Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Discover Better Viewing Pleasure at Market! Market! Cinemas

FYI especially to avid moviegoers :)

Press Release:

Watching the latest blockbusters is more enjoyable when the cinema provides the best moviegoing experience. Aside from superb definition and a clear audio system, the cinema should also be a comfortable venue designed with the viewers’ different needs in mind.

Market! Market! understands its shoppers’ needs by offering the latest innovations in movie viewing. The recently renovated Market! Market! Cinema 1 has better seating features and state-of-the-art equipment to give movie buffs exceptional viewing pleasure.

Market! Market! Cinema 1 gives moviegoers more than enough space with its 361-seater stadium setup, allowing full and wider views of the screen. Seats now have higher back rests, for relaxed viewing throughout the screenings. The new structure also gives wider leg room, which keeps viewers comfortable; the ample space also prevents seats from being kicked accidentally from behind, and makes it easier for viewers to move to and from their seats without bothering seatmates. Booster seats are provided for younger kids, and snack trays are available for those who may need them.

Sound quality is likewise amplified with the incomparable Dolby Digital 3D system, which provides clarity, depth and reverberating audio effects. These were especially appreciated during the special screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” which launched Cinema 1 and was attended by movie industry personalities and celebrity guests.

“Market! Market! carries on Ayala Malls Cinemas’ commitment to provide quality entertainment options for its shoppers,” says Market! Market! General Manager Joseph F. Reyes. “People can expect more improvements in our cinemas in the coming months. With the renovation and upgrading of our theater facilities, we aim to be the movie destination of choice among Bonifacio Global City’s office workers and residents.”

Cinema 1’s refurbished foyer and stadium setup give people with disabilities (PWDs) space to maneuver and areas where they can comfortably watch. Moviegoers can look forward to the aforementioned innovations, as the mall similarly upgrades Cinemas 4 and 5, and gives the cinema façade a makeover. Market! Market! keeps the movie-viewing experience memorable and worthwhile, designing the most comfortable entertainment destinations in accessible Bonifacio Global City.

Market! Market! and Ayala Malls Cinemas makes seats and tickets more conveniently accessible to its moviegoers for SureSeats can now also be accessed via SMS by texting SURESEATS to 2910 (Globe and Smart Subscribers), I-Can’s mobile apps for BPI and Bancnet Account holders and downloading SureSeats widget at Nokia’s Ovi Store. Just make sure you have registered first at www.sureseats.com.

Be a part of the fast-growing SureSeats community and speed-click your movie tickets with the M-Pass Card available in all Ayala Malls Cinemas – Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Market! Market!, Trinoma and Marquee Mall at Angeles Pampanga. Unprecedented in providing utmost convenience, aside from the ticket booth, Ayala’s SureSeats M-Pass can be reloaded anywhere, anytime via credit card and G-Cash.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Glee's Wedding Episode

For days now, I've been hearing so much about a wedding episode on Glee but I usually only get to see the short footage during commercial breaks on Jack TV. Finally, at 4 a.m. this morning, I chanced upon a replay of said episode. How lovely the wedding "march" was! Made me wish all weddings could be as joyful and un-boring as this is :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Newcomer Joins Narnia Cast in Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Having read all seven books of The Chronicles of Narnia, I'm excited that a new movie from the series will be released next month. In this adventure, Lucy and Edmund will be joined by a spoiled brat cousin. I can't wait to see how true to the book the story would be :)

Press Release:

Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader finds its latest treasure of an actor in newcomer Will Poulter who plays Eustace Scrubb, the bratty cousin of the Pevensies. Returning in their biggest 3D adventure are Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes who play Lucy and Edmund Pevensie respectively. In the film, the Pevensie children are staying at Eustace’s home when all three are dragged into Narnia via a painting on the wall depicting the ocean, which suddenly becomes terrifyingly real as gallons of water flood into the room. They surface in the ocean in Narnia, near Caspian’s ship, The Dawn Treader, and embark on an epic quest to find the seven Lost Lords.

A bright, articulate, enthusiastic, utterly charming and delightfully modest teenager, Will clearly relishes the big opportunity that working with director Michael Apted and co-stars Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes (who have all appeared in the Narnia films before), represents. For him, this particular adventure was a dream come true especially on the shores of Australia where the film was also shot. “I loved being in Australia,” he says. “I loved the people I worked with and we got to work in a giant water tank – that was so cool. We also learned to scuba dive and I learned sword fighting too, which was fantastic. Finally, I had to work with a blue screen, which was weird but fun. After work I would go surfing and I loved doing that. Actually, I can’t begin to describe how much fun it was. I had the best time.”

Born and raised in London and in many ways, Will is like any other English boy of the same age. He also loves to act and made a very promising start in the professional world of filmmaking at just 14 years old when he starred in the charming British comedy Son Of Rambow. He credits his drama teacher at school, The Harrodian, for inspiring him to take the plunge and go for the role of Lee Carter. “My teacher, Laura Lawson, put me up for my first audition for Son of Rambow,” he says. “I kind of owe everything to her. She’s been amazing to me.”

When Michael Apted (“Amazing Grace,” “The World Is Not Enough,” “Nell”) first auditioned young Will for the part of Eustace Scrubb, the vastly experienced director was obviously impressed. Typically, though, Will himself was convinced that he didn’t stand a chance. “I was absolutely terrified.”

“Eustace is really a horrible, horrible guy,” Will explains of his role. “He’s obnoxious, at times arrogant, and quite defensive of himself, and he’s very much against the whole idea of Narnia and talking creatures,” he says.

“I felt really guilty that I had to subject that many people to a brat like that for six months,” he laughs. “But it was also really good fun and I absolutely loved playing the part—it was tough but I absolutely loved it.”

“Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” opens December 9 in theatres nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Profiles of Winners in BPI's 2010 Search for Ten Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children

Press Release:

The Bank of the Philippine Islands initiated the Search for Ten Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children with the objective of honoring the children of Overseas Filipinos and to promote the value of education, culture of excellence, and nationalistic pride among Overseas Filipinos and their families. (Related post about the awarding ceremony itself can be found here).

Here's the list of 2010 awardees and their profiles:

Ibang Klaseng Talino Awardees

Lynn Migel Q. Estoque
AB-International Studies
Ateneo de Davao University

Lynn, 4th year student of Ateneo de Davao University, is taking up International Studies Major in Asian Studies and Minor in Economics. Her father, Edwardo, is currently a financial advisor in East Timor. She believes that education is the essential foundation for the advancement and progression of a nation.

Maria Angela H. Mariano
BS Business Administration and Accountancy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Maria Angela, a first year college student from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, is taking up Business Administration and Accountancy. Her mother, Emma Hernandez, a nurse in Saudi Arabia, has been an OFW since Maria Angela was in grade four. Angela believes that as a child of an Expat Pinoy, she is one of the many stories that can inspire the youth today to become agents of change for the society.

Kirsten Therese T. Lestor
Bachelor of Science Major in Microbiology
University of Sto. Tomas

Kirsten, a first year Microbiology student at the University of Sto. Tomas, dreams of building a hospital for the marginalized or financially challenged part of the society. Her father, Crispin Lestor Jr., is a Preventive and Electrical Maintenance of Power Plant in Saudi Arabia.

John Jefferson V. Besa
BS Biology Major in Human Biology
De La Salle University-Dasmariñas

John Jefferson is a third year Human Biology major at the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas. His father, Bernie, has been working as a seafarer for 10 years now in Japan.

Lord Leomer B. Pomperada
Bachelor of Arts Major in Consular and Diplomatic Affairs
De La Salle College of Saint Benilde

A third year student at De La Salle College of St. Benilde taking up Consular and Diplomatic Affairs, Lord Leomer is a youth advocate for the deaf and a volunteer tutor for out of school youth. Active in both academic and non-academic activities, he is currently running for magna cum laude in his school. His father, Leopoldo, is a Chief Marine Engineer in China.

Reynold L. Orsua
Bachelor of Philosophy and Legal Studies (PH B L.St.)
Saint Louis University

Reynold, a fourth year Philosophy and Legal Studies student at Saint Louis University in Baguio, is a debater, environment advocate and student leader. His father, Reynaldo, has been working as sewer in the Saudi Arabia for almost 17 years.

Richmond G. Calunsag
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Philippine Normal University

Richmond is a fourth year Bachelor of Science in Physics student at the Philippine Normal University and a scholar of the Department of Science and Technology. Inspired by his father’s sacrifice and love for their family to be able to make the Philippines a better place to live in, Richmond promised himself that he will become a teacher—the “best teacher” that is. His father, Jose Calunsag has been a tailor and master cutter in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 15 years.

Ibang Klaseng Entrepreneur Awardee

Erilyn Marie V. Dagan
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Management
University of Asia and the Pacific

From being a card agent and distributor, Erilyn Marie’s father, William, climbed the ropes and became the manager of the system operations of the prepaid cards under his company and the first Filipino to own a telephone company in Japan. Her father’s entrepreneurial spirit inspired Erilyn Marie to do well in school and become an entrepreneur as well. Her business, “order regalo” is a gift delivery service for OFWs in Japan. She dreams of expanding her business and be able to offer it as well for OFWs in other countries.

Ibang Klaseng Community Leader Awardee

Florence Marie D. Bayer
BSBA Major in Marketing Management
Assumption College, San Lorenzo

Florence Marie is a third year Marketing Management student at the Assumption College. Her father, Lito, is a Mechanical Engineer in Saudi Arabia. Florence Marie believes that by promoting discipline and determination among individuals, encouraging each to be responsible, motivating the community to work together, educating people to prevent and eliminate transgression, and addressing the nation’s concerns promptly and efficiently, will build the nation and fulfill the Filipino dream.

Ibang Klaseng Athlete

Jose Renato S. Unso
BS Psychology
De La Salle University

A third year Psychology student, Jose Renato has been juggling his academic and athletic activities exceptionally, being a scholar at the De La Salle University. He is an award-winning athlete, having earned Thomasian Athlete of the year, Benavides Outstanding Achievement Award, Most Valuable Player of the University of Sto. Tomas in 2008; PGMA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Athletics in 2008; and UAAP Seasons 69 and 70 Most Valuable Player for Track and Field Juniors. His mother, April Maria Milagrosa Unso is an Education Teacher in Singapore.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

James Cameron to Direct Avatar 2 & 3

FYI Avatar fans out there!

Press Release:

Oscar®-winning filmmaker James Cameron follows his history-making and revolutionary motion picture event with two films that continue the mythology of the world he created in the highest grossing film of all-time “Avatar.”

Moving forward with the most anticipated films of the next decade, Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman announced that Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Cameron has agreed to make AVATAR 2 and 3 as his next films.

Cameron, who had always viewed Avatar as the creation of a new world and mythology, will begin work on the scripts early next year with an eye towards commencing production later in 2011. Cameron have yet to decide if he will shoot the films back-to-back after he completes the scripts, but the release of the first, as yet untitled sequel, is targeted for December 2014, with the third film contemplated for a December 2015 release to be produced. Both films will be produced by Cameron and Jon Landau for Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment.

“Avatar is not only the highest grossing movie of all time, it is a created universe based on the singular imagination and daring of James Cameron, who also raised the consciousness of people worldwide to some of the greatest issues facing our planet,” said Rothman and Gianopulos. “We had no higher priority, and can feel no greater joy, than enabling Jim to continue and expand his vision of the world of Avatar. This is a great day in the history of our company, and we thank Jim, Jon Landau, Rae Sanchini and all of their team and all of our Fox colleagues throughout the world, who have made this possible.” Lightstorm partner Rae Sanchini negotiated the deal on Lightstorm’s behalf.

Commented Cameron: "It is a rare and remarkable opportunity when a filmmaker gets to build a fantasy world, and watch it grow, with the resources and partnership of a global media company. Avatar was conceived as an epic work of fantasy – a world that audiences could visit, across all media platforms, and this moment marks the launch of the next phase of that world. With two new films on the drawing boards, my company and I are embarking on an epic journey with our partners at Twentieth Century Fox. Our goal is to meet and exceed the global audience's expectations for the richness of Avatar’s visual world and the power of the storytelling. In the second and third films, which will be self contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of Avatar’s visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world. I'm looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild."

“It is very exciting to be teaming again with our partners at Fox to give audiences the opportunity to return to Pandora,” said producer Jon Landau. “With the first movie, Jim only scratched the surface of the stories he wants to tell and the creatures and world he wants to create. Now we will continue his vision.”

Avatar is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in nearly $2.8 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time. Avatar won Golden Globe® awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Director; and was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and won Oscars for art direction, visual effects and cinematography.

In Avatar, Cameron takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination and limitations, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization.

Avatar was written by Cameron from an idea he nurtured for over a decade, while working on the technology necessary to realize its wholly imagined world. Working with Joe Letteri and his team at Peter Jackson’s WETA Digital, Cameron created a fully immersive 3D cinematic experience of a new kind, where revolutionary technology that was invented to make the film disappeared into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story.

Avatar 2 & 3 will mark Cameron’s latest collaborations with Twentieth Century Fox, a relationship that spans 25 years and marks one of the most successful filmmaker-studio alliances in motion picture history. Cameron and Fox first joined forces in 1985 for “Aliens,” which became a sci-fi classic. Next came “The Abyss,” which revolutionized visual effects technology; and “True Lies,” a blockbuster starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 1996, Fox greenlighted Cameron’s “Titanic,” which became the most successful film in history, and won a record-breaking eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Jollibee Kids Meal Toys for November 2010

Press Release:

Take the fun outside with the Jollibee Kids Meal Outdoor Fun Adventure collectibles! Kids can play with the lovable Jollibee, Hetty, Popo, Twirlie and Yum in their first-ever action figure versions that also double as tools for school. Available from November 1 to 30, these awesome toys come with with every delicious Jollibee Kids Meal.

See Jollibee skate and spin with Jollibee Ruler Skater. Pull the toy backwards and then release to watch him skate. For a spinning motion, slide Jollibee towards the back of the skateboard, pull the entire toy backward and then let go. To reveal the hidden ruler, just slide it out from underneath the skateboard.

Make stamp designs with Hetty as she skips rope with the Hetty Skip N’ Stamp. Just remove the stamp cover from her shoes, and wind her up to make her skip rope.

The boys can grab the Popo Stamping Scooter. Just remove the stamp cover, push Popo on the floor and watch his foot sway. The wheel of the scooter also makes stamp designs!

Dance with Twirlie with the Twirlie Hula-Hooper Sharpener. Just wind her up to watch her hula-hoop and dance. There’s also a sharpener under her feet that can be used for crayons.

Kids can also have fun with the Yum Pogo Pen by making him hop around on his pogo stick. They can also detach the pogo stick from the base and use as a cool pen.

Grab these collectibles with every Jollibee Kids Meal. Kids can choose from their favorite treats like the Yumburger, Spaghetti, 1-pc Burger Steak and the 1-pc. Chickenjoy meals, for only P72 to P98. Head down to the nearest Jollibee store and collect the Jollibee Kids Meal Outdoor Fun Adventure toys and school buddies before they run out!
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