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In Focus: 5 Major Reasons To Stan Red Velvet Now More Than Ever

If you ain't a ReVeluv yet, here are the reasons why you should check out K-pop girl group Red Velvet!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleMay 23rd, 2019Related News

Culmination of The X-Men Saga Comes in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”

The culmination of a superhero saga nearly two decades in the making is upon us when 20th Century Fox’s take on Marvel’s “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” opens in Philippine cinemas on June 5. The spectacular new blockbuster is part science-fiction thriller, part character-driven drama, posing intriguing questions about identity and destiny. The emotional story of a […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2019Related News

Comics (May 16, 2019)

Comics (May 16, 2019).....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2019Related News

In Focus: All The Times BTS V And His Ethereal Visuals Got Us Crushing Hard

One of the million reasons why we stan BTS is because of V's powerful visuals!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleMay 15th, 2019Related News

Federer loses to Thiem in Madrid Open quarterfinals

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Roger Federer's return to clay lasted only three matches. A day after saving two match points at the Madrid Open, Federer squandered two match points himself in the quarterfinals against Dominic Thiem on Friday, losing 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4. It may have ended his first appearance at a clay-court tournament in three years, but Federer wasn't leaving the Spanish capital too disappointed with the outcome of his return. "I feel very good about my game. I thought I had some good matches here," Federer said. "I feel good on the clay right now. It's been a good week. Frustrating, clearly. Losing with match points is the worst, so that's how I feel. But nevertheless, if I take a step back, it's all good." Federer skipped the clay swing the past two years to remain fit for the rest of the season. He decided to return this year in preparation for his first French Open appearance since 2015. The fifth-seeded Thiem, runner-up in Madrid the last two seasons, will next face top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who didn't have to play his quarterfinal after Marin Cilic withdrew because of food poisoning. Thiem has a chance to win his third title of the year after victories in Barcelona and Indian Wells, where he defeated Federer in a three-set final. "Facing him, it always requires my absolute best game and also a little bit luck, which I both had in Indian Wells and also here, and that's why I won these two matches," Thiem said. The other semifinal will be between Stefanos Tsitsipas and five-time Madrid champion Rafael Nadal. Tsitsipas defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, while Nadal cruised past Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-2. Nadal lost only seven points on his service games, conceding no break opportunities against the 34th-ranked Wawrinka. The Swiss lost the 2013 Madrid final to Nadal. "It was one of my best matches in a long time, my best match on clay this year," the second-ranked Spaniard said. "It means a lot to have this feeling in this crucial moment of the clay season." On the women's side, Simona Halep made it back to the Madrid final for the first time since 2017 with a 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-0 win over unseeded Belinda Bencic. The French Open champion can surpass Naomi Osaka for the No. 1 ranking if she wins Saturday's final. "I don't want to think about that. For me, it is more important to win the trophy here than being No. 1," the third-ranked Halep said. "I prefer titles than numbers and rankings. So this is my goal, to play finals and to win trophies." She will face last year's runner-up Kiki Bertens, who defeated Sloane Stephens 6-2, 7-5. The 37-year-old Federer was trying to win his third Madrid title, and first since 2012. He has already won hard-court titles this season in Dubai and Miami. Federer got off to a great start against Thiem at the Magic Box center court, breaking the Austrian's serve early and cruising to a first-set win. He squandered five break points in the second, and then had match points at 8-7 and 10-9 in the tiebreaker before Thiem forced the deciding set by converting his sixth set point. Federer had saved two match points in his difficult three-set win over Gael Monfils on Thursday. Thiem broke Federer for the first time in the third game of the third set, converting his ninth break opportunity of the match. Federer got back on serve at 4-4, but started his next game 0-40 and couldn't recover. Thiem then served out for the victory, converting on his second match point. Thiem has won the last two matches he played against Djokovic, who got the day off because of Cilic's withdrawal. "It was supposed to be definitely a good match," said Djokovic, who has played only four sets this week. "I went back on the court, trained for another hour and got a good sweat in. Happy that I'm going to be fresh for my semifinal." The top-seeded Serb is seeking a third Madrid Open title, and his second of the season after winning the Australian Open. Thiem lost the Madrid final to Nadal in 2017 and to Alexander Zverev in 2018. "I was playing Novak last year and two years ago and he was not at his best I guess, and now he is again," Thiem said. "He's won the last three Slams and he is at the top of the ranking again. So the challenge couldn't be bigger.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 11th, 2019Related News

PBA Finals: Stunt backfires as “Spidey” can’t even vote now

Spider-Man was so far from home Friday night. A random man dressed as the Marvel hero stormed the court of the Araneta Coliseum, halting the crucial Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals between San Miguel Beer and Magnolia. He ended up hitting five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo in one of the craziest incidents in league history. Spidey, who was been identified 31-year-old Paolo Felizarta by police, tried to justify the stunt as something that was done in the name of love. “Gusto ko lang po magmahalan tayo,” he said. “Ito lang po talaga pagkakataon para maayos tayo lahat,” he added. Spidey brought a ton of signages on court, which were vehicles to deliver his message pretty much. At the QCPD station 7, some of the signages included messages such as, “Love Philippines” and “Vote Wisely This May 13.” However, the stunt has backfired on Spidey and Felizarta will have no chance to practice what he was preaching. With PBA set to file charges of unjust vexation plus alarm and scandal, Felizarta will be detained at least a week as his case gets processed. He will miss the mid-term elections on Monday.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 11th, 2019Related News

Lea Salonga, flattered na naging ka-look alike ni Brie Larson bilang Captain Marvel

SMNI NEWS Flattered ang broadway star na si Lea Salonga sa mga naglalabasang tweets na ka-look alike raw nito si Brie Larson bilang Captain Marvel ng Avengers: Endgame. Ilan sa mga fans ng Tony award-winning actress ay nag-post ng mga larawan na magkatabi sina Lea at Brie na parehong may short hairstyle. Biro pa ng ilang […] The post Lea Salonga, flattered na naging ka-look alike ni Brie Larson bilang Captain Marvel appeared first on PINAS......»»

Source: Pinasglobal PinasglobalCategory: NewsMay 10th, 2019Related News

Filipino fans dine with the Avengers in cleverly edited online posts

Filipino fans dine with the Avengers in cleverly edited online posts InterAksyon An old scene from Marvel's Avengers franchise was edited by some Filipino fans to make them appear as if they were.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2019Related News

Titanic, Star Wars, tinalo na ng Avengers; Avatar No. 1 pa rin

Natalo na ng Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” ang “Titanic”. Kumita na ito ng mahigit US$2.189 billion in ticket sales worldwide mula nang ipalabas last week sa mga sinehan kaya naman ito na ang second highest-grossing movie of all time sa buong mundo. Naungusan na ng “Avengers: Endgame” ang “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” na kumita ng […] The post Titanic, Star Wars, tinalo na ng Avengers; Avatar No. 1 pa rin appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 7th, 2019Related News

Avengers: Endgame fastest film to hit $2 billion in the box office

LOS ANGELES — Disney’s Avengers: Endgame became the fastest film to gross $2 billion globally in just 11 days, crushing Avatar’s record of 47 days internationally. The Marvel juggernaut now stands as the second-biggest movie of all time with $2.188 billion worldwide......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 6th, 2019Related News

Filipino, Chinese heroes in new comics - Manila Standard

Filipino, Chinese heroes in new comics manilastandard.net While China is seen as ruling the waves in the Three Seasthe South China Sea, East China Sea and Yellow Seasome rib-tickling scenario provide.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 5th, 2019Related News

LOOK- Wave defends Philippine seas in Marvel Comics debut

LOOK: Wave defends Philippine seas in Marvel Comics debut Rappler In a preview for 'War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1' fans get a glimpse of the new Filipina superhero......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 5th, 2019Related News

Filipino, Chinese heroes in new comics

Filipino, Chinese heroes in new comics.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 4th, 2019Related News

Pinay superhero Wave at Chinese superhero, nagkasagutan sa karagatan

Manila, Philippines – Ipinasilip nitong Biyernes ang “The War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas” series ng Marvel kung saan tampok ang Pinay superhero na si Wave. Sa unang bahagi ng preview ng comics […].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsMay 4th, 2019Related News

Political chaos envelops tennis as French Open approaches

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press Tennis is in turmoil as the French Open approaches. As three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka put it: "Politics have overshadowed the action on the courts." In a letter published Friday in The Times of London, Wawrinka decried his sport's "worrying decline in moral standards" and outlined several aspects of the ongoing drama enveloping the men's tour — and causing more of a racket than the rackets themselves. "I feel compelled to express my views on this regrettable period in our sport," said Wawrinka, who once was ranked as high as No. 3 and is currently 33rd after a series of injuries. "This episode has left many players, myself included, concerned about the direction tennis is heading in." There certainly has been a lot going on behind the scenes with regard to who runs the men's professional tour, and lately it's been spilling into public view. The conversation is sure to continue until a key vote for the ATP board of directors takes place May 14 in Rome — and through the next Grand Slam tournament, which begins at Roland Garros on May 26. Wawrinka slammed the representatives on the board and the player council, saying the problem is not with the governing structure but the caliber of the people in positions of importance. Wawrinka's letter mentions "political chaos" and the "numerous conflicts of interest" that plague tennis. It also prominently discusses a topic about which he already had been outspoken: Justin Gimelstob, the ex-player, coach and TV commentator who resigned from the tour board this week after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend. While Gimelstob's case still was pending, he was allowed to remain in his powerful ATP post. The 42-year-old American was sentenced April 22 to three years of probation, 60 days of community service and a year's worth of anger management classes for what prosecutors said was Gimelstob's attack of Randall Kaplan as they trick-or-treated with their kids in Los Angeles on Halloween in 2017. In a statement to the court, Kaplan said Gimelstob struck him multiple times and threatened to kill him. "There is no place in our sport for those who behave like Justin. The lack of responses from people involved in the game, particularly at the beginning of this saga, when he was charged last December, was alarming," Wawrinka wrote. "This is a situation where silence amounts to complicity." Wawrinka also referred to what he called a "concerted plot" to oust Chris Kermode as executive chairman and president of the ATP. Kermode's departure was announced in March after a vote by the board of directors. Rafael Nadal, who has won 11 of his 17 Grand Slam titles at the French Open, was among those who said they were not consulted before the decision was made to push out Kermode when his current term closes at the end of 2019. "Many players feel that they were not represented properly throughout the last few months, during which so much has happened politically. I agree with them," Wawrinka wrote. "I do not want to be associated with anyone who played a part in this, let alone be represented by them. I want to be represented by people with clear, strong ethical values." Novak Djokovic, who was involved in the Kermode situation through his position as president of the ATP player council, conceded that the business matters might have taken a toll on his performance. After earlier-than-expected losses at Indian Wells and Miami, the top-ranked Djokovic said: "Way too many things off the court. I guess that affected me a little bit on the court.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 4th, 2019Related News

LOOK: Wave defends Philippine seas in Marvel Comics debut

MANILA, Philippines – Marvel is set to introduce its newest Filipina superhero Wave in the upcoming War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1 – and a preview of the upcoming issue gives fans a glimpse of the hero in action. (LOOK: Marvel's new superhero is a bad-ass Filipina ) In the preview posted by ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 4th, 2019Related News

It s official: Avengers: Endgame most Tweeted about movie of all time

MANILA, Philippines – Avengers: Endgame hasn’t just dominated box offices all over the world – the explosive Marvel finale has taken over Twitter, too.  The wildly-anticipated culmination of 11 years and 22 movies of Marvel glory got the whole world talking. According to Twitter, the film ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 3rd, 2019Related News

In Focus: Moments Only Broke K-Pop Fangirls Would Understand

When your wallet does not permit you to be the most diehard stan that you can be, here are the things that every fan girl goes through!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleMay 3rd, 2019Related News

The myths that made Marvel

By: John Anthony S. Estolloso AVENGERS: ENDGAME premiered last week and social media was teeming with posts, memes, and the occasional spoiler, all ranging from the profound to the absurd. Some expressed their gratitude to Marvel for entertaining them in the past decade while others took a much lighter take of the mad rush of […] The post The myths that made Marvel appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsMay 3rd, 2019Related News

Avengers: Endgame shatters PHL box-office records

THE final film of Marvel’s Avengers Infinity saga, Avengers: Endgame, shattered Philippine box- office records as it posted P937.5 million over the four days since it opened on April 24, making it the film with the biggest opening weekend of all time......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 2nd, 2019Related News