(MAGAZINE) Chalk Reveals New Look ON Their 13th Anniversary With Daniel Padilla On The Cover

On its 13th anniversary, Chalk magazine is back with another issue and a whole new look, featuring none other than the boy everyone can’t get enough of—Daniel Padilla.  16 pages are dedicated to Daniel and his story of showbiz success—plus, even his on-and-off-cam sweetheart Kathryn Bernardo gives readers a chance to look into what she
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(MAGAZINE) Chalk Reveals New Look ON Their 13th Anniversary With Daniel Padilla On The Cover

After-Credits in ‘The Wolverine’ Reveals Scenes from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Recent early screenings of “The Wolverine” thrilled fans when it revealed the much talked about scenes after the credits leading to the events of Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

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Hugh Jackman enthused and confirmed that there is in fact an after-credits teaser, which they consider as the tease of all tease. “There’s a lot of great actors in it, and if you stick around to the end of the credit of The Wolverine, you’re going to get a really nice Easter Egg for what Days of the Future Past has to offer…which we can’t reveal!” says Jackman.

Tormented, embarking on a quest to find meaning in his life, this is Wolverine’s ultimate journey and one which forces him to unleash that unbridled, animalistic ‘berserker’ rage in all its power and ferocity. Directed by James Mangold, “The Wolverine” takes the legendary mutant to Tokyo where Logan/Wolverine is out of his element in Japan and becomes embroiled in a murky and mysterious conspiracy. Battling the fearsome Silver Samurai and other vicious adversaries, he is also searching for meaning in his life and questioning his immortality. Dark and gritty, the action-fueled drama is set after the events of the 2006 film “X-Men: The Last Stand” and was inspired by the storyline from a popular 1982 comic book by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Directed by James Mangold, “The Wolverine” also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee and Svetlana Khodchenkova.

“The Wolverine” opens July 25 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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After-Credits in ‘The Wolverine’ Reveals Scenes from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

‘Man of Steel’ Reveals Evolution of Modern Super Hero!

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes the epic action-adventure “Man of Steel,” under the direction of Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”).

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In the film, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

The film stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Kal-El, four-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams, Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon, Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner, Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”), Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”), Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

Born Kal-El of Krypton, raised Clark Kent on Earth. What world does he belong to? What world does he fight for? Those are the questions confronting Superman, and the choices he makes will determine the fate of the planet he has always called home.

“In the world of Super Heroes, Superman is the completely uncompromising figure who exists to represent the best that all of us can be,” Zack Snyder states. “He is the ideal; he’s what we strive for, that magical, golden god, the kind of icon that has extended beyond the comics world and into all of popular culture.”

Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster and first appearing in the comic book Action Comics #1, published on April 18, 1938, Superman quickly became a cultural phenomenon, winning fans around the world in live-action and animated form in nearly every known entertainment medium. In feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, social media and literature, he has battled some of the greatest villains of all time.

Though known for his ability to bring high energy action to his films, and create fantastical worlds on screen, Snyder was initially hesitant to take on the responsibility of bringing one of the first comic book Super Heroes back to the silver screen. “I was pretty into comics when I was growing up, and Superman was a favorite of mine, so I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it,” he acknowledges. “I wasn’t sure where I could take the character that he hadn’t gone before.”

Then he read the screenplay David S. Goyer had written, based on a story Goyer devised with one of the film’s producers, Christopher Nolan. “Without breaking the canon, without taking away the things that make him Superman, they were able to make him totally relatable,” Snyder says. “They took me on a journey that was interesting to me, and that was the reason to do it.”

Nolan offers, “Audiences will be very familiar with ‘Man of Steel’s’ portrayal of Superman as the ultimate superhero, but where he was an impenetrable, god-like figure in previous iterations of his story, we show him as a rather more relatable figure who deals with very human issues of love, divided loyalties and family, even as he is anything but human himself.”

To take the character down that road throughout the production process, Snyder instinctually knew it would be a departure for him as a filmmaker, despite having worked in the genre before.

Producer Deborah Snyder recalls, “One of the first things Zack said to me was, ‘This is going to be the most realistic film I’ve ever done. How ironic is that?’ But that was our goal: to make Superman relevant for today’s audiences, to make him fit into our world.”

In capturing that realism, the director chose to shoot on film and in 2D instead of native 3D, to be converted into 3D in post. Snyder continues, “Zack felt that an intimate filmmaking style, including handheld cameras, would help us connect with Clark who, when we first meet him, is kind of lost, trying to find his place but feeling very out of place, which is something we’ve all felt at some point in our lives.”

In scripting the story he and Nolan wrote, screenwriter David Goyer determined that “the film is very much about choices. It’s about a man with two fathers: Jor-El, Kal’s Kryptonian father, and Jonathan Kent, Clark’s dad on Earth. Clark/Kal has grown up with two sets of histories, though only one was known to him until now. And now he needs to reconcile those teachings if he is to become the man that, arguably, both fathers would want him to be, in their own ways.”

In today’s über-technological world, very little information is withheld from public notice and what is, is often uncovered and exposed, whether at the hands of the media, by self-appointed wiki watchdogs, or via viral video. Thus, it’s difficult to imagine that an alien from another planet could live among us, undetected, for any length of time. And, of course, once discovered, that individual would likely never find peace again.

“We knew that to tell Superman’s story in a modern context meant addressing the trappings of our modern times,” Snyder remarks. “And the character inherently comes with a lot of expectations as well, having been around and idolized for 75 years. So, it was important that we vetted the ramifications of every decision we made in updating him and his environment, from Smallville to the S-shield.”

Cavill relates, “Everything grows and evolves at some stage, and I think this contemporized version is another stage of that evolution. If you read the DC comic books, like the New 52 from a couple years back, they’ve been doing it as well—in a different way than Zack and Chris and David have, perhaps—but the new Superman’s suit is entirely different, and his attitude has changed a bit, while his core characteristics are still there. It’s growth for a modern reader, and our film does that for a modern audience.”

Even as the filmmakers explored the genesis of the legendary character, Snyder offers, “We knew the action had to be bigger than big, with heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat thrills. We never lost sight of the fact that we were making a Superman movie.”

“Man of Steel” opens across the Philippines on June 12 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular theaters and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

‘Man of Steel’ Reveals Evolution of Modern Super Hero!

GMA Network reveals new shows for its 63rd Anniversary Celebration!

The Kapuso Network continues to forge ahead and chart new grounds this 2013 as it presents a pioneering line up of its forthcoming programs slated to premiere this June as the Network celebrates its 63rd anniversary.

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First on the list is the television remake of one of the network’s most memorable drama series – “Anna Karenina“. The 2013 version stars Barbie Forteza, Joyce Ching and Krystal Reyes together with Derrick Monasterio, Hiro Peralta and Julian Trono. In this modern remake, Barbie will play the role of Karen, while Joyce will take on the role of Nina, and Krystal will assume the role of Anna.

Completing the cast are other reputable names in the industry including Sandy Andolong, Juan Rodrigo, Yul Servo, Neil Ryan Sese, Valerie Concepcion with Allan Paule, Ana Roces, Maybelyn dela Cruz, Maureen Larrazabal, Alicia Mayer, Kathleen Hermosa, Joanna Marie Tan and Yasmien Kurdi in a very special role as Maggie. Premiering June 3, this primetime series, which is under the direction of Gina Alajar, tells the story of three girls and their families searching for the real Anna Karenina.

Also premiering on June 3 is “Mga Basang Sisiw“. This upcoming Afternoon Prime soap is a remake of the 1981 classic movie originally topbilled by Sheryl Cruz, Janice de Belen, Che che Perez de Tagle and Julie Vega.  Mga Basang Sisiw features Renz Valerio, Bianca Umali, Kimberly Faye, Hershey Garcia, and Mico Zarsadias.

Set to breathe life to the other characters in the modern version are Lani Mercado, Raymond Bagatsing, Gardo Versoza, Mike Tan and Caridad Sanchez. Also in the lead cast is versatile actress Maxene Magalona in a very challenging role. Mga Basang Sisiw is under the direction of Ricky Davao.

On June 10, primetime viewing will never be the same again as GMA 7 presents the most provocative drama series of the network via “My Husband’s Lover“. This highly-dramatic and intriguing soap opera tackles true to life relationships.

My Husband’s Lover is topbilled by Carla Abellana and Dennis Trillo and introducing the newest Kapuso Tom Rodriguez. Directed by Dominic Zapata, My Husband’s Lover dares to defy all conventions on traditional drama soaps and will soon capture viewers all over the country.

Also in the cast are Pancho Magno and respected TV and movie stars Chanda Romero, Glydel Mercado, Roi Vinzon, and Ms. Kuh Ledesma.

Also in the offing is “Maghihintay Pa Rin“, set to captivate hearts beginning June 10. Versatile Kapuso actress Bianca King returns to the Afternoon Prime block as she shares stellar billing with two of the network’s sought-after leading men – Rafael Rosell and Dion Ignacio.

Under the helm of Don Michael Perez, also in the cast are Ayen Munji-Laurel and Kapuso stars JC Tiuseco, Diva  Montelaba, Julie Ann Lee, among others.

Beginning June 15, GMA Network presents its newest child-friendly offering that ushers adults and kids into a world where imagination becomes a wonderful part of everyday life via “One Day Isang Araw“.

The four kids who will topbill the program are Milkcah Nacion, Marc Justine Alvarez, Joshua Uy and Jillian Ward. One Day Isang Araw will present a different story every Saturday which will be narrated by the four kid characters. The episodes will not only impart values and moral lessons, but will also present stories that reflect the Filipino culture and heritage.

Soon to bring beautiful music into every Kapuso home is the all-original morning series, “With A Smile”, featuring a powerhouse ensemble of artists top-billed by Andrea Torres, Mikael Daez and Christian Bautista. Under the direction of Louie Ignacio, With A Smile will definitely send thrills and delights to the Kapuso viewers beginning June 17.

Prepare for an all-out fun Sunday afternoon for the whole family as the brightest and hottest Kapuso stars unite for the launch of the newest and most exciting musical-variety program dubbed as “Sunday All Stars”.

This upcoming spectacle will infuse a new level of noontime TV experience to Filipino viewers. There will be 4 celebrity teams, with each team headed by a Kapuso artist, who will participate for a showdown every week. Directed by Rommel Gacho, Sunday All Stars will definitely bring fun and excitement every Sunday afternoon through its world-class performers, ground-breaking concepts, and inventive production numbers this June.

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GMA Network reveals new shows for its 63rd Anniversary Celebration!

GMA Films reveals two movie offerings for 2013!

Kapuso viewers are also in for a treat as GMA Films ushers in two new and exciting movie offerings for the year.

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Portfolio Films and GMA Films will kick-start Philippine Independence Day with the theatrical release of “Dance of the Steel Bars“.

Directed by Cesar Apolinario and Marnie Manicad, the film, set against the real backdrop of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, stars Dingdong Dantes, and Patrick Bergin. Playing equally important roles are Mon Confiado, Kathleen Hermosa, Thou Reyes, Gabe Mercado, Renee Salud and Gov. Gwen Garcia.

The story is inspired by the lives of the CPDRC Dancing Inmates and is a fictional account of how the dancing program started.

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GMA Films and Regal Entertainment, Inc. reunite the blockbuster loveteam of Richard Gutierrez and Marian Rivera on the big screen via “My Lady Boss”.

This film is directed by Jade Castro and will be shown in cinemas on July 3.

My Lady Boss also stars Rocco Nacino, Ruru Madrid, Dion Ignacio, Sef Cadayona, Tom Rodriguez, Jace Flores, Princess Snell, Petra Mahalimuyak, Matet De Leon, Bianca Umali, Regine Tolentino, Gerard Pizarras, Pinky Amador and Jackie Lou Blanco, with the special participation of Ronaldo Valdez, Sandy Andolong and Maricel Laxa – Pangilinan.

GMA Films reveals two movie offerings for 2013!