SCREENING SKEDS of what's in Iloilo Theaters this Week...
|| FDCP Cinematheque || UPV Cinematheque || Robinsons Movieworld JARO ||
|| Robinsons Movieworld ILOILO || SM Cinema Iloilo ||
[all screening skeds are subject to change without prior notice]

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Aaron Taylor-Johnson officially confirmed to play Quicksilver in Avengers 2

It's now officially confirmed; Aaron Taylor-Johnson will indeed play the character of Quicksilver in the upcoming "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" although the actor really made no secret of the fact that he was in ongoing negotiations to join the ensemble of the movie. Initially, there was concern over whether the filming schedule of Age of Ultron would conflict with Taylor-Johnson’s promotional duties on Godzilla, which opens next May.  Now, things have patched-up well and the actor will be fighting alongside the Avengers and the newcomers which include Elizabeth Olsen who will play Quicksilver’s sister Scarlet Witch and James Spader who will be playing the pic’s baddie, the titular evil robot Ultron. "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015.

Eugene Domingo wins Best Actress in Tokyo Film Festival

Filipino comedienne Eugene Domingo won best actress for Jun Robles Lana’s “Barber’s Tales” at the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)—the first acting prize for the country in the Japanese fest that closed on Friday.

“It is always an honor and a pleasure to represent our country anywhere in the world,” Domingo, known as “Uge” in show business, told the Inquirer via e-mail. “My heartfelt gratitude to Direk Jun for this once-in-a-lifetime role.”

Prior to the awards ceremony on Friday night, Domingo and Lana, who both attended the fest, were just praying to bring home any award. “We knew an award would help in marketing the film … it would help spark interest in it when we have our local screenings next year,” she said.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the full article at INQUIRER.NET
CLICK HERE to read our previous article about BARBER'S TALES

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN Will Have A Sequel: LONDON HAS FALLEN is currently being developed

Of the two White House siege themed movies that came out this year, the one that failed (to the disappointment of Channing Tatum fans) was Roland Emmerich's "White House Down". On the other hand, the one that was successful was "Olympus Has Fallen" which starred Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, and was directed by Antoine Fuqua. It was a surprise success that took in $161 million worldwide. And of course in Hollywood, if a film is such a success, studios will want a sequel. And so, "London Has Fallen" is now in development. [hit the jump to continue]

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sam Raimi returns to the Evil Dead with Army of Darkness sequel

After really long years of waiting, Evil Dead geeks will finally get their Army of Darkness sequel. Fede Alvarez has confirmed [via his Twitter] that Sam Raimi will be directing the Evil Dead movie which will follow "Army of Darkness" a.k.a. "Evil Dead 3". When the Evil Dead movie directed by Fede Alvarez came out, it did not really catch up to the standards of the hardcore Evil Dead fans, but it did spark hope for a continuation of Raimi's original Evil Dead movies. In its last chapter which was entitled "Army of Darkness", the series' protagonist Ash found himself being stranded in medieval times and trying hard to get back to his own time. Now we get to see what happens to Ash now. If he did successfully end up back in his own time, or did he end up in a messed-up alternate future haunted by the Evil Dead... [hit the jump to continue]

Monday, October 28, 2013

Clive Barker plans to resurrect Hellraiser

Whatever happened to Pinhead and the Hellraiser franchise? Went crumbling down due to poorly made sequels, right? Well, Hellraiser is about to make itself ready for a big comeback, as Horror writer/director Clive Barker is gearing up for Pinhead's big return with a new Hellraiser movie! Barker took to his Facebook to tell everyone that – yes, we were aware that a Hellraiser remake had been contemplated, but it’s out of the realm of simple thought and we should be excited because he’s writing it.

Dimension Films, the old Weinstein-spinoff company that Bob (Weinstein) took and developed into that studio that brought teen slasher flicks back in the 90's and post-2000. Bob and Clive decided to give Hellraiser a re-pitch, and – boy! – someone put that puzzle box together. [hit the jump to continue]

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dwayne Johnson's look on "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" and "Fast and Furious 7" revealed

Dwayne Johnson has recently been busy shooting "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" with director Brett Ratner. And Johnson has been teasing about the look of the movie on his twitter account. Now, Johnson has finally revealed his look for the movie, which looks simply awesome, and really does look like it captures the essence of the Greek Mythology icon. As a bonus, he also revealed his look for the upcoming Fast and Furious 7, which is not much of a stretch from his look on the previous Fast movies. For more about the "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" project, check this article out [click here]

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Universal Plans to Remake ON THE JOB

As many of us already know, the Filipino film "On The Job" made such an impact internationally that it attracted US and French distributors. Now, Variety reports that Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to the movie with Scott Stuber on board to produce, and Baltasar Kormakur, director of Contraband and 2 Guns, on board to write and direct the remake. Local media has been speculating the possibility of Mark Wahlberg and Tom Cruise playing the roles in the remake, as based on an interview of Gerald Anderson with ABS CBN News. Canadian critic Chris Bumbray also made news early this month when he nominated Bryan Cranston (star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad) to star as the remake's lead. All these are mere casting buzz for now, since no actors have been officially cast as of yet. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, October 25, 2013

First Video Teaser for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" released

With Marvel just releasing the teaser for the second Captain America movie, now Bryan Singer and Fox has also released the first teaser video for the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past". In the upcoming sequel/prequel, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) has his consciousness sent back to 1973 to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants.  It's really nothing but a ten second glimpse of the movie, but I'm sure lots of geeks out there are getting wet with excitement over this. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is scheduled for release May 23, 2014. [hit the jump to check out the video]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer released

The first trailer for Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has now been released. Posters and images have been revealed earlier as well. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, and Maximiliano Hernández. The film is scheduled for release April 4, 2014. [hit the jump to check out the trailer and the synopsis]

The Mortal Instruments movie franchise to continue with City of Ashes

Despite of being ripped apart by critics that regarded it as one really awful movie and being box office failure, The Mortal Instruments movie will continue on to be a film franchise as the second film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, has been greenlit once again. Way back when the first movie was still in production, Constantin Film was so confident towards the project that it immediately greenlit its sequel. But when the City of Bones (the first movie) failed at the box office, production on the sequel got delayed. And now, the studio is getting The Mortal Instruments back at their table, trying to find a way to make a sequel that will work. According to THR, the studio is currently analyzing what went wrong, and they’ve come to the conclusion it was a matter of misguided marketing.  The campaign for City of Bones apparently focused too much on the teenage fans and neglected the fans who are in their 20s and 30s. If you ask me, The Mortal Instruments movie franchise is a lost cause. What do you guys think? Hit the comments!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jamie Dornan cast as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

Now that Charlie Hunnam is out of the Fifty Shades of Grey project, the search for the actor to portray Christian Grey has landed on Jamie Dornan who is best known for his roles on the TV series "The Fall" and  "Once Upon a Time" and the Sofia Coppola film "Marie Antoinette"

Dakota Johnson (21 Jump Street) is still on board as Anastasia Steele, and Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) will be directing. The adaptation of E.L. James’ bestselling novel is now set to kick off production and is scheduled for release August 1, 2014.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ben Kingsley will be making an appearance around the Marvel Cinematic Universe once more

During press rounds for the upcoming Ender's Game, Ben Kingsley revealed that he recently shot “a secret Marvel project. I’m not allowed to say any more, you’re going to have to wait and see,” adding that many members of the Iron Man 3 crew were involved. This means that we will be seeing more of him in upcoming Marvel projects. The question is: What will he be appearing in? Avengers 2? The Agents of SHIELD TV series? Or will he be having a role in some of the post-credits stingers or (one-shot) short films connected with Marvel's cinematic universe? [hit the jump to continue]

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bettlejuice 2 Now Seems Like a Big Possibility

After two decades, Beetlejuice might finally get resurrected this time. The sequel to Tim Burton's 1988 film Beetlejuice has been in development for years, and according to sources, it has never been off Burton's concern (although you wonder why it has taken this long). it.  Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith was tasked with penning a new screenplay, but Burton said his involvement was based on the quality of the script.  Now it appears that script is good enough as The Wrap reports that Burton is in talks to direct the further adventures of the mischievous ghoul. [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Universal Acquired Rights to Historical Spy Thriller Script entitled "Section 6"

SECTION 6 is the title of a historical spy thriller script that is the subject of a bidding war between Universal and Sony. In its end, Aaron Berg sold his spec script Section 6 to Universal for $1.2 million.  SECTION 6 is a historical spy thriller that follows the World War I-era formation of British intelligence agency MI6 and its first director, Sir George Mansfield Cummings, who served as the inspiration for M in the James Bond series. If Sony won, a straight-up James Bond spinoff could have been a possibility.

No director or cast is attached at this time, but the project has drawn interest from the likes of Hugh Jackman and directors Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) and Brett Ratner (Tower Heist). Section 6 could be something worth following on.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Reese Witherspoon to star and produce "Wild"

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced that director Jean-Marc Vallée began principal photography in Oregon this week on WILD, which is based on author Cheryl Strayed’s NY Times #1 best-seller "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" it is the book that re-launched Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The film stars Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon (WALK THE LINE, MUD). The screenplay is adapted by Oscar nominated writer Nick Hornby (AN EDUCATION, High Fidelity). Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea (WARM BODIES, ALL GOOD THINGS) are producing with River Road Entertainment’s Oscar nominated Bill Pohlad (THE TREE OF LIFE, 12 YEARS A SLAVE).  The film’s executive producers are Hornby, Bergen Swanson (THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT) and Nathan Ross (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB), Vallée’s producing partner. [hit the jump to continue to the synopsis and other additional details]

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Charlie Hunnam drops out of Fifty Shades of Grey

This is news that fangirls (and fanboys) of the novel would rejoice over. The filmmakers of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey. [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chinese Film Festival to be held at the Iloilo Cinematheque

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) through the Film Cultural Exchange Program (FCEP), and in cooperation with Cultural Office of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, is proud to present a number of films from China to be screened at FDCP Cinematheque Iloilo, with their Chinese Film Festival. The films that will be presented are "Forever Enthralled" (2008), "The Founding of a Republic" (2009), "Aftershock" (2010), "Confucius" (2010), and "Lost on Journey" (2010). [hit the jump to continue]

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Chronicles of Narnia Movies continue with The Silver Chair

The C.S. Lewis Company has entered into an agreement with The Mark Gordon Company to jointly develop and produce THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE SILVER CHAIR, the fourth book published in C.S. Lewis’ famed fantasy series. In THE SILVER CHAIR, Aslan calls Eustace (from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) back to Narnia together with his classmate Jill Pole. There they are given four signs to aid in the search for Prince Rilian, Caspian's son, who disappeared after setting out ten years earlier to avenge his mother's death. 50 years have passed in Narnia and Caspian, who was barely an adult in the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, is now an old man, while Eustace is still a child. Eustace and Jill, with the help of Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle, face danger on their quest to find Rilian. [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Elizabeth Olsen is Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron -according to Samuel Jackson

With the Marvel Phase 2 ball already rolling with Iron Man 3 last summer and Thor: The Dark World early next month, Marvels' The Avengers: Age of Ultron is fast approaching. Writer-director Joss Whedon and his cast and crew are prepping up this grand sequel. Among the new characters that will be improved in the Age of Ultron is the mutant Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver. While it was reported that Aaron Taylor-Johnson had entered talks to play Quicksilver and by now Marvel has not yet made an official announcement, it can be safely assumed that he will indeed end up playing the part. As for Scarlet Witch, Saoirse Ronan had initially been strongly considered for the part, but denies any involvement with the project (some sources say she declined the part, which led us to our own speculations). Not much later, Elizabeth Olsen has been in the rumor mill to be taking on the role of the Scarlet Witch instead. Again, no confirmations have been released by the studio as of yet. But this week, Samuel Jackson has spilled the beans on her involvement, and confirms, yes, Elizabeth Olsen will indeed be Scarlet Witch. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mikhail Red's REKORDER competes in the Tokyo International Filmfest

Earlier today, we announced that Jun Robles Lana's "Mga Kuwentong Barbero"will be joining the Tokyo International Filmfest. Now, another Pinoy movie will be competing in the Asian Future section of the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival, which will be held from October 17 to 25, 2013. This is will be Mikhail Red’s “Rekorder” which stars Ronnie Quizon, Mike Lloren, Buboy Villar, Earl Ignacio, Suzette Ranillo, Belinda Mariano, Lowell Conales, Joe Gruta, Archie Adamos, and Abe Pagtama. The film tells the story of a former 1980’s film cameraman who now currently works as a movie pirate operating in present day Manila. He routinely smuggles a digital camcorder into movie theaters in order to illegally record films. One night he records something else... And the footage goes viral. [hit the jump to read more about Mikhail Red and check out the trailer for the film]

MGA KUWENTONG BARBERO will have its World Premiere at the Tokyo International Filmfest

Director Jun Robles Lana who directed the highly-acclaimed "Bwakaw" returns with a second movie, in a trilogy of films about small town Philippines (that started with Bwakaw) entitled “Mga Kuwentong Barbero (Barber’s Tales)”. And it will have its world premiere in the competition section of the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival which will run from October 17 to 25, 2013. The script is a 1997 Palanca Prize Winner and also won 4 top prizes last March at the 2013 Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum, including the Best Project. The film will also screen in competition at the 2013 Abu Dhabi International Film Festival which will be held from October 24 to November 2, 2013. The cast of Mga Kwentong Barbero: include Eugene Domingo, Iza Calzado, Eddie Garcia, Gladys Reyes, Jess Mendoza, Sue Prado, Nonie Buencamino, Shamaine Buencamino, Edgar Allan Guzman, Nicco Manalo, Daniel Fernando, and Nora Aunor. [hit the jump to read the synopsis and the trailer which I urge you to watch]

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Farewell, Tom Clancy

Author Tom Clancy Passes Away at Age 66
Author Tom Clancy has passed away at the age of 66, after a brief illness. The popular writer wrote such bestselling espionage books as The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears, all of which were adapted into highly-successful movies which feature these series' main protagonist Jack Ryan (which were previously portrayed by Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, and Harrison Ford). This January 2014 we'll be expecting the release of the relaunch/reboot of the film series with a brand new Jack Ryan series with "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit", directed by Kenneth Branagh, and with Chris Pine portraying the title character (the film is released in the US December 25, 2013, but since it will conflict with the MMFF, the release of this movie is automatically moved to January 2014). [hit the jump to continue]

Simon Kinberg hired for rewrites on FANTASTIC FOUR; Script Overhaul? or Adjustment for an X-Men Cross-over?

Aside from the X-Men franchise, Fox is also in the process of developing a Fantastic Four reboot. Josh Trank (who directed the awesome movie CHRONICLE) will be directing this new F4 movie with Jeremy Slater to pen the script and Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) doing a polish on the screenplay. It seems like the screenplay history of this movie just keeps getting more complicated, as various reports note that Michael Green and T.S. Nowlin have also worked on versions of the script at one time or another. And now, Fox has tapped X-Men: Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg to do a “significant” rewrite on the project, in what might appear as an overhaul of the screenplay. [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Andrea Berloff to Write The Legend of Conan

Universal is moving forward with its new Conan the Barbarian movie which will bring back Arnold Schwarzenegger to the title role which gave birth to his superstardom. According to the Deadline website, Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center) has been tapped to pen the script for The Legend of Conan. Expected to be a continuation of the 1980's continuity of Conan films (and disregarding the awful 2011 reboot) and will follow Conan as the titular king, focusing on his efforts to retain his throne as his reign comes to a close. [hit the jump to continue]

Warcraft Movie Sets Date

The much-anticipated WARCRAFT movie has already set up an official release date, and that is December 18, 2015. The movie will be joining the big 2015 line-up of massive movies that include Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars Episode 7, and the Superman/Batman movie. Universal Pictures has announced this today, director Duncan Jones’ Warcraft will be in theaters for the holiday season.  Officially described as “an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict,” with a cast that includes Paul Dano, Anton Yelchin, Travis Fimmel, and Anson Mount, although it has not yet been officially announced since the result of the negotiations are not yet known, we know that Paula Patton and Colin Farrell may very well be the playing the lead roles in this movie. Director Duncan Jones also wrote the screenplay with Charles Leavitt, and Charles Roven is producing alongside Alex Gartner, Thomas Tull, and Jon Jashni.  Filming is slated to begin on January 13th.
[Read more about the WARCRAFT movie, CLICK HERE]

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Metalheads rejoice because the thriller concert film METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER will have its Philippine release this October 9, 2013, as revealed in the film's official website.
[UPDATE: We found out today that this movie will be exclusively shown in SM Cinema]
[hit the jump to continue]
[UPDATE: This movie has been moved A WEEK LATER, it will open October 16, 2013]

Search This Blog