BEYOND VOL. 2: Pinay creativity empowered by Apple

beyond v.2

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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Locked and Loaded: MARVEL’S THE PUNISHER takes aim at Netflix

The Punisher, Netflix, Marvel

Since his explosive, senses-shattering debut in Season 2 of the Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevil, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of the gun-toting vigilante known as The Punisher (Frank Castle, as portrayed by Jon Bernthal), has been making waves (and leaving behind a trail of bullet-ridden criminals) all over the internet. In fact, almost as soon as they announced his appearance alongside the Devil of […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Pulse-pounding scenes and eerily familiar themes maketh “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Movie Review

Right from the opening scene of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, director Matthew Vaughn wastes no time in getting the audience right into the thick of the action. The protagonist, slacker-turned-spy Eggsy Unwin, predictably escapes his first life-threatening encounter in the film, a high-speed slobberknocker-slash-car-chase slathered with the kind of ridiculously impractical gadgets and physics-violating moves one would expect from a […]

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I helped bury Marcos as a hero

Today, I became a tool for historical revisionism. Today, I buried a dictator as a hero. I played a key role in interring Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. – corrupt president, merciless strongman, and patriarch of an entire family of politicians that has persistently plagued Philippine society for decades – in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani, and I didn’t even […]

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Arrowland by Gandiva: A shot at being Hawkeye

Arrowland

If you were to ask me who my favorite superhero is, I’d probably scream “SPIDER-MAN!” before you could even finish your question. Somewhere in my top 10, though, is a pretty underappreciated Marvel hero who tends to be the butt of most jokes at Avengers parties: Hawkeye. Aside from his devil-may-care attitude and ability to make a purple costume look cool, I […]

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Midnight snack: Beyond the Box’s iPhone 7 launch

iPhone 7

Nearly 3 hours before the iPhone 7 Midnight Launch event at Beyond The Box’s Resorts World Manila branch last November 11, Apple fans and smartphone enthusiasts were already in line, eager to take a bite out of the tech giant’s spiffy new offerings. Hotly anticipated as the next entries in the popular iPhone smartphone series, the iPhone 7 and 7 […]

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Why Onslaught should be in the next X-Men movie

The X-Men film franchise is the Epic Meal Time of superhero movies: A large quantity of delicious ingredients (fan-favorite characters, comic-based plots, jaw-dropping special effects, iconic villains) and bacon (Wolverine – Canadian, duh) mixed together in the same predictable fashion as pretty much every other recipe before it (Wolverine snikts! Cerebro malfunctions! Magneto’s character development goes out the window!), resulting in meals that, while visually satisfying, are too messy and greasy to […]

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KOMIKON-versations: Toto Madayag (Libreng Komiks)

Libreng Komiks

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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GRAMMAR GEEK GUIDE: Proper ‘Sitions

grammar geek guide prepositions

Welcome to Grammar Geek Guide, where I’ll be writing about common grammatical mistakes and Filipinisms (English phrases commonly attributed to Filipinos that may be considered incorrect, poorly constructed, or inappropriate, often as a result of mistranslation). Before anything else, I’d like to stress that I am neither a grammar teacher nor an English degree holder. In fact, a lot of the grammar […]

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