Advertisements


Marvel Comics introduces new characters; Filipino superhero to make waves

By Patrick Garcia/mb.com.ph – Stan Lee, the man behind the whole Marvel Universe, met his creator on November 12, 2018. The world was devastated by this news; however, because of the phenomenal influence he left, his lifeworks are still looked upon and idolized up to now and for the years Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: News6 hr. 42 min. ago Related News

Marvel to introduce new Filipino superhero Wave Philippines

Marvel to introduce new Filipino superhero 'Wave' CNN Philippines Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 16) Marvel Comics is about to bring a new legion of superheroes in the multiverse, o.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

Brie Larson makes superhero debut in female-led “Captain Marvel”

SINGAPORE — Oscar winner Brie Larson gets embroiled in galactic conflict in Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero movie “Captain Marvel“, a role she said pushed her beyond her comfort zone during training. The actress, who won the best actress Academy Award for “Room”, plays former U.S. fighter pilot Carol Danvers in the highly anticipated film, set in the 1990s […] The post Brie Larson makes superhero debut in female-led “Captain Marvel” appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Recent trailers of upcoming 2019 Disney releases you might have missed

Walt Disney released a number of trailers of upcoming movies early year, including new ones from Marvel Studios. Disney’s consecutive release of teasers got its, including those from the Philippines, stoked for much-awaited sequels and remakes. Toy Story 4 The much-celebrated “Toy Story” franchise will have its third sequel after nearly nine years since the […] The post Recent trailers of upcoming 2019 Disney releases you might have missed appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Hulu sees Clooney’s Catch-22 as ammunition in Netflix fight

HULU LLC touted its new lineup of original programming, including shows based on Marvel superheroes and collaborations with stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney, as the streaming service looks to build momentum in its war with Netflix Inc......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

& lsquo;Captain Marvel& rsquo; experience

& lsquo;Captain Marvel& rsquo; experience.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesFeb 13th, 2019Related News

PlayStation counts ‘bigger, fewer games’ among E3 skip reasoning

"Bigger, fewer games," the ability to reach fans, retailers and press at other times, and a lack of big announcements this June are among reasons for Shawn Layden, chairman of Worldwide Studios at Sony Interactive Entertainment, to have PlayStation skip E3 2019. At the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony's console brand PlayStation focused on an unusually narrow band of four games: "Marvel's Spider-Man", "God of War", "The Last of Us Part II" and "Ghost of Tsushima". Two of those were launched toward the end of the year, leaving "The Last of Us Part II" and "Ghost of Tsushima" in the hopper, though with release dates still unannounced. Nintendo had already reconfigured ...Keep on reading: PlayStation counts ‘bigger, fewer games’ among E3 skip reasoning.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 13th, 2019Related News

Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda on playing superheroes in ‘Umbrella Academy’

  SINGAPORE---We'd book interviews with Robert Sheehan and David Castaeda every chance we get.   This we decided after we came face to face with both actors at Netflix's See What's Next Asia slate event in November last year.   They're two of the seven lead stars of the hugely entertaining superhero series "The Umbrella Academy," which begins streaming its 10-episode first season next week (Feb. 15).   The show, adapted from the graphic novels created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba for Dark Horse Comics, follows members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes who grudgingly come together when their powerful but emotionally distant adoptive fath...Keep on reading: Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda on playing superheroes in ‘Umbrella Academy’.....»»

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

Brace yourselves, Avengers: Endgame longest MCU film yet

MANILA, Philippines – If you're just as psyched as we are for Avengers: Endgame , we suggest prepping your bladders ASAP, because we're all in for a long Marvel ride – specifically, a 3-hour one, with no intermissions. Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo have confirmed that the running ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

WATCH: There s no moving on in new Avengers: Endgame teaser

MANILA, Philippines – If the wait for Avengers: Endgame is taking much too long, here's something to maybe, just maybe, tide you over.  Marvel Studios released during the Super Bowl a new teaser for the upcoming movie.  In it, our remaining heroes seem to be preparing for a big battle ahead – but ........»»

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

‘Suicide Squad’ reboot to be helmed by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director

James Gunn, director of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and its second part, will be helming DC's crack at 2021's "Suicide Squad" movie with a new swathe of actors and characters. Having provided Warner Bros. with a script for a new "Suicide Squad" film, James Gunn is now set to direct the full movie, per The Hollywood Reporter. "The Suicide Squad" is expected August 2021, Warner Bros. has revealed, after "DC Super Pets" on May 21, 2021, and Matt Reeves' "The Batman", June 25, 2021. It's all change in the DC Extended Universe after Ben Affleck confirmed he would be stepping down as the title character for "The Batman" and Henry Cavill's duties as Superman appear to have b...Keep on reading: ‘Suicide Squad’ reboot to be helmed by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 31st, 2019Related News

Cheat Sheet: How To Fully Embrace Your Inner K-Pop Fanboy

Here's to succumbing to the stan life!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJan 30th, 2019Related News
Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJan 27th, 2019Related News

RJ softens stance on common tower issue

Presidential adviser Ramon Jacinto softened his stance on Thursday and said he was open to allowing more tower companies to join a government-initiated effort to increase the number of cell sites in the Philippines.   Jacinto told reporters on the sidelines of a Senate hearing that he was open to increasing the previous limit of two tower companies to as many as four operators.   The previous cap was questioned by senators, the Philippine Competition Commission and even the Department of Information and Communications Technology, which would ultimately implement the initiative known as the common tower policy.   Previously, Jacinto maintained a tough stan...Keep on reading: RJ softens stance on common tower issue.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 24th, 2019Related News

The Heat leader: Spoelstra passes Riley on Miami games list

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra still vividly remembers getting a short speech from his father, a sage piece of advice that came about a year into his time in the employ of the Miami Heat. “Don’t screw it up,” Jon Spoelstra said. Almost 25 years later, the mantra still applies. Erik Spoelstra coached his 850th game for the Heat on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), passing team president and Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley for the most in franchise history. Spoelstra is only the 13th person to coach at least 850 games with one NBA franchise; it’s happened 14 times overall, with Don Nelson reaching that threshold with both Milwaukee and Golden State during his career. “My dad had been fired from a couple of different places and he knew the real NBA,” Spoelstra said. “He was saying it almost as such an exaggeration ... just find a way to hang on with this guy, this Hall of Famer. And I guess the lesson to that is, I’m still just trying to hang on, trying to work for him for as long as I possibly can.” New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry will coach his 1,000th career game Thursday (Friday, PHL time) when the Pelicans visit Oklahoma City, making him the 31st NBA coach to hit that milestone. Unless either Scott Skiles or Stan Van Gundy returns to an NBA sideline beforehand — they’ve coached 958 and 907 games, respectively — Spoelstra could be the next coach to join the 1,000-game club, sometime around the midpoint of the 2020-21 season. Heat guard Dwyane Wade has spent virtually his entire career around Spoelstra, who was an assistant under Riley until moving into the top spot for the 2008-09 season. That means he’s heard just about every quote Spoelstra has to offer over and over and over again, lines about “identity” and “competition” and insisting that in any circumstance “we have enough.” It took Wade a long time to understand why Spoelstra’s message rarely deviates from one year to the next. “He’s consistent,” Wade said. “If you’re a parent, you understand that my kids need consistency from me and my wife. They need routines, they need all these things. It’s the same thing. It’s a big day care that he has in that locker room and he’s consistent with his message and how we do things.” Among coaches with at least 10 years on the job, Spoelstra’s winning percentage — .595 — is eighth-best in NBA history. By the time this season ends, he should be in the top 30 for all-time wins. And he’s only 48, meaning his career might still have many, many more years left for him to add to his legacy. Plus, he realizes how fortunate he is to be in a place like Miami, where the leadership group led by Riley and managing general partner Micky Arison values stability. Among current NBA coaches, only San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich has been in his job longer than Spoelstra — who has seen 122 coaching changes in the league since Riley promoted him to the top spot on Miami’s staff. “This coaching profession is extremely dynamic,” Spoelstra said. “It’s complex and I’m very grateful to have this opportunity with such an incredible organization. You don’t have it in pro sports. That’s why I try to do my very best and try to grow and get better and reinvent every year because I don’t want to let them down.” That means he’s still listening to his dad’s suggestion, all these years later......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 24th, 2019Related News

Oscar nods honor ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther’

NEW YORK (AP) --- Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces --- Netflix and Marvel --- each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected "A Star Is Born," Bradley Cooper's revival of one of Hollywood's most remade show business myths, to top the nominations, Cooper was surprisingly overlooked as director and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences instead put its fullest support behind a pair of indies by international directors. With the black-and-white, Spanish-language "Roma," Netflix scor...Keep on reading: Oscar nods honor ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 23rd, 2019Related News

‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

NEW YORK --- Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces --- Netflix and Marvel --- each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected "A Star Is Born," Bradley Cooper's tear-inducing revival of one of Hollywood's most oft-remade show-business myths, to top the nominations, Cooper was surprisingly overlooked as director and the academy instead put its fullest support behind a pair of indies by international directors. With the black-and-white, Spanish-language "Roma," Netflix scored its first best pi...Keep on reading: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 22nd, 2019Related News

Milos Raonic hangs tough, ends tough, slays Stanislas Wawrinka

Already up a set, Stan Wawrinka was just two points away from taking the second in his Australian Open match against Milos Raonic. Couldn’t do it......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Osaka romps as Halep and Raonic battle through Open epics

      MELBOURNE, Australia – Top seed Simona Halep was forced to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles Thursday, January 17 that saw Japanese pair Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori survive but 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka crash out. The world No. 1 Romanian staggered through ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Halep edges young American at Australian Open; Venus next

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Push Simona Halep to the brink, and she summons her best. The Australian Open's top-seeded woman got all she could handle from 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin in the second round before taking the last four games to emerge with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory that took 2½ hours Thursday. "Well, I have no idea how I won this tonight," said Halep, the reigning French Open champion. "It's so tough to explain what happened on court." A year ago at Melbourne Park, Halep was a point from being eliminated in two matches but came back each time en route to reaching the final. In the first round this year, she was down a set and a break before turning things around. And this time, against a hard-hitting Kenin, Halep trailed 4-2 in the third set and managed to not cede another game. And that was despite getting what she described as "a little bit injured" in the second set, something that seemed clear from the way she wasn't always able to run with her usual verve. "Hopefully," said Halep, whose No. 1 ranking is up for grabs during the Australian Open, "next round I play better." That third-round matchup will be quite intriguing, because it'll be against seven-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 Venus Williams. And the winner of that could face Williams' younger sister, 23-time major champ Serena, in the fourth round. Venus won a three-setter that finished a little before Halep's did — and in much more emphatic fashion. Pushed to that deciding set by getting broken to end the second, Venus ran away with the win down the stretch, defeating Alize Cornet 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. So what was the difference in the lopsided third set? "She was just putting more intensity than me. She was hitting harder, deeper," Cornet said. "I had a little less energy than in the second set and she took advantage of it and really raised her level." The 38-year-old Venus, unseeded at a major for the first time in five years, was the runner-up in Australia to Serena in 2003 and 2017. Serena advanced to the third round by beating 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday night, reeling off the last five games and 16 of the final 20 points. That match was to be followed in Rod Laver Arena by No. 1 Novak Djokovic against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a rematch of the 2008 final at Melbourne Park. Other winners in the women's draw Thursday included reigning U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka, past U.S. Open runners-up Karolina Pliskova and Madison Keys, No. 27-seeded Camila Giorgi and No. 28 Hsieh Su-Wei. In men's action, Stan Wawrinka was up a set and was just two points away from taking the second against Milos Raonic. Couldn't do it. About an hour later, 2014 champion Wawrinka was a single point from grabbing the third set. Denied again. And another hour after that, Wawrinka was two points from seizing the fourth to force a fifth. Nope, not on this afternoon. Wawrinka kept coming oh-so-close, and Raonic kept hanging in there and toughing out the most important moments along the way to a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (11), 7-6 (5) victory that put the 16th-seeded Canadian into the third round. "I missed a few little points," Wawrinka said, "that could have changed the match." So true. "It feels like 4 hours passed by in about 15 minutes. ... The adrenaline takes over," said Raonic, the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2016. "I was very fortunate to stay alive in that fourth set." They were interrupted for about a half-hour while the roof at Rod Laver Arena was shut because of rain at 4-all in the third set. Raonic thought that helped him quite a bit. "I do a little bit better indoors than outdoors," he said, "so thank you for raining up there." In other men's action on Day 4, 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori withstood 59 aces from 39-year-old Ivo Karlovic en route to a 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (7) victory, but No. 7 Dominic Thiem retired from his match in the third set after dropping the first two, and 2018 Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung lost to Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-2, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4. Raonic delivered 39 aces, part of an impressive ratio of 84 total winners to only 44 unforced errors. This was a matchup probably better suited to the second week than the second round of a Grand Slam tournament, given both men's credentials. But Wawrinka, a three-time major champion once ranked as high as No. 3, dropped out of the top 250 last season, when he had surgery on his left knee. His signature one-handed backhand is as dangerous as ever — he had a 16-2 edge in winners on that shot Thursday — and he hit 28 aces of his own. But as even as the match was in many respects — Raonic only won two more points overall, 163-161 — Wawrinka couldn't come through when he really needed to. Raonic had plenty to do with that, of course, including in the third-set tiebreaker, when he served his way out of trouble. Wawrinka's three set points there came at 6-5, when Raonic delivered a serve at 129 mph (208 kph) followed by a forehand volley winner; at 8-7, when Raonic's 125 mph (201 kph) serve drew a missed return; and at 10-9, when an ace at 132 mph (213 kph) did the trick. A 123 mph (198 kph) service winner gave Raonic that set. In the last tiebreaker, Wawrinka was up 5-4 before Raonic closed with three consecutive points to avoid heading to a fifth set. "Today, I'm sad and frustrated," Wawrinka said. "But in general, if I take some distance with it, I'm happy to see that I'm able to play again with this level, able to move that well.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 17th, 2019Related News