Known for their grandiose storytelling and visual effects in Ice Age and Rio, Blue Sky Studios brings a world unlike any we’ve seen before in the 3D wonder Epic. The character MK in Epic (voiced by Amanda Seyfried) returns to her childhood home and reconnects with his father Prof. Bomba (Jason Sudeikis) who believes that out there are unseen people who live in the woods. She finally believes when she is magically transformed into the size of the people his father had been looking for all his life. Transported into the magical world of Leafmen where soldiers live to protect the forest, MK meets Nod (Josh Hutcherson), Ronin (Colin Farell) and Queen Tara (Beyonce). Together, she must unite with them in order to save the forest against the evil Boggans led by Mandrake (Christoph Waltz).
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LINE, the world’s leading mobile messaging platform with 140 million users worldwide, has launched LINE JELLY, a brand new puzzle game with LINE’s original characters, to boost its already exciting line-up of games.
Developed by NHN Japan, LINE JELLY is a puzzle game in time-attack mode, where players eliminate three or more blocks of the same shape within one minute. Users can invite their LINE friends to play and compete against each other for the highest score.
Percy Jackson’s onscreen mom Catherine Keener puts on her maternal acting instincts once again in the big family 3D animated adventure “The Croods,” lending her voice along with Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Cloris Leachman.
From her numerous and notable works such as her Academy nominated roles in “Being John Malkovich” and “Capote,” to diverse movie roles in “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” “40-Year-Old-Virgin,” “Out of Sight,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” “The Interpreter” and “S1mone”, Catherine Keener marks her debut voice role in the family romp “THE CROODS.”
Set to embody the cave mom Ugga in directors Kirk De Micco’s and Chris Sanders’ prehistoric adventure “The Croods,” Keener is wife to Grug (voiced by Cage) and earth’s original matriarch in the movie. Along with Grug, their daughter Eep (Stone), son Thunk (Clark Duke), mother Gran (Leachman) and baby, they search a new world as theirs become devastated by an earthquake. Along the way, they get help from a nomadic loner Guy (Reynolds) as they head out in search of a new life and plenty of adventure.
As the Croods experience the eventful changes that accompany Guy’s new ideas, Ugga scrambles to hold the group together. “In a family that sometimes acts a little nutty, she probably has her head screwed on a little tighter than the rest,” says Catherine Keener. “Ugga is loving, caring and a great mom, but at the same time she’s every bit as physically solid and tough as Grug. I think that she’s a classic film mother. I always feel a little resistance when I hear it’s the mom role because generally – and I’m stereotyping – it means there’s not a lot to her individuality. I’ve found Ugga to have more of that – I think she’s a little eccentric, and I think she was probably more evolved than the other cave women who came before her.”
Still, during their many years together raising their family, Ugga has always deferred to her husband’s authority. But a change in their housing situation triggers big changes in their relationship. “By the end of the story she’s the one who tells Grug he must change his thinking,” says Sanders.
“Their marriage and family life is not unlike those of today,” adds Keener. “We understand the Croods. The family discovers the universal truth that it’s difficult to change and to let go of things. But when they approach the new world, it’s stunning. And they literally have to jump off a cliff to get there. Life for everyone is very much like that. You need to take risks.”
When asked what she thinks is the universal message of “The Croods” – “Love. I know that it has a lot to do with family but it has to do with accepting one and another, and when you accept one another, you feel loved and you can love,” concludes Keener.
“The Croods” (3D) is a DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox presentation to be distributed by Warner Bros. in cinemas nationwide on March 22.
Like Ugga, we all know that a mom’s schedule can get pretty crazy sometimes, let her try out this game from THE CROODS to unwind for a few minutes: http://www.thecroodsmovie-ph.com/memory
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I’m so glad that the Clark Airport in Subic is now open. This is coming from a girl who lives North of Metro Manila. Air Asia is one of the airlines who uses the new airport. With that Philippines’ AirAsia, the low cost carrier with the youngest fleet, today announced significant changes in its customer call center. Starting February 25, Philippines’ AirAsia’s new customer hotline number will be 742ASIA or 742.27.42.
AirAsia’s payment partner service provides the convenience of using cash when paying for AirAsia promo fares and other online purchases at www.airasia.com.
“Filipinos will embrace this new concept of paying cash for airline tickets via our payment partners option because of its simplicity and convenience,” Herrera added.
The payment partner service covers all Philippines’ AirAsia flights from its hub in Clark International Airport to Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur including domestic flights to Davao and Kalibo (Boracay).
“We are expanding our payment partners service to include other outlets in the coming weeks so that more and more people will benefit from AirAsia’s awesome low fares and extensive route network covering 80 destinations in 20 countries,” Herrera said.
More than 800 7-Eleven stores nationwide will start accepting cash payments for AirAsia on February 28. AirAsia’s new Philippine hotline number, +632.742.2742, meanwhile, will start on February 25. It will be open daily, from Monday to Sunday, at 8:00AM – 9:00PM.
The highly-anticipated thriller “Stoker” starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode tells of the bizarre coming-of-age of India (Wasikowska) as she enters womanhood written by Wentworth Miller and filmed by Park Chan-Wook.
Exquisitely sensitive, India has since exhibited an impassive demeanor which masks the deep feelings and heightened senses that only her father understood. While she initially finds herself mistrusting her uncle, he fascinates her as well and she begins to realize how much they have in common. As Charlie reveals himself to her little by little, India becomes increasingly infatuated with her charismatic relative and comes to realize that his arrival is no coincidence. With her uncle to guide her, she is about to fulfill her unusual destiny.
“She is an introverted girl confined in a suffocating house, unable to mix with anyone outside,” says director Park. “She is very rebellious as she bears the pains of adolescence. Her father’s death, her uncle’s arrival, as well as the conflict with her mother and her peers, bring her to a realization about her true identity.”
“Mia has the natural liveliness of a young woman,” he notes. “But she is also composed and has internal maturity. To portray a girl who is neither a woman nor a child, but at an awkward in-between stage, Mia was the most suitable actor. She has a level of restraint surprising for someone her age. She is almost completely still when she is acting. But when you watch her on film, you realize that all the necessary emotion is there. She is very subtle and skillful in a way that I expect only from older actors.”
For her part, the actress says she found much to like about the project. “It is such a strong piece of writing. Director Park and the creative team are brilliant. The story is something I have never seen before. The dynamic between the characters is quite mysterious. India is a really complex young woman. Without her father, she is completely disconnected from the world. She’s an outsider by nature, closed off from the rest of the world. She is still a young girl, but she’s becoming a woman with dreams and fantasies, although they’re of a different nature than other girls’ dreams.”
Working with Park was a constantly evolving, and always stimulating experience for the actress. “Even on weekends, we would meet for lunch and continue discussing the character and the story,” Wasikowska says. “Ideas would snowball, becoming more and more complex and interesting. During shooting, he let us sit for long moments in silence where seemingly not much was happening, but there was always strong underlying tension. That approach was perfect for this material.”
Stoker opens in cinemas March 1, 2013 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
I’m very much intrigued with the story, I always like psycho-thriller kinda movies. How about you would you like to watch Stoker?
Meanwhile, in other news…. I can’t wait to watch the American Idol Season 12 Las Vegas round live via satellite or via live streaming . I heard that there are 3 Filipino contenders who made it to the American Idol Season 12 Las Vegas round .
Who are they?
20th Century Fox goes epic this 2013 with its family-oriented films infused with the latest breakthroughs in movie technology to make the most unforgettable movie viewing experience.
From the shelves, acclaimed bestselling books “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel, “The Leaf Men and The Brave Good Bugs” by William Joyce and Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” translate into screens and bring to life characters and places nurtured in the deepest alleys of the mind.
“Life of Pi” in 3D is a film from Ang Lee that tells the survival of a young boy named Pi Patel (played by newcomer Suraj Sharma) at sea for 227 days with a wild Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Following the loss of his family in a shipwreck, Pi struggles to survive with the tiger in a lifeboat on a perilous voyage across the Pacific.
Poseidon’s teenage son Percy Jackson is back starring Logan Lerman who goes in the deepest of seas in “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” to find the Mythical Golden Fleece. The son of Poseidon, continues his journey to fulfill his destiny along with his friends to save Camp Half-Blood from monsters. Returning cast includes Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan and Kevin McKidd.
20th Century Fox also releases inspiring 3D animation from DreamWorks lot – “The Croods” and “Turbo” are about changing the pace of history and destiny with courage amidst the odds.
“Turbo” tells the story of an ordinary garden snail who goes for his impossible dream to become the greatest racer in the world. Turbo, the ultimate underdog who is obsessed with speed and all things fast has made him an oddity and outsider in the slow and cautious snail community. When a freak accident gives him extraordinary speed, Turbo sets out to try to make this dream come true. “Turbo’s” all-star voice cast includes Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Yearly, Ensembles collaborates with today’s most celebrated fashion designers through its Young Designer Series and on its 4th installment, Ensembles welcomes fashion designer Chris Diaz to take part in this year’s Holiday Collection.
Chris Diaz created a 17 piece collection for Ensembles Holiday 2012 collection which features standout dresses and blazers, flattering tops in chiffon and poplin, dresses and skirts all grounded in different treatments such as lovely laces, colorblocking and soft fabrics – representing a woman that is romantic and effortlessly chic.
Among the collection preview here’s my favorites:
To know more about the Ensembles Holiday 2012 Collection Young Designers Series featuring Chris Diaz visit www.ensembles.com. you can also like them on facebook.com/EnsemblesOnline and follow on Twitter twitter.com/EnsemblesOnline, Pinterest pinterest.com/EnsemblesOnline and Instagram @EnsemblesOnline.
How about you, which among the collection do you like best?
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If there’s one item in my closet that I will be asked to choose to wear for the rest of my life I will choose demins/jeans. Why? They are so versatile, functional, easy-to-wear and can face all the wear-and-tear of being worn everyday!
Last, week, The Wrangler Fall/Winter 2012 was launched at Robinsons Ermita with the theme Find Your Edge – Boundless Traveler. The campaign is the story of two people who travel together from morning till night. Fuelled by the adrenalin rush of discovery, they are always on the move and eager to explore their next destination with functional yet edgy outfits for every journey.
It begins with the colors of sunrise – a gradient of colors from red, orange to blue – inspiring the journey. Early Risers travel in style and comfort with bright-colored tops and lightweight denim bottoms, which evoke a modern vintage look. Layer with scarves and jackets to serve as protection throughout the travel.
Modern, functional and utilitarian outfits are the best companion on the way to the Boundless City. Throw on a cape or a jacket, with details such as zips and strings, in navy blue, viridis and biking red. Pair them with Wrangler’s packable reversible series, cargo shorts, organic denim and acid wash jeans.
As evening unfolds, neon lights start to dominate the city at Midnight. It’s time to dress up, hit the road and party with hints of metallic and shimmer to stand out from the crowd.
Anchored by its denim heritage, Wrangler aims to create contemporary outdoor looks fit for travelers.
Check out the Wrangler Fall/Winter 2012 collection at Wrangler boutiques and leading department stores nationwide!
Wrangler is one of the biggest denim brands with hundred years of denim heritage. Founded in 1904, Wrangler was originally named Blue Bell, and rooted as a work wear company specializing in Overalls. In 1947, the name Wrangler was born, which means “working cowboy”. Since then, Wrangler has delivered denim innovation and authentic craftsmanship, and stayed true to its devotion to denim history.
For more information about Wrangler, please visit www.Wrangler-AP.com
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Traditional braiding, animal prints, feathers and ethnic Native American influences are the inspiration for Wyanet, this pre-fall collection by Dubai fashion label, AlMayyasa. Created by Emirati designer Fatma Bin Fahad, Wyanet (One Whose Beauty is Legend) is a collection invigorated with flashes of colours that bring delicate fabrics and shapes to life. Inspired by the Native American’s strong link to nature, the collection features thewild side as well as the free-spirited characteristics of their culture.