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It wasn't all miserable. There were moments of joy, compassion, delicious irony, and delightful weirdness.
Can you believe this year was only 365 days long? 2017 was a real non-stop gut-punch of a year: cruel, dispiriting, petty, violent, and callous. Our heroes died, our enemies seized power, and then our heroes who weren't dead turned out to ...
 
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Stinkers, one and all
2017 has been an absolutely cracking year in film—we've had an absolute wealth of quality drama, smart sci-fi, ground-breaking horror, funny, grown-up superhero movies, and now Star Wars. But along with the hits there'll always be the misses.No one sets out to make ...
 
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How many of these do you remember?
It's one thing to quit a show in a tantrum, but quite another when the show quits on you. Bad behavior, bad attitudes, bad blood, bad luck; there are any number of things that can lose an actor their spot in the ...
 
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For your consideration: The most exciting things we played with over the past year
The Must-Have: Nintendo SwitchAttribute some of the Switch's appeal to its namesake trick—you can carry it around and play anywhere, or detach the controllers and play it on a big TV. That flexibility makes it appealing to frequent flyers. For us, it ...
 
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These are reminders of times gone by.
The best way to experience and appreciate a city is by looking at its historical architecture. And Manila, with its long, colorful history, is a treasure trove of sorts when it comes to that. If you don’t have the whole day to ...
 
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Love stories, coming of age tales, and studies of human behavior
Whether you're sticking your head in the sand or looking for some meaningful advice, dark times make for excellent books. Now we're on the last pages of 2017 it's time to remind yourself of the glut of great reads you might have ...
 
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Your Christmas feast, solved.
The holiday turkey is one foreign tradition that deserves adoption in local Christmas tables. This massive bird makes a beautiful centerpiece for many a holiday feast, often accompanied by gravy, stuffing and plum pudding. The tradition of having turkey for Christmas dates ...
 
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This store is a gift that keeps giving.
Christmas: The time of the year for Kris Kringle, monito-monita, Secret Santa, and strategic office gift-giving (you'll definitely want to give your boss more than a mug). What do you give away? Nothing too expensive because your bonus can only go so ...
 
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Which one was your favorite?
There are ways to tell when Christmas has arrived in the Philippines. Come August or September, Christmas decorations will be mingling with skulls and Jack O' Lanterns in the malls. Then, Jose Mari Chan will blaring through loud speakers. Come November, everyone will ...
 
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Trim the tree, stuff the stockings, and watch one of these classics.
There's no more festive time of year than Christmas, which over the years has been the backdrop for plenty of old-school classics and modern favorites that have gifted moviegoers with an abundance of warm-and-fuzzy cheer. When the trees go up, the lights ...
 
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Grazing platters and trays are the latest (and best) food trend for parties.
Grazing platters and trays are the latest (and best) food trend for celebrations, whether it's a simple party of two to a large family gathering. That messy smorgasbord of cured meats, cheeses, grapes, and crackers (don't forget the bottle of red) just puts ...
 
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Even fans hate them.
It's pretty rare for any TV fandom to reach a consensus, but every so often, an episode comes along that we can all agree is a classic.But if there's one thing that unites fans even more strongly than a shared appreciation for ...
 
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Yes, a lot of them are from Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, even Stranger Things...tune in and you expect a certain amount of horrifying, gory, or otherwise disturbing imagery.But sometimes, these shows go even further than what ends up on screen, with truly grisly sequences ending up excised from the ...
 
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Aside from Gudak.
With the resurgence of retro, a lot of things reminiscent of the yesteryears are also resurfacing. Apart from wearing tracksuits and playing vinyl records, you might also notice how social media's been bringing back analog photography. And since looking for a vintage ...
 
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The lowdown on the best out there
OnePlus 5TOffering a premium full-screen experience as near-as-dammit to the Apple X but at half the price, the Chinese upstart has launched one of 2017's most impressive devices. There's a 6in full HD+ AMOLED screen, front (16MP) and dual rear (16MP+20MP) cameras ...
 
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Why Harley Quinn is cursed and Braveheart is a time-travel story
Everyone goofs from time to time, even big Hollywood filmmakers—as we're about to see.But wait! Maybe these weren't mistakes at all, but subtle hints that something else is going on behind the scenes that we never even dreamed of until now.(Okay, probably ...
 
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These movie sequels completely ignored their own franchise's history.
Rewriting history in movie continuity isn't that unusual—whether it's to iron out a stupid mistake, bring a character back from the dead, or just eke another instalment out of a money-making franchise. It's happened often enough for a term to arise in ...
 
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Some things were better the way they used to be.
The recent resurgence of ‘90s style has us all excited to see our childhood icons making their comebacks. It got us thinking: Which old-school cars would we like to see being sold in dealerships again in brand-new condition?In the spirit of nostalgia, here’s a ...
 
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Open past midnight and ready to tide you over until that headache disappears.
Ever found yourself stuck outside at an odd hour with a craving no convenience store run can satisfy or a hangover that just needs a little extra? More and more restaurants are keeping their doors open until the wee hours of the ...
 
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All current Hollywood drama pales in comparison.
The Black Dahlia's MurderThe Black Dahlia is at the heart of one of Hollywood's most infamous murder mysteries. The 22-year-old aspiring actress (real name: Elizabeth Short) was found murdered on January 15, 1947. Her body was cut in half and mutilated, leading police to ...