Killer Blockbuster Franchise “Saw” Makes Goriest Comeback in Upcoming “Jigsaw” Movie
After more than fourteen years and grossing $874 million worldwide, one of the most critically acclaimed horror franchise is back, taking the Jigsaw killer’s signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level in “Jigsaw”
Considered as one of the goriest films in Hollywood horror history, the “Saw” franchise which was launched on the big screen in 2004 has become a timeless cult-classic in people’s Halloween must-watch slasher film list, and now it is back on its’ eight installment, making sure that audiences begin to hide and run for their lives all over again.
The newest instalment’s story takes off 10 years after the death of sociopath killer, John Kramer, who is also known as the “Jigsaw Killer” or simply “Jigsaw”. After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement officers find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun.
Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?
In a story by the Daily Mail, Tobin Bell who will be reprising the role of John Kramer/Jigsaw for the 8th time, had only praises for the stellar filming and script of the newest franchise.
“’I think it’s a good time. And I’d always hoped for as good a script as this one was. It’s a terrifying thrill ride, a different texture to past instalments. I think the producers have done an amazing job continuing to connect the dots from film to film.”
Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, and a new set of all-star casts including, Matt Passmore (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Callum Keith Rennie (“Flashpoint”), Cle Bennett, Mandela Van Peebles (“We the Party”, “Roots”), Laura Vandervoort (“Haven”, “Smallvile”), Britanny Allen (“All my Children”) and Paul Braunstein (“Haven”).
“Jigsaw” cuts in theaters nationwide starting November 1 from Pioneer Films.
Trailer link: https://www.facebook.com/ViewersChoicePH/videos/1397803687012375/
The Mountain Between Us with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba
Ayala Malls Cinemas exclusively brings an epic romance amidst a harrowing adventure – “The Mountain Between Us” stars Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs, The Reader) and Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation, Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) as strangers thrown together under the most extreme circumstances imaginable about to reshape the course of their lives.
The story is set dramatically into motion once the pilot of the plane Alex (Winslet) and Ben (Elba) have charted suffers a stroke mid-flight, and the craft crashes—respected actor Beau Bridges appears in a brief but memorable term as the doomed man. When Ben first emerges from the wreckage, he takes in the full isolation and desperation of their predicament. Making matters worse, Alex is severely injured—she’s unconscious for nearly two days. Ben uses his medical training to tend to her wounds, and after she finally wakes, he suggests that they settle in and remain calm, that help surely will arrive shortly. It’s Alex who realizes that the pilot never filed a flight plan, meaning if they are to survive, they must take action—and quickly.
To make it out of the mountains alive, Alex and Ben will have to cover miles and miles of punishing terrain. With meager supplies, they set out, accompanied by the pilot’s faithful dog. The going is slow, and along the way, the survivors become increasingly dependent on one another as they face a series of perilous situations. Her mental and his physical wherewithal are both needed to overcome the imminent danger they are in.
“They definitely clash over their strategic maneuvers throughout the story, but those are the things that bring them together,” Winslet says. “They have to work together. They have to get through those differences. And then it does take them to the point where they can’t be without one another.”
They also begin to learn intimate details about each other’s lives—though the expressive Alex is initially more forthcoming than the reserved Ben. She reveals that she’s only recently committed to marrying Mark, played by Dermot Mulroney, while introverted Ben, on the other hand, secretly and sparingly listens to classical music on his cell phone, a reminder of his loving wife who passed away from cancer years before. They selflessly begin to care for one another. No matter the threat, neither is willing to leave the other behind.
A fascinating and intelligent drama, “The Mountain Between Us” is an inspiring exploration of selflessness, courage and humanity at its best.
“The Mountain Between Us” opens November 8 at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4, Tinoma, Market!Market! and Fairview Terraces) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. Check www.sureseats.com for schedule.
Trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYYLVQp0tMA
Halloween Screamfest with “Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted”
Never toy with the unknown because it might just come back to haunt you. This is the lesson from “Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted,” the latest horror movie set to hit Filipino theaters in time for Halloween.
Three fashionista friends who are popular on social media attempt to have some offline fun by trying to contact spirits using the age-old Spirit of the Glass game and this opens up to a series of horrific haunting experiences.
Bea is a lifestyle editor of a popular magazine, Lisette is an up-and-coming young actress, and Chelsea is a sought-after model. They are the Girls of the Moment, living blissful lives basking in their popularity. One night, together with their love interests, Enzo, Jag, and Andre summon a trio of vengeful spirits with Bea’s Ouija Board, and this triggers a succession of disturbing supernatural events in relation to a crime committed 50 years ago. The spirits haunt the girls and their partners until they are forced to connect with a blind medium named Anita to help the spirits seek justice and eternal peace.
The movie is written by Jose Javier Reyes as a nod to the first Spirit of the Glass movie which he also directed. The first movie came out in 1994 with an ensemble cast including Rica Peralejo, Marvin Agustin, Drew Arellano, Paolo Contis, Alessandra de Rossi and Dingdong Dantes.
“Spirit of the Glass 2 : The Haunted” stars Cristine Reyes, Daniel Matsunaga, Maxine Medina, Benjamin Alves, Ashley Ortega, Enrico Cuenca, Janine Gutierrez, Dominic Roque, and Aaron Villaflor. With fresh new faces and the latest in special effects and filming technology, together with superb storytelling, this latest installment in the horror genre promises to give a new generation of Filipino moviegoers another screamfest full of thrills and chills.
The movie, which is produced under Octoarts Films in association with T-Rex Entertainment, is set to screen at Philippine cinemas starting November 1.
TENNIS’ GREATEST SHOWDOWN “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” EXCLUSIVE AT AYALA MALLS CINEMAS
Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in the exciting and moving new film “Battle of the Sexes,” which is based on true events and revolves around tennis legend Billie Jean King’s historic 1973 match against Bobby Riggs. Oscar winner Emma Stone stars as King; Oscar nominee Steve Carell plays Riggs, the former champion who claimed that no woman would ever defeat him. The electrifying contest was viewed by millions worldwide.
The film, from directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, is heartfelt and infused with humor, relating the personal journeys of both players. It delivers insights into Billie Jean King’s pioneering achievements as well as her challenges, as she was coming to terms with her sexuality, while preparing for the match.
“Women belong in the bedroom and the kitchen,” declared former tennis champion Bobby Riggs, delivering a wildly controversial challenge to Billie Jean King, who dominated tennis in the 70s, with the assertion that no woman, not even the best, would have the strength and skill to defeat him. The outrageous comments from the 55-year-old former champion provoked an immediate backlash. King, 29, decided to accept the challenge and the battle got underway.
On September 20th 1973, 90 million people watched as King and Riggs faced off at a spectacularly thrilling exhibition match, which went down in history as the “Battle of the Sexes.” “It was one of the most widely watched sporting events ever. It was epic,” says Valerie Faris. “It captured people’s imagination and attention everywhere.”
The engrossing new film from directing couple Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine) examines the events leading up to the match, as the global publicity hoopla, initiated by Riggs, rapidly accelerated. “It was circus-like, enormous, it was the first time that there had been so much hype around a televised sporting event,” says Emma Stone, who won the Best Actress Oscar for “La La Land” and delivers an uncannily powerful and nuanced performance as Billie Jean King. “Billie Jean and Bobby were on the covers of magazines and newspapers, so the whole world was watching. It was like the sporting world’s version of the moon landing!”
Steve Carell, meanwhile, a keen tennis player himself, trained with Riggs’s coach, Lornie Kuhle. “Lornie and another friend of Bobby’s, (tennis pro) Doug Dean, would come up from San Diego and we’d meet three or four days a week; we would play tennis for a couple hours a day,” says Carell. “It was great.”
To some degree, observes Carell, the caricature of a bad boy that Riggs was presenting to the world began to consume him. “All this money and instant celebrity was being thrown at him but it was a double-edged sword because at the same time the fame was not really for who he was but for this persona he was playing. People forgot he was a serious athlete and I think that hurt him,” Carell says. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.
A 20th Century Fox feature, “Battle of the Sexes” opens December 6 exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Greenbelt 1 and Trinoma. Trailer link: https://www.facebook.com/20thcenturyfoxphilippines/videos/10159492930085582/
“Battle of the Sexes” is also the featured closing feature film (November 28) in this year’s Cinema One Originals.
THE WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE HERCULE POIROT AND HIS SUSPECTS IN “MURDER IN THE ORIENT EXPRESS”
Meet Hercule Poirot, the greatest detective on earth in the upcoming thrilling adventure “Murder on the Orient Express” composed of an impressive cast that includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Willem Dafoe and Kenneth Branagh.
Our mystery detective’s exploits begin when someone is murdered in the luxurious Orient Express where a set of strangers have all become suspects in the crime committed inside the train. The setting for the thrilling and visually breathtaking detective story is a train ride through Europe – from Istanbul to London.
Taking the audience back in time to the Golden Age of rail travel, the cracking murder mystery is directed with ingenuity and flair by Kenneth Branagh. As the story unfolds, someone is murdered. 13 strangers are stranded on the train in a snowdrift. Every one of them is a suspect. It’s a race against time to discover the identity of the murderer before he or she strikes again. Tasked with solving the puzzle is none other than Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot—distinguished by his large mustache—and brought vividly to life by Kenneth Branagh, who also directed the film.
Join the world’s greatest detective on his quest to uncover the mystery behind the crime in “Murder in the Orient Express” when it opens November 29 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.