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DARKEST HOUR

Focus Features has released the first trailer for director Joe Wright’s historical drama "Darkest Hour", opening in Philippine cinemas on January 2018.



Written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), the film stars Oscar-nominee Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill and begins on the eve of World War II, chronicling Churchill’s difficult push to get England to stand up to Nazi Germany and enter the war rather than negotiate a treaty.

The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn.



Darkest Hour is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

A DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF SOVIET CHILDREN’S BOOK GOES ONLINE

What is “Playing Soviet?”

This interactive database of children’s book illustrations draws the little-known and rarely-seen Soviet children’s books from the Cotsen Collection at Princeton’s Firestone Library. The featured illustrations have been selected and annotated by a diverse group of scholars and students of Russian and Soviet culture. The site’s customizable data visualizations, still under construction, will map relationships among artists, image types, color, style, and publication information.











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WORKPLACE

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ROUGH NIGHT

Columbia Pictures has launched the character posters for its upcoming adult comedy Rough Night, slated to open in Philippine cinemas August 9, 2017.

Take a look at the individual one-sheets below featuring the principal castmembers Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz.

In Rough Night, five friends from college reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Just when all hope is lost, they realize there’s more to the story than they could’ve ever imagined.



Scarlett Johansson plays Jess Thayer, the bride-to-be who has dedicated her life to public service, and has set her sights on becoming a member of the state legislature. “She is definitely a socially conscious person,” explains Johansson. “She’s involved in the community and wants to make a positive difference in people’s lives. That’s why she’s running for state senate.”

Kate McKinnon portrays the Australian Pippa (a/k/a Kiwi), who is Jess’ eccentric friend from her semester abroad down under. “She's the freest spirit there possibly could be,” says McKinnon. “There are no rules with Pippa. But even though she’s a strange bird, she’s also sincere, tender and sweet – she has an absolute joy – which I think is a good combo.”

Jillian Bell plays Alice, Jess’ overly possessive friend who relishes reliving the past. Though the two were very close when they were in college, the passing years have changed that friendship. “Alice thinks she’s still Jess’ best friend,” says Bell. “Alice believes that she and Jess are much closer than they actually are and that they can still have fun times together.”

Frankie, played by Ilana Glazer, is the consummate activist. “Frankie is a hyper-politicized rich kid from Brentwood who thinks the things that she does are very important,” says Glazer. “She forgoes a life of leisure to devote herself to making a difference.”

Blair, played by Zoë Kravitz, is the successful, straight laced, proper and seemingly put-together one of the group. However, outward appearances can be deceptive – there is more turmoil going on in Blair’s life than she would rather admit. “Blair is the conservative one in the group,” says Kravitz. “She’s married. She has a child. She’s a businesswoman. She has chosen a more conventional and materialistic route.”



Rough Night is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

ATOMIC BLONDE

Charlize Theron suits up as the most lethal of assassins in “Atomic Blonde”, a breakneck action-thriller that follows Theron’s Agent Lorraine Broughton, considered as MI6’s most skilled agent in the midst of a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.

Directed by acclaimed David Leitch, filmmaker behind hits such as “John Wick” films and the director of the upcoming “Deadpool 2”, “Atomic Blonde” is also based on the Oni Press graphic novel series “The Coldest City” by Anthony Johnston and illustrated by Sam Hart.

In a story by Deadline.com, Director David Leitch details why he decided to do the movie, “The noir nature of the novel was very interesting, and there’s a graphic sensibility I really loved.”



Set in 1989 on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is sent to Berlin to take down an espionage ring that has killed an agent for unknown reasons. Willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission, Broughton partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. The movie also stars John Goodman (“Monsters, Inc.) and Sofia Boutella (“The Mummy”, “Kingsman”).

The Hollywood Reporter sees Theron as the actress that “Has all the steely cool such a movie needs but is forced to keep her wit stashed somewhere alongside her fake passports.”

Theron, who has played all kinds of roles ranging from action to drama, further reveals her versatility in “Atomic Blonde” as she engages in sleek action scenes brimming with intense sexuality, and dazzling style as a lethal fearless spy.



“Atomic Blonde” opens July 26 in cinemas from Pioneer Films.

ALPHABETIZING BOOKS

In case you ever wondered what the fastest way is to alphabetize your bookshelf. Chand John shows how, shedding light on how algorithms help librarians and search engines speedily sort information.