Tom Holland is the new ‘Spider-Man’!


Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017.  The film will be directed by Jon Watts, director of “Cop Car,” the upcoming thriller that made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.


Marvel and Sony Pictures, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for both the actor and the director.  The studios and producers were impressed by Holland’s performances in “The Impossible,” “Wolf Hall,” and the upcoming “In the Heart of the Sea,” and by a series of complex screen tests.  Following Marvel’s tradition of working with the brightest next wave of directors, Watts also went through multiple meetings with Feige, Pascal, and the studio, before winning the job.

Commenting on the announcement, Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, said, “It’s a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job.  The Marvel process is very thorough, and that’s why their results are so outstanding.  I’m confident Spider-Man will be no exception.  I’ve worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who have gone on to be superstars and believe that Jon is just such an outstanding talent.  For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special.   All in all, we are off to a roaring start.”

Feige commented, “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life.  We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.”

Pascal added, “Sony, Marvel, Kevin and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world.  With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Sony Pictures will finance and release worldwide the next installment of the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise on July 28, 2017, in a film co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the Web-Slinger.

Spider-Man, embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide.


‘Jurassic World’ set to become fastest film to gross $1 billion!


LOS ANGELES | Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World” dinosaur spectacle is set to become the fastest film to gross $1 billion in box office receipts worldwide on Monday, after last week’s record-breaking opening.


The movie, which stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, is expected to hit the milestone just 13 days after its release, the studio said.

The previous record was set by Universal’s “Furious 7″ car-filled action film, which topped $1 billion globally in 17 days after its April release this year.

Over the weekend, “Jurassic World” scored the highest-grossing second week at the domestic box office with $106.6 million, topping $400 million in North America in 10 days.

“Jurassic World,” a co-production with Legendary Pictures which rebooted Steven Spielberg’s dormant “Jurassic Park” franchise nearly 15 years after the first trilogy ended, is the latest film for Comcast Corp-owned Universal Pictures to score big at the box office this year.

The studio has also enjoyed hits with February’s erotic “Fifty Shades of Grey” film and May’s female-led singing comedy “Pitch Perfect 2,” and is gearing up for the release of the animated “Minions” movie and the R-rated raunchy comedy “Ted 2″ in the summer.


2015 MMFF Official Entries Bared!

The MMFF 2015 official entries are:

1) “Beauty and the Bestie” starring Vice Ganda and Coco Martin

2) “Death and Senses” starring Rayver Cruz and Jason Gainza

3) “Haunted Mansion” starring Mario Mortel and Jerome Ponce

4) “Hermano Pule” to be directed by Gil Portes

5) “Mr. and Mrs. Split” starring Kris Aquino and Herbert Bautista

6) “Nilalang” starring Robin Padilla and Maria Ozawa

7) “Rom-comin Mo Ako” starring Vic Sotto and Ai Ai delas Alas

8) “Walang Forever” starring JM de Guzman and Jennylyn Mercado

Reserve movies:

9) “Conman”

10) “Lakambini”



LizQuen’s “Just The Way You Are” raked in P12 Million on Opening Day

Star Cinema has just revealed that the movie”Just The Way You Are” Earns P12 Million on its first day of showing!
Just The Way You Are Earns P12 Million on Opening Day
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil prove that their strong tandem goes made a crossover in the movies via “Just The Way You Are” as it rakes P12-million on its opening day.
Congratulations to LizQuen!



Gawad Urian 2015 Winners List revealed, Pinoy Indie films ruled!

The 38th Gawad Urian Awards of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino on Tuesday night at ABS-CBN Studio 10 in Quezon City. The Indie film“Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon” brought home 4 major awards: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Film.

Here is the full list of Gawad Urian winners:

Best Film: “Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon” by Lav Diaz
Best Director: Lav Diaz (“Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon”)
Best Actor: Allen Dizon (“Magkakabaung”)
Best Actress: Eula Valdez (“Dagitab”)
Best Supporting Actress: Gladys Reyes (“Magkakabaung”)
Best Supporting Actor: Martin del Rosario (“Dagitab”)
Best Documentary Film: “Walang Rape sa Bontok” by Carla Ocampo and Lester Valle
Best Sound: Corinne De San Jose (“Violator”)
Best Music: Erwin Fajardo (“Buwaya”)
Best Editing: Lav Diaz (“Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon”)
Best Production Design: Popo Diaz (“Dementia”)
Best Screenplay: Lav Diaz (“Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon”)
Best Cinematography: Neil Daza (“Bwaya”)
Best Short Film: “Kinabukasan”
Natatanging Gawad Urian Award: Nora Aunor

The awarding ceremony was hosted by Robi Domingo and Angelica Panganiban.



‘The Breakup Playlist’ movie trailer revealed!

A day after Viva Films released the official movie poster of the upcoming romantic comedy “The Breakup Playlist”, co-producer Star Cinema released the cinema trailer!


Starring Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual and Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo, and under the direction of Dan Villegas, the film is scheduled to open in theaters on July 1, 2015.

Watch the first trailer of “The Breakup Playlist” here:


Sarah Geronimo – Piolo Pascual movie poster “The Breakup Playlist” revealed!

Star Cinema has just released the movie poster of “The Breakup Playlist”, the much awaited first screen team-up of Sarah Geronimo and Piolo Pascual!

“The Breakup Playlist” tells the story of musicians Trixie (Geronimo) and Gino (Pascual), who will fall in love with each other.

Directed by Dan Villegas of “English Only, Please”, “The Breakup Playlist” opens in cinemas on July 1.


Lee Min Ho shoots new movie in August!

Source: Manila Bulletin

Hallyu superstar Lee Min Ho will have the action-comedy “Bounty Hunters” as his next film after “Gangnam 1970.”


His agency, Starhaus Entertainment, announced that the actor will play lead role in the film co-produced by production teams based in South Korea and China. Set for release next year, “Bounty Hunter” is reported to have a budget of 35 billion won (R1.4 billion). The movie will be directed by Korea’s Shin Tae-ra whose credits include “Black House,” “My Girlfriend Is An Agent” and “Runway Cop.”

It is said that Lee Min Ho’s leading lady is a top Chinese actress. Shooting will start in August.

“Gangnam 1970,” released last January, earned $15.81 million (R714.8 million) at the Korean box office. Lee Min Ho won as Most Popular Actor at the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards for his performance in the film.

The star, who rose to fame via the hit Korean drama “Boys Over Flowers,” visited the Philippines last February as endorser of a Korean fried chicken brand.

Lee Min Ho will celebrate his 28th birthday on June 22.



‘Just The Way You Are’ movie poster and trailer revealed!

Star Cinema has just revealed the movie trailer and poster of “Just the Way You Are,” the first big-screen team-up of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano.

Just the way

Based on the best-selling pop fiction book “The Bet,” the Theodore Boborol film follows Drake (Gil), a school heartthrob who tries to make nerdy transferee, Sophia (Soberano), fall in love with him to win a bet.

“Just the Way You Are” is a follow-up to the successful tandem of Gil and Soberano in the hit series “Forevermore,” which concluded last month.

Also starring Tonton Gutierrez and Sunshine Cruz, the romantic-comedy movie will hit cinemas nationwide on June 17.

Watch the trailer below:



Maja Salvador and Janice de Belen nag-beso sa premier ng “You’re Still The One”!

The recent break-up of Maja Salvador and Gerald Anderson is rumored to be because of Janice de Belen!


To shoot down all the rumors linking Janice with Gerald, she attended the attended the premiere night of “You’re Still The One” as she is also under the management of Dennis Trillo’s manager Popoy Carotativo.

And when she met Maja, they made a beso proving their detractors that the rumor is well just a rumor after all.