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 […]

The Dark Knight Rises: an intellectually satisfying finale

(WARNING: Spoilers ahead. It is highly recommended that you watch The Dark Knight Rises first before reading any further.) Succeeding groundbreaking film The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises serves as the definitive end of critically-acclaimed director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. After the late Heath Ledger’s stunning performance as The Joker in the last film, […]

Anti-gun alert issued by top Malacañang official following Batman movie massacre in Colorado

The Philippines reportedly implemented “tighter security at all shopping malls” in the aftermath of a shooting rampage during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado, the United States that resulted in the deaths of 12 cinema patrons on Friday. No less than Edwin Lacierda, spokesman of Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino […]

Flooding in Metro Manila: When will Filipinos get angry enough?

So Metro Manilans, I hear, are stuck in traffic and floods this weekend. Again. And what’s this I hear? Oh, outrage. But where was that outrage when the problem was not this big yet and all there was were mere signs of problems brewing? I’ll tell you where that outrage was. There was none. In […]