Super Exclusive: Enter the twilight world of ‘TENET’

The most complex Christopher Nolan film yet Every film director Christopher Nolan has ever made has led to the making of “TENET.” It is not only how time works in his films (“Inception” and “Interstellar”) but how time is perceived by the audience (“Memento” and “Dunkirk”) that come together in “Tenet.” “As I like to …

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The kids are super all right in Netflix’s ‘We Can Be Heroes’

These days, superhero movies are all over the media landscape, most of them very serious but there was a time when superhero and adventure movies for kids were very popular, particularly those which featured youngsters using gadgets or their new powers to rescue either their parents or the world. These were often funny as well …

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Visprint is dead: All hail Avenida Books–How Nida Ramirez changed PH publishing

When Flornida “Nida” Gatus-Ramirez was in a freshman at the University of Santo Tomas High School, she would go to their family’s small printing press in Recto to wait for her father Nenido so they could go home together. What struck her then was “the very familiar scent of paper and ink,” she says. “I …

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The secret story of the Funko Pop! Voltes V

How do you combine two of the things that drive Filipino collectors absolutely crazy? By combining the collectible of the moment with a cultural property that’s been ingrained in Filipino pop consciousness since 1978. We are talking, of course, about the Big Boys Toy Store Exclusive Funko Pop! Voltes V figure, available—seriously—in the Philippines! In …

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‘Super Random’ asks why Spongebob can speak Filipino

If you’ve been watching Philippine free TV for the last half-decade, you’ll notice that all the American cartoons like “The Powerpuff Girls,” “The Transformers” and, yes, even “Spongebob Squarepants,” have now been dubbed in Filipino. Why? How is this being done and who is voicing them? Find out the vocal magic behind the dubbed cartoons …

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Good news: ‘Alice in Borderland’ Season 2 is happening

Here’s a Christmas gift from Netflix to you: the streaming platform just announced that it has renewed “Alice in Borderland” for a second season. The Netflix Original Series is based on the popular manga by Haro Aso. The series, directed by Shinsuke Sato (with hit franchises “GANTZ” and “Kingdom” already to his name), has found …

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