Sunday, May 31, 2015

Director Marjane Satrapi elevates “THE VOICES” with highest of notes

Acclaimed graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi directs Ryan Reynolds in what critics are saying to be the best performance yet of his career in “The Voices” that also stars Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick. 

The story opens on Jerry’s (Reynolds) early days at his new job. Mesmerized by the ballet-like trajectory of pink forklifts amongst the bustling computer-controlled assembly lines at Milton Fixture and Faucet’s modern factory, he wears pink overalls and heavy gloves, and is proud of his work.  At home, he is not the brightly clad guy as he is perceived to be and talks to his pets – a dog and a cat that Jerry believes are talking back to him.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Adidas introduces X and Ace to help you be the difference

Today, there are only two types of players - those that cause chaos and those that control everything. The game changers and the play makers. The best managers, players and minds have spoken – football has changed.

In the words of Pep Guardiola: “It’s chaos or control. There are players who think more about what the team needs and what is the best solution for the team. This kind of player is an intelligent player who has a vision about what the team needs. He controls.”

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Weekend Exclusives at AV Surfer!

Weekend Exclusives at AV Surfer
May 29 - 31, 2015

Purchase new Sony Xperia phones, Samsung Galaxy phones and Oppo phones and FREE Jollibee GC's.  Enjoy this exclusive offer this weekend at an AV Surfer branch near you.

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THE “POLTERGEIST” (3D) CURSE: Lost and pissed off spirits felt during production

“Poltergeist” is director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) and producer Sam Raimi’s (“Spider-Man” trilogy) 3D, contemporary take on writer Steven Spielberg and director Tobe Hooper’s 1982 classic, about a family whose youngest daughter is abducted by a poltergeist shortly after moving to a suburban neighborhood. 

Starring Rockwell as down-on-his-luck former minor-league baseball player Eric Bowen, it’s the story of an ordinary family dealing with extraordinary circumstances. When these angry spirits abduct Madison, their six-year-old, Eric and his wife Amy [Rosemarie DeWitt] recruit a team of scientists and psychics – including the clairvoyant reality star Carrigan Burke (Jarred Harris) – to get her back.   

Beat the Summer Heat with Samsung AR7000

Longer cooling for less for 
families’ summer quality time

Summer’s exasperating heat has caused too much of an inconvenience for Filipino families. The humidity has hindered them from going about their daily activities, leaving them tired, and irate due to the weather. Filipinos have tried many ways to beat the heat like hanging out at the malls or enjoying cold desserts like halo-halo. However, these are only quick-fix solutions that can lead to higher expenses without the family noticing it.
As a company focused on offering innovative solutions, Samsung Digital Appliances introduces the Samsung AR7000, designed to end the summer dilemma of every Filipino family.

adidas Originals - Stan Smith

Since its debut as a tennis shoe in the 70s, the Stan Smith has made its way from the court to the street, becoming one of adidas’ best-selling shoes of all time. Following its triumphant return in 2014, the shoe has reaffirmed its status and unparalleled blend of style and simplicity with these iconic packs.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Shop anywhere with BDO credit cards, get Pizza Hut gift vouchers!

Shop anywhere with your BDO Credit Card and get P100 Pizza Hut Gift Voucher for a minimum P3,000 single-receipt purchase.  The Pizza Hut Gift Voucher can be used at any Pizza Hut, Taco Bell or Dairy Queen stores nationwide.

The promo is open to all active principal and supplementary credit cardholders of MasterCard, Visa, UnionPay, JCB and American Express Card issued by BDO.

Promo is on from May 18 - July 18, 2015.  Redemption is from May 18 - September 18, 2015.

CLICK HERE for more info.

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PS3’S Popular game “HEAVENLY SWORD” now a movie

Playstation 3’s “Heavenly Sword” leaps from game console to a movie that trails a tale of revenge that sees Nariko (Anna Torv), a fiery red-haired heroine, embark on a quest of vengeance against the invading King Bohan (Alfred Molina) and his army. Once considered the failure of a legendary prophecy, Nariko must wield a sword that was ultimately meant for another. This ancient Heavenly Sword, once belonging to a powerful deity, can never be wielded by a mortal without slowly and inevitably killing them. For Nariko, it’s a race against time to avenge her clan before her life is irreparably overtaken by the omnipotent Heavenly Sword.  The movie also features the voice of Thomas Jane.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Swipe and be rewarded with PNB credit cards!

Swipe and be rewarded 
with PNB Credit Cards

Use your PNB MasterCard and exchange a single charge slip of at least P2,000 for free items and discounts from Pepper Lunch, Dencio's, The SM Store, Melo's and Royce'! 

Indie horror film “BAT OUTTA HELL” opens May 27 in cinemas

Based on and inspired by actual events, crowd-funded independent film “Bat Outta Hell” finds four young documentary filmmakers on their trip of a lifetime takes a turn for the worst when they  discovered that the grisly predator bat is not a myth.

Cool down with summer cocktails from Hennessy

With the sweltering heat and humid air, there is no doubt that summer is definitely here. As city folks flock to the outskirts searching for some vitamin sea,now is the perfect time to enjoy a tall glass of the perfect summer cocktail.  

Indulge in your poison with Hennessy's V.S.O.P Hennessy’s V.S.O.P blend is the perfect mix for that ice-quenching beverage.Made from a selection of firmly-structured eaux-de-vie that is aged largely in barrels that gives the blend subtle levels of oak tannins,Hennessy V.S.O.P reveals balanced aromas of light tobacco, fresh vanilla and toasty notes, all coming together in seamless perfection.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Peekawoo: The female-fueled, Filipina-made dating app

There's more to online dating than hooking up, and the all-female Peekawoo team knows that.

Before diving in the local startup scene, Peekawoo founder and CEO Valenice Balace had a 9-5 job. When she wasn't sitting on her desk, working on websites and mobile apps, she was traversing the dating world. And just like any other female, she had her fair share of dating disappointments and frustrations.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Daylong Advocates #NoVacationFromSunProtection

UV Exposure in the City Same As 
When You’re At the Beach

At a time when we face an abundance of choices in how, when, and why we use products, so have sunscreen products slowly evolved from being solely used at the beach during summertime to a daily skin care staple. The message is clear: not only is it important to prevent sunburn, it is equally important to prevent rapid skin aging and deeper cellular damage.

Daylong, a dermatological suncare brand from the makers of Cetaphil, is the first to explicitly advocate daily sunscreen application. In its recent efforts to support its cause, Daylong conducted a UV-exposure study to investigate whether the outdoor sun at the beach shows the same level of strength in the city – even when indoors.

Experience Soundbites Food and Music Festival all over again at Robinsons Malls

Robinsons Malls brings back "Soundbites - a Food and Music Festival"

Enjoy a night of great music as we celebrate the best of the food offers at Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Place Manila

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lakers' Jordan Clarkson, Jazz's Trey Burke and NBA Legend Horace Grant to celebrate NBA Playoffs with Filipino fans

Clarkson, Burke and Grant to Host Viewing Parties at NBA Cafe Manila and Conduct NBA Cares Basketball Clinic for Youth 

Thunder Girls and Hugo the Hornet to Join Festivities

The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke and NBA Legend Horace Grant will visit the Philippines to celebrate the NBA Playoffs with Filipino fans. The Oklahoma City Thunder dance team – the Thunder Girls – and Charlotte Hornets mascot Hugo the Hornet will also make appearances and interact with fans. 

Johnnie Walker Blue Label celebrates the Filipino nation with Philippine limited edition bottle

Only 7,107 Philippine Limited Edition Bottles to be Released

Johnnie Walker® Blue Label™, the pinnacle of Scotch Whisky blending from the House of JOHNNIE Walker, celebrates the Philippine nation with the launch of the exclusive Johnnie Walker Blue Label Philippine Limited Edition bottle. 


Prepare to burn in the upcoming and most awaited thrilling adventure of the year, “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” where the course of the Gladers’ lives who successfully survived the Maze will define the rest of humanity’s future. 

Ryan Reynolds tries to fit in despite being a misfit in “THE VOICES”

Injecting new twist on the serial killer movie genre, acclaimed graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi helms “The Voices” with a perfectly pitched cast led by Ryan Reynolds along with Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick in a story so unique about a misfit who walks on a very thin line between being the protagonist and antagonist.   

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Melissa McCarthy's full-action mode in “SPY”

Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy have already collaborated in the smash hit comedies: “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat.” In “Spy,” which Feig wrote and directed, the gifted actress plays the brilliant, intuitive and relatable Susan Cooper, who has worked in the dreary basement at CIA headquarters for years. Her colleague is the charming, sophisticated and self-absorbed super spy Bradley Fine, played by Jude Law. An unsung hero, Cooper is the one who guides her partner via a computer and an earpiece, when he is out on perilous assignments, steering him through sticky situations around the globe. Fine gets the credit for all the successes, but it is actually Cooper doing most of the complicated work. She is also secretly besotted with the charismatic Fine, but it’s a case of unrequited love.

Football is changing and Adidas is leading the way

Out with the old, in with the new. adidas retires entire boot range.

The game of football has changed over the years. Positions, traits and attributes that mattered before are irrelevant now. There’s a new set of rules. Forget everything you thought you knew about football, the future is now and adidas is leading from the front.

In an unexpected new video released today, players including Leo Messi, Thomas Müller, Luis Suarez and Oscar sparked a revolution and announced the end of adidas’ existing on field boot silos. No more Predator, f50, 11Pro and Nitrocharge.

Kalibrr Recognizes Fresh Grads with Latest Promo

Graduation maybe over, but job-matching platform, Kalibrr, is putting the spotlight back on to the graduates of 2015 with their latest online promo.  ‘Fresh Grad Giveaway’ is an initiative by the tech start-up to encourage those who have just graduated that they can succeed in whatever career they choose, and Kalibrr is ready to back them up.

“Kalibrr is not limited to providing a roster of job matches for our users. We, as a company, are firm believers that there will always be something more in an individual and one is bound to succeed. We want people, fresh grads particularly, to know that.” said Kalibrr COO Dexter Ligot-Gordon. 

60,000 employees, 34 contact centers, one goal of giving Filipino school kids a shot at their dreams for a better future.

Convergys Philippines, the nation’s largest private employer, launches Give a Bag of Hope—a campaign to bring thousands of school bags loaded with supplies to public school children across the country. 

The program empowers all 60,000 Convergys employees in 34 locations nationwide to give public school students a fighting chance at their education through employees’ own donations, as well as referring their friends to join Convergys, to which the company will also donate one bag in behalf of every new employee hired from May to July 2015.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

FREE Dads-Kamayan or Sambo Kojin buffet with your American Express Card

FREE Dads-Kamayan or Sambo Kojin buffet with your American Express Card

Get to enjoy a FREE Dads-Kamayan or Sambo Kojin buffet for one (1) with a minimum spend of P15,000.  This offer is open to AMEX cards issued by BDO.  BDO American Express Cardmembers who meet the minimum spend requirement in a single receipt transaction from April 15, 2015 to June 15, 2015 are entitled to a complimentary Buffet Gift Cheque.

Anna Kendrick drives Ryan Reynolds crazy in “THE VOICES”

Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick stars alongside Ryan Reynolds in the bizarre crime thriller “The Voices” about a man in his 30’s suffering from schizophrenia who speaks to his pets, a dog and a cat which he regards as his conscience.   

Friday, May 15, 2015

Rose Byrne plays comical frenemy in “SPY”

Rose Byrne struts her way into a global chase against a group of undercover agents in “Spy” starring alongside Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law. 

Byrne takes on the role of Rayna, a beautiful and privileged Oxford-educated daughter of a recently deceased arms dealer who becomes frenemies with Susan Cooper, a novice spy who gears up for action after Fine (Law) suddenly goes off the grid during a dangerous assignment. Agent Cooper leaves her dreary desk job behind, entering the world of international espionage in Europe.  Soon, Rayna and Susan butt heads when Rayna has come into possession of an unusual inheritance, a small tactical nuclear weapon enough to give the world a total meltdown. 

The great medieval massacre in “SWORD OF VENGEANCE”

“Sword of Vengeance” is a historical action film, which tells the story of The Harrowing of the North: The infamous genocide ordered by William the Conqueror, to control the unrelenting Rebels of the North. After the brutal slaughter of 100,000 inhabitants, armies killed off all livestock and salted the earth; no crop or plants could grow for decades to follow. The northern forests and lands laid in eerie, lifeless devastation.

Treats with your Standard Chartered credit cards

Instant treats with your 
Standard Chartered credit cards

Just spend a minimum of P1,500 with your Standard Chartered credit cards and get instant freebies, GC's and more!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Superb Fashion Fair 2015 at Rockwell Tent Makati

Superb Fashion Fair 2015
Rockwell Tent Makati
May 15 - 17, 2015

Shop from upcoming labels at the Superb Fashion Fair on May 15-17 at The Rockwell Tent beside Powerplant Mall Makati from 11am-9pm and enjoy cashless shopping powered by #GlobeCharge

Dremel partners with skilled hobbyist Sonny Limjap

Multi-tool industry leader Dremel recently welcomed renowned Cab1net founder and administrator Sonny Limjap as the brand’s newest Rotary Tools ambassador. Dremel’s partnership with Sonny aims to showcase Dremel tools’ powerful features that will benefit any craftsman as he creates his projects.

Rudy Project Warehouse Sale - Up to 80% off

Rudy Project Warehouse Sale
Up to 80% off
May 18 - 22, 2015

It's discount madness on one-time special bundle deals and steals at the Rudy Project Warehouse Clearance Sale. 

Enjoy up to 80% off on helmets, eyewear, bags, apparel, watches and accessories at the Tektite (PSE Bldg) Auditorium from May 18-22, 2015, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm. Hurry while stocks last!

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adidas teams up with Marvel's Avengers to launch unique kids and adult collections

This spring adidas will introduce a new collection of kids footwear and apparel inspired by three superheroes of the new blockbuster Marvel Studios film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hit theaters worldwide last April.

The adidas Avengers collection will feature exciting new designs reflecting the unique personalities of three of the film's superheroes: Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America. Both lines, which cover infants, little kids and youth boys alike, offer full head-to-toe outfits including tees, shorts and accompanying shoes and accessories with matching colours to ensure a wardrobe with fresh new looks for every true Avengers fan!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Timeless love story and fashion through the ages in “THE AGE OF ADALINE”

Blake Lively stars in an enchanting and timeless love story of a woman who miraculously remained twenty-nine years old for eight decades in “The Age of Adaline” after an accident almost took her life.  Taking on the titular role of Adaline Bowman, Lively’s character is meticulously dressed by Academy Award-winner costume designer Angus Strathie (“Moulin Rouge") through the fashions of each era she has lived through.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Welcome to the understated world of Axe Black

Welcome to the Understated World 
of Axe Black 

The cool, dark and unassuming feel of Shooting Gallery Studios set the perfect tone as AXE, the No. 1 Fragrance brand in the world, launched the new AXE Black fragrance along with their newest endorser, Bamboo.

AXE Black exudes sophistication, while retaining the energetic and youthful spirit of the brand, AXE black is lighter and more refined fragrance that is especially crafted for guys who live by the creed that less effort means more style.

50% off on lunch buffets at Corniche, Diamond Hotel

50% off on lunch buffet at Corniche

Get to enjoy a bountiful feasts of flavors at Corniche buffet at Diamond Hotel Manila at 50% off!  Enjoy it during lunch from Mondays to Fridays, and 20% in savings on lunch buffet on Saturdays and Sundays.

The promotion is open to all active and of good credit standing Basic and Supplementary Cardmembers of American Express Cards (except Corporate Cards) issued by BDO.
  • 50% savings on lunch buffet (Monday to Friday)
  • 20% savings on lunch buffet (Saturday and Sunday)
Promotion period is until June 30, 2015.

Click HERE for complete mechanics.  The offer is available with a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of ten (10) diners per Cardmember. The offer is not valid during Easter Sunday, Mother's Day and Father's Day.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Get a FREE iPod Shuffle with your Standard Chartered credit card

Get a FREE iPod Shuffle with your Standard Chartered credit card

Apply for Standard Chartered credit card, spend a combined amount of P5,000 and get yourself your very own iPod Shuffle

Miranda Hart: Brit's crowned queen of comedy tops up laughs and action in “SPY”

Miranda Hart, British Comedy Awards’ crowned Queen of Comedy plays along with Hollywood A-listers Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Allison Janney and Melissa McCarthy in the action comedy “Spy.”

Hart plays Nancy, best friend to Melissa McCarthy’s Susan Cooper, a desk-bound CIA analyst, the brains behind her suave colleague, super spy, Bradley Fine (Law), who is out in the field, engaged in dangerous assignments. When Fine suddenly vanishes, Cooper goes undercover herself.  Dressed in various disguises to ensure her anonymity, Agent Cooper quickly proves herself adept at the job, despite formidable challenges.

adidas and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar unveil Black History Month Collection

adidas and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar unveiled a limited edition Black History Month Collection inspired by the NBA's all-time leading scorer and one of the game's most prominent philanthropists and ambassadors. Each basketball shoe model and specialty packaging features sepia tones, inspirational quotes and details that provide a vivid journey through the four most important eras of his legendary and record-breaking career.

50% off at The Peninsula's Escolta buffet with your HSBC credit cards

Head on to The Peninsula Manila's Escolta and enjoy 50% OFF on lunch and dinner buffets from Monday to Thursday.

Take your celebration a step further by staying at The Peninsula Manila and get a 10% OFF on room rates based on the Value Experience Package.

Promo runs until October 31, 2015.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

MICHELIN’s Right2Race online game returns with Pilot Sport Experience drive prize

The Right 2 Race (R2R) online game promo from MICHELIN is back! And winners from select countries get the chance to join the MICHELIN Pilot Sport Experience (MPSE), a much-awaited motorsport event, in Sepang International F1 Circuit in Malaysia.

“THE AGE OF ADALINE” flexed muscles amid top performing action movies at the box-office

Female-skewed romantic movie “The Age of Adaline” starring Blake Lively made history on its opening day when it pulled in $4.9 and emerged number one at the box-office against “Furious 7’s” three-week reign.  Likewise Lively’s ageless starrer managed to muscle its way at number two spot on its second weekend in cinemas which is again ahead of “Furious 7” and behind “Avengers: Age of Ultron”  at the domestic (U.S.) box-office.

Status complicated in the romantic comedy “ALOHA”

Directed by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe (known for the unforgettable “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous” movies), his latest romantic comedy “Aloha” brings together the most charismatic actors onscreen in a compelling and fascinating story about love and the unpredictability of life.

Set at the backdrop of alluring Hawaii, “Aloha” stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper as Brian Gilcrest, a brilliant military contractor, who once worked for the US Space Program, based in Honolulu.  More than a decade after leaving the Space Program, he is a celebrated military contractor, working for a wealthy industrialist, Carson Welch (Bill Murray). Gilcrest returns to Hawaii on assignment and falls for Captain Allison Ng, a dynamic Air Force pilot, played by Emma Stone. But he is also reunited with a former girlfriend, Tracy (Rachel McAdams), who is now married with children for whom he still has strong feelings.

Interference on your TV, mobile, gadgets? Beware it might be the “POLTERGEIST”

The latest and more powerful evil ever will be unleashed this June 24 when “Poltergeist” in 3D starts to unfold in cinemas nationwide.

20TH Century Fox and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present “Poltergeist,” from legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man,” Evil Dead,” “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”). 

It contemporizes the 1982 classic about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces.  When terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Friday, May 8, 2015

CloudFone Takes Lead in Tablet Innovation - introduces a Windows line for tablets

Earns Distinction as First to Introduce Intel-Based Tablets on Newest Android OS and Dual-OS

CloudFone today proved its disruptive mettle as it became the first OEM to launch the country’s first Intel-based Android Lollipop tablet called CloudPad One7.0, and the first Intel-based dual-OS tablets namely CloudPad Epic 7.1 and CloudPad Epic 8.9.

adidas by Stella McCartney celebrates a decade of innovative athletic style

In 2015, adidas by Stella McCartney celebrates 10 years of being at the cutting edge of advanced athletic style. Since 2005, when the two brands came together, each season's collection has placed a unique combination of performance and style at the heart of every range and within each individual piece.

To mark this significant milestone, an exclusive 10th Anniversary capsule collection has been created to revisit the brand's most distinctive design cues. Comprised of 10 unique pieces including apparel, footwear and accessories, the collection recalls the exceptional design principles that have driven the development of the brand since its launch in 2005.

“MAGGIE” covers all firsts including the (1st) most human zombie film ever made

The latest Arnold Schwarzenegger post-apocalyptic starrer, “Maggie” along with Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin has firsts stamped all over it – being the first drama thriller movie for Arnold Schwarzenegger tapping more on his real emotions in acting, the movie is helmed by first-time director Henry Hobson, the movie is written by first-time screenwriter John Scott 3 where “Maggie” had been included in 2011 Blacklist for best unproduced screenplays and the first time a zombie movie made relatable and realistic.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Uber “SPY” Jude Law: All is fine in the espionage game

Meet the finest spy of them all, Jude Law stars as Bradley Fine, a charming but self-absorbed fop who manages to complete his missions while keeping every hair in place in the fall-off-your-seat action comedy “Spy.”

Paul Feig directs the hilarious action comedy, “Spy.” Law stars alongside Oscar nominated actress Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a desk-bound CIA analyst, the brains behind the suave colleague, super spy, Bradley Fine (Law), who is out in the field, engaged in dangerous assignments.  Fine gets the credit for all the successes, but it is actually Cooper doing most of the complicated work. She is also secretly besotted with the charismatic Fine, but it’s a case of unrequited love. When Fine goes off the grid while trying to locate a nuclear bomb, Susan Cooper volunteers to go out into the field herself, becoming a bona fide spy, infiltrating the world of international espionage in Europe. She has to confront the villainous, rich and ultra-glamorous Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne) who is the daughter of a notorious arms dealer, with access to a nuclear weapon. It is up to the intrepid Agent Cooper to stop her before she wreaks global havoc!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Soundbites Food and Music Festival Throwback at Robinsons Malls!

Soundbites Food and Music Festival is back at Robinsons Malls

Music all over again!  Yup it's back Robinsons Malls Soundbites Food and Music Festival is here again to bring music and happiness to us.  Enjoy the music of South Border, Luke Mejares, Jinky Vidal, Top Suzara, True Faith, Hale, Brownman Revival.

Catch them at your favorite Robinsons Malls, in Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila and Robinsons Magnolia.

Get your FREE concert wrist tags for every P500 purchase from any participating restaurants during the promo period.


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