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“Pacific Rim” Movie Trailer mentions Manila

June 18, 2013 3 comments

Pacific Rim Manila

Manila once again gets special mention, this time in the main trailer of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures‘ “Pacific Rim.”  Manila again is depicted in this photo as a dirty city similar to how it was shown in another Hollywood film “The Bourne Legacy”.  I wonder what the outgoing Mayor Lim and the incoming Mayor Estrada’s reaction if they get the chance to see this film?

As narrated in the trailer (00:28) , Manila is the second city to be attacked by alien-like sea monsters originating in the Pacific Ocean. Scenes pertaining to the Manila attack are also featured, which are expected to create a sensation when the film opens locally in July.

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50 Shades of Grey and the magic of Mike

July 9, 2012 2 comments

50 shades of grey trilogy

50 shades of grey trilogy

The “50 Shades of Grey” trilogy, which has occupied slots 1, 2 and 3 of Amazon’s best-seller list for months, toted through airports and subway stations by un-self-conscious women, discussed on morning chat shows (author EL James has appeared on “The View”and “Today”), and at family get-togethers. James is estimated to be earning over $1 million a week in royalties.  Even my favorite radio DJ Delamar Arias is very open in saying that she loves reading it in the expense of being the target of her male co-DJs Chico Garcia and Gino Quillamor jokes.

In case you hadn’t heard: Channing Tatum was once a stripper and the tales told in his new film, Magic Mike, are steeped in fact, and based on his own life: In the late 90’s, Tatum dropped out of college and worked as an exotic dancer in male revues in Florida, performing under the name Chan Crawford.

Magic Mike

Magic Mike

The movie is doing pretty well in the US and is currently at no. 2 last weekend.  Haven’t you noticed that other hits like “Twilight” and “True Blood” are basically about shirtless men?

Women today are definitely changing.  They’re starting to be more open with their feelings and are not afraid to show that they are powerful in more ways than is expected of them.

So should we expect more movies with shirtless men soon?

Anne Curtis is busy filming for Blood Ransom


Anne Curtis for Blood Ransom

Anne Curtis for Blood Ransom

On my way to the office today while listening to The Morning Rush on the Radio, Delamar mentioned about the upcoming movie of Anne Curtis.  I know that she’s in the US filming a movie but didn’t know the details until now.  May 23, Anne Curtis bid goodbye to her It’s Showtime family saying that she will be out of the country for a month to pursue her dreams.  At that time, she didn’t go into the details.  After the news of Anne leaving her noontime show, Ogie Diaz broke the news on Twitter.  According to him the reason Anne was leaving Showtime was because she landed a full-length role in a Hollywood film.  Anne in response denied his statement “mali po kayo”.

Delamar, being an avid fan of Anne Curtis said that she was really intrigue by the recent tweets from Anne like saying goodbye and having her boyfriend cook for her, and the last tweet was about her leaving on a plane.  Anne broke her silence and eventually admitted that she’s filming a Holywood movie in the US called “Blood Ransom”.

Via her official Twitter account, Curtis shared that she’s shooting the film “Blood Ransom” in California.

“Blood Ransom. Coming soon.https://www.facebook.com/BloodRansom,”  Curtis tweeted.

She also shared that she’s not the only Filipino actor who’s part of movie, but did not give names.

“@vidaesperros im not the only filipino :),” she said.

Curtis also revealed that the name of the character that she will portray is Crystal.

Blood Ransom is produced by Tectonic Films and directed by Francis dela Torre, the same director who helmed Jericho Rosales’ Subject: I Love You.  Anne Curtis’ Blood Ransom is set for a 2013 release.

Aside from Anne who plays the role of Crystal, the movie also stars Clifton Powell as Detective Hobbs and Jamie Harris as Bill. Suzette Ranillo is also in the cast as Tita Paz.

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