The genetically-enhanced dinosaurs are front and center of the three, new “Jurassic World” one-sheets released by Universal Pictures. The posters separately feature Bryce Dallas Howard squaring off with a dinosaur, a gigantic aquarium where a dinosaur and a shark are chasing underwater, and lastly, Chris Pratt riding on his motorcycle amid a group of raptors.
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, “Jurassic World.” Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.
The movie takes place 22 years after the horrific events of the original “Jurassic Park” and is set on a fully functional park on Isla Nublar.
Chris Pratt leads the cast which includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins. The film also stars Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapku and Andy Buckley.
Opening across the Philippines on June 10, 2015 in 3D, “Jurassic World” will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
Prepare to burn in “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. heck out the first trailer reveal of “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” below.
Reprising his role as Thomas, Dylan O’Brien returns along with fellow Gladers Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee and Thomas Brodie-Sangster set in a more challenging post apocalyptic future where they sprint for another run of their lives. Director Wes Ball is at the helm once again in this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga where our young heroes search for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” opens at cinemas on September 9 in the Philippines from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
Finally, Melissa McCarthy gets a solo leading role and does she deliver? The answer is a resounding hell yes! "Spy", like any other Feig film with McCarthy anywhere in it, is a laugh out loud romp. "Spy" teases us with a well-balanced mix of surprisingly great action sequences and a healthy heap of comedic punch that is a prime example of having the best of both worlds.
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a deskbound CIA analyst who helps field agents keep up-to-date during missions. She finds herself shadowing Bradley Fine (Jude Law), the agency's best and whom Susan is secretly attracted to. Sadly, Fine's latest mission to stop arms dealer Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne) doesn't go according to plan and worse, Fine is assumed to be killed in action. As the other spies identities are compromised, the agency decides to use Susan, an unknown agent, to stop an alluring but dangerous arms dealer from selling a stolen nuke in the name of country and love.
"Spy" could have easily been a cash grab parody film about spy films and action films in general. Luckily, the end result is just about as far away from what it could have been and pretty close to perfection. While the film had its pockets of slow moments and the story a little too wild for our taste, most of "Spy" was a literal romp. But the biggest surprise for "Spy" is not from its lead, Melissa McCarthy, but more from its supporting cast. There's no denying that McCarthy is still the star of "Spy", we tip our hats to her amazing performance, but there were also a lot of standouts like Miranda Hart and Jason Statham. Statham in fact was the quintessential opposite of what an action star is in "Spy" but ironically, this is one of his most unique, most memorable and top performances in an action film. And that's what so good about "Spy". It makes fun of a genre that's typically composed of machismo, men and guns and replaces it with a huge dose of normalcy that just works. But incredibly, it is also a film that's worthy to be called as a stand-alone action film.
Rating: 4 and a half reels
Why you should watch it:
- the perfect mix of action and comedy
- the supporting cast was simply amazing in this film
- Melissa McCarthy delivers as expected
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the story was a little too wild for our taste
- it had its slow moments
"Mad Max: Fury Road" harkens back to the days were films were simply furious and bombastically over-the-top. These days of CGI-driven sequences, the full faced realism of its practical effects is a sight to see and a sight to behold. Where George Miller tries to stand out from your typical action film, the outcome is majectically more than that - its unqiueness is at its core part art.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes imprisoned and subsequently swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator named Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken from him. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly as a high-octane Road War ensues.
Intense. That's the key word that made "Mad Max: Fury Road" so great and so fun. The film takes a full throttle course through its post-apocalytptic world with no abandon. Once the film starts, it's mostly a 120 minute road chase. It's actually surprising how simple the film's story is but its simplicity didn't mean that the film got stale quick. In fact, while the overall arc is more or less a point a to point b experience, the characters themselves bring a lot to deepen to experience. There's Furiosa who still has a lot of hope even with the bleak world she finds herself in or the naive Nux who thinks the only important thing is to sacrifice his life for his leader Immortan Joe. Surprisingly, Mad Max is more of a secondary character when compared to Furiosa but even Max and his dark ghosts bring an edge into the table that eventually turns out to be helpful.
Easily, "Mad Max: Fury Road" is defined by its outstanding visuals. The action scenes were simply epic in scale with explosions and over-the-top road warriors ruling its world. What's appealing though is that George Miller was able to balance practical effects and CGI perfectly. While we shouldn't expect CGI to be totally removed, Miller knew when to use it and when to pull back. What we get is a wonderfu mix of old and new movie magic that's is so rare nowadays. It is also notable to say that even with its dystopian setting, the world is popping with bright colors all over. "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a classic not only in the action genre but in the whole film industry.
Rating: 5 reels
Why you should watch it:
- simply the best film this year or even in years
- this is an aural and visual feast
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- no reason not to watch Mad Max: Fury Road
Paramount Pictures has launched five character one-sheets of “Terminator Genisys” featuring T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Sara Connor (Emilia Clarke), Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), T-1000 (Byung-hun Lee) and T-300 aka John Connor (Jason Clarke).