Black Mirror returns solid, with some cracks

Black Mirror returns solid, with some cracks.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesDec 30th, 2017

‘Black Mirror’ returns for a 5th season

MANILA, Philippines – If you missing getting your mind messed with multiple times in a single afternoon, then you’re in luck: Black Mirror is officially returning for a 5th season, which means that viewers around the world will be getting more of the addictive series and its insane storylines. {source}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

In Trump times, American Filipinos no longer outraged by Duterte

A friend of mine just came back for the medical care. He was in the Philippines for three months. But he's back. Typical American Filipino these days. My friends, who are dual citizens, go back and forth to the United States from the Philippines all the time like it's just a long, extended commute. No different from Marcos times? Only these aren't jet- setters. They're regular folks. Some are younger who have businesses in both places; but many are on good solid U.S. pensions and retirement funds, willing to live the 52x life. 52X? Last I checked that's how many pesos you get to a dollar. And, of course, that's discounting the black market. Sixteen hours from the west ...Keep on reading: In Trump times, American Filipinos no longer outraged by Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News18 hr. 28 min. ago

When NBA returns, will Warriors’ dominance come back, too?

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press The Golden State Warriors have never lost more than 15 games in a season under Steve Kerr. They could reach that total in the first night after the All-Star break. The Warriors who return Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) aren’t the same ones who dominated the NBA for the last three seasons. The defending champions sputtered into their week off with four losses in their final eight games, falling into second place in the Western Conference behind Houston — ending a three-year run of taking the league’s best record into the break. At 44-14 and loaded with four All-Stars, the Warriors are still very good, but not as good they’ve been. “This year we’ve had a pretty solid season, but feel that we can play a lot better,” Stephen Curry said. “So that’s what we’re trying to do this next 20 games before another championship run.” Their performances against their first two opponents out of the break show how different things have been for these Warriors. The Los Angeles Clippers, who visit Golden State on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), won in Oakland last month after losing the previous 12 meetings in the series. And the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State’s opponent Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a nationally televised game, have defeated the Warriors by 17 and 20 points already this season. They can become the first team to beat Golden State three times in a season since San Antonio went 4-0 against the Warriors in 2013-14 — the season before Kerr’s arrival. Their spotty play thus far makes Curry appreciate their time at the top even more. “We’ve kind of set a standard of excellence in the league,” he said. “That’s pretty cool to think about sustaining that high level of play for so long.” ___ Some other things to watch when play resumes Thursday with six games: RACE TO THE BOTTOM: While the NBA fined Dallas owner Mark Cuban $600,000 on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) for his public comments about tanking, the Mavericks have plenty of company near the bottom of the standings. Phoenix has lost seven straight to share the worst record in the league with Atlanta at 18-41, and six other teams, including the Mavs, have 20 or fewer victories. The team who finishes last has the best chance to win the draft lottery, though if it’s Brooklyn (19-40), that makes a winner out of Cleveland, which has the Nets’ pick that belonged to Boston after acquiring it in the Kyrie Irving trade. DOMINANT DAVIS: Anthony Davis scored 44, 38 and 42 points in his last three games before the All-Star break, leading New Orleans to victories in all of them. He leads the league with 22 games of 30 points or more and the Pelicans might need him to keep it up, as they are just a half-game ahead of the Clippers for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. MEN OF MYSTERY: Two of the NBA’s strange absences could be cleared up after the break — or could last through the rest of the season. Spurs star Kawhi Leonard continues to rehabilitate a right thigh injury — the team lists his reason for not playing as “return from injury management” — after he was shut down after appearing in just nine games. Philadelphia guard Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 draft pick, remains sidelined with a right shoulder injury after playing in just four games. Neither player has been ruled out for the season, though there’s not much time left if they’re going to come back. RISING ROOKIES: Utah’s Donovan Mitchell, who won the Slam Dunk contest at the All-Star Game, and Ben Simmons of Philadelphia could be locked in tight race for Rookie of the Year. Both have their teams on the rise, as the Jazz have won 11 straight games to pull within 1 ½ games of eighth place in the West, while the 76ers have won five in a row and are seventh in the East. LONZO AND THE LAKERS: Lonzo Ball is set to return to the Lakers after missing the last 15 games with a sore left knee. While the No. 2 pick was out, the Lakers have used Brandon Ingram in the point guard role and also acquired Isaiah Thomas from Cleveland, so coach Luke Walton will have to figure out how to fit in his prized rookie......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Doug Jones Takes on the Shape of Sexy Male Amphibian in Award-Winning “The Shape of Water”

Doug Jones has made a career out of playing monsters, ghouls and creatures of myth. The former contortionist is a legend in sci-fi, fantasy and horror circles for his unique ability to morph into roles as diverse as the Thin Clown in “Batman Returns,” Joey in “Men in Black 2” and the Silver Surfer in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Follow T’Challa’s Own Adventures in “Black Panther”, Now Showing in Theaters Nationwide

“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Follow T’Challa’s Own Adventures in “Black Panther”, Now Showing in Theaters Nationwide

“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Epic ‘Black Panther’ departs from usual Marvel fare

  A solid addition to Marvel Studios' growing pantheon of big-screen heroes, the relevant and empowering "Black Panther" is a significant cinematic realization that enriches its mythology---a comic book transfiguration that's worth embracing and celebrating. It's a win for the studio, not only for representation, but also for unbridled storytelling. What took Marvel so long to release another film devoted to a black hero? Still, after 10 years of its connected movies, the timing couldn't have been more precise. The film is a breath of fresh air in a crowd of science-fiction flicks that increasingly look like clones of each other. "Blade," a series of films that started ...Keep on reading: Epic ‘Black Panther’ departs from usual Marvel fare.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Black Mirror dating app shows you how long your relationship will last

MANILA, Philippines – In season 4 of the Netflix show Black Mirror, one episode ("Hang The DJ") featured a device that is able to determine how long your romance will last with a person.  Here's a screenshot of the episode featuring the device: Now the show has made a real-life ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Struggle to love, loving the struggle

Being a bit of a cheesecake, my most favorite episodes of Black Mirror are “San Junipero” and “Hang the DJ,”........»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Color returns to Hollywood’s red carpets but Time’s Up still strong

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – After making a strong statement in black dresses at the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment, actresses brought a burst of color backThe post Color returns to Hollywood’s red carpets but Time’s Up still strong appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

LOOK: Stars join Black Nazarene procession

  MANILA, Philippines – The image of the Black Nazarene has returned to the Quiapo Church past 3 am on Wednesday, January 10, after a long journey from the Quirino Grandstand early Tuesday. (READ:  Nazareno returns to Quiapo Church after 22 hours ) Like other devotees, some Filipino stars took time off from their schedules to observe the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Nazareno 2018, Calida on SC, Foreign terrorists in PH | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The image of the Black Nazarene returns to Quiapo Church Wednesday after a 22-hour procession.  Solicitor General Jose Calida says the Supreme Court does not have the power of judicial review over the decision of Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao.   Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says foreign militaries have ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Nazareno returns to Quiapo Church after 22 hours

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The image of the Black Nazarene returned to Quiapo Church on Wednesday, January 10, ending a 22-hour procession that began at the Quirino Grandstand. The Nazareno image entered the Quiapo Church at around 3:05 am on Wednesday. The procession began at the Quirino Grandstand at around 5:00 am ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

What We Thought When We Watched ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4

If you haven't already seen the latest season ofBlack Mirror, what are you doing? There are six new episodes to enjoy and we watched them all. As expected, we were left shocked, confused, and a little heavy. For those who have watched, let's break down the episodes and recap what we thought of them. What is wrong with this guy? Some of you might have been hit with a wave of nostalgia when "USS Callister" begun. With outfits and storylines similar to old school sci-fi shows, a creepy twist was around the corner. What started out as a harmless video game turned into something too real. I mean, who traps people (they were technically digital clones but still) in a non-traceable wo...Keep on reading: What We Thought When We Watched ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

In Focus: Why Black Mirror s Hang The DJ Feels Like An Actual Episode In Our Dating Lives

Here are five hard truths that this episode slapped us with......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

SMB tests Meralco

With the entire field wanting to shoot it down, defending champion San Miguel Beer returns to action Wednesday and will put Meralco to the test in the PBA Philippine Cup as they jostle for the early elimination round lead at Ynares Center in Antipolo. Coming off an impressive 104-96 decision of Phoenix Petroleum in the inaugurals, the Beermen will slug it out with the Bolts in the 7 p.m. contest. "They will be a handful," Meralco coach Norman Black said of the Beermen, after his Bolts also had a shaky debut against the Blackwater Elite a week ago. San Miguel coach Leo Austria didn't hide his strengths in the win over Phoenix, calling on his starting unit to do practically al...Keep on reading: SMB tests Meralco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Cruz fills in for Devance in Ginebra win over Magnolia

BOCAUE --- With Joe Devance out for the season, much of the limelight was casted on upstart forwards Kevin Ferrer and Aljon Mariano to cover the cracks. But on Monday, with Ginebra making its debut in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, it was the veteran Jervy Cruz, who filled in for Devance. Cruz stepped up and helped the Gin Kings come away with a 89-78 victory at the expense of the Magnolia Hotshots on Christmas Day at Philippine Arena. READ: Ginebra slips past Magnolia anew in Christmas Clasico "I'm always ready," the 31-year-old Cruz said of his solid 12-point, 8-rebound performance on Monday. "Once I'm given the chance to play, I'll always give my all to help the team. Th...Keep on reading: Cruz fills in for Devance in Ginebra win over Magnolia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

'KicksStalker: Non-Bulls color of Jordan’s 13th shoe gets full family sizing

A black-and-green motif for a Jordan sneaker may not sit well with those used to the black-and-red color of the Chicago Bulls, but it's always a breath of fresh air especially when that colorway becomes one of the more iconic ones in the famed shoe line. And that's just the case for the Air Jordan 13 "Altitude" that is set for a re-release on Dec. 21 at and Jordan retailers, as per The "Altitude" colorway first released in 2005 and is set for a full family size run as Jordan brand returns the shoe to its original state after the 2010 version saw a change on the material used on the side panels. When it first released in 2005, joining nine othe...Keep on reading: #KicksStalker: Non-Bulls color of Jordan’s 13th shoe gets full family sizing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

BLOGTABLE: Assessing aftermath of Paul George trade blogtable As Paul George returns to Indiana tonight for the first time since he was traded by the Pacers, who should be happier with how things have turned out: Pacers fans, or Paul George? * * * David Aldridge: Uh, Pacers fans. This isn't close right now, is it? PG-13 is miserable in OKC, which inexplicably hasn't been able to figure out how to win regularly yet with three All-Stars, each of whom should be considerably motivated to make it work with the other two guys. George may well have the last laugh if he walks to the Lakers next June, as most still suspect will happen. They have a young core that's promising, and he'll be back home. But Indy isn't a laughingstock, as I and most people thought it would be. Victor Oladipo (One DeMatha!) is having an All-Star season, and Domantas Sabonis looks like a 10-year guy at the the four. I was wrong about how bad the Pacers would be. Way wrong. Loud wrong. Stupid wrong. For now. Let's see where we are in March. Steve Aschburner: Paul George should be happier, even in the muck of the Thunder’s season so far. He’s on his way to what he really wants, which is a key role for the Los Angeles Lakers. Once his perfectly legitimate ambition became publicly known, his days as the Pacers’ best player and leader were over. So much so that I wrote at the time, the best move for all considered -- for George, for the Lakers, for the NBA -- would have been for Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka to have done a deal in the summer. It’s not healthy for the league to have a star and a team pining away for each other from afar. But Indiana’s Kevin Pritchard pulled the trigger on the trade with OKC and that was OK. More than OK, given the play so far of Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. But let’s not forget the fine years of service George gave to the folks in Indianapolis, and his desire to please extended to sometimes being too candid in interviews. It’s just too bad his journey home to California has to be a two-step process. Shaun Powell: The longer I watch the Thunder, I'm not sure what Paul George can be happy about. And of course, Pacers fans are elated with their team in the playoff mix (OK, it's early) and actually looking entertaining some nights. Victor Oladipo has turned out better than expected and has the floor to do what he wants, now that he doesn't answer to Russell Westbrook anymore. We should wait until summer to check the happy-meter of George, who could be moving on to another place in search of joy. John Schuhmann: I won't pretend to know how George feels. Maybe the Thunder's struggles, if they continue, will make it easier for him to choose a new team next summer. But he can't be happy with the results or the lack of chemistry in Oklahoma City. Pacers fans should surely be happy with how things have turned out. The Pacers have been a better team than the Thunder, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis (who were both clearly misused in OKC) have been terrific, there's more stability in Indiana, and there's still room for improvement. Myles Turner isn't yet the player he can be and Glenn Robinson III hasn't played all season. Of the 16 teams in playoff position, the Pacers are the biggest surprise. Sekou Smith: With the way Victor Oladipo is playing, Pacers fans have every reason to feel like happy heading into the Christmas holiday. The trade that looked so lopsided early in the summer looks like a smashing success for Kevin Pritchard and the rest of the franchise braintrust. It's not just Oladipo playing like an All-Star, though that's a huge part of it. It's Domantas Sabonis playing as solid as he has and the splendid chemistry this group has shown in coach Nate McMillan's second season at the helm. The Thunder haven't had an easy time transitioning George and Carmelo Anthony into a cohesive Big Three. But I'd caution Pacers fans to refrain from gloating too much tonight. There is still plenty of time left in this season. Be careful of celebrating prematurely. If the Pacers make the playoffs and Oladipo continues on his current trajectory, there will be plenty of time to rub in the faces of everyone who doubted things would turn out well in Indianapolis......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Woods returns with solid round, good start in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods looked a lot better in his return to golf than he did when he left......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017