Monday, August 29, 2016

“GODZILLA: RESURGENCE” brings largest and most menacing monster in the franchise

Toho Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest film companies that produced the original Godzilla (Gojira) feature film, reboots the world’s most successful monster franchise in “Godzilla: Resurgence.”

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Four-peat champions, new winners named at NBA3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic

Three-on-three basketball competition reached new heights at NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic as 2013, 2014 and 2015 champion team EGS-Elite succeeded in scoring a four-peat in the Men’s Open Division on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

EGS-Elite waged the only successful four-peat attempt in NBA 3X Philippines as last year’s two other three-peat achievers—Team Alcaraz led by actor Marco Alcaraz in the Celebrity Division, and Three-Point Shootout King JC Baltazar—were replaced by new champions in their respective categories.

Kate Mara's latest mission in “MORGAN”

From her rescue mission in “The Martian,” Kate Mara stars anew in the upcoming action thriller “Morgan” where her latest mission brings her to a remote, top-secret location where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. 

When “Morgan” (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) suddenly attacks one of her handlers, the corporation overseeing and funding the project calls in a special “risk management consultant,” Lee Weathers, to investigate.  Kate Mara, who had just come off a starring turn in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster, Oscar-nominated “The Martian,” portrays Lee.   “My character is hired to visit the facility and assess Morgan’s viability and whether it presents a continuing risk,” Mara explains.   In short, Lee holds the power of life or death over the subject of her investigation.

Viral need-a-date ad turned movie in “MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES”

Based on the real story of brothers Mike and Dave Stangle, who posted the following ad on Craigslist stating their need for wedding dates for their cousin’s wedding:  TWO MEN NEED WEDDING DATES : My brother and I are looking for wedding dates.  We've been told by the bride that bringing dates is "mandatory" so we "won't harass all of my friends all night" and "stay under control.” Rather than ask some fringe women in our lives to go and face the inevitable 'does this mean he wants to take it to the next level!?' questions, we'd rather bring complete strangers and just figure it out. Still reading? In anticipation of your questions we've developed an FAQ section below.

Sepang F1 Circuit Blazes Anew with 2016 Michelin Pilot Sport Experience

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport Experience (MPSE) blazes its way back to the Sepang International F1 Circuit in Malaysia for the 12th consecutive year. For over 25 days in August and September, Michelin will treat more than 600 selected invitees from Asia, the Middle-East, Oceania and Europe to another round of excitement and sheer driving pleasure in the iconic Malaysian track.

Electro-Voice makes back-to-back appearances in Manila audio conventions

Electro-Voice (EV), the leading professional audio brand, staged double appearances in the recently concluded pro-audio, video, lighting, and entertainment technology conventions, the PALMM Expo Philippines and Musik Manila. Through its distributor, EVI Philippines, Electro-Voice displayed its fascinating range of professional-grade speakers and microphones and captivated a wide array of sound professionals and dealers alike.

The X1 of the X-Line Advance Speakers took the spotlight in the PALMM Show convention at the SMX Convention Center. Known for its innovative and compact audio features, the X1 vertical line-array speakers system has a capacity of performing multiple applications that fit the needs of either large-scale worship houses or entertainment venues in one cost-effective package.

SM Family movie day for September 10 and 11 features “ULTRAMAN GINGA S THE MOVIE”

The SM Family Movie Day, a monthly exclusive offer for the mall’s patrons which encourages families to continue to be a tightly-knit unit by spending weekends together, brings their latest monthly weekend feature for September 10 and 11 – Japan’s sci-fi action movie “Ultraman Ginga S The Movie.”

Monday, August 22, 2016

Stars Join Ayala Malls Cinemas’ New Level of Movie Experience at Greenbelt 3

Take the pressure off and indulge in your favorite movies in Ayala Malls Cinemas’ latest state-of-the-art theaters at Greenbelt 3 for the urban cineastes looking for an entertaining respite from the day’s grind.

Ayala Malls Cinemas’ recent unveiling at Greenbelt 3 cinemas introduces two exciting cinema concepts that will surely make Makati cineastes fall in love again and again with the experience of watching movies at the big screen.

Daniel Radcliffe goes undercover cop in “IMPERIUM”

Daniel Radcliffe, who rocketed to worldwide stardom in the phenomenal “Harry Potter” films, stars anew in the intense action thriller “Imperium.”   Inspired by real events, the movie is directed by Daniel Ragussis and also stars Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Devin Druid, Pawel Szajda with Nestor Carbonell and Sam Trammell.

In “Imperium,” Radcliffe takes on the role of Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent who goes undercover to take down a radical right-wing terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

Legacy of fear reborn in latest “BLAIR WITCH” movie

Back in 1999, “The Blair Witch Project” became a global phenomenon and left a haunting fear of being alone in the woods.  The nearly no-budget film grossed millions and set the gold standard for found footage movies, spawning a new generation of horror fans.

“Elly Kedward, the woman accused of witchcraft and left to die in the Maryland woods in 1785, is the first recorded story of the Blair Witch legend,” says executive producer Gregg Hale.  “But the evil in those woods is much, much older than that.”  For several years, Lionsgate had been searching for the right concept to reboot Blair Witch, as well as filmmakers who could satisfy the fans of the first film and reach a new generation of moviegoers.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg on high notes with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in “FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS”

“The idea of finding joy in what you’re doing, that’s something everybody can understand,” says Meryl Streep of her latest inspiring film about music and the power of dreams in “Florence Foster Jenkins.”

Starring in the titular role, Meryl Streep sings to life “Florence Foster Jenkins,” along with Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg, the ear-busting movie opens into the last year of the real life Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy patron of music and philanthropist whose passion to sing does not exactly match her vocal prowess.  Supported by her devoted husband St. Clair Bayfield (Grant) and accompanist Cosme McMoon (Helberg), Florence pursues her dream of becoming an opera singer despite her horrible voice.

Family weekend movie at SM Cinemas on Aug. 20 and 21 featured “SAMMY 2: ESCAPE FROM PARADISE”

SM Cinemas’ featured movie for their monthly Family Movie Day this August 20 and 21 features two lovable turtles in “Sammy 2: Escape from Paradise.”

In this new film, the animals are captured to be specimens in a huge aquarium in a theme park. Captured and held captive in a state-of-the-art underwater restaurant-aquarium somewhere in the Middle East, Sammy and Ray devise an ingenious plan to free everyone and get back to their families.

Hunters invades the Philippines exclusively on IFlix

Hunters, the thrilling sci-fi crime drama brought to you by the producers of The Walking Dead and 12 Monkeys, is now available to stream and download exclusively on iflix

Iflix, the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows and movies for a low monthly price, is pleased to announce the premiere of Hunters exclusively on iflix. Available for the first time in the Philippines, iflix members will be able to binge on all 13 episodes of the first season of this alien conspiracy thriller beginning on August 18.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Casting talented cats as Mr. Fuzzypants in “NINE LIVES”

From Barry Sonnenfeld, director of classic hits “Men in Black,” “The Addams Family,” “When Harry Met Sally” and “Big” comes his latest family movie event “Nine Lives” starring award-winning actors Kevin Spacey, Christopher Walken and Jennifer Garner along with Robbie Ammell and Malina Weissman.

Unlimited Youth: Sister Madonna Buder

The below “Unlimited Youth” film is the latest installment in the Nike "Unlimited” Campaign, which includes the "Unlimited Courage" film, “Unlimited You" film, the company’s recent series of athlete shorts and more, with more to come through the month of August, hails both the everyday athletes and the champion athletes who regularly push their limits — and who are poised to prove their unlimited potential this summer and beyond.

“Unlimited Youth” celebrates an extraordinary athlete, Sister Madonna Buder, and her determination to defy conventional conceptions of age.

Minnesota Timberwolves and L.A. Clippers mascot Chuck the condor is coming to NBA 3X Philippines

Minnesota Timberwolves dancers and L.A. Clippers mascot Chuck the Condor bring fun and excitement to NBA 3X Philippines presented by Panasonic

If you want to feel how an NBA game atmosphere is like, head on out to NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall from August 19-21, 2016.

This year, watch the Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers—Ariel, Ashley, Courtney, Demi, Dua and McKenna—bring their high energy, fierce routines and spirited numbers on the dance floor.  Beyond being eye-catching entertainers, they will show you that they are also certified athletes.  L.A. Clippers mascot Chuck the Condor will also spread good vibes to the MOA audience by dancing, dunking and spreading the enthusiasm all around.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

BLIMS Fine Furniture Anniversary Sale 2016

50% off at BLIMS 
on their Anniversary!

As we embark on our 39th year in the Philippine Furniture Industry, BLIMS celebrates its Anniversary Sale by bringing back your all time favorites at up to 50% off on selected items! 0% interest of up to 6 mos. All major credit cards.   BLIMS Anniversary Sale if from August 15 to September 30. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Adidas and Derrick Rose launch D Rose 7 signature basketball shoe

New York Knicks Point Guard Pays Homage to Chicago with Seventh Signature Shoe as He Begins New Chapter in His Career

As Derrick Rose prepares for the bright lights of New York City, adidas Basketball starts the next chapter of his signature series with the D Rose 7.  Inspired by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the D Rose 7 is a tribute to Derrick’s beloved hometown of Chicago and the city that raised him.

Enjoy 2016 Cinemalaya films in the Samsung Screening Lounge at the CCP

From now until the 14 of August, Samsung welcomes film enthusiasts to its exclusive screening lounge at the fourth floor of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Here, movie-goers may watch any 2016 Cinemalaya entry of their choice at their preferred screening schedule with the following timeslots: 10:00 AM, 12:45 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:15 PM, or 9:00 PM.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ENCANTADIA (2016) now exclusively on IFLIX

Encantadia returns! The long-awaited retelling of the original classic will be available to stream and download exclusively on iflix

iflix, the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows and movies for a low monthly price, is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated re-telling of the Filipino classic, Encantadia is now available exclusively to iflix members to stream and download. In agreement with GMA Network, each episode of the much-awaited telefantasya will be available to iflix members in the Philippines within 24-hours of its initial television broadcast.

Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron in R-rated comedy “MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES”

It all started with a Craiglist ad that became viral when real life brothers Mike and Dave Stangle are looking for dates to bring to a wedding - sounds crazy but it really happened.  Their story reaches the big screen in the hilarious and  aptly titled “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” starring Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, Adam Devine and Aubrey Plaza.

NBA store Philippines celebrates 10 years of NBA Cares by supporting Filipino education initiative

Three NBA Stores in the Philippines to Donate NBA Name and Number T-Shirt Sale Proceeds to Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc.

The three NBA Stores in the Philippines, which are managed by International Athletic Trading Company, Inc. (IATC), announced today the launch of a retail promotion to support Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI) in providing more Filipinos with access to quality education.

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of NBA Cares, the league’s global social responsibility program, all three NBA Stores in the Philippines will donate a portion of NBA Name and Number T-shirt sale proceeds from Aug. 10 to Sept. 13 to KCFI.  Proceeds from this initiative will fund the foundation’s education program focused on providing multimedia learning resources for students in grades K-12 and training teachers from public schools in the National Capital Region of Luzon.

“SAMMY 2: ESCAPE FROM PARADISE” exclusive at SM Cinemas family movie day on August 20 and 21

Based on an original story by Ben Stassen and Domonic Paris,  “Sammy 2: Escape from Paradise” sees Sammy and Rey, leatherback turtles and friends forever, enjoying the water and sand, shepherding new hatchlings Ricky and Ella out to sea. Suddenly, a poacher swoops in and ships them off to be part of a spectacular aquarium show for tourists in Dubai. Trapped in The Tank, an underwater aquarium, they must hatch a plan to escape and reunite with their grandkids, Ricky and Ella, and protect them from the dangers of the ocean.  But they’ll have to get past Big D and his dopey thugs first.   With the help of some unlikely friends, Sammy and Ray fin that when you work together, anything is possible!

Next step in human evolution in “MORGAN”

From producer Ridley Scott and director Luke Scott, “Morgan” offers a thrilling, visceral and intense movie-going experience starring Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Michelle Yeoh, Paul Giamatti, Leslie Rose and Toby Jones, “Morgan” introduces an artificial yet organic being that represents the future in human evolution.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Jennifer Garner stars in a heartwarming magical family movie “NINE LIVES”

Award-winning actress Jennifer Garner, who recently starred in the endearing faith-based movie “Miracles from Heaven” stars anew in “Nine Lives,” an inspiring magical family movie about a work-obsessed real-estate mogul who suffers a magical accident that leaves him trapped inside the body of a cat and realizes he has to put his family first if he ever hopes to regain his human form.

Meryl Streep in the inspiring true story “FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS”

From Stephen Frears, the director of “The Queen” and “Philomena” comes an unforgettable heartwarming and funny story that will bring the audience to tears in “Florence Foster Jenkins,” the inspiring true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer.  Starring two of the best loved actors worldwide, Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, the film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music, and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

Adidas brings to us the Creator Studio and let your creativity shine

adidas has today launched an initiative giving football fans around the world a unique chance to design the third jersey for some of the world’s biggest football clubs.

Called the Creator Studio, the digital platform will give fans the chance to be responsible for the third shirts that will be worn by some of the best players in the world at Real Madrid, FC Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Juventus, AC Milan and Flamengo.

Blims Fine Furniture Warehouse Sale 2016

Get the finest furniture with up to 80% discounts on great selections!  Come and visit the BLIMS Fine Furniture “WAREHOUSE SALE” and find quality furniture suited for your home at amazing discount.

When: August 13-15, 2016 from 10:30am to 7:30pm

Where: #14 Williams St., Brgy. Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City.  Tel. # 695-1338 or 46
Up to 80% off on selected items, with options of up to 6 months 0% interest all major credit cards

Furniture items on sale
Beds / Mattresses


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Monday, August 8, 2016

Cinemalaya Film Festival's 12th year at Ayala Malls Cinemas

The country’s annual Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival celebrates its 12th year with a resonant theme “Break the Surface” featuring an impressive roster of films for full length and short feature categories that are currently showing at Ayala Malls Cinemas.

Horror master James Wan produces “HAUNTED”

James Wan, considered one of today’ most-sought horror filmmaker, who frightened the movie going public with his works in “The Conjuring,” “Saw” and “Insidious” produces “Haunted” and directed by Will Canon who used multiple shooting styles and partly shot via found footage.

“Connected Community”: capturing the ever-evolving Filipino-Chinese culture

As a country known for its resilience, friendliness and hospitality, the Philippines is a nation with a culturally colorful background. The Filipino population is a medley of different cultures, with select customs and beliefs adopted from years of history shared with world explorers.

None is more prominent than the Filipino-Chinese influence. Apart from the noodles, lanterns, and fireworks, Chinese elements in the lives of Filipinos go beyond special occasions. These days, Philippine popular culture has overwhelming Chinese influence. One can easily spot Filipino-Chinese celebrities endorsing local brands in EDSA, hundreds of dim sum restaurants lining the streets of the country, and businesses carrying Chinese charms for luck.

Bosch opens new business hub in Cagayan de Oro

Bosch, a leading supplier of technology and services, officially opened its fourth business hub in the Philippines. Located in Gusa, Cagayan de Oro (CDO), this facility is the company’s second business hub in Mindanao and its third outside of Manila.

The CDO business hub enables Bosch to increase its proximity to its customers by providing showroom areas, training, sales, and after-sales support for Bosch products and solutions across every Bosch division present in the Philippines namely, Power Tools, Automotive Aftermarket, Security Systems, Thermotechnology, and Drive and Control.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

“USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE” in troubled waters at Philippine Sea

Based on true accounts of those who have survived during the waning days of World War II, the thrilling and inspiring “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage” tells of the Navy warship USS Indianapolis that secretly delivered one of two atomic bombs that would eventually end the war.

Japan's latest Box-office hit “GODZILLA: RESURGENCE” opens August 31 in Philippines

The king of all monsters is back in “Godzilla: Resurgence” and brings the audience back to Godzilla’s origins as he emerges in modern Japan for the first time. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, and stars Hiroki Hasegawa (“Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”), Satomi Ishihara (“Attack on Titan”), Yutaka Takenouchi (“USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage”).

Monday, August 1, 2016

Hindi pwede ang ‘PWEDE NA ‘YAN’ Back to Basics with Bridgestone

Back to Basics: Bridgestone Philippines launches a new campaign putting tires, the most important safety component of your car, at the forefront.

One of the most important safety features of your car are your tires. When it’s safety at stake, you can’t settle for anything less than exceptional. You need something better than average, and Bridgestone Philippines believes that it is worthwhile to address this importance. “Hindi na pwede ang pwede na,” says Ruby Gan, from Bridgestone Philippines’ marketing division, who helped come up with this idea for the brand herself. “What many fail to realize is that many accidents and road mishaps would not have happened with quality tires. This is why Bridgestone hopes to educate drivers about tire importance. Go back to basics.”

Ultimate tribute to mothers in new comedy “BAD MOMS” - opens August 3 in cinemas

The latest badass comedy “Bad Moms” brings together an ensemble of extremely talented group of filmmakers starting from the writer/director duo, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore who also penned the outrageous worldwide hit “The Hangover,” along with producer Suzanne Todd, a multiple Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominated producer whose movies have grossed more than two and a half billion dollars worldwide such as “Austin Powers” trilogy, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” “Boiler Room” and “Memento.”

Returning champions rule 40th National MILO Marathon Manila Leg

Five-time MILO Marathon King Eduardo “Vertek” Buenavista and veteran MILO Marathon winner Luisa Raterta returned to the top as they claimed the prized spots in the centerpiece 42K event at the 40th National MILO Marathon Manila qualifying leg held on Sunday. Participants and spectators enjoyed the good weather in the SM Mall of Asia grounds, with almost 33,000 runners crossing the finish line.

Karlie Kloss announced as the face of adidas by Stella McCartney

- Athlete and supermodel set to launch the Fall/Winter 2016 Collection campaign - 

New campaign showcases a collection fusing cutting-edge technology and style to inspire and empower today’s strong, multi-faceted women -

adidas by Stella McCartney has announced that supermodel Karlie Kloss has joined adidas by Stella McCartney as the face of its Fall/Winter 2016 campaign. Karlie Kloss pushes the boundaries in her career as a model and in sports where she demonstrates her broad athletic skills. She encourages a generation of women worldwide to accomplish more through her impressive list of talents, including modelling, sports, coding and philanthropy.  With her values and ethos in line with the brands, the 23-year-old inspires athletic women everywhere by showcasing her natural sporting ability in the collection’s key looks.


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