February 7, 2016

Experience Hong Kong Disneyland with SM Supermalls



I've always wanted to go to Disneyland as it is the happiest place on earth. Not just to see Mickey Mouse and the gang but also to relive childhood memories with fairy tales and to believe in happy endings. Wish I could go there one day. The last time I almost got into it was when I was in Hong Kong for a business trip.
By the way, Hong Kong Disneyland is celebrating it's 10th anniversary and now they are having more exciting offerings aside from the existing attractions in this theme park. They will be having new shows, anniversary-themed food choices, new characters and improved facilities within the whole Disneyland! One is Mickey and the Wondrous Book, a new musical to bring you inside the adventure of Mickey, Goofie and Olaf and enjoy great songs and performances by your favorite Disney characters, princesses and more.
You also get the see new attractions like how the Disney castle lights up the night with new projection show and an amazing fireworks display.
You can also see these fairy tale heroes all over the place and take pictures and cherish the meet ups in the Garden.
If you ever get tired and would like some sweet and satisfying treats, come to Disneyland Hollywood Hotel or Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. Have a taste of the 10th anniversary-themed treats.
Getting excited yet? You can sing-along with the Hong Kong Disneyland 10th Anniversary theme song with talents Reymond Fegi and Raki Vega:
Happily Ever After - Reymond Fegi and Raki Vega
香港迪士尼樂園 | Hong Kong Disneyland's 10th Anniversary theme song.#ExperienceHKDisneylandatSM
Posted by Ohmski on Thursday, February 4, 2016
Did you know that you can have a chance to go to Hong Kong Disneyland by shopping at SM Supermalls? SM Supermalls sealed partnership with Hong Kong Disneyland to bring 30 families of 4 to an all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong Disneyland for 3 days and 2 nights! Here's how:

Shop N' Fly to Hong Kong Disneyland Promo Mechanics:
Mickey signing MOA
  1. From February 12 to March 13, shop at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA and SM Seaside City Cebu for at least Php 1000 gets one raffle coupon to this promo. Purchase of Disney items worth at least Php 500 also gets a raffle ticket.
  2. EPlus card members automatically receive 2 raffle stubs for every purchase of at least Php 1000.
  3. 30 lucky winners will be drawn on March 21. They will win round-trip economy class airfare ticket and 3D/2N accommodation for a family of 4.
You can have your own souvenirs even if you're still here by shopping for these cute Mickey and Minnie plushies of the 10th anniversary. Wearing new costumes and more -- with our favorite characters and new ones.
For more information on Hong Kong Disneyland, visit the official websites, www.hongkongdisneyland.com/10th or www.facebook.com/disneyland.hk.

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February 6, 2016

For the books: Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke star in ME BEFORE YOU



Game of Thrones' Danaerys, Emilia Clarke, and Hunger Games' Finnick Odair, Sam Claflin, take roles in a romantic movie this June based on the best-selling book by Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You.
Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go --

Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge.

Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.

The film also stars Charles Dance (TV’s “Game of Thrones”), Jenna Coleman (“Dr. Who”), Matthew Lewis (the “Harry Potter” films), Vanessa Kirby (“About Time”), Stephen Peacocke (“Hercules”), Brendan Coyle (“Downton Abbey”) and Oscar nominee Janet McTeer (“Albert Nobbs,” “Tumbleweeds”).

Sharrock directs from a screenplay by Jojo Moyes and Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (“The Fault in Our Stars”), based on the book by Moyes.

New Line Cinema and Metro Goldwyn Mayer released the trailer just recently. See the trailer here:

Me Before You - trailer
It's Finnick Odair and Danaerys Targeryan in one romantic movie in July!Watch this trailer. #MeBeforeYou
Posted by Ohmski on Friday, February 5, 2016

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February 4, 2016

Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!



The Ghostbusters had a reboot and they're all girls! Columbia Pictures gives us a close up view and character posters of the new Ghostbusters.
Kristen Wiig plays Erin Gilbert, a particle physicist, academic firebrand, spectral warrior; Kate McKinnon is Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer, munitions expert, and proton wrangler; Melissa McCarthy is Abby Yates, a paranormal researcher, supernatural scientist, and entity trapper; and Leslie Jones is Patty Tolan, a ghost tracker, municipal historian, and metaphysical commando.
Kate McKinnon
Kristen Wiig
Leslie Jones
Melissa McCarthy
Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, “Ghostbusters” is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!

“Ghostbusters” also stars Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams and Chris Hemsworth as the Ghostbusters secretary.
The film is written by Paul Feig & Katie Dippold, based on the film “Ghostbusters” written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and Directed by Ivan Reitman.

Opening across the Philippines on July 2016, “Ghostbusters" is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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PETA's 3 Stars And A Sun - review



So it's a dystopic setting for PETA's 3 Stars And A Sun, providing a storyline based on Francis Magalona's patriotic pop-rap songs that many of us would have not imagined. Re-imagining like how PETA did with Rak of Aegis, the musical has got a strong message on family and nationalism.
Getting inside the Stormdome gives you an idea that the musical is somehow dark. Until Bodjie Pascua leads everyone to stand and sing the National Anthem. It is a proud moment that you have to sing it despite the distractions from the actors which is kind of the start of the play. Make sure that you proudly sing Lupang Hinirang voluntarily.

If you look closely, lighting direction of 3 Stars form the Philippine Flag. Colors Red, Blue and White are dominant in most part of the musical, representing the two different sections of society -- red for Diliman, the lower sector; white for Lumina for the high society; blue, which should represent peace has no sector because it was missing in between Diliman and Lumina. At least that's how I see it.
Costume design gives you a flashback to the likes of Hunger Games and Divergent series. Again, they try to show the division of the society into 2 sectors. The selection of characters were also noticeable on how they classified each member of the cast to Lumina and Diliman.

I think it's understandable that patriotism is an overall message for "3 Stars." As notable in Francis Magalona's songs, he opens up to the youth the sense of loving the Philippines as events turn us slowly towards foreign patronage along with our pursuit of progress and peace. It's a combination of love, friendship, betrayal, and loyalty that will touch the patriotic heart in you. This musical immortalizes Francis M with brilliant performance and message. Just in time for national elections but I hope the message remain in our hearts forever.
PETA's 3 Stars And A Sun runs starting tonight until March 6 at the PETA Theater Center. For tickets, www.ticketworld.com.ph, 8919999

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February 1, 2016

Disney's ZOOTOPIA




First Disney movie for 2016 gives an energetic take where all animals, predator or prey live together in one community that is Zootopia. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything.
We follow rookie officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) prove herself as a good and lawful servant, cracking a case even if it takes her to partner with a scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). Being the first bunny officer, she finds herself within big and tough fellow officers.

Joining Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde is an assembly of unique characters that will surely become future fan favorites.

Chief Bogo (Idris Elba), a cape buffalo and the stern (yet goofy) head of the Zootopia Police Department. He is reluctant to add Judy Hopps to his squad of hardened rhinos, elephants and hippos.

Mrs. Otterton (Octavia Spencer), a desperate otter who turns to Officer Judy Hopps for help in solving her husband’s mysterious disappearance.
Leodore Lionheart (J.K. Simmons), a lion and the noble mayor of Zootopia who coined the city’s mantra that Judy Hopps lives by: “In Zootopia, anyone can be anything.”

Assistant Mayor Bellwether (Jenny Slate), a sweet sheep with a little voice and a lot of wool, who constantly finds herself under the foot of the larger-than-life Mayor Lionheart.

Duke Weaselton (Alan Tudyk), a small-time weasel crook with a big-time weasel mouth, who tries to give Judy the slip during a police chase.

Yax the Yak (Tommy Chong), the most enlightened, laid-back bovine in Zootopia. When Judy Hopps is on a case, Yax is full of revealing insights.
Benjamin Clawhauser (Nate Torrence), Zootopia Police Department’s most charming cheetah who loves two things: pop star Gazelle (Shakira) and donuts. From his reception desk, he greets everyone with a warm smile and a helpful paw—covered in sprinkles.

Flash (Raymond Persi), the fastest sloth who works at the DMV (that’s Department of Mammal Vehicles).

Bonnie Hopps (Bonnie Hunt), Judy’s mom, and Stu (Don Lake), Judy’s carrot farmer dad. They are worried about Judy moving to Zootopia and the untrustworthy big-city mammals who live there—especially foxes!

Finnick (Tommy Lister), a fennec fox with a big chip on his adorable shoulder.
"Zootopia” is directed by Rich Moore and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Disney in the Philippines, namely, (FB) WaltDisneyStudiosPH, (Twitter) @disneystudiosph and (Instagram) @waltdisneystudiosph and use the hashtag #ZootopiaPH. Watch the trailer below:
Zootopia - Full trailerHere's a funny take on the world's bureaucrat system with animals as characters.Zootopia opens February 17 from Walt Disney Studios. Distributed by Columbia Pictures Philippines. #ZootopiaPH
Posted by Ohmski on Monday, February 1, 2016

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DISNEY movie line-up for 2016

Presenting the exciting Disney movie line-up for 2016.
“Zootopia.” From the directors of “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph” comes this new comedy adventure. Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin), the very first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the opportunity to crack her first case—even if it means partnering with fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery. (Opens Feb. 17)
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey, Jr.) surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. (Opens April 27)
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The first entry in Lucasfilm's new standalone Star Wars stories series, “Rogue One” tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla”) and produced by Kathleen Kennedy. The stellar cast is led by Oscar-nominee Felicity Jones. (Opens Dec. 16)
“Finding Dory.” This animated adventure reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton, the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. (Opens July 20)
“Alice Through the Looking Glass.” An all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). (Opens May 26)
“The Jungle Book.” Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. (Opens April 07)
“The BFG.” The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. (Opens Aug. 10)
Marvel's “Doctor Strange” follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. The film will show audiences corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe never before explored, thanks to director Scott Derrickson. (Opens Nov. 04)
“Moana.” Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14, joins Dwayne Johnson in this big-screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager named Moana (voice of Cravalho) who, with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. (Opens Nov. 30)
“The Finest Hours.” This heroic action-thriller is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D™, and starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. (Opens March 02)
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January 31, 2016

sneak peek to JK Rowling's FANTASTIC BEASTS

Special footages from behind the scenes of Warner Bros.' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them surfaced online as also released by Warner Bros. Entertainment. See this 15-sec video from Pottermore, a page dedicated to the chronicles of the story of Harry Potter and the wizarding world.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them tells the story of early Hogwarts, with Eddie Redmayne playing Newt Scamander. His New York stopover from an excursion around the world may have been trouble to the No-maj and wizarding world as he may have unleashead a magical creature. Also starring are Colin Farrell, with Katherine Waterston as Porpentina Goldstein, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski.

Opening November 17 in theaters, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures (Philippines).

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