Paramount Pictures has released the first-ever trailer for “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” trailer and its awesome. The film stars Tom Cruise reprising the iconic role of Ethan Hunt, who was first introduced to moviegoers in 1996. Returning to the franchise are Simon Pegg as Benji, Jeremy Renner as Brandt and Ving Rhames as Luther. Joining the cast are Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson.
In the film, Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate, an International rogue organization, as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Opening across the Philippines on July 31, 2015, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
Sponge as Christian Grey? When “SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” hits Philippine cinemas on April 4, no blockbuster is safe, as proven by the three spoof posters the studio has released. Check out the one-sheet parodies of “Terminator Genisys,” “Jurassic World” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
From Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies comes “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”, an all new 3D adventure that’s as wild and funny as its name. For the first time, SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet. In the film, life in Bikini Bottom couldn’t be better for eternal optimist SpongeBob (Tom Kenny) and his friends: loyal starfish Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke), the sardonic Squidward (Rodger Bumpass), scientist squirrel Sandy (Carolyn Lawrence) and crustacean capitalist, Mr. Krabs (Clancy Brown). When the top secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, eternal adversaries SpongeBob and Plankton (Mr. Lawrence) must join forces on a trip through time and space to harness their internal superpowers and battle fiendish pirate Burger Beard (Antonio Banderas) with his own plans for the delicious delicacies.
Based on the highest rated series in Nickelodeon history and a decades-spanning international phenomenon, the movie promises to be a road movie, a superhero movie, and a post-apocalypse movie, rolled into one neat 3-D package.
Opening across the Philippines on Black Saturday, April 04, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
Costume and weapon makeovers for Hulk, Hawkeye and Captain America? Escrima sticks for Black Widow? These are just a few of the interesting fun facts that Marvel Studios has just revealed about the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron” film. Craving for more? Here's the exclusive list straight from the studios:
Hulk got a welcomed upgrade to his wardrobe with the addition of stretchy pants, which he wears underneath his clothes. No more will he be caught in the embarrassing situation of being half-naked in shredded clothing when he Hulks out!
Thanks to Tony Stark’s engineering skills, Hawkeye received an upgrade to his weaponry. He now has many new arrow tips that serve different purposes. Some of these are explained in the movie and others the audience will just get the joy of seeing deployed on screen. Hawkeye’s quiver has also changed — it is more automated, faster loading, and is capable of holding nine arrows. Hawkeye’s bow also received a makeover, with the classic black color being changed to maroon. Added features to the bow include an infrared-sighting device and a sonic-sighting device.
An exciting change was also made to Captain America’s shield. It now has the ability to be called back, much like the Iron Man suits. Instead of having two handles in the back, the shield now has a magnetic element that clips onto Cap’s gauntlet.
Courtesy of Tony Stark, Black Widow gets to flaunt new fighting batons, which are based on Escrima Sticks. But Black Widow’s two sticks are charged exactly the same as her stingers, so when she jabs, she is not only striking her opponent, but delivering a massive jolt of power as well.
For this film, production designer Charles Wood and his team built an enormous, new Avengers Tower set that is the largest set ever built for a Marvel film. Much of the movie takes place there on its many different levels. A large expanse of glass opens the view to New York City and one can also see a hangar for the Quinjet. The multiple environments are all connected, with the ability to move from downstairs to upstairs and vice versa. The Avengers Tower set is designed to serve the story in multiple ways.
The character Vision is being played by Paul Bettany, who previously had voiced Jarvis in the “Iron Man” films. He’s an artificial life form whose look is truly unique. Vision’s powers are spectacular and he represents a new power base for The Avengers team.
The Hulkbuster is an iconic piece of Iron Man tech—a prebuilt super-suit designed to take on the Hulk. The Hulkbuster Armor was developed by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, after they studied the Hulk’s physical actions and strength levels in an effort to find a way to contain him and minimize the damage caused by his rages. A satellite in low orbit is always around Banner and at a moment’s notice, Tony Stark can deploy the Hulkbuster armor, get into it and stop the Hulk in his tracks — theoretically.
The redesigned Quinjet has a more militaristic look this time around and the pilots are now able to have a good look at the environment around them while flying. The design of the canopy was based on a helicopter cockpit with glass in front and below, which will give audiences a tremendous sense of speed when the Quinjet is flying through city airspace. The interior has been stripped down to a more utilitarian, sleek space as well, with many of the luxurious finishes and padding removed for an edgier look.
A unique asset to the production in Seoul was the use drones and remote control cars to put the camera in places that could never be achieved by camera operators or helicopters. The production enlisted the expertise of brothers Menstru Pa, who is the Korean National Champion in drone flying, and Pak Min Keu, who is the Korean National Champion in remote car racing.
Dressing the Super Heroes for a pivotal party scene was a task that fell to veteran costume designer Alexandra Byrne. Since it is the first time that Thor has ever been seen in party clothes, Byrne worked with Chris Hemsworth to find the right combination of jeans, jacket and shirt that would dress his shape and not look themed or fancy. Dressing Tony Stark was easier, especially since Robert Downey Jr. wanted a very sophisticated look. Subsequently it was off to London’s famous Savile Row for tailoring. After five fittings, Tony Stark emerged looking quite elegant.
Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in Philippine cinemas on April 22, 2015.
IMAX Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC announced recently that the futuristic action-thriller “Chappie,” the third feature film from visionary director Neill Blomkamp of “District 9” and “Elysium” fame, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres in the Philippines starting March 5, 2015. The IMAX® release of "Chappie" promises crystal-clear images, and coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. It will also open in 2D cinemas nationwide on the same date.
Written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, “Chappie” tells the original story of a precocious robot named Chappie, the first robot with the ability to think and feel for itself. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, with Academy Award® nominee Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman.
In Columbia Pictures' “Chappie,” crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force in the near future. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.
Opening across the Philippines on March 05 in IMAX and 2D cinemas, “Chappie is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
The latest exciting destination on film is about to take the viewers to enthralling India when “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” exclusively opens at Ayala Malls Cinemas this March 18. The film is the sequel to the sleeper comedy hit “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. The first film beckoned audiences on a journey with a group of seven British pensioners who “outsourced” their retirement, taking a risk on a newly opened Indian hotel claiming to cater to the “Elderly & Beautiful.” Though the hotel turned out to have seen better days, the fearless and optimistic residents came to realize that no matter what their age, the best might be yet to come.
“The Second Best Marigold Hotel” brings together the original cast, headed by Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel, with newcomers Richard Gere, Tamsin Greig and David Strathairn. Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors. Recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny’s mother, Mrs. Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.
“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” opens March 18 nationwide exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas.
Disney has just revealed the trailer for the animated short film “Frozen Fever”. Elsa, Queen of Arendelle, single-handedly set off an eternal winter that enveloped an entire village in snow and ice. With a wave of her hand, she created a magical snowman whose love of fun in the sun is made possible by tiny flurries she summons to keep him in the cold. The grand palace she built from the ground up comes complete with an icy staircase and a stunning, one-of-a-kind chandelier. But can she throw a party? That’s the premise of “Frozen Fever” - a brand-new short from Walt Disney Animation Studios. It’s Anna’s birthday, after all, and Elsa hopes to make up for a lifetime of closed doors by throwing her little sister a party she’ll never forget.
The short welcomes back to the big screen the voices that helped bring the “Frozen” favorites to life. Kristen Bell once again lends her voice to Anna, and Idina Menzel returns as the voice of Elsa. Jonathan Groff voices Kristoff, and Josh Gad provides the voice of unforgettable snowman Olaf. Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez wrote an all-new song for the short.
If you're wondering where you can catch "Frozen Fever", it opens March 12, with Disney’s live-action “Cinderella”. That's two fairy tales in one package. Awesome!
“Cinderella” will be released in the Philippines through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.