Second strike: MARVEL’S THE PUNISHER Season 2 greenlit

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After dealing with a top-secret military conspiracy and the betrayal of his best friend, Frank Castle thought he could find peace at last. As it turns out, he was just getting started — and now, he’s got more work to do. Unsurprisingly, Netflix announced that Marvel’s The Punisher will officially return at an as-of-yet-unannounced date. Check out the official Marvel’s The Punisher […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Thor: Ragnarok” is fabulous, fun… and not for Thor fans

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Moments before Thor: Ragnarok delivers upon its titular promise, the crusty-skinned Kronan, Korg (played by director Taika Waititi with tongue firmly in cheek), shares an optimistic sentiment with the surviving Asgardians aboard their transport ship. Watching Asgard literally go up in flames as the fire demon Surtur (Clancy Brown) fulfills his self-proclaimed mission of terrestrial termination, the rock-covered revolutionary assures Thor […]

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Shock and awe: 20th Century Fox unleashes NEW MUTANTS trailer

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After much anticipation and sparse details, 20th Century Fox has finally released the first official trailer of their upcoming X-Men film spinoff, The New Mutants. Following the successes of their far-from-traditional superhero films Deadpool and Logan and their generally well-received television series Legion and The Gifted, 20th Century Fox seems to be more open to experimenting with the DNA of the X-Men movie franchise. Looking more like a horror film […]

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

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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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Arrowland by Gandiva: A shot at being Hawkeye

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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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Ex Libris Philippines invites YOU to watch “Captain America: Civil War”

Ex Libris Philippines is giving you the chance to become a real-life superhero – all you need to do is to buy tickets to the hottest superhero blockbuster of the summer, Captain America: Civil War. This special screening will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Cinema 2 of Rockwell Power Plant. Why should I buy tickets from Ex Libris […]

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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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Five Geeky Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2016

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You made it through another year of highly anticipated Hollywood blockbuster sequels, gadgets to blow your money on, depressing politics, and idiotic expressions. Of course, while you may not consider your continued existence on the planet to be anything even remotely close to a major life achievement, you can at least take comfort in the fact that (a) […]

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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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