Experience Halloween chills at SM Cinema with Sine Sindak 2 Horror Film Festival

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start planning those horror movie marathons. This year, why not binge on some new Halloween films at SM Cinema as they present the Sine Sindak 2 Horror Film Festival just in time for this spooky season!

Following its successful run last year, SM Cinema’s very own Sine Sindak Horror Film Festival is back with five curated movie titles – Dead Sight, Evil’s Curse, Door Lock, The Only Mom and Look Away. Starting October 23 until October 29, be sure to catch these exclusive films before they’re gone!

In Deadsight, a deadly virus spreads across Grey County. A partially blind man and a pregnant officer work together to escape their town through swarms of the living dead.

A holiday romance gone wrong, Evil’s Curse is the story of a young backpacker who meets the girl of his dreams. The woman, however, starts suffering from strange and terrifying blackouts. In their search for a cure, the couple becomes the unwitting playthings of a vengeful and horrific entity.

Doorlock tells the story of Kyung-Min, a woman living on her own, who one night hears someone trying to unlock her door and finds it wide open. When the police fail to help the frightened woman, Kyung-Min investigates on her own and discovers unknown fingerprints.

In The Only Mom, a family moves into a colonial-style house filled with old photographs to raise their autistic daughter. They soon discover a spirit trapped inside one of the photos and their life takes a turn for the worse.

An alienated high school student in Look Away suddenly switches places with her sinister mirror image.

Of course, Halloween will not be complete without a trip to a haunted house. To level up the Halloween experience, SM Cinema is also giving moviegoers the Sine Sindak Horror House, which you can visit in SM Megamall from October 19 to November 3 for a chilling adventure with your family and friends!

You can get the Sine Sindak 2 unlimited all-day pass for only Php 199 or watch a single movie for Php 120 per ticket. To wrap up the complete Halloween package, SM Cinema is giving moviegoers a chance to win tickets to Asylum Manila. All you have to do is take a photo of the giant word search in select SM Cinema branches and find all ten (10) Philippine mythical creatures. Post the photo on Facebook with your answers in the caption and use the hashtag #SineSindak2atSMCinema. The promo is valid in the following SM Cinema branches: SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Fairview, SM Manila, SM San Lazaro, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Marikina, SM Southmall and SM Aura.

Catch the Sine Sindak 2 Horror Film Festival from October 23 to 29 in all SM Cinema branches nationwide. Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app. You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates! Satisfy your cavings at Snack Time, the official food concessionaire of SM Cinema, which offers a wide array of snack like popcorn, hotdogs and burgers to complement your movie watching experience. Follow /SnackTimeOfficial on Facebook for more information.

Unexpected Allies and Forces Unveiled at Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

In 2014, audiences first saw Angelina Jolie take on the role of the Disney’s most notoriousvillain, Maleficent. The film offered another perspective to the traditional fairytale that placed thespotlight on the events that drove her to curse a newborn baby princess to sleep forever. Thefilm put a fresh spin on the traditional fairy tale with a villain as the story’s protagonist.This year, Jolie wears her cloak and puts on her horns once again as she reprises her iconiccharacter in Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Oscar® and three-time Golden Globe®winning actress returns for the fantasy-adventure sequel that picks up several years after thefirst film and continues to explore the complex relationship between her and Princess Aurora(Elle Fanning). Jolie shares, “These Disney films are always big and beautiful which is one of the reasons whyit’s a privilege to be a part of them. I always wanted to come back because I loved doing the firstone. I loved what it said about people and how they’re not always what you think they are andnot always what you assume.” Taking on the reins to direct the much-anticipated follow-up to Maleficent, Disney enlists theexpertise of Norwegian film director Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men TellNo Tales, Kon-Tiki). He looks back at how Disney created something truly unique andhumanized a villainous character to make it relatable to fans of all ages.
“With any story, I look at the emotional core, the heart of the story,” Rønning says. “One of thereasons the first Maleficent was so successful is because it had a very strong and relatableemotional journey for the audience, and in our story Aurora is basically moving out, which issomething all parents dread, and that’s exactly how Maleficent feels.” Mistress of Evil sees Maleficent realizing her true powers and fighting for the love of her ownkind as she and Aurora are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpectedallies, and dark new forces at play. Golden Globe® winning, Emmy® nominee and three-time Academy Award® nominee MichellePfeiffer joins the cast as Queen Ingrith. She appears in the big screen alongside Jolie andFanning as the wicked and cunning future mother-in-law who causes a rift between Maleficentand Aurora.“It’s always fun playing a villain,” Pfeiffer shares. “Queen Ingrith is damaged and has beenbetrayed by a lot of men in her life, but she’s got her eye on the goal and nothing will get in theway of that.” The upcoming blockbuster film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Conall, one of the leaders of thedark fey who befriends Maleficent; Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip, Aurora’s betrothed andcrown prince of Ulstead; Sam Riley as Diaval who is the horned fairy’s trusted and constantcompanion; and Ed Skrein as Borra, a vengeful winged creature who seeks to start war withhumans. Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil lands on Philippine cinemas on October 16, Wednesday.Tickets to the film are now available for sale. Join the conversations online at #MaleficentPH.

Photos:Angelina Jolie is Maleficent in Disney’s MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL.Elle Fanning is Aurora in Disney’s live-action MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVILMichelle Pfeiffer is Queen Ingrith in Disney’s live-action MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL.
About Maleficent: Mistress of EvilThe years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, hasflourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause forcelebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds. When anunexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War,testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family Join the conversations online at #MaleficentPH.

Unplanned showing August 21 at SM Malls Nationwide

Witness a life-changing experience as SM Cinema exclusively brings Unplanned to Philippine cinemas nationwide.

Based on the US best-selling autobiographical memoir, Unplanned follows Abby Johnson, one of the youngest reproductive health clinic directors in the US, and her journey of transformation and self-discovery as she witnesses an event that changes her life forever. Unplanned is a personal drama, telling Johnson’s story from both sides of the abortion issue and her eventual conversion to becoming one of the leading anti-abortion activists in the country.

“Portraying Abby Johnson is a huge responsibility. To be able to tell the powerful story of her transformation was such an honor and the experience has been incredible,” said leading actress Ashley Bratcher, who recently visited the Philippines with producer Mike Manhardt to promote the film.
“We want this film to become a vehicle to start a conversation around the world, and we invite the Philippines to be part of that conversation” shared Manhardt.
Directed by religious filmmakers Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, Unplanned stars Ashley Bratcher as Abby Johnson, Brooks Ryan as Doug, Robia Scott as Cheryl, Jared Lotz as Shawn and Emma Elle Roberts as Marilisa.

Catch Unplanned starting August 21, only at SM Cinema branches nationwide. Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app. You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates. Satisfy your cravings at Snack Time, the official food concessionaire of SM Cinema, which offers a wide array of snacks like popcorn, hotdogs and burgers to complement your movie watching experience. Follow /SnackTimeOfficial on Facebook for more information.

Unleash the Beasts in ‘Godzilla II: King of the Monsters’ at SM Cinema

An epic monster adventure awaits at SM Cinema! Prepare yourselves as the mythical super-creatures collide in Godzilla II: King of the Monsters at SM Cinema.

In this installment of the gripping film series, Godzilla battles ancient super-species Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, King Ghidorah for supremacy. It is up to a crypto-zoological agency Monarch to face off against these god-sized monsters to get a chance at saving humanity.

Watch the battle unfold in the biggest and most immersive cinema experience at SM Cinema’s IMAX theatres! The IMAX release of Godzilla II will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality for the complete The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. Combining crystal-clear images, clear audio and IMAX’s customized theatre geometry, you are sure to see Godzilla in action and in all its glory in any of the following SM Supermalls: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier, SM City North EDSA, SM City Cebu, SM City Clark, SM Southmall, and SM Lanang Premier.

Directed by Michael Dougherty, the film stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobbie Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins and Charles Dance.

Catch Godzilla starting May 29 at SM Cinema branches nationwide. Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app. You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!

Magic carpet ride: Disney’s Aladdin flies high in Philippine box office on opening weekend

Much like the movie’s thrilling magic carpet ride over the port city of Agrabah, Disney’s Aladdin, the live-action adaptation of its animated classic, flew high and soared above every other movie as it posted as the No. 1 film during its opening weekend.

Continuing Disney’s success in providing quality entertainment through live-action remakes, the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin and the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine opened in 494 cinemas nationwide last May 22 and raked in an impressive Php 212,197,892 (USD 4,014,776) on its first six days, making it the number one film over the weekend.

Film director and screenwriter Guy Ritchie lends his flair for fast-paced and exciting action to tell the adventures of the charming scoundrel Aladdin, played by Mena Massoud, and the beautiful and self-determined Princess Jasmine, played by Naomi Scott. Will Smith joins the cast as the larger-than-life Genie.

Aladdin is now showing in cinemas nationwide. Join the conversations online using #AladdinPH.

Get ready to collect happy experiences at the Cream-O Flix Fest 2019

Jack ‘n Jill Cream-O will kick-off the summer fun with yet another Cream-O Flix Fest.

Now on its third year, Cream-O Flix Fest once again invites all Cream-Oholics to another exciting outdoor cinema experience. Themed “Collect Happiness”, Cream-O Flix Fest will celebrate a common love for movies, playing games, and eating their favorite chocolate cookies on April 6, 2019, at the Quezon Memorial Circle, from 3pm onwards. The event is free and open to the public.

A lineup of blockbuster movies presented by Cream-O awaits attendees in the outdoor movie marathon. Join the adventures of Marvel Comics’ mutants in X-Men Apocalypse; follow the comedic antics of beloved Po in Kung Fu Panda 3; and sing-along to the songs of The Greatest Showman.

Cream-O goes all-out in bringing next level fun to this unique one-of-a-kind event. Aside from the film showing, live music performances and raffle giveaways, there are activity booths that will surely make everyone’s experience more awesome and memorable. Take a photo with friends and family in the colorful Cream-O-OOTD booth, challenge your movie knowledge in the Cream-O Movie Combo, unleash your creativity in the Happiness Studio, and test your luck in the Pachink-O and Tic-Tac-O game.

Not to be missed is Cream-Ofied Creations, a crowd-favorite activity where everyone can customize their own Cream-O in four easy steps: (1) choose a Cream-O cookie variant, (2) dip it in chocolate, jam, or peanut butter (3) sprinkle your choice of toppings and (4) drizzle with your favorite kind of syrup.

Spread the excitement with your friends and family using #CreamOholics and #CreamOFlixFest2019 and get ready to collect happiness with your favorite Cream-O cookies. Follow Cream-O on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at “/creamoholicsph” for latest updates.

Join the fun as Jack ‘n Jill Cream-O celebrates common love for movies, games, and its well-loved chocolate cookies on the third year of Cream-O Flix Fest on April 6, at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. This event is free and open to the public.

New Year, New Movies at SM Cinema!

SM Cinema welcomes 2019 with a bang as it brings you adventure, action and excitement in upcoming blockbuster flicks Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns and Paramount Pictures’ Bumblebee!

A sequel to Walt Disney’s 1964 classic, Mary Poppins, the world’s favorite magical nanny is back and will surely drive us again to an adventure of a lifetime.

Set in the 1930’s London, Mary Poppins Returns follows the now-adults Jane (Jane Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) together with Michael’s children as they face a personal loss and a family problem. In the time the family needs her the most, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) is back to the rescue to help the family and cope with the most difficult time of their lives.

Another new film to open our 2019 is the latest movie offering from the Transformers’ franchise focusing on the adventures of one of the most favorite Autobots, Bumblebee!

Catch Mary Poppins Returns and Bumblebee on January 8 at IMAX theatres, Director’s Club and SM Cinema branches nationwide. Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app. You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!

SM Cinema teams up with Marvel Studios for the biggest Marvel Movie Marathon in the country!

To kick-off Marvel Studios’ 10th year mark in the entertainment scene, SM Cinema joined forces with The Walt Disney Company Philippines to bring back not one but 16 Marvel Studios films in theaters for the most ambitious movie exhibition of the year, the Marvel Movie Marathon!

The Marvel Movie Marathon features 16 of the biggest titles from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films namely: Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Ant-Man and The Wasp, and Avengers: Infinity War.

Marvel movie buffs can purchase a ticket at PhP 100.00 per movie or an all-movie bundle for the 16 films at only PhP 1,200.00. You can also have a chance to secure advance tickets of the highly-anticipated Marvel Studios film, Captain Marvel which will be groundbreaking in theaters in March 2019.

So what are you waiting for? Be part of Marvel Studios’ biggest year as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, starting off with the Marvel Movie Marathon at SM Cinema!

Catch the movies in select SM Cinema branches in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City Davao, SM Seaside Cebu, SM City Manila, SM City Sta. Mesa, SM Aura Premier and SM City Fairview from October 13 to 21. You may also book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app. Just stay tuned and follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!

Feel the action of “Escape Plan 2: Hades” at SM Cinema

With the release of action movies Escape Plan 2: Hades, SM Cinema lets you enjoy a premiere cinema experience at Director’s Club Cinema.

Sit back, relax and enjoy these latest action flicks with recliner seats, butler service and advanced sound and projection technology of SM Cinema Director’s Club at these branches: SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, SM Megamall, SM City BF Parañaque, SM City East Ortigas, SM CDO Downtown Premiere, SM City Puerto Princesa, SM Seaside City Cebu, and S Maison in Conrad Manila.

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An action movie to hit the SM Cinemas this month is Escape Plan 2: Hades, a sequel to Sylvester Stallone’s 2013 action flick, now together with Dave Bautista.

After breaking out of “The Tomb”, Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) continued his life together with his own team of elite specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world’s most impenetrable prisons. Unfortunately, his most trusted operative, Shu Ren was kidnapped and disappeared inside Hades, the most elaborate prison ever built. With this situation, Breslin together with his team will go to penetrate Hades and rescue.

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Catch Escape Plan 2: Hades at SM Cinema branches nationwide starting June 13, 2018. Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app. You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!

THE SECRETS OF WAKANDA UNCOVERED

Get to know the world of Marvel’s Black Panther at SM Malls

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther will be coming to movie screens in the Philippines from February 14, 2018! To celebrate the movie’s launch, Marvel fans can head to their nearest SM Mall to enjoy an immersive experience by SM Cinema, “The Secrets of Wakanda”.

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Here are the top three reasons why you need to visit “The Secrets of Wakanda”:

1. Unveil the mysteries behind the Vibranium Cave
Get a glimpse of the mystical metal Vibranium: the controversial mineral that is found in Captain America’s shield. It has allowed Wakanda to take huge steps in technology, and is the very reason why enemies seek to step foot into the nation.

2. Fight like the Warriors of Wakanda
Get a feel of what it’s like to be one of the country’s bravest as we celebrate the African nation’s protectors, the Warriors of Wakanda, with a gallery inspired by the soldier’s traditional yet hi-tech outfits.

3. Meet the King of Wakanda — the Black Panther
Cap off your visit by paying tribute to their leader, T’Challa, popularly known as the Black Panther, and take photos with a life-sized figurine of the super hero.

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‘The Secrets of Wakanda’ arrives at the SM Mall of Asia on January 26 and travels to SM East Ortigas on February 8, SM City Fairview on February 22, and SM City San Lazaro on March 8. There will also be retail areas for fans to purchase Wakanda-inspired apparel.

To make your Marvel movie experience more exciting, SM Cinema gives away a free popcorn treat when you buy your tickets online! Free popcorn can be availed by the first 1000 people per day from February 14 to 16, 2018 and valid in SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA and SM Megamall.

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Catch Marvel’s Black Panther arrives at IMAX and SM Cinema branches nationwide on February 14. Book your tickets now through the new website, www.smcinema.com or for an even more convenient experience, get the SM Cinema app and win tickets to the advance movie screening! Download the SM Cinema app now through the App store and Google Play. Stay tuned to /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for more information.