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D23 Expo 2017: Updates on Disney, Marvel, 'Star Wars' movies

D23 Expo 2017: Updates on Disney, Marvel, 'Star Wars' movies.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 17th, 2017

Disney launches own streaming app in PH, costs P149 monthly on Globe

MANILA, Philippines – Entertainment titan Disney launched their own on-demand video streaming app, DisneyLife, Friday, May 25.  DisneyLife will be host to a wealth of Disney content – spanning their 4 properties, Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, and Pixar – from animated shows, behind-the-scene videos, music, and full movies. Disney said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Iron Man director Favreau to create Star Wars TV series

LOS ANGELES — Jon Favreau, director of the Iron Man and Jungle Book movies, will write and produce a live-action Star Wars series for an upcoming Walt Disney Co. streaming service, the company announced on Thursday last week. Favreau previously voiced a character in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and has a […] The post Iron Man director Favreau to create Star Wars TV series appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

‘Black Panther’ Is Top Grossing Feb Movie Ever Released

Disney and Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” has grossed a spectacular USD400 million in North America through Sunday and is the highest grossing movie ever released in the month of February. The superhero film continued to dominate North American box office with an estimated USD108.04 million, becoming the second-highest second weekend of all-time behind “Star Wars: […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M weekend

  NEW YORK --- A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the Walt Disney Co. blew past expectations to become the fifth-highest-grossing debut ever, not adjusting for inflation, following only "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Jurassic World" and "The Avengers." In estimates Sunday, Disney predicted a four-day holiday weekend of $218 million domestically and a global debut of $361 million. Though the film's international footpri...Keep on reading: ‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M weekend.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Female heroes lead 2017’s top three highest-grossing movies in North America

The North American box office was led by movies with female protagonists in 2017. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman" garnered the top three spots in the highest-grossing movies of 2017 in the US and Canada, according to figures from Box Office Mojo. While some fans weren't hot for "The Last Jedi," the movie fronted by Daisy Ridley as Rey proved to be a hit among a lot of other fans. It also featured its first female person of color in a lead role through Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico. READ: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' gets a multiracial cast--finally Women were also seen in military positions in the space saga, with a powerful last performance...Keep on reading: Female heroes lead 2017’s top three highest-grossing movies in North America.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi mostly finds its force with critics

LOS ANGELES — Star Wars: The Last Jedi won warm reviews from most critics on Tuesday, a day before the latest installment in the sci-fi saga began hitting movie theaters worldwide in what is projected to be the biggest-grossing movie of 2017. The Walt Disney Co. movie received four or five stars from most reviewers, […] The post Star Wars: The Last Jedi mostly finds its force with critics appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Box Office: ‘Coco’ wins as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ waits in the wings

The Disney-Pixar film is now one of four 2017 titles to top the domestic box office for three weekends in a row......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

D23 Expo 2017: Updates on Disney-Pixar's 8 upcoming animated films

D23 Expo 2017: Updates on Disney-Pixar's 8 upcoming animated films.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2017

Solo: A Star Wars Story struggles to take off in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES — Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest prequel in the hugely popular film franchise, struggled to achieve escape velocity this holiday weekend, with an estimated $101-million four-day take falling far below expectations. Analysts had predicted the Disney/Lucasfilm project — directed by Ron Howard and with Alden Ehrenreich as a young version of […] The post Solo: A Star Wars Story struggles to take off in opening weekend appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

NEW YORK --- In the largest disturbance yet in Disney's otherwise lucrative reign over "Star Wars," the Han Solo spinoff "Solo: A Star Wars Story" opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 million in ticket sales over the three-day weekend in North American theaters. Disney estimated Sunday that "Solo" will gross $101 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, a figure below even the opening weekends of the much-derided "Star Wars" prequels. Last week, forecasts ran as high as $150 million for the four-day haul of "Solo." Overseas ticket sales were even worse. "Solo," starring Alden Ehrenreich in the role made iconic by Harrison Ford, grossed $65 million in...Keep on reading: ‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Han Solo battles tougher reviews, along with galactic bad guys

HAN SOLO has been frozen in carbonite, made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, and helped blow up a Death Star or two, but more than the fate of the Galactic Republic rests on his leather-jacketed shoulders. With the new film Solo: A Star Wars Story hitting theaters, Walt Disney Co. is trying […] The post Han Solo battles tougher reviews, along with galactic bad guys appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

From ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Marvel celebrates 10 years of movie hits

  The Marvel universe continues to ride high in Hollywood. As well as marking the 10th anniversary of the Marvel movie franchise, the studio's latest release, "Avengers: Infinity War" is already setting new box-office records. The most lucrative movie franchise With 19 films to its name, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the movie world's biggest franchise, coming way ahead of "Star Wars" with its current count of 10 films. Combining total box-office grosses worldwide, the Marvel Cinematic Universe holds the record as the most lucrative movie franchise, with grosses topping $13 billion. This impressive figure once again surpasses the "Star Wars" movie franchise ($8 billi...Keep on reading: From ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Marvel celebrates 10 years of movie hits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Avatar director Cameron traces roots of sci-fi movie explosion

LOS ANGELES — Avatar director James Cameron’s latest project takes audiences back to the humble beginnings of science fiction movies, long before films like Star Wars sold billions of dollars worth of tickets and dominated popular culture. In a six-part documentary series that debuts on US cable network AMC on Monday, Cameron explores the B-movies […] The post Avatar director Cameron traces roots of sci-fi movie explosion appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

WATCH: New Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer is out

MANILA, Philippines – Star Wars fans, brace yourselves.  On Monday, April 9, Disney released a new trailer for "Solo: A Star Wars Story." The movie is slated for wide release in May 2018 and will be screened days earlier at the Festival de Cannes.  The trailer opens with Qi'Ra (played by Game ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Hollywood’s overseas lifeline shows peril in trade dispute

OVERSEAS ticket sales saved the day for Hollywood last year. Worldwide box-office revenue grew 5% to $40.6 billion in 2017, even as movie-going slumped in the US and Canada, the largest market, according to a report Wednesday from the Motion Picture Association of America. The worldwide figure was bolstered by globe-striding behemoths like Star Wars: […] The post Hollywood’s overseas lifeline shows peril in trade dispute appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

‘Annihilation’ Put Women’s Strengths on Display

I don't know what's going on but recently in film and television there has been an influx of female leads. And I'm not complaining. There have been reboots of movies where there were originally a full male cast like Ghostbusters and the Ocean's 11 franchise. And who can forget the strong female roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. More recently, Natalie Portman along with other talented actresses starred in a sci-fi, thriller film entitled Annihilation. Which is based on a novel of the same name. The story follows five women who enter "the shimmer" trying to find the source of this other-worldly thing that seems to be consuming the earth little ...Keep on reading: ‘Annihilation’ Put Women’s Strengths on Display.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

STAR HOTSHOT: Rafi Reavis will be forever relevant

It was early in 2017 when Rafi Reavis proved that he's still relevant. More than just relevant, in fact. In Game 2 of the Manila Clasico semifinals featuring Ginebra and Star, Reavis was the "star" for the Hotshots in the clutch, grabbing two crucial offensive rebounds in the last 20 seconds to deny the Gin Kings any chance of a "Never Say Die" comeback. With seven seconds to go in the ball game, the then 39-year-old Rafi calmly made two pressure-packed free throws and Star took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7. "I got a lot left in the tank, man. A lot left," Reavis said then. He was right. STAR BOY Literally a week after his heroics against Ginebra in Game 2 of last year's series, Reavis played his best game in a long, long time in Game 5. Rafi dropped 17 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Hotshots to a crucial 3-2 lead. While Star ended up losing in seven games, that was perhaps Reavis' best performance in the last four or five years, including the current year were having right now. And yet even then, the veteran forward was the least surprised. It's as if he knew. He's going to be relevant in the league until he decides he's done. "I'm not surprised at all. That's me," Reavis said in 2017. "That's the way I play. That's what I'm always trying to do, just be a leader, trying to do what's needed. The only thing that matters is the W. However that comes, I'll go with it," he added. ALL I DO IS WIN It's kinda cool for Rafi Reavis to say that he'll go with winning, regardless of how his team gets there. Over the course of his current 16-year PBA career, Reavis has done a lot of winning. Seriously, a lot. Rafi has 10 PBA championships and up until the 2017 Commissioner's Cup, he was the winningest active player in the league. He's won with different teams as well. Reavis picked up his first pair of titles with the old Coca-Cola Tigers before winning another two with Brgy. Ginebra. When he landed at Purefoods, Reavis would win six more championships, including the Grand Slam in 2014. Simply put, Rafi Reavis is an asset to any team. A valuable asset. He's done all that winning in a way only he knows how. "Defense. Defense wins championships," Reavis said. "I don't care about the glamour, the points, the fame. I don't need that,  that's not what gets me paid. Being part of a team that was winning a championship, that's all I care about. I'm team first and I'm all about the big goal, the big picture," he added. PLASTIKMAN Rafi's Twitter handle is @Plastikman. If it sounds familiar, it's almost a play on the local comics superhero "Lastikman" which is a character is most definitely based from Marvel's Mister Fantastic. Fifteen years ago in 2003, "Bossing" Vic Sotto gave the character life in a movie and while this useless rambling doesn't necessarily say and mean that Rafi was inspired by it and put his own twist to the name, it does make some sense. Reavis has some pretty long arms and legs, which come in handy while he's trying to defend the paint. His physical gifts and his brilliant mind make him the basketball player that he is. A player relevant to this day. "He's very smart, ang taas ng basketball IQ niya. Plus the fact na ano siya, hindi siya nagpapabaya. Yung katawan niya, inaalagaan niya talaga," Chito Victolero said of Reavis. Victolero was teammates with Rafi in the old MBA and he was the second overall pick in the 2002 Draft. Now he's Reavis' head coach with Magnolia. "He won a lot of championships and he knows what to do. Siguro mas beterano pa siya sakin in terms of dun sa loob ng court eh. I trust him very much and alam ko kung ano yung ginagawa niya," Victolero added. Sticking with the superhero theme, Reavis wants to add something to his list of achievements that's outside of winning championships. Plastikman wants to outlast the Rock in the PBA. "I'm trying to take care of myself and that guy, he's amazing," 40-year-old Reavis said of 45-year-old Asi Taulava, NLEX's center and the 2003 PBA Most Valuable Player that is still going strong as well. "I think he just had a birthday recently and it's going to make it a little harder for me but I can do it. I'm having fun. And I think as long as I play for a guy like coach Chito, I can meet that goal," he added. BREAKING RECORDS Rafi Reavis was the league's winningest active player up until the 2017 Commissioner's Cup. When San Miguel Beer won last year's mid-season prize, Yancy De Ocampo joined Reavis at the top with 10 titles. Yancy was the no. 1 pick in 2002 and Rafi was second. San Miguel and Magnolia are currently locked in a heated Finals for the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup and either De Ocampo or Reavis will take over as the winnigest active player in less than two weeks time. "None of that really means anything to me," Reavis said, doubling down on his team-first mentality. "I think it will probably mean something when I'm all said and done and my career is over with, but I'm still an active player. I have a duty to perform. It's all great and it's all glory but at the end of the day it doesn't really mean anything," he added. ALL I WANT TO DO IS KEEP WINNING It was in early 2017 when Rafi Reavis made it known that he still has a lot left in his tank. Fast forward to 2018 in Game 1 of the Philippine Cup Finals against San Miguel and Reavis practically won the Purefoods franchise yet another Finals game. With the Hotshots holding on to a two-point lead with 2.2 seconds, Reavis disrupted San Miguel's final offensive possession basically by himself to make sure Magnolia completed a comeback from 20 points down. Rafi first tipped the inbound pass to foil the Beermen's first option for June Mar Fajardo and after Arwind Santos picked the ball up to shoot a game-tying jumper, Reavis was there too to block the shot. Rafi Reavis has won a lot but he wants to keep winning. "We're still  active so we're still out there trying to get one more," he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Marvel man Jon Favreau to direct Star Wars series

LOS ANGELES, USA – Veteran filmmaker Jon Favreau is to write and executive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Jeff Goldblum stars in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Blu-ray short film as Darryl’s roommate

The Marvel Cinematic Universe's unlikeliest member makes a third appearance in a new exclusive short included in the "Thor: Ragnarok" Blu-ray release. According to Disney, now that Thor has gone off to save his people, everyday guy Darryl played by Australian actor Daley Pearson is looking for a new roommate. Along comes the recently dethroned and possibly homeless Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum. Titled "Team Darryl", the new short shows Grandmaster moving in with Darryl, making life all the more interesting. Goldblum previously hinted at the short back in October 2017 during an interview with Radio Times. "I shot a thing with Taika, where there's a roommate in Aust...Keep on reading: Jeff Goldblum stars in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Blu-ray short film as Darryl’s roommate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Derek no longer the second choice for latest flick

  This time, I'm no second choice," declared actor Derek Ramsay, referring to the latest Star Cinema film project he would be working on starting this month. The Inquirer asked his views on being the substitute for Jericho Rosales, who was the first pick to portray the character of Gab in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival entry "All of You," for which Derek eventually won the best actor trophy. "I think I was the second choice in most of my movies---I don't mind that. Growing up from playing sports, I know that one isn't always the first pick. You have to start at the bench. When your time comes, you get pulled out (from the bench), then you get to prove yourself (on ...Keep on reading: Derek no longer the second choice for latest flick.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018