SCREENING SKEDS of what's in Iloilo Theaters this Week...
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[all screening skeds are subject to change without prior notice]

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Marvel & ABC developing S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series

No, it's Not "THE Shield"...
by Xyde

Earlier this month, it was reported that a TV series set in the Marvel Universe is being developed [CLICK HERE to read that report]. One that will be in the same continuity with the Avengers movie and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It has recently been reported that this TV series is going to be one that will feature the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This series is currently being developed by the ABC Network will be co-written and will possibly be directed by Joss Whedon himself, the man who brought The Avengers to the silver screen.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Boycott Warner Bros for Samurai X?

It has been recently reported that the Samurai X movie will not be shown in the Philippines. We reported that this is a big mistake for Warner. I am not just talking about the capability of people to resort to torrents; I am also referring to the backlash that Warner might get.

Internet can be a powerful tool nowadays. If somebody would ask me what I suggest should be done about Rurouni Kenshin, my diabolical mind immediately pooped out an idea:

FANS of RUROUNI KENSHIN should actively CAMPAIGN to BOYCOTT WARNER BROS. movies, urge other people to BOYCOTT their movies (starting with the movie THE CAMPAIGN), up until the day Warner Bros. Philippines makes an official announcement that RUROUNI KENSHIN will indeed have a Philippine release.

Somebody make a protest page on facebook?

No Philippine screening for Rurouni Kenshin?

by Reymundo Salao

Bad news for the fans of Rurouni Kenshin a.k.a. Samurai X. It looks like the highly-anticipated film adaptation of the anime/manga series RUROUNI KENSHIN (popularly known in the Philippines as SAMURAI X) will not be having a theatrical release here in the Philippines after all.

The negative buzz came out just this weekend when Warner Bros. Pictures Philippines, via their facebook page stated that they have no rights to release the highly anticipated movie. This is their statement:

"...to the numerous folks asking. We just learned this morning that we do not have rights to release Rurouni Kenshin here in the Philippines."
(here is the link to that statement)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Joe Carnahan's pitch for DAREDEVIL rejected by Fox

If you ask me, the perfect way to adapt the Marvel superhero into a movie adaptation would be to set it in a gritty 70's atmosphere, reminiscent of films like Serpico and Taxi Driver. This is what director Joe Carnahan seemed to aim for in his pitch for a DAREDEVIL reboot, and he prepared a video presentation for it as well, a "Sizzle Reel" actually (spliced together pieces of film stock, bits of soundtrack, some concept art and, in this case, comic book panels that are meant to give the viewer a sense of tone and theme). Unfortunately, the people at Fox turned it down. [read more & check out the sizzle reel after the jump]

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Expendables 2 opens this week

The highly-anticipated sequel to the 2010 action ensemble; THE EXPENDABLES 2 opens this THURSDAY -August 16, 2012 - in Philippine cinemas (that includes Iloilo, of course). The film will open in US theaters 2 days later (if you count the time zone difference), August 17, 2012. This time, the movie is directed by Simon West (Con Air, The Mechanic) and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth; Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger in supposed larger, more action-packed roles; and will be joined by Jean Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. EXPENDABLES 2 will also be released in Europe this Thursday. Don't forget to visit the site first thing in the morning of Thursday to check out the screening skeds of EXPENDABLES 2 in Iloilo theaters.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Joss Whedon now officially-confirmed as writer & director for AVENGERS 2 [UPDATED 8-09-2012]

It's like stating what we already know as being certain; but just this week, it is NOW OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED that legendary geek god Joss Whedon is being hired once again as writer and director of AVENGERS 2. Yes, it would be incredibly stupid for Marvel to let go of him, after all he just made one of THE biggest, most phenomenal movies of all time, and has made a tremendously massive amount of money for the studios. The cash generation isn't even over; studios are expected to prepare a bigger planet-wide bank when the AVENGERS dvd & blueray are gonna be released, coz that's surely gonna bring in tons of cash as well.

The news that Whedon has signed to write and direct the sequel was announced on the Disney Investors Conference Call this Tuesday. along with the news that he’ll develop “a Marvel-themed TV show for ABC.” You can check out our news bit here

With Whedon in place, this could mean that this time, he'll also be giving input on the "phase 2" Marvel movies and sequels (The Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor 2, etc) and will probably give them some influence that could contribute to the consistency to each movie with its expected eventual lead up to Avengers 2.

No target date has been announced yet, but Avengers 2 is expected around Summer 2015

UPDATE [Aug. 09, 2012]
Yesterday, we reported on the official confirmation of Whedon being the writer/director of Avengers 2. Now our speculations from that news is now also a confirmed reality. Joss Whedon will not only write and direct Avengers 2, and have supervising role on the Amrvel/Avengers continuity TV series, but that he will also have a say in all the other Marvel/Avengers related movies that are coming up. That would obviously include Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. That excludes Thor and Iron Man 3 which are off into production by now.

Here are the official details of the deal straight from Disney/Marvel:

“Joss Whedon has signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios for film and television through the end of June 2015. As part of that deal, Whedon will write and direct Marvel’s The Avengers 2 as well as help develop a new live action series for Marvel Television at ABC.  He will also contribute creatively to the next phase of Marvel’s cinematic universe.”

SOURCE: Variety

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

TV Series set within the Marvel Universe/Avengers Consistency being planned

Marvel has achieved ultra success with this year's AVENGERS. So where do they go from there? We have previously reported that all roads lead to an Avengers 2, and it has to go through a second phase of movies building up to that sequel. But the Marvel Universe is so vast and has an almost countless number of characters and stories to tell. It would most certainly be a pity if Marvel does not strike the iron while its hot; why not extend this vastness into television?

Monday, August 6, 2012

The World of Warcraft loses Raimi; hires Blood Diamond writer Charles Leavitt

The Journey into the World of Warcraft continues
by Reymundo Salao

At this point, everybody knows that Sam Raimi will not be doing the film adaptation of THE WORLD OF WARCRAFT because he has focused his attention on directing OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL instead. Yeah, it sucks, doesn't it? ...that Raimi will not be directing the fantasy epic and chose the Wizard of Oz prequel instead. But that doesn't mean that the W.o.W. movie wont be made; it's still a go. I don't think Legendary Entertainment will want to miss the opportunity to strike a film adaptation of it while its fame is still massively popular.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Ilonggo Film BEADWORKS to be screened August 5

The ILONGGO MOVIE entitled "BEADWORKS" just recently had their film premiere last July 20, 2012 at the SM City Cinema; and before it will go into a festival tour and into regular screening in other regions, the movie will once again be having their screening here in Iloilo, at SM City Cinema, Cinema 3, on August 5, 2012 Sunday, at 12 noon. [READ THE FULL ARTICLE...]

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