‘Avengers’ sequel, ‘Cinderella’ lead Disney’s 2015 film line-up

The long-awaited "Avengers: Age of Ultron" finally opens in April 2015.  (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International)

The long-awaited “Avengers: Age of Ultron” finally opens in April 2015. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International)

Walt Disney Studios Philippines will release nine movies in 2015, led by Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the live-action Cinderella, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first Star Wars installment since 2005.

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‘Big Hero 6’ opens at No. 1; Grosses P70M in 4 days

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Disney’s “Big Hero 6” directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International)

A child prodigy and his lovable robot charmed their way into the hearts of families, fanboys and girls, enabling Disney’s Big Hero 6 to gross a stunning P69.99-million nationwide in just four days (Nov. 6 to 9) and open at No.1.

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#TBT: Kisapmata (1981)

BY Gina Tumlos

"Kisapmata" (1981) directed by Mike de Leon.

“Kisapmata” (1981) directed by Mike de Leon.

True to his form, Mike De Leon once again holds up a mirror to the Filipino psyche and domestic fragmentation in all its pernicious permutations.  He skillfully skirts through the backdoors of Philippine society to uncover the underground world of the suffocating and seemingly unbreakable familial ties in Kisapmtata (1981) starring Vic Silayan, Charito Solis, and Charo Santos. The film is every bit as chilling and unsettling as a Stanley Kubrick film, a strong parallelism which can be drawn from both directors’ complete control of the mis-en-scene.

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‘Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends’ Is a Finishing Touch to a Masterpiece

BY Gina Tumlos

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends is the final installation for the Kyoto arc, and boy, what an ending it is. Those familiar with the anime will be pleased to see the appearance of a beloved character and hints of character back stories (which could *hopefully* mean a prequel) and those who were hooked just recently on Rurouni Kenshin and Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno  will be floored by the intense and deftly choreographed fight scenes this film is littered with.

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Takeru Satoh returns in ‘Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends’

Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Takeru Satoh as Kenshin Himura in “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends” (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.)

He took Manila by storm last August during a historic Asian premiere (and press conference, too!). He wowed audiences and critics alike with a calm but fiery performance in Kyoto Inferno (read our review here!). Now, Takeru Satoh returns to Philippine cinemas as the legendary Kenshin Himura in the final chapter of the epic Rurouni Kenshin trilogy – Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends.

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New comedy ‘And So It Goes’ exclusive at Ayala Malls cinemas

"And So It Goes" (Photo courtesy of Clarius Entertainment)

“And So It Goes” (Photo courtesy of Clarius Entertainment)

From acclaimed director Rob Reiner (The Bucket List, When Harry Met Sally) comes the uplifting comedy And So It Goes starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. The film will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting Sept. 24.

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‘Pudsey The Dog: The Movie’ is not for everyone

By Joanna Mendoza

Too cute for all that (Photo courtesy of Vertigo Films)

BGT’s Pudsey is too cute for his self-titled movie. (Photo courtesy of Vertigo Films)

The fact that I hadn’t heard much about Pudsey the Dog: The Movie by the time I had the chance to see it made me apprehensive about spending about 90 minutes of my life (and my husband’s… and our two sons’) watching it.

Still it was a chance for a family date, so I decided for all of us to go anyway. And before leaving for the screening, I did a little bit of research about the movie.

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Why ‘The Walking Dead’ is better than ‘Game of Thrones’

By Joanna Mendoza

Grossed out or not, I can't get enough of "The Walking Dead."

Grossed out or not, I can’t get enough of “The Walking Dead.”

A few days ago, I read a very interesting article on EW.com. It’s a TV Fight Club pitting The Walking Dead against Game of Thrones. I’ve always felt that Game of Thrones fans–at least those who are so hardcore that there’s just no room left in their pop-culture-loving hearts for another popular genre show–in some ways look down on Walking Dead fans and on the show itself.

I think that’s mighty unfair, but to each his own.

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Throwback Thursday: Robin Williams made me a very happy kid

By Joanna Mendoza

Time for a sobfest. Jack, starring Robin Williams, is one of my all-time favorite movies. (Photo courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures)

Time for a sobfest. Jack, starring Robin Williams, is one of my all-time favorite movies. (Photo courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures)

My childhood wouldn’t have been complete without Robin Williams. One of my top 5 favorite movies starred him as a 10-year-old trapped in a 40-year-old man’s body. And then, of course, there’s the Peter Pan and Genie of it all.

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