‘Angel Has Fallen’ stays aloft to top N.American box office

  LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Lionsgate’s political thriller “Angel Has Fallen” didn’t quite soar but managed to stay atop the North American box office over the US holiday weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Tuesday. The action-packed film took in $15.4 million across the four-day Labor Day weekend. That came at the end of a summer that saw movie revenue dip by two percent from last year, the Comscore website said. “Angel,” the […]

Comedian Kevin Hart hospitalized after car crash

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was hospitalized Sunday with major back injuries after his car crashed into a ditch, according to highway authorities. According to the California Highway Patrol report, Hart was riding in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda — a powerful vintage car — with two other people in the wee hours of Sunday on Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles County. The driver, identified as Jared Black, lost control of […]

EBC Films’ “Guerrero” original soundtrack to be released worldwide on Sept. 7

  by MJ Racadio Eagle News and Features contributor QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — The award-winning film “Guerrero” will release its original soundtrack worldwide on September 7, 2019 through major digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer and Google Play. The soundtrack is produced by E25 Records in partnership with EBC Films. The artists on the album include Rapido and Christian Castillo performing the film’s theme song “Guerrero” the lyrics of which was […]

Darth Vader helmet among Hollywood treasures in $10 million auction

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Darth Vader’s helmet from “The Empire Strikes Back” is among a vast collection of coveted Hollywood treasures going under the hammer next month, with experts predicting it could fetch nearly $500,000. The mask and helmet is one of only a handful worn by actor David Prowse, who played Luke Skywalker’s nemesis and — spoiler alert — father on-screen in the 1980 “Star Wars” blockbuster, making them the “holy grail” […]

A certified box office hit: Successful ‘Guerrero’ rescreening in Baliuag, Bulacan

  (Eagle News) – Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s first film venture, “Guerrero” had its successful re-screening at SM Baliuag in Bulacan last August 17 to 18. The internationally acclaimed film which won awards had its re-screening this weekend with moviegoers flocking to the SM cinemas in Baliuag to see the movie again. The film had its first screening in 2017. “I am happy and grateful. It’s been two years since Guerrero started but the same feeling […]

‘No Time To Die’ revealed as title of latest Bond film

  LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The next James Bond film and the last to feature Daniel Craig as 007 will be called “No Time To Die” and released in April, the franchise announced on Tuesday. The 25th installment of the British spy saga will see Bond drawn out of retirement by his friend and CIA agent Felix Leiter to embark on a treacherous mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, according to the official plot […]

Marvel films to lose Spider-Man as Sony deal breaks down: reports

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Marvel’s superhero films could be left without their most famous character after talks to “share” Spider-Man broke down between the Disney-owned studio and rival Sony, Hollywood media reported Tuesday. The Marvel movies have together grossed $22 billion at the global box office, and British actor Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has become an increasingly central figure in the most lucrative franchise in film history. But while the teen web-slinger has for […]

English town celebrates hometown hero Ed Sheeran

by Pauline FROISSART IPSWICH, United Kingdom (AFP) — The little-known town of Ipswich in eastern England has historically prided itself on farming and football, but is now celebrating the stellar pop career of its most famous son, Ed Sheeran. The global hit machine’s journey to stardom began in the nearby town of Framlingham, where he played his first gig in front of around 30 people. Fourteen years later, the singer is capping off a two-year […]

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. […]