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Monday, July 21, 2014

SKK's Marian Tab and V1 goes on SALE this July 26th only at SM Bacoor!

Our wishes has been granted and SKK gives a slash off its flagship phones and tablets for just one day at SM Bacoor! See details below.


Get the Marian Tab for only P9,999.00* during the Marian Grand Launch this July 26, between 10 AM to 3 PM at the Event Center of SM Bacoor

*offer is for the first 30 customers.
31st to the 50th customer will get the Marian Tab at a still discounted price of P15,999



Get the Marian V1 for only P2,299.00* during the Marian Grand Launch this July 26, between 10 AM to 3 PM at the Event Center of SM Bacoor

*offer is for the first 50 customers.
51st to the 100th customer will get the Marian V1 at a still discounted price of P3,680

SKK Mobile Griffin 2 Review - Low cost Quad-core Smartphone that rocks!

SKK Mobile's Griffin 2 has been around in the market for weeks now and we have our hands on it for a review. Basically this looks like a normal smartphone but then again its amped with a quad core processor and powered Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.


SKK Mobile's Griffin 2 Specifications:

1.3GHz Quad Core Processor
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
4 Inch IPS Display @ 800 x 480 Pixels or 233 PPI
5 Megapixel Main Camera
VGA Front Camera
512MB of RAM
4GB Internal Storage
Expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
Dual SIM/Dual Standby
3G, EDGE and GPRS Networks
Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth
GPS
FM Radio
Micro USB
3.5mm Audio Jack
Accelerometer

SKK's colorful lock screen and HY Launcher welcomes you once you turn on the power.


SKK Mobile Griffin 2's Hardware



Clean Front & Back



The front is sexy, chic and mainly occupied by the 4-inch screen and the capacitive keys imprinted on the lower bezel. On the upper part is the VGA front camera and the earpiece.

Shiny Plastic Back

The 5MP main camera is located at the center of the back's top, with the led flash beside it.



SKK Mobile Griffin 2 - Battery, micro SD and SIM cards compartments

Removing the back cover shows you the 1300mAh Li-Ion battery. You will need to remove the battery first to access the SD or SIM. You can have both a regular sim and a microsim with this smartphone.



Polished Top & Bottom

Both the micro USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack are located at the top of the phone.



No other visible buttons at the bottom just the microphone pinhole.



Metallic Sides



The buttons are on the right side of the smartphone only.

Almost similar with its sister, the SKK Mobile Griffin in design , the position of the buttons, the silver lining, the back cover and the locations of the ports are all the same. Their main difference is some of the specs.

Overall, the design is still pretty sleek and zen with a little bit of chic. Just right for every Pinoy's palms or hands.



The Benchmarks!

SKK Mobile Griffin 2 Got a Score of 17192 from AnTuTu Benchmark. Better than other local mobile brands.



Interestingly displayed NenaMark2's tests well and got a 52.3fps score. Better than ASUS EEE Pad Transformer Prime.



Vellamo Tests: It scored 1263 for the multicore tests which is better than Samsung's flagship phones. For Metal test it got 617. Browsing is the web is seamless with this one.





The benchmark scores are amazing for a phone that has only has 512MB of RAM. SKK Mobile's Griffin 2 maybe small in size but rocks with more juice to handle your much needed apps (except those hardcore games|)!


For a P3599 priced phone and you get quad-core power plus the right specs for daily activities specially for business or just for your social media needs. You can't do pretty much with those graphic games but this baby can perform well with the regular Android apps.

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https://www.facebook.com/skk.mobilephone or visit http://skkmobile.com.ph/

Unboxing SKK Mobile's Quad-core Smartphone - The Griffin 2


SKK Mobile's Griffin 2 arrives today at our HQ and we unbox it right away! This new baby from SKK Mobile maybe small but it kicks with quad-core power! Check out the packaging and contents below.




SKK Mobile's Griffin 2 Specifications:

1.3GHz Quad Core Processor
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
4 Inch IPS Display @ 800 x 480 Pixels or 233 PPI
5 Megapixel Main Camera
VGA Front Camera
512MB of RAM
4GB Internal Storage
Expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
Dual SIM/Dual Standby
3G, EDGE and GPRS Networks
Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth
GPS
FM Radio
Micro USB
3.5mm Audio Jack
Accelerometer



Inside the blue box comes the usual SKK Mobile accessories: The USB cable, charger and headphones comes in white while the phone and battery is in black. The small booklet comes together with the warranty card.




Yes, they give you 12 month warranty for SKK Mobile phones!


Expect our review of this baby up next! SKK Mobile's Griffin 2 is now available nationwide at all their outlets and stores for P3599 only.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Main Poster Revealed

Paramount Pictures has just revealed the main poster art of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” showing our titular heroes jumping off a towering blast.

The new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” adventure is a modern-day iteration of the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades. Below is the film's official synopsis:

“The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.”


Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, with a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec and Evan Daugherty, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is produced by Michael Bay (director and executive producer of the blockbuster “Transformers” franchise), Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Galen Walker, Scott Mednick and Ian Bryce, and directed by Jonathan Liebesman (“Wrath of the Titans”).

Opening across the Philippines on August 13, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

What Lucy Cast Says About Director Luc Besson


A Luc Besson production looks like no other. That definitely has to do with the fact that the writer/director is deeply involved in every aspect of the shoot. And his latest action-thriller “Lucy” starring Scarlett Johansson, is no exception.

It's worth noting that Besson worked in every department of a film production before he became a full-fledged director. It wasn’t surprising therefore for fellow cast and crew to see Besson add fake blood on some extras or to touch up Johansson’s makeup, while he was at the camera.

Besson says that he has such a clear vision of the picture he is trying to achieve that he likes to have the camera with him most of the time: “I’m either at the camera, or I have the camera on my shoulder. I like to be very close to the actors. I’ve realized that, when you say, ‘Action,’ it’s like sticking a syringe in the actor’s arm. It’s an anesthetic. Between the moment, you say, ‘Action’ and ‘Cut,’ he’s on an anesthetic. He’s someone else. So I don’t want to break that. Sometimes in the middle of a line, I might say, ‘Okay, breathe. Do it again. Say it again. Go back to the beginning.’ I don’t cut because I want to get the most I can from the state the actor is in. They appreciate that because what’s difficult for them is to build up that pressure for ‘Action!’”

The cast members find the director’s approach both rewarding and demanding. Johansson was particularly taken with Besson’s directing style: “Luc has a very specific vision of how he wants each scene to look. That can be tough, but I appreciate that in a director. I appreciate the attention to detail and that unwillingness to settle for anything less. It can be exhausting, but in the end, I never left the set feeling, ‘I don’t know if we really got that.’ He’s emphatic about the fact that he settles for nothing less than perfect. And that’s great!”
Egyptian actor Amr Waked (who plays French police Capt. Pierre Del Rio) agrees with his leading lady: “The most interesting thing about working with Luc is that he’s the cameraman. When the director says, ‘Stop’ or ‘Cut,’ I immediately look at the face of the cameraman. So whenever you see that particular look on Luc’s face, you know for sure that you’re doing the right thing. He’s a director who knows precisely every little atom in his frame, where he wants it and how he wants it. It was very educating for me to work with him and, hopefully, I am a better actor for it!”



Korean actor Choi Min Sik (who plays gangster boss Mr. Jang) praises the heartwarming atmosphere on the set, stating that both cast and crew members were inclusive even though he didn’t speak either French or English: “Even if the culture and the language are different, we were all working for the same goal. The people were so professional and they were all kind to me. I was moved by them. We were always laughing and joking around. So I have only wonderful memories of the entire shoot.”



From “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional” to “The Fifth Element”, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in recent cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “The Avengers”) and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in “Lucy,” an action-thriller that examines the possibility of what one human could truly do if she unlocked 100 percent of her brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of her mind.

Opening across the Philippines on August 06, “Lucy” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Hercules and His Loyal Crew of Mercenaries


In the new epic action-adventure “Hercules,” “It doesn’t matter to the titular character if he’s the son of Zeus or not,” actor Dwayne Johnson reflects. “The only thing that matters to him is righting the wrongs of the past. But he has this band of brothers and sisters – and they are the ones who push Hercules to believe that he can be a better man.”

Joining Johnson in the film as his loyal crew are Ian McShane (“Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”), Rufus Sewell (“Legend of Zorro”), Aksel Hennie (“Headhunters”), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”) and Reece Ritchie (“Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time”).



AMPHIARAUS/Ian McShane. The soothsayer Amphiaraus joins Hercules’ band of mercenaries as a much-needed spiritual adviser. Now, having seen a vision of his own future death, Amphiaraus fights without a drop of fear because he believes it is not yet his time. Ian McShane right away was drawn to the character. “He’s someone who says don’t blame the gods for the acts of man – you must take responsibility for your own fate,” he explains.

AUTOLYCUS/Rufus Sewell. Autolycus might lack for Hercules’ astonishing strength, but he has more than made up for it with the sharp blade of his wit, ultimately becoming Hercules’ master strategist. Rufus Sewell takes on the role of Hercules’ wisecracking friend. “Autolycus and Hercules go way back, and they've got each other's backs,” Sewell explains. “They have a kind of communication that goes beyond words. They've always worked together, and that's a source of great pride to Autolycus, that he knows Hercules better than anyone else.”



TYDEUS/Aksel Hennie. Mute Tydeus, the lone survivor of an onslaught on the city of Thebes, is loyal to Hercules, but when he is unleashed, the beast within can take over. Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie was intrigued by his character’s way of dealing with the world. “I love the fact that you have this character has all these feelings, and all this rage, but he’s not able to express that verbally. It gives him a mystique,” says the actor.



ATALANTA/Ingrid Bolsø Berdal. The archer Atalanta possesses the world-famous feminine strength of an Amazon – and owes Hercules a blood debt. Says Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, “Atalanta is the icon of strong women, so it took a bit of self-confidence to take that on. But the story was so good, an epic action blockbuster full of interesting characters with their own arcs and agendas, it was irresistible. And it attracted great actors which made it even more thrilling.”

IOLAUS/Reece Ritchie. The mercenary Iolaus is Hercules’ cousin and the storyteller who has spread his legend across the land. He is played by Reece Ritchie, who made his debut in Roland Emmerich’s “10,000 B.C.” and played the role of Bis in “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.” Ritchie says of Iolaus: “He’s always followed Hercules, but I don’t think he’s ever been on an adventure this big or incredible, and it gives him lots of new material for his stories. He is someone who is full of wonder, but he wants to prove himself as a worthy warrior also.”

The most towering myth of all time meets up with the mission of a real man leading a rag-tag band of warriors in “Hercules,” this summer’s action-adventure thriller that reveals the famed symbol of lion-hearted courage as he’s never been seen before: finding the hero’s heart that beats beneath his colossal image.
Opening across the Philippines on July 23 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D cinemas, “Hercules” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Chris Pratt Seeks Stardom with Guardians of the Galaxy


Bound-for-stardom Chris Pratt (“The LEGO Movie”) plays a brash space adventurer named Peter Quill, who was zapped into space at the age of nine, in Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

The filmmakers’ search for Peter Quill, the leader of the Guardians was extensive. Many actors were considered as contenders for the role but it was Pratt, best known for the role he plays in “Parks and Recreation,” and who was beginning to make a significant mark for scene-stealing roles in “Moneyball,” “The Five-Year Engagement” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” who triumphed. His ability to effortlessly switch between drama, comedy and action, together with his incredible charm, made him not only a great choice but also the only choice.

Says producer Kevin Feige, “We auditioned many actors for the role, and conducted a number of really detailed screen tests, and Chris Pratt, by far just won the part. He was cool, he was sexy, he was ridiculously hilarious in certain aspects—which he has to be—and when he puts on the costume and he puts on the mask and he’s holding his space guns, he is badass and you believe it.”

Director James Gunn concurs: “We had screen tested a lot of people before we saw Chris and then, boom! I knew within a minute of his audition we’d found our guy.”

More a fan of comic-book artwork than the stories as a child, often painting his heroes on his bedroom wall, Pratt was at first reluctant to audition for the role of Peter Quill as he felt he was not in the best physical shape for the demanding role. But it was his performance in “Zero Dark Thirty” that made him re-think the niche he had begun to carve out for himself as the funny sidekick and consider action hero roles. Says Pratt: “People are seeing ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and their response to it was that I was believable as a SEAL Team 6 member, so I spoke with my management and told them I was ready to audition for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’”

After landing the role, Pratt readily accepted the fact that getting into shape was a prerequisite of the job. He was confident that he would be able to do it and the filmmakers were ready to give him whatever support he needed—especially after seeing a photo of Pratt tweeted by his brother taken during production of ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’

During five months of preproduction, Pratt demonstrated his impressive work ethic as he collaborated with, and was closely monitored by, a team of trainers and nutritionists, training for four hours a day, sticking to a strict diet, taking the right supplements and vitamins, all of which he continued throughout the five-month shoot as well. “He worked his butt off every single day and got himself into amazing physical shape,” says producer Jeremy Latcham. “It has paid off in spades because he looks awesome.”



The story is told from Quill’s perspective, and Pratt reveals that he immediately resonated with the youthful aspects of the character he plays. “He’s very much a kid at heart. He’s never known his father, he’s sucked away into space just as his mother dies and is raised by a blue-skinned humanoid [Michael Rooker’s Yondu]. He has spent all his life being told to toughen up and has a false sense of bravado as a result. But deep down he is lonely, and while he’s a guy traveling in space getting to do whatever he wants, he misses his family, his community, and through the course of the story he learns to care again and that there’s more to life than just taking and doing exactly what you want.”

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team--the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits--Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand--with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige producing, and Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The film is written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman. Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" releases in Philippine theaters on July 31, 2014.
In addition to "Guardians of the Galaxy," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on May 1, 2015; "Ant-Man" on July 17, 2015; and the untitled "Captain America 3" on May 6, 2016.

Good VS. Evil Affair In ‘KRISTY’ Movie Poster!

Captive Cinema reveals the American poster version of ‘KRISTY’, which proves that there are two sides to every tale.


From director Oliver "Olly" Blackburn (Donkey Punch) and producers David Kirschner (the Child's Play series), Corey Sienega (Frailty, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky), and Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell (Blue Valentine, Place Beyond the Pines), comes a new thriller starring Haley Bennett (Music and Lyrics), Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga, The Apparition), Erica Ash (Scary Movie 5), Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class), and Chris Coy (TV's "True Blood"). Anthony Jaswinski (Vanishing on 7th Street) penned the script.

Synopsis:
With the rest of the campus at home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Justine (Bennett) and a few of her friends spend the weekend in their college dormitory: studying, relaxing, and blissfully unaware of the terror that is about to unfold outside in the cold. Suddenly, confronted by a gang of violent outcasts, Justine's quiet weekend becomes one long lesson in survival as she and her classmates are terrorized in increasingly bizarre and brutal ways, leaving it up to her to figure out who the attackers are… and if they can be stopped.

‘’KRISTY’’ is released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.
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