Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” explores the secret life of one of the greatest US presidents, and the untold story that shaped a nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of "Wanted") bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead. Vampire and President of the United States Based on the mash-up novel by Seth Grahame-Smith of which he also co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Kinberg (best known for his work in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), Benjamin Walker stars at the titular character on his quest for bloodthirsty vampires and trying to end a war where only the living can kill the undead. Starring alongside Walker in this vein-thumping film are Rufus Sewell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk and Dominic Cooper. Fangs beware when the hound starts June 21 in theaters! “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” –from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. in local theaters.

Justin Timberlake “In Time” For Gripping Action

Multi-talented Justin Timberlake debuts in his starring role as Will Salas in the gripping action-thriller “In Time” opposite Amanda Seyfried. Under the direction of genre-bender director Niccol Andrew whose works include “Gattaca” that introduced the unthinkable in genetic engineering and “The Truman Show” that sparked today’s reality shows, “In Time” advances to a near future where time is literally at arm’s reach. Justin Timberlake’s Will Salas struggles every second of every day and is is constantly on the run, fighting to get more time. While people stop ageing at the age of 25 in the movie, life beyond that point is precarious, at least for the poor like Will and his mother, Rachel (played by Olivia Wilde who looks the same age as her son). They are only given a year’s grace, after 25, that it is a battle for survival which means that every moment is precious. The rich at the other end of the spectrum have excessive amounts of time and they are effectively immortal. They have a decadently indulgent lifestyle where little is achieved because there is no sense of urgency. It’s an unjust society implemented as a way of stemming over population. When Will ‘inherits’ a lot of time from a wealthy man who wants to give it all away., he crosses all borders to get the zone where the rich lives. He then meets Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried), a beautiful but bored and over-protected heiress in the rich zone and takes her hostage. Together on the run, Will and Sylvia try to put an end to the corruption and redistribute time. Being a longtime fan of action thrillers, Timberlake immediately jumped at the chance to play the ‘old soul’ Will. “When I was a kid, some of my favorite movies were action pieces like First Blood, The Fugitive, and Die Hard,” says Timberlake. “The one thing I loved about those specific movies was that the protagonists were everyday people placed into extraordinary circumstances and doing extraordinary things.” Timberlake adds, “Will’s heroics are triggered by an easily relatable factor. Will has grown up with essentially nothing. He wakes up every day and goes to work to stay alive. Through a series of events, he decides that he’s not going to take it anymore, and takes it upon himself to try and change the way things work in this world.” “Will grows up in Dayton, which is somewhat of a ghetto. It’s kind of ironic that the word ‘day’ is in its name, because most of the citizens only walk around with a day to live. So the day-to-day life in Dayton is quick. People don’t have time to walk slowly, so they run, almost all of the time, to where they are going, and they’re constantly eating and drinking on the run. They don’t have time to spare or to waste. Everything’s frenetic and alive, in a kind of dangerous yet beautiful way. When your back is up against the wall and you don’t have a choice, you make revisions and you live your life the way that it has to be, to survive.” Ironically, having had an unconventional childhood due to his early success in the music industry, Timberlake has come of age and is much comfortable as he was than his younger years. “I am happy about getting older. I like myself much more at 30 than I did when I was 25. You accept things more and you become more patient. I have been really lucky; I have made the most of my luck and I am happy about that. I think the idea of immortality is actually frightening to me especially because I look back at my younger days as a lot of visual mishaps. I don’t know what I would do if I possessed immortality. It’s definitely a mind trip getting into the idea that it could exist as we see it in the film. My character Will is always moving, always running and it’s mostly because he literally lives day to day. I think I’ve probably spent time moving at a fast pace, so I identify with that.” “In Time” opens October 28 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

GLEE THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE

“Glee”successfully tuned in to worldwide acclaim tackling teenage problems via its ensemble of perfectly flawed characters. Created by Ryan Murphy, “Glee” has struck such a strong chord with young people in particular because it deals in a realistic way with issues facing teenagers that are often ignored, such as outward appearance, sexual orientation and disability, but it does so in an authentic and entertaining way. The cast is diverse, the storylines are strong and the show is infused with humor and wit. Nevertheless, despite its high wattage of uplifting music and dance, most guardians find the show’s depiction of teenage problems inappropriate for the little ones. Thus, addressing the show’s curbed viewership, “Glee” steps up on stage reaching to broader audience as young as three in “Glee the 3D Concert Movie.” Recently classified for General Patronage GP by the (local) Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, “Glee The 3D Concert Movie” is summed up as “Wholesome concert on people who feel comfortable about themselves with poignant life stories and issues that allow and encourage people to be more tolerant of one another; issues like dwarfism, having asperger’s syndrome, being gay, wearing glasses, being physically disable and the like. An excellent concert movie that is suitable for children and adults, abled and disabled, straight and gay, big and small.” Filmed during the recently concluded stadium-filled tours, Glee fans can expect to be bowled over by the big screen experience. In character, tapping into the magical quality of the TV series, members of the Glee Club belt out ballads, show tunes and a rocking blend of sensational pop songs, all familiar from the show including covers of numbers that include Paul McCartney’s ‘Silly Love Songs’ Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ and Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’, which was Glee’s first hit. Setting it apart from other 3D concert movies that have been released, director Kevin Tancharoen who has closely collaborated with James Cameron into filming Glee in 3D notes that the at the core of the film’s music and moves are the documentaries of the fans that perfectly tied in with Glee’s endearing resonance with the underdogs. Ordinarily, many of the GLEE club members would be considered geeky, but the show depicts them as genuine and authentic teens. What they have in common is charisma, warmth and above all, talent. Exclusively released in 3D digital screens by 20th Century Fox thru Warner Bros, “Glee The 3D Concert Movie”will open nationwide on September 21 for two weeks only – Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Bohol, Cagayan De Oro, Bacolod, GenSan, Tagbilaran, Pampanga, Angeles and Baguio.

Newcomer Will Poulter in “Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

“Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treade” finds its latest treasure of an actor in newcomer Will Poulter who plays Eustace Scrubb, the bratty cousin of the Pevensies. Returning in their biggest 3D adventure are Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes who play Lucy and Edmund Pevensie respectively. In the film, the Pevensie children are staying at Eustace’s home when all three are dragged into Narnia via a painting on the wall depicting the ocean, which suddenly becomes terrifyingly real as gallons of water flood into the room. They surface in the ocean in Narnia, near Caspian’s ship, The Dawn Treader, and embark on an epic quest to find the seven Lost Lords. Bright, articulate, enthusiastic, utterly charming and delightfully modest teenager, Will clearly relishes the big opportunity that working with director Michael Apted and co-stars Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes (who have all appeared in the Narnia films before), represents. For him, this particular adventure was a dream come true especially on the shores of Australia where the film was also shot. “I loved being in Australia,” he says. “I loved the people I worked with and we got to work in a giant water tank – that was so cool. We also learned to scuba dive and I learned sword fighting too, which was fantastic. Finally, I had to work with a blue screen, which was weird but fun. After work I would go surfing and I loved doing that. Actually, I can’t begin to describe how much fun it was. I had the best time.” Born and raised in London and in many ways, is like any other English boy of the same age. He also loves to act and made a very promising start in the professional world of filmmaking at just 14 years old when he starred in the charming British comedy Son Of Rambow. He credits his drama teacher at school, The Harrodian, for inspiring him to take the plunge and go for the role of Lee Carter. “My teacher, Laura Lawson, put me up for my first audition for Son of Rambow,” he says. “I kind of owe everything to her. She’s been amazing to me.” When Michael Apted (“Amazing Grace,” “The World Is Not Enough,” “Nell”) first auditioned young Will for the part of Eustace Scrubb, the vastly experienced director was obviously impressed. Typically, though, Will himself was convinced that he didn’t stand a chance. “I was absolutely terrified.” “Eustace is really a horrible, horrible guy,” Will explains of his role. “He’s obnoxious, at times arrogant, and quite defensive of himself, and he’s very much against the whole idea of Narnia and talking creatures,” he says. “I felt really guilty that I had to subject that many people to a brat like that for six months,” he laughs. “But it was also really good fun and I absolutely loved playing the part—it was tough but I absolutely loved it.” “Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” opens December 9 in theatres nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

FOX’S LATEST REEL 3D

From the studio that brought the world “ Avatar,” the first truly immersive 3D experience - 20th Century Fox brings the audience deeper into reel 3D in “ The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” “ Gullivers’s Travels,” “ Darkest Hour” and “ Rio.” Return to the magic of C.S. Lewis’ beloved world in “ The Chronicles Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” with Lucy and Edmund Pevensie. Together with their cousin Eustace, they travel with King Caspian via the fantastic Narnian ship, the Dawn Treader. Their mission wherein the fate of Narnia rests takes them to mysterious islands and a river that turns to gold, to fateful confrontations with magical creatures and sinister enemies, and to a reunion with their friend and protector, the “ Great Lion” Aslan. Directed by Michael Apted, “ Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” boards the returning cast of Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley with Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan. Jack Black brings hilarious fun in the re-imagining of Jonathan Swift’s classic novel “ Gulliver’s Travels.” Black’s Gulliver is an inspiring writer in a newspaper mailroom who has a secret crush on his editor (played by Amanda Peet). Hoping to impress his boss, he accepts a challenging assignment about The Bermuda Triangle that takes him on a dangerous seafaring adventure. After a tumultuous trip across seas and oceans, he finds himself washed up on the shores of Lilliput where he is enslaved by its tiny inhabitants. Rob Letterman directs this richly imaginative movie that also features Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Billy Connolly. “ The Darkest Hour” is set to delight 3d buffs as it brings the experience anew into the thrilling realm of sci-fi adventure. The movie centers on five people in Moscow who find themselves stranded and fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The movie stars Emile Hirsch, Rachael Taylor and Olivia Thirlby directed by Chris Gorak and produced by Timur Bekmambetov (“ Wanted”). Blue Sky Studios, the makers of “ Ice Age” flies higher in its latest animation comedy “ Rio.” Starring the voices of Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez and Jake T. Austin, “ Rio” centers on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there’s another — and that she’s a she — he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio de Janeiro. But it's far from love at first sight between the domesticated and flight-challenged Blu and the fiercely independent, high-flying female, Jewel. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on an adventure of a lifetime, where they learn about friendship, love, courage, and being open to life's many wonders.

The 13th Day

“THE 13TH DAY” MOVIE’S MESSAGE OF HOPE: PROCEEDS TO FEED HUNGRY FILIPINO CHILDREN
In today’s very corporeal world dominated with technology-laden visuals comes “The 13th Day,” a film by Ian and Dominic Higgins based on the memoirs of Lucia Santos, one of the three children in Portugal chosen by the Blessed Mary to offer a message of hope to the world. “The 13th Day” dramatizes the true story of three young shepherds, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco who experienced six interactive apparitions with a “Lady from Heaven” between May and October 1917, which culminated into the final prophesized miracle. The stylistically beautiful and technically innovative re-creation of the scenes in the movie are further enhanced with today’s digital screens that capture the stunning images of the visions and the final miracle that have never before been fully realized on screen. In commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s birthday and to continuously propagate the Marian message, the Assisi Development Foundation brings “The 13th Day” in cinemas on September 8. Bringing forth a message of hope, the movie’s release in theaters is undertaken together with the Marian Solidarity for Pope Benedict XVI for the benefit of HAPAG-ASA, a feeding program of Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation co-managed by Assisi Foundation in partnership with dioceses, parishes and local organizations. HAPAG-ASA was thus conceived as a church and sector response to the country’s high-prevalence of malnutrition among children who belong to the poorest of the poor. Anchoring on a clear and reality-based rationale that malnutrition affects about 8 million Filipino children, Pondo ng Pinoy’s HAPAG-ASA Feeding Program has overridden the challenges against common perception that feedings are short-term solutions. HAPAG-ASA’S program has already fed more than 500,000 poor and hungry children in the last five years. The program aims to continuously alleviate the incidence of hunger considered by Pope Benedict the XVI to be “the most cruel and concrete sign of poverty.” In keeping with its altruistic mission to feed at least 120, 000 malnourished children each year, HAPAG-ASA invites the movie going public – young and old, sectarian and non-sectarian alike to watch “The 13th Day” for it only takes P10 a day or P1,200 for 6 months to feed a hungry child and help him improve his future. Channeling entertainment to sustain Pondo ng Pinoy & Assisi Foundation’s mission, proceeds of the movie will go directly to HAPAG-ASA. Further reaching out to broader audiences’ participation in HAPAG-ASA’S mission to feed the (hungry and malnourished) Filipino children– “The 13th Day””ticket prices in Ayala cinemas are pegged at P75.00 for block screenings and at P100.00 for walk-in patrons. For advanced online ticket purchase, check out Ayala’s www.sureseats.com. Interests for group and block screenings may call 632-1003 or send email to assisifoundation.13thday@gmail.com Witness the greatest miracle of the 20th Century, and experience the incredible, emotionally-charged and often harrowing world of three young children whose choice to remain loyal to their beliefs, even in the face of death, would inspire thousands. “The 13th Day” will open September 8 at Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 4, TriNoma, Market!Market!, Alabang Town Center and (consecutively) in Ayala Center Cebu and in Marqueemall at Angeles, Pampanga.

Women of Wall Street


Esquire – In the original Wall Street, the part of Darien Taylor, Bud Fox’s (Charlie Sheen) girlfriend (and Gekko’s ex) “was not well developed.” Michael Douglas who plays Gekko in “Wall Street 1 and 2” would later say that Daryl Hannah’s casting caused problems. Hannah wasn’t happy playing the materialistic social climber, and director Oliver Stone’s tough approach to her performance upset her. While Douglas bagged an Oscar for his performance, Hannah won a Razzie for worst Supporting Actress.

In the new movie, “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps” which opens worldwide this September, Oscar-nominated Cary Mulligan plays Winnie, Gordon Gekko’s estranged daughter and girlfriend of Shia LaBeouf’s Jake Moore.

Chris Riggi for Team Jacob in “Vampires Suck”

He’s über-zealous in buffing up – that’s because Chris Riggi is playing Jacob in the upcoming comedy “Vampires Suck” inspired by the cult teen phenomenon on vampires and falling in love. Riggi’s Jacob immediately notices Becca (Jenn Proske), the new girl in town but Becca notices Edward Sullen (Matt Lanter) more. As Jacob persuades Becca not to associate with the Sullens, he is at the same time undergoing a strange transformation of his own that has him peeing on hydrants, chasing stray cats and sporting a wolf tail from the seat of his pants. As Jacob’s name is synonymous with a perfect-carved bod, Riggi has displayed an intense dedication in working out and has definitely achieved tremendous results – such that the audience will be treated to a better-looking Jacob version in the movie. Riggi earned mainstream consciousness in his recurring role as Scott in the hit television series “Gossip Girl.” Coming from an artistic family plus his experience on roles from television and theater, producer Peter Safran did not look any further when Riggi submitted his audition cd. “Fans of the genre know that six-pack-abs are a werewolf’s most important physical trait, and by the time principal photography began he was in peak physical condition and had packed on twelve pounds of pure muscle,” producer Peter Safran notes. Riggi adds: “To play a werewolf fans would have fun with, I had to be in peak physical condition. I had only a little more than a month to prepare for the role, so I began an intense training period. The hardest thing was giving up the foods I enjoy. It felt like I was only eating wood chips and cardboard. But the role required a specific look. It was tiring but I was really happy with the results.” The role of the werewolf also required Riggi to undergo a time-consuming make-up process that included complex prosthetic devices. “Initially, it took five hours to apply all the make-up and prosthetics but that time was greatly reduced as we got accustomed to the process,” Riggi explains. “It takes a certain amount of concentration to focus on the role and be prepared to go in front of the camera with that kind of preparation. Plus I had to do sets of dumbbell curls while all that was going on. It was a new experience for me.” “Vampires Suck” opens August 25 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

“VAMPIRES SUCK” SOON IN THEATERS

At the heels of the phenomenal vampire tales comes “Vampires Suck,” a parody of today’s hit teen flick from the outrageous minds of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (“Date Movie,” “Epic Movie” ). “Vampires Suck” pools together talented comics headed by Ken Jeong (“Hangover”) with Matt Latner, Jenn Proske and Chris Riggi. The movie bites when Becca (Proske) finds herself in the midst of vampire-human-wolves love triangle, taking her deeper into teen angst and romance as she decides between Edward Sullen (Latner) the vampire and Jacob (Riggi) the werewolf. In the midst of being torn and before she finally decides between Edward and Jacob, Becca must get around her controlling father who manages to embarrass her at all times. Thanks to her set of friends who make her feel normal while contending with their own teen romantic issues headed for a smash in their most awaited prom. “Vampires Suck” opens very soon in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Avatar Special Edition Limited Theatrical Engagement

AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION LIMITED THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT, BEGINS AUGUST 27 EXCLUSIVELY IN DIGITAL 3D AND IMAX® 3D IN THE PHILIPPINES. Los Angeles – 20th Century Fox and James Cameron will re-release “AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION” starting August 27, in a limited engagement and exclusively in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D cinemas. This version of Cameron’s history-making and groundbreaking epic will include more than eight minutes of new footage. Since – and largely as of result of -- AVATAR’s release last December, the number of available digital 3D screens has exploded, and moviegoers who missed experiencing the film in 3D will now have that opportunity. “Audiences repeatedly told me they wanted more of Pandora, and wished they could have stayed there longer. So we’re making that possible. AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION will be exclusively in 3D, and will have eight minutes of never before seen footage, including new creatures and action scenes. Whether you already love the movie, or you've never seen it, with this Special Edition, you'll be seeing it like never before,” comments James Cameron. Likewise, Fox Filmed Entertainment chairmen and CEOs, Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman concur that “AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION is especially gratifying, because not only has AVATAR become one of the most beloved films in history, but after its initial theatrical release, we have been inundated with requests to re-release the film in theaters in 3D. Equally important, we’re thrilled that Jim Cameron is able to give audiences even more of what they loved about AVATAR.” The Oscar® and Golden Globe® winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time. Director James Cameron takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. AVATAR delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappear into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story. Return to Pandora and re-experience Cameron’s history-making epic, with more than eight minutes of never before seen footage on August 27 (Friday). Check out 20th Century Fox (Philippines) Facebook page for the latest news and contests. One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox