The pressure is on to finally finish Avengers 2012!

By Joanna Mendoza

Time to finish this! (Photo courtesy of Marvel/Disney)

Time to finish this! (Photo courtesy of Marvel/Disney)

While searching for an archived adobo recipe in my inbox this morning, I got a really nice surprise: an invite to a free screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron!

Now the pressure is really on to finish 2012’s The Avengers. I’ve tried several times, but I always found myself losing interest somewhere during the big NYC battle/climax. I don’t know. There’s something about it that was a letdown for me. The buildup was great–the chemistry of the cast, the dialogue, the humor, it was all great and immensely enjoyable. But for all that to lead to something like the big NYC battle felt a bit like child’s play to me. Like, if I wanted something like that, I’d watch the Cartoon Network.

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‘Big Hero 6’ opens at No. 1; Grosses P70M in 4 days

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Disney’s “Big Hero 6” directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International)

A child prodigy and his lovable robot charmed their way into the hearts of families, fanboys and girls, enabling Disney’s Big Hero 6 to gross a stunning P69.99-million nationwide in just four days (Nov. 6 to 9) and open at No.1.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ hits No. 1 with 4-day gross of P104M

Box-office kings (and queen... and raccoon... and lovable plant monster). "Guardians of the Galaxy" is No. 1 at the Philippine box office. (Photo courtesy of Marvel/Disney)

Box-office kings (and queen… and raccoon… and lovable plant monster). “Guardians of the Galaxy” is No. 1 at the Philippine box office. (Photo courtesy of Marvel/Disney)

The heroic misfits of the universe took the Philippine box office by storm as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opened at No. 1 nationwide with an otherworldly gross of P104-M in just four days (July 31 to Aug. 3). This was announced today by a spokesman of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, which distributed the film.

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Guardians of the Galaxy: The slightly bad and the very, very good

By Joanna Mendoza

"Guardians of the Galaxy" is now showing in Philippine cinemas. (Photo courtesy of Marvel/Disney)

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is now showing in Philippine cinemas. (Photo courtesy of Marvel/Disney)

I went into a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy expecting to have a good time. I love Chris Pratt and, save for that time when Bradley Cooper was proclaimed Sexiest Man Alive instead of Ryan Gosling, I’ve always liked him too.

But I did have apprehensions because people kept saying that Guardians is just like The Avengers but with characters people don’t care, much less know, about. Me being probably the only person who has yet to finish watching The Avengers, I took that as a bad sign.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past: “Changing history tomorrow” and other quotable lines

BY Jen T. Tuazon

X-Men: Days of Future Past, from the @xmenmovies Instagram account

“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” from the @xmenmovies Instagram account

Surprise, surprise! X-Men: Days of Future Past scored big in the box office, earning $302 million globally as of this writing. It’s a feat well-deserved, as the superhero sequel (or “inbetweenquel”according to Director Bryan Singer) delivered on almost all fronts (Read our review here).

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5 Amazing things about the new Spider-Man sequel

BY Jen T. Tuazon

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Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx

Last month, Movie Clubber Joanna Mendoza was able to catch a preview of the latest Spider-Man movie and she shared five things she found amazing about the new sequel. Now, after seeing the movie in full, we discovered five more things we love about  Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2:

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’: Even better than the first one

By Hazel Alvior Torres

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" opened in Philippine cinemas March 26. (Photo courtesy of Marvel/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opened in Philippine cinemas March 26. (Photo courtesy of Marvel/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

If Iron Man 3 was exhilarating and Thor 2 was amazing, then brace yourself for another action-packed blockbuster treat in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (For fun facts about the making of this super sequel, click here.) 

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Fun facts on the making of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (Photo courtesy of Marvel/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (Photo courtesy of Marvel/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

A brand-new costume for Captain America? Gymnastics lessons for Chris Evans? The iconic shield as an offensive weapon? Get to know some fun trivia surrounding the production of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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‘Parks and Recreation’ star Chris Pratt adds comic charm to ‘Delivery Man’

Chris Pratt at the San Diego Comic Con 2013 (Photo courtesy of Dreamworks/Disney)

Chris Pratt at the San Diego Comic Con 2013 (Photo courtesy of Dreamworks/Disney)

Actor-on-the-rise Chris Pratt, best known for TV’s Parks and Recreation (check a best-of-Chris blooper reel here!) and the Oscar-nominated Moneyball, now stars opposite Vince Vaughn in DreamWorks Pictures’ new life-affirming comedy Delivery Man.

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More pics from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’!

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I was about to put my eldest to sleep when I got an email from 20th Century Fox: 14 new images from X-Men: Days of Future Past!

Thinking I’d hit the jackpot because most Filipino readers would have most likely retired their computers and Internet for the night (well, except for some people…), I apologized to my 4-year-old and asked my husband to put him to sleep. Then I turned on my PC and started drafting this post.

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