Brendan Fraser will once again battle evil of epochs past but this time face a seemingly unstoppable force in a place far away from his previous adventures. 'The Mummy' is back, but this time in China, where an evil dynasty tries to reclaim its kingdom. This immensely successful Hollywood franchise will thrill viewers anew several years after the last installment raked in millions for Fraser, et al. Now he will face a resurrected Chinese emperor Han, played by Jet Li, with seemingly insurmountable odds. How will he face this incredible opponent, who has a 10,000 strong terra cotta army under his command? Trust Fraser, who plays Rick O'Connell, not to back down and give viewers another delightful, rip-roaring, and scintillating battle to the finish. INQUIRER.net is offerring free tickets to a VIP screening of this widely anticipated film on Wednesday, July 30. Just visit http://www.inquirer.net/movies/themummy for more details.
July 2008 Archives
Kris Aquino and James Yap are all smiles in an interview with ABS-CBN's "The Buzz" on July 13. Emerging from a much-needed marriage counseling, the couple seemed to have acknowledged each other's frailties and would not give up on each other "through thick and thin." It was only a few weeks back when reports circulated that Kris and James were again headed for splitsville, which were borne out of domestic misunderstandings, petty fights, and allegedly a long-standing squabble involving Ai Ai delas Alas. Kris and James had a quarrel about Ai-Ai's "isauli mo si James sa nanay niya" advice to Kris at the height of the Hope Centeno issue last year. This led to a major fight, allegedly, which made Kris leave home for several days. But, obviously, this wasn't the only issue. James himself revealed this in the interview. “Dati inis na inis ako at saka galit na galit ako dahil nagde-desisyon ng mag-isa ito eh. Hindi pinapaalam sa akin. Major (issue) yun eh. Kailangan ipaalam mo kung ano yung mga desisyon mo. Para walang problema, di mag-aaway." Kris also revealed her issues with James: “Ako naman sabi ko sa kanya, pag galit ka, don’t ignore me. Parang ayaw mong magpakita sa akin. Mas lalong magagalit ako. Ako confrontational, talk ng talk ng talk,” Kris said. Kris and James said they both poured out respective ill-feelings about each other and worked out all the kinks. They said the counseling was very helpful in knowing each other better and facing future conflicts constructively. James told Kris, “Ang dami nating natutunan in the past three years. Sana mas lalo pa tayo tatatag. Love kita. Sana habang buhay tayo magkasama. Forever.” For her part Kris told James, “I appreciate very much na humaba na yung pasensiya mo. Doon sa mga moments na nag-ba-brat ako, natatawanan mo na. Na-appreciate ko na ngayon, na-vo-voice out mo na appreciative ka sa akin. Happy ako na meron tayong commitment. Panindigan ito na magmahalan tayo. Gawin nating strong yung family. " Kris then said she has accepted her place in the family: "Tanggap ko na bilang misis, dapat walang ego. Kung sa labas ng bahay natin, pwede ako magsikat-sikatan, sa ating dalawa, walang ganoon. Pantay-pantay. Sa decision making, siyempre nag-ko-konsultahan tayo pero tanggap ko na yung final say ay nasa yo.”