Teaser Trailer for Teen Romance "If I Stay" Arrives

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures has just revealed the teaser trailer for its upcoming teen, supernatural drama “If I Stay” starring Chloe Grace Moretz. Watch the trailer here at http://youtu.be/7TATjrvInyU.

Based on Gayle Forman's young adult bestseller, "If I Stay" is the story of the gifted classical musician Mia (Moretz) and her boyfriend, Adam (Jamie Blackley), an up and coming indie-rock star. Torn between two paths in life, her art or her relationship, Mia is forced to make an even starker choice between life and death when she is caught in a fatal car accident.

With her family decimated, Mia lies comatose in a hospital — having an out-of-body experience. She watches as she’s told that living or dying “is all up to you; whatever fight you got in you, gotta pull it out now.”

“If I Stay” is directed by R.J. Cutler (“The September Issue”) from a script by Shauna Cross (“Whip It”).
Opening across the Philippines on September 3, 2014, “If I Stay” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.

Modern Take on "Annie" Gets a New Trailer

A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures' comedy, "Annie." Watch the film's newest trailer below.

Academy Award nominee Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx), advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale), makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.

Produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay-Z, “Annie” was penned by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna and directed by Will Gluck.

Opening soon across the Philippines in January 2015, “Annie” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Emma Stone Celebrates Gwen Stacy in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"

With her striking beauty and sincere talent, she has has claimed her role as one of Hollywood’s most sought out actresses with an impressive body of work: “Easy A,” “The Help,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Zombieland,” “Superbad” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

Now, Emma Stone returns as the iconic Gwen Stacy in Columbia Pictures' electrifying action adventure, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

“This should be a wonderful moment in Gwen’s life – she’s valedictorian, she’s about to go to Columbia, she has an offer to go to Oxford – but in the midst of that, she’s dealing with the loss of her father and trying to find her way with this boy who clearly has a lot going on,” says Emma Stone. “I’m so glad that the audience is getting the Gwen story – it’s so rich and exciting to play.”

Garfield was excited by the chance to re-team with Stone. “She keeps you on your toes and makes sure you’ve done your homework so that you can keep up,” says the actor. “You can throw anything at her and she will move with it. She’s the most talented actress I know.”

Stone returns the compliment: “Before we shot the first movie, I hadn’t seen much of his work. Now I know: he’s capable of so much,” she says. “It’s an honor to work with an actor like that. I learn so much by working with him – he’s incredibly prepared, meticulous, and really brave, all at the same time. He’s able to bring so much depth to the character.”

“Emma Stone is Gwen,” says producer Avi Arad. “The most amazing actress, who brings the movie charm, love, light, and a spirit of independence. She is the epitome of what we want our women to be: smart, ambitious, and loyal.”

“Gwen is such a powerful woman, a powerful character in her own right,” says producer Matt Tolmach. “She is not waiting around for Peter Parker to decide whether he can or cannot be with her. Her dreams are every bit as significant as Peter’s.”

U.S. Church Leaders Endorse "Heaven Is For Real" as Must-See for Easter

"What better way for us to celebrate the Easter season! We're going to tell everyone we know: Go see this movie! Regardless of your religious beliefs, you'll be deeply inspired.” That's the ringing endorsement of renowned Hollywood executive Mark Burnett (TV's “Survivor” and History Channel's “The Bible”) after previewing Columbia Pictures' faith-based drama, “Heaven Is For Real.”

"It's is an inspiring film that is a great first step for people who are on the journey, and a great film to foster conversations with unbelievers," concurred Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, “Heaven Is For Real” brings to the screen the true story that has inspired millions across the globe – that of a little boy’s extraordinary, life-changing experience, and his father’s search for the courage and conviction to share his son’s discovery with the world.

Full Trailer of "Planes: Fire & Rescue" Lands Online

The latest, full trailer of Disney's 3D animated comedy-adventure “Planes: Fires & Rescue” has landed online and may viewed below.

The sequel to last year's box-office hit “Planes” (grossing more than $200 million worldwide), “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire.

When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

Opening across the Philippines on August 20, 2014, “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

CFA Society Philippines Holds First Philippine Retail Investment Conference

CFA Society Philippines, the premier association of investment professionals in the country, will hold the first Philippine Retail Investment Conference on 28 May 2014 at SMX Aura Premier to help raise financial literacy among Filipino investors. The conference will bring together top Filipino finance executives and foreign investment professionals to share investment best practices and advice on how to become smart investors.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco, Jr. will be the keynote speaker in the conference. Other speakers include Charles Yang, CFA, chair of the board of governors of CFA Institute together with Andrew Stotz, CFA, president of CFA Society Thailand who will share about the core principles to managing wealth; and Alan Lok, CFA, director of capital markets policy, Asia Pacific, at CFA Institute based in Hong Kong, will discuss lifestyle planning for investors.

“The ability of investors to make informed financial decisions contributes to the efficient allocation of financial resources and thus, to economic development. CFA Society Philippines has been playing a vital role in shaping a stronger and more sustainable future of finance for Filipinos. I’m delighted to attend the first retail conference and to share my knowledge and experience with the community,” says Mr. Yang.

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo and PFA Bullish on 2014 SME Prospects

In this photo: (left to right) Mr. Antonio Radovan, Business Head for Metro Manila, PLDT SME Nation; Ms. Rowena Tomeldan, Vice President and Head of Operations and Support Services of the Commercial Business Group of Ayala Land; Ms. Bing Sibal-Limjoco, CFE, PFA Vice Chairman and CEO of Francorp Philippines; Ms. Elma Tetangco, Multi-brand franchisee, Mr. Tommany Tan, CEO of Fern-C; Mr. Richard Sanz, Director for MSME Promotions and Development of PFA and President of Bar-B-King and Bibingkinitan; Senator Bam Aquino; Dr. Alan Escalona, CFE, Director for External Relations and Advocacy and President of Fruit Magic; Ms. Siu Ping Par, Director for South Luzon and President for Franchising of PR Gaz; Mr. Noel Altamirano, Vice President for BPI Family Loans Product Marketing; Mr. Carl Balita, President of PCCI-Quezon City; Mr. Mark Sablan, General Manager of TriNoma and Mr. Mon Lopez, Executive Director of Go Negosyo.

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo and the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) in partnership with Go Negosyo continue its efforts in sustaining the country’s economic growth through entrepreneurship and franchising.

The bank together with the country’s largest franchise association, PFA, teamed up anew in bringing a free franchising expo dubbed as “Franchising neGOsyo Para Sayo,” held recently at the Trinoma Activity Center in Quezon City. The two-day free expo offered franchising opportunities for Filipinos especially for OFWs in the food, retail, and service sectors.

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo shared its franchising loan ideas and other product offerings during the expo. The BPI Family team also offered on-site business loan inquiry, loan application, loan processing of as fast as 3 to 8 hours and optional online inquiry through the bank’s interactive website, BPIloans.com. The bank’s interactive website is proof of its commitment in making the best happen for Filipinos who aspire of owning their own business.