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Fall In Love With An Alien This February 2017

Marami akong naririnig na mga kaso ng LDR – or long distance relationship. Ito yung mga mag-jowa na magkalayo ng tirahan, ng work, o ng school. Dahil hindi sila nagkikita madalas, nagkakaroon ng gap.

Sa totoo lang, hindi naman reason ang LDR para hindi mag-work out ang relasyon ninyo.

Mapupunuan ito ng scheduled meetings, effort, gifts through online stores, food delivery. Pwede din gawan ng paraan ang date gamit ang Live chat. Pwede kayo kumain ng sabay, actually.

Palusot lang ang LDR para sa mga taong hindi marunong umeffort.

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Two of the fastest rising stars in the millennial era, Britt Robertson and Asa Butterfield who starred in blockbuster movies “Tomorrowland” and “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” respectively, team up for the latest out of this world adventure in “The Space Between Us.”

 

“The Space Between Us” is an interplanetary adventure that rockets off when a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is.

Tulsa (Britt Robertson) rides with Gardner (Asa Butterfield) on her motorcycle

Tulsa (Britt Robertson) rides with Gardner (Asa Butterfield) on her motorcycle

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot (Butterfield) – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa (Robertson).


When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.

“The Space Between Us” opens February 1 in cinemas from Pioneer Films.

EVA GREEN: PROTECTOR IN “MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN”

                Enigmatic actress Eva Green who starred in blockbuster testosterone-filled movies such as “Kingdom of Heaven,” “300: Rise of an Empire” and “Casino Royale” takes lead role in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

Eva Green

Eva Green

Eva Green portrays Miss Peregrine, who oversees a magical place that is threatened by powerful enemies. Photo Credit: Jay Maidment.

Eva Green portrays Miss Peregrine, who oversees a magical place that is threatened by powerful enemies. Photo Credit: Jay Maidment.

                “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is based upon the debut novel by Ransom Riggs, published in 2011,  an instant global hit and topped The New York Times best-seller list selling more than 3.1 million copies. A sequel, “Hollow City,” was published in 2014, followed by the final book in the trilogy, “Library of Souls.” 

                The book and movie’s heroine, Miss Peregrine is the protector of the Peculiars. Green, on her titular role calls her character “a kind of dark Mary Poppins-like figure who is rather eccentric and fearless, and who wields a deadly crossbow to protect her Peculiars.  Her peculiarity is being an ymbrine, meaning she can manipulate time and take the form of a bird.  Miss Peregrine, along with other ymbrines, uses this ability to create a time “loop,” in which she and the children live within a single day that repeats over and over again. This protects them from the evils of the world that exist outside the loop.

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Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) takes aim at her powerful enemies. Photo Credit: Jay Maidment.

Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) takes aim at her powerful enemies. Photo Credit: Jay Maidment.

Eva Green in Title Role

Eva Green in Title Role

                Miss Peregrine is an intriguing and sometimes mysterious character, capable of being a maternal figure to her young charges, as well as a fearsome opponent to those who threaten them.  Her children are her life, and Miss Peregrine will do anything for them.  She’s a ballsy character and a warrior. 

                “Miss Peregrine runs the home for the peculiar children, and she protects them from the outside world, from those monsters that eat children – they’re called Hollowgasts in the movie – and she will do anything to protect them,” explains Eva Green. 

                “She will risk her life and she will kill. And she is peculiar herself. She can transform herself into a bird. It’s quite complicated! She has this peculiarity as well, to manipulate time, so that the last 24 hours can be lived again. So every night she has that ritual of resetting the time,” adds Green.

                Eva further says that at the heart of the film is a very powerful message. “I think in the outside world, these abilities would be seen as a handicap and these children would be persecuted because of that.   But on this island, they’re kind of celebrated for being so unique, and the message in the film, for children as well as adults, it’s just, ‘be yourself, no matter how strange you are.’”

                And Burton, she adds, is the perfect director to deliver that message in a stunningly original cinematic way. “That’s what Tim does best. I feel like he understands the hearts of outcasts, and he celebrates them. It’s beautiful.”

                For the director himself, the ‘peculiars’ are outcasts because of who they are – is a theme that he related to instantly. “Obviously the superhero genre is alive and well, but with this I never quite saw it that way. I always felt this was a more human version of that kind of thing, and I always saw it as less of a superpower and more of an affliction,” he says. “It was a much more down-to-earth human level to me that I was attracted to.

                “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will open September 28 in cinemas nationwide (also in 3D) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.