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‘Hereditary’: Brutal meditation on guilt and forgiveness

  Most horror flicks utilize formulaic scare tactics to surprise, startle and shock viewers, but the best ones, like John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place," Michael and Peter Spierig's "Winchester" and Sergio G. Sanchez's "Marrowbone," sustain the doom and gloom by building an atmosphere of disquieting dread and ominous foreboding long before the bogeyman goes in for the kill. Like the aforementioned films, Ari Aster's "Hereditary," a thoughtful but brutal meditation on guilt, culpability and forgiveness, is guaranteed to give viewers the heebie-jeebies as it creepily riffs on relatable themes that are anchored on the tragedy that befalls miniaturist Annie Graham (Toni Collette)...Keep on reading: ‘Hereditary’: Brutal meditation on guilt and forgiveness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

2018 is the Year of the Kid

By Richard Roeper Warning, warning, warning! SPOILERS TO FOLLOW. In the global mega-hit Black Panther, the smartest (and most charming and endearing) person in any room she enters is Shuri, the genius teenage sister of T’Challa. In the breakout horror film A Quiet Place, a girl named Regan ferociously protects her younger brother from killer […] The post 2018 is the Year of the Kid appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

A Quiet Place to get a sequel

LAS VEGAS — Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that hit horror movie A Quiet Place was getting a sequel and ended mounting speculation over its lucrative Star Trek franchise by confirming two new movies. Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos opened the studio’s segment at the annual CinemaCon film industry convention in Las Vegas with the news, […] The post A Quiet Place to get a sequel appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

A Quiet Place, Star Trek sequels announced

LAS VEGAS, USA — Paramount Pictures said Wednesday, April 25 (early April 26 in the Philippines), that hit horror movie A Quiet Place was getting a sequel and ended mounting speculation over its lucrative Star Trek franchise by confirming two new movies. Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos opened the studio's segment ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

A Quiet Place sneaks back to top of the N. American box office

LOS ANGELES — Sci-fi horror film A Quiet Place snuck its way back to the top of the North American box offices over the weekend, beating out noisier action flick Rampage, industry estimates showed Sunday. A Quiet Place, an almost wordless Paramount production, stars actor/director John Krasinski and real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple […] The post A Quiet Place sneaks back to top of the N. American box office appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Rampage takes box-office lead

LOS ANGELES — Sci-fi action flick Rampage topped North American box offices over the weekend, taking in an estimated $34.5 million to barely beat out horror film A Quiet Place, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. Rampage stars hard-working Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson in a plot perhaps better seen than described: He plays a primatologist […] The post Rampage takes box-office lead appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Emily Blunt on working with hubby John Krasinski for 1st time

LOS ANGELES---"Most nights were rounded with a stiff drink of whiskey. The prospect of working together was nerve-wracking," Emily Blunt quipped about working for the first time with her husband, John Krasinski, in "A Quiet Place." Not only did Emily act for the first time with the man she's been married to since 2010; John also directed Emily in his first feature directing gig for a major studio (Paramount). Emily and John must be celebrating with whiskey---and champagne---because their horror-drama topped the US box office last weekend with a whopping $50 million. "A Quiet Place" is also a hit with the critics, who are unanimous in praising John's first directing gig. In ...Keep on reading: Emily Blunt on working with hubby John Krasinski for 1st time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

‘Black Panther’ pounces past ‘Titanic’ box office record

    "Black Panther" broke more records over the weekend in North America, exceeding revenues from the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic," while horror thriller "A Quiet Place," with barely three minutes of dialogue, made a resounding $50.2 million debut. "A Quiet Place" is built around a simple but chilling premise: flesh-eating creatures have invaded Earth, but they are blind and can track their prey only by sound. So actor/director John Krasinski, his wife (in the film and in real life) Emily Blunt and their children must adapt -- through sign language and ingenious adaptations -- or die. The film has drawn rave reviews, with a 97 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating...Keep on reading: ‘Black Panther’ pounces past ‘Titanic’ box office record.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

A Quiet Place makes a lot of noise in North American debut

WASHINGTON — Horror-thriller A Quiet Place, a movie featuring barely three minutes of dialogue, made a resounding debut in North American theaters over the three-day weekend, taking in an estimated $50 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday. That gave the Paramount film the second highest domestic opening of the year, behind only the […] The post A Quiet Place makes a lot of noise in North American debut appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

John Cena to lead ‘Duke Nukem’ film adaptation, if script is ‘dead-on’

Wise-cracking, alien-slaying badass Duke Nukem could be played on screen by wrestler John Cena, as long as the script is "dead-on." John Cena's association with a "Duke Nukem" movie has been firmed up in a pair of recent interviews. The brawny video game icon was made famous through three games in the early 1990s, his design homaging a number of action movie stars; fourth game, "Duke Nukem Forever", became infamous thanks to a troubled 15-year development, making its 2011 release something of a minor miracle. Speaking to producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, who are promoting John Krasinski's horror movie "A Quiet Place", CinemaBlend asked for more detail about their "Duke ...Keep on reading: John Cena to lead ‘Duke Nukem’ film adaptation, if script is ‘dead-on’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Crime 34% down in Compostela Valley

NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley (PIA) – Looks like this province became a much safer place in the second quarter of 2018, with statistics from the Police Provincial Office showing a decrease in the numb Source link link: Crime 34% down in Compostela Valley.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Crime 34% down in Compostela Valley

NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley (PIA) - Looks like this province became a much safer place in the second quarter of 2018, with statistics from the Police Provincial Office showing a decrease in the numb.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

British police probe new Novichok nerve agent case

SALISBURY, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – British police scrambled on Thursday, July 5, to determine how a couple were exposed to the same nerve agent used on a former Russian spy earlier this year, as fear spread in the normally quiet English region where both cases took place. The couple were taken ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Hey, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson we have some furniture suggestions for you guys

After getting engaged, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson also moved in together. If you follow them on social media, you would have seen snippets of their new place. If you have seen those posts, you also probably noticed that they don't have the much furniture. Pete even posted a series of photos showing their empty living room. And, yes, they are using a ladder as seating. Since they haven't furnished their space yet, we wanted to give them some suggestions of big pieces to get. We wanted to give some variety for their living room, bed room, and also kitchen. We even found a cool lighting fixture we think they might love. West Elm Valencia 3-Piece Terminal Chaise Sectional ...Keep on reading: Hey, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson we have some furniture suggestions for you guys.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Weekly PC download charts: ‘PUBG’, ‘GTA V’, ‘FFXV’ and ‘Jurassic World’ hold steady during sales

With week two of an annual mid-year sale taking place on PC gaming's Steam download service, its top five remains largely unchanged from the week before; "Wreckfest" charges to the top of the GamersGate ranking, while Filipino-inspired horror "Tanggal" sneaks up on Itch.io number one "Baldi's Basics". The second week of the Steam Summer Sale sees its revenue-based top five best-seller chart unchanged, save for "Grand Theft Auto V" and the "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" Sanhok Event Pass swapping places in positions 2 and 3 respectively. Otherwise, "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" itself, lavish fantasy adventure "Final Fantasy XV", and the recently released dinosaur theme park ...Keep on reading: Weekly PC download charts: ‘PUBG’, ‘GTA V’, ‘FFXV’ and ‘Jurassic World’ hold steady during sales.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

After months of quiet, Mayon volcano erupts again

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Following months of quiet, Mount Mayon erupted again on Sunday afternoon, July 1, sending white to light gray ash clouds 500 meters up the sky. The eruption took place around 12:30 pm on Sunday. This was months after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Karting, zip-lining and obstacle courses: SandBox has thrills for every daredevil

Do one thing that scares you every day --- but what if you could do several things that made your heart drop, in one go, all in one place? SandBox, an outdoor recreation park in Porac, Pampanga has a thrill for just about everyone, whether you prefer to defy gravity or prove your worth in competition. It is located in Alviera, a sprawling 1,125-hectare up-and-coming community which aims to harmonize urban living with the great outdoors. Figure out which thrill fits you best---or better yet, try them all. For the daredevil While mere mortals watch in horror at the astounding heights they have to face, the daredevil is always up for a dose of danger. Higher, faster, anything more is th...Keep on reading: Karting, zip-lining and obstacle courses: SandBox has thrills for every daredevil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Spieth in mini-slump heading to Shinnecock Hills, US Open

By Barry Wilner, Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Lots of folks have become accustomed to seeing Jordan Spieth's name atop leaderboards, particularly at golf's majors. So has Spieth. Yet since winning the British Open last July, Spieth barely has been a factor on the weekends. He believed third-place finishes in Houston and at the Masters had indicated a turnaround heading into this week's U.S. Open. But since Augusta, his best showing in five tournaments is a tie for 21st at the Byron Nelson, and he twice missed cuts, including most recently at the Memorial. Not quite the stuff that rocketed Spieth to the top of golf, with Masters and U.S. Open wins in 2015, and his third major last summer at Royal Birkdale. "Yeah, I think my patience has been tested, just not going into Saturday or Sunday with a legitimate chance to win but maybe once," Spieth said Tuesday at Shinnecock Hills. "Technically the Masters, I didn't really have a chance. The back nine, I ended up giving myself a chance. "Yeah, just the limited number compared to previous years of chances I've had on the weekends has been frustrating." Spieth, 24, always has been mature as a competitor and person. When he went after the career Grand Slam for the first time last year at the PGA Championship, he wound up 10 shots back. No one contemplated he wouldn't have won another PGA Tour title since, missing two cuts before the Masters and two more after. While exasperated, Spieth, as always, believes he is close to the way out of this mini-slump — for him, at least. "Over the last, since probably in between Austin (a first-round elimination by Patrick Reed in match play) and Houston was a really big weekend for me of settling down and getting back on the right track with things," he said. "And recognizing that it's a long career, and, you know, results aren't going to come by wanting them to come. They're going to come by being obsessed with the process, getting back to the basics, being an athlete, figuring out within the swing, the intricacies of the game. Kind of the stuff — the reason I love to practice — that's what's going to kind of bring it back, and results aren't everything." Maybe not, except that when the results have been so spectacular so quickly, they become how you are measured by the public. Spieth has won 11 times in his first five full seasons, including those three major championships. His putting skills are envied by many of his peers. So are his analytical breakdowns of shots, holes, his swing. His optimism that all will be right again is praise-worthy — and probably accurate. "I feel like my game is in the best shape it's been in a long time, including last year," he said. "And my results don't necessarily speak towards that, but I feel that way, and so I'll stick with the process, and they'll surely come at some point." If that point is this week, Spieth must outshoot not only the sentimental fan choices (Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson) but all of those young guns who have begun to grab majors: Reed, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka. "It almost feels like I'm back in high school and college," Spieth joked. "These are the same guys we used to battle it out with then, and I'd win one, then they would win one. It's just blown up now because there was no coverage; no one really cared to watch us back then, and now people do. "But it's nothing different than what we've kind of been doing with each other for a number of years. It's really cool to be out here doing it, but I don't think we ... think of it as a totally different experience than anything we've always kind of done.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Ray Parks Jr. on PBA Draft plans: Never say die!

The future as seen in Ray Parks Jr.’s crystal ball remains murky. Yes, he has committed to play for the Mandaluyong El Tigre in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, but whether or not he will get to play there is yet to be determined. And with the next season of the Asean Basketball League still a long ways away, it’s safe to say the newly crowned champion and back-to-back MVP will not be seeing action there anytime soon. And so, that leaves one more big league – the first and oldest pay-for-play league in all of Asia, if you will. As to playing, at long last, in the PBA, though, Parks Jr. remains non-committal. What he’s already comfortable saying now is that he’s here to stay in the Philippines. Asked if he thought he has reclaimed his place among the top young talents in the country with his stellar showing in the ABL, he answered, “Was I gone? That’s all I gotta say.” He then continued, joshing with the reporters surrounding him while he was at it, “I can’t say I’m back. I never left. I got no love for the past couple of months? A’ight, talk about this, come show me some love the next couple of months.” And when PBA Draft time rolls along some time in September to October, the 24-year-old said he will have an ABL championship and two ABL Local MVPs to show everybody. “Keep talking about this and come (PBA) Draft time, we’ll see,” he said. He also added, “Never say die!” That last statement, he has left us to interpret by ourselves. If we use his post for Alab Pilipinas teammate Justin Brownlee, however, then we would have an idea of what he means.   Word cant even amount to how talented and humble this guy is🙏🏾..Definitely a stand up guy and just a great guy on and off the court.. @magicbrown32 im not gonna make this long bruh,just want to say i appreciate you for coming back to manila to put on a shower not only for Ginebra fans but also the entire Philippines 🇵🇭......ill be seeing you soon 😏 #NSD A post shared by Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (@ray1parks) on May 4, 2018 at 2:46am PDT So you say Never say die, Rayray? --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018