Entertainment

EBC Films proudly presents the cast of “Guerrero Dos, Tuloy ang Laban”

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) – After the successful launch of “Guerrero” and “Hapi ang Buhay the Musical,” two films that have won international critical acclaim, EBC Films is set to produce “Guerrero Dos, Tuloy ang Laban” (the fight continues). This was announced by Directors Stephen Cruz and Carlo Ortega Cuevas, in a story conference held at the Movie Stars Café, Quezon City last April 22, 2019. Guerrero is a story of […]

‘Avengers’ finale shatters records with $1.2 billion debut

by Laurent BANGUET LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “Avengers: Endgame,” the hugely-anticipated superhero series-ender from Marvel, set a new standard for Hollywood blockbusters this weekend with stunning hauls of $357 million in North America and $1.2 billion worldwide, industry data showed Monday. The fourth and final chapter in the adventures of Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and company managed 43 times the domestic take of the No. 2 film, Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” which made $8.3 […]

Daniel Craig makes his final outing as James Bond

by Alice RITCHIE Daniel Craig, whose final outing as 007 was unveiled on Thursday, is the longest-serving James Bond — but perhaps not always the most enthusiastic. The 51-year-old’s fifth movie as the British super spy is due for release early next year, 14 years after 2006’s “Casino Royale”. There were initially doubts about the casting of the British actor — not least the fact he was blond. But he brought both a new ruthlessness […]

‘Avengers: Endgame’ smashes records in global launch

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Avengers have assembled for the last time, and they are destroying the competition — even before hitting US movie theaters. “Avengers: Endgame,” the last in a 22-film arc featuring the beloved Marvel Universe superheroes, shattered records upon its release in Asia, specifically in China, Disney — which owns Marvel Studios — announced Thursday. The movie raked in $169 million on Wednesday, its first day of release in 25 […]

Avengers assemble for final battle in ‘Endgame’

by Javier TOVAR LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — After nearly two dozen films and billions of dollars in ticket sales around the globe, the Avengers are gearing up for a final time — and their last adventure could shatter all box office records. “Avengers: Endgame” is the final installment of a wildly ambitious 22-film arc featuring the beloved superheroes of the Marvel universe, many of them the creations of late comic book legend Stan […]

K-pop phenomenon BTS first Korean act to top UK chart

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — K-pop sensation BTS scored another record on Friday, becoming the first Korean act to top Britain’s album chart. The floppy-haired seven-piece’s latest album “Map of the soul: Persona” went straight in at number one, days after their single “Boy With Luv” broke the YouTube record for the most views in 24 hours with 74.6 million hits. The track is also the band’s first ever British Top 15 single, charting at […]

Carrie Fisher in trailer for final ‘Star Wars’ movie

by Nova SAFO Agence France-Presse Chicago, United States (AFP) — Lucasfilm delighted “Star Wars” fans Friday with a glimpse of Carrie Fisher in sneak-peek footage of the hotly-anticipated final episode of the space opera — more than two years after her death. Director J.J. Abrams told the US “Star Wars Celebration” event the writers had agonized over giving Fisher’s beloved General Leia Organa a fitting send-off in the ninth installment, revealed as “Star Wars IX: […]

Netflix chief Hastings to leave Facebook board

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Netflix chief Reed Hastings will depart Facebook’s board of directors at the end of next month, according to a Friday filing with US regulators by the leading social network. Neither Hastings nor businessman and political figure Erskine Bowles, who have been on the board since 2011, will be nominated for re-election at an annual shareholders meeting on May 30, Facebook said in a filing with the US Securities and […]

Camila Cabello to star in remake of ‘Cinderella’

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello will try on the glass slipper when she takes on the lead role in a remake of “Cinderella,” a source close to the project said Tuesday. The decision to cast a Hispanic woman is a significant break from a long tradition of white and usually blonde Cinderellas. Cabello, a multi-platinum selling and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, will also help write the film’s songs. The project grew out […]

Viva Europa 2019 highlights EU’s focus on cultural diplomacy

By Caesar Vallejos OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Eagle News Service The cultural season is on and highlighting the annual celebration is the European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines’ “Viva Europa 2019” conducted in partnership with the EU member states’ embassies and European cultural institutes. “Viva Europa is part of our cultural diplomacy which aims at reinforcing mutual understanding and strengthening people-to-people links”,  said European Union Ambassador Franz Jessen. In his welcome remarks to members of […]

The end is coming: How ‘Game of Thrones’ broke all records

PARIS, France (AFP) — The most expensive, most watched, most pirated and most award-festooned fictional television series in history… As “Game of Thrones” starts its eighth and final season on April 14, AFP looks back on its record-breaking run. Massive ratings First broadcast in 2011 on the US cable channel HBO, “Game of Thrones” — or GoT to its fans — was not an overnight phenomenon. But its audiences have never stopped growing and by […]

George R.R. Martin: father of ‘Game of Thrones’

by Andrea GRAELLS TEMPEL PARIS, France (AFP) — George R.R. Martin, the 70-year-old writer behind HBO’s blood-spattered epic “Game of Thrones”, has created a multitude of fantasy worlds spanning medieval pasts to distant sci-fi futures. Portly, with a white beard, glasses and usually wearing a cap, Martin has been described as “America’s Tolkien” and says he was inspired by the British fantasy master’s “The Lord of the Rings” as a teenager. He grew up poor […]