Follow our CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more trending stories and videosSINGAPORE: Pierre Png is smoulderingly hot property right now, having a prominent role in the much-heralded film Crazy Rich Asians, which took in US$25.3 million (S$34.6 million) on its opening weekend in the US.But when he arrived for our meeting two days after the film’s red carpet premiere here, he looked exhausted – and even a little shell-shocked.Everything was only just starting to sink in, he confided – the film’s success, the part he’d played in it, and the magnitude of its significance for the American movie-making industry.With Crazy Rich Asians being heralded as a milestone for diversity and racial representation in Hollywood, one can only imagine that if the industry players who are riding on this hype really believe in what they are saying, more opportunities will arise in the near future for actors of Asian ethnicity to be cast in lead roles.And since … [Read more...] about Pierre Png: Singapore’s best bet for a bona fide Hollywood leading man?
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MANILA -- Surely, this bit of news will put a smile on the faces of those involved in releasing "Avengers: Infinity War" in the Philippines. The latest superhero flick from Disney and Marvel Studios demolished several records in the country's movie history with its whopping P730.1-million haul. Below is a rundown: 1. It's now the all-time highest grossing movie in the country It broke the record after just six days, surpassing the P677.1-million total take of "Beauty and the Beast" back in April 2017. 2. Biggest Saturday It's P151.8-million Saturday is the biggest in history. The figure is also the largest a movie has ever made in a single day by a huge margin, topping the P100.3 million of "Beauty and the Beast." 3. Biggest Sunday The newest "Avengers" flick earned its second-biggest chunk of its business last Sunday -- a record Sunday haul of P148.3 million. With all these astonishing numbers, the movie now sits high atop the list of the most successful movies … [Read more...] about News LIST: The box office records ‘Avengers: Infinity War” shattered in PH
8 things to know before watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (philstar.com) - April 25, 2018 - 5:23pm MANILA, Philippines — Not a Marvel nerd? No problem! Before heading out to the cinemas to catch the showing of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” here are some basic things you might want to know to understand and have a better appreciation of the movie. 1. “Avengers: Infinity War” marks the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 10th anniversary. The movie is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s year-long 10th anniversary celebration, which began with an iconic “class photo” of over 80 actors and filmmakers that played as Marvel superheroes through the years. Besides Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Chadwick Boseman, and Jeremy Renner, among those in the class … [Read more...] about 8 things to know before watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
Football season never ends. It might feel like a few weeks ago the Philadelphia Eagles were walking into the sunset with their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. But teams are already loading up in the NFL offseason to get themselves ready for the 2018 Draft and hopefully a run at next year’s Super Bowl. We’ve already seen big changes at quarterback across the league that will shape the season to come and thus have shifted the power structure of the NFL since we left it back in February. Thus, we’ve put together an offseason Power Ranking to keep track of where every team stands in the midst of a busy offseason. Take a look below and see where your team fits in the mix. 32. Miami Dolphins source Joe Skipper/Getty Images 2017 record: 6-10 Biggest additions: Signed RB Frank Gore, signed QB Brock Osweiler Biggest losses: DT Ndamukong Suh, LB Lawrence Timmons One thing to know: The most significant determining factor for the Dolphins … [Read more...] about NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where all 32 teams stand in the middle of a chaotic offseason
caption Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther.” source Disney The Marvel Cinematic Universe has shied away from killing off major characters. Even in “Captain America: Civil War,” when James Rhodes/War Machine is shot down, he is paralyzed rather than killed. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been notable deaths. Business Insider looked back at the MCU and found 30 major deaths, which we then ranked from least sad to most. It should come as no surprise that most of the villain deaths are ranked toward the bottom. We excluded characters that died, but were eventually resurrected – Agent Phil Coulson died in “The Avengers,” but came back in Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” television show on ABC, and Bucky Barnes died in “Captain America: The First Avenger,” but has since returned as the Winter Soldier. We’ll see if any of our favorite characters meet an end … [Read more...] about The 30 most important deaths in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ranked by how sad they were