By Ariana Ocampo
The official trailer for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” a highly anticipated movie adaptation of the novel with the same name, has been released, garnering over 3 million views on YouTube within the first 12 hours since posting time.
A serial-killer mystery in which the culprit turns out to be one of Satan’s minions, Scott Derrickson’s “Deliver Us From Evil” adapts the detective genre to an exorcism tale that is very serious about the prospect of demonic possession. Though based on claims made by real-life NYPD officer-turned-paranormal investigator Ralph Sarchie (played here by Eric Bana), the picture is stolen by a fictional character — a composite religious figure played with a predictable level of smolder by “Carlos” star Edgar Ramirez.
By Rito P. Asilo
Michael Bay’s “Age of Extinction,” the fourth installment of the “Transformers” film franchise, is more a reboot than a sequel—with cash-strapped amateur inventor Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) taking up the cudgels for the Autobots four years after the events in “Dark of the Moon.”
By Nestor U. Torre
The new comedy flick, “22 Jump Street,” drearily illustrates what happens when a sequel is trotted out just because the original movie made money, and its producers want to do more of the same.
By Ruben V. Nepales
“Not too much sex,” Susan Sarandon quipped after she said that too much sun, smoking and alcohol are a big no-no in her life. The actress avoids those last three to keep looking good. But, not sex, said the award-winning thespian in this recent afternoon interview at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “There’s no such thing as too much sex, unless it’s with a lot of unprotected strangers,” she stressed.