Star Wars: Episode IX has new release date

Star Wars: Episode IX has new release date.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesSep 14th, 2017

Star Wars: Episode IX gets release date

Star Wars: Episode IX gets release date.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Latest ‘Star Wars’ passes $1 billion mark in third week — Disney

  LOS ANGELES, United States --- The latest episode in Disney's colossally popular "Star Wars" series has passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide revenues after just three weeks, a Disney spokesperson confirmed Sunday. That helped provide a positive spin to what has been a year of ups and downs for Hollywood, while giving a clear boost to Disney, now the only studio to surpass $5 billion globally for the last three years, according to "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is expected to surpass another Disney film, "Beauty and the Beast," as the year's top-earning film. "Beauty" took in more than $500 million domestically and exceeded $1.3 billion worldwide. "Jedi...Keep on reading: Latest ‘Star Wars’ passes $1 billion mark in third week — Disney.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ gets a multiracial cast–finally

Even as "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" lays waste, Death Star-style, the box office, the movie is also doing away with something previously omnipotent and omnipresent---bad Hollywood casting choices. This is a very positive development, and one that truly brings the Star Wars franchise into the current era. When "Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope" first appeared in theaters in 1977, it was much a product of its time. George Lucas---working on what he called "the most expensive low-budget movie ever"---never intended any kind of slight when he cast his film. But a scan of the characters already shows what was common then: a cast almost completely populated by white males, even though ...Keep on reading: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ gets a multiracial cast–finally.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

As The Bamboos Sway: Philippine Star Wars, Episode II: The Last NPA

All throughout, watching the movie Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, I could not help but relate metaphors to the Philippine unfinished resistance started by Andres Bonifacio and his Katipuneros in 1896 against foreign First Order dominations......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Mark Hamill: A different kind of Luke Skywalker

TOKYO---"The most shocking thing is for me to be employed by Star Wars again," Mark Hamill said. "Who knew there was a Jedi pension plan?" He was discussing the rumors behind "Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Hamill, after all, became one of cinema's greatest icons when he played Jedi Luke Skywalker in the first three Star Wars films. After 1983's "Star Wars: Episode VI---Return of the Jedi," Hamill built a career most as a sought-after voice actor, providing, notably, the voice of The Joker in various Batman animated series. But it would be 32 years before Hamill returned as Luke in 2015's "Star Wars: Episode VII---The Force Awakens." For Hamill, it is all an adventure, especially si...Keep on reading: Mark Hamill: A different kind of Luke Skywalker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Eminem reveals more collaborations on new album due Dec. 15

Rap superstar Eminem’s long-awaited album finally has a release date — December 15 — and it will feature an array of star collaborators. #BeFullyInformed Eminem reveals more collaborations on new album due Dec. 15 Source link: Eminem reveals more collaborations on new album due Dec. 15.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Quentin Tarantino may direct a ‘Star Trek’ film with JJ Abrams as producer

A new "Star Trek" movie may be in the works with "Kill Bill" director Quentin Tarantino at the helm. Deadline reports Tarantino shared an idea with previous "Star Trek" director JJ Abrams, and it involves setting up a writers room to develop the movie. Abrams currently has his hands full preparing for "Star Wars Episode IX"; this means he may end up being a producer instead for Tarantino's "Star Trek" should the writers come up with something. Taking from his past films like the "Kill Bill" series, "Pulp Fiction" and the more recent "Inglorious Basterds", Tarantino trademarks such as bar scenes and foot fetishes may be difficult to imagine in a "Star Trek" setting. Tarant...Keep on reading: Quentin Tarantino may direct a ‘Star Trek’ film with JJ Abrams as producer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

PC download charts: Star Wars Battlefront II, Injustice 2, 2017 Fantastic Arcade Bundle

With Electronic Arts preferring to sell PC games through its own service, Origin, there's not much opportunity to see how its latest big release, "Star Wars" tie-in "Battlefront II" fares against similar opposition. "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" and "Divinity: Original Sin 2" remain installed at the top of the Steam and GOG charts respectively, while "Call of Duty II" holds Steam's second place, where team action game "Rainbow Six: Siege" rises after a fresh influx of players liked what they saw over a free trial weekend. GameStop, however, is one of few venues away from Origin that does sell EA titles alongside those from other publishers, and it's there that "Star Wars Batt...Keep on reading: PC download charts: Star Wars Battlefront II, Injustice 2, 2017 Fantastic Arcade Bundle.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

PC download charts: Star Wars Battlefront II, Injustice 2, 2017 Fantastic Arcade Bundle

With Electronic Arts preferring to sell PC games through its own service, Origin, there’s not much opportunity to see how its latest big release, “Star Wars” tie-in “Battlefront II” fares against similar opposition. “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” and “Divinity: Original Sin 2” remain installed at the top of the Steam and GOG charts respectively, while “Call of… link: PC download charts: Star Wars Battlefront II, Injustice 2, 2017 Fantastic Arcade Bundle.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ pulls micropayments on release day

"Star Wars Battlefront II" has got rid of a major stumbling block at the last moment. With an original story mode, co-operative split-screen missions, and a multiplayer arena that sees teammates join forces as some of the "Star Wars" saga's most iconic heroes and villains, "Star Wars Battlefront II" had been hailed as a welcome improvement over its 2015 predecessor. But a controversial microtransaction system had come to dominate the game's pre-release countdown, souring reviewers and players to its appeal. As originally presented, the system committed a cardinal sin: it rewarded those that spent extra with more characters and more powerful equipment for the game's multiplay...Keep on reading: ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ pulls micropayments on release day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

NBA and Rakuten announce partnership

em>NBA press release /em> TOKYO – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Rakuten, Inc. today announced a multiyear partnership making Rakuten the league’s exclusive distribution partner in Japan for all live NBA games and a global marketing partner of the NBA. This marks the NBA’s most comprehensive media partnership in Japan and Rakuten’s first with a North American sports league. This season, Rakuten will offer NBA LEAGUE PASS, the league’s premium live game subscription service, exclusively to Rakuten members in Japan through, the NBA App and for purchase through Rakuten’s video-on-demand service, Rakuten TV. NBA LEAGUE PASS will allow fans to watch all NBA games including preseason, regular-season and playoffs games, NBA All-Star, NBA Conference Finals and The Finals, in addition to other exclusive programming.   Rakuten will also offer a subscription package on Rakuten TV, providing fans with access to nine games a week, one game per weekday and two games each on Saturdays and Sundays. “We are very excited to partner with the NBA to bring all the action of the world’s top basketball league to fans in Japan,” said Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani, founder and CEO of Rakuten, Inc. “As we have recently announced that we are proud partners of the Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s reigning champions, it is an honor to expand our contributions to the global growth and development of basketball with this NBA partnership.” “Rakuten is one of the world’s most innovative companies and an ideal partner for the NBA,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “Our new relationship with Rakuten speaks to the appetite that our passionate fans in Japan have for live NBA games and content, and we look forward to working with Rakuten to provide the most comprehensive NBA coverage to date.” The global marketing partnership also allows Rakuten to create NBA and team zones, and sell select NBA and team merchandise on its e-commerce channels globally, including Rakuten Ichiba in Japan and Ebates, a leading membership-based online cash-back site in the U.S.   Rakuten Viber, Rakuten’s instant messaging platform, will also become an official platform for the NBA and its teams, providing their more than 900 million users with access to league content. The NBA’s presence in Japan dates back almost 30 years. NBA games and programming have been on-the-air since the 1988-89 season, and officially licensed NBA merchandise is widely available at more than 180 Xebio stores across Japan. The league has conducted a number of events in Japan, including 12 regular-season games in three cities, interactive fan events, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives, and in 2012, Basketball without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program.   Founded in 1997 in Tokyo as the world’s first successful merchant-focused e-commerce marketplace, Rakuten now encompasses over 70 businesses spanning e-commerce, digital content, communications and fintech that reach more than one billion members around the globe.  Rakuten’s professional sport portfolio includes ownership of Japan’s Vissel Kobe soccer club and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team, the team that won the national Japan Series Championship in 2013. In July 2017, the company also became the Main Global Partner and Official Innovation and Entertainment Partner for iconic soccer club FC Barcelona. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

NBA and NBPA revamp All-Star Game format

em>NBA and NBPA press release /em> NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today a new All-Star Game format for NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles. This will mark the NBA’s first All-Star Game without a matchup between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Under the revamped format, two captains will draft the 2018 All-Star teams from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves, making selections without regard for conference affiliation. The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference. The 67th All-Star Game will be played at Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 18 (Feb. 19, PHL time), with TNT televising the midseason classic for the 16th consecutive year. “I’m thrilled with what the players and the league have done to improve the All-Star Game, which has been a priority for all of us,” said NBPA President Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets. “We’re looking forward to putting on an entertaining show in L.A.” “We’re excited about the new All-Star format and appreciate the players’ willingness to try something new,” said NBA President, League Operations Byron Spruell. In another new feature, the 2018 All-Star teams will play for charity. Each team will select a Los Angeles-area charity or national organization where donations will be used to support local efforts. The process for selecting the 24 All-Stars will remain the same, with 12 players from each conference earning spots. The 10 starters – two guards and three frontcourt players per conference – will continue to be chosen by a combination of fans (50 percent of the vote), current players (25 percent) and basketball media (25 percent). The NBA’s head coaches will still select the 14 reserves, voting for two guards, three frontcourt players and two players at any position in their respective conferences.  Specific details about the draft will be announced at a later date. TNT will reveal the All-Star Game starters and captains on Thursday, Jan. 18 and unveil the reserves on Tuesday, Jan. 23 (Jan. 24, PHL time).  NBA All-Star Voting 2018 presented by Verizon will tip off on Monday, Dec. 25 (Dec. 26, PHL time) before five Christmas Day games across ESPN, ABC and TNT. The process for determining the 2018 All-Star Game head coaches is unchanged.  The head coaches whose teams clinch the best record in their respective conferences two weeks before the All-Star Game will earn the nod, though the Golden State Warriors’ Steve Kerr and the Boston Celtics’ Brad Stevens are ineligible for the honor because they coached in the 2017 All-Star Game. Each All-Star Game coach will lead the team that includes the captain from the same conference. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

JJ Abrams to direct 'Star Wars Episode IX'

JJ Abrams to direct 'Star Wars Episode IX'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ director leaves project

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ director leaves project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

Disney sets summer 2019 release for 'Star Wars IX'

Disney sets summer 2019 release for 'Star Wars IX'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Final ‘Rogue One’ trailer excites ‘Star Wars’ fans

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The final trailer for the hotly-anticipated "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" dropped Thursday, giving fans more insight into the beginnings of the saga's rebel alliance two months ahead of the movie's release......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 14th, 2016

Donnie Nietes set to defend IBF title against former champ Juan Carlos Reveco

ALA Boxing star Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes already has a date for his first IBF flyweight world title defense.  The reigning and defending Filipino champion is set to take on former light flyweight and flyweight world champion Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina on February 24th at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.  The Nietes-Reveco IBF title showdown has been added to HBO Boxing After Dark's SUPERFLY 2 card, making it a world title-tripleheader event to close out February.  Murcia, Negros Occidental's Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KO) holds the distinction of being the longest-reigng Filipino boxing world champion, and has held world titles in the minimumweight, light flyweight, and most recently the flyweight division.  The 35-year old is on an impressive 30-fight unbeaten streak dating back to 2004, and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Thailand's Eaktwan BTU Ruaviking to claim the IBF 112-pound crown.  The challenger from Las Heras, Argentina, Reveco, is equally as experienced as Nietes, with a 39-3 professional record, 19 of those wins coming via KO.  The 34-year old has had runs with the WBA light flyweight world championship and the WBA flyweight world championship, and is also coming off a win against Ruaviking.  "Fighting in Los Angeles for the third time in front of the great Filipino fans along with fighting on HBO is a great honor for me," Nietes said, via “I know how tough Reveco is but I’ll be well prepared to defend my title." The SUPERFLY 2 card also features a WBC super flyweight title bout between reigning champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand and challenger Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico, as well as a showdown between Fil-American Brian Viloria and Ukrainian Artem Dalakian for the vacant WBA world flyweight title.    H/T:»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Aziz Ansari latest actor to be accused of sexual harassment

MANILA, Philippines – Aziz Ansari, the star of the television show Master of None, is the latest Hollywood personality to be accused of sexual harassment. In a story posted on, *Grace, a 23-year-old photographer, shared that she went out on a date with the comedian when things started to get ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Renaldo Balkman to Arwind Santos: ‘I’m looking for you. Let’s just talk.’

Renaldo Balkman’s redemption in the Philippines is underway. And of course, in that redemption, Arwind Santos has to be involved somehow and someway. With the San Miguel star already having said he has moved on, it was the Alab Pilipinas’ import turn to show gratitude. “I heard about (what he said). People told me and I just want to thank him,” he told reporters. He then continued, “Soon to come, I’ll meet him. I’ll meet him over lunch, dinner, or whatever.” Back in 2013, Balkman was an import in the PBA and was a teammate of Santos in Petron, now known as San Miguel. In the dying seconds of the Blaze Boosters’ game against Alaska on March 8, the Puerto Rican was livid following what he felt was a non-call by the referees. He wound up shoving game officials, his coaches, and his teammates Ronald Tubid and Santos. The incident ended with what is the most infamous image Balkman has in the minds of Filipinos – him putting his two hands around the neck of Santos. Not long after the incident, then-PBA commissioner Chito Salud banned him for life and fined him PhP 250, 000. Five years after, the six-foot-eight forward said what better way for him and Santos to bury the hatchet by teaming up anew. “That would be great. Not only for him, but for me too. To team up with him again and to go and have another run at it, that would be great,” he said. Balkman went 5-2 in his time as Petron reinforcement. Playing without him, the Blaze Boosters then went 3-5, bowing out in the quarterfinals of the Commissioner’s Cup. While that reunion is just wishful thinking at the moment, the now 33-year-old said that what’s certain is that they have both moved forward from that incident. “With all the things that happened, the past is the past. The time will come (for us to be teammates again) and we’ll see what happens next,” he said. For now, Balkman just wants to set a man-date with his former teammate. “I haven’t gotten in touch with him, but I’m looking for him,” he said. And speaking directly to Santos – through reporters, of course – he the continued, “I’m looking for you, man. If you get this message, I’m down here. Maye one day, we can go out and have lunch, dinner, or whatever you want to do. Let’s just talk.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

‘Book’ ni Mark hinaharang

Beyond The Mark at hindi Beyond my Mark ang pamagat ng memoir ni Mark Bautista na hindi pa lumalabas sa mga bookstore pero kontrobersyal at pinag-uusapan na agad. May report si Ricky Lo sa kanyang Philippine Star column noong January 5, 2018 tungkol sa biography book ni Mark na posibleng ma-delay ang release. “The release… link: ‘Book’ ni Mark hinaharang.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018