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‘The Witcher’ slays Manila

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 04:20
We have a new name for Henry Cavill: The Man Who Won't Stop Signing. On the evening of Dec. 12, the actor, who previously starred in "Mission: Impossible---Fallout" and "Man of Steel" tirelessly and patiently autographed poster after poster, Funko Pop after Funko Pop, book, comic books, postcards, even a bust of himself as Superman. He posed for endless selfies, too, with the huge crowd that had gathered at the Activity Center of the Ayala Malls Manila Bay for the fan event and early screening of the upcoming Netflix fantasy series "The Witcher." This is the most signing and posing we've seen any celebrity do on any red carpet (well, this carpet was black but still). It was impressive...

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‘Motherless Brooklyn’ is Ed Norton’s Indulgent passion project

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 04:15
Actor Ed Norton steps behind the camera and back into the director's chair for the first time since 2000's "Keeping the Faith" to helm this passion project he's been developing for years, an adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel, whose script Norton wrote himself. In "Motherless Brooklyn," Ed Norton plays Lionel Essrog, a private investigator with Tourette's working for Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). An orphan, Essrog was "rescued" in a way by being taken under the wing of Minna, who taught him the business. Along with three other fellow boys from the orphanage, they became "Minna's Men." When a case they're assisting on goes terribly awry, Essrog takes it upon himself to figure out wh...

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The impact of Transformers Impactor

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 04:10
How long does it take for a comic book character to get a toy? How about 33 years? In 1986, Hasbro's Transformers toys were truly sunstorm-hot, and aside from the "Transformers" series Marvel Comics was publishing in the US, Marvel UK was publishing its own line of "Transformers" comic books with its own continuity. It was a grimmer, edgier story and out of that emerged the violent, powerful Impactor. The leader of the Autobot strike team the Wreckers (later to become a prominent part of Transformers comics lore), the harpoon-handed Impactor (created by Simon Furman and Jeff Anderson) boasted the Marvel UK "Transformers" title's more angular design and was an original creation. Though he...

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A birthday song for TGIFridays

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 04:05
In 1994, The Bistro Group opened the first TGIFridays in the Philippines, bringing with it our favorite chicken fingers and mozzarella sticks and the mind-blowing concept of unlimited iced tea and soda. At that time, the 500-seater Glorietta branch was the largest in the world. Since then, menu items have come and gone, more and more branches have opened, a redesign happened, but many things stayed the same including TGIFridays' dedication to offering delicious comfort food and great service. To celebrate its 25th birthday in the Philippines, TGIFridays threw a '90s-themed party at the Glorietta Activity Center. This time, after years of birthday songs sung for customers, it was TG...

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Obsessing over EXO’s newest album

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 04:00
Multiaward-winning K-pop supergroup EXO is back with their much-awaited sixth full-length Korean album, "Obsession." It sounds like it's another hit. Released by SM Entertainment last Nov. 27, this comeback is the first album to showcase EXO composed of six members Suho, Kai, Chen, Baekhyun, Chanyeol and Sehun. Serving their mandatory military conscription are D.O. and Xiumin, while member Lay is promoting in China. "Obsession" has a song for everyone, all easy to listen to---even compared to their last album "Don't Mess Up My Tempo." The 10-track "Obsession" has a fair mix of genres from danceable hip-hop to soulful ballad to groovy R&B. The edgy title track "Obsession" is ...

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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta bring back their iconic 'Grease' characters

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 03:56
For one night, it was 1978 again.
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A 13-year-old suspect told police he watched as friends slashed NYC student, report says

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 03:32
A 13-year-old suspect in the deadly stabbing of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors told police he watched as two friends grabbed and robbed her before one of them slashed her, according to a published report.
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Lawyers seek exhumation of cryptocurrency tycoon to check he's really dead

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 12/15/2019 - 03:21
Lawyers representing users of the collapsed Quadriga CX cryptocurrency exchange platform are requesting that Canadian authorities exhume and examine the body of its late founder, Gerald Cotten, to check if the person buried there is really him.
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