In 2014, 14-year-old John Smith fell in the icy Missouri lake and got stuck there for 15 minutes. And at the hospital, he had no heartbeat and was “dead” for 60 minutes.
In an interview, his mother, Joyce Smith, said that she immediately asked God to give her back her son.
“After I entered his room, I put my hands on his feet, and they were cold and grey, and I just knew he was gone.
“I began praying out loud, begging God for my son’s life, and calling on the Holy Spirit, saying, ‘Please give me back my son.'”
What she didn’t expect was for her prayers to actually come true. As soon as the mother prayed over her son, his pulse immediately returned, shocking all the hospital’s personnel around him.
“The nurse had her finger on John’s pulse for 27 minutes, and had gotten nothing. She told me, ‘The minute you prayed, something moved up John’s body with such force, it pushed me back — and suddenly, I got a pulse.’ They were stunned.”
The Smith’s were so astounded by the said miracle that they decided to have it published in a book by Joyce herself.
John, who is now fit and well, clarified that The Impossible is not published for their benefit, but to give hope to others.
“We’re not the answer — God’s the answer. We’re just sharing the story so this country will see how great our God is. He’s not dead, He’s alive, and He’s still in the miracle working business. I’m blown away by how great He is.”
His mother then recalled the horrifying incident when she thought she’d lose her son forever.
“I got the phone call, hearing my son had been in a terrible accident. It’s the one phone call every parent dreads. I don’t even remember how I got to the hospital — I was praying, begging God to spare my son. We waited 17 years to have him; we adopted him from Guatemala. I just couldn’t believe that God would take our son after all we’d gone through. God, in his grace and mercy, ended up getting me to the hospital in one piece.”
The Smiths’ story will also be shown through a 20th Century Fox film titled Breakthrough which is slated for a 2019 release.
Ryan Reynolds is back as Marvel Comic’s Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool, the unconventional chimichanga-loving, pansexual anti-hero.
In 2008, Reynolds portrayed Deadpool’s character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But while Reynolds gave justice to the character, the film’s production was not what Deadpool fans anticipated—no proper costume, not even a mouth (yep, he was the Merc With The Mouth with no mouth by the end of the movie). To give Deadpool aficionados the kind of flick they deserve, FOX released the first Red Band trailer of Deadpool featuring an extremely action-packed scene and a fully-costumed Merc with the Mouth.
According to GAYSTARNEWS, Deadpool will be the first queer superhero film. Director Tim Miller said Deadpool is a pansexual flirt that will get with anyone. When asked if the character will be hypersexualized after the release of a teasing fireside photo, the first-time director replied to Collider, “Pansexual. I want that quoted. Pansexual Deadpool.”
39-year-old Reynolds added, “There is some sexuality in this movie for sure. You kinda think you have moments when you’re shooting where you think, ‘This is, uh, a little excessive. This is a comic book movie. Are we going to get away with this?’
“But so far so good. Studio hasn’t crushed us with anything. They were here yesterday, they were thrilled, they saw some cut footage and so far so good.”
Deadpool is scheduled for release on February 12, 2016 under 20th Century FOX.
Let’s look back on this awesome Wade Wilson scene in X-Men Origins: Wolverine:
Watch the NSFW Deadpool trailer below which will make you love Ryan Reynolds all the more and make you a Deadpool fan if you aren’t one already.
Filmed at Pinewood Studios in London and on location in Almeria, Spain and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is the reimagining of one of the greatest stories ever told by one of the best filmmakers working today.
Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Oscar® winner Christian Bale as Moses along with a stellar cast that includes Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and John Turturro, the biblical epic is lifted from the Book of Exodus from the time when Moses was born until the time he leads a rebellion against Ramses, whom he was raised with as his brother.
Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) is cast as Joshua, a former slave who becomes his right hand man in the uprising. Joel Edgerton is Ramses, the ‘living God’ who sees Moses, raised as his brother, lead a rebellion against him. Sigourney Weaver – who created the iconic role of Ripley in Scott’s acclaimed science fiction thriller Alien – plays Ramses’ mother, Queen Tuya. Sir Ben Kingsley as the scholar, Nun. John Turturro stars as Seti, Ramses’ father.
“Exodus: Gods and Kings” will arrive in local cinemas (Phils.) nationwide on December 5 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
Directed by Tim Johnson and featuring the voices of Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Parsons and Steve Martin, “Home” leads an alien race to Earth who had long been looking for a place to call home. In the movie, an overly-confident alien named Boov gets busy reorganizing the Earth and had the humans promptly relocated. Meanwhile, Tip (Rihanna), a teenage girl manages to avoid capture and accidentally finds Boov’s accomplice named Oh (Parsons). The two become unlikely buddies and together as fugitives, they embark on a comical globe-trotting adventure on the road trip of a lifetime to go home.
“Home” will open soon in cinemas (March 2015) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”– Cassius to Brutus during the first act. f second scene of Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar.
This line inspired John Green to create a very wonderful novel – “The Fault in Our Stars” which is about a sixteen-year-old thyroid cancer patient who fell in love with Augustus Waters, an amputee who used to be an outstanding basketball player. If you are an avid reader of The Fault in the Stars, you surely never missed watching its big screen variation.
I was greatly amazed by how well Josh Boone created this movie adaptation. He succeeded in making his viewers cringe on their seats while weeping. He also managed to show some bitter real life situations pretty well. But what made this movie truly remarkable are its jagged yet solitary lines which pierced through the hearts of the moviegoers. There are also these emblematic romantic lines which spiced up the already blazing TFIOS scenes.
I have compiled some of The Fault in Our Stars’ most impressive lines in order to save you time looking for such and to give you a better look at Green’s wonderfully made novel.
1. “You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.”
2. “Okay, maybe I’m not such a shitty writer. But I can’t pull my ideas together, Van Houten. My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”
3. “I’m a good person but a shitty writer. You’re a shitty person but a good writer. We’d make a good team. I don’t want to ask you for any favors, but if you have time- and from what I saw, you have plenty- I was wondering if you could write a eulogy for Hazel.”
4. “There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
5. “Oh, I wouldn’t mind Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”
6. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
7. “But I believe in true love, you know? I don’t believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.”
8. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”
9. “That’s why I like you. Do you realize how rare it is to come across a hot girl who creates an adjectival version of the word pedophile? You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”
10. “You say you’re not special because the world doesn’t know about you, but that’s an insult to me. I know about you.”
– “”I will not tell you our love story, because—like all real love stories—it will die with us, as it should.”
– “Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence”
But out of all these lines, this one caught my utmost attention. It brought me to back to my senses 360° at a rate of around 999 revolution per minute!
– “You are a side effect…(pause) of an evolutionary process that cares little for individual lives. You are a failed experiment in mutation.”
I mean, come on! Being born with these kinds of ailments does not mean they deserved to be treated like a good-for-nothing piece of mushroom! But if we are going to evaluate what Van Houten said based from a scientific point of view, sorry to say this but he’s indisputably right.
Nevertheless, I have nothing but high admiration for these “battle tested” warriors like Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters.
The phenomenal bestselling book by John Green, “The Fault In Our Stars,” adapted to film starring today’s most talented young actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort is now a certified blockbuster film on its opening weekend across the globe.
Like fate, the movie’s success has already been written in the stars when it opened to a lustrous P52 million in just four (4) days after it opened (June 5) in the Phils., likewise, it also earned a brilliant $48 million in the U.S. on its opening weekend.
Benefitting from its massive fan base and impressive word-of-mouth, cinemas have noted a repeat in the views, not just twice but as much as reaching a fourth recurrence. This phenomenal draw in the Philippines had Google’s analytics gone bonkers as reported in Time Magazine when it found out that not India, not Spain and not even the United States where John Green is based had the most voracious of readers but is actually the Philippines that grabbed the seat. As stated in Time Magazine, “According to Google data, it’s actually the Philippines, whose search volume index (normalized as a score of 100, the highest) for the term “The Fault In Our Stars” is more than double that of the U.S. (44, the second highest). The three next most starry-eyed countries are Singapore (38), Australia (37) and New Zealand (36).”
Like all great love stories that have come before, “The Fault In Our Stars,” both book and movie is the current one to beat in terms of endearment to the young adult demographics the world over who cried, fell in love and journeyed with Hazel and Gus’ little infinities. Considering the popular young adult blockbuster movies that have been released such as Woodley’s and Elgort’s “Divergent,” “Twilight” films and “The Hunger Games,” “The Fault In Our Stars’” opening weekend gross had already closed in to the lifetime estimates of the previously mentioned comparative titles.
From its modest 137 screens, “The Fault In Our Stars’” admissions have managed to reach 283, 680 over its opening weekend. With sold out tickets on its first day in the Philippines, it was Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Trinoma that landed the top spot amongst theaters with P2.3million in receipts. Second best recorded box-office comes from SM North Edsa/The Block at 2.13 million followed by Glorietta4 (P1.9M); SM Mall of Asia (P1.8M) and SM Megamall (P1.6M).
Indicating a nationwide and wider market demographics appeal, “The Fault In Our Stars” have also recorded highs in the following cinemas that are within the film’s top 20 list – Ayala Cebu (P1.6M); Eastwood (P1.5M); Greenbelt (P 1.4M); Powerplant (P 1.35M); Shang Cineplex (P1.31M); SM Cebu (P1.29M); Greenhills TheatreMall (P1.28M); Gateway Cineplex/Ali Mall (P1.22M); Alabang Town Center (P1.1M); Robinson’s Magnolia (P.916M); Robinson’s Ermita (P.888M); SM Southmall (P.842M); Bonifacio High Street (P.788M); Newport (P.776M); Festival (P.726M) and Market!Market! (P.723M).
“The Fault In Our Stars” centers on two engaging teenagers, Hazel (Woodley) and Gus (Elgort) who meet at a cancer support group, immediately connect and form a powerful bond. We join the pair on an incredible quest, which takes them thousands of miles away from home, to Amsterdam as they take on the journey of a positive celebration of life.
Still showing in more than 100 screens nationwide, “The Fault In Our Stars” is from 20th Century Fox distributed by Warner Bros. Like 20thCentury Fox (Philippines) on Facebook, 20thcenturyfoxph/Youtube and 20centuryph/Twitter for more updates.
It was an epic battle that waged epic receipts at the Phils.box-office as the biggest ensemble in the X-Men universe, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” bowed at number 1 in the Phils. Box-office on its opening weekend (May 21 – 25) with P175 million haul from almost 400 screens nationwide.
Helmed by Brian Singer, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” has dominated the local market with about 84% over-all market share and is now the Biggest Fox Film to open this year so far. Likewise, the movie is now the Biggest Opening Weekend for a Fox film all-time and the Biggest Opening Weekend for the franchise.
The outstanding box-office receipt is due to the rave reviews and repeat viewing eclipsing the entire lifetime gross of “The Wolverine” (P172M). The movie has also surpassed that of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (P155M) and is the 2nd Biggest Opening weekend industry-wide (international and local) for the year next to “The Amazing Spiderman 2” (P251M).
With almost 900,000 admissions nationwide, the top theatres who raked in hefty bulk of receipts in the box-office is led by SM Megamall at P8.2 million followed by SM Mall of Asia at P7.8M and Trinoma ranks third with P7.7M. Still within the top five theatres are SM North Edsa/The Block at P6.3M and Glorietta4 at P5.9M.
Completing the list of top 20 cinemas that contributed to “X-Men: Days of Future Past’s” outstanding opening weekend are SM Cebu (P4.16M); Greenbelt 3 (P4.11M); Alabang Town Center (P3.99M); Greenhills TheatreMall (P3.98M); Eastwood (P3.92M); SM Southmall (P3.8M); Bonifacio High Street (P3.69M); Ayala Cebu (P3.6M); Powerplant (P3.4M); Gateway Cineplex (P3.36M); Shang Cineplex (P3.31); Newport (P3.1M); Robinson’s Ermita (P2.8M); Market!Market! (P2.7M); Robinson’s Magnolia (P2.53M) and Robinson’s Galleria (P2.51M).
Playing alongside other movie titles on its opening week in the Phils., “X-Men: Days of Future Past” holds top spot at P175M followed by “Godzilla” (2nd week) at P29M, “The Amazing Spiderman (4th week) at P6.6M, “So It’s You (local film – 3rd week) at 1.6M and “Twin Sisters Ghost” (1st week) P.87M.
Featuring a stellar cast including Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Shawn Ashmore, Evan Peters, Fan Bingbing and Lucas Till, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, in order to change a major historical event and fight an epic battle that could save the mutants and humankind’s future.
Available in 2D, 3D and 4DX format, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is still showing in almost 400 screens nationwide from 20th Century Fox distributed by Warner Bros.
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The trailer of “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” the latest thrilling action caper directed by Matthew Vaughn has just been released by 20th Century Fox. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” stars Colin Firth and Taron Egerton, the latter of whom plays Eggsy, an exceptional young man who is squandering his potential in life and getting caught up in petty crime. Firth’s Jack, who knew Eggsy’s father is there to offer the boy a way out of trouble. And trouble arrives at the pub they’re at in the form of a gang of toughs who have a beef with Eggsy.
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” will open on October 23 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox.
20th Century Fox has released the extended trailer for “The Fault In Our Stars” featuring two of today’s most followed young actors – Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. “The Fault In Our Stars,” this generation’s widely read story of love and its infinities from scribe John Green will finally unfold on the big screen on June 5 in the Philippines from 20th Century Fox.
20th Century Fox has just revealed the latest hair-raising trailer of “Dawn of The Planet of the Apes” where the apes have risen to become the stronger species and man is fighting to stop their increasing dominion over Earth. The movie takes place 10 years after the “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Directed by Matt Reeves, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” takes man on an all-out war against the primates on who will finally inherit the earth.
Starring Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and Gary Oldman , “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (3D) will open on July 9 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.