Sunday, January 31, 2016

“DEADPOOL” to paint the town red on Feb. 10 (IN CINEMAS)

Expect plenty of wry humour in “Deadpool,” directed by Tim Miller and at Reynolds’ own experiences in the comic book world.  Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, “Deadpool” tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

“THE REVENANT” Advance screenings February 2 nationwide, scheduled as last full show

Leonardo DiCaprio’s award-winning and acclaimed film, “The Revenant” from Academy Award winning director Alejandro Iῆarritu holds its public advance screenings in Philippine theatres (2D and IMAX screens) as last full show nationwide on February 2, Tuesday – hours ahead of its opening (following) day on February 3.

Midfield boss Mesut Ozil showcases accuracy and precision in the new Ace 16+ Purecontrol

adidas release clip to celebrate Ozil bossing the game - Video part of a series of ”Boss the game” clips with adidas assets -

adidas stars all over the world are now bossing the game in the ACE 16+ PURECONTROL. In a new video clip released by adidas, the German playmaker takes precision to the next level with the help of the new laceless boots.

Watching a goalkeeper being put through their paces claiming crosses, Ozil mischievously waits for the next cross before firing in a ball to knock it out of mid-air and past the bemused goalkeeper.

Watch Ozil boss the game (as he usually does) here:

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Zac Efron in buddy road trip comedy with Robert de Niro in “DIRTY GRANDPA”

Zac Efron and Robert De Niro go on a wild familial bonding in “Dirty Grandpa,” where Edron plays young, buttoned-up, conservative lawyer Jason Kelly who is in the final stages of preparation for a picture-perfect wedding to his seemingly ideal fiancée Meredith Goldstein (Julianne Hough) when Jason’s beloved paternal grandmother passes. Though it’s the week before his big day, everyone’s concerned for Grandpa Dick (Robert De Niro), suddenly alone for the first time after 40 years of marriage.

The Great Brands Sale - Up to 70% off

The Great Brands Sale
Up to 70% off
Jan. 29 - Feb. 5, 2016
Striptop Outlet Store will stage the 4th edition of the much-awaited “The Great Brands Sale” for HUSH PUPPIES, CUSHE and SEBAGO footwear on January 29 to February 05, 2016 at the State Center Investment Building, along Juan Luna St., just across the St. Lorenzo Ruiz Plaza/Church.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Wild about “DEADPOOL” - overwhelming raves from early screenings - In Philippine cinemas February 10

20TH Century Fox’s recent reveal of Deadpool’s redband trailer was eventually followed by a special advanced screening in New York and Los Angeles,  though the studio showed an unfinished version of the movie, the fans’ reactions as had been reported in Screenrant is overwhelmingly positive.

Nailing it in the romantic comedy “ACCIDENTAL LOVE”

“Accidental Love” is a wacky comedy with an underlying theme of health care, starring Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhall, James Marsden, Catherine Keener, Kirstie Alley, Tracy Morgan and Malinda Williams.

Alice Eckle (Biel), a somewhat naïve roller-skating waitress in a small Indiana town, is about to get engaged to her trooper boyfriend, Scott (Marsden). At the fancy Gondola restaurant when Alice has an engagement ring on her finger, a clumsy workman accidentally shoots her in the head with a nail from his nail gun.

Latest adaptation of Aladdin and the magical lamp in “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ALADDIN"

French comedian Kev Adams star in the latest adaptation of the famous Arabian folktale of Aladdin and the magical lamp in “The New Adventures of Aladdin” that will open in local cinemas this January 27.

Adams takes on the role of Sam in the movie who is a modern Aladdin who lives both in Baghdad and in a magical world.  “The New Adventures of Aladdin” sets off when Sam ( Kev Adams) and Khalid , two young thieves are about to rob a department store on the evening of 24 December . Sam, disguised as Santa Claus is attacked by children who want him to tell a story . In order not to attract attention , he began to tell them the story of Aladin and the wonderful lamp but he gives a very personal version of the tale of a thousand and one nights while trying to win the heart of Princess Shalia (played by Vanessa Guide). 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Torn between two loves, an ocean-spanning triangle in “BROOKLYN”

In search of a new life, the heart warming movie “Brooklyn” trails the life of Eilis, played by Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan, a young luminous Irish woman who has lived her whole life in tiny Enniscorthy, Ireland – who  is swept away to America through the prodding of her thoughtful sister into becoming a confident woman in a foreign land.  

Gerard Butler flexes muscles anew in mythological action film “GODS OF EGYPT”

When Egypt fell in chaos and evil threatened to rule, gods and men rise to the occasion to fight against and for each other in the upcoming  spectacular action-adventure movie “Gods of Egypt.”

Inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.

Adidas and Damian Lillard Launch Second Chapter of Creators Never Follow

Adidas debuts the latest chapter of ‘Creators Never Follow,’ a new film starring Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard that jumpstarts 2016 by celebrating creators in sport. Creators are athletes who seize every opportunity to redefine their sport. They create and defy norms for their team, for their city and for millions of fans.

Through the lens of basketball and one of the game’s most unique talents, the film encapsulates adidas’ vision of inspiring athletes to celebrate every moment in sport as an opportunity to create, redefine themselves and ultimately lead, and never follow.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Robert de Niro helps Zac Efron into manhood in “DIRTY GRANDPA”

Ready to be a man? Learn it from the pro, in this case, from grandpa in the ultimate comedy buddy trip “Dirty Grandpa” starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron.

Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had. This outlandish comedy also stars Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Adam Pally, and Dermot Mulroney.

Experience the immersive power of “THE REVENANT” on the big screen of February 3


Leonardo DiCaprio has portrayed a kaleidoscopic array of characters – from Howard Hughes to Jay Gatsby to Wolf of Wall Street’s profligate Jordan Belfort – but the role of the Hugh Glass in “The Revenant” was an entirely new challenge, taking the actor into borderlands that few in our modern world have experienced.  It is DiCaprio’s most intensely physical role and at the same time, an almost wordlessly raw performance.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson stars in two strong Oscar contenders – “THE REVENANT’ and “BROOKLYN”

Rapidly rising Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson stars in “The Revenant” and “Brooklyn” – two of this year’s strong Oscar contenders.   Gleeson , who has been coming to the fore as one of the most versatile actors of a new generation with roles in  “About Time,” “Calvary,” “Unbroken,” “Ex Machina” and in “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” goes from unshaven in his role as Captain Henry in “The Revenant” to all-dapper in “Brooklyn.”

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Music-filled cross-country odyssey in “ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 4: THE ROAD CHIP”

Strutting and dancing their way into their latest movie instalment, Alvin, Theodore and Simon star in the latest addition to the hit franchise “Alvin and the Chipmunks” in “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” with the returning voice cast of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Jesse McCartney. 

Academy award winner Marion Cotillard in “MACBETH” – Now Showing

Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard stars as Lady Macbeth opposite Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender in this year’s thrilling interpretation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”  The movie wherein Fassbender plays the title role is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire.

2016 Nike Black History month collection

Serena Williams’s perpetual drive to trump expectations, break records and redefine a sport. Kobe Bryant’s phenomenal 81-point game for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2006. Sanya Richards-Ross’ gold-medal-winning 400-meter race. Chris Paul’s off-court drive to level the playing field. These pivotal performances and seminal individuals rewrote history and catalyzed community — they also serve as the driving inspiration behind the 2016 Black History Month collection.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Georgina and Erwan On What They Love About Samsung

The latest flagship devices of Samsung have made it almost impossible for anyone to ignore the draw of living BIG. Case in point--It girl, Georgina Wilson, who made the big switch from her old smartphone to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, as well as  restaurateur and top online personality, Erwan Heusaff, who has been a loyal Samsung Galaxy Note user.

But what exactly convinced two of Manila’s most prominent personalities to dare to live big?

ONE Wujie: Dynasty of Champions set for 23 January in Changsha

ONE Championship, Asia's largest mixed martial arts promotion, will kick off 2016 with a bang, as it brings its world-class MMA event to Changsha, China on 23 January. ONE Championship has set the stage for another thrilling night of world-class mixed martial arts action.

Taking place at the Changsha Stadium in Changsha, China, ONE Championship will delight fans with an electrifying lineup of exciting fights headlined by a main event which will see ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes defend his title against challenger Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon of the Philippines.

Adidas celebrates the ultimate creator with Platinum Messi 15

Signature Messi 15 boot is redefined to celebrate the greatest in the game

After winning a record fifth Ballon d’Or, Leo Messi has cemented his place as the greatest player in the history of football. adidas Football marked the moment with the launch of their new campaign “I’m here to create”, a celebration not of Messi’s records, but of his most jaw-dropping moments in football. Today, the sports giant has continued to honour the greatest player of all time by presenting Messi with a new platinum boot for the ultimate creator, containing real platinum elements, never seen before on a football boot.

John Travolta with new young hit men in “CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES” – showing JANUARY 20

John Travolta stars with young talented actors Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens, Christopher Abbott and Rob Brown in the dark comedic crime thriller “Criminal Activities” where a group of friends gets accidentally involved with a mobster's shady business after borrowing money. When four young guys who reunite at an ex-classmate's funeral, one mentions to the others inside information on a stock that is a guaranteed lock to make them instant millionaires. Unfortunately, the deal goes south along with their investment. Things go from bad to worse: one of them borrowed his share of the money from a mobster.

Thieves in Robinhood task “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ALADDIN”

In the magical action-packed movie “The New Adventures of Aladdin,” best friends Sam (Kev Adams) and Khalid (William Lebghil) dress up as up as Santa Claus to steal everything they can from Galeries Lafayette. But Sam is quickly caught by children and their needs tell the story of Aladdin.  In the skin of Aladdin , Sam begins then a trip to the heart of Baghdad , a city with Arabian wealth.  While telling the tale, the people suffered from the terrible tyranny known Vizier for his ferocity and his questionable breath and the young thief taking on his alter-ego Aladin tries to save the day and win the heart of a princess.

Success story in modern-day and true-to-life telenovela movie “JOY”

The quote on family that says “No family is perfect. We argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end, family is family, the love will always be there” is all true in the upcoming modern-day true-to-life telenovela movie “Joy” starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence directed by acclaimed filmmaker David O. Russell that also stars Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Virginia Madsen, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rosselini, Diane Ladd and Dascha Polanco.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Tom Hardy is Leonardo Dicaprio's dark mirror in “THE REVENANT”

 “The Revenant” movie picked up twelve (12) major nominations in the most awaited annual awards night, the 88TH Oscar Awards, including Tom Hardy’s Best Supporting Actor nomination as John Fitzgerald opposite Leonardo DiCaprio’s Hugh Glass. 

For kids in a town called Marilao, a Bag of Hope springs eternal

For some parents, choosing a school is a no-brainer – usually, the one closest to home is the one. But for two women in Marilao, Bulacan, picking a school for their young ones turned out to be a rather complicated decision. 

No notebooks, no school?

Lola Rosalinda Duldulao says her grandson, Lawrence, along with his four other siblings, were put under her care after their parents went on separate ways. As their guardian and grandmother, she says she wants the best school she could afford for her grandchildren, but at the moment, her income as laundry washer is not enough to buy notebooks and pens for them. Lawrence, 11, is one of the top students in fifth grade, but he almost missed his chance to enroll because money was tight.

How Storage Designed for Surveillance Improves the Entire System

When the first event music, “Video Killed the Radio Star” premiered on MTV in 1981, it started a video revolution. A lot has changed since then, but video’s relevance in our culture, has increased, and our lives and security have come to depend on it. Market research firm IHS estimates that one surveillance camera has been installed for every eight people (about 40M) in the U.S. alone. Stats from 2014 certainly back that up – according to the IHS Video Surveillance Intelligence Service Market Insight report from August 2015, the U.S. was ranked as the second largest market for video surveillance equipment, worth $2.8 billion dollars.

With our obsession over video and corresponding camera capabilities such as HD and 4K, it’s easy to miss an equally crucial component that can make or break the effectiveness of an entire surveillance system: storage. Unfortunately, many surveillance professionals are using the wrong drive. Rather than being designed for continuous capture of HD or FHD video from multiple cameras, a drive that is not optimized for surveillance systems can drop frames, or even consume more power, generating more heat to create a major reliability issue. This could drastically reduce the life of a drive, adversely affecting the read and write operations in a surveillance system. These solution may cost the customer less upfront, but eventually could affect your business when performance, reliability and even your reputation.

Lebron James Podcast: Akronite Philosophy

LeBron James's recently signed, and unprecedented, lifetime deal with Nike marks the triumphant arch of a skinny kid who combined deep-rooted Midwestern values with otherworldly athleticism to find incredible success on and off the basketball court. James’s sphere of influence now extends from sports into style and from entertainment to charitable endeavors, solidifying his status as an international icon.

How did he do it? In Prototype Episode 3: Akronite Philosophy, LeBron James — joined by director Judd Apatow, Nike Senior Basketball designer Jason Petrie and childhood friend Willie McGee — charts his journey from middle school through to the release of the LEBRON 13.

Prototype can also be accessed via iTunes here.

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Arcilla, Espinosa Rule Cebu Leg of the Peugeot Philippines Tennis Open

Johnny Arcilla proved why he is Philippine Tennis Association Men’s Singles Number 2 after defeating Number 3 Francis Casey Alcantara to emerge as the men’s singles champion of the Peugeot Philippines Tennis Open Cebu leg held recently at the Cebu Country Club.

Despite bowing to Alcantara in the first set at 4-6, Arcilla bounced back with a 7-5, 6-4 finish to clinch one of the last few slots of the PPTO National Finals in March.

Meanwhile, Alcantara, who admitted experiencing cramps on his right leg, gained his momentum with doubles partner Marc Norman Enriquez to stop Arcilla and Jon Godfrey Seno from gaining another title. During the deciding set, Alcantara delivered a forehand volley to tie the game at 9-9 before winning the set at 11-9. The Alcantara-Enriquez tandem won the title after a 6-3, 1-6, 11-9 performance.

JR. NBA/JR.WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska to encourage youth basketball participation

More Than 36,000 Players and 2,700 Coaches Have Participated in the Program Since 2007

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The Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska will return to the Philippines for the ninth consecutive year from Jan. 23-April 24.  The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls between the ages of 10-14.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Messi is not here for the records, he's here to create

adidas celebrates Leo Messi’s fifth Ballon d’Or win with new campaign: “I’m here to create”

Leo Messi has cemented his place as a phenomenon in football with a fifth Ballon d’Or. The award is the greatest acknowledgement of individual success in football. But, in a new film released by adidas, it’s not the records broken, the trophies won, or the accolades which matter most. Messi is here to create.

The film is the first part of adidas’ new campaign “I’m here to create”, heroing the athletes for whom creativity is their most powerful weapon. It is their unwavering sense of self belief that allows them to create the unexpected, the skills that have never been seen before, but that millions will try to copy. For Messi, that attitude drives him for every goal, every game, and every record that he breaks. Messi is here to create, and adidas is the brand of sport for the creator.

WINNING “BROOKLYN” MOVIE TACKLES LIFE ABROAD - opens exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas January 27

Ayala Malls Cinemas brings “Brooklyn” this January 27 - a very poignant story of a young woman who dreams of a better life abroad, leaves her mother and sister to a foreign land very different from the culture she grew up in and eventually finds herself torn between two men from her hometown and new town.

Saoirse Ronan has been reaping awards left and right for her role in “Brooklyn.”  Born in New York to Irish parents and raised outside Dublin, Ronan first found acclaim in Joe Wright’s “Atonement,” garnering a Best Supporting Actress Oscar® nomination for her performance as Briony. She went on to starring roles in “The Lovely Bones,” “Hanna” and most recently Wes Anderson’s Oscar winning “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” all by age 20.   Now entering her prime, she was ready to take on a complicated, emotionally demanding lead.

Jason Lee getting furryous with “ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 4: THE ROAD CHIP”

In 2007, “Alvin and The Chipmunks,” a global phenomenon to generations of fans, became a live action/CGI motion picture event with a contemporary comic sensibility.  In the holiday season blockbuster, which grossed over $350 million worldwide, songwriter Dave Seville transformed singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore into pop sensations -- while the out-of-control trio laid waste to Dave’s home, wreaked havoc on his career, and turned Dave’s once-orderly life upside-down.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Surviving the wild prior today's fully-connected world in “THE REVENANT”

Surviving the wild by pure instinct prior the advent of emergency call buttons such as 911 and high-tech gadgets is what makes the latest Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio film, “The Revenant” this year’s highly-thrilling cinematic experience – directed, produced and co-written by Academy Award winning filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

Inspired by true events from the sparse accounts of the legendary fur trapper and trader Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, Glass became a revenant, someone believed to be dead who has returned to life after going through a harrowing series of events fighting for his life when left to survive in the wild set during the 19th century American Frontier.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Celebration continues January 8 in cinemas - “SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN THE PEANUTS MOVIE”

The festive celebration continues this January 8 (Friday) when “Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie” opens in Philippine cinemas nationwide. 

At its core, “Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie”  is about everyday anxieties we encounter while growing up, going to school, and dealing with the perceptions people have about one another.  “We took that theme and changed the overall tone of the movie, which resulted in a stronger message, one that both adults and children can relate to,” says Craig Schulz, son of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Giveaway Alert: 4 Starbucks Planners up for grabs!!! - Win for yourself and 3 of your friends!

Happy New Year from Manila Life and The Food Alphabet!  How do we start the year?  Of course with a great giveaway!

Thank you for another year of staying with us, and with that we are giving one of our readers a chance to win not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4!!! Four 2016 Starbucks Planners to win for you and 3 of your friends... have I got your attention?

This but only comes once every often so I hope you take this chance to win this great offer.  Want to join?  Click on the link and ask your friends to join as well for more chances of wining!

Thank you and Good luck to everyone!

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

It's National Tempura Day at Tokyo Tokyo this January 7th!!!

January 7 is National Tempura Day!

Tokyo Tokyo is celebrating ‪#‎NationalTempuraDay‬ on January 7 and we are all invited!

Feast on your favorite shrimp, breaded with love and fried to perfection. Tokyo Tokyo is slashing 50% off the price on your favorite Prawn Tempura Add-Ons! So go ahead and enjoy ‪#‎TempuraTime‬ only at Tokyo Tokyo.

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