Articles for March 2016

DF-12584 - The residents of MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN ready themselves for an epic battle against powerful and dark forces. Left to right: Enoch (Finlay Macmillan), Emma (Ella Purnell), Jake (Asa Butterfield), Hugh (Milo Parker), Bronwyn (Pixie Davies), the twins (Thomas and Joseph Odwell), Claire (Raffiella Chapman), Fiona (Georgia Pemberton), Horace (Hayden Keeler-Stone), Olive (Lauren McCrostie), and Millard (Cameron King). Photo Credit: Jay Maidment.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” First Look Photos and Trailer Release

A whole new world and new set of unconventional new heroes with incredible powers will rise in the upcoming movie fantasy adventure “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” based on the bestselling adventurous novel of the same title by author Ransom Riggs.

Directed by Tim Burton and written by Jane Goldman, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” stars Eva Green in the titular role who heads the special home and protects the children living in it who possess extraordinary abilities.  The movie also stars Asa Butterfield, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Kim Dickens and Samuel L. Jackson.

The movie introduces us to Jake (Buttefield) and his newfound world and friends when he discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is and the amazing power that he possesses.

Check out the film’s trailer reveal here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDklzmEyvMQ

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will open in the Philippines this September in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Jake (Asa Butterfield) makes sure Emma (Ella Purnell) stays relatively down to earth. Photo Credit: Jay Maidment.

 

 


 

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Nate kicks Connor’s ass, Sherdog Explodes

As predicted, Nate Diaz demolished Connor McGregor and turned him into a pancake.

In a performance that was not unlike his brother Nick’s demolition of Takanori Gomi years earlier, Nate stands and trades with Connor and eventually rocks him with a left hook in Round 2, stunning the Irishman and giving Nate the opportunity to do his trademark taunt.

He then proceeds to continue pummeling McGregor into Oblivion, clinching, pushing him up against the fence, smashing him with a knee, and Connor finally tries for a takedown in desperation.

Nate stuffs it easily and flattens connor like a pancake, and gets to work. In a few seconds Connor is mounted, being pounded within an inch of his life, and as he squirms to escape he is choked out with a tight choke.

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Ah, that made my week, was a great way to end Yakisoba Week.  Connor will now realize that he can bully the little guys at Featherweight, but he can’t hang with the big boys.

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In other news, Sherdog.com just exploded because of this earth-shattering win, and I can’t even log on to gloat over all the butt-heart Connor fanboys. I’ll have to wait until later.

Nick ends the night telling Rogan, “I’m not surprised, mother fuckers.” Hahaha!   Awesome Nate, awesome.  Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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You Can Now Send Geeky Pick-Up Lines as Anonymous SMS via Veems

They say that geek is the new sexy. Pop culture is filled with geeks. The Geek shall inherit the earth, and this has been proven time and again, look at Bill Gates, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Steve Wosniak, the list goes on and on.  That nerdy kid that got bullied in school? He’s now the boss of a million dollar corporation employeeing the jocks to do the grunt work.

And if you’re on this site, chances are, you are a geek, too. Or you have many geek friends. Or both. Ideally.

Although most of the time geeks are serious thinkers, they will never say no to smart jokes. With Veems’ new feature, Secret SMS, users can now send nerdy pick-up lines as free anonymous SMS. Why would you want to send one? Because it’s fun! And because you can!

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You can send them to your geek friends as a prank, orsend them to your geek crush.

Besides the Geek category, there are more categories such as Miss, Love, Cute, and Crush.

Veems is an Israel-based, Pinoy-dominated social app. Currently, it has almost half a million users in the Philippines. Secret SMS is just only one of the many features that allow users to freely express their feelings. Users can also share public status as private message and join anonymous public chats.

Download Veems on Google Play and start sending Secret SMS!

 

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Whopping 200GB MicroSD Card now Available from Sandisk

I know. I couldn’t believe it myself. But it’s true. I saw this listing for a 200GB MicroSD card on Amazon. As of this writing it’ll cost you a cool $80, but that’s a whole 200GB!200GB Sandisk MicroSD

I am a little confused at the strange denomination. Thanks to the bit system which ramps things up in multiples of two, we are used to seeing byte capacity go up in base-2 denominations going up from 2-bits, doubling up to 4-bit, 8-bit, 16-bit, and so on…. 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, ad infinitum.

So why is the next capacity SD card 200GB, and not 256GB?

Well… according to Sandisk, the circuitry can’t accomodate more than 200GB at this time. What we are seeing probably is a 128GB chip paired with a 64GB chip for 192GB.

Well, that’s still a lot of bytes. In practice you will see about 185GB usable in your OS explorer browser. But that should be good enough for anyone.

If you like what you see, please consider supporting this site by ordering one from this link, and I’ll thank you for your support in keeping this site up.

Thanks!

 

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MOST-AWAITED YOUNG-ADULT FILM EVENT “THE DIVERGENT: ALLEGIANT” IN PHILS. MARCH 9 – AHEAD OF U.S.

 

The first of the last part of the bestselling trilogy “The Divergent Series” book-to-movie blockbuster franchise, “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” is about to explode with epic action scenes, spectacular vistas and unexpected twists in cinemas on March 9, one week advance of its US release.

“The Divergent Series: Allegiant follows Tris, Four and their comrades as they escape the walled city of Chicago and embark on their most astonishing adventure yet.  With Chicago on the verge of an all-out civil war, Tris (Shailene Woodley) leads Four (Theo James), Christina (Zoë Kravitz), Peter (Miles Teller), Tori (Maggie Q) and Caleb (Ansel Elgort) on a harrowing escape from the walled city, chased by armed guards loyal to self-appointed leader EVELYN (Naomi Watts). Outside Chicago for the first time in their lives, the five find themselves being pursued by EDGAR (Jonny Weston) through a toxic wasteland known as the Fringe before being rescued and escorted to the ultra-high-tech compound of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

Once there, Bureau mastermind David (Jeff Daniels) singles out Tris for being genetically “pure” and enlists her to champion his mysterious cause. While Tris receives special treatment, including access to “memory tabs” that enable her to relive her own family history, Four joins Bureau soldiers on a supposedly humanitarian mission to remove children from a ragtag Fringe encampment.

Discovering that David plans to use the Bureau’s astonishing technologies for inhumane ends, Tris hijacks his private aircraft and returns with her team to Chicago. Faced with a shocking betrayal, they must try to stop Evelyn before she unleashes a memory-erasing gas on the city’s entire population, including the Allegiant rebel force led by Johanna (Octavia Spencer).

At the heels of the previously released hit movies from the books by author Veronica Roth, “The Divergent” and “Insurgent,”  the latest instalment “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” goes on a different world for the heroic team to finally discover what being a Divergent truly means.

Woodley, too, relished the challenge of pushing her character toward new horizons. “When we first met Tris in Divergent, she empowered herself,” says the actress. “In Insurgent, she’s guilt-ridden and winds up being betrayed by her brother Caleb. In Allegiant, Tris goes outside of Chicago because she feels like it’s part of her destiny.”

Director Robert Schwentke wanted to immerse audiences in the world beyond Chicago by filling the screen with bigger visual effects, more monumental vistas and more exciting action sequences than anything featured in the previous films.  Between set-ups, cast members were literally left hanging. “You’d just be there for hours,” Woodley laughs. “It’s not very comfortable.”

Woodley, James, Kravitz, Teller, Elgort and Q, spent three days at the quarry, plus five more days shooting on a smaller, less steeply angled wall built to make it easier for the actors to say their lines while climbing. Elgort, an experienced rock climber in real life, had to forget everything he knew to portray his character properly. “Running up a real wall vertically was pretty sick,” he recalls. “My challenge was making it look like I didn’t know what I was doing because Caleb can’t run and climb. I had to slam my body against the wall. I wore all these pads so it didn’t cut me up, but those scenes completely chewed up my costume.”

“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” opens March 9 in cinemas nationwide from Pioneer Films.

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