BEYOND VOL. 2: Pinay creativity empowered by Apple

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In a bid to meld together creativity, technology, and innovation, Apple Premium Reseller Beyond the Box is collaborating with three diverse and talented female artists for the second issue of Beyond, a comic book compilation drawn entirely on the iPad Pro. Currently emerging to prominence as some of the country’s most promising artists, Julienne Dadivas (also known as Hulyen), Mika […]

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KOMIKON-versations: Toto Madayag (Libreng Komiks)

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At 71,000 fans and counting, to say that Libreng Komiks is a success is an understatement. With sharp wit, simple (but sometimes brutal) punchlines, a distinctive art style, and a finger on the pulse of pop culture, Libreng Komiks has become the source of many memes and humorous, passive-aggressive jabs, perfect for a generation of online Pinoys who love to poke fun at anything […]

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COMICS TO CAMERA: Spider-Man, Part I

When Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Jack Kirby worked together on the final lead story for a comic book anthology series lined up on the chopping block, they probably weren’t expecting the main character – a timid teenager whose life was forever changed by a spider bite – to become the multibillion-dollar juggernaut he is today. Peter Parker’s adventures as […]

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4 reasons why geek elitism needs to die

Contrary to appearances, being a “serious” geek entails a lot of hard work, financial investment, and dedication. I mean, do you have any idea how challenging it is to master the art of painting vinyl figures to look like your favorite characters? Or how many issues you need to read just to keep up with the entire history of any comic book superhero […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Thumbs up for the thumb-sized “Ant-Man”

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Marvel Studios Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Canavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson Directed by Peyton Reed TRT: 1 hour 57 minutes MTRCB Rating: PG Philippine Release Date: July 15, 2015 Distributed by Columbia Pictures (Philippines) ———————————————– The world of superhero comic books relies heavily on suspension of disbelief (set against a backdrop of a […]

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(RETRO) MOVIE REVIEW: X-Men: First Class (2011)

Welcome to (RETRO) MOVIE REVIEW, a series of movie reviews I wrote a long time ago. (Some of these were written even before my stint on FlipGeeks.) These were originally published on my old blog (the URL of which I have conveniently and completely forgotten) and on Facebook notes (which have been deleted already). I think I did a lot more […]

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(RETRO) MOVIE REVIEW: Green Lantern (2011)

Welcome to (RETRO) MOVIE REVIEW, a series of movie reviews I wrote a long time ago. (Some of these were written even before my stint on FlipGeeks.) These were originally published on my old blog (the URL of which I have conveniently and completely forgotten) and on Facebook notes (which have been deleted already). I think I did a lot more […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Why “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” Let Me Down, Slightly [SPOILER WARNING]

The Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen Directed by Joss Whedon Philippine Release Date: April 22, 2015 Runtime: 142 minutes MTRCB Rating: PG-13 ———– When The Avengers came out three years ago, it was a massive […]

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