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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Jardine Distribution Inc. (JDI) once more expressed its support for the local construction industry by participating in the highly successful Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX), which was recently held at the World Trade Center Manila and the Philippine Trade Training Center.
Jardine shows support to local construction industry by joining the country’s biggest building and construction expo, WORLDBEX.
WORLDBEX, dubbed as the country’s biggest building and construction expo for twenty years now, gathered top companies, including Jardine, to showcase the most trusted and reliable products and services in the industry today.
“For the longest time now, Jardine has considered WORLDBEX a very important annual event in the industry so that we have made our participation in it a tradition,” says Peachy Tiu, JDI Marketing Manager “We believe that the expo offers the company an excellent venue for sustaining its significant presence in the industry. During the annual event, too, we are able to present Jardine’s line of premium home protection products that customers have learned to count on.”
Jardine participates in WORLDBEX 2016 at the World Trade Center Manila last March 16 to 20.
During the expo, Jardine highlighted its tried, trusted and tested termite solutions along with its waterproofing solutions. Other products are Klerat Single Feed Rodenticide, Optigard Roach and Ant Bait, and ZAP aerosol insecticide, which comes in multi-insect, cockroach, and mosquito killer variants.
Jardine Distribution, Inc., represents a number of local and global companies that provide world-class crop protection and construction chemical products. Focus is given to the safe use of these products by providing technical support and due consideration to environmental protection.
For more information, visit www.jardinedistribution.com
Photo shows Jeffrey Mariano, Product Lead for Mobility of Acer Philippines, Inc., for his Product Update on Mobility presentation during the Channel Partners Enablement Program or CPEP held recently.
TAGUIG CITY— Acer Philippines continues to provide its channel partners with enough selling skills through continuous training provided by the tech giant’s Channel Partners Enablement Program (CPEP). The program was designed to equip Acer’s commercial sales partners with the latest updates on Acer products and solutions together with Microsoft Philippines. CPEP also lets channel partners be further trained to develop not just their selling skills but also their personality through a soft-skill trainer. Later, the attendees were given a certification examination and qualified channel partners received sales certificates from Acer Philippines, Inc. Company officials such as Manuel Wong, Acer Philippines Managing Director welcomed the participants, while Microsoft Philippines Windows Marketing Client Specialist Eufer Pasion, provided Microsoft Windows 10 Pro updates. Jeffrey Mariano, Acer Philippines Product Lead for Mobility presented product updates on Mobility, Alex Araneta conducted the soft-skills training while Laura Lu, Business Development Manager from Acer headquarters lectured on Smart City Solutions.
For more about Acer Philippines’ innovative products and other updates, go to www.acer.com.ph, follow Acer via Twitter (twitter.com/acerphils) or www.Facebook.com/AcerPH.
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world’s top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
After their latest mission that unfortunately killed some innocent civilians, The Avengers is called by the Secretary of the State and come up with an accord that will make them accountable to the United Nations with their actions. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), together Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Rhodey (Don Cheadle), and Vision (Paul Bettany) signed while others led by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) disagree with it. Meanwhile, somebody frames up Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) for a bomb killing the King of Wakanda and Captain America isn't sold, believing that his friend is innocent. Soon, as further complications are being revealed, The Avengers are divided and each member needs to pick a side.
After months of teasing, picking sides, and tons of speculations - We already had the chance to watch Captain America: Civil War last night at SM Megamall. We expected an explosive film and thankfully; the Russo brothers didn't disappoint and delivered the film in a tremendous fashion. It may have come to a point that you would ask how can they justify each character on the screen because there are simply too many superheroes in it, and still they manage to stun the audience with their brilliant delivery. But what makes this film stand-out among all the Marvel films is the fact that there are a lot more risks involved. It's not just about saving the world from alien invaders but settling different beliefs against your friends.
As what you've already seen in the trailer, there are a lot of spectacular fight scenes. I don't want to spoil anything, but it's just simply breathtaking to see this on the big screen. It is choreographed well, with each hero having time to shine and the face-offs were sensational. Choosing sides is extremely difficult as we love both parties, and they obviously have a lot of surprises under their sleeves.
Well as for the cast, they simply nailed everything in place. Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and the rest of the crew were just enjoying the entire thing. Newcomers Tom Holland and Chadwick Boseman were both amazing as Spiderman and Black Panther respectively. The whole cast was simply outstanding and fun in every way.
Overall, Captain America: Civil War is the most spectacular Marvel film up to date. It has the total package, from the stunning fight scenes up to the brilliant drama which successfully creates a monumental ensemble of superheroes sharing the screen in one film. Civil War will not waste a single peso of your hard-earned money as it is an exciting and thrilling superhero film created for all ages.
Can we please get a much earlier release for Avengers: Infinity War PLESEEEEEEEEEE?
Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 10 out of 10 stars
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
Directed by: Anthony and Joe Russo
Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide
The critically hailed blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was a tough act to follow. Following his acclaimed work, director Bryan Singer takes the franchise to new heights with “X-Men: Apocalypse,” in which the X-Men battle the original and most powerful mutant -- Apocalypse.
Staged in 1983, the invincible and immortal Apocalypse is set free after being entombed for several millennia. Enraged that his kind are no longer treated as gods, Apocalypse assembles a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to destroy humankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. To end Apocalypse’s path of global destruction, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) and Professor X (James McAvoy) lead a team of young X-Men in an epic showdown with a seemingly unstoppable enemy.
Once again fueled by rage and revenge, Magneto is vulnerable to Apocalypse’s offer to join him as one of his newly-reformed Four Horsemen. Inspired by the biblical vision of Four Horsemen, who unleash a divine apocalypse upon the world, Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen are minion mutants who, says Fassbender, “are living on the margins and have been ostracized or bullied.”
Apocalypse’s Four Horseman, circa 1983, are: Magneto, Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Angel (Ben Hardy) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp). Psylocke is a powerful telepath and trained ninja assassin. Introduced as the bodyguard for Caliban, an underground mutant tracker, Apocalypse senses Psylocke’s power and persuades her to join his cause. “She’s a fascinating character,” says Munn. “Unlike many of her fellow mutants, who kill only when they must, Psylocke has always enjoyed killing, or at least she has no problem doing it.”
Storm (whose given name is Ororo Monroe) is an orphan raised as a thief on the streets of Cairo. Storm possesses the ability to control all aspects of the weather. Storm can also fly, thanks to her ability to control wind currents. While she will become one of the most valued leaders of the X-Men, the Storm we meet in this film is struggling with who she is, before Apocalypse convinces her to join his team. “This Storm is more reckless and emotionally driven than the adult Storm we know from the previous X-Men films, starring Halle Berry,” says Shipp. “She’s confused about who she wants to be, and her lack of opportunity leads her to join Apocalypse as one of his modern Horsemen.”
The Fourth Horseman is Angel, whose mutation gave him large wings and the ability to fly. Angel’s agility, strength and reflexes make him a lethal hand-to-hand combatant. In “X-Men: Apocalypse,” after suffering severe damage to his wings, Angel is like an angry punk rocker. He’s a drunk, disheveled mess, and surviving out of pure instinct. Angel is approached by Apocalypse, who gives him the opportunity to channel his anger and join his Horsemen. In exchange for his allegiance, Apocalypse repairs Angel’s wings by transforming them into a techno-organic metal, which allows him to shoot deadly razor projectiles from his now indestructible wings. Ben Hardy, who takes flight as Angel, knew the character is one of the most anticipated by fans, and worked hard to bring Angel to life. That included a training regimen that was no less demanding than Hugh Jackman’s muscle-pumping workouts for his appearances as Wolverine. Hardy trained six days a week and followed a strict diet, “to look as superhuman as possible,” he says. For flying scenes, Hardy trained for and executed many complicated stunt wire-work, an often dizzying experience. “I mean, to be 30 feet in the air and swoop down was like being on a rollercoaster all day,” says Hardy.
In the romantic science fiction drama “Equals,” Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play star-crossed lovers being watched closely by a Big Brother in a future where emotions are disabled to achieve a peaceful society.
Produced by Ridley Scott’s production house, Scott Free and directed by accomplished filmmaker Drake Doremus, “Equals” is an emotionally and visually arresting film from a screenplay by Nathan Parker based on a story idea from Doremus.
“Equals” is a nuanced, slow-burning love story, the film is set in a futuristic utopia where emotions have been genetically suppressed in an effort to protect society from the war and strife that has destroyed previous generations. On occasion, the suppression fails and emotions emerge in individuals – the Collective dubs this illness Switched On Syndrome, or SOS. As society is increasingly threatened by this health crisis, all SOS sufferers are heavily medicated or sent to the Den, a corrective facility from which no one returns.
Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult are Nia and Silas who encounter each other as colleagues at the science journal, Atmos. As Silas begins to experience the onset of SOS and his own awakening emotions, he finds himself inextricably drawn to Nia, who is hiding her own SOS. The longer they attempt to suppress their palpable connection, the more the tension fans the flames of their attraction. But with this newfound pleasure of intimacy, comes the threat of discovery and consignment to the Den. With the support of a group of like-minded SOS patients, they realize escape is their only option.
While Doremus and Parker worked on the story and script night and day, producer Pruss and Scott Free strove to assemble the players necessary to push it into production. With the blessing of Scott Free production chief Michael Schaefer, the project attracted a group of heavyweight backers and the project’s journey to principal photography gathered momentum. Putting the project in front of Ridley Scott played a pivotal role in getting “Equals” made.
Pruss says: “Having Ridley Scott as a producer on the film and as someone who is going to present the film, was not just crucial, but very inspiring for us all. Obviously Ridley is someone who knows a thing or two about science fiction and I think you can really feel his imprint on the film.”
“Equals” also completes Drake Doremus’ trilogy of films about love, also comprised of the Sundance winning “Like Crazy” (2011) and “Breathe In” (2013). Equals began its journey to the screen with a question that Doremus posed to producer, Michael Pruss: “What will love look like in the future… do you think we could potentially evolve away from the thing that makes us most human?”
Doremus and Parker instantly clicked and began brainstorming the question and the myriad of ideas it conjured, before landing on the idea of a society where humans are genetically modified to be absent of feeling for the betterment of society. In developing the story, Parker strove to examine not just the positive aspects of love, but also the pain and agony that accompanies caring deeply for another person. “We wanted these two characters, once they discover love, for it to feel like it was a curse,” Parker says. “They don’t want it, they want to run away from it, but are drawn back together because they can’t resist it.”
One of the iconic places in World of Warcraft – The Lion’s Pride Inn got its incarnation in Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures' “Warcraft: The Beginning” and star Rob Kazinsky gives us a brief look into the movie set of the famous tavern in Elwynn Forest.
Watch the featurette “The Lion's Pride Inn with Rob Kazinsky” below:
In “Warcraft: The Beginning,” the peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.
So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.
Directed by Duncan Jones (“Source Code”) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.
Bruce Willis plays merciless crime boss in the gritty action heist movie “Precious Cargo” also starring Claire Forlani and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. In “Precious Cargo” Eddie (Willis) hunts down the seductive thief Karen (Forlani) who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack (Gosselaar) to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the job goes down, allegiances are betrayed and lines are crossed as Jack, Karen and Eddie face off in a fateful showdown.
At the helm of the movie is writer-director Max Adams who keeps the audience guessing in his feature-length directorial debut. Since his arrival in Hollywood a few short years ago, the former Army officer and battalion commander, who also has a Master’s degree in film production, has risen swiftly through the ranks to become an in-demand action screenwriter known for his humorous, brisk dialogue, cleverly constructed plot twists and ability to write realistic action and fight sequences. But the story for “Precious Cargo” was written long before Adams arrived in Hollywood and while he was a graduate student at Florida State University’s film school.
With his encyclopedic knowledge of cinema, action films and real-life action experiences after serving for six years in the Army, Adams quickly established himself as “the action director” after enrolling in Florida Stat University’s graduate school in 2006. A couple years later when it came time to make a short film for his Master’s Thesis, Adams wrote, directed and edited “Precious Cargo,” a story set in the world of multi-million dollar heists and double-crossing professional thieves. A short time later, while working on HBO’s acclaimed “Boardwalk Empire” the show’s writer-producer Terence Winter and writer-director-executive producer Timothy Van Patten encouraged Adams to write a feature-length version of the short, which he did.
The cast and crew filmed “Precious Cargo” along the picturesque Mississippi Gulf Coast, inlets and waterways around the Gulfport-Biloxi area during an action-packed 17-day shoot—much of it in the sweltering early summer heat of May-June 2015. According to the cast and crew, with thunderstorms, oppressive humidity and temperatures soaring into the hundreds, Adams proved to be every bit the cool, calm focused leader that saw him elevated to a commanding officer in the 3rd Army Infantry in Iraq.
“For his first shot at being a director I can’t imagine a more daunting task,” said Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who plays con man and professional thief Jack. “This was a very ambitious script that he wrote and an ambitious schedule and Max did an amazing job – getting everything together, being a leader on set, making a great film and allowing us to have an amazing onset experience. He’s the guy we followed and will continue to follow.”
“I had the most fun making this film,” said Claire Forlani, who plays femme fatale Karen Colson. “It has been one of the most fun sets I’ve ever been on with such a brilliant level of humor. And when you’re working these hours in this race to get a film made, to have that attitude, it comes from the top. And that’s Max. It’s been a really tight schedule and a lot to do, and he’s not only done it, but he’s done it brilliantly. I adore him. I think he’s really accomplished something admirable and fun with this film.”
“Precious Cargo is a good mix of comedy with an intense blend of action and drama happening behind that,” said Gosselaar. “I like that there’s a light touch to this film, a comedic element throughout. I always like to see an action film that has a comedic element and doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is that kind of movie where you can sit down for 90 minutes, eat popcorn and enjoy the ride.”
“Precious Cargo” opens May 11 from OctoArts Films International.
Click for the film’s trailer here:
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
After being betrayed by her lover, Queen Freya (Emily Blunt) decided to build an ice kingdom and kidnaps children to train them to become a part of her army. Two of his finest soldiers grow up to be Eric the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain). However, the two fall in love, and Freya's rule stated that love is forbidden in her kingdom. Soon, the two are forced by Freya to get separated and as time passes by, the two met again to team up and find the magic mirror and prevent Freya to become more powerful than before.
The Huntsman: Winter's War is somehow a sequel and a prequel to the 2012 hit Snow White and the Huntsman. It might be an unnecessary continuation of the first film but despite the negative reviews from the other critics, we somehow enjoyed it. The story might be pretty simple and stretched, but it was boosted with the tremendous visuals that are really entertaining at times. The costumes are pretty neat as well, and the virtual world of special effects is convincingly solid throughout.
Emily Blunt was just fantastic as Freya, but she was just limited to be a one-dimensional character. Charlize Theron still provides a stunning presence as Queen Ravenna, but she is quite underused unlike with the first part where-in, she stole the spotlight. Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain were good, and the addition of Nick Frost and Rob Brydon adds the much-needed comic relief.
Overall, The Huntsman: Winter's War isn't a bad film, but it can't really justify its existence. It is just too shallow to be remarkable but definitely quite a visual treat.
Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 7 out of 10 stars
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron
Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Distributed by: United International Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide