KAREN KUNAWICZ

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It’s a good week for movies: Despite having come after the visually stunning but silly and absurd Oblivion, Tom Cruise finally redeems himself in the Edge of Tomorrow. Despite being another teen flick based on a best-selling novel, The Fault in Our Stars seems to be a cut above the…

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Last weekend, the local geek community gathered at the Bayanihan Center the first “NexCon: The ultimate celebration of science fiction and fantasy in the Philippines.”I arrived and walked right into Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion and encountered a loud and very happy bunch of Whovians a.k.a Dr. Who fans. Costumes…

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When Pixar’s The Incredibles came out in 2004, I had a problem with it. Why did their gothic teenager, Violet, have to turn “normal” in the end? What’s wrong with being a bit introverted or why does clearing out your bangs with a white headband and ditching your dark clothes…

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With a collection of big names in its cast—Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X); and the support of geek hero du jour Peter Dinklage (Dr. Bolivar Trask, best known as Tyrion Lannister a.k.a. “The Imp” from…

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Godzilla is back! And the timing couldn’t be better. This year marks the 60th anniversary of this fierce, humungous and beloved icon. He’s been called the “King of Monsters” and he has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A post-movie discussion about this current Godzilla film might…

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I caught The Amazing Spider Man 2 last weekend. It was a far, far, far cry from the previous superhero movie we all saw: Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. The best words I can find to describe it is “cute.” Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are indeed terribly cute…

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May the fourth be with  you; may the force be with you. Happy Star Wars Day to everyone who watched the films over and over again, argued about them, and got disappointed with the prequels; to everyone who knows the geography of the Star Wars universe better than that of…

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My first Wes Anderson film was The Royal Tennen–baums back in 2001. From there, it’s been a lovely ride watching his succeeding work—The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom. All of them have been wonderfully satisfying (I admit I still have…

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Mention the word “manhunt” to me and the first thing that comes to mind is a male model search, or the term for an activity for ladies “on the prowl.” The next thing that comes to mind are the 1993 film The Fugitive with Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford,…

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