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Unlikely Friends, Accidental Partners in "Central Intelligence"‏

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Pairing Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart as unlikely former high school friends, and even unlikelier spy-busting, world-saving, accidental partners on the run, Universal Pictures' “Central Intelligence” offers a fun and fast-paced mash-up of comedy and explosive action.
Opening across the Philippines on June 15, “Central Intelligence” follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high-school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.

Married And Abused In Romantic Korean Comedy Movie “MY NEW SASSY GIRL”

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The story of the hapless Gyeon-woo (played by Cha Tae-Hyun) in the fall-of-your-seat Korean romantic hit movie “My Sassy Girl” continues in the highly-awaited sequel “My New Sassy Girl” where he is now married to an unpredictable tough woman played by Victoria Song.
In "My New Sassy Girl," Gyeon-woo has trouble forgetting his "old" sassy girl (Jun Ji-hyun), but soon reunites with his childhood love (Song). The "new" sassy girl, the only child of a rich family in China, returns to Korea to marry Gyeon-woo despite disapproval from her family. However, Gyeon-woo's married life with his new, but familiar sassy girl is tougher than he ever imagined.  Directed by South Korean veteran Jo Geun-shik, “My New Sassy Girl” now explores the problems of the newly married couple.

MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal obtains Olympics slot in Ottawa Marathon

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Mary Joy Tabal once again proved that hard work and determination can propel oneself to success. Finally making her dream come true, Tabal secured her slot for the Rio Olympics when she finished the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon on Sunday, May 29 (May 30, Philippine time). After falling short in her stint at the Boston Marathon last April, the reigning MILO Marathon Queen was able to make an impressive comeback in Ottawa’s prestigious footrace.
Known as the Great White North’s largest and fastest marathon, the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is one of two International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold Label races in Canada, attracting a world contingent of about 7,000 runners every year because of its flat and fast race course. 
Tabal clocked in with the time of 2:43:29, beating the 2:45:00 Olympic qualifying time for the women’s marathon. The 26-year-old Cebuana gained a substantial lead against other competitors, and was able to rank 5th in the female age group, 8th in the ove…

"Finding Nemo" Filmmakers Dive Again with "Finding Dory"‏

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Story is king at Pixar Animation Studios. Whether a film introduces new characters or revisits old friends, it all starts with a story that needs to be told. And this special practice is also true with the production of “Finding Dory.”
(Watch the main trailer of “Finding Dory” at http://youtu.be/MKJA-VLpiCo.)
While the conclusion of the 2003 Oscar®-winning film “Finding Nemo” left filmmakers and fans perfectly satisfied—there was something that lingered in the depths of director Andrew Stanton’s mind, though it didn’t surface until a few years ago. “I realized that I was worried about Dory,” he says. “The idea of her short-term memory loss and how it affected her was unresolved. What if she got lost again? Would she be OK?”

Spotify Family Plan Now Available for only P194

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Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, shares that starting today, Spotify Family Plan now provides families with up to six individual Spotify Premium accounts for only P194 per month!
Already on Family Plan? Don’t worry! The Family plan still includes separate accounts, individual playlists, personal recommendations and offline listening per user now at a better price, which will be updated on the next payment date. This also enables the head of the family to add more members.
The upgraded Spotify Family Plan offers the same world-class music experience as before, giving access to each family member to over 30 million songs for just one low price payable on a single bill.

Music icon Brian McKnight to serenade fans at Kia Theatre

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World-renowned platinum recording artist Brian McKnight returns to Manila for a night of unforgettable music on June 20, 8PM, at the Kia Theatre.
Filipinos easily became fans of the musician thanks to his collection of hits like “Back at One” and “One Last Cry,” to name a few.
The multi-awarded singer-songwriter and producer is currently on a world tour to promote his 13th studio album “Better,” which he considers to be a throwback to the albums he made early in his career.
With 16 albums to date, McKnight returns to his soulful roots on his new record; featuring 12 relatable and touching songs. He worked with Hawaiian vocalist Kimie Miner and rapper Glasses Moses on the new project, which also includes long-time guitarists Chris Loftin and Tyrone Chase.

Luistro welcomes Duterte’s support for K to 12

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Several weeks before Senior High School officially starts on June 13, 2016, Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC has welcomed the next administration’s decision to support the K to 12 program.
“I am grateful and very appreciative that the new administration [of Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte] is supportive of the educational reforms that Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Commission on Higher Education (CHED), along with our stakeholders, have worked on the past six years,” Luistro said.
In a press briefing held last May 23, Duterte said he now supports the K to 12 program after it was thoroughly explained to him.

High-five to Torayvino Water Purifier

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If you believe that the water delivered to your house, either by the usual utility firm or refilling station, is potable and safe for you and your family, think again. Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that may compromise the quality of drinking water, whether coming from the kitchen faucet or filtered and bottled.
Considering the unreliability of piping systems in the country, the water distributed by major concessionaires and local water districts may not be fit for drinking as it can be adulterated by old, dilapidated or illicit pipe connections. Water from refilling stations dotting almost everywhere, on the other hand, comes mostly in non-BPA containers, which are also not guaranteed to be properly cleaned 100% of the time, and may be exposed to pollutants during preparation, storage or delivery.

Tom Hanks In The Face Of Recession In “A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING”

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Award-winning actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks stars in “A Hologram for the King” set in recession-ravaged 2010 as an American businessman named Alan Clay adapted from the book of the same title by acclaimed author Dave Eggers.
Hanks’ role in the movie is a broke, depressed and freshly divorced man who arrives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. His mission: sell a state-ofthe-art holographic teleconferencing system to the Saudi government.  Adrift and alone in an unfamiliar land, Alan befriends taxi driver Yousef (Alexander Black), who chauffeurs him through the desert to the “King’s Metropolis of Economy and Trade,” a surreal ghost town of vacant skyscrapers and half-completed construction projects. Baffled by the bureaucratic reception he gets at the so-called “Welcome Center,” Alan struggles to figure out why his small IT support team is being forced to spend its days in a sweltering tent as it preps for the big presentation. Worse, because o…

More Supernatural Mayhem in New "Ghostbusters" Trailer‏

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A new trailer for Columbia Pictures' adventure comedy “Ghostbusters” has just been unveiled and may be viewed at https://youtu.be/0sMqOzfHaBU.
“Ghostbusters” makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!

Wet and Wild Playground To Open This June with Alviera Go

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Summer is almost over, but there is one more thing you can do to get you pumped with action. You may think it would be like a pool or a beach, well close enough... you might want to think "Takeshi's Castle," "Gladiator" or "Wipeout". And it will be the first of its kind in the world and it is now a reality!
Alviera, the township development rising in Porac, Pampanga plays host to the first game show-styled playground in the world. Experience outdoor fun and wacky games inspired by hit TV adventure shows.


Alviera Go Play takes off on Saturday, June 11 at SandBox, a full day of lively games, mental and physical challenges, foamy frolic, bouncy inflatables, prizes, food and music.
Take part in the craziness of Human Foosball, keep singing through Wacky Karaoke, run in sumo suits through Sumo Relay, play Agawan Base dressed in a zorb ball, or manage three lay-ups with binoculars on in Binocular Basketball. Try to kick a goal without wobbling, but only afte…

Filming Begins on Christopher Nolan's Epic Action Thriller "Dunkirk"

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Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that principal photography on the epic action thriller “Dunkirk” is underway in Dunkirk, France. Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) is directing “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. The production will shoot in France, Holland, the UK and Los Angeles.
“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The guide to making a splash at a pool party

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With the temperature shaping up to be the hottest on record, a pool party is sure to be a hit among kids and adults alike. The great thing about a pool party is that with their relaxed atmosphere, it’s relatively easy to arrange. Read this guide from Electrolux for a simple checklist and get ready to cool off and have fun in the sun!
Set up the time
An email or Facebook invitation works well. Make it clear that it’s a pool party, and that guests should be prepared with towels and swimsuits.
Keep the décor simple
A few simple, creative touches will do the trick. Pool parties demand color, so add some bright tableware, fun decorations and colorful touches– a few vases of flowers and grass skirts to line the food table for a more outdoorsy feel.

Difference in Size Matters in Action-Comedy "Central Intelligence"‏

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It's impossible to miss the massive size difference between Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (who is 6-foot-5, 265 pounds) and Kevin Hart (5-foot-4, 145 pounds) in photos from their upcoming comedy “Central Intelligence.”
Johnson knew the physical pairing would bring automatic laughs.
“With the visual alone, we had a shot at grabbing people,” says Johnson. “That visual is sizzle. And now we have deliver the steak.”
That hunk of meat flips the traditional roles of smart-mouthed comic Hart and action star Johnson. Central Intelligence features Hart as the stiff straight man and Johnson essentially carrying the comedic aspects. Even Hart says he was surprised when the concept was floated.

Raw Violence in New Trailer of "The Purge 3: Election Year"‏

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A new, more chilling trailer for its suspense thriller “The Purge 3: Election Year” has just been released by Universal Pictures and may be viewed at http://youtu.be/9rqIJcY9hMc.
Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ “The Purge: Election Year” reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sin…

Single/Single Episode 3 delves into realities and dilemmas of millennial life

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Don’t miss episode 3 of Single/Single Season 2, the breakthrough romantic comedy series of PhilStar TV and Cinema One, as it will feature a jolting event that will force the characters to face a biting fact of life. This gripping episode is expected to once again trigger a discourse on the realities of millennial living among its avid viewers.
In the last episode, the jovial birthday glamping for Joey, which reunited the gang –Joee, Ranee, Benny, Tita Bianca and the rest, turned more serious as they bared their innermost thoughts and feelings in the hugot bonfire, where they cast off habits, memories, addictions and hang ups that held them back from moving on and becoming the best versions of themselves.

Jack O'Connell, from "300: Rise of an Empire" to "Money Monster"

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Breaking out in 2015 with memorable performances in “300: Rise of an Empire” and “Unbroken,” Jack O'Connell now stars in Columbia Pictures new thriller, “Money Monster.” He takes on the role of Kyle Budwell, the ordinary man who turned to desperate measures following a big-bank fiasco that costs him his entire life savings.
Kyle is a good, decent, hard-working young man who cracks under the pressure of financial ruin. “He's is a working class guy who believed that if he did the right thing and worked hard, that somehow he’d be able to have something in his life,” explains director Jodie Foster. “He inherits some money, and tries to invest it as intelligently as possible, but ends up losing it all at the hands of something out of his control. The only thing he has in the world suddenly disappears into thin air, and he doesn’t know how it happened. Kyle can’t accept that. He can’t accept that he did everything right, and yet, he’s supposed to just walk away. Kyle refuses to accep…

Ultimate Blood Sport In “GENERATION Z”

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Following a near apocalyptic zombie outbreak in “Generation Z” (aka “The ReZort”), humans now have the upper hand and life has returned to relative normality with only an occasional reminder or mention of recent horrific events. Most people wouldn’t even blink at seeing a zombie now. They know how to handle them. It’s no big deal because humans fought and won the battle and are in control again.
“Generation Z” brings the latest craze in this post zombie-outbreak world is the Zombie Safari: it is the newest and coolest thing in adventure holidays – a chance to go out and shoot the undead in the wild. The ultimate test in action and adventure, the ultimate blood sport and, to many, the ultimate in therapeutic revenge. But unbeknownst to most that go on Zafari, the park is a highly controlled and monitored environment; a maze of concealed security cameras, restraints and barriers. The eyes and ears of trained security personnel are on the guests - and the zombies 24/7, always ensuring a s…

Spy Action-Comedy "Central Intelligence" Gets a New Poster‏

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“Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson.” That's the witty tagline of the new one-sheet art of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart's new action-comedy “Central Intelligence” in Philippine cinemas on June 15.
“Central Intelligence” follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high-school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.
“Central Intelligence” also stars Oscar® nominee Amy Ryan (“Bridge of Spies”), Aaron Paul (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) and Danielle Nicolet (TV’s “The Game”). The film is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (“We’re the…

"Harry Potter's" Matthew Lewis, Now the Jealous Boyfriend in "Me Before You"‏

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Best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the “Harry Potter” film series, Matthew Lewis now stars in New Line Cinema's “Me Before You” as Patrick, the one individual who is not exactly happy about the obvious camaraderie between his girlfriend, the caregiver Louisa (Emilia Clarke) and accident survivor Will (Sam Claflin).
Matthew Lewis says, “Patrick is Lou’s boyfriend of about seven years, and it’s comfortable, you know? He’s also a personal trainer and is obsessed with fitness. He’s set up his business and he’s won this local entrepreneur of the year award twice, and that’s just spurred him on to get fitter and fitter.

Never miss Cebu Pacific’s seat sales with free mobile data access

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Cebu Pacific partners with Smart’s SafeZone to provide travelers even more convenience
Now everyJuan can go online for free, too! Cebu Pacific offers travelers even greater value and convenience as it launches once more its much anticipated seat sale made even better with free mobile data access via SafeZone, the sponsored data platform of Voyager Innovations.
With SafeZone, all Smart, Smart Bro, and Sun (prepaid and postpaid) subscribers in the country can browse the cebupacificair.com website or use the Cebu Pacific mobile app* and book flights without having to worry about unwanted data charges.

"Me Before You" Gets Support from Stellar, Reliable Cast‏

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Lending creative and emotional support to the lead stars of New Line Cinema's “Me Before You” are three actors: one on the verge of stardom, two are established stars on their own right. They are Stephen Peacocke (“Hercules”), Charles Dance (HBO's “Game of Thrones”) and Janet McTeer (“Insurgent”).
“Me Before You” is based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes. The story revolves around Will Traynor (Sam Claflin) whose world, at one time, was all-encompassing; he lived a “no limits” lifestyle. Now, two years on, we find him utterly confined. Betrayed by his own body due to a spinal cord injury, he resides at his parents’ countryside home. Lou (Emilia Clarke), on the other hand, has rarely stepped outside this little town, and even stepping into the grand Traynor estate—the “castle,” as it’s called by the locals—is foreign to her. Yet they meet, whether by chance or by fate.

First Trailer of "Beauty and the Beast" Invites You to "Be Our Guest"‏

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Disney has just released the teaser trailer of its live-action “Beauty and the Beast” from director Bill Condon. Watch the trailer here at http://youtu.be/c38r-SAnTWM.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.

Going to YouTube Fan Fest Manila?

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Here are some reminders to get the most out of the experience!
* Have a good breakfast. Food and drinks (soda, juice, and water) are available in the venue. Alcohol is a big no-no.
* Keep your bags small. Big bags won’t be allowed inside so just bring items you need the most for a hassle-free night. All you need is yourself and an extra sparkle of fun!
* Dress comfortably. Wear clothes that will let you jump, dance, and groove along your favorite YouTube creators! Get ready to stand for long hours too so don your cutest pair of sneakers or flats!
* Arrive early. Queues may get long so make sure to pack some ounce of patience too. You may bring a big handkerchief or a small towel that will fit in a small bag to sit on whenever you get tired.

YouTube FanFest returns to the Philippines with online stars from around the world

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The second YouTube FanFest returns to the Philippines, bringing YouTube creators from the Philippines and abroad
YouTube FanFest, in association with Globe, Nescafe, Philippine Airlines, City of Dreams, and Mazda, is coming back to Manila after a sensational debut last year and at the end of the month, more than 13 YouTube stars from the Philippines and around the world will hit the stage to entertain Filipino fans.

Fantasy Adventure "The BFG" Launches New Trailer, Poster‏

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Disney's big-screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” has just been launched a new poster and trailer, which may be viewed here at http://youtu.be/y1fZg0hhBX8.
Opening in the Philippines on Aug. 10, 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.
Disney and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Walden Media, present the fantasy adventure film “The BFG,” the first-ever motion picture adaptation of Roald Dahl’s resonant tale of childhood, the magic of dreams and the extraordinary friendship between a young girl and a big friendly giant.
Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, the film reunites the director with his Oscar-nominated collaborator on “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” Melissa Mathison, who adapted the childrens author’s timeless adventure for the big screen.

StrengthsCoach.PH offers training for better productivity and profitability

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In today’s highly stressful and fast-paced workplace, increasing employee turnover and decreased productivity are just a few of the challenges companies face.
For leaders looking for solutions to these problems, StrengthsCoach.Ph offers a strengths-based development program proven to have increased profitability by 22% and productivity by 21%.
StrengthsCoach.Ph is the only team of Gallup Certified Coaches in the Philippines. In 2001, Gallup introduced the world to the original Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment in the book “Now, Discover Your Strengths”. The book became a New York Times bestseller and sold nearly 2 million copies. Its author and creator of the Clifton StrengthsFinder, former Gallup chairman Dr. Donald O. Clifton (1924-2003), was named the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology by the American Psychological Association.

Aquabest Announces New Batch Of Scholars

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Aquabest the country’s leading water franchise is pleased to announce the awarding of its new batch of scholars under its Corporate Shared Values (CSV) program.
Under its CSV program the company offers scholarships to the children of its deserving employees. The company has always placed an emphasis in the welfare of its employees and their families. This is driven by the company's realization that its people are its prime assets and as part of its Christian values.

Ewan McGreggor Charged With Money Laundering In “OUR KIND OF TRAITOR”

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Money moves the world in the espionage thriller “Our Kind of Traitor” starring Ewan mc/gregor and Naomi Harris based on the hit novel of the same title by celebrated novelist John le Carré. 
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker  Susann  White, “Our Kind of Traitor” is a taut thriller about an unsuspecting married couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris) on holiday in Marrakech, who meet the flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård). He befriends them over games of tennis and lavish parties at his villa before revealing he is the top money launderer for the Russian mafia and wants to defect with his family to Britain. From that moment on, Perry and Gail are thrown into the fractured, dangerous world of international spies and dirty politics as they endeavor to save Dima and his family, and ultimately themselves. Indeed, “Our Kind of Traitor” captures a very British fascination with espionage, international double-dealing and Britain’s place in the world.

#YouCanAndYouWill A Growing Call For Protection and Awareness of Cervical Cancer

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We may be living in an era where women not only rule our homes, they also run the world—from being leaders in the government to managing business enterprises, women now have more opportunities to realize their dreams. 
The sad fact, however, is that every day, seven Filipino women die of cervical cancer, and may never get to complete their life goals, may be stripped of the chance to fulfill a successful career, start a family or even just find Mr. Right. All because of a disease, a kind of cancer that puts every woman at risk, regardless of race, age, lifestyle or socio-economic status.

A Fan Hijacks George Clooney's TV Show in "Money Monster"

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George Clooney (“Gravity,” “Up in the Air”) stars in Columbia Pictures’ new film “Money Monster” as Lee Gates, the host of a financial news program who comes face-to-face with one of those regular guys who’s determined to hold someone accountable, by any means necessary.
“The world of money has gotten out of control,” warns Clooney.  “When things go wrong, you don’t actually understand what it is that went wrong – and the regular guy gets screwed.”

Characters Go Deep in Disney-Pixar's "Finding Dory"‏

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“Finding Nemo's” Dory, Marlin and Nemo embark on a new adventure—this time to the California coastline—on an uncertain search for the family Dory thinks she left behind, in Disney-Pixar's “Finding Dory.”
Their journey leads them to the Marine Life Institute, where they meet a diverse array of sea creatures. “It really is a whole new chapter this time,” says director Andrew Stanton. Meet the line-up below!
Dory is a bright blue tang with a sunny personality. She suffers from short-term memory loss, which normally doesn’t upset her upbeat attitude—until she realizes she’s forgotten something big: her family. She’s found a new family in Marlin and Nemo, but she’s haunted by the belief that someone out there is looking for her. Dory may have trouble recalling exactly what—or who—she’s searching for, but she won’t give up until she uncovers her past and discovers something else along the way: self-acceptance.

Martin Del Rosario Ventures Into "The Armory"

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Nightlife in the metro has indeed flourished and sometimes it gets crowded and monotonous. We have already been to the Fort, Makati, Ortigas, Greenhills, and even Tomas Morato, but without going too far, is there a booming new community for music, food and drinks? Well we just discovered that within Quezon City lies Congressional Avenue Extension which is also part of C5. And though the majority of the roadside is quite bare yet has great potential as a commercial strip as it is now becoming an alternative route for commuters.

Mikoy Morales On His New Single "Pusong Hindi Makatulog"

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From Protege to Music Prodigy, Mikoy Morales has proven that is lives and breathes music, and he got another affirmation of his work with the launch of his latest single "Pusong Hindi Makatulog," a song that brings out the romantic insomniacs in all of us. As he still continues to make a mark in the Pinoy Music industry, his style has already been defined by his soulful renditions and compositions.  

Suspense Thriller "Don't Breathe" Reveals Teaser Trailer‏

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From the filmmakers of “Spider-Man” and “Evil Dead” comes the new suspense thriller “Don't Breathe” where a  group of young friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist.  They’re wrong.
Catch the film's first trailer here at https://youtu.be/jQZ38HmPCpM.
Directed by Fede Alvarez, written by Fede Alvarez & Rodo Sayagues, “Don't Breathe” stars Jane Levy (“Evil Dead”), Dylan Minnette (“Goosebumps”), Daniel Zovatto (“It Follows”) and Stephen Lang (“Avatar”).
The film is produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Fede Alvarez.
Opening across the Philippines in September 2016, “Don't Breathe” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Award-Winning Tom Hanks Stars In Novel-To-Movie Dramedy “A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING”

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Adapted from the novel by Dave Eggers, “A Hologram for the King,” starring Tom Hanks is set in a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, author Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel turned movie is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment — and a moving story of how we got here.

“X-MEN: APOCALYPSE” Reigns Supreme At The Philippine Box Office WIth P230M Opening Weekend

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20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” reigns supreme at the box-office with its PhP 230 million opening weekend (first five days) in the Philippines in 476 screens.  It also dominated and opened number one on its first day of release (opened May 18) in the country with PhP 45 million in box-office receipts.
In the Philippines, “X-Men: Apocalypse” has taken the franchise to new heights with its strong box-office results. It now holds as the Biggest Fox Opening Weekend All-Time, tracking 131% higher than “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” It is also now the Biggest Non-Holiday May Opening Weekend All-Time.  Ultimately, “X-Men: Apocalypse” records show that it is now the Biggest Opening Weekend in the X-Men franchise.

Pet Food Institute Launches Newly Designed Website

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As the Voice of US Pet Food Makers, PFI Creates New Platform to Provide Pet Lovers with Information about Dog and Cat Food at www.petfoodinstitute.org
WASHINGTON - The Pet Food Institute (PFI), whose members make 98 percent of all U.S. pet food products, announces the relaunch of its new website at www.petfoodinstitute.org . The refreshed and redesigned website supports PFI’s mission of providing factual information about pet food safety and nutrition, and advocating for a transparent, science-based regulatory environment for its members.
Inside the New Website and Social Media Platform The website features pet food essentials, a newsroom, archive of public comments, and a new blog, The Whole Bowl. Content across the site will help pet lovers, media and other stakeholders find accurate information about how nutrition and safety drive today’s carefully crafted pet food recipes, and how the ingredients support these priorities. Visitors will also find information about how they can help t…

Megan Fox Returns as April O'Neil in "Ninja Turtles" Sequel‏

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Known to worldwide audiences for her break-out starring role of Mikaela in the first two “Transformers” blockbusters, Megan Fox has successfully jumpstarted another beloved film franchise, the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Now, she reprises her lead character of April O'Neil in Paramount Pictures' “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” (in Philippine cinemas on June 01).
In the film, it’s been almost a year since our heroes saved the city, and in keeping with their ninja training (and their unconventional appearance), they’ve maintained a low profile. Meanwhile, April O’Neil (Fox) has gone undercover, investigating Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry), a brilliant and respected scientist who may have ties to Shredder (Brian Tee).
"I think April always wanted to be the anchor behind the desk," muses producer Andrew Form. "But I don't know if she can give up the excitement of being on the street, breaking stories, and working with the Turtles. She loves h…

"Angry Birds Movie" Grosses $43-M Internationally, Breaks Record for Month of May‏

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“The Angry Birds Movie” landed in 74 markets this weekend, which represent an estimated 63% of the total international release. Grossing an outstanding $43-M, the film knocked “Captain America: Civil War” off the perch as the #1 film in 37 of these markets.
For the same nest of markets at current rates, and without the benefit of school vacations or holidays, “The Angry Birds Movie” outdistanced such big animated titles as “The Croods” (by 9%), “The Lego Movie” (20%), “Rio” (14%), and “How to Train Your Dragon” (45%).
Strong critical reception and great word of mouth ignited the box office on Saturday as “The Angry Birds Movie” displayed huge increases from Friday, suggesting a long successful run for the film. Next weekend these birds will soar to even greater heights with highly anticipated launches in the U.S., China and South Korea.

Ben Affleck's "The Accountant" Debuts First Trailer‏

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Warner Bros. Pictures presents Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) in the title role of “The Accountant,” from director Gavin O’Connor (“Warrior”). Watch the first trailer from the new suspense thriller at https://youtu.be/D9twVxKQE6o.
In the film, Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

RTL CBS Entertainment hosts fun activities inspired by the network’s popular shows

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RTL CBS Entertainment took fun and entertainment to a higher notch by bringing shows from the television screen to a theme park with booths that gave fans a taste of stardom.
The network staged last weekend (May 21 to 22) a carnival-style summer fair at Eastwood Mall Open Park. Now on its second year, the summer fair featured the network’s diverse mix of shows including Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor UK, House of Cards, The Odd Couple, and Scorpion, among others, in various attractions.
“The Philippines is an important market for the network. The summer fair is a way of reaching out to more viewers and creating more awareness of the shows that can be viewed first and exclusively on RTL CBS Entertainment,” said Rene Esguerra, Country Head Philippines for RTL CBS Asia.

Globe hails best Clash Royale troupes at PGF Summer Assembly

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Mobile gamers battle it out to be the first Clash Royale champion in PH
The most competitive gamers all over the country gathered at the recently held Pinoy Gaming Festival (PGF) Summer Assembly last May 6 to May 8, 2016 at SM North Edsa. Presented by the country’s number 1 mobile brand, Globe, participants set out for three days of intense online competition. 
Known as the biggest annual gaming and eSports event in the country, PGF featured a selection of popular PC and mobile games from various developers. This year, the gaming event included Supercell’s newest mobile strategy game: Clash Royale. With its rapid rise to popularity among mobile gamers, Globe hosted its first Clash Royale Tournament with cash prizes and bragging rights at stake.

DepEd’s Operation Balik-Eskwela Set for June School Opening

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The Department of Education (DepEd) and  its regional and division offices nationwide are all set for the opening of classes in June 13, 2016—one of the most significant events for the education sector—setting into motion the nationwide Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) 2016.
Under the OBE, DepEd activates quick response teams, emergency hotlines and helpdesks to respond to needs and  queries pertaining to school opening. Moreover, DepEd has already prepared and disseminated the guidelines and standard procedures in all schools on the conduct the school opening event.

This year, DepEd teamed up with IBEX Global Solutions, a call center, to set up a Senior High School (SHS) Help Desk with the hotline number 667-1188. The said help desk will be operational on Monday, May 23, 2016, and will be open from 9am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays until June 30, 2016.

More hilarious catch-ups and revelations unfold as Single/Single Season 2 continues

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Elevating the kilig, fun and valuable lessons for millennials, Single/Single, the breakthrough romantic comedy series of PhilStar TV and Cinema One, is back for the another run. The premiere episode aired last Sunday, May 15, bringing back the wacky gang ofJoee, Joey, Ranee, Benny and Tita Bianca, played Shaina Magdayao, Matteo Guidicelli, Anna Luna, Brian Sy and Cherie Gil, respectively.
The Season 2 premiere episode picked up six months after former housemates Joee and Joey decided to go their separate ways. The friends haven’t seen each other for quite some time but there’s a reason to get together – it’s Joey’s birthday and he’s celebrating via glamping.

Qualities of a perfect cordless power tool - Professional contractors choose Bosch

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Looking for a tool to match the construction job is a rigorous process for construction supervisors and foremen, and even more so for the attending laborers who will use the tool for everyday grind. From drill drivers to impact drills, it is imperative that all equipment is capable of rendering quality results at a minimum effort. In this case, reliability and performance are the clinching factors in choosing the perfect power tool.
Beyond the performance and results, picking out the best cordless tool should also cover a certain degree of qualification to be able to successfully complement the application needs. As the leading power tools brand, Bosch shares a checklist of qualities to look for in a cordless power tool.

Ludacris & Ciara to Host the “2016 Billboard Music Awards”

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LIVE on May 23, Monday 8am (7am JKT/BKK) on RTL CBS Entertainment HD
Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Lauren Cohan, Kathryn Hahn, Wiz Khalifa, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Idina Menzel, Keke Palmer, Rebecca Romijn, Serayah, Steven Tyler, Lindsey Vonn and Pete Wentz will all present awards at the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from Las Vegas on Monday, May 23 8am (7am JKT/BKK) on RTL CBS Entertainment HD. Additional presenters will be announced soon.

#StyleUpMovement: An invitation to challenge your fashion boundaries

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After the successful take off of the Style Up Summer Campaign of SM Makati, the SM Store is at it again – and now, extending it to a bigger crowd. Launching a nationwide online contest that challenges Filipinos, of all shapes and sizes, not only to make your OOTD game strong, but also to challenge you to free yourself from your fashion boundaries.
The all-new character of The SM Store led to the birth of the Style Up campaign, following its bolder attitude that lets your curate your wardrobe according to your liking - a rather trendier, more straightforward, with a little bit of to a little too much of edginess.

REEL DEAL: X-Men Apocalypse REVIEW

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After the time-intervention of Days of Future Past, the X-Men faces a new foe with the latest installment to the franchise, X-Men Apocalypse. And the class gets larger with more mutants and now more exposed to the world with the events of the previous movie.

Now comes the most powerful and first mutant in the world En Sabah Nur which is known as Apocalypse. Like the biblical story, there is also the inclusion of the Four Horsemen, Magneto, Psylocke, Angel, and Storm. 

Key characters like Professor X, Beast and Mystique leads the ensemble which will also welcome the future leaders of the Xavier school like Cyclops and Jean Grey who are fresh from their teens.

Though it would be a relaitively peaceful time unlike the peak of the cold war and the assault on the capital, the unbalanced treatment of mutants all over the world poses a treat to the security of the world. Now Apocalypse comes in to do a worldwide cleansing with the help of his horsemen.

Expect a lot of 80s feel for the movie, tho…