Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Deadpool & Wolverine

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Successful in his attempt to resurrect the people he loves through Cable’s time travel device, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) claims that he is now happy with his life even though he is shy to admit that he sometimes feels empty as though his existence had no meaning. His perspective drastically changes when he is abducted by TVA agents at the behest of Paradox (Matthew Macfadyen), a rogue agent supervising Earth-10006 and aiming to expedite its destruction through the use of an illegal Time Ripper that can euthanize entire timelines. Upon knowing that his timeline is dying soon because of the death of its anchor being, who happens to be Logan, Deadpool steals Paradox’s tempad to find a suitable Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) as a replacement, bringing him to one who is considered a loser in his own world. When things go awry back at the TVA, the duo gets pruned and sent to the Void where they come face to face with a tyrannical telekinetic maniac named Cassandra Nova (Emma Corrin).

Sunday, July 14, 2024

The Blind Assassin

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The posthumous publication of a scathing novel entitled The Blind Assassin shakes up the reputation of several residents of Fort Ticonderoga, the country hometown of author Laura Chase who drives a car off a bridge to her death. Even years later, the controversial content of her book still haunts the real-life figures it allegedly alludes to. One of them is her sister Iris Chase Griffen, wife of nouveau riche Richard E. Griffen, particularly concerned considering his political ambitions. Decades later as she nears her death, Iris begins to write her very own autobiography hoping that it would clarify things and reach her estranged granddaughter Sabrina, who has been used as a pawn together with her deceased daughter Aimee by her sister-in-law Winifred Griffen Prior, who blames her for the death of her brother and his political aspirations. As the old woman awaits her life’s end on her deathbed, she reveals some long-concealed family secrets.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

The Woman Who Had Two Navels

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Brothers Pepe and Tony Monson grow up in Hong Kong despite being full-blooded Filipinos, the reason for which is their father’s exile brought about by his days of being a rebel in the Philippines during the second World War. Tony opts for a life of religious seclusion as a priest in a convent atop a hill while Pepe ends up being a veterinarian for horses. One day, Filipina socialite Connie Escobar knocks at their door and tells Pepe a cock-and-bull story of having been wed that day in Manila and flying off to Hong Kong to run away from her groom. She also has two navels, so she claims. Later that day, the bewildered doctor also gets a visit from Connie’s mother, Concha Vidal, yet another socialite who rebuts her daughter’s narration and says that she has been married for quite some time now and that her husband is also in Hong Kong looking for her.

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Lady in the Lake

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Baltimore, 1966. Housewife extraordinaire Maddie Schwartz has been married to her husband Milton for almost two decades now, believing she is perfectly happy with her life raising their teenage son Seth. When Milton takes home an ex-fling of hers from high school to dinner at their house, it sparks an epiphany within her as to how unhappy her life has been. She moves out of the house and they file for divorce. She then finds a small room in a shady neighborhood and fakes a house robbery to get insurance money, which she uses to move to yet another shady neighborhood. She meets policeman Ferdie in the process and he becomes her habitual lover. But what Maddie really desires is a career in journalism. Armed with wit and a dream, she shoehorns herself into a low-paying job at the local paper. Not taken seriously by everyone, she gets a big break when she finds not one but two murdered bodies, one of them getting the moniker Lady in the Lake.

Monday, July 1, 2024

The Great Gatsby

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World War veteran Nick Carraway segues into the sale of bonds to make a living and ends up settling at New York’s West Egg neighborhood, where he finds himself residing in a house right next to a mysterious millionaire’s estate. The owner, a certain Jay Gatsby, throws lavish parties all year round and Nick bears witness to the plethora of cars and guests who come for such occasions. One of such guests is Jordan Baker, an amateur golfer who flirts back and forth with Nick. Their first meeting happens at Gatsby’s residence, after he is finally invited by his neighbor, apparently as a ploy to use him as a bridge to his second cousin Daisy, a socialite flapper married to white supremacist Tom Buchanan who has a mistress of his own. Party after party, secrets begin to surface as well as hidden relationships that will definitely cause chaos and scandal should they be revealed.

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