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WWE SummerSlam 2017 — Too Long, Not Bad, Kinda Weird

WWE SummerSlam 2017

For the first post on this blog related to the WWE, I should start off with one I got to watch in a live viewing event. I went with a friend to Skinny Mike’s Sports Bar in Bonifacio Global City, which made the experience a lot more fun. Not only did I get to eat some pretty good baked sisig, but I also watched it with fellow Manila Wrestling Federation guys. The PPV was not bad at all either, which is pleasantly surprising as I expected some really shitty booking. (more…)

Dunkirk — Connecting Dots [Review]

Dunkirk

As with most media featuring World War II as the setting, I had to take a look at this film. There are also two Winston Churchill biopics this year, and I may get to them later this year. But whatever they may be, I’m willing to bet that this film by Christopher Nolan can still blow them out of the water as it’s perhaps one of the best treatments of a WW2 event I’ve seen in cinema thus far. (more…)

Bathos, Sincerity, and Viewing Precaution

Doctor Strange donning the Cloak of Levitation

There’s this thing with Marvel movies I couldn’t put my finger on until now. I had previously reviewed Doctor Strange and thought that while it was good, it wasn’t the best and was even generic in tone. It seems that there’s something about the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s signature style of storytelling that combines seriousness with levity, which worked for a good while. However, something recently came up that may put a damper on its current and upcoming films, including Spider-Man: Homecoming. (more…)

Spider-Man: Homecoming — Laying Eggs [Review]

Spider-Man: Homecoming

How many more Spider-Man movies should we get? At this point, I’d expect the webslinger to actually lay eggs, but that’s exactly what this film actually does as far as Spidey goes. With Marvel actually having a hand in Spider-Man: Homecoming instead of Sony just hogging it all for themselves, we finally get one that’s going to be a part of a larger continuity. The creative decisions taken with it were interesting, and the future of this Peter Parker is indeed promising. (more…)

GameCon PH 2017 — Just Games, Nothing Less

GameCon Philippines

This is the first official event coverage for the blog, so I was looking forward to it for a good while. I haven’t been able to attend other local gaming-related events such as ESGS and Pinoy Gaming Festival, so I saw this as my chance at catching up. While I’m only able to publish a post about it already a week after the fact, I was able to put together a video tour of GameCon PH as coverage. (more…)

PWR Renaissance 2017 — My First PWR Show

PWR Renaissance 2017

The first time I caught wind of Philippine Wrestling Revolution, it was Kanto Terror and Bombay Suarez’s flaming chop. I thought it had tremendous potential to revive the Pinoy wrestling scene, and it indeed did. Fast forward to now, I’m somewhat a part of that scene through my role as the ring announcer of Manila Wrestling Federation. Throughout that whole time, I had never attended a PWR show due to local wrestling having been merely a passing interest for me until this year. (more…)

Wonder Woman — Blows It Early, But Still Good [Review]

Wonder Woman

There was a bit of a struggle in writing this Wonder Woman film review, thus the long-ass time it took for me to post this. Not only was it because I wanted to do a review video as well, but also because I had to dig deep inside of me to write this without offending sensibilities. It was so tempting to make allusions to “premature ejaculation” in describing my viewing experience. It was not I who blew my load early, but the film itself. I sincerely apologize for being crass there. (more…)

MWF Republika — Freedom and Progress

MWF Republika

Up against what could be a sophomoric jinx, Manila Wrestling Federation came up with a card that had less gimmicks and fancy stipulations, depending more on better booking and building storylines to carry things through. There are still some stumbles (like me announcing the wrong guy again), but there is indeed significant progress. With that progress comes freedom to do more things that can make for better shows in the future. (more…)

GameCon Philippines 2017 Preview — Lead by the Hand

GameCon Philippines

It’s being pushed as the biggest gaming convention in the Philippines. GameCon Philippines is a 3-day gaming convention taking place on July 7-9, 2017 at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 2. The first day features a conference and workshop for game developers and artists, then an exhibit and trade show takes place on the next two days. (more…)

Watching Videos About Dead Malls

Dead Malls

Every now and then, people tend to find something on YouTube that becomes a strange obsession for the next few weeks. Plenty are into videos featuring things like pimple popping or creepy stuff, which are indeed unusually fascinating for various reasons. At one time, I got quite into videos of Slavs being Slav, which I’m still into but am no longer fully obsessed with. As of this writing, what I watch with great frequency are videos of dead malls. (more…)

UFC 211 — To Be in Limbo

UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2

Lately, whenever I’ve written about the UFC, I get a sense of urgency, but not outright fun. UFC 211 has made me confront these feelings because of how much in limbo the company seems to be at the moment, as well as many of those who competed in this event. I’m not one to talk bad about anything related to pro wrestling (other than those in it who are named Vince), but maybe I’m starting to change my mind when it comes to pro wrestling-style promotion of combat sports. (more…)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — No Loose Ends [Review]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

What I found myself thinking after watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was how much better it was than Suicide Squad. However, it was only well after I had been engrossed by the characters and how their backgrounds—established in the first movie—were expanded upon, thus making for a satisfying conclusion and an opening for what could be an epic third installment. While I still like the first one more for its cohesiveness, I do like this one for its character development and the neatness of its writing. (more…)