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Kate Does Gal

by on Dec.13, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

One of my favorite women doing a hilarious impression of one of my favorite women. Kate is just as much of a goddess as Gal. Also, that activity Gal apparently did during dinner with the SNL cast? I do that when I meet new people on my team. And oh man I wish I’d seen Gal when I was in the Maldives. And Kate, Kate, Kate, too.

Man alive, I’m ranting. I love these two ladies!

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Galsplainer

by on Nov.20, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

And if you needed any more reason to just adore this wonderful lady…

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The Wonder Woman, Epilogue: Change Their Minds And Change The World

by on Jun.11, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

Continued From:

The Wonder Woman, Part 4: Stop A Bullet Cold

I started this series of Wonder Woman reviews having watched it four times. As of this writing, the last of the review series, I’ve watched it a fifth time (IMAX again, because obv) and still came out of it exhilarated. I watched it with my friends over at Pinoy DC Fans, a group we founded way back in the early 2000s when we met through the now-defunct DC Message Boards.

It’s been over a week since the movie was released worldwide, and it has broken some box office records. On its opening weekend, its gross earnings reached approximately $103M domestically (US), much higher than the original $65M-$70M projections. Moreover, worldwide, it hit $223M that same weekend – with some markets still not even open yet at the time, including France, Germany, Spain, and Japan.

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The Wonder Woman, Part 4: Stop A Bullet Cold

by on Jun.10, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

Continued From:

The Wonder Woman, Part 3: Get Us Out From Under

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Since I’ve talked about what I wasn’t too fond of in Wonder Woman, I decided to list some of the things I truly loved. Note that I loved so many things about the movie, so this quick list is really just to sample some of my fave highlights.

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The Wonder Woman, Part 2: Stop A War With Love

by on Jun.08, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

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The Wonder Woman, Part 1: Now The World Is Ready For You

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The great thing about Wonder Woman is how well it still fits into the over-all atmosphere and themes of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) while creating its own niche. While I personally have enjoyed all of the DCEU films so far (Man of Steel, Batman V Superman, and Suicide Squad), they have largely been divisive primarily due to how dark and often depressing they can be. The appeal these movies have for me is how thought-provoking they can be – how much they delve much deeper into ethics, psychology, and similar mature themes rarely looked at in the genre.

Wonder Woman certainly still fits into that mold because – perhaps even more than its feminist stance – it is a film that questions the worth of humanity and provides us a good hard look at the what we are capable of across a moral spectrum. However, on top of these themes, it offers so much more than what we’ve seen so far in the DCEU: innocence, pure joy, fun, hope, and a better balance of humor and seriousness.

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The Wonder Woman, Part 1: Now The World Is Ready For You

by on Jun.07, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

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As of this writing, I’ve watched Wonder Woman four times. I started on Day Zero, an IMAX midnight screening the night before it officially opened in Manila on June 1st. Then almost every day until Sunday, except for Friday where we took a break with Baywatch, I saw it again and again and again. And again.

It’s been almost a week since I first watched the movie, and it took me this long to start putting my thoughts into written words because I am still overwhelmed with my love for the film.

After a long long time of anticipation and excitement, Wonder Woman arrived, and it surpassed my expectations… and even more. The critics seem to think so, too, because even before its official release, it had already garnered a huge number of pre-screening positive reviews – rivaling several top-rated superhero movies, particularly Logan and the currently-unbeatable The Dark Knight.

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Wonder Week: Wonder Gal

by on May.31, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

Wonder Countdown: one day to go in the Philippines!

And if you’re like me, it would be tonight as I plan to catch a midnight screening of Wonder Woman!

Here is the lady of the hour herself, Gal Gadot, as she speaks about the film.

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Wonder Week: Glimpses!

by on May.26, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

Wonder Countdown: six days to go in the Philippines!

Several days ago, they released more clips from the upcoming Wonder Woman movie. They are all awesome and make me even more impatient to see the film. The great thing about the clips is that they give us nice bits here and there, but they’re not spoiler-y. Mostly, they’re extended scenes of those we’ve already seen in prior teaserspreviews, spots, or trailers (one is even just a further extended version of the alley clip).

Aunt Antiope surprises Diana but then gets her own surprise.

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Who Is This Woman?

by on May.18, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

“You will soon find out.”

Two weeks to go in the Philippines!

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