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Does this George Lucas script connect Rey to Palpatine?
The Star Wars Underworld television series never saw the light of day. But George Lucas's ideas for the show may shed some light on where the heck Rey actually comes from.Before the Disney era, there were rumors every other day about new Star ...
 
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Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey would all be around 50 by now.
Twenty-five years ago, Rachel Green walked into Central Perk donning a wedding gown after jilting Douchebag Barry, setting off a chain of events that led to the best television moments of the ‘90s. Friends was the glory of sitcom comedy—it was the ...
 
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Here's where you can take a breather.
There’s nothing like a breath of fresh air—something that, admittedly, is pretty rare in the Metro. Between the daily commute and hours spent in air-conditioned offices, most people barely get time out in the sun. Plus, green spaces are getting more and ...
 
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As film season ramps up, a look at who might win big come February.
The race to the finish line (the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, 9 February 2020, when the winners of the 92nd Academy Awards are announced) has well and truly begun.With Cannes, Venice and Toronto Film Festivals all tied up, and ...
 
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Society has changed since 1999, and with it our notions of what constitutes daring, clever or even acceptable.
American Beauty opens with Kevin Spacey masturbating in the shower. “This will be the high point of my day,” he tells us from beyond the grave. “It’s all downhill from here.”Twenty years on from the release of a film that charmed viewers, critics ...
 
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I used to think that kids were fascinated with dinosaurs because they’re massive and scary. Now I’m not so sure.
My oldest son was two when my mom died. Two is no age to have to grapple with the reality of death—Granny isn’t here, and she’s never coming back, and everyone you ever love will also go away forever so get used ...
 
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These are man cave necessities.
Every guy should know how to mix a proper cocktail. Not only does it give you the opportunity to flex in front of party guests, but crafting yourself a fine drink at home (we recommend a Knob Creek® Rye Old Fashioned) will make ...
 
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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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