The Healing

The HealingThe Healing is another engaging horror flick by Chito Roño that generates a respectable amount of suspense. This movie is starred by Gov. Vilma Santos for her 50th anniversary in show business and co-starred by Kim Chiu, Joel Torre, Janice de Belen, Pokwang, Martin del Rosario and many others. It was directed by Chito Roño.

I am really unsure of what to expect last night at the Director’s Cut of Chito Rono’s The Healing. Star Cinema’s The Healing is a story of Filipino tradition wherein people are asking for help on treatment of diseases. A news about the miraculous works of a faith healer spread like wildfire attracting the attention of people suffering from various illness coming from all walks of life. All of the sudden, the faith healer stops her “healing” sessions but was forced by a group of patient.

The story circled with the aftereffects of bringing a dead person back into life by a faith healer. Ever since that incident, lives of all those cured by the healer has been put into danger. An appearance of a doppelganger is a sign that something bad is going to happen to a character. When a character meets his doppelganger, he will go insane, harming other people and then eventually killing himself. The only way to break the curse is to kill the person who was brought back to life.

SM Supermalls Successfully Launched and Released Hundreds of iButterflies at SM Megamall

Yesterday, SM Megamall in partnership with SM Cyberzone successfully launched and released hundreds of iButterflies at The Mega Atrium for mall shoppers to catch. The event was attended by bloggers, celebrities and shoppers eager to get their hands or handsets on these virtual iButterflies.

You might be wondering, what is iButterfly and how does it work? Well, iButterfly is a fun and entertaining mobile information and couponing system that runs using three technologies: Augmented Reality for seeing butterflies in the real world. Motion Censor for catching butterflies using your phone. Global Positioning System (GPS) function for finding where the iButterflies are. It is definitely a unique way of enjoying promos from SM tenant partners such as Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Forever 21, David’s Salon, Kenny Rogers, Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Chowking, Red Ribbon, Greenwich, Smart, BDO and McDonald’s!

Catching an iButterfly is easy. First, download the application by connecting to the free SM WIFI or the SM_iButterfly SSIS at the participating malls you may also use your phone’s 3G connection. Using your gadget, simply download the App via Google Play and App Store’s, just search for the iButterfly Asia App. Once downloaded, open the App and start catching iButterflies. These turn into instant prizes. Simply claim your prize at participating mall stores.

An iButterfly catch-up event was held at the SM Megamall Mega Atrium on June 8, with special guests like Tim Yap, Tessa-Prieto Valdez, Jenni Epperson, and more. Guests enjoyed an ibutterfly tutorial from YouTube sensations Petra Mahalimuyak and Bogart the Explorer and had a fun SM ibutterfly experience.

My co-workers and I had the chance to catch these iButterflies ourselves yesterday and we had fun collecting them. I also learned that aside from carrying prizes, some of these iButterflies also contain interesting information about SM’s partner retailers. You can also share and exchange them with your friends too.

I think SM Supermalls scored another hit on this one. This is one marketing strategy that will definitely put us on the map as one of the technologically advanced countries able to utilize different technological innovations to bring services and entertainment to people in a fun and unique way.

With iButterflies virtually flying around, shoppers have another reason to flock to their favorite participating SM Supermalls to play catch and win prizes from SM Department stores and their partner retailers such as SM Cinema, SM Food Court, Global Pinoy, Quantum, Our Home, Baby Camp, Forever21, Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Krispy Kreme, Kenny Rogers, Yellow Cab Pizza, McDonald’s, Mister Donut, Starbucks, Parfois, Yves Rocher, David’s Salon, Timex, Smart Communications, and Fox’s.

What are you waiting for, head to the nearest participating SM Supermall (SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Cebu, SM Davao, SM Southmall, SM Fairview, SM Baguio) and start catching ibutterflies.

Have fun catching iButterflies! 🙂

New Bourne Legacy 2012: Trailer is Out!

The Bourne Legacy 2012So, ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ wasn’t the last one after all. With Matt Damon calling it quits on the series, Jeremy Renner takes the lead in this fourth film, with Edward Norton on baddie duty and Albert Finney and Joan Allen seem set to reprise their roles as Dr Albert Hirsch and Pam Landy respectively. Filming is taking place in New York, The Philippines and Canada – the plot’s carefully under wraps but you can bet that conspiracies and politics play a hefty part in the action-packed proceedings. Rachel Weisz is the likely love interest.

The Bourne Legacy is an upcoming American action spy film and the fourth installment in the eponymous Bourne film series, which is based on the Jason Bourne novels created by Robert Ludlum and Eric Van Lustbader. The story sets off after the conclusion of The Bourne Ultimatum with Tony Gilroy as the director, screenwriter of the first three films. Matt Damon and the character Jason Bourne are not in this film, but Damon has not ruled out starring in any future films as long as Paul Greengrass returns as director. The film is named after but is not based on The Bourne Legacy, a Bourne novel written by author Eric Van Lustbader.

The films open August 3, 2012! See you there! 🙂

Snow White and the Huntsman: Showing on June 2012

Early evidence suggests the sumptuous Snow White and the Huntsman will at least look better than its Julia Roberts-fronted rival.

Snow White and the Huntsman Theron Milk Scene

Film-makers who begin their careers in commercial advertising do not always emerge as dead-eyed journeymen when they arrive in Hollywood. Ridley Scott conjured up Blade Runner and Alien from the ashes of some much-loved 1970s ads for Hovis bread, and I’m something of an apologist for Zack Snyder, at least when he’s in Watchmen mode and not hawking spectacularly ill-advised video game porn in the vein of last year’s Sucker Punch.

Snow White And The Huntsman

Rupert Sanders is the latest director to emerge from ad-land, and I can’t help feeling that the British film-maker’s forthcoming take on Snow White has retained a whiff of festive perfume commercial that you might think was a hangover from his old job. Perhaps it’s the presence of Charlize Theron as the evil Queen Ravenna, or, more likely, the pretentious, faux-edgy fantasy imagery – but I feel a desperate need to rush out and purchase a dozen bottles of Poison by Christian Dior every time I watch the trailer.

Three new featurettes have dropped this week ahead of Snow White and the Huntsman’s June release, and none of them do an awful lot to extinguish the suspicion that Sanders is keener on style than substance. In the first, Theron boasts of a “feast for the eyes”, while Kristen Stewart (Snow White) discusses “visuals that absolutely transport you somewhere else”. Chris Hemsworth (the Huntsman) helpfully offers that because Sanders has made oodles of adverts, he will be able to tell “a vivid story with such great imagery”, while something that looks like Castrol GTX (actually the famous mirror on the wall morphing into human form) flows ominously around the screen.

The second video centres on the story, which doesn’t seem to have been adapted too much from the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale. The evil queen is still out to murder poor Snow White for being hotter than her, but this time she has added superpowers such as the ability to transform into a flock of crows and drain the lifeblood from unfortunate servants, a bit like Ingrid Pitt in classic Hammer horror Countess Dracula mode. The censors might well have handed Snow White and the Huntsman an 18 certificate back in the early 1970s: it’s intriguing to see that a film about an evil murderess who wants to cut out the heart of her rival is these days being pitched at the pre-teen Twilight crew.

Finally, we get the chance to have a look at the sumptuous costumes prepared for the film by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood. No complaints here: the movie looks spectacular. Can it develop into something more than a visual tour de force, and does it need to? There’s something fitting about bringing the story of Snow White to the big screen in superficial form. Fairytales are often opaque, sepia-toned devices: horror stories for children, as it were, with the awful goings-on obscured by the dream-like nature of the storytelling. On this basis, Snow White and the Huntsman appears appropriately vacuous.

Snow White and the Huntsman’s final plus point is that no matter how bad it ends up being, it cannot possibly get close to rival production Mirror, Mirror’s level of abomination. The Julia Roberts-fronted version seems to have fed the entire cast truckloads of happy pills before setting them loose on set, and you’d struggle to find more ropey, half-hearted acting work at a Romford pantomime.

Snow White and the Huntsman arrives on 1 June, 2012! See you there! 🙂

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Lady Gaga Live in Manila!

Ovation Productions Presents: The Born This Way Ball Tour: Lady Gaga Live in Manila at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Get ready little monsters, she’s coming back for a 2-night show on May 21 & 22, 2012 as Ovation Productions PRESENTS THE BORN THIS WAY BALL TOUR STARRING LADY GAGA.

Lady Gaga Live in Manila

Manila, Philppines – March 30 2012 – 5-time Grammy Award winner LADY GAGA is set to make her triumphant return to the stage this Spring with The Born This Way Ball. In this brand new tour, Gaga will perform her latest album Born This Way as well as music from both The Fame and The Fame Monster. The Born This Way Ball, produced globally by Live Nation, will begin on April 27th, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea, and now includes a performance at Manila’s SM Mall of Asia Arena on May 21 – 22, 2012.

Lady Gaga’s last tour – The Monster Ball – captivated audiences around the globe, receiving rave reviews in every city. The Sun called it “the best live show you will see this year,” and the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards named it the Major Tour of the Year.

The Born This Way Ball will be Lady Gaga’s first tour since the release of her album Born This Way (Streamline/Konlive/Interscope), which has sold nearly 6 million copies worldwide since its release in May 2011. The album is the follow-up to back-to-back Grammy Award-winning albums 2009’s The Fame Monster, and 2008’s The Fame. Combined, The Fame and The Fame Monster have sold 15 million albums worldwide, while Lady Gaga’s hit singles have combined sales of over 65 million worldwide.

Lady Gaga was named Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in the World 2011 and was included in Time’s annual “The 2010 Time 100″ list of the most influential people in the world. With over 2.2 billion combined views of all her videos online, Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living people on Facebook with over 47 million ‘likes’ and is #1 on Twitter with nearly 19 million followers. Lady Gaga is the only artist in the digital era to top the 5 million sales mark with her first two hits.

 

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Mae Limboc is an Social Media Specialist at Visual Ally Incorporated. She has been in the company since it started and is currently being trained for Social Media. To practice her learning’s, she is now trying to venture out into blogging. Her blogs usually showcase their different activities and interests and also her experiences of a newbie in the Social Media world.

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