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Rebecca Ferguson Whips Up a Storm in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation"

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While “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” brings together the best and the brightest of the IMF in hot pursuit of The Syndicate, the film also bring several new faces into Ethan Hunt’s (Tom Cruise) world. Most notably, Hunt meets Ilsa Faust, a woman who literally takes him by storm, with savvy and skills that rival his own.
To play Ilsa, the femme fatale who reverses the tables on Hunt, the filmmakers chose a relative unknown: Rebecca Ferguson, who hails from Sweden, and was recently seen in “Hercules.” She won the role in part because she was a total surprise, says director Christopher McQuarrie. “When I first saw Rebecca on tape, she was 180 degrees from what I thought I was looking for. But Tom and I just looked at each other and said, ‘that’s her.’ Immediately we saw that she had the energy we wanted – she was independent, elegant, full of grace and maturity,” the director observes. “We called her in to read with Tom and they instantly clicked. Everyone just stood back and watched…

New "Vacation" Trailer Focuses on Griswold Family‏

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New Line Cinema has released a new trailer for “Vacation,” the upcoming comedy sequel from writers/directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (“Horrible Bosses”) which may be viewed at https://youtu.be/9QNWNUcKlvo.
“Vacation” finds Ed Helms playing a grown-up version of Rusty Griswold who opts to take his own family on a trip to Walley World, echoing the premise at the center of the original Vacation. This new trailer focuses on the Griswolds themselves as opposed to highlighting the film’s many cameos.

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour in Manila For Two Days!

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Madonna has been the icon of many fashionista, music artists and rebel hearts. Now she is making her first concert in the Philippines with the Rebel Heart World Tour happening at the SM Mall of Asia Arena and this will be the only Asian city in the tour!
Madonna has been known to be controversial with her style and her music. Starting with her debut with "like a virgin" back in the 1980s. Despite this, her music prevailed and even got the "artist of the millennium" award from MTV.
With the launch of her latest album Rebel Heart she still proves that she still at the top as the very well loved and creative music artist. And her visit here in Manila will truly be memorable.
Due to demand, Madonna added a second night for her Rebel Heart Tour in Manila! Show will be held on February 25 and 26, 2016! Tickets for her second show will be available starting August 2 at SM Tickets outlets/online: www.smtickets.com

Michael Bay's New Actioner "13 Hours" Reveals First Trailer‏

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Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for director Michael Bay’s new action-thriller “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” which may be viewed at http://youtu.be/zBfce18mTDM.
Based on the non-fiction book by Michtell Zuckoff, the film tells the story of the six members of the security team that fought to defend the Americans stationed at the embassy in Benghazi when it came under attack. John Krasinski leads a cast that includes James Badge Dale (“Iron Man 3”), Max Martini (“Pacific Rim”), Pablo Schreiber (“Orange Is the New Black”), and David Denman (“The Office”), and the screenplay was penned by The Strain author/writer Chuck Hogan.
“13 Hours” opens across the Philippines in January 2016 and will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

"Inside Out" Unfolds Through Eyes of Five Emotions‏

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Disney-Pixar's new comedy adventure “Inside Out” features a team of Emotions who helps guide 11-year-old Riley through an unsettling change in her life.
But as the story was being developed, filmmakers weren’t sure which emotions should make the cut. “Some psychologists claim there are as many as 27 Emotions,” says director Pete Docter. “We toyed with adding Pride. Or Schadenfreude, who delighted in the pain of others. But it started getting crowded in there. We ultimately settled on five.”
Filmmakers then went about defining each Emotion, assigning them a purpose in Riley’s mind, and tackling the difficult process of finding the right look for each. “The look and design of the Emotions had to remind people that they are personifications of feelings,” says Docter. “They’re not little people. They’re Emotions. They’re made of energy—they’re made up of thousands of particles, which kind of looks like energy. We wanted to capture what emotions feel like—the shapes, the colors—as well a…

A partnership that will benefit kids

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A healthy mind and body are two of the best gifts you can give a child. Thus, New Birch Tree Fortified and the Department of Educated with Marylindbert International partnered in an advocacy called “Me and My Milk” that encourages kids to drink milk at home and even in school. 
The partnership was formally launched on July 22, 2015 at Bulwagan ng Karunungan, Department of Education Complex in Pasig City with Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, Undersecretary Dina Ocampo, regional directors and other key officials of the Department and officials of Century Pacific Food Inc. and Marylindbert International.

Greenwich BGC Opens To Bring The Ultimate Barkada Experience

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Greenwich makes a historical opening last July 23 with the opening of the first store in the BGC district. The store is located in the newly-opened BGC Stopover Pavillion loacted at the corner of 31st Street and 2nd Avenue. The new store design is the new face of Greenwich with their store like in Megamall, Glorietta, and Kanlaon st. Quezon City, which they call "Greenwich Pizzareia".

The new Greenwich has been fashioned to look like a casual pizzeria meets a neighborhood café, with bar stools, brick walls, colorful wall art, cozy lounge chairs, and warm lighting. Designed to maximize your barkada experience, Greenwich’s new branch is as inviting as their delicious signature pizzas, pastas, and other favorite treats.

From The Producers of "INSIDIOUS" Comes "THE GIFT" Where The Past Becomes The Present

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Joel Edgerton, known for his unforgettable inhabitation of various characters such as the jealous pharaoh in “Exodus,” the beleaguered mixed martial arts fighter in “Warrior” and the philandering husband in “The Great Gatsby,” star anew in the upcoming drama thriller “The Gift” opposite Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall.
From the producers of “Insidious,” “The Gift” follows Simon (Bateman) and Robyn (Hall) as a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo (Edgerton) at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?
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Fast Rising Star Alicia Vikander Spices Up “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

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Sweden's actress-on-the-rise Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”) stars opposite Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer in Warner Bros. Pictures' new spy action-thriller “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo (Cavill) and KGB agent Kuryakin (Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is Gaby Teller (Vikander), the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

Motocycle Fans Can Enjoy The New Throttle Magazine For FREE!

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Love bikes? There is an app-magazine for that and they present the best bike news in the Philippines with this revolutionary e-magazine.
Throttle Philippines, First App-based Interactive Motoring Magazine in the Philippines Kicks Off
Throttle Philippines, the first App-based interactive motoring magazine in the Philippines, recently kicked off in a testosterone packed party that saw the gathering of elite hardcore motorcycling clubs and muscle motorcycle displays. Proudly developed by an all-Filipino team, Throttle Philippines was built to give Filipinos everywhere a fast and easy access to the latest news and updates in the motoring industry.
“The motorcycle industry is growing very fast in the Philippines. We believe it will continue to grow and that saturation is still very far from happening,” says Nelby Oquendo, Marketing Manager for Throttle Philippines. She added, “our team came out with Throttle Philippines because there is clearly a distribution challenge preventing good materia…

Champions reunite in 39th MILO Marathon Balanga race

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MILO Marathon regulars Noel Fabros and Mary Grace Dela Torre topped the 21K centerpiece event at the 39th National MILO Marathon Balanga qualifying leg on Sunday. Over 8,000 runners joined the race, including Balanga City Mayor Joet Garcia who ran in the 5K category. This is the first year that the MILO Marathon came to Balanga, and Sunday’s running event established the record of the biggest race in the city, to date.
In the men’s division, 39-year-old Fabros beat his rivals with a time of 01:24:25. Harly Baguistan (01:24:30) and Gerald De Jesus (01:26:57) placed second and third place, respectively. Fabros, a security guard from Isabela who regularly runs with the Daruik Running Club, placed 4th in the 2013 MILO Marathon National Finals.

MILO and DepEd’s ‘Champ Moves’ to Benefit 6M School Children Nationwide

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Nestlé Philippines, in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd), has launched the MILO Champ Moves, a nationwide school-based program that aims to encourage six (6) million elementary children in 10,000 schools to live an active and healthy lifestyle. 
Designed by fitness experts from the DepEd, the MILO Champ Moves program seeks to foster among Filipino school children aged 7-12 years old the importance of physical activities and good nutrition as part of an active and healthy lifestyle. From July until year-end, the program will teach students a three-minute exercise emulating sports movements, which they will do every morning in school, after the Flag Ceremony, to energize their body and alert their minds for the school day ahead.

Tom Cruise Goes Rogue in Fifth "Mission: Impossible" Thriller

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Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, facing his most blisteringly impossible mission yet, in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” the fifth installment in the constantly accelerating action-thriller series.
This time out, Cruise’s iconic character, Ethan Hunt, finds himself in non-stop peril – physical, mental and emotional -- from the film’s literally high-flying opening moments through one relentless situation after another. Hunt’s situation is precarious on every level. The IMF is on the outs, the CIA doesn’t trust him, and now he’s discovered a rogue agency with the spy-power to bring down any nation it targets – and they want him to join their crusade of destruction or they want him dead. On the brink, Hunt must test his team’s loyalty, his own illustrious endurance and the agenda of the alluringly secretive spy who saved his skin: Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson).

SABEL: Love & Passion is back!

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After rave performances which had audiences clamoring for more, SABEL: LOVE & PASSION returns to the Music Museum on August 11 and 12, 8pm starring the luminous Iza Calzado who narrates and performs as National Artist Ben Cabrera’s infamous madwoman of the streets. The Philippine Ballet Theater dances out the whole story while singers Aicelle Santos, Bo Cerrudo, Joaquin Pedro Valdes and Timmy Pavino sing out the vocals with Music and Musical Direction by Louie Ocampo and Lyrics, Script and Direction by Freddie Santos. Video Sonic is in charge of the complex Video Mapping projected against abstract sets designed by Joe Tecson. Call Music Museum Ticketron (721-6726) now to grab the few remaining tickets left!

With all the noise being made by huge stage productions, this little gem of a show has been making a mark of its own. SABEL: LOVE & PASSION, a show that defies classification (Stage musical? Ballet recital? Pop concert?) returns on August 11 and 12, 8pm at the Music Museum. …

DepEd and Birch Tree Launch "Me And My Milk" With Richard Yap and Mutya

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Kid nowadays are exposed to a lot of stress, pollution, and complicated culture which would affect their performance in schools. Children need more nutrients as they at their most active and crucial stage in learning.  One of the most nutritious drink that parents can give their children as it provide a lot of vitamins and minerals that will help them in their developing years. Milk is a nutritionally loaded food drink, being a good source of Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Protein, all essential in the proper growth and development of bones and teeth.

A healthy body and mind are crucial to a strong future.  Therefore, it is important that kids start early in getting the proper nutrition through the food that they eat.  When it comes to this, milk is considered to be one of nature’s nutritious foods.

Oscar-Winning Director Finds Inspiration at Home for "Inside Out"‏

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What is she thinking?
It’s a question that has gone through the minds of parents worldwide who are attempting to raise teenagers—and it’s one that occurred to “Inside Out” director – the Oscar®-winning Pete Docter (“Up”) – as he witnessed his own daughter Elie growing up.
“My daughter did the voice of young Ellie in ‘Up’—that spirited, spunky kid with hair out to there—and she was a lot like the character at the time,” says Docter. “But by the time we started ‘Inside Out,’ Elie was older—about 11—and she’d become quiet and withdrawn. It made me think, ‘What’s going on in her head and why is she changing?’”

Life’s Greatest Treasure - Wake Up Healthier with ATC FISHOIL

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Health is wealth. There is nothing more important than our well-being. You may have everything you may want in life, but being healthy is the most important condition to enjoy life, without limitation or fear. ATC Healthcare believes in the same principle; health is the greatest possession in life.
Being healthy requires more than just working out and eating the right food. By taking food supplements like ATC Fish Oil. ATC Fish Oil contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Eicosapentaenioc Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) which aids in lowering blood pressure, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels. ATC Fish Oil is also known to have capabilities in protecting the body from heart attack and stroke. ATC Fish Oil is recommended to be taken one capsule with warm water before every meal. ATC Fish Oil is available at P6.00 per capsule in all leading drugstores nationwide. Protect your heart from the stresses of daily living, protect yourself with ATC Fish Oil. For get more tips about heart h…

Jeremy Renner Leads Returning Team in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation"

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Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has never needed the other members of the IMF more than he does in Paramount Pictures’  “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” – and despite the appearance that the force is done, they all come together, unpredictably as ever, to take on The Syndicate as only the IMF can.  The result is that Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames had a chance to take their characters more than a few bounds forward. 
“I love the dynamics between Jeremy, Simon and Ving on this film as you see the IMF team come under pressure and almost fracture,” says Tom Cruise. “It looks like the IMF is about to split apart and the whole story is going to blow up basically – and that’s integral to a Mission movie.”

Sayaw, Hataw, Galaw with Link Center for the Deaf Scholars at Eastwood Mall

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Eastwood Mall is inviting all families to witness an awe-inspiring talent showcase this July!
Shining the spotlight on the hearing-impaired, Eastwood Mall, in cooperation with the Quezon City Performing Arts, plays host to Sayaw, Hataw, Galaw, an annual talent showcase of the Link Center for the Deaf.
Over 50 talented children and youth from the Link Center for the Deaf and the Quezon City Performing Arts will take center stage and showcase their God-given talents through a variety of fun dance numbers on July 25, 5PM at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.

The School `Spirit' is Alive in "The Gallows"

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Perhaps nothing plays on an audience’s own phobias better than making them feel trapped in the kind of place they might frequent every day, all the while hunted by some unknown, unseen force.  “It could happen to you, too,” or so the filmmakers seem to be saying while, one by one, the characters on screen face an untimely demise in a variety of horrific manners.
In New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “The Gallows,” that everyday locale is a high school auditorium.  Moviegoers have all been there, no matter their hometown, and therefore can all put themselves in the characters’ place.

Watch the First Full "Spectre" Trailer Now!‏

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Excitement builds up as the action-packed, first full trailer for SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, is unveiled by Columbia Pictures and may be viewed here at https://youtu.be/aKEDUmzcJio.
SPECTRE follows the release of SKYFALL, the biggest Bond film of all time, which took in $1.1 billion worldwide.
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

REEL DEAL: Sex Ed REVIEW

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When was the last time you saw Haley Joel Osment in a Film? Was it back in "The Sixth Sense"? Well he is now all grown up and finally finished college and now back in making series and movies. Now reviving his movie career with his film Sex Ed.

Ed Cole (Osment) is a reconsidered teacher for an "after school" class for detention students. He notices that they would need to learn about sex education as they are adolecents and experiencing changes in their bodies. The class eventually got interested about the bizzare subject with taboo words discussed in scientific and practical ways. Ed also finds himself falling in love with one of his students' sister, now that is trouble.

Directed by Isaac Feder, produced by Monika Casey, Stephen Feder, Elayne Schneiderman, and Dori Sperko. Written by Andrew Anastasios Andrew Knight. Also starring Lorenza Izzo, Laura Harring, Abby Elliott, Glen Powell, and Matt Walsh.

America's Unluckiest Lovable Family Returns in "Vacation"‏

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New Line Cinema’s outrageous comedy “Vacation” starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Chris Hemsworth, marks the big screen return of the Griswold clan—and their epically disastrous family outings.
The Griswolds first hit the screen in 1983 with the release of John Hughes’s and Harold Ramis’s zeitgeist-shifting “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” based on Hughes’s short stories in the eponymous humor magazine. The film became a global phenomenon and opened the way for the Griswolds to bumble through an escalating series of hilarious highs and gut-bustingly funny lows in the three subsequent films that followed—1985’s “National Lampoon’s European Vacation,” 1989’s “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and 1997’s “Vegas Vacation.” Collectively, the films have introduced a litany of outrageous one-liners into the American cultural lexicon, and garnered generations of fans.

Lost Boy Meets "The Good Dinosaur" in New Trailer‏

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The delightful second trailer for Disney-Pixar's new comedy adventure “The Good Dinosaur” is now online and may be viewed here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo8GDxpiXWE.
Directed by Peter Sohn (the popular animated short “Partly Cloudy”), the buddy comedy takes place in a world in which the asteroid didn’t smash into Earth millions of years ago, leaving the dinosaurs alive and thriving.

39th National MILO Marathon ready to welcome champions in Manila

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The city is abuzz with excitement for the Manila qualifying leg of the 39th National MILO Marathon on July 26, Sunday. The country’s biggest and most prestigious footrace will see children, students, aspiring runners and professional athletes of all ages on its running routes at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, Pasay City.
Elite runners including Eric Panique and Criselyn Jaro will look to break records and defeat their fiercest rivals to clinch the top purse. Prizes await the winners of the 42K division race, who will receive Php 50,000 in cash and a trophy, while the victors of the 21K division will receive a cash prize of Php 10,000 and a trophy. All runners who finish within the specified age-bracket and cut-off time per division will also receive a coveted slot in the National Finals in Angeles on December 6 for a chance to be crowned the 2015 MILO Marathon King and Queen.

New "Vacation" Poster, Trailer Hit the Road‏

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New Line Cinema’s “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Chris Hemsworth, has just revealed its latest poster and trailer. The latter may be viewed here at https://youtu.be/k9yGycKwa8I.
“Vacation” marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial debut.
Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.
Rounding out the cast are Leslie Mann (“The Other Woman”) as Rusty’s sister, Audrey; Chris Hemsworth (the “Thor” films) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rusty’s irritatingly successful brother-in-law; and Skyler Gisondo (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Hard Sell”) and Steele Stebbins (“A Haunted House 2”), who play Rusty’s sons, James and Kevin. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold from the classic “…

"Harry Potter" Director Conjures '80s Videogames for "Pixels"‏

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From Chris Columbus, director of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone,” comes Columbia Pictures’ “Pixels,” the tentpole action comedy in which aliens attack the Earth, using 1980s videogames as the model for their invasion.
Columbus helped define 1980s movies as the writer of “Gremlins” and “The Goonies,” then went on to direct beloved, classic comedies like “Home Alone” and “Mrs. Doubtfire,” and help launch epic, special-effects blockbuster franchises like “Harry Potter,” “Percy Jackson” and “Night at the Museum.”

Fifth "Mission: Impossible" Goes to Extremes, Ups the Stakes‏

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Paramount Pictures’ new action-thriller “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” the fifth installment of the series, redefines the term impossible.
It’s something the film franchise has been doing since its box-office busting start two decades ago: with each new film, the team led by dedicated star and producer Tom Cruise has uncovered ways to match, then exceed, audience expectations, each time in different ways. Having begun as a cult phenomenon on 1960s television, “Mission: Impossible” has become a 21st Century cultural phenomenon – a filmmaking event that consistently pushes that border where the classic drama of spy-versus-spy intrigue meets creative action sequences that have become legendary.

MILO partners with Girls Got Game in Empowering Young Women through Sports

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A firm believer in the values that sports can offer, MILO has partnered with Girls Got Game (GGG), a non-profit organization that aims to empower young Filipinas with important life lessons through sports. Designed for 10 to 12-year-old underprivileged girls, the 4-day inaugural camp concluded last month. As a partner, MILO came on board by sharing their expertise on mounting sport events, coaching athletes as well as providing sports equipment.
“MILO and Girls Got Game share the view of sports as a valuable training tool that equips kids with the right attitude to excel both on and off the court. We are very excited about this partnership with GGG as we work together to build champions in sports and in life,” said Robbie De Vera, MILO Sports Executive.

OLX promotes the classifieds lifestyle to more Filipinos

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IOne year after its rebranding, OLX Philippines, the country’s leading buy and sell platform, announced it is now focusing on leveling the online classified ads   landscape to provide users with equal buying and selling opportunities.
Reaching out to more Filipinos
Shortly after its rebranding, OLX established an office in Cebu to reach out to more users in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. Earlier this year, it also merged with another classified ads platform. Through these adjustments, OLX continues to expand its reach and make onlin

Enter The Fantasical World Of “ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING”

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The latest wish-granting realm opens up in the upcoming family adventure “Absolutely Anything” where it tells the tale of a disillusioned schoolteacher, Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg), who is suddenly granted the ability to do anything he wishes.
These powers are bestowed upon him by a group of aliens (voiced by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Eric Idle), who are watching him from outer space. Unbeknown to Neil, how he employs his newfound powers will dictate the fate of mankind. One wrong move and the aliens will destroy Earth forever.

Drac's Grandson at Center of New "Hotel Transylvania 2" Trailer‏

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Columbia Pictures has just unveiled a new trailer for “Hotel Transylvania 2,” the sequel to the 2012 worldwide hit, “Hotel Transylvania.” Watch the trailer here at https://goo.gl/N6Inek.
The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's “Hotel Transylvania 2”! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad fi…

Action-Packed "Man from U.N.C.L.E." Saves the World in Style‏

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Guy Ritchie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is a fast-moving, action-packed, sexy and stylish international adventure, shot through with humor, that is as much about the rocky relationship between two sparring superspies – Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) – as it is about the job they have to do. 
“It’s a zone I find fascinating, the way men interact with each other,” says Ritchie, who directed, produced, and co-wrote “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” screenplay, based on the hit 1960s TV series of the same name.  “Even going back to ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,’ I’m drawn to that male-to-male dynamic as kind of a genre unto itself.”

"Pan" Main Trailer Sets Up Origins of Peter, Blackbeard and Hook‏

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The original relationships of iconic characters Peter, Blackbeard and James Hook are emphasized in the main trailer of the action-adventure “Pan” which may be viewed at https://youtu.be/axP4QNsk_SU.
Warner Bros. Pictures has also released the film's main poster art to accompany the trailer launch. From director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”) comes “Pan,” a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie.
Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphana…

New Actor Confronts Creepy Urban Legend in "The Gallows"

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New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “The Gallows” introduces young actor Reese Mishler as a high school jock who has a secret crush on a classmate that he’s trying to hide, if not all that well.
When asked to join the cast of the play ‘The Gallows’—by the very object of his affection, Pfeifer—the opportunity to spend time with her in rehearsals, eventually culminating in an on-stage kiss, is too tempting to turn down for the admittedly shy football star.

DepEd Statement on Teacher Hiring

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In response to Senator Ralph Recto’s conclusions on the Department of Education’s (DepEd) teacher hiring as carried by the Manila Bulletin last July 19, 2015, DepEd stresses that we have adjusted and improved the qualifications in hiring teachers in public schools to ensure the quality of education in the country. In the last four years, DepEd was able to fast track its hiring process: with an average of three months (May to July) hiring period now compared to an average of 14 months before. With over 128,000 teachers hired from 2010 to 2014, records show that DepEd has an average of 95% filling up rate in the past five years.

Cody Simpson Will Make Manila Go “La Da Dee” on August 12!

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Get ready, Simpsonizers! Cody Simpson is finally coming to Manila as Wilbros Live brings in the multi-awarded Australian pop singer on August 12 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.
The 18 year old singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor hailing from Queensland, Australia, landed a record deal on his 13th birthday, an indisputably remarkable feat. Simpson’s claim to fame was his debut single “iYiYi” released in 2009 which features American rapper, Flo Rida. Since then, the singer and awarded swimmer began touring with iconic pop figure, Justin Bieber. In 2013, Simpson’s album called “Surfers Paradise” debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. In the same year, he commenced the Paradise Tour, presenting Before You Exit, Plug In Stereo, and Ryan Beatty as the opening acts. The brilliant performer infiltrated the world of dancing, as well—becoming a participant in the 18th season of Dancing With The Stars and landing a spot in the contest’s top 9.

Gangster Thriller "Black Mass" Outs Teaser Trailer‏

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Warner Bros. Pictures has just launched the teaser trailer for its new gangster thriller “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp and may be viewed here at https://youtu.be/f5i-Z-Dklzc.
The film is based on the book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, about the infamous gangster Whitey Bulger. The film stars Oscar® nominee Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger and Joel Edgerton (“The Great Gatsby”) as FBI Agent John Connolly. The film is directed by of Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”).
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

Red Band Teaser Trailer of "Vacation" Now Online‏

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The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. New Line Cinema’s “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Christina Applegate (the “Anchorman” films), takes the family on the road for another ill-fated adventure.
Watch the comedy's Red Band teaser trailer here at https://youtu.be/ucWrUNWDUUE.
“Vacation” marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial debut.
Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.
Rounding out the cast are Leslie Mann (“The Other Woman”) as Rusty’s sister, Audrey; Chris Hemsworth (the “Thor” films) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rusty’s irritatingly successful brother-in-law; and Skyler Gisondo (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Hard Sell”) and Steele Stebbins (“A Haunted House 2”), who play Rusty’s sons, Jam…

The Feel Of Friendship In “ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL”

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life.  He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a 'co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.

Watch How Tom Cruise Did Plane Stunt in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation"‏

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In Paramount Pictures' new action-thriller “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” Tom Cruise outdoes himself as he takes on one of his biggest stunt challenges yet: hanging on the outside of a plane while it literally takes off. Into the air!
The studio is proud of Cruise's daredevil stunt and wants everyone to know that this is the real deal, no CGI. And to prove this, Paramount has released a brief featurette that includes raw video of Cruise performing the stunt, which may be viewed here at http://youtu.be/s94PbLFa4Rk.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Welcomes "Ant-Man"‏

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When Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hits Philippine theaters on July 15, director Peyton Reed believes the movie will surprise audiences. “Ant-Man is an incredibly powerful character,” says Reed. “He can shrink down to a very tiny size and actually command armies of different types of ants. The great thing about the comics and the great thing about this story is you get to see what kinds of things a bunch of ants can get done and the interesting ways in which they can help Scott Lang aka Ant-Man.”
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.”

"Man from U.N.C.L.E." Sets Off New Trailer at Comic-Con‏

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Warner Bros.' “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” has unveiled its new trailer at Comic-Con, boasting fast-paced action and stylish set pieces. Watch the trailer here at https://youtu.be/4t8YBqS5Hac.
A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series, the spy thriller stars Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin.
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastr…

Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer Reveal

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In DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3” first trailer, Po and the gang is back with three times the force and adventure! Po (voiced by Jack Black) is now considered as the legendary Dragon Warrior who has already saved the world a few times but has remained a humble panda despite wide and wild adulation.

Ultimate Road Trip On Friendship In “PAPER TOWNS”

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Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love.

REEL DEAL: Ant-Man REVIEW

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It has been very anticipated that aside from the mainstream Avenger heroes, fans would love  to have a stand alone film for them. The first big step on this one is Ant-Man. We have to admit that not everybody knows him, and it is good move for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to end its second phase.

Ant-Man brings the lives of scientist Hank Pym (Douglas) , his daughter Hope (Lilly) and Scott Lang (Rudd) on a mission to stop Pym's former protege Darren Cross in creating a dangerous power suit. Hank Pym has actually made an earlier suit and has chosen Scott as he has skill and intelligence that he admired. 

In the comics, Ant-Man is known to be one of the original founders of the Avengers which merits his place in the elite superhero team. For this movie, his involvement with the team will be revealed and a possible encounter with them. And like all Marvel movies, stay until all end credits and a there will be that clincher scene waiting for you.

Pixar's "Inside Out" Reveals the Little Voices Inside Your Head‏

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Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney•Pixar’s original new film “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out.
Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy, whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear heads up safety, Anger ensures all is fair and Disgust prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.
“The Emotions are kind of like the voices in our heads,” says director Pete Docter. “When we were just getting started on this film, we looked around—at our kids, friends, co-workers—and we realized that everybody has a default temperament. We all go through periods of being happy or sad, but certain people are just happy or angry or what have you. Riley is one of those happy kids. So Joy had to be the first Emotion to show up, and she has…

Mark Wahlberg, the Best Buddy a Guy Can Have in "Ted 2"‏

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Mark Wahlberg (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”) returns as John Bennett, the best buddy any guy would want to have, in Universal Pictures' adult comedy, “Ted 2.” The film is the follow-up to 2012's “Ted,” the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.
In the sequel, John's best friend, Ted - a living, talking, foul-mouthed teddy bear (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – is fighting for equal rights in the eyes of the law when he wants to have children with his new bride.
When writer-director Seth MacFarlane and the producers came to Wahlberg with the idea for “Ted 2,” it didn’t take long for the actor to come aboard. “The first movie was the biggest original “R”-rated comedy of all time for a reason,” Wahlberg offers. “It encompassed this amazing humor but also has so much heart. In the first film, you’re rooting for John to become successful at maintaining his relationship with Ted, and the reason why I was excited about making `Ted 2' was because I knew I’d be wo…