June 30, 2013

World War Z Movie Review

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I'm initially not a fan of horror movies. Things changed, however when I began watching ‘The Walking Dead'. I was hooked to the adrenalin rush! But let me make it clear – I don’t like slasher films – with the exception of my favorite TV series, Dexter. ( Who can resist that primal need for vengeance?)

I classify slasher films as those that have their characters die, one after another, dropping out of the movie like flies. Senseless deaths, even more absurd serial killer motives and blood – buckets and buckets of it. Slasher films often try to pass themselves off as horror movies when all they really do is try to creep viewers out with badly executed storylines.

This was what I expected, when I saw World War Z. I half expected to find a half familiar story – Resident Evil meets Walking Dead meets Night / Dawn of the Living Dead meets 28 Days. I was pleasantly wrong however and I soon found myself gripping the edges of my seat, empathizing with movie characters and squealing like a little girl.

June 30, 2013

Ascend W1 – Huawei’s First Windows Phone 8 is now available with Globeunder Best-Ever My-Super-Plan 499

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Globe Telecom proudly announces the addition of the new Huawei Windows Phone 8 smartphone to its device lineup. The new Ascend W1 is the first Windows 8 handset that is being offered by Globe for free under its innovative and avant garde Best-Ever My Super Plan 499.

Jerry Bongco, Original Equipment Manufacturer Director, Microsoft Philippines shares, “We’re excited to partner with Huawei to bring the Windows Phone 8 experience to more Filipinos. Combine Windows Phone 8 with the unique features of the new HUAWEI Ascend W1 and you can have the most personal and convenient smartphone to complement your lifestyle.”

Under the Best- Ever My Super Plan 499, subscribers can avail of the latest in technology – a Huawei smartphone powered by the most advanced Windows OS. Get double the value of what you pay for! When you get Plan 499, you are actually paying for the value of P900 which you can use for call, text or surf services.

The Ascend W1’s sleek design is inspired by tropic islands. It is available in blue and white and at only 10.15mm thin, its 1950 mAh battery brags a total of 470 hours stand by time – the longest for any smartphone. This cutting edge smartphone also features a 512 MB RAM, a 5 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera and a 4 GB internal storage expandable up to 32 GB via microSD,. “We are very happy to expand our device portfolio with this partnership with Globe as we allow more Filipinos to experience a Windows Phone 8 while enjoying Ascend W1’s unique features and superb functionality,” said Johnson Ma, Country Manager of Huawei’s Device Business.

Raul Macatangay, Head of Globe Postpaid also adds, ““In line with our commitment to provide Filipinos with affordable smartphone options, we are excited to offer the Huawei Ascend W1 as part of our device line-up. Giving this handset better value is pairing it with our Best-Ever MySuperPlan, providing subscribers with a plan value that’s almost twice the value of prepaid load, as well as the full flexibility of choosing the contact period of their preference from 6, 12, 18, 24 and 30 months,”
June 29, 2013

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto’s Shocking Weight Loss

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Hollywood has been known to produce actors and actresses who are willing to transform themselves to commit to a role. Embeth Davidtz has done it for Schinder’s List, Christian Bale for The Machinist, Natalie Portman for Black Swan, Tom Hanks for Cast Away, even rapper – singer 50 cent has joined the bandwagon for the movie, Things Fall Apart.

The latest addition to the ranks is hunky actor Matthew McConaughey who has lost a shocking 30 pounds for his latest movie, Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey, together with Jared Leto star in the movie about HIV AIDS victims who smuggle drugs into the US to counter their disease.
June 25, 2013

Monsters University Opens at No. 1!

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Since the movie is set to open in the Philippines in a few days, it is only fitting and proper that fanatics out there know that this climbed – surprisingly – to the top of the box office records!

As of Sunday, 23 June, Monsters University has been reported to lead the movies that were opening for the week, beating Man of Steel and World War Z for the key position. Monsters University debuted with an estimated gross of $136.5 million in 36 different markets.

Incidentally, this Disney movie is the first prequel ever to be shown. In the past, sequels have been popular among moviegoers but the success of this film confirms that prequels can be just as strong.

Monsters University features the lives of Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan sans Boo and before their jobs at Monsters Inc. It gives us a more in depth look at their character and personalities as well as a humorous spin on their then budding friendship.

Watch Monsters University, opens in theatres (in Philippine cinemas on June 26.)

Image taken from the Movie Pilot Website
June 25, 2013

Kutcher is Jobs

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Fans of the enigmatic Steve Jobs will be happy to hear that a movie will soon be shown showing him a different stages of his life. On the other hand, fans of Ashton Kutcher might not be as happy to see him play a more serious, toned down role.

Yes, you guessed right. Ashton Kutcher stars as the genius himself, Steve Jobs himself with Josh Gad as the Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. A few A-listers will also be on the film, namely, Dermot Mulroney, James Woods and Matthew Modine.

June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

'The Bridge' TV Series

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NCIS, CSI, Castle, Blue Bloods – it seems that the crime-fighting drama procedurals have slowly found their niche into primetime TV. Now closely following the heels of today’s top police dramas comes a new show, ‘The Bridge’.

‘The Bridge’ is about two detectives – one American and one Mexican – who work hand in hand to find a serial killer that strikes along the Texas – Mexico border. Their investigation is further complicated by the general apathy and corruption of the Mexican authority. The show derives its title from the Bridge of the Americas, the border crossing between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.

Mexican actor Demian Bichir and German actress Diane Kruger star on this upcoming series which is loosely based on a Danish show of the same title. The premiere date is set on July 10 of this year but there has been no advise yet when it will reach Philippine shores.

June 23, 2013

Man of Steel Movie Review

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Technology today makes anything possible, specifically on the big screen – the cinema. It is sad however, that special effects sometimes become deciding and defining factors in labeling movies as ‘good’.

I saw ‘Man of Steel’ with an open mind. (I say this because I am a Christopher Reeves fan – the second and longest running actor of the Superman franchise.) I allowed myself to watch it out of curiosity, having heard from several colleagues it was a good movie.

Right from the start, I questioned the movie storyline. Was this movie meant to re-write the life of Superman / Clark Kent? In the past, Clark was never a bum, a disillusioned, semi-philosopher who searched for the meaning of his life. He was a bumbling, clumsy news reporter who has conviction and principle. The clumsiness of course, was just a front, to cover for his true superhero self.

June 20, 2013

iPod nano features a Multi-Touch display

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Technology has made life easier in terms of communication, entertainment and productivity. From the bulky and cumbersome desktop to the high powered smartphones, it is an understatement to say that technology has really made a great change in the lifestyle of so many people.

Communication has been made easy through cellular phones and laptops for people to connect with the rest of the world. In the pursuit to bring convenience to each person’s hands, innovators have incorporated their ideas of inventing products that combine the features of a computer and a phone - not only for communication, but also in the aspect of entertainment.

On another hand, riding in a bus or in a private car would not be the same as any old boring trip. It can be enriched to become an enjoyable experience through smartphones. You can now watch movies or stream the web as long as there is an internet connection.

There are many gadgets which can do this, and one of these is the iPod nano. The iPod nano features a Multi-Touch display for the added convenience of its customers. This new advancement simply adds value to the phones being sold in the worldwide market.

Work can also be made easier with the help of such gadgets. Communicating with business partners, associates, clients and fellow workers is not a pain in the head anymore. You don’t need to meet in person regularly as phones can now facilitate video calls and conference calls. This in turn also lessens the expenses and the hassle of traveling miles and miles just to attend a meeting.

The iPod Nano is just another product from Apple that helps you get through a hectic schedule and a busy lifestyle. Through such technological advancements, improvements have been met in every aspect of human life and in the coming years, new innovations would come with the purpose of bringing more convenient and development-geared results to people.
June 19, 2013

Entertainment through Huge Selection of Box Sets on DVD

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Ideally, food, entertainment and friendship jive together and such matters give another meaning to people’s lives.

When you’re bored at home during a cold season, it’s best to spend the day with your immediate family or friends and one of the best ways to get some entertainment is through watching the television.

Movies of all sorts from drama, comedy, suspense thrillers, love stories, science fiction horror and a lot more can make possible an enjoyable day along with family and friends just inside your humble abode, right at your own living room.

Entertainment is easy to acquire if you have an entertainment set, good cable network connection, huge selection of box sets on DVD, or fast internet connectivity from which you could also see movies through online streaming.

June 11, 2013

Simon Cowell Egged on Britain's Got Talent

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To everyone who’s ever been on the receiving end of Simon Cowell’s cutting criticisms, justice has been served - in an egg. The famous acerbic judge, known for serving cynical and sometimes even cruel feedback was egged yesterday, 10 June, during a live, on air finale for Britain’s Got Talent.

Viewers at home and inside the studio were mesmerized, watching two brothers performing when a viola player suddenly stepped between them and started throwing eggs at the judges. The woman successfully pelted a few at her intended target before security could escort her off stage. The camera then swivels and sees Simon sans jacket, perhaps now a bit soggy with egg yolk.

June 11, 2013

My Husband's Lover – GMA 7’s ground breaking new show

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Is the Philippine audience mature enough to handle homosexuality in the small screen? Such is the question running in the minds of those in the entertainment industry.

GMA 7s newest soap opera, ‘My Husband’s Lover’ just started yesterday, June 10. It seems that the network has taken a big chance on this as the show revolves mainly on a sexually charged relationship between two men.

Headlined by Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez, the Kapuso network is daring the public to face the reality that relationships such as this, exist. Concepts for shows such as this may not be new as rival channels have featured it in the past. However, this drama series will be the first, in terms of airing it on a daily basis.

What do you think? Will the show crash and burn or will it bring television audiences soaring to new heights?

Image taken from the Fashion Pulis Website

June 09, 2013

Amanda Bynes calls Drake ‘Ugly’

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Hollywood never seems to run out of once promising child stars turned into trainwrecks. Check the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Macualay Culkin or the incarcerated Brad Renfro whose lives have been turned upside-down, to say the least. The latest addition now seems to be Amanda Bynes who, up until a few months ago, only limited her apparent ‘craziness’ on Twitter. She has tweeted disturbing images of herself but now has gone as far as attacking people on the same platform, including, even her parents.

Her latest victim is now the Canadian born singer, Drake, a former crush that was the subject of her now legendary Tweet: I want @drake to murder my va****. This was her tweet back in March 2013 but now she seems to be singing to a different tune. ‘Liam Hemsworth’s the most gorgeous man on the face of the earth other than Tanz Watson.FYI! ’ Her latest tweet says. But not only has she gone online to praise her new crush or crushes – Bynes has also gone as far as attacking Drake, calling him ‘ugly’.

This should be the last thing on her mind though. Bynes was arrested last May 23 for a supposed bong throwing and marijuana possession charge. She is set to go back to court on July 18.
Tsk. Where do you think this meltdown is going to lead to?

Image taken from the Perez Hilton Website
June 09, 2013

The First in the Philippines: Globe offers Blackberry Q10

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Last June 7, Globe Telecom solidified once again their partnership with Blackberry as it becomes the first ever in the country to offer the new Blackberry Q10. Not only will it be the first, the famed telco will also be the only operator to feature the new smartphone for the first 30 days.

The new Blackberry Q10 boasts of a sleek new design that has been built with precision. It combines the best physical keyboard the company has ever designed with the strength of its trademark platform which includes advanced hardware, state of the art communication and multi-media features and an extensive battery life that ensures your phone can work a long, long time. The Blackberry Q10 also presents its ‘re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented’ platform that speaks great volumes. It has Blackberry Hub, which works towards organizing all conversations in the phone, making it easily accessible. There’s also Blackberry Balance – a feature which divides work and personal content, making sure that life is how it should be – balanced. For the adventurous, there’s Blackberry Remember, which tackles tasks with ease while collecting and organizing information from different places. Lastly, the new Blackberry 10 comes with BBM (Blackberry Messenger) a communications feature that allows voice chat and video calling and also enables on BB Q10 user to share the screen display with another user.

Consumers will be glad to know that this fabulous new phone is available under Globe’s fantastic MySuperPlan for as low as P1499 monthly with a minimum monthly cashout of P500. Along with this bundle, the leader in communications has also included unlimited LTE surfing of up to 42 mbps and a monthly consumable peso –value amount which can be used to avail of call, text and surfing services. Subscribers will also get true value for their peso as these plans are being offered on flexible postpaid plans with a contract period that ranges from 6 to as long as 30 months.

On top of all these amazing offerings, Globe Telecom postpaid subscribers can also opt to avail of the Globe Guarantee which includes the 7-day phone replacement and No Shock Bill Policy, assuring consumers that they will not go over their monthly subscribed plan. This means that those with Plans 999 or lower can breathe a sigh of relief that they will never be billed beyond P999, even if they go beyond their data subscription. 24/7 access to customer service channels will also be assured with choices on whether to make contact on social media, Twitter and Facebook or online chat and e-mail or the traditional mobile or landline call.

Order a unit today and experience for yourself the true combination of technology and great service from Blackberry and Globe. Orders for the units began last May 29, arrival of units started last June 7
June 06, 2013

Win Cash with OMGash!

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GCash users now have a new reason to celebrate! Introducing the latest and biggest promo from Globe Telecom GCash: the OMGash! P100,000 Araw-araw Pa-premyo. Simple use GCash to buy load, pay bills, send money or donate. It’s that easy! Each transaction made is equal to one promo code and everyday, winning codes will be drawn and posted on the official Globe FB page and Twitter. It’s that easy!

“GCASH is an easy, secure, and convenient payment method that lets you buy load, pay bills, send money, and shop online anytime via your mobile phone. It (GCASH) continues to be a trailblazer in the mobile commerce industry with our many innovations and milestones, and as a way of expressing our gratitude to the millions of Filipinos using GCASH, we have unveiled an exciting promo that will give GCASH subscribers a chance to win P100,000 everyday.” said Paolo Baltao, G-Xchange, Inc. President and GCASH operator.
Joining is easy; just use the ‘SEND MONEY’ transaction which costs as low as P1 and the system will automatically send a promo code. The more transactions made, the more promo codes received, the more chances of winning!

And if that’s not enough, rebates of up to 10% will be granted to subscribers who use GCASH to buy load. Winners will be notified through registered mail and contacted by official Globe representatives.

So what are you waiting for? Use GCash and join the promo today. If you are a Globe and TM subscriber who hasn’t registered yet, simply dial *143# on your mobile phone, select ‘GCASH’ and choose ‘REGISTER’. The first 10,000 Globe and TM subscribers to register through the self service menu, within the promo period will receive a bonus of P10 GCASH. Fund your GCash wallet through online transactions, mobile transfers with BPI, Unionbank or any Bancnet ATM or through any of the 7,000 accessible GCASH locations. (Minimal cash in fees may apply to some transactions. Simply visit the GCash site for more details.)

Promo runs from May 25 to June 25 2013. For more details, visit http://gcash.globe.com.ph/ for details.
June 04, 2013

Angelina Jolie Publicly Spotted After Double Mastectomy Procedure

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

The perfect couple is once again spotted after Angelina Jolie decided to step out of the shadows and into the limelight. This is the first time the award winning actress has been seen publicly since her controversial double mastectomy procedure.

Brangelina was all smiles to the press during the premiere of World War Z. Dressed as elegantly as ever in a black backless Yves Saint Laurent gown, Jolie faced reporters and said “I’m very, very grateful for all the support and I have been very happy just to see the discussion of women’s health expanded and that means the world to me. “

It is remembered that Angelina Jolie has just undergone a double mastectomy after finding out that she has 87% chance of getting breast cancer. Her very own mother, Marcheline Bertrand died of ovarian cancer while reports broke out just recently that her aunt Debbie Martin has also passed away.

Jolie is now considering having her ovaries removed after finding out that she has 50% chance of ovarian cancer also.

Image taken from the Glamour Website

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