Attacking Mocha Uson only makes her stronger and her influence more powerful

There’s a rare level of dimwittedness involved in coming up with — and actually implementing — the idea of petitioning the shutdown of Mocha Uson’s Facebook page. The backfire and fallout from this quaint project all but proved just how fragmented the Opposition is today. Even die-hard characters in the Yellow Camp refused to sign […]

Batman Vs. Superman: Pros Vs. Cons

While everyone is talking about Captain America: Civil War, I’d like to take the time to discuss DC Comics’ latest attempt at matching Marvel Comics’ Cinematic Universe. Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice promises audiences something similar to the Avengers series with various superheroes, each with their own respective franchise, duking it out on the big screen. Batman […]

About Heroes, Superheroes and the Filipino View of them

Superheroes are all the rage now, and with so many movies coming out from comic book companies, it might be relevant to take a look back and see, where did superheroes originate? We would say Batman, Superman and Captain America would have taken some elements from ancient and medieval heroes, like Hercules, Gilgamesh and King […]

How Christopher Nolan’s #Interstellar unified all time travel movies for me

I finally got around to seeing Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. It’s alright, I guess. I liked the way they turned these complex relativity principles into visual eye candy, specially that part about how time (the fourth dimension in spacetime) was turned into a kind of a physical coordinate that Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) could navigate […]

The Philippines needs some kryptonite to battle China over the Spratly Islands

Lex Luthor: Miss Teschmacher, when I was six years old my father said to me… Miss Teschmacher: “Get out.” Lex Luthor: Ha ha. Before that. He said, “Son, stocks may rise and fall, utilities and transportation systems may collapse. People are no damn good, but they will always need land and they’ll pay through the […]

McHeroes: Filipinos need to cure their addiction to disaster heroism

As what usually happens following another disaster, another tragedy, another “accident”, or another crisis, “heroism” is, yet again, the word of the month. Heroes are currently at work delivering relief, comforting the victims, counseling the hapless, and inspiring the desperate. We are told these “heroes” are also facing the “great battles ahead”. Presumably those “battles” […]

How Filipinos can relate their own lives to the Superman universe

Reboots, it seems, are some of the in things these days when it comes to what Hollywood has on its plate. It has been done with Spiderman, Batman, and now Superman. The latest picture, Man of Steel, has just recently come out and is now showing in Philippine cinemas. A lot of us are familiar […]

The Dark Knight Rises and faking it on Facebook

I realized something after seeing The Dark Knight Rises last night. The good guys in most American movies fit the profile of the quiet brooding type while bad guys are characteristically loudmouthed jackasses. Batman, not to mention his alter-ego Bruce Wayne, is the man of the month, of course: dark, reclusive, a man of few […]