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Murder, white supremacist cults, masked cops, and raining squid—we walk through the first episode of this brilliant new show.
To understand the baggage of Watchmen is to understand the history of comic books—and their transition to the biggest Hollywood genre of the modern era. Watchmen, a 12-issue comic series in the mid-'80s by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, fundamentally changed the ...
 
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Another unlikely inspiration for Bishop? Gary Valenciano.
Most die-hard Pinoy comic book fans know that Bishop—a time-traveling, energy-absorbing mutant in the long-running comic book series X-Men—was originally supposed to be Filipino.The character's co-creator, comic book artist Whilce Portacio, revealed another quirk in the superhero's origin story: that he was inspired by billiards great Efren 'Bata' Reyes when he was conceptualizing ...
 
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From 'Gremlins' to 'The Nightmare Before Christmas,' here are films for those who aren't so into silent nights.
The holidays can be a lot to take. They're fantastic if you're feeling the spirit, but on more Scrooge-like days the constantly jingling bells and unsolicited, unending stream of season's greetings can start to grate. Sometimes, you just need to head home ...
 
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It’s another milestone for the director of Birdshot.
Two years ago, Mikhail Red’s film Birdshot became the first Filipino film picked up by Netflix for worldwide streaming. Now, another Red film, Dead Kids makes history as the first licensed Netflix Original movie from the Philippines.“It has always been my dream ...
 
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Vietnam has banned the film, and now Filipinos are calling for the same action.
A controversial scene in the newly released animated film by DreamWorks’ Abominable is making the rounds on social media because it depicts China’s Nine-Dash Line in the West Philippine Sea. It also erased Mindanao and the Visayas in the Philippines' territory, angering ...
 
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Vince Gilligan's 'Breaking Bad' movie asks us how bad we should really feel for Aaron Paul's character.
Spoilers for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie below.In the final stretch of Breaking Bad, it felt like Jesse Pinkman existed only to suffer. Once an endearingly naive and lively character (yeah, bitch) Jesse had been hollowed out over the course of five seasons by ...
 
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Here's how this could change the ending of the Rise of Skywalker.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is a badass dude. He chopped Darth Maul clear in half. He ripped all six lightsaber-wielding arms of General Grievous apart. And not even Anakin Skywalker, an angry Sith convert at the height of his youthful vigor and rage, could ...
 
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Here's a compelling case for how Robert Downey Jr.'s character is backed up to the cloud.
Is Tony Stark actually dead? For all the enduring mysteries of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that's a question Avengers: Endgame seemed to answer quite definitively in its very tragic and misty-eyed finale. I mean, we saw the guy's gravestone. It doesn't get much more ...
 
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Prepare your tissues.
Before we get started, let’s get this straight: Real men cry. Granted, not a lot can achieve this, and only a few things are surefire ways to incite tears: Tony Stark’s death, UAAP finals, and of course, dog films. We’re celebrating male ...
 
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A quick primer on Jimmy Hoffa, Frank Sheeran, and the Kennedy brothers.
Martin Scorsese's return to crime—making films about it, he's not stealing anti-freeze from Halford's like Franco Zeffirelli used to—with The Irishman is very exciting. Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino and a saga spanning decades? Hook it to our veins.Given that it's ...
 
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Is this the start of the next golden age of cinema?
Every film buff knows the name: TBA Studios (Tuko Film Productions Inc., Buchi Boy Entertainment, and Artikulo Uno Productions), the masterminds behind critically acclaimed local films like Heneral Luna, Goyo, Bliss, Birdshot, Neomanila, and Smaller and Smaller Circles. Now, the film outfit ...
 
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And why you shouldn't miss it.
Seven years ago, the film industry’s best and brightest gathered together to birth a safe space for up-and-coming Filipino filmmakers. Less than 10 years later, QCinema International Film Festival has grown beyond expectations to become a leading international film festival in Southeast Asia. ...
 
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The film includes a scene of Joaquin Phoenix's character dancing to Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2."
Despite being one of the most controversial films of the year, Joker broke box office records over its weekend, earning $96 million and the best October debut ever. But the movie's sparked another controversy since its release, due to the fact that it features a ...
 
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Filipina actor Danielle Lyn, who appears in the show, gives her take on the series.
No other decade can pull off horror and comedy better than the '80s. Shudder is bringing back that flair with the Creepshow series, based on the '80s George Romero-directed, Stephen King-scripted movie franchise of the same name, which, in turn, was based on comics ...
 
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There are a lot of fan theories, and many of them involve the fridge.
Warning: There are a lot of spoilers in this piece, so if you're fool enough to blunder in here then on your own head be it.Of the many small fires Joker has started over its opening weekend is its controversial ending. And the bit ...
 
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Everyone from Samuel L. Jackson to James Gunn has weighed in.
While everyone was busy over the weekend debating the Joker's questionable take on incels, the Marvel world was keeping busy with a controversy of its own. The debate: Are Marvel movies… art?The Irishman director Martin Scorsese kicked this debate off last week, saying ...
 
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The movie has a profound misunderstanding of politics and isn't worth the controversy.
It’s impossible to watch Joker without being aware of some of the political controversy surrounding the movie. Within months, it went from winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival to inspiring a hysteria that finds the NYPD making a show of force at New ...
 
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It's the rare official look at the upcoming film.
Saturday marked international James Bond Day, and in honor of the unofficial holiday, Bond fans were treated to the first poster for No Time to Die, the 25th movie in the series. The poster features Daniel Craig’s Bond in a signature tux, and not ...
 
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The new trailer introduces Matthew McConaughey’s Mickey Pearson, who makes a living doing the most McConaughey thing possible.
We’re in somewhat of a golden age of the action comedy—in the past few years, we’ve seen it in two Kingsman adventures (with a third in the works), just about every Marvel movie, and next month’s Knives Out. And if you want to question me on ...
 
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In a new interview, the author changes his tune on the much-maligned final season and discusses the "traumatic" experience adapting his books.
For writers whose works are adapted into a show or movie, the process can be as upsetting as it is lucrative. Take it from George R. R. Martin, who in a new interview has sounded off on the emotional challenges of bringing ...
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