written and illustrated by Yana Toboso and serialized in the monthly G-Fantasy, published by Square Enix. Since its first publication in 2006, the series has sold 18 million copies worldwide and has been translated to 20 languages and sold in 42 countries and territories.

Walt Disney Studios announces voice cast behind BIG HERO 6


Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announced the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” including Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung and Genesis Rodriguez, with Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax. Directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”), “Big Hero 6” hits Philippine theaters in 3D on November 5, 2014.

“We’re so impressed with what these performers have been able to bring to their characters,” said Hall. “The story really calls for each performer to give a wide range of emotions—from light-hearted to some seriously heavy moments—and this cast has been incredible.”

RUROUNI KENSHIN cast and director to grace the film's Asian premiere in Manila


Japanese director Keishi Otomo and actors Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei and Munetaka Aoki are flying to Manila to grace the Asian Premiere of “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno,” this was jointly announced today by William Ireton, President & Representative Director of Warner Entertainment Japan Inc., and Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.

The invitational red carpet premiere is scheduled on Wednesday night, August 6 at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong. The Japanese talents are also expected to interact with the media and fans in a public press conference Thursday, August 7 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.

20th Century Fox to release movie adaptations of THE MAZE RUNNER and KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE


20th Century Fox adapts two of the world’s best-selling thrilling young adult fictions, “The Maze Runner” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” into the big screen.

 Based on James Dashner’s futuristic thrilling adventure of the same title, “The Maze Runner” by filmmaker Wes Ball , primarily known for his successful venture as the owner of Oddball Animation tells a story about life in a post apocalyptic world unlike no other. “The Maze Runner” sees a group of young boys living together and surviving on their own in a place they call the Glade, not knowing who put them there and why they are there, they soon find out the chilling mystery of their entrapment when Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) is sent to the Glade. Thomas along with the other boys and the only girl named Teresa dare to defy status quo and risk their lives to get out and run through the series of dangerous maze where predators wait to feast on human flesh. The movie also stars Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aml Ameen, and Blake Cooper.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays dual role in psychosexual thriller ENEMY (Movie opens on July 30)


What would you do if you discover someone who looks exactly like you?

The reality of finding your doppelganger or a mirror image or yourself is the intriguing premise of the upcoming psychosexual thriller ENEMY, released by Solar Pictures.

WWF Research Vessel Transforms Into A Sea Classroom

In 2012, I was fortunate enough to have boarded M/Y Navorca, WWF's Research Vessel in Tubbataha and Apo Reefs.  I was there for an expedition with Kara David of GMA and Atom Araullo of ABS-CBN to document Tubbataha and learn about Cebu Pacific's Bright Skies program with WWF.

It was a great learning experience to know how the value and we can really take care of the environment, especially our marine wonders.  So when I heard about M/Y Navorca being transformed into a sea classroom, I can't help but be happy about it because now, educators can learn first hand the value and process of environment conservation.  

What can you say about the new look of Wonder Woman?

A couple of nights ago, I was just talking to a fellow film buff and movie blogger Angeline Rodriguez of When In Manila about Wonder Woman's inclusion in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

And now, through the movie's official Facebook page, Zack Snyder just revealed the first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie!

 What can you say about it?

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY unveils sizzling teaser trailer and images


Universal Pictures and Focus Features have just uncovered the sizzling teaser trailer and images of Sam Taylor-Johnson's feature film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Best of the North at TARA NA SA NORTE travel fair in Glorietta from July 25 to 27


There are many reasons why you should go North – even not in the summertime!  Here are the top reasons why the Northern Philippines is your best bet come rain or shine.

Know more about how you can enjoy the best of North Philippines, its numerous travel spots and no-miss attractions by dropping by at ‘NLEX Tara na sa Norte,” a travel fair which will run on July 25-27, 2014, at the Glorietta Activity Center Makati City.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

TaDi's DVD Giveaway - Rurouni Kenshin, Jack Ryan and more!


Are you a film buff, DVD collector and a TaDi follower?  Then this one is for you! :)

1) Just follow @tatak_digitista on Instagram
2) Re-gram this IG post with the texts http://instagram.com/p/qY6sU7MaCb/
3) and tag @tatak_digitista.

You will get a chance to win these 6 DVD titles which include Rurouni Kenshin, Trance, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit etc.

This will run from July 13 to July 31, 2014, 11:59 pm. This is open to all PH residents.

Cheers from www.digitista.blogspot.com!

5 reasons why I still have hangover with BEGIN AGAIN!


The movie BEGIN AGAIN is a big surprise for me.

The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN tells the story of two lost souls who meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own.

Disgraced record-label exec, Dan Mulligan (played by Mark Ruffalo) is facing a failing marriage, a career he can’t keep up with, and a daughter he can’t connect to. But at his most desperate moment, he hears a powerful song by Gretta, an unknown musician on the brink of giving up her musical dreams after unexpected heartbreak and frustration. An unlikely pair who are brought together by equal parts inspiration and desperation, the film follows them as their musical partnership develops into a deep friendship, and their lives take unexpected turns..”

I didn't expect that I will be blown away in a big way by this movie.  And I heard other people too are still in hangover with the film -- and its music!  Why?   I could only think of 5 reasons:

1. It's a LIFE MOVIE.

As a film buff who eventually became a movie blogger for several years now, I always expose my self to all kinds of cinema - good and bad, major production and indie, local and foreign.  One of my comms trainees asked me, what is a good film for me.  I said it depends on the film genre.  A serious film should open my mind, a comedy film should make me laugh, a slasher film should frighten me like when I ride a horror train, a romantic movie should make me fall in love.  But if there's one genre that encompasses all, I will call it a life movie.  And this is what I saw in  BEGIN AGAIN.

The Rise of the Ape Nation in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES


10 years after the Simian Flu virus almost wiped out man’s kind, a nation of apes is thriving despite the virus – growing stronger and multiplies in director Matt Reeves’ most awaited sci-fi action of the year, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” starring Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis.

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” follows what transpired on the previously released film, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” where Caesar, captured by Serkis, his journey took him from orphaned baby, raised in a human household, to abused prisoner in an insalubrious ape sanctuary, to the liberator of a whole army of apes, artificially evolved to super-intelligent levels by a man-made serum. That film concluded with Caesar’s community disappearing into Muir Woods near San Francisco, before the same serum, in viral form, wiped out most of humanity.

FAST & FURIOUS 7 wraps production, pays tribute to PAUL WALKER and fans


Universal Pictures' “Fast & Furious 7” officially wrapped production today, July 11, as announced in the film's official Facebook page.
 The post included a letter to fans of the franchise celebrating the end of the production and again paying tribute to the late Paul Walker, whose Brian O'Conner will ride one more time when the film hits theaters next April. The letter may be read in full below:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Be a kaiVIGAN! Vote VIGAN for New 7 Wonders - Cities of the world!


I've been in Vigan twice and I've seen it many times in films and TV specials but the idea of going there never fails to excite me because I've always been captivated by the city's architectural beauty, fascinating culture, amazing people and of course, the mouth watering local dishes!

Team Vigan of Electrolux Discover-E

I am proud that Vigan is the only city in the Philippines inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Monuments.  Vigan also represents a unique fusion of Asian building design and construction with European colonial architecture and planning.

Warner Bros. releases Henry Cavill's photo as Man of Steel in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE


Warner Bros. Pictures has just debuted the first image of Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder.

Starring Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, the film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

Prepare for the coming of EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS


Filmed in 3D, Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” tells the story of Moses, abandoned by a desperate mother as a baby after the Egyptian rulers order the murder of all boys born to slaves, he is found in the bulrushes by the Pharaoh’s daughter and raised in the royal household, where he grows up alongside Ramses, the future monarch.

As a man, Moses has a vision and turns his back on his privileged life and leads his people, the Israelites, from enslavement. Scott’s film will feature ground-breaking special effects, including the plagues visited upon Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea.

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