Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Big Dome to host 2016 PBA All-Star Weekend in August

The much-awaited PBA All-Star Weekend, held annually during the middle of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season, is set to happen at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in August, after a contract signing between PBA and Uniprom, Inc. was held on July 5 at Novotel Manila Araneta Center.

PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa and OIC-COO of Uniprom, Inc. Ms Irene Jose inked the agreement, which heralds an exhilarating weekend of festivities for families who will be watching at the Big Dome – the home of PBA. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sinister side of social media exposed in “NERVE”

Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star in “Nerve,” a timely edge-of-your-seat thriller and a razor-sharp examination of the seductive power of social media.

Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, best known for their work on “Catfish” and the “Paranormal Activity” series, who have created an action-packed urban adventure that also offers keen insights into online behavior.

Dad becomes cat in magical family movie “NINE LIVES”

From the director the worldwide blockbuster action comedy film “Men In Black,” filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld brings together a cast of actors in his latest family movie “Nine Lives” led by Kevin Spacey with Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, Malina Weissman, Christopher Walken and Cheryl Hines.

In “Nine Lives,” an immensely successful businessman who has built an empire at the expense of any sort of true human connection, Tom Brand (Spacey) is surrounded by good people who love him in spite of his skyscraper-sized flaws. But it isn’t until he finds himself with four paws and a tail that Tom realizes how lucky he’s been.              

Michelin Foundation conducts road safety initiatives for young students in Cebu

With the belief that starting them young is the best way to inculcate road safety awareness in the population, the Michelin Corporate Foundation conducted free road safety seminars and other safety activities for teens and school children in Cebu City on July 9 and 10, 2016.

Michelin brought its signature Fill Up with Air (FUWA) safety campaign to the Queen City of the South in July to create greater awareness about the role of tires, air pressure and a regular car safety check in road safety for the Visayas. On Saturday, July 9 Michelin activated the FUWA initiative at the S&R Membership Club in Mandaue, Cebu, offering motorists free tire checks to determine whether their cars had the right air pressure that is so crucial to road safety. Motorists could also avail of free consultations from Michelin tire experts about the right tires for their vehicles and other safety concerns. Student volunteers who were scholars of Enfants du Mekong Cebu-Visayas, helped to conduct tire air pressure checks at the FUWA.

Modern day motherhood quirks in hilarious “BAD MOMS” movie

In the latest totally relatable movie for mothers all over the world, “Bad Moms” brings together three overworked and under-appreciated moms who ditch conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence when pushed beyond their limits.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Social Media addicts vie for top spot in “NERVE”

Voyeurism is at its peak in this year’s most awaited movie on social media and the virtual reality people live today in “Nerve” starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco.  

A shy, high school girl Vee (Roberts) is suddenly catapulted into the limelight when she breaks out of her comfort zone and impulsively signs up for Nerve, an adrenaline-fueled competition that streams live over the internet. Young thrill-seekers challenge each other to a series of dares that rapidly escalate from mildly embarrassing to downright deadly, as an anonymous community of “watchers” instigates the action.     

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Drones target suicide bombers in “EYE IN THE SKY”

Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren  stars with Emmy winner Aaron Paul in “Eye in the Sky” where Helen Mirren plays Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya.  “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul features as pilot, Steve Watts, who operates the drone from a United States Air Force base deep in the Nevada desert.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Indo-Canadian Youtube sensation Lilly Singh lends voice in “ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE”

Lilly Singh, one of today’s top YouTube talents and digital influencer with more than 1 billion views across the globe, conquers another digital platform as she lends voice to two characters in the upcoming “Ice Age: Collision Course” starring alongside returning voice cast Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Dennis Leary, John Leguizamo, Keke Palmer and Wanda Sykes.   

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Portugal makes history with inspired European win

Portugal's historic performance at the Stade de France is a landmark moment for the side: the first time that the team has brought home the European crown.

This achievement is heightened by the loss of their captain and talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo, the tournament’s joint-top scorer of all time.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Modern day Robin Hood in “MARAUDERS”

“Marauders” reels into action when a bank is hit by a brutal heist, all evidence points to the owner (Bruce Willis) and his high-powered clients. But as a group of FBI agents (Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista and Adrian Grenier) dig deeper into the case — and the deadly heists continue — it becomes clear that a larger conspiracy is at play.

Superwoman Gal Gadot in her latest action comedy pic “KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES”

“Mr. and Mrs. Smith” meets “Date Night” couple in the upcoming action comedy “Keeping Up with the Joneses” starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Gal Gadot and Jon Hamm.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Pinoy/Cebu-born Galen Tan Chu is co-director in Blue Sky's “ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE”

Cebu-born Galen Tan Chu helms the latest instalment of the global “Ice Age” hit franchise - “Ice Age: Collision Course” as co-director with acclaimed filmmaker Michael Thurmeier.

Galen Tan Chu spent his early (11) years in the Philippines before migrating to the US where he studied illustration and animation at Pratt Institute.  Chu is a true veteran of the “Ice Age” franchise and Blue Sky Studios, having started his career at Blue Sky Studios as an animator on “Ice Age” (2002).  He then became a lead animator on Blue Sky's second animated feature “Robots” (2005).   On “Ice Age: The Meltdown” (2006), he was promoted to supervising animator and then served as supervising animator on “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” (2008), “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” (2009), “Rio” (2011) and “Epic” (2013).   He also directed the direct-to-DVD short “Surviving Sid” (2008).

Happy world unlike any awaits in “TROLLS”

From DreamWorks, creators of highly successful animation such as “Kung Fu Panda,” “How To Train Your Dragon” and “Madagascar” comes “Trolls,” the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year.

“ZOMBIE UNDER SIEGE” in cinemas July 13

Also, known as “”Navy Seals vs. Zombies,” the upcomming horror action “Zombie Under Siege”  springs into full-battle action when the government loses contact with the Vice President during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Soon, a team of battle-hardened Seals who just came back from Afghanistan is immediately sent for the rescue mission. But the team soon discovers that this is no ordinary tactical rescue: The city is under siege by hordes of fast moving, flesh eating undead.

From Pioneer Films, “Zombie Under Siege” opens July 13 in cinemas.  See the Trailer here

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2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers earn top honors for team merchandise sales

Stephen Curry Retains No. 1 Spot on NBA’s Most Popular Jerseys List

Unprecedented demand for Cleveland Cavaliers merchandise following the team’s NBA Finals 2016 win helped land them atop the most popular team merchandise list for the first time since January 2015.  Reigning back-to-back Kia NBA MVP Stephen Curry once again tops the league’s list of most popular jerseys, a position he’s held since the end of the 2014-15 NBA season.  Rankings are based on overall sales on from April through June.

Rounding out the top five players are three-time NBA Champion LeBron James (No. 2), five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant (No. 3), 2016 NBA Champion Kyrie Irving (No. 4) and 2015 NBA Champion Klay Thompson (No. 5).

The Cavaliers are followed by the Golden State Warriors at No. 2, Los Angeles Lakers at No. 3, Chicago Bulls at No. 4 and Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 5 on the team merchandise list.

Additional highlights:

The Warriors’ Andre Iguodala (No. 14) makes his debut on the jerseys list while teammate Draymond Green (No. 7) earns his highest ranking ever.

The San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan (No. 11) and Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard (No. 13) place for the first time since June 2015 and April 2015, respectively.

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys:                                  

1.      Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

2.      LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

3.      Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers*

4.      Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

5.      Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors

6.      Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

7.      Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors

8.      Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

9.      Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

10.    Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls*

11.    Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

12.    Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

13.    Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

14.    Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors

15.    Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks

*Denotes players who retired or changed teams after the 2015-16 season.

Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise:

1.      Cleveland Cavaliers

2.      Golden State Warriors

3.      Los Angeles Lakers

4.      Chicago Bulls

5.      Oklahoma City Thunder

6.      San Antonio Spurs

7.      Miami Heat

8.      Toronto Raptors

9.      New York Knicks

10.    Boston Celtics

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KD9 NikeID Limited Edition is here!

On Monday, Kevin Durant chose a new team in free agency and today #35 was officially welcomed to his new team in an introductory press conference.  In recognition of his move to the Bay Area, Nike is offering exclusive customization of Durant's ninth signature shoe, the KD9.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Monde Nissin collaborates with Uniqlo for limited edition tees

Emblazoned with Lucky Me! and Bingo’s distinctive designs, the shirts will be available in Uniqlo stores here and in Southeast Asia.

They've been staples of Pinoys' homes for years. Now two beloved Filipino food brands appear front and center on quality cotton shirts by a global retail giant.

Put your emotions in pole position to enter the MICHELIN Pilot Sport Experience

It doesn’t matter if you’re driving a Ferrari on the race track or racing a toy car in the playground, the thrill and adventure behind the wheel brings out instinctual emotions and memories in every passionate driver.   

To connect consumers’ emotions with Michelin’s passion for driving, Michelin is launching the “MICHELIN Driving Passion” Facebook campaign. 

Showcasing motoring enthusiasts from around the world and tapping into their love for driving, the “MICHELIN Driving Passion” Facebook campaign aims at igniting conversation about passions behind the wheel.

Visionary filmmaker Tim Burton turns bestselling book to film – “MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN”

Highly acclaimed director Tim Burton brings Ransom Riggs’ bestselling young adult tome “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” to the big screen with the same title starring an ensemble of talented actors headed by Eva Green, Dame Judi Dench, Terence Stamp, Samuel L. Jackson,  Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell,  Finlay Macmillan and Lauren McCostie.

Genetically engineered superhuman in sci-fi thriller “MORGAN”

Luke Scott, son of highly acclaimed blockbuster maker Ridley Scott (“Alien,” “The Martian”) debuts as director (full-length film) in the sci-fi thriller “Morgan” starring Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Paul Giamatti, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook and Michelle Yeoh.

“Morgan” tells the chilling tale of a creation that escaped in a tightly-guarded facility for artificial intelligence.  A corporate troubleshooter, played by Kate Mara, is sent to the remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate the terrifying incident. She learns that the seemingly innocent “human” who escaped has both infinite promise and incalculable danger.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Trade-in Madness at Brother!! Up to 50% off

Trade-in your working, non-working printer, scanner, fax, copier of any brand and bring the said items to designated locations, and get up to 50% off on a brand new Brother unit.  Each customer can trade-in a maximum of 3 units for the entire promo period. 

Avail of the program with 0% installment plans, promo is valid only during the roadshow schedules listed below:

Mission to capture turns kill mission in “EYE IN THE SKY”

Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren stars in the white-knuckle thriller “Eye in the Sky” that tackles the moral ambiguities of modern-day warfare. Co-starring with Mirren are three-time Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul (from “Breaking Bad”) and the late Alan Rickman (best known for his role in the Harry Potter films as Professor Severus Snape).

Dare to survive in the seductive world of social media in “NERVE”

It’s an all-or-nothing online game in the exhilarating thriller “Nerve” set on the streets of New York City, where amateur daredevils competes for the highest payoff that mines their online information, exploiting their wildest dreams—and their deepest fears.  “Nerve” stars Dave Franco, Emma Roberts, Emily Meade, Kimiko Glenn, Marc John Jefferies, Brian Marc, Samira Wiley and Juliette Lewis. 


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