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‘American Vandal’ mockumentary entertains, confounds

It's part satire, part teen-drama, but "American Vandal" spoofs "true crime" docuseries like "Making a Murderer" into a school setting---and resoundingly succeeds. The eight-episode Netflix show follows a California high school dealing with a confounding mystery: Who spray-painted a phallus on each of the 27 teachers' cars? The main suspect is the class clown, Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro), who has a history of drawing them. His pranking and vandalizing ways are no secret to his schoolmates and teachers, making him an easy scapegoat. With surveillance videos of the crime missing, two students, Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) investigate, hoping ...Keep on reading: ‘American Vandal’ mockumentary entertains, confounds.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 24th, 2018

‘American Vandal’ mockumentary entertains, confounds

It's part satire, part teen-drama, but "American Vandal" spoofs "true crime" docuseries like "Making a Murderer" into a school setting---and resoundingly succeeds. The eight-episode Netflix show follows a California high school dealing with a confounding mystery: Who spray-painted a phallus on each of the 27 teachers' cars? The main suspect is the class clown, Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro), who has a history of drawing them. His pranking and vandalizing ways are no secret to his schoolmates and teachers, making him an easy scapegoat. With surveillance videos of the crime missing, two students, Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) investigate, hoping ...Keep on reading: ‘American Vandal’ mockumentary entertains, confounds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Gross-out humor in ‘American Vandal’s’ mind-boggling new mystery

  The Peabody-winning web series "American Vandal" returns to Netflix on Sept. 14 with a hilariously irreverent but insightful second season, featuring a cackle-and-gag-inducing mystery that isn't for the fainthearted.   After finding the perpetrator behind the costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with red spray-painted phallic images in Season 1, Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) bring their investigative skills to a Catholic school.     New heights   This time, the catfishing whodunit involves an elusive Turd Burglar, who has been taking his poop-related pranks to new heights...Keep on reading: Gross-out humor in ‘American Vandal’s’ mind-boggling new mystery.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

First-ever Asian American comedy festival in LA, Oct. 12-14

LOS ANGELES -The 3AF is pleased to be a community sponsor of the upcoming Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival, scheduled for October 12 through 14 in Los Angeles. The event, featuring a line.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News6 hr. 4 min. ago

PAPC Plaridel Journalism Awards night, Oct. 2

SAN FRANCISCO - The Philippine American Press Club's Plaridel Awards and Torch Bearer Awards Night will be on Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News6 hr. 4 min. ago

Fil-Am dancer to reconnect with his roots—and appear in PBT’s ‘Cinderella’

At age 26, Filipino-American ballet dancer Kristoffer Reyes is out to prove something. While most dancers start ballet under 10 years old, Reyes started taking it up when he was already 18. Nonetheless, he was lucky to have an English mentor, Pamela Hayes, who trained him properly. He began performing with the Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet, a preprofessional school and company in California. He went on to contact Philippine Ballet Theater (PBT), offering his services through a video. The video impressed the PBT board who cast him as Prince Charming in PBT's "Cinderella." "I wanted to reconnect with my roots," he said. The youngest of six siblings, Reyes was born in 1991 in S...Keep on reading: Fil-Am dancer to reconnect with his roots—and appear in PBT’s ‘Cinderella’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 51 min. ago

World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements

UNITED NATIONS --- President Donald Trump got some laughter when he addressed world leaders on Tuesday. It wasn't intentional. The president was highlighting U.S. gains under his watch as he opened his address to the U.N. General Assembly. He said the American economy was "booming like never before" and that his administration has accomplished more in less than two years than almost any other administration. His boast elicited laughter from the scores of heads of state and delegates in the audience for the speech. Trump, who has long claimed that his predecessors' weak leadership prompted other nations "to laugh" at the US. appeared flustered and responded, "I didn't expect ...Keep on reading: World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 51 min. ago

Dior and Gucci theatrically kick off Paris Fashion Week

PARIS --- Dance and theatricality were at the heart of Paris Fashion Week's first day of spring shows, as American stars Blake Lively and Shailene Woodley gushed over Dior's balletic presentation at the famed Longchamps racecourse. While, Gucci held its evening spectacle at France's answer to Studio 54, the iconic Le Palace --- once the club that showcased fashion's most dramatic looks. Here are some highlights from Monday: Dior's ode to dance To clouds of falling white petals, dancers clad in patterned bodysuits twisted gracefully to the clicking sound of a metronome. This season, Dior turned to dance to produce the music and visuals for its spring-summer collection, inf...Keep on reading: Dior and Gucci theatrically kick off Paris Fashion Week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Kapuso abroad warmly welcome Carla Abellana, Solenn Heussaff in US, Canada events

GMA PINOY TV once again brought non-stop fun and entertainment to Filipinos in the US and Canada as Kapuso stars Carla Abellana and Solenn Heussaff made love overflow among the Kapuso abroad. Last September 1 and 2, Carla headlined ‘Fiesta Ko Sa Florida’, the first ever Filipino event in Ocala City organized by One Philippines and the Filipino American Association Inc., […] The post Kapuso abroad warmly welcome Carla Abellana, Solenn Heussaff in US, Canada events appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Candidates with famous names have edge – Roque

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, who entertains the idea of running for senator next year, lamented on Monday that voters tended to prefer possible senatorial candidates with famous family names. Roque ranked 27th, way outside the Magic 12, in a recent Pulse Asia survey that looked into the possible winning senatorial aspirants. "I can certainly say with conviction that of the Top 10, all are children of the famous," Roque said at a press briefing. "I'm just an ordinary human being. I don't belong to any political family... "I'm not rich," he added. Ejercito vs Estrada Sen. JV Ejercito, who is seeking reelection, shares Roque's concern. It seems the Ejercito name...Keep on reading: Candidates with famous names have edge – Roque.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

When Charice became Jake

HE BURST into the limelight as a little girl with a big voice, becoming an internet sensation, earning the recognition of composer David Foster and of American celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres, and singing with vocal heavyweights like Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. The post When Charice became Jake appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters

NEW YORK (AP) --- The gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump-themed documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9", than his George W. Bush-era one. "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" was easily the biggest draw on a quiet weekend at North American movie theaters, where the other three new wide releases all disappointed or downright flopped. "Fahrenheit 11/9" opened with $3.1 million in 1,719 cinemas --- a huge debut for most documentaries but a fraction of the $23.9 million opening ge...Keep on reading: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Fil-Ams tend to favor Trump travel ban in immigrant-friendly Hawaii

    HONOLULU --- Maria, a university staff worker living in Hawaii for more than three decades, would not give a direct answer when asked if she supports US President Donald Trump's ban on Muslim-majority countries.   "It's a very complicated issue," the Filipino-American said with a laugh.   But when encouraged to speak her mind, Maria (name changed), who immigrated to the US after the Edsa People Power Revolution of 1986, said she thought the travel ban was a necessary evil to ensure the security of the state.   "You know, there are all kinds of problems with terrorists and ISIS (Islamic State) and all that, so it's only for security...Keep on reading: Fil-Ams tend to favor Trump travel ban in immigrant-friendly Hawaii.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Ghosted? Halloween costume for women pokes fun at modern dating term

As Halloween draws near, one costume company decided the best way for women, who have been subjected to unwanted dating interactions, to celebrate the holiday is by wearing a physical representation of the dating term "ghosting." American costume company Party City recently released their new line of costumes for this year's Halloween. Among the new designs, one stood out from the rest--- a "ghosted" costume marketed specifically for women. "If someone's blowing up your phone, ghost them in a Ghosted Costume for women!" the costume's description on the company's website read. "The costume is a hooded white dress designed to look like a ghost with a series of unanswered texts on...Keep on reading: Ghosted? Halloween costume for women pokes fun at modern dating term.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Iran holds funerals for victims of terror attack in Ahvaz

AHVAZ, Iran --- In a collective outpouring of grief, Iranians held funerals Monday for the victims of the weekend terror attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz that killed 25 people, the deadliest attack in the country in nearly a decade. READ:Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25 Saturday's assault in Ahvaz, the provincial capital of Khuzestan, was blamed on Iran's Arab separatists. At least 60 people were also wounded when militants disguised as soldiers opened fire at marching troops and onlookers at the parade. The attack has further shaken Iran, already facing turmoil in the wake of the American withdraw from Tehran's nuclear deal wi...Keep on reading: Iran holds funerals for victims of terror attack in Ahvaz.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Extrajudicial court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) received another tongue-lashing from President Rodrigo Duterte Friday. That was right after US National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened to arrest and sanction the judges of The Hague – based tribunal for wanting to try American military and intelligence staff for alleged war crimes committed in Afghanistan. Duterte should save […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Indonesian Roby Dwi Antono and Filipino Maxine Syjuco’s surreal worlds collide

This September, the surreal worlds of two internationally awarded artists collide in the two-man exhibition, "Criminal Lullabies," at Galerie Stephanie. Antono, the Indonesian pop surrealist whose collectors include Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami and American fashion designer Jerry Lorenzo, collaborates with neo-surrealist painter, poet and performance artist Syjuco to explore their individual styles that subvert expectations, find light in darkness and employ children to depict truths of the world. ---CONTRIBUTED "Criminal Lullabies" will have an opening reception on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m., at Galerie Stephanie, 4/F Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, Mandaluyong City. ...Keep on reading: Indonesian Roby Dwi Antono and Filipino Maxine Syjuco’s surreal worlds collide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Dirk Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks poses for a portrait during the Dallas Mavericks Media Day held at American Airlines Center on September 21, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Im.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Isner a new pop while playing at the Laver Cup

CHICAGO (AP) — John Isner, the tall American with the blistering serve, has added a new role in the last week. He's a dad. His wife gave birth a week ago to their first child, a daughter, an experience Isner described as "the best moment of my life for sure." Being separated this week while he competes in the Laver Cup has been difficult. Isner said he received a picture on his phone of his daughter watching him play for the first time. "I don't think she will remember it," he joked. "My wife is changing her diaper and I'm on the TV." He's going to skip upcoming tournaments in Asia to be a family man. "It's been super tough being away right now," he said. "I certainly miss my daughter incredibly much right now." He's also hoping that his family will be able to travel with him next year. "We'll see how that goes," he said. "It's going to be an adjustment." Isner's career has been on the upswing at age 33. He won his first Masters 1000 title at Miami, beating Alexander Zverev in the finals. And later he reached the Wimbledon semifinals, losing a nearly seven-hour-long marathon to Kevin Anderson, who is his teammate this week on Team World. Isner had a difficult loss Saturday in the Laver Cup, falling to Zverez, who rallied for a 3-6, 7-6, 10-7 victory. Roger Federer then beat Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-2 to give Team Europe a 7-1 lead in the team competition at the United Center......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

No way the Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 will happen this year

Manny Pacquao-Floyd Mayweather 2 this year? Forget it. A few days following their chance meeting in Tokyo where both announced their agreement to face each other anew this coming December in a repeat of their 2015 showdown, the Filipino legend and his American undefeated counterpart appeared to have changed their minds. Pacquiao, early this week, [...] The post No way the Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 will happen this year appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

UAAP: Coach Tab wants Dave Ildefonso to rethink going to NU

Is it wrong to grant a second chance? Or should one's decision be final? After a 72-46 thrashing by defending champs Ateneo Blue Eagles against the NU Bulldogs, head coach Tab Baldwin is asking NU rookie Dave Ildefonso to reconsider his move to Sampaloc and back to the confines of Katipunan. Ildefonso, a key member of the Blue Eaglets squad that triumphed over the NU Bullpups in the UAAP Season 80 juniors' basketball tournament earlier this year, made the move to the school where his dad, Danny, rose from an unknown probinsyano to being the greatest product the school has ever produced. Baldwin made it known at the post-game presser that the highly-sought recruit was courted heavily by his former alma mater, but to no avail. "I think that we wanted Dave to rethink that decision or perhaps in hindsight, wonder why he made that decision,": the American-Kiwi coach shared. The mentor then added that the win was a statement not only for Ildefonso, but to all recruits the school are scouting. "And we want that next recruit that it's in that position to remember today. And we'll continue to put performances on the court that hope for all of our recruits to take note. And think that this is the right place to be. Because they don't want to be on the other side." For the rookie Ildefonso's part, who joined his older brother, Sean in his move from Katipunan to Sampaloc, an opportunity to immediately shine was the ultimate reason why he left Ateneo. "I really want to play. So yung nakita ko sa Ateneo, it's a stacked lineup. Naisip ko na I won't be able to play, have a lot of minutes after two years, so pinag-isipan ko na I really need the exposure and siguro I didn't want to get that exposure from playing Team B, ganoon," the forward said in a previous interview at the ABS-CBN Sports office. "I really didn't want that. Sa tingin ko, I didn't really want to become a bench player."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018