Thursday, June 22, 2017

Lonzo Ball Drafted 2nd Overall By Los Angeles Lakers In 2017 NBA Draft (VIDEO)

2017 NBA Draft Results: Lonzo Ball Drafted 2nd Overall By Los Angeles Lakers In 2017 NBA Draft (VIDEO). With the second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft the Los Angeles Lakers select UCLA guard Lonzo Ball. The 2017 NBA Draft is the first step in the journey of the next wave of NBA stars.

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Top 10 Plays - FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017 (VIDEO)

FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017. Check out the Top 10 plays from the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017! Featuring: Zahir Carrington (USA), Adin Kavgic (Slovenia), Anna Leshkovtseva (Russia), Bas Rozendaal (Netherlands), Kobe Paras (Philippines), Luis Hernandez (Puerto Rico), Dusan Bulut (Serbia), Alexandra Theodorean (Hungary), Sjoerd Van Vilsteren (Netherlands), and Luis Hernandez (Puerto Rico).


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Markelle Fultz Drafted 1st Overall By Philadelphia 76ers In 2017 NBA Draft (VIDEO)

2017 NBA Draft Results: Markelle Fultz Drafted 1st Overall By Philadelphia 76ers In 2017 NBA Draft. Markelle Fultz Drafted 1st Overall By Philadelphia 76ers In 2017 NBA Draft.

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Transformers: The Last Knight Review - Spectacular Special Effects But Often Incoherent And Incomprehensible

‘TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT’ is the fifth installment in the successful Michael Bay franchise after the very first “Transformers”, inspired by Hasbro toys in 2007, which was followed by “Revenge of the Fallen” in 2009, “Dark of the Moon” in 2011, and “Age of Extinction” in 2014. It’s overblown, overlong and chaotic at 2 and ½ boring hours and though the special effects are truly spectacular and so good in assaulting one’s senses, the hyperactive on screen goings on are often incoherent, incomprehensible and frankly, we just don’t care.

The 5th movie starts with a prologue during the Dark Ages and attempts to make a revisionist history of King Arthur, who just had another bad reincarnation on screen in the recent big flop that was “King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword”. It seems the Transformers first manifested themselves in the time of Camelot. Anthony Hopkins is the newest recruit in the cast and we really wonder what made him accept this movie. He utters a line in the movie that certainly applies to him aptly, he being a knight himself in real life: "Deep down inside, you begin to wonder: Has my life been wasted?”

We’re sure he already earned oodles of money playing Odin of Asgard in the “Thor” movies. Here, he plays Sir Edmund, an English lord who is the keeper of, believe it or not, the secret history of Transformers through various centuries. Do you know, for instance, that Hitler was actually killed by a good robot? Do you think you can buy that? And all the other nonsense in this movie?

Good Autobots vs. bad Decepticon robots are waging a war against each other. Optimus Prime has disappeared, floating around in space, and is turned into an evil robot by Quintessa, the ruler of Cybertron who hates our planet with a passion. Hopefully, he will ne able to get through his identity crisis. Then there’s a contest as to who will get hold of an all-powerful staff of life that has been hidden away for centuries. The staff can signal the end of life on Planet Earth and the eternal supremacy of Cybertron.

Mark Wahlberg returns as Cade, the American who’s the leader of the resistance who gets hold of a magical talisman that will help him a big deal in the final confrontation at the Stonehenge. He finds a romantic interest this time in Laura Haddock (Lucrezia in "Da Vinci's Demons") as Vivian, the Oxford professor with a mysterious lineage that links her to the all powerful staff. Aside from her, there’s also a teenage girl who survives the robot attacks on her city, Chicago, and becomes an ally of Wahlberg.

In the scenes set in 5th century Camelot, Stanley Tucci plays the Wizard Merlin, trying to provide some comic relief and failing miserably, along with John Turturro as Agent Simmons who is totally wasted in scenes showing him speaking desperately while in a pay phone in Cuba.

In other words, it’s all one big mess and Michael Bay tries to compensate the epic failures of his movie with relentless action scenes of metal crashing over metal, but this can be amusing only for a while and you’ll still prefer watching a good story with relatable characters that us viewers can connect with and which the movie sorely lacks. No wonder our grandson fell asleep while watching it. Hindi niya talaga kinaya.

Is Anne Curtis Having A Quickie Wedding In Europe With Fiance Erwan Heussaff?

ANOTHER COUPLE whose coming nuptials are being anticipated is Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff, who are now currently in France. It’s not exactly clear why they are there. Some quarters say they are just having pre-nuptial photos but other writers quickly jump into the conclusion that they must be having a secret marriage in Europe, just like what Erwan’s sister, Solenn Heussaff, did when she married Argentinian beau Nico Bolzico.

Anne herself posted copies of her photos with Erwan, flashing the huge engagement ring he gave her and addressing him as “Mon Amour”. Could it be that they’ll have a smaller wedding there before having a bigger one here in Manila? As of now, we don’t know how Anne can attend to this since she is still busy finishing the shooting of her action movie, “Buy Bust”, with Director Erik Matti.

Ai Ai De Las Alas Should Have A Comprehensive Pre-Marital Preparation Program Before She Takes The Plunge With Her Third Husband

AI AI DE LAS ALAS once said she’s not in a hurry to tie the knot with her current inamorato, Gerald Sibayan. But she seems she changed her mind as the latest buzz is that she has rushed everything and they will face the altar before the year is over. The date we heard is December 12, which is about six months from now. It’s said her good friend Marian Rivera is giving her a wedding gown as a wedding gift, worth half a million pesos no less. Wow! That really costs quite a fortune.

We wish Ai Ai the best since, after all, this is her third wedding. After the past two ones, we want to think that she must have learned all the lessons anyone should need to know about getting married. Her first marriage was with singer Miguel Vera who turned out to have been married to someone else already, so their union was eventually annulled. Her second marriage was to Jed Salang who she accused of beating her up. They were married in Las Vegas so it’s easier to get a divorce there.

This time, her groom is just about the same age as her eldest son, Sancho Vito. So more than an extravagant wedding gown, I think the best gift they can receive is a truly good and comprehensive pre-marital preparation program, for them to be able to anticipate all the pitfalls and problems that they might be facing ahead as a couple because of the great disparity in their ages.

They owe it to themselves to get this kind of preparation as it's like being forearmed. It might all be sunny and bright now that they’re just starting, but as we all know, as days pass by, the stark reality of living together as husband and wife, day in-day out, will take its toll on them and so it is better to be fully prepared in handling the humps and bumps of what maybe a quaky roller coaster ride.


Universal Pictures has just launched the teaser poster for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit, Jurassic World.

The poster sports the tagline, “Life finds a way.”

Directed by J.A. Bayona (Mama, The Impossible), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens in the Philippines in June 2018 and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Toby Jones, James Cromwell, BD Wong, and Rafe Spall.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.