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Archive for September, 2017

Mommy Madness

by on Sep.30, 2017, under Film & TV

I never saw Bad Moms, but apparently it’s getting a sequel, the trailer of which I came across recently because, well, Justin Hartley.

And if Justin Hartley, on his back with his legs up high while talking about his… orifices, weren’t enough to convince me that A Bad Moms Christmas is worth a look (or three), then Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski, and Wanda Sykes being in the mix seals the deal.

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by on Sep.29, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Music & Theater

The first time I watched Kontra-GaPi was as a student in Ateneo. I honestly can’t recall if it was in late grade school or earlt high school, but I distinctly remember how amazed I was at their talent and how much they were promoting native Filipino music and instrumentation.

I’m glad they’re still around, as I found out recently when they did a cover of the Game of Thrones theme for cable to promote the recently-concluded season.

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Helm’s Deeper

by on Sep.28, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Literature

The Lord of the Rings trilogy of films will always be one of my favorite franchises of all time, if not my favorite. The books, of course, are even more fantastic.

I always felt that The Two Towers was robbed of that year’s best picture Oscar, and although the academy made up for it the following year with The Return of the King, The Two Towers also deserved the accolade more than Chicago.

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by on Sep.27, 2017, under Film & TV, Queer

So finally, after a pre-election mini-reunion tease last year and a recent confirmation of an actual new season, Will & Grace are back tomorrow (US time).

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The Power of Nature

by on Sep.26, 2017, under Society, Travel & Culture

… and the horrors wrought upon her by man.

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Terrific Pacific

by on Sep.25, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Pacific Rim was a sleeper hit of 2013, and its long-awaited sequel is finally coming in March 2018. My only major complaint is that Charlie Hunnam is nowhere to be found (due to scheduling conflicts), but I’ll make do with the also-gorgeous Scott Eastwood. John Boyega’s also cool, as proven in Star Wars, and Rinko Kikuchi’s returning, to boot.

Meanwhile, please, producers. Someone get the right to Voltes V and Daimos. A Godzilla crossover would also not be frowned upon.

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Simon & Garfunkel would approve.

by on Sep.24, 2017, under Music & Theater, Society, Travel & Culture

Sometimes, satire really bites with hilarious (and yet sad) truths.

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Trek Back In Time

by on Sep.23, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Discover the past of the future as a new crew comes to life in this upcoming prequel series, set about a decade before the original series. It’s scheduled to be released tomorrow, 24 September 2017 (US time), via the new CBS All Access streaming service

Are you looking forward to it? I am.

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A Hot Weekend

by on Sep.22, 2017, under Queer, Travel & Culture

And these, dear friends, are for a great weekend ahead… because we all deserve the treat, wherever we may be in the world.

Brazil, one day, I’ll be back, and this time, it wouldn’t just be in transit.

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Respect for Fellow Men

by on Sep.21, 2017, under Society, Travel & Culture

I can’t wait to finally visit Japan.

Also, that escalator example is quite the (unintended?) #shade for Pinoys. Hahaha.

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