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2009 First Blast of Movies by Cinestar

Pioneer International is the only independent film distributor that pioneers in the Philippines for years. They compete with major studios in releasing tent pole films. They will roll-up major releases this 2009: 

2009 First Blast of Movies by Cinestar

Twilight : New Moon

Isabella “Bella” Swan is thrown an eighteenth birthday party by Edward Cullen, the vampire she loves. After an almost vampire attack incident with Edward’s family, Edward leaves the town. . Bella becomes depressed begin spending a lot of time with their family friend, Jacob. Bella soon discovers that when she places herself in dangerous situations, it stimulates a hallucination of Edward’s voice. Bella begins seeking out dangerous behavior, to keep Edward’s voice with her. Meanwhile, Jacob finds out that he is a werewolf. Initially, he tries to keep this secret from Bella, but he eventually reveals as much as he can without betraying his pack. Bella attempts cliff-diving, she gets caught in a riptide and is rescued by Jacob…

2009 First Blast of Movies by Cinestar


Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man’s expectations, Astro Boy embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had reject ed him.

2009 First Blast of Movies by Cinestar


Gamer is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online games: people play people…for keeps. Mind-control technology is widespread, and at the heart of the controversial games is its creator, reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). His latest brainchild, the first-person shooter game “Slayers,” allows millions to act out their most savage fantasies online in front of a global audience, using real prisoners as avatars with whom they fight to the death. 

2009 First Blast of Movies by Cinestar


A reinvention of the original Oscar®-winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame…the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work. In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student’s passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything else that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery.

2009 First Blast of Movies by Cinestar

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Based on the best-selling book about a love that transcends time. Clare (Rachel McAdams) has been in love with Henry (Eric Bana) her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler—cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry’s travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love. 

2009 First Blast of Movies by Cinestar


Will Burton (Gaelan Connell) is used to being bullied in school, , so when cool and popular former cheerleader Charlotte Banks (Alyson Michalka) starts inviting him to hang out with her, the quirky teenager is stunned and so is his doting single mom Karen (Lisa Kudrow). Charlotte, asks Will to manage her fledgling rock band to go head to head against her egotistical musician ex-boyfriend Ben (Ben Wheatley) at a regional battle-of-the-bands. Will agrees to help Charlotte’s off-beat trio expand with a crew of outcasts. Will’s loser status eventually improves with a potential romance with a kindred spirit named SA5M (Vanessa Hudgens), But when Charlotte faced a family tragedy, she breaks off her friendship with Will and the band. With Will’s new-found self-confidence on the ropes and the contest almost upon them, he and the band must choose whether to admit defeat or stand up for what they believe in. 

2009 First Blast of Movies by Cinestar

My Sister’s Keeper 

Anna came into the world by in vitro fertilization so that she would be a genetic match for her older sister Kate, who was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. When Anna was born, her cord blood was donated to her sister, but when the leukemia returned she then had to donate blood and bone marrow. When Kate’s kidneys fail Anna is expected to donate a kidney to save her sister, but she hires a lawyer to be medically emancipated from her parents and gain the right to make the decision for herself. At the end, the reason Anna initiated the lawsuit was because her sister didn’t want her to donate the kidney. After the trial she is granted medical emancipation but, just as Anna is about to reveal her decision, she becomes brain dead unexpectedly of a closed-head injury. Granted with power of attorney, her lawyer, Campbell Alexander, over Anna’s medical decisions grants the use of Anna’s kidney for her sister.

2009 First Blast of Movies by Cinestar

Final Destination 4 

On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O’Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave… escaping seconds before Nick’s frightening vision becomes a terrible reality. Thinking they’ve cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately it is only the beginning. As Nick’s premonitions continue, he must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination. The film marks the latest in the highly popular “Final Destination” series, and its first 3D installment, giving horror fans an especially visceral thrill ride. 

2009 First Blast of Movies by Cinestar

Planet 51 

Planet 51 is an animated alien adventure comedy revolving around American astronaut Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker, who lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950s America, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders–like Chuck! With the help of his robot companion “Rover” and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum.

2009 First Blast of Movies by Cinestar

Nothing But The Truth 

Inspired by today’s politically charged climate, “Nothing But The Truth” features Kate Beckinsale as Washington, DC political journalist Rachel Armstrong, who writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent (Vera Farmiga). When a special government prosecutor (Matt Dillon) demands she divulge her source, she refuses and finds herself behind bars, struggling to defend the principles she has based her career upon. 

With this great selection, grab your popcorn and soda and spend your money’s worth on those movie tickets, entertain yourselves with these films anticipating the big screen for the first half of the year 2009. Cinestar promises to keep you glued to your movie seats. 

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