Entertainment

Watch: Senator Pacquiao prepares for his first major concert scheduled on Sept. 1

(Eagle News) — Filipino boxing legend and senator Manny Pacquiao is now busy preparing for his major concert set this September 1. In his instagram post, the fighting senator showed a video of his rehearsals for the concert, practicing his singing skills accompanied by a live band. “I’m about to sing and practice for my concert on September 1. I don’t know if I can do it, if I can do this. But I’ll try, […]

Celebrating 15 years of the Best of Indie Films: Cinemalaya 2019 Complete List of Winners

by MJ Racadio Contributor PASAY CITY, Philippines —  Cinemalaya recently celebrated 15 years of the Best of Indie Films and recognized the best independent films, the upcoming and veteran directors from short to full-length feature films, as well as the best performers in these films. The Filmfest was held in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Below are some photos of the highlights of the event, as well as the complete list of […]

Disneyland Shanghai sued over ‘double standards’

  SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — A Chinese student is suing American giant Disney alleging double standards because the company bans visitors to its Asian theme parks from taking their own food. The lawsuit against Shanghai Disneyland takes the entertainment company to task because the same strictures do not apply in its US or European parks. The legal action, which has sparked widespread support on social media, comes as China and the US spar over trade, […]

London celebrates INC 105th anniversary through a performance of INCentre Stage at the Lighthouse Theatre

by JD Sison EBC United Kingdom Bureau (London, UK) — “Who am I?” A story which enacts the modern struggles of youth and the real problems they face daily, capturing the main character’s journey through emotional battles and self-discovery. This debut launch of the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s INCentre Stage has attracted viewers from all over the United Kingdom.   Audiences traveled from the different regions of the country to witness this much-anticipated live theatre production. […]

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ dethrones ‘Lion King’ to top N.America box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” dethroned “The Lion King” in North American theaters, opening with $60 million over the weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday. The latest installment in the long-running Fast & Furious franchise features Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham facing off against “cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist” Idris Elba. It ended the box office reign of “The Lion King,” a remake of the 1994 […]

Cinemalaya celebrates 15 years of independent cinema with filmfest that bring best of indie films

The Cinemalaya Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, celebrates 15 years of introducing best independepent cinematic works to the Filipino and international film communities on August 2 to 11, 2019,  at various venues of the CCP. The 15th edition of the country’s biggest independent film festival goes nationwide as it will be simultaneously screened on August 7 to 13, at selected Ayala Cinemas and Vista Malls in Manila, Pampanga, Naga and […]

‘Lion King’ fends off Tarantino to top N.America box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “The Lion King” maintained its reign over North American theaters, taking in $76.6 million over the three-day weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday. The massive haul brings its domestic total to $351.9 million and extends a streak of successes for Disney after its “Avengers: Endgame” was last week named the highest-grossing movie of all time. Directed by Jon Favreau, “The Lion King” is a remake of the 1994 […]

Disney’s ‘Lion King’ roars as Cameron salutes new ‘Avengers’ record

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “The Lion King” roared to a huge $191.8 million opening weekend in North American theaters, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Monday, consolidating Disney’s record-breaking reign at the box office. It was the eighth-biggest domestic opening of all time, surpassing “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Disney said. Director Jon Favreau’s update of the classic 1994 animated film employs hyper-realistic computer-generated images and has a voice cast including Donald Glover as Simba […]

‘Avengers’ to break ‘Avatar’ all-time record this weekend: Disney

SAN DIEGO, United States (AFP) — Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” will become the highest-grossing film of all time this weekend, parent company Disney said in a statement Saturday. The smash hit was just $500,000 behind the decade-old $2,789.7 million record set by James Cameron’s “Avatar” as of Friday, and “will close this gap by tomorrow,” it said. The announcement was timed to coincide with the appearance of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige at San Diego Comic-Con, […]

Tom Cruise shocks Comic-Con with new Top Gun footage

SAN DIEGO, United States (AFP) — Tom Cruise swooped into San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday to unveil the world-first trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick,” which he described as a “love letter to aviation.” The Hollywood A-lister arrived unannounced in the pop culture gathering’s cavernous Hall H along with footage of the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 smash action film that made him a household name. “You all have asked for many, many years.. I travel […]

EBC Films releases full trailer, soundtrack of “Guerrero Dos, Tuloy ang Laban”

  (Eagle News) — EBC Films launched to select media outlets the full trailer of its next project “Guerrero Dos, Tuloy ang Laban,” as well as its soundtrack produced by E25 Records, at the Movie Stars Café in Centris Mall in Quezon City on Friday, July 12. This latest film project of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation came about as audiences from all over the world demanded a “part 2” of its first film “Guerrero.” EBC Films […]

‘Game of Thrones’ and Netflix tipped to sweep Emmy nominations

by Andrew MARSZAL LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “Game of Thrones” and Netflix are tipped by TV industry watchers to dominate Tuesday’s Emmy nominations as Hollywood gears up for awards season. The Television Academy’s 24,000 members sifted through a record number of entries for this year’s Emmys, the small-screen equivalent of the Oscars. After nominations are announced final-round voting will begin to pick winners who will be revealed at a glitzy Los Angeles show […]