Keanu Reeves is back with another John Wick film with its fourth installment coming March 24th. The film also stars Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama, Shamier Anderson, and Hiroyuki Sanada and is action packed! This latest installment picks up right where the last film left off. Movie goers can expect to see all the craziness the previous films have brought and the trailer doesn’t disappoint.
According to GQ, get a glimpse of the action as Wick using a flamethrower, shooting opponents in the midst of heavy Paris traffic, and even getting help from his beloved pooch. We’re introduced to Donnie Yen’s character Caine, a blind assassin who is quite handy with a sword. In a perfectly tailored suit, watch as he dispatches a number of would-be assailants with sword tricks so quick they need to be watched at half-speed.
Get ready for the drama and action coming this month.
Be prepared for the kilig coming soon again with Star Cinema‘s upcoming film, An Inconvenient Love starring Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano. The rom-com follows a young couple who looks for love that’s quick, easy, and convenient. DonBelle strike up a receipt that gives their relationship an expiration date.
Belle plays Ayef, a convenience store worker who aspires to be a professional animator in Singapore, and Manny, played by Donny is a company heir who runs his own plant shop and who secretly works as a social activist. Their relationship is set to end when Ayef takes her talent abroad, but Manny looks to stand by her side.
Directed by Petersen Vargas and written by Enrico Santos and Daisy Cayanan, “An Inconvenient Love” marks DoneBelle’s second film following “He’s Into Her” and their debut movie “Love Is Color Blind.”
Catch it in theaters on November 23 nationwide in the Philippines.
It seems like Dave Bautista is everywhere in films and now he’s signed up to star in a Drew Pearce action thriller film, Cooler. The film is the first project to come out of the recently announced first-look deal between Infrared and Bautista’s Dogbone Entertainment according to Deadline.
It follows a South Beach bouncer Ray Sagona, played by Bautista who looks to redeem himself and get his family back. Now, he’s on a race against time as he has to find a stolen safe before law enforcement retrieve it first. Ray’s past comes back to haunt him and he has to find a way to survive his present. “Ray must survive an epic 36-hour odyssey across Miami Beach to get that safe back… one final Herculean task on his journey towards absolution.”
“Dave is one of the most soulful and talented collaborators I’ve been lucky enough to work with — the chance to build an iconic character with him and make the kind of long-dark-night-of-the-soul thriller that I’ve always loved, is too good to be true. The fact that we get to do it all in Miami, guided by the epic cultural knowledge of Drake and Future The Prince, is frankly a mindblower. And there’s nobody more perfect to be our partner than Infrared, whose creative ambitions aligned perfectly with what we want this movie to be,” said Pearce.
Catch Bautista in other projects set to also release soon from Glass Onion: Knives Out 2 and M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabi. Not only is he set for acting, next year Bautista will produce and star in the Netflix film Unleashed. He will also shoot the Dune sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and MGM Lethal Weapon -esque buddy cop comedy opposite Jason Momoa which originated from a tweet.
Cover Photo Credit: Dave Bautista Instagram
Yellow Rose actress, Eva Noblezada is set to star in her first animated film, Luck through Apple TV+. She’ll be playing Sam Greenfield who’s the unluckiest person in the world. The Skydance Animation film, gives Sam a chance of redemption as she enters the never-before-seen, “Land of Luck” where she meets magical creatures to help turn her luck around.
Eva shares that there’s so much to learn from Sam because of her determination of not letting “bad” things get to her. “Despite her bad luck and despite her clumsiness and everything that goes wrong, [Sam] doesn’t really let anything get in her way. And it’s just really nice to see a determined young woman who is very self-aware but is still like, ‘I just gotta keep going.'”
Also part of the cast are Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Flula Borg, Lil Rel Howery, Colin O’Donoghue, John Ratzenberger, and Adelynn Spoon. Start streaming Luck starting August 5th only on Apple TV+.
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The Oakland native, Guapdad 4000 is getting ready to drop a short film in collaboration with 88Rising and Amazon Music. STOOP KID debuts on July 21st and focuses on GUAP’s life growing up in the Bay Area and as a multiracial person. This coming of age story follows Akeem ‘GUAP’ Hayes as he navigates a complex upbringing while also showcasing his talent for music.
The trailer includes GUAP talking about his Filipino and Black background where not everyone accepted him as a person of mixed races. GUAP also talks about the relationship he has with family members and how he was a kid trying to help raise other kids.
Featured in the short film will be music from his album, 1176 which was produced by Grammy-winning producer and Fil-Am Illmind. The album is named after GUAP’s childhood home address and sets the tone for this story of a Black-Filipino artist who explores his identity, family, and community.
Cover Photo Credit: Guapdad 4000 Twitter
Where are all the gamers in the room? The upcoming Prime Video film, 1Up is set to premiere on the streaming platform this Friday, July 15th! It stars Fil-Am actor Paris Berelc, Taylor Zakhar (Kissing Booth 2 &3), and Ruby Rose who are all deep into the world of Esports. This billion dollar industry has taken off to new heights in the recent years and has even expanded as a major topic in higher education. The comedy film will take you on a wild ride in online gaming and into its competitiveness.
Who said gaming is only a male sport? The film follows Vivan’s (Berelc) journey to form an all-girls Esports team to take down The Betas – the boys group that cast her out. Enlisting the help of her professor (Rose) to train them ahead of the big matchup that will decide not just the fate of their team, but their fate in the school.
Vivan and the girls look to challenge the status quo and show them girl gamers are here to say. Failing isn’t an option, there’s too much at risk. If she doesn’t win the showdown, the possibility of losing her scholarship and team is all on the table. Catch how it all unfolds only on Amazon Prime Video.
Cover Photo Credit: Kyle Newman Twitter
The future is bright for Star Magic and their talented roster as the agency celebrates its 30th anniversary in the business. To commemorate the big event, they’re producing their first feature film. The movie, Connected debuts and starts streaming on July 22, which will include popular reality TV stars from recent seasons of Pinoy Big Brother.
The young cast of the film consists of former “PBB” housemates Amanda Zamora, Chico Alicaya, Gail Banawis, Ralph Malibunas, Kobie Brown, Andi Abaya, and Richard Juan as they tackle young love and the challenge of feeling isolated in a “connected” world. The 7 actors will navigate all their different personalities while finding a sense of purpose, love, and attention.
Theodore Boborol will be spearheading the project as director who’s responsible for creating some of your other favorite romcoms like Vince & Kat & James, Finally Found Someone, and Just The Way You Are. Don’t miss Connected streaming it on KTX, iWantTFC, TFC IPTV video-on-demand, and SKY Cable pay-per-view distributed by Cine Express starting July 22 and find out if fate will bring these individuals together.
ABOUT STAR MAGIC
Star Magic has been the home and training ground for the biggest and brightest names in Philippine entertainment for three decades. It has provided workshops in acting, dance, art, script appreciation, styling, voice production, as well as physical fitness training in order to develop disciplined, well-rounded and world-class performers. Star Magic artists are also encouraged to use their influence for good by supporting ABS-CBN Foundation’s advocacies .
The mind-bending action-adventure Everything Everywhere All At Once arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital, Blu-ray + Digital, and DVD July 5 from A24 and Lionsgate. The film stars Michelle Yeoh as an unlikely hero who must channel newfound powers to fight fearsome dangers from the multiverse. Directed and written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the writing-directing duo collectively known as the Daniels (Swiss Army Man).
Don’t miss out on the special features available for the 4K Ultra HD / Blu-Ray / DVD physical copies like audio commentary with the writers/directors Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, featurette on behind-the-scenes content, deleted scenes, outtakes, music visual, and more!
Everything Everywhere All At Once will be available for the suggested retail prices of $42.99 for 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital, $39.99 for Blu-ray + Digital, and $29.96 for DVD, respectively.
Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), a flustered immigrant mother, is contacted from a parallel universe and told that only she can save the world. The unlikely hero must learn to channel her newfound powers and fight through the splintering timelines of the multiverse to save her home, her family, and herself in this big-hearted and irreverent adventure. With Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
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If you’re a fan of The Hunger Games series and thought it was over, it’s time to see if you’re up to the challenge as tribute when the prequel film, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Sonbirds and Snakes make it on the big screen. Directed by Frances Lawrence, the film takes place before the presidency of Coriolanus Snow in Panem and follows the character of Snow during the 10th annual Hunger Games.
Filipino-English actor, Jerome Lance will play Marcus, the tribute for District 2. This marks his first acting role after completing his studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Other credits include performing his own writing at the Donmar Showcase. We can’t wait to see his debut in this box office franchise and the Pinoy actor is just as excited!
Deadline explains further the premise of this anticipated sequel. “With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.”
See the first official teaser below!
Cover Photo Credit: Jerome Lance Instagram
Weekends are made for catching up on new shows, films, and Olivia Rodrigo‘s latest BTS documentary, driving home 2 u (a SOUR film). Now available on Disney+, Olivia takes a roadtrip from Salt Lake City, Utah to Los Angeles reminiscing about the journey of writing her debut chart-topping album, SOUR. Along the way, she performed songs from the album throughout various sceneries during pit stops across states bringing a different vibe to the songs.
The documentary gave an inside look at the preparation and production of the album as Olivia shared about her heartbreak, frustrations, and nervousness of putting her feelings into songs. She worked with songwriter and producer, Dan Nigro for the album and his BTS clips of their studio time really shows the audience how much work was put into the project. We learned that the first track off SOUR, “Brutal” was written in a day right before the official track listing was decided. Olivia wanted an upbeat track to contrast “all the sad songs.” What was initially a fun jam session turned into the single introducing Olivia’s sound as an artist.
See how this Grammy-nominated artist grew as a teen to this certified superstar artist in the blink of an eye. The documentary reminds viewers how Olivia has so much to offer in her young career and with the success of SOUR, the only direction is up. Disney+ also shared BTS polaroid photos while filming, giving us all deja vu of when we first listened to the record. Performing new renditions of all the tracks on the album, Olivia surprises fans with an unreleased track, “baby is you” to close out the film while credits roll. We hope the song officially release so we can add it to our playlists.
Cover Photo Credit: Olivia Rodrigo Twitter
There’s no other trio like Spider-Man and his crew, FOS (Friends of Spider-Man) lead by Fil-Am Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds. In this fresh BTS video, Jacob reacts to his audition tape for the first time alongside his mega co-stars Spidey himself, Tom Holland and the witty MJ, played by Zendaya. The casting was perfect for the film, but what’s better is the chemistry they have off-screen. Check out how they watch each other’s auditions and laugh at how far they’ve come as a group.
Sit back, share a laugh, and feel part of the crew with this BTS look.
After completing a two-year acting program at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Jacob took a leap and auditioned for an unnamed Marvel project. His audition landed him his first major film role and take part in one of the most highest-grossing films. Watch as a fresh, young Jacob Batalon navigates through the audition jitters and nail comedic timing that had the whole group laughing and earning him a “what a cutie” comment from Zendaya. Jacob said that the audition process was a lot, but we’re pretty sure it was worth it.
If you’re looking for more BTS from the cast, find out if Jacob is really BFFs with Tom Holland as they put their friendship to the test in this lie detector challenge.
Cover Photo Credit: SpiderManMovie Twitter
With a star studded cast, Netflix’s The Adam Project is currently trending on the Top 10 watch list. The sci-fi film stars some of Hollywoods biggest actors Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo and more, but Fil-Canadian Alex Mallari Jr. also shares the spotlight in the full length feature as Christos. Mallari’s character, Christos is an old colleague of Adam (Reynolds) and Laura (Saldana) who’s now a ruthless security enforcer. Let’s take a look at his journey and career with these 5 facts about the Fil-Canadian actor.
1. Alex migrated to Toronto from Lubao City, Pampanga
He moved to Toronto or Scarborough, Ontario to be exact at 4 years old with his Inang (grandmother). He became a Taekwondo athlete, rising to the national level as a third degree black belt. He studied criminology at University of Toronto until he decided to chase his entertainment dreams.
2. He started acting after a sports injury
As a Junior Canadian National Taekwondo champion, he had to give up that dream at 13 years old. Although he then turned to basketball, his athletic career came to a close because of an injury and had to find a different avenue. While attending the University of Toronto, he heard an ad looking for models or individuals interested in acting. Luckily for us, Alex gave them a call and the rest is history.
3. Alex looks to take on more roles on film than TV
Although he got his big break on the Syfy series, Dark Matter, Alex’s credits extend to other series like Nikita, Beauty and The Beast, Designated Survivor, and Netflix’s Ginny and Georgia where he plays a Filipino Texan private investigator with the deep Texan accent. Many of the roles he auditions for are open ethnicity roles, but luckily the few Filipino characters he’s auditioned for he got! Alex hopes to see more representation and help others recognize that Filipinos exist in the world.
“In films, you can work on a scene until you get to the emotional part of storytelling. I want to do more movies as it fulfills my artistic needs.”
4. He gave a small nod to Filipinos in The Adam Project.
While making the film, Alex had one request for the stunt coordinator, Jim Churchman. He wanted to use the baston or arnis sticks which are traditionally used in Filipino martial arts. Luckily Alex was able to persuade the stunt coordinator and squeeze in 2 arnis sticks during the fighting sequences in the film.
5. Alex can go from action films to playing a rom-com leading man
He’s set to star in a Canadian digital series, Hello (again) created and co-produced by Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings star, Simu Liu. The series will be a combo of rom-com and a little bit of a k-drama. It’s about an overworked line-cook (Mallari Jr.) who rescues a supernatural girl. He’ll try to break out of a time loop after traveling back in time to say “hello again” to an ex-girlfriend. Watch out for the series as it’s set to drop March 25th on CBC Gem.
Cover Photo Credit: Alex Mallari Jr. Twitter