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]

Friday, January 30, 2015

No More Snow White for the Huntsman

"Snow White and the Huntsman" is getting a sequel. But this time, we wont be seeing Snow White around, because it will not be focused in the Huntsman as its main character, with Chris Hemsworth being the lead this time. On the other hand, Deadline reports that Charlize Theron‘s evil queen Ravenna will return. [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Zoolander will finally be back!

The long wait is over; the sequel to Zoolander looks like its finally going to be a reality. Writer-director Justin Theroux has been actively developing as a sequel and the development process has been so long, considering that (the first) Zoolander was released way back in 2001. But this sequel is expecting a pretty promising cast. Penelope Cruz had already signed on to star and Will Ferrell confirmed that the cast had plans to get together for a read-through of the script Theroux co-wrote with Ben Stiller. Christine Taylor has also signed in to be back for the sequel. Taylor played journalist Matilda Jeffries in the first movie. At the end of the film, she’s living happily ever after with Derek and their son, Derek Jr., who absolutely nails his “first look.”

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot Paul Feig is on the Works

After all the long journey of development hell, it is only recently that all the unofficial talks have finally become official; It is now confirmed that there's finally going to be a new Ghostbusters movie. But it's going to be something many of us may not like. Paul Feig, the director of such comedies as "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat" is developing a reboot for "Ghostbusters" which will feature an all-female-lead and has confirmed this via an image of the four actresses on Twitter. [hit the jump to continue]

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Emma Watson plays female lead in upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.  The film is set to be directed by Bill Condon (Twilight Breaking Dawn Saga – Part 1 and Part 2) from a script by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wall Flower). Production is slated to begin later in 2015. [hit the jump to continue]

Mission: Impossible 5 Moves 5 Months Earlier

Good news for Mission Impossible fans! "Mission: Impossible 5" which was originally set for a December 25, 2015 release date is set to be released five months earlier than expected. This is most excellent for us Filipino audiences because this spares us from having to wait until the first week of January 2016 to watch it. [hit the jump to continue]

Monday, January 26, 2015

Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes' SONATA screens in Iloilo city

Art affects life and life affects art, as one of the best Filipino films in recent years will have a screening here in Iloilo once again, as Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes' "Sonata" will be shown at the FDCP Cinematheque from January 26 to February 1, 2015, with screenings scheduled 3:30 and 5:30 PM on the weekdays, and 1:30 and 3:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The FDCP Cinematheque is located at the B&C Square Bldg., Solis St., Iloilo City (near BPI Iznart, East West Bank Iznart, and Landbank Iznart). Admission is at P100. [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Blob is up for a new remake

One of those lesser-known-movies but remembered-by-a-cult-audience and/or diehard horror fans is the 1988 campy flick "The Blob" which is itself a remake of a 1958 film of the same title. Now, The Blob is about to be remade for a new generation, and director Simon West (Expendables 2, The Mechanic) is at the helm of this project. In an interview, West talks about his plans for the remake:
“With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob. The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It’s a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans.”

Shooting is set to begin this summer and a target release date is yet to be set.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The New X-Men has been cast

Just days after our report on the candidates for the new roles in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse" Fox has now announced its new cast to play the new and younger version of the X-men characters namely Tye Sheridan will be playing Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) will be Jean Grey, and Alexandra Shipp will play Ororo Munroe a.k.a. Storm.

X-Men: Apocalypse is expected to begin shooting in April and the film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 27, 2016.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Deadpool shoots in March; set for release February 2016

Many of you already know that the Deadpool movie is finally happening. And now, things as moving forward as Deadpool is set to start filming in Vancouver in late March. Visual effects veteran Tim Miller is still onboard to direct the Deadpool movie with a release date set for February 12, 2016.

Monday, January 19, 2015

X-Men Apocalypse Casting: In and Out

1. Saoirse Ronan, 2. Sophie Turner, 3. Zendaya Coleman, 4. Alexandra Shipp, 5. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, 6. Taron Egerton, 7. Tye Sheridan, 8. Jamie Blackley
As the next chapter in the X-Men series X-Men: Apocalypse is set to begin production this year, director Bryan Singer is heating up his casting search.  We previously learned that Oscar Isaac will be playing the titular villain Apocalypse. Now, we found out that the movie will be introducing young versions of mutants Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm with new actors playing these roles. We also found out that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will not be reprising their roles as Professor X and Magneto, as the timeline of this movie will be set in the 80's. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, January 16, 2015

When Common Sense Gets TAK3N Away [A Taken 3 Review]

Taken 3 is the third and final installment in the Taken trilogy which stars Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, an ex-government operative who has been fighting kidnappers who targeted his daughter in the previous two films. Inasmuch as I think the trailer pretty much gives out a spoiler to the movie, let's just say that Mills (Neeson) is being framed for a crime he didn’t commit, and now everybody seems to want to kill him. The story did divert from the first one, but it's still quite familiar coz this time it looks like it's ripping off "The Fugitive". [CLICK HERE to read the Full Review]

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Seventh Son Review

The Seventh Son is one of those movies with trailers that are unquestionably awesome, but the finished product itself, the film in full, is officially my first bad movie of the year. [CLICK HERE to read the Full Review]

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

"Ang Babae sa Likod ng Mambabatok" to be screened in Iloilo City this week

"Ang Babae sa Likod ng Mambabatok" finally gets an Iloilo screening this week, as it will be shown at the FDCP Cinematheque from January 13 up till January 18, 2015, with screenings scheduled 3:30 and 5:30 PM on the weekdays, and 1:30 and 3:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The FDCP Cinematheque is located at the B&C Square Bldg., Solis St., Iloilo City (near BPI Iznart, East West Bank Iznart, and Landbank Iznart). Admission is at P100. [hit the jump to continue]

Monday, January 12, 2015

The 72nd Golden Globe Awards Winners

The 72nd Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 2014 was recently held, and this year, it gave out awards to films such as "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Boyhood".The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade bestowed by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The annual formal ceremony and dinner at which the awards are presented is a major part of the film industry's awards season, which culminates each year with the Academy Awards.[hit the jump to check out the full list]

Friday, January 9, 2015

Gambit, Bourne, Assassin's Creed, Apes announce Official Release Dates

Fox has recently unveiled release dates for a couple of their upcoming projects. On the spotlight are: The X-Men spin-off film "Gambit" which is set on October 7, 2016; "Assassin's Creed" on December 21, 2016; and the untitled Planet of the Apes Sequel which is set on July 14, 2017. Universal has also announced that the “Untitled Next Bourne Chapter” (kind of a mouthful there, Universal) will be released on July 29, 2016. [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Movies this Week [01-08-2015]

Now that the MMFF Week is pretty much slowing down to a close, regular movie release schedules have resumed, and welcomes one Filipino Horror Movie and two Hollywood flicks...
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tikoy Aguiluz's Controversial Film "Tragic Theater"

In February 1999, a group of spirit communicators attempted to exorcise the then-abandoned Manila Film Center of ghosts. These supernatural beings were believed to be those of the victims from a fatal accident during its hasty construction. Unknown to them, something had long ago taken sanctuary inside the building feeding on the anger and misery of the victims' souls. They learned this secret too late and walked into a horrifying encounter. "Tragic Theater" is based on a book of the same title by G. M. Coronel who also wrote "Tomb Keeper". "Tragic Theater" is directed by Tikoy Aguiluz, and stars Andi Eigenmann, Christopher de Leon, and John Estrada. It is set to be shown this week, specifically opening on January 8, 2015.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Raid Actors Included in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The main cast of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" had long been announced, a teaser has already been out, and it's pretty much set to be released on December this year. But news came out that the cast also includes some Indonesian martial arts stars from the popular "The Raid" movies.

Twitch has learned that a key trio of performers from Gareth Evans' The Raid and The Raid 2 - leading man Iko Uwais, Mad Dog / Prakoso actor Yayan Ruhian and The Raid 2 finale fighter Cecep Arif Rahman, credited simply as The Assassin - will all appear in JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens. [hit the jump to continue]

Dreamworks' Live-Action "Ghost in the Shell" Adaptation with Scarlett Johansson on the Lead

Dreamworks is developing a live-action adaptation of the anime "Ghost in the Shell" and Scarlett Johansson is set to be the lead actress in the project. [hit the jump to continue]

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