29 September 2016

Another Shawarma Bros Parking at the Venice Grand Canal Mall

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Following the launch of Shawarma Bros at Bonifacio Global City Stopover a year ago, the Bros began looking for key locations to expand the BROtherhood. Enthusiastic response to the signature flavors meant finding the right place where people on-the-go could pick up a quick and satisfying meal.

The search was successful and the shawarma experience is happening now at Mckinley Hill’s Venice
Grand Canal Mall and UP Town Center in Katipunan. The new restaurants are located in some of the newest lifestyle centers in Metro Manila.

New Products

The Bros have launched new dishes to excite palates looking for something different and budget friendly.

1. Pita Tostadas with Garlic Hummus (Php 80.00) – Our pitas are toasted in Panini presses for that grilled shawarma wrap that has become a crowd favorite. We now bravely take our pita game one notch higher with a deep fried Pita Tostadas combined with a garlic hummus dip to create a pleasing appetizer or merienda treat.

2. Keema Nachos (Php 159.00) – Experience a different side of the Shawarma Bros Keema as it is poured steaming over crunchy nacho corn chips, accompanied by grated cheese, diced tomatoes and onions and drizzled with your choice of two sauces. Match it with a beer from our local selection to relax after a long day’s work.

Enhanced Shawarma Bros Experience

Staying true to its roots, Shawarma Bros, which started as one of the first food trucks in the country, pays homage to each new location by having a mural dedicated to a specific landmark. In the Venice Grand Canal Mall branch’s exterior, a hand painted landscape of the famous Rialto Bridge in Venice serves as a colourful backdrop to a Shawarma Bros food truck. In UP Town Center, the truck is set in front of a hand painted artwork of the Quezon City Circle nightsky. 

Inside the stores, string lights hang over an urban inspired setting to suggest that food truck experience in the busy streets of a city.

And like the first store, the Shawarma Bros Instagram Wall will have the IG photos of Shawarma Bros dishes snapped at that last catch-up session with an old friend, the romantic date night you chose to try something new or simply that supposedly “one drink only” turned happy hour.

Have your different shawarma experience at the following venues:

Venice Grand Canal
2nd Floor, Venice Grand Canal, Mckinley Hill, Taguig City.
Operating hours:
11:00 am to 11:00 pm
(02) 625-4667/ 09954437668
Order for pick-up:
(0977) 325-7032.

Bonifacio Stopover
2nd Floor, Bonifacio Stopover, 31st Street corner Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Operating hours:
Mondays to Fridays - 11:00 am to 2:00 am
Saturdays-Sundays – 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Delivery thru zomato online or 212-1212
Order for pick-up:
(0977) 325-7032.

UP Town Center (Now Open)
2nd Floor Student Hub, 2nd Wing, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Quezon City
Operating hours:
11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Order for pick-up:
(0916) 876 7005

Food Truck
Scheduled on a weekly basis. Schedule is posted on our Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Available for events and private bookings.
Book through:
(02) 631-6556

Concept Restaurant at C. Raymundo, Pasig
#276 C. Raymundo Avenue, Maybunga, Pasig City
Operating hours:
Open daily - 11:30 am to 11:00 pm
Delivery thru zomato online or 212-1212
Order for pick-up:
(02) 631-6556

Social Media

Facebook:                       http://www.facebook.com/ShawarmaBros
Instagram and Twitter:   @shawarmabros

*images courtesy of Shawarma Bros

Imaginary animals come to life during great flood in “OOPS! NOAH IS GONE”

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It’s all about family in “Oops! Noah is Gone,” an inspiring and fun story of strange animals who wanted to join Noah in the ark built for the great flood. An SM Cinema Family Movie Date monthly feature, “Oops: Noah is Gone” will have a limited engagement (at select SM Cinemas) on October 15,16, 22 and 23.

“Oops: Noah is Gone” is about Dave and his son Finny who belong to a strange species called Nestrians. They are clumsy and weird looking animals that seemingly is not really good for anything at all, in fact, they’re not even allowed on Noah's ark. But with a sly trick and with the involuntary help of two carnivorous Grymps, Hazel and her daughter Leah, Finny and Dave manage to smuggle themselves on board. But then the ark leaves and Leah and Finny are accidentally left behind. The unlikely duo has to escape the raising waters and save themselves from a mean and villainous couple of Griffins. Along the way they meet a pair of even weirder creatures who were also rejected from the ark and take them along on their perilous journey. The parents who stayed on board the ark do everything in their power to turn the boat around and save their kids. After an action packed showdown our clumsy Nestrians discover their true destiny. Sometimes you have to face the end of the world to find your place in it!

Based on the beloved timeless biblical story of Noah’s Ark with a few tweaks, this time, though, it’s not about the winners, but the losers, who are often a lot more fun than than those on the right side of the evolutionary fence. This is the story of Nestrians, Grymps and Griffins – animals that never existed. In this “what if?” animated film for youngsters, premium animation technology brings these endearing, brightly colored fantasy creatures to life with a love of detail and originality.

Take your family for a weekend bonding at the movies at SM Cinema nationwide and get your children to watch for free. Simply purchase two tickets for “Oops: Noah is Gone” and two of your children will be free to watch the movie. The SM Family Movie Date campaign also offers fun activities with lots of discounts and free coupons from the mall’s partner merchants.

Oops: Noah is Gone” is from CrystalSky Multimedia - follow CrystalSky Multimedia http://www.facebook.com/crystalskymultimedia and on Twitter http://twitter.com/crystalskymedia for more updates on SM’s Family Movie Date.

Make way for the all new MACGYVER only on AXN

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AXN has one ‘Gy’ to save the world this September with MacGyver, a dynamic re-imagining of the iconic hit television series that was hugely popular in the eighties.

Set to premiere September 29, first and exclusively on AXN, this modern-day take is an action-adventure drama that features Angus “Mac” MacGyver who forms a clandestine organization within the U.S. government. Here MacGyver utilizes his extraordinary talent making inventive use of ordinary objects in a matter of minutes to decipher seemingly unsolvable problems.

The action-packed series follows the unconventional exploits of our young hardware hero as he undertakes high-risk missions to save lives around the globe. Highly resourceful and with vast scientific knowledge, MacGyver narrowly escapes life-and-death situations armed with a little more than common items, like a paper clip, duct tape, and his trusty Swiss Army knife. Joining him is the maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton.

Lucas Till (Havok in the X-Men movie series) stars as MacGyver while CSI veteran George Eads plays Jack Dalton. Peter Lenkov (Hawaii Five-0, CSI:NY), Golden Globe Award winner Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Lee Zlotoff (MacGyver), James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring) serve as executive producers for the series.

Expect lots of thrills in the premiere episode directed by James Wan of The Conjuring and Insidious fame as MacGyver puts his troubleshooting skills to the test and cleverly implements unorthodox methods to hurdle over complex problems and eventually become triumphant in the end.

MacGyver premieres same week as the U.S. on September 29, every Thursday at 9:45 pm.  First & Exclusive on AXN

AXN is seen on Cable Link Channel 38, Cignal Digital TV Channel 61, Global Destiny Cable Channel 61, Dream Channel 20, GSat Channel 51, and SKYCable Channel 49.

28 September 2016


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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.”

“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.

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” is now open in cinemas nationwide (also in 3D) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.


26 September 2016

Asa Butterfield is reluctant new hero with unique powers in “MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN”

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Asa Butterfield, known for his notable performance in “Hugo” that earned him Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Young Actor and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, stars in Tim Burton’s latest adaptation of the worldwide bestselling children’s book by Ransom Riggs with the same title, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” as a reluctant young hero who has yet to discover and harness his powerful peculiarity.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is the story of a family of outcasts – children who, because of their gifts, have to live outside of society – a love story with time travel, monsters and a powerful message at its heart that we should all be who we want to be. What makes the young Peculiars different is also what makes them able, strong and special. Miss Peregrine’s (Eva Green) home provides a safe haven from the outside world, which cannot comprehend or deal with the Peculiars’ special abilities. It’s also a refuge from their powerful enemies.

Each child has a unique peculiarity, including levitation, fire-manipulation and super-strength. The Peculiars’ capabilities are not limitless, and these young people are bound by most of the things non-Peculiars are. The new arrival at Miss Peregrine’s Home is Jake (Butterfield), the hero of our story. An outcast who eventually finds acceptance among the Peculiars, Jake is a typical American teen with the attending awkwardness. He feels that he doesn’t fit in, and doesn’t seem to be able to connect with anyone except his grandfather, whose death sets him on a journey of discovery.

Asa Butterfield describes his character as “living an ordinary life and thinks he will never make a difference in the world. When his beloved granddad Abe dies mysteriously, Jake travels to Wales with his father to find out about Abe’s past—and to find out if the special Home and its residents, which Abe had told Jake many stories about, really exist.”

Jake could never have suspected what was in store for him there. “What really stood out for me was how surreal everything was that was surrounding him,” Butterfield explains. “He comes from something that’s totally ordinary to joining something insanely different from what he’s used to. At Miss Peregrine’s Home, Jake must let go of everything he knows—or thinks he knows—and leave normal life behind.”

It’s a tremendous opportunity and challenge for Jake, and not unlike those many of us encounter in the everyday world. Although we don’t face the kind of extraordinary challenges and choices Jake has with the Peculiars, the bigger picture, says Butterfield, is all about “taking that next big step.”

Burton says Butterfield was right for the role because the young actor “has a special kind of sensitivity, and he’s a thinker. You could easily envision Asa being a Peculiar. He brings gravity to the role, like he’s always discovering something. Asa really conveys that Jake is going through what a lot of teens experience.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” also stars Eva Green, Judi Dench, Terence Stamp, Samuel L. Jackson with up and coming young stars Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie, Pixie Davies, Georgia Pemberton, Raffiella Chapman, Milo Parker, Hayden Keeler-Stone, Cameron King and Thomas and Joseph Odwell.

Come home to the cinemas (2D and 3D) and experience a visual spectacle when “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” opens September 28 nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

24 September 2016

German Film Week at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Glorietta 4 and Trinoma on September 22 - 27

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Ayala Malls Cinemas opens its screens at Glorietta 4 and Trinoma for the first edition of German Film Week on September 22 – 27, presented by the Goethe-Institut Philippinen.

The German Film Week 2016, marks the first all-German film event in the Philippines in recent years. Opening the event is the premiere of “Who Am I -- No System Is Safe” (Who Am I -- Kein System ist sicher) by director Baran bo Odar on September 21 at Glorietta 4 cinemas, Ayala Center, Makati City. The film is about a gifted hacker who only feels at home in the virtual reality who finds an opportunity to demonstrate his talent to a wider audience.

Regular screenings will follow from September 22 to 27 at Glorietta 4 and Trinoma cinemas. The Film Week is comprised of 13 hand-picked features released in Germany in the last two years. Tickets are priced at P100 and are available via www.SureSeats.com or at the cinema counters.

Also featured in the festival are the Emma Watson starrer “The Colony,” with other highly acclaimed films “24 Weeks,” “As We Were Dreaming,” “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Head Full of Honey,” “Hördur: Between the Worlds,” “I’m Off Then,” “Labyrinth of Lies,” “Stations of the Cross,” “Meteor Street,” “Rough Road Ahead” and “Wild.”

The German Film Week 2016 is made possible by the support of the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Ayala Malls Cinemas. For details, visit the Goethe Web site.

Introducing Alyas Robin Hood's Model 0-2 Flamethrower

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GMA's newest teleserye is at it again!

After trending even before it aired on primetime, the Kapuso Network's newest action series Alyas Robin Hood is on hot seat again.

In one of its recent scenes, it featured a handheld firegun that it calls Model 0-2 Flamethrower that looks like a kid's toy gun. Oh, sorry! It really is a water gun.

Netizens are quick to react about the use of this cheap prop putting Alyas Robin Hood back to the trending topics in social media.

Based on a trailer, this seemed to be the first villain featured in the show. Using this as a first impression, are we going to expect more of it throughout its run?

Watch the viral Model 0-2 Flamethrower in the Alyas Robin Hood trailer below:

Alyas Robin Hood is the Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes' latest project with GMA-7. This action series looks like the network's answer to ABS-CBN's undisputed leading action teleserye Ang Probinsyano starring yet another Primetime King Coco Martin.

Alyas Robin Hood first went viral when netizens noticed a similarity of the show with the hit American TV series Arrow.