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.

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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

Brazilian Stunner Alice Braga in PREDATORS


Brazilian beauty Alice Braga who appeared opposite Will Smith in the doomsday hit
“I Am Legend” stars anew in the nerve-wracking, all-new “Predators” movie with Academy-Award Winner Adrien Brody (“The Pianist”).

In the story, ex-military man Royce (Brody) plummets through the void at terminal velocity, his parachute deploying only seconds before certain death. Destined to be the reluctant leader of the humans in the Predators terrain, Royce initially has no idea of where he is or the circumstances that brought him there. The group becomes unsettled on the alien planet and don’t know that they are being preyed upon. As the mystery and terror unfold, the members of the thrown-together team of killers begin to discover their bitter selves. The human ‘monsters’ face off with one another, only to learn that there’s a bigger [alien] monster in the jungle waiting for them.

Braga plays the group’s solo female, Isabelle, a central figure among this unholy alliance of killers. Isabelle, like her new cohorts, is on a journey to find out why they’ve been brought together on this massive killing ground. “As a sniper in the Israeli Defense Force, I’ve never played this type of character before, ” says Alice Braga. Isabelle is really a tough woman, but isn’t harsh with everyone. I think she has some things in her life that make her stronger, but at the same time she’s soft and is just trying to survive. She’s figuring out a lot about herself in this situation.”

“In my opinion, each character discovers why he or she was chosen, ”
Braga continues. She wonders if they are being punished for past crimes? We were always the ones that are killing people and now we are the ones that are being hunted.”

Braga’s research led to a kind of “guidebook” for snipers. “I learned that snipers must be precise, methodical, organized, and you cannot have different feelings, ” relates Braga. “You need to be really specific about what you want, what you do, and what your mission is. She’s a tough cookie and in that gang, Isabelle is a really important piece because she knows a lot about wind movement and everything else in the jungle. Her skill is really needed. ”
Producer Robert Rodriguez was thrilled to have Braga in the movie. “I love really strong females in my movies. I have five sisters! I wanted the female character to have real strength, not just movie strength, where they would just write it as a male character and then change the name. And I was ecstatic at the possibility of having Alice Braga grace our set, she’s such a tremendous talent. When she did her audition, I just looked at (director) Nimrod and said, ‘Could we just hire her, please? Do we even need to see anyone else?’

She was so terrific, you could feel the movie’s quality jump ten notches with that single choice. You could feel what she would bring, that she’d be the real heart of the movie. Nimrod said, “Absolutely. Let’s get her.’ ”
Predators” opens July 8 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros in the Philippines.

ALL NEW “PREDATORS” MOVIE

Oscar®’winner Adrien Brody (“The Pianist” ) bands together with award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne (“Matrix” movies), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3” ), Alice Braga (“I Am Legend” ) and Walton Goggins (“The Shield” ) in this year’s sci-fi event movie “Predators.”
In the all new “Predators” directed by Nimrod Antal, Brody plays Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey. With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers — mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members — human “predators” that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.
The filmmakers wanted PREDATORS to be a new science fiction-action-thriller that captures the magic of “Predator.” “I was attracted to the idea of bringing in characters from different parts of the world, who are dropped on this planet and have to use their skills to stay alive,” comments producer Robert Rodriguez. “That would give us a very international cast of anti-heroes. I wanted the title to have a double meaning, where you believe the people in this movie have so much tension amongst them that they would easily kill each other off before they ever met one of the creatures. So, we wanted to have those uneasy alliances within the group. They are all predators.”
As the mystery and terror unfold, the members of the thrown-together team of killers begin to discover their better selves. “The monsters in PREDATORS are not necessarily who you think they are,” says Antal. “The film is essentially about a group of people that you wouldn’t want to spend time with, and who are monsters of their own worlds. They’re disoriented, confused and paranoid, and they’re thrown into a situation that they don’t have control over, which is frightening for them. The human ‘monsters’ face off with one another, only to learn that there’s a bigger alien in the jungle waiting for them. Their journey brings out their humanity.”
“Predators” will open July 8 in Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan, Bohol, Baguio, Batangas, Lucena and Pampanga theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warnrer Bros.

BAD ASS HEROES IN “A-TEAM”

Unsurpassed in tactical improvisation, master planner Col. Hannibal Smith, conman Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck, logistics expert Sgt. Bosco 'B.A.' Baracus and gifted pilot Capt. 'Howling Mad' Murdock are about to clear their names in a crime they have been wrongly accused of in this year's rampageous movie “A-Team.” Helmed by Joe Carnahan who brought us the edgy “Narc” and “Smokin' Aces” films and penned by “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” scribe Skip Woods, “A-Team” promises more than just bringing back the 80's phenomenal pop culture television series onto the big screen. “You've got to modernize it,” Carnahan says while filming the movie. “This is a show that means to a lot of people and you have to respect that. I see it as summer's most fun and most highly-flammable action-comedy.” Furthermore, “We'll see extraordinary action sequences, from a gunfight between a tank and a plane (in mid-air) to a prison break-out employing galore of gunfights, fistfights and a little romance. But everything, comes back to the guys. We've cast the A-Team from totally diverse cinematic walks of life,” Carnahan concludes. For Col. Hannibal Smith whose famous line goes “I like it when a plan goes together,” Carnahan picked Liam Neeson for the role. “I'd always been a fan of his and then I saw him in “Taken” because he is really this smart and then he shows that he can do action that well. Once you cast someone like Liam, you are making it clear to the world that you're not making the cheesy, cornball version of the A-Team movie,” he explains. “Bradley Cooper rises to the occasion as seen from his previous roles in “Midnight Meat Train” and “The Hangover” and is the perfect fit to play Face. When I saw his fight scene with Vinnie Jones in “Midnight,” I thought that this guy's got the chops for the role of a conman in the movie,” Carnahan says. Sharlto Copley, an avant-garde chameleon actor who recently gained fame for his role in the Academy-Award nominated film for Best Picture “District 9” plays the crazy-ass pilot Capt. Mad Murdock. Growing up in South Africa, Copley is a die-hard fan of the series as he describes it as an event television in the biggest way in their town. So much of a fan of the show that he had early worries about a film being made at all. “I just didn't' think a movie would do. But I heard Joe was directing and it made me think differently because I have seen his work in 'Narc.' I thought I could do a Murdock who was weird and crazy, fun and dangerous,” Copley enthused. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson fills in the iconic B.A. Baracus role that Mr. T has popularized. As a mixed martial artist, Jackson has the physical capability for the rogue's team driver and muscle. “Rampage just stood out. His audition tape was pretty rough and I was blown away. I think he's going to be the star of this movie,” Carnahan recalls. Action times four begins on June 10 (Thursday) when “A-Team” opens in Philippines theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

BLACK EYED PEAS’ WILL.I.AM PENS SONG FOR “KNIGHT AND DAY”

Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am pens a song entitled “Someday” in Tom Cruise’s latest action film “Knight and Day”. The Black Eyed Peas debuted the song by spinning it at an after-party that followed their concert at London's O2 Arena last May 27. Related video for the song may be viewed via http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialKnightandDay. In the sexy action-comedy “Knight and Day”, Tom Cruise is a covert agent sent on a mission he was never meant to complete, and Cameron Diaz is a woman caught between the agent and those he claims set him up. As their globetrotting adventure erupts into a maze of double-crosses, close escapes and false identities, they come to realize that all they can count on is each other. Directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma),Knight and Day” also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Maggie Grace, and Marc Blucas. The screenplay is by Patrick O'Neill and James Mangold, from a story by Patrick O’Neill. The producers are Cathy Konrad, Steve Pink and Todd Garner. The Black Eyed Peas - will. i.am, Fergie, apl.de.ap and Taboo -- have transcended their vigilant hip-hop roots and have become a global phenomenon, the likes of which the music world has rarely seen. Six-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum Interscope recording group The Black Eyed Peas are currently on their The E.N.D. World Tour with their fifth studio album. The E.N.D. is the ‘Black Eyed Peas’ current album with sales of over 2.5 million in the U.S., worldwide sales of more than 7 million copies. With 2003's breakthrough album Elephunk, and Fergie’s entry into the lineup, the Peas became international superstars. The album spun off the worldwide #1 hit “Where Is the Love,” “Shut Up,” “Hey Mama,” and “Let’s Get It Started,” which won the Black Eyed Peas their first Grammy Award, for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Monkey Business extended and surpassed its predecessor, fueled by the back-to-back chart sensations “Don’t Phunk With My Heart” and “My Humps.” With worldwide sales in excess of 26 million units and a total of 16 Grammy Award nominations, The Black Eyed Peas are one of the most successful recording groups to date. “Knight and Day” will open June 24-Thursday in more than 150 theaters in the Philippiness. from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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“KNIGHT AND DAY” MOVES UP TO JUNE 24 PHILS. OPENING

Shortening ‘fanticipation’ for the most awaited action-romantic movie of the year, the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz film “Knight and Day” books to an earlier opening on June 24 (Thursday) in Philippine cinemas. “Knight and Day” shoots into a series of high-octane events when June Havens (Diaz) accidentally bumps into Roy Miller (Cruise), a mysterious man who seems to have fallen out from the government’s secret service. Popping in and out of June’s life, Roy manages to pull June in a string of ballistic episodes that threaten their lives. Running away from every group who assures them of safety, Roy and June continue the globetrotting chase as they try to figure out the truth in order to survive. The movie is directed by James Mangold (“3:10 to Yuma,” “Walk the Line”) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Scott Frank (“Minority Report,” “Out of Sight”). The film’s executive producers include blockbuster makers Joe Roth (“The Great Debaters”), E. Bennett Walsh (“Kill Bill”) and Arnon Milchan (“Mr. and Mrs. Smith”). Also starring in the movie are Peter Sarsgaard (“An Education”) as a federal agent relentlessly pursuing the couple; Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as a CIA director trying to decipher the true purpose of their high-wire activities; Paul Dano (“There Will Be Blood”) as an eccentric genius behind a revolutionary technology; and Olivier Martinez (“Unfaithful”) as a ruthless arms manufacturer. Co-starring are Maggie Grace (“Taken”) and Marc Blucas (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). “Knight and Day” is a 20th Century Fox film to be distributed by Warner Bros. in the Phil. theaters.