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The Portuguese trailer of Spider-Man: Far From Home has nuggets of new information.
If you haven’t seen it yet, prepare yourself for the most gripping trailer yet of Spider-Man: Far From Home. The new international trailer opens with a cheery voice saying, “Em Julho… (In July),” which is promptly followed by “Novos trajes! (New outfits!),” ...
 
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What if Superman were an evil alien sent to subjugate the species through terror and violence?
What if Superman were evil? This is the basic premise of Brightburn, a twisted, horror version of the Superman mythos from the mind of James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), who co-produced the film with his brothers, Mark and Brian (they also ...
 
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For An Ordinary Man, An Extraordinary Life, readers will get a peek into the artist’s portfolio.
An Ordinary Man, An Extraordinary Life—the title of contemporary artist Elmer Borlongan’s recently released book is already quite telling of what readers can expect before they flip through each page. His wife and fellow artist Plet Bolipata proposed the title, which he ...
 
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In John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum, the world building continues as Keanu Reeves shoots and slices his way through New York.
John Wick isn’t an action film. Not exactly, or not merely, anyway. More accurately, it’s modern high fantasy wrapped in the fancy, Kevlar-lined suit of an action film. The lore of John Wick has grown significantly since the first film, retroactively titled ...
 
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The movie is the absolutely perfect depiction of one of the most beloved fictional worlds ever.
Adapting a video game to a live action film is tricky business. Any sense of gravitas will always be undermined or offset by the idea that the story is based on a video game. At best, it can be a fun romp ...
 
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Stockbroker Monty Papa reveals the unseen by stripping color from familiar cityscapes.
It was the acts of courage during the 1986 EDSA Revolution that lead Monty Papa into the world of images. Back then, he was just a 16-year-old taking photos of the many rallies happening on the streets during that tumultuous moment in ...
 
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Part of a journey is the end, and what an end it is.
Avengers: Endgame is a cultural event. There simply hasn’t been any film like it in the history of cinema—a culmination of 11 years of storytelling and character development that spans 21 movies.  It's a phenomenon that has prompted cinemas everywhere to open and ...
 
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Skip the tourist traps and visit these low-key but enjoyable places.
When Manileños visit Albay, Bicol, locals tend to direct them to the well-known destinations such as Cagsawa, Ligñon Hill, and Embarcadero. But if you know how to speak the local language, they will open up about their own simple and favorite places. ...
 
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Remember "Sa-sa-Saddam?"
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, one thing’s for sure: When it comes to one hit wonders, there’s no denying that you, at least, know them. There have been plenty of lists done about international artists achieving massive popularity with one song and ...
 
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The popular epic fantasy series that premiered in 2011 is coming to a close.
The eighth and final season of the hit television series Game of Thrones will debut in Asia on Monday, April 15, at 9 am (the same time as the premiere in the U.S.), which is just a few days away from now.But ...
 
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The discovery of Homo luzonensis raises more questions than it answers.
The Philippines’ wealth in paleontological evidence has led to the discovery of Homo luzonensis—a new ancient human species. The discovery is huge—it overturns our decades-old understanding of how Asia was peopled by ancient humans who traveled from Africa. Homo luzonensis is dated ...
 
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Here's the true story behind the grifter who created the biggest boy bands of the late 20th century.
Before Lou Pearlman was exposed as a grifter of the finest degree and an orchestrator of one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history, he was a star-maker. He put together acts like Backstreet Boys, N*SYNC, and O-Town and transformed Orlando ...
 
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For all its shortcomings, 'Bagman' deserves support because its success will open the door for more projects with ambition.
In a way, the iWant-exclusive Bagman is comparable to Breaking Bad, in the sense that it follows an average, decent man spiraling deeper and deeper into the criminal underworld—except this time, with a distinctly Filipino flavor. Instead of becoming a meth baron, ...
 
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Many of the women featured were rarely brought up in our history classes.
If you’re one of the thousands who ply C-5 daily, the eyecatching murals in Pasig City may have caught your attention. Last month, commuters were delighted when pillars of a flyover on the national highway were painted with colorful depictions of female ...
 
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DC's superhero movie Shazam is also about the relationship between parent and child, a love letter to foster parents everywhere.
Shazam!, the newest superhero movie from Warner Bros studios, is so bright, hopeful, and funny that it is essentially the antithesis to everything director Zack Snyder tried to build.For the better part of the last six years, the DC extended universe has ...
 
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The trio gives us a behind-the-scenes look at memorable moments from the show.
You could hear Tan France’s laugh echoing through the speakers in the room. Queer Eye’s resident fashion maven France, food expert Antoni Porowski, and grooming (and Game of Thrones) guru Jonathan Van Ness were available for a phone interview with us following ...
 
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It was a collaboration with the local Buscalan village people.
Buscalan is a small village in the province of Kalinga, 180 kilometers north of Baguio. In a tiny house on its southern end lives Apo Whang-od, the last mambabatok (tattooist) of her generation. She uses a small wooden tool tipped with a ...
 
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The series firmly establishes Netflix’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of streaming content by adapting existing sci-fi short fiction.
The Netflix anthology of animated short features Love, Death + Robots is the spiritual, if not actual, successor to 1981's and 2000’s Heavy Metal films that were based on the periodical comic anthology of the same name. Helmed by Deadpool director Timothy ...
 
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What happens to those who suffer in the wake of victory?
In most movies about war, the ending is simple: The good guys win. They kill the bad guys, they save people, and they head home. In reality, however, war is never that neat. Survivors of the defeated side have to deal with ...
 
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Queer Eye continues its mission of improving people's lives in Kansas.
Last year, Netflix’s reboot of the 2003’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy started a massive change in direction for makeover shows. Whereas the usual formula involved getting clueless individuals to look, dress, and act better according to an expert’s tastes, 2018’s ...