The teaser trailer of Columbia Pictures' “The 5th Wave,” the big screen adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, has just been launched and you can view it right now at this post. The film “The 5th Wave” also stars Nick Robinson as Ben Parish aka “Zombie,” Ron Livingston as Dad/Oliver, Maggie Siff as Mom/Lisa, Alex Roe as Evan Walker, Maika Monroe as Ringer, Zackary Arthur as Sam, and Liev Schreiber as Vosch. In the film, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.

The novel the film is based on, “The 5th Wave”, is a phenomenon in the young adult literature - with 21 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list, nearly 300,000 hardcover units sold, and 80,000 e-books sold. The novel, which has also had tremendous crossover appeal with adults, was honored with the 2014 Red House Children’s Book Award in the UK.



Opening across the Philippines on Feb. 03, 2016, “The 5th Wave” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.


Universal Pictures has released three posters and a trailer for its gripping, survival thriller “Everest.” The trailer you can view later at this post. More importantly, "Everest" has been selected as the opening film, out of competition, of the 72nd Venice Film Festival (September 2nd – 12th 2015). The world premiere of “Everest” will be screened on September 2 in the Sala Grande theatre (Palazzo del Cinema) at the Lido.

Recently, opening the Venice Film Festival is a great sign of things to come for any film. Works such as "Gravity" and "Birdman" have opened the film fest and won a lot of praise and major awards. As stated by UK's The Guardian, "Everest" is on pace to get nods for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, “Everest” documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal. They are joined by Sam Worthington, Robin Wright, Emily Watson and Keira Knightley. “Everest” is directed by Baltasar Kormákur and produced by Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek's Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes. The film is adapted for the screen by Mark Medoff (“Children of a Lesser God”) and Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy.



Opening across the Philippines on Sept. 16, 2015, “Everest” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures

"Trainwreck"is deeply innovative and unconventional for a romance comedy and that's actually a great thing. On top of that, Amy Schumer proves that she can be and will be one of the biggest names in Hollywood with a stunning performance. The film's crude, crass and in-your-face humor added with its injection of numerous sports cameos helps churn out a film that will cater to both sexes.
It’s been drilled into Amy’s (Amy Schumer) head since she was a little girl by her father that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo; enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling romantic commitment. But when she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if she has been doing relationships all wrong.
Yup, "Trainwreck" easily could have been a trainwreck if you know what we mean but it isn't. The film turns the romcom genre around with a fresh take that not only satisfies the females but also the males. The film's success is a combination of a lot of things but it wouldn't work without Amy Schumer. Schumer isn't your conventional leading lady. Looks-wise, she's normal and her character's romantic life is definitely the complete opposite of normalcy - you could even say she's antagonistic in that aspect. This whole fresh take on a leading role combined with Schumer's crass and dirty humor is a volatile mix of non-stop laughter. As for her leading man Bill Hader, he also gives a swell performance as an all-too-serious sports doctor on the rise and there's definitely an inkling of chemistry between them. As for the cameos, they are surprisingly well made. Notwithstanding Lebron James who proves he may not only be the King of the court but he has some talent being an actor too. Overall, "Trainwreck" is a funny romance comedy that's a refresher. It may have some rough edges but those are completely forgivable with all the pluses it brings into the table.
Rating: 4 reels





Why you should watch it:
- Amy Schumer and Bill Hader makes this extremely hilarious
- Lebron James was King here

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- needs more polish


Left alone to survive, Matt Damon takes on the titular moniker in the latest space adventure “The Martian” where his character Mark Watney got stranded on Mars when he was accidentally left by his team in their haste to abort their mission. Based on the bestselling novel self-published by Andy Weir, the trailer further revealed the overwhelming odds Damon’s character Watney faces in order to survive after being presumed dead. The trailer’s recent reveal held at Pasadena at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was attended by Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott together with the book’s author Andy Weir, astronaut Drew Feustel and NASA’s Planetary Science Division Director Dr. Jim Green.

In the reveal, NASA shared that the technology, the tools that helped the character survived in the 2030s are already being developed as it appears on the film. “'We're kind of on the cusp of being able to do everything that happens in the movie,” Matt Damon said, speaking of space exploration during the trailer reveal. “With the right funding and the right attention, these are the kinds of things that we will be exploring in the very near future and this is going to be a part of our kids' lives.”



“The Martian” will open September 30 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.


Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios introduced D23 EXPO 2015 fans to an array of new stories and characters. The audience of 7,500 was treated to sneak peeks, musical performances and appearances from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dwayne Johnson, Randy Newman and Ty Burrell, among others. John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, led the presentations, calling on a host of filmmakers from both studios to introduce the upcoming slate of films. Following are the films presented on behalf of both studios.

THE GOOD DINOSAUR. Anticipation for Disney·Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” was amplified when director Peter Sohn and producer Denise Ream shared breathtaking sequences with fans, including never-before-seen footage of a trio of T-Rexes in action. In theaters very soon on Nov. 25, 2015, the film introduces audiences to Arlo, a sheltered Apatosaurus who finds himself far from home, and Spot, Arlo’s unlikely human friend.

ZOOTOPIA. International superstar Shakira is lending her voice as Gazelle, the biggest pop star in “Zootopia,” D23 EXPO fans learned via a taped message from Shakira. Ginnifer Goodwin, the voice of the film’s rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps, saluted fans alongside directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and producer Clark Spencer. Hilarious new scenes from the film were unveiled, plus a tease of the all-new original song, “Try Everything,” written by singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate, and performed by Shakira.

FINDING DORY. Ellen DeGeneres, the voice of everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, took a dip with D23 EXPO attendees, celebrating Disney·Pixar’s upcoming film “Finding Dory.” Joining DeGeneres on stage this afternoon were Ed O’Neill who lends his voice to Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Ty Burrell, the voice of Bailey, a misguided beluga whale; and Kaitlin Olson, who voices Destiny, a kind-hearted whale shark. director Andrew Stanton, co-director Angus MacLane and producer Lindsey Collins offered details about the all-new story, which reunites Dory with friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016.

MOANA. Dwayne Johnson, who lends his voice to the mighty demi-god Maui in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana,” hit the stage at D23 EXPO. Renowned directors John Musker and Ron Clements, and producer Osnat Shurer shared dazzling early test footage and revealed plans for the film’s inspired music and the extraordinary team behind it. Tony®-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Grammy®-winning composer Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa’i blend their diverse and dynamic talents to help tell the tale of a spirited teenager who sets out to prove herself a master wayfinder. Foa’i and his band Te Vaka capped the presentation with a show-stopping performance illustrating the magic of the movie’s music. “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

TOY STORY 4. Pixar Animation Studios marks the 20th Anniversary of “Toy Story” this year. Said Lasseter, "All the characters from ‘Toy Story’— especially Woody and Buzz —are so close to us. They seem more like family members than just creations. Not only do we dearly love the characters, but we also love the world of ‘Toy Story’—the world where toys come to life when people are not in the room has always been rich with many story possibilities...I’m very proud of our films,” said Lasseter. “When we made the first three ‘Toy Story’ films, we didn’t realize what we had done was to change the genre of each of the films’ story. For ‘Toy Story 4,’ we are doing a type of story we have not done before: a love story. It’s a story about a relationship between Woody and Bo Peep." “Toy Story 4,” which will be directed by Lasseter and produced by Susman, is slated for release on June 16, 2017.

GIGANTIC. Things are looking up at Walt Disney Animation Studios – way up. “Gigantic,” Disney’s unique take on “Jack and the Beanstalk,” will feature music from Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who greeted D23 EXPO fans in signature style—in song—alongside director Nathan Greno and producer Dorothy McKim. Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, Disney’s “Gigantic” follows adventure-seeker Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds. He hatches a grand plan with Inma, a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl, and agrees to help her find her way home. But he doesn’t account for her super-sized personality—and who knew giants were so down to earth? “Gigantic” hits theaters in 2018.

COCO. Director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson revealed the title of their upcoming film: Disney·Pixar’s “Coco” is the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion. "As artists and filmmakers, we couldn't help but be drawn to the striking visuals of Dia de los Muertos,” said Unkrich and Anderson. “But it was the celebration's core themes of family, remembrance and connection across generations that resonated within and truly inspired us. Dia de los Muertos is as singular as the Mexican culture, while at the same time completely universal in its message. “In our story,” they continued, “the celebration of Dia de los Muertos serves as the perfect backdrop for our main character to ask where he comes from, what his place is within his family, and how families stay woven together across time through the simple act of remembrance."