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I thought I would hate the new handheld console. I was wrong.
I really thought I’d hate the Nintendo Switch Lite. I was so wrong.Nintendo has a knack for confusing and slightly disappointing me, then singing a siren song to lure me and my wallet back to the rocky shore. (After the 3DS's weird, rocky ...
 
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The big-budget, high-octane series elevates Korean action dramas to the world stage.
South Korea has made no secret about its quest for world domination. In the cultural sense, anyway. When it comes to popular culture, Hallyu or the Korean Wave, has slowly extended South Korea’s influence over the rest of the world through music, ...
 
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One show to rule them all.
In 2017, Amazon Originals splashed into the news when it purchased the global rights to a television adaptation of The Lord of the Rings for a cool $250 million. The modern Lord of the Rings films, directed by Peter Jackson and adapted from the beloved novels by J. ...
 
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Who can forget the whole weird Han, Leia, and Luke thing?
One of the most memorable details of the first Star Wars trilogy is the love triangle between Han, Luke, and Leia. Cringey and incestuous as it may seem in hindsight, the horny energy between the three leads made for a hilarious and titillating scenario ...
 
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When he returned to his hometown, he was met with a standing ovation.
Jacob Smith “is a small man, rather slim, and is very bald. He is a neat dresser and in his citizens clothes did not look like the fierce soldier who had carried terror to the hearts of the most savage tribes in ...
 
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It may be impossible.
Graciano Lopez Jaena was a towering figure in Philippine history, considered as one of the three giants of the Propaganda Movement, along with Jose Rizal and Marcelo Del Pilar. Yet for such an important man, his remains are lost. The government has ...
 
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Honestly, it's completely fine.
The mythos around Quentin Tarantino's Vega brothers—Vincent, played by John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, and Vic, played by Michael Madsen in Reservoir Dogs - is surely the biggest of any of Tarantino's characters.Even the mention of the mooted team-up film Tarantino began to write but ...
 
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Session Groceries brings new meaning to farm-to-table.
Filipino farmers are struggling. The recent implementation of the Rice Tarrification Law early in 2019 has led to an influx of imported rice in the market—plunging prices of local palay to as low as P7 a kilo. But if you're looking for ...
 
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It’s the medical version of flat earthers.
There is alternative medicine and then there is medical fraud—“psychic surgery” falls in the latter category. Despite being debunked and rejected by almost every credible medical association and certified doctor, psychic surgeons continue to insist that their methods have healed people of ...
 
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One of the most significant players in the entire Avengers franchise was surprisingly the real deal
Avengers: Endgame is full of some of the most insane visual effects we have ever seen. Between the entirely-computer-generated planets, the talking raccoon, the big mean purple guy, and Mark Ruffalo looking like a hot version of the Green Giant, the film is ...
 
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In another episode of alternate histories.
The Philippines is no stranger to colonization. Spain, the United States of America, and Japan all fought to keep the Philippine islands under their rule. And Germany, through Denmark, could have been another Philippine colonizer if history had gone another way.Before the ...
 
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It'll reportedly take place during the Targaryen civil war.
HBO’s Game of Prequels has already taken a few twists and turns as the field that began with five Game of Thrones precursor series in development has been whittled down to the few strongest contenders. The first prequel, from Kingsman and Kick-Ass writer Jane Goldman, is already in production, and will ...
 
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Such as: What do the cops in Derry, Maine actually do?
It Chapter 2 was a wild ride that featured murderous clowns, lepers, menacing Paul Bunyan statues, a web of decades-old secret crushes, and one very cute Pomeranian. And though the film was nearly three hours long, it didn't clear up absolutely everything. 1| So what are ...
 
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Here are 10 facts about actor Bill Skarsgard that prove why he's perfect for the role of Pennywise in It Chapter 2.
In It Chapter 2, audiences briefly see, for the first time, the man behind the make-up. In one scene, Jessica Chastain's Beverly sees a vision of Pennywise the clown before he puts on his white paint and we finally get a glimpse of Bill Skarsgård's ...
 
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The budget option will transform your Instagram feed.
If it’s time for you to upgrade your iPhone, you may well be looking at Apple's shiny new models. But the current crop still hold up as some of the best smartphones out there, especially if you're staying loyal to Apple.Despite being ...
 
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You don't have to spend a lot for the best gaming laptops.
Do you always find yourself having to game on the go? Do you want the flexibility to 360 no scope noobs any place, any time? Is the Nintendo Switch too baby shit for you? (It’s not; get over yourself.) Then a gaming ...
 
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We can't believe we missed some of these.
Even the most talented directors, showrunners, and actors make mistakes every once in a while. From shows like Game of Thrones and Stranger Things to famous films like Pulp Fiction and Star Wars, plenty of errors have slipped through the cracks—and these ...
 
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That’s you, your family, and then some.
When Apple announced its budget $699 (roughly P37,000) iPhone 11 earlier this week, everyone went wild. But this little nugget, overshadowed by the news of Apple’s entrance into budget mobile phones, went under the radar: Apple TV+ will cost you only P249 ...
 
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[Insert maniacal laughter here]
Todd Phillips’ Joker movie won’t be hitting theaters until October 4. But it’s been provoking both heated outrage and acclaim from the internet filmgoing community already. Some have said Joaquin Phoenix's performance could be Oscar worthy. Others have denounced the film as one-note, or ...
 
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The former 007 thinks it would be ‘exciting,’ but doesn’t see it happening any time soon.
The debate over whether the character of James Bond will ever be portrayed as anything other than a straight, white, man rages on, as the upcoming Bond film, No Time to Die, will presumably be the last to star Daniel Craig. But now, former Bond actor ...
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