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Chris on the ‘fine dance’ that makes an action film tick and click with viewers

Rito P. Asilo 04/26/2020

Chris Hemsworth’s latest edge-of-your-seat actioner “Extraction,” which began streaming on Netflix last Friday, has as much dramatic moments as thrilling action sequences in its story about a man tasked with a dangerous rescue mission: He must save…

5 anime series to binge watch while on home quarantine

Raul Constantine L. Tabanao 04/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – When there is a pandemic, people are encouraged to stay home to avoid the spread of the infection. But more than a month’s stay in your house will surely make your COVID-19 break…

Disney closes US and Paris theme parks, delays ‘Mulan’ over virus

AFP 03/15/2020

Disney will close its giant theme parks in Florida, California and Paris and pull the releases of major blockbusters including “Mulan” over the coronavirus, it announced Thursday. The resorts are among the largest theme parks in the…

Force is still with ‘Star Wars,’ with massive N. America opening

AFP 12/24/2019

LOS ANGELES–The force is still strong with “Star Wars” as “The Rise of Skywalker” opened to a massive box office take of $177.4 million in North America, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday. The film scored the…

MTRCB bans ‘Abominable’ over China map–report

Agence France Presse 10/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines has pulled “Abominable” from theaters because the US-Chinese-made movie showed the controversial “nine-dash” line map supporting Beijing’s claims to nearly all of the South China Sea. The animated film has been removed from Philippine…

Manny Pacquiao to star in Hollywood WWII film

Ryan Arcadio 10/17/2019

Sen. Manny Pacquiao will be starring in an upcoming Hollywood film entitled “Freedom Fighters,” according to a top executive of the film’s producer, Inspire Studios. Pacquiao will portray Col. Macario Peralta Jr., a leader of the Philippine…

‘Joker’ tops box office again, beats ‘Addams Family’

10/14/2019

LOS ANGELES — The first weekend was no fluke: “Joker” is a hit. The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such…

‘Joker’ sets October box-office record for Thursday showings

10/05/2019

LOS ANGELES — “Joker” is getting the first laugh on its debut weekend, scoring an October box-office record with $13.3 million earned in Thursday night showings. Warner Bros. released the figures Friday morning. “Joker” unseated “Venom,” which…

Tom Holland talked to Sony and Disney to save Spider-Man—report

10/04/2019

It seemed like a done deal last August that the Spider-Man franchise was to stay put with Sony after negotiations fell through between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Disney’s Marvel Studios. But on Sept. 27, Spider-Man swung back…

Third ‘Spider-Man’ movie happening after Disney, Sony agree deal

09/28/2019

After Marvel and Sony went their separate ways in August, the two production companies are teaming up again for a third Tom Holland “Spider-Man” film, now due July 2021, as well as an undated Marvel Cinematic Universe…

‘Pinggu Pwede Na?,’ ‘I’m Ellenya L.’ team up for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebuano short film and Sine Kabataan 2019 finalist, “Pinggu, Pwede Na?” will team up with the full-length feature movie, “I’m Ellenya L.” for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) 2019.  Elle Ubas, one…

Filmmakers: Cebu ready for full-length films

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu is now ready to have a full-length category for the Sinulog Film Festival.  This was the reaction of award-winning director, Mikhail Red, the statement of Ronald Tan, Sinulog Short Film Festival chairman,…

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