Monday, April 29, 2013
As the summer season nears its end, SM Cinema offers everyone something to look forward to with the May line up of SM Cinexclusives. This month’s line-up is composed of a diverse range of films from horror, thriller, action, drama to anime, to suit each one’s preference.
To kick off the month of May, the horror, sci-fi thriller Dark Skies will screen on May 1. The movie tells the story of a suburban family. When a strange and disturbing series of events begin happening to their family, husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret find out that a deadly force is targeting them. They decide to take the matters into their own hands in order to save their family from grave danger.
Anime Fanatics have a lot to celebrate this month with two big anime films set to screen this May as part of SM Cinema’s Cinexclusives. First up is One Piece Film Z which opens on May 1. The story takes place in the New World, where a conspiracy is shaking the very pillars of its people’s existence. In addition, Dyna Stone, the Marine’s Trump Card similar to the Ancient Weapons, has been stolen. It is believed that the notorious and powerful former Marine Admiral “Z” (Black Arm Zephyr), whom nobody has seen, is the culprit. Through Oda’s words and drawings, the corps begins to believe that Z is someone with human features but equipped with cyborg qualities and unimaginable power. The Marine Headquarters move forward to rid the New World of the menace. One Piece Film Z was an ultra box office hit in Japan for four consecutive weeks raking in an estimate of $62,867,135 during its four week run.
The second Anime film to be screened on SM Cinema is Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge, which will open on May 15. Kurapika takes revenge on the crime group Phantom Troup for killing his entire clan for their unique eyes that turn scarlet when they get angry. Along the way, he finds out that his own “scarlet eyes” have been stolen. Through the help of Gon, Killua and Leorio, Kurapika is spared from death, only to be trapped by the deadly Phantom Troupe. Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge sold an astounding 357,976 on its opening alone and earned $5,143,930 on its opening weekend.
Those who wish to see a local drama can catch Leona Calderon on May 8. The indie local movie stars the iconic actress Pilar Pilapil. Leona Calderon is a music lover who makes a living by cleaning establishments and private homes. With her positive and happy disposition, other people can’t help but be attracted by her. One of Leona’s landlord dreams of dancing with her to her favorite song while another admirer, a homeless man, fancies her for her positive personality. As the family’s breadwinner, Leona dreams of retiring one day on the island of her birth and enjoy the company of her family, but her life suddenly turns upside down when she was diagnosed with cancer. Leona is faced with a hard decision: to stay in another country for the free treatment of her cancer or go back to her homeland but spend all her savings on expensive treatments. Leona Calderon is the opening film of the 2012 Gwangju International Film Festival.
Opening with the Anime flick Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge on May 15 is the Comedy film Gambit starring Cameron Diaz and Oscar winning actor Colin Firth. The movie is about an art curator who plans to con his abusive boss into buying a fake Monet. But to make his plan work, he needs to team up with an eccentric Texas Rodeo Queen.
On May 29, British action superstar Jason Statham will grace the SM Cinema screens in his latest action flick Hummingbird. After a traumatic military stint in Afghanistan where he witnessed his entire team annihilated, Joey Jones returns to London to forget his past and stay out of trouble. When an opportunity for him to assume a wealthy man’s identity arises, he takes this chance as a way to live a
new life. But one day, he finds his girlfriend dead in the river. He uses his connections with the Chinese mob to find out who murdered his girlfriend. Despite having promised to live a life away from trouble, he decides to break his own rules to avenge his girlfriend’s death. Hummingbird was written by the acclaimed screenwriter Steven Knight.
With the different big local and foreign SM Cinexclusive films slated this month movie goers will surely enjoy their movie experience at SM Cinema. SM Cinema has over 240 theaters in 44 branches nationwide. With the 100% Digital theaters nationwide, movie goers are guaranteed better viewing experience with crystal clear visual and audio quality of the digitized theaters of all SM Cinema theaters.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Quorum Group of Companies, responsible for the country’s premier sports retail stores Toby’s Sports, RUNNR and urbanAthletics is once again breaking new ground in the retail front with the launched of MOVE -- the fitness lifestyle store. Located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, deemed by many locals as the burgeoning Mecca of fitness, with running trails and parks aplenty, MOVE guarantees its customers a new shopping experience that will help them become fitter, healthier, and happier with its multifaceted approach to fitness.
Conceptualized by the same team responsible for the award-winning RUNNR specialty store chain, MOVE aims to change the way people approach health and fitness. Inspired by the quote from Aristotle,”Life is Movement”, Quorum President Toby Claudio found himself with a burning desire to change lives by simply getting people to move to stay fit. To do that, MOVE fitness lifestyle store offers its customers a goal-based approach called the “MOVE BODY PROJECT” to their store experience.
The Move Body Project starts off with a free full-body composition analysis using a state-of-the art machine previously available only in hospitals. Then MOVE’s fitness consultants assist customers in identifying their state of health and help them marks the starting point of their journey to better fitness. Following the analysis, MOVE then aids the customer in choosing the appropriate equipment from their wide selection of fitness gear to achieve one of four goals – Burn, Build, Active or Perform. Moreover, MOVE ensures that every customer leaves their store knowing how to properly use each piece of equipment by prescribing basic workouts. To show how serious it is in helping its customers get fit, MOVE provides motivation by encouraging customers to come back after 90 days to get tested again and rewarding them with prizes if they achieve their goal.
Currently, MOVE carries equipment, accessories and apparel from some of the world’s leading fitness brands such as Startrac, Sole, Danskin, Proteus, JK, Go Fit, Biggest Loser, TRX, Polar, Theraband, CW-X Compression Wear, and so much more.
For more information, contact (02) 403 1787 or visit MOVE Fitness Lifestyle Store at Two Parkade 30th Street of Fort Bonifacio Global City or log on to www.movefitness.com.ph @movefitnessph
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
After opening 2013 with a lavish 4-party New Year’s Eve Countdown in January, greeting the auspicious Chinese New Year with the oriental festivities of the Imperial Festival in February, and launching into an Epic Summer with a sexy and star-studded Maxims Hotel Pool Party this April, Resorts World Manila goes all out at the end of the first quarter with its Sundown Sounds musicfest at the Newport Mall Plaza.
With the most sought-after local bands in the country performing free gigs to guests, the one-stop, nonstop tourism destination for ultimate thrills turns into an alternative music haven akin to famous summer music festivals as the Lollapalooza and Coachella.
Soul Republic last April 22, as guitar-driven music with 60’s and 80’s pop sensibilities courtesy of the Itchyworms twins with the fusion rock of Amistad last April 23.
April 26 -- The heavy and gritty sounds of Sandwich will headlines with the dreamy pop tunes of Moonstar 88.
April 27 -- Pinoy rock legends The Dawn will shares the spotlight with the folk-wave psychedelic musings of Join The Club.
April 28 -- premium rockers Spongecola will joins pop-punk collaboration project Save Me Hollywood
April 29 -- Eclectic power quartet Up Dharma Down and 8-piece rock collective Tanya Markova will rock the house.
For the last day of the event, Rastafarian-inspired heavy reggae masters Franco will perform a finale set with veterans of reggae rock Indio I on April 30.
Other enticing promos and attractions complement Sundown Sounds including the ‘Millionaire’s Month’ raffle which gives 21 lucky RWM members a chance to become millionaires, enticing hotel promos at Remington Hotel and Maxims Hotel, plus tempting dining offers such as Filipino-themed resto Mercado’s Php188 buffet and Cantonese fine dining restaurant Passion’s all-you-can-eat dimsum at Php750.
Visit www.rwmanila.com or call (632) 908-8833 for full schedules, promos, and other attractions at Resorts World Manila—where nothing compares.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Fresh from the box-office success of his and Kathryn Bernardo’s first movie team-up “Must Be…Love” and the multiple awards that his song “Nasa ‘Yo Na Ang Lahat” bagged from the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2013, Star Records’ platinum-selling recording artist will go all-out for his concert.
Daniel Padilla, the country’s hottest young actor-singer is set to conquer the Big Dome on April 30 for his post-birthday concert.
“I’ll do everything to make the show successful,” said Daniel with his favorite ‘old school rock’ music dedicated to his young supporters.
“This concert is my gift to my fans. It’s my way of saying thank you to all the support they have given me. We’ll just enjoy on that day."
“Daniel LIVE: A Birthday Concert” in Smart-Araneta Coliseum will start at 7:30pm on April 30. Tickets are now available at Ticketnet outlets and at Smart Araneta Coliseum Box Office (Yellow Gate). Simply call 911-5555 or log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph
For more updates about “Daniel LIVE: A Birthday Concert,” visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Resorts World Manila (RWM), the premier one-stop, nonstop tourism and entertainment destination in the country, is once again home to the richest poker tournament – Manila Millions 2013.
For the second year in a row, Resorts World Manila played host to some of the biggest names in the poker world in an event set at its exclusive Genting Club last April 18 and 19.
Manila Millions 2013 attracted the most renowned names in poker, including 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Joe Hachem, World Series of Poker 2-bracelet winner J.C. Tran, 2006 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star winner Nam Le, and last year’s Manila Millions champion Allan Le. Currently, more than 40 big name players from around the world are expected to participate in the said event.
This prestigious poker event promised to be more thrilling this year as Resorts World Manila, together with co-presenter Asian Poker Tour (APT), anticipates another record-setting high-stakes contest. With a buy-in of HK$1,000,000 and a total pot prize similar to last year’s at the HK$32 million mark (or over US$4 million), Manila Millions 2013 is undoubtedly the biggest poker tournament in the Philippines, and one of the biggest in Asia.
And the winner is Joseph Cheong!
Manila Millions 2013 is the highlight of APT Philippines 2013, which held in Resorts World Manila from April 17-24. The integrated resort has been the official venue of APT Philippines since 2010.
The only tourism destination in the country capable of accommodating large-scale and world-class poker events, Resorts World Manila also hosts the National Poker League of Australia every November, drawing hundreds of tourists to the country.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Rap artist and composer John Rendez is back to the recording scene.
It took him exactly a year to finish the new all-rap album, from conceptualizing the type and quality of its contents, to composing the new rap songs, to deciding on some "updates" to his previous compositions.
Everything fell into place and on October 1 last year, John Rendez, together with Ms. Nora Aunor, his long-time friend and now business manager, has inked a distribution deal with PolyEast Records for the release of the new John Rendez CD album, titled "Metaldog"/"There Can Only Be One".
A follow-up to the self-titled album John did years ago, also bearing the "Metaldog" tag, with its carrier single, "There Can Only Be One" (a new original composition), the album is a decided mix of so-called "high end" rap and what may be regarded as "low end/pang-masa" hip-hop beat.
The experience of doing the whole album was as fulfilling as John has envisioned.
"It's good to be back to what I love doing most! Couldn't think of any other thing as fulfilling," said John.
No less than the bosses from PolyEast Records, Mr. Jesmon Chua and Mr. Chito Ilagan, the album distributor, would attest to the CD rap album's great potential to become a qualified hit.
"It's very positive. It's worth the long wait. I can now say I'm a professional composer!" John noted.
"It's really no great surprise, every rap song, very up-to-date music!" said John.
For his second album, John Rendez collaborated with noted music composer, Jonathan Ong, with mixing (mixdowns) by Robert Javier and Tony D.
"We clicked together, so good! Wala akong masabi!" he intoned. "Jonathan Ong is the best! And Tony D. and Robert Javier, from the Sonic State Studio, in Mandaluyong, very, very good!
"These are heavily influenced by my past. But you know what? It's also Pinoy rap influence," John stated.
"This is my music," he said. "This is the quality of my character.
If you want to know what kind of a person I am, listen to my music.”
"This is the statement of the person that I am, at this time; the person that I was, and also the person (to remember me by)," he also said, with words deeply felt.
John hopes that "people try to understand it. I'm not gonna be something that I'm not; not gonna be something original.”
"I think, maybe, I'm gonna find a balance of my skills, my state of mind, and my 'feel' for what's 'in' nowadays. “
"If you don't like me, it's okay. You can't please everyone. I just want my music to be given it's own chance."
PINOY RAP INFULENCE. Eleven original compositions make up this new rap album by John Rendez, including: There Can Only Be One, No More Musik By The Suckers, Ratt9MM, Metaldog, Kembotan, Everybody Sayaw (relieving John's early years on television, via ABS-CBN's "Ready Set Go!" in the early '90s). Under the Ground, Sowerzitat?, Domination, Coming To A Theater Near You, and a semi-novelty Tagalog rap, Plastik Pala.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Summer won’t be complete without your favorite flipflops/slippers.
And here’s another brand of flipflops that for sure you will love. Aside from the coziness that will give to your feet they also offer high-quality at affordable price. Carribean Footwear launched their summer 2013 collections "Urban Safari." It’s nice to know that Carribean price ranges from P179.99 to P300.
Do you know guys that Carribean Footwear is 100% Pinoy made? Yes, these trendy, stylish, and colourful flip-flops are 100% Proudly Pinoy. And let’s all be proud of Carribean Footwear. Available at Landmark for only P170-P300.
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It has also an Anti-Slip Technology that will prevent you from slipping when you accidentally stepped on something slippery.
Monday, April 1, 2013
One of Japan’s top ladies’ hairstyling brands and Singapore’s no.1 ladies’ hairstyling brand is now available in the Philippines.
Presenting! Lúcido-L Hair Supplement is the answer for your soft, manageable, beautiful hair. It will lessens the hassles and reverses the damage brought about by other hair treatment products.
According to Hirotsogu Ohashi, General Manager for Mandom Philippines Corporation, Lúcido-L, “aims to provide long lasting, moisturizing treatment by restoring your hair’s natural moisture retaining system.” At the recently concluded launch of Lúcido-L, Ohashi explains, “The main reason for split ends and curls’ falling flat is due to lack of moisture in our hair.”
Healthy hair should have the ability to retain moisture. This is where Cell Membrane Complex, or CMC, plays a vital role. A CMC-like ingredient is present in all Lúcido-L products.
How does CMC work?
Ohashi says, “CMC exists among cuticles and cortex cells to help them bond with each other, and also works as a path to transport water to cells. When CMC is lost due to hair damage, cuticles and cortex cells break away, reducing the water-maintaining ability of the hair.”
Hirotsogu Ohashi, General Manager for Mandom Philippines Corporation
Lúcido-L Hair Treatment Oil is recommended for permed hair and helps maintain a soft, bouncy look. It softens and smoothens by repairing dry and damaged hair while you sleep, as CMC-like ingredients fill up the damaged strands.
Lúcido-L Hair Styling Milk is for girls who want pretty, tamed hair all day long. It contains Hyaluronic Acid that coats and deeply penetrates hair strands, keeping them soft and tangle-free. Lúcido-L products have a light, fruity-floral fragrance.
Lúcido-L Hair Make Supplement is exclusively available at all Watsons outlets.