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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gaming to the next level with the Acer Predator G3620 Desktop

If you got game, then go ahead—it’s game time!

As the online gaming community continues to grow and become more and more mainstream and even the number of casual gamers increasing exponentially, stunning graphics performance, advanced multimedia features, coupled with a contemporary design, are true must features for the 21st Century gaming desktop.
Fortunately, everyone’s gaming experience promises to be even better if it’s the Acer Predator G3620 desktop that you’ve got your hands on. With this unbelievable desktop in front of you for your gaming needs, then it’s absolutely gaming to the next level that you will get.

The Acer Predator G3620 is the newest and most advanced multimedia center that promises eye-catching performance and combines smart features and premium design. Bearing a 3rd-Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor with an Intel® B75 Express Chipset, you can only imagine the Acer Predator G3620’s awesome power as you are guaranteed smarter performance to take your gaming experience to a whole new realm.

Plus, the NVIDIA® GT645 graphics features embedded in it, watch and be stunned as your favorite games’ visual prowess come alive—as if you’re truly part of every bit of action that happens on screen. Processing a whole gamut of intricate and complex gaming detail is no problem either since the Acer Predator G3620 is equipped with 8GB DDR3 memory for faster processing—and out-of-this-world gaming performance every time, any time, or all the time.

Of course, the Acer Predator G3620, when not used for all-day, all-night gaming, is still a reliable and fully-functional desktop you can use for a variety of computing needs. Storing all your important and significant files will be a breeze because with a 1 Terabyte (1000GB), 7.2 RPM hard drive, you have a massive storage space for all your office-related documents like Word, Excel or PowerPoint files, your video presentations, plus your personal collection of music or movies you may want to watch alone, at the office or at home whenever you feel like having your “alone time” after a hard day’s work at the office.

Audio qualities of the Acer Predator G3620 is also no pushover as it supports high-definition audio with stereo support, Gigabit Ethernet for outstanding Internet connectivity any time of the day, a 16X DVD-Super Multi-Drive for you to play your optical media-based files. The form-factor design of this computing beast is never compromised, the G-logo on the side that acts as an air-vent adds toughness to the look while its easy-to-use design allows maximum expandability and ergonomics.

Of course, there are the other standard input/output ports like two USB 2.0 ports at the front and four USB 2.0 ports at the back, headphone and microphone jacks, Ethernet port and HDMI port, and a Multi-in-1 media card reader to read a wide format of storage solutions.

So go ahead and try to get your hands on this new gaming device from Acer, with its powerful and remarkable features that will make your gaming experience more fluid and extraordinary.

Truly, the Acer Predator G3620 desktop is your new gaming companion that will make you ready for more gaming developments—now and in the future.

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About Acer

Since it’s founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers between people and technology, enabling users to explore, create and grow. Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally (Gartner data 2011). The Acer Group employs 8,000 people across the globe, and revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion.

Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has established a green supply chain.

Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.

More information is at www.acer-group.com.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

First-look Photo "A Good Day to Die Hard"

Since the first "Die Hard" in 1988, Bruce Willis’ John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. In the latest action-packed installment “A Good Day to Die Hard” set to hit cinemas on February 2013, McClane goes international and faces his greatest challenge ever. When his estranged son Jack played by Jai Courtney is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader. Despite their differences, father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.

“A Good Day To Die Hard” is a 20th Century Fox presentation to be distributed by Warner Bros. in (Philippines.) cinemas.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

“TAKEN 2” DOMINATES LOCAL (PHILS.) BOX-OFFICE AT P64.82 MILLION NATIONWIDE

“Taken 2” opened (Oct. 4) to a very strong weekend in the Philippines, dominating the local box-office with its 4-day nationwide opening weekend at P64.82million. The figure translates to an astounding 60% slice of the domestic market nationwide who came to see Neeson return as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA whose special skills are unmatched and stops at nothing to protect his family.

“Taken 2’s” 4-day opening weekend at Metro Manila with a box-office of P46.32million alone amassed higher, ten times more than its predecessor. With its current box-office, Neeson’s “Taken 2” took in new records and is now the Biggest Opening Weekend for a Fox film this year. It also etched in as the 7th Biggest Opening Weekend for a Fox film All Time and is so far the 3rd Biggest 4-Day Opening Weekend for a Fox film All Time.

Ayala Malls Cinema’s Trinoma led “Taken 2’s” strong weekend gross that packed in the most admissions (17,204) with a gross of P3.2million. SM Mall of Asia came in next with a whopping P3million gross. Cinemas that also raked in millions of box-office receipts included in the top ten are Glorietta4 with P2.63million, Powerplant P2.3million, SM North Edsa/The Block P2.29million, Newport P2.21million, SM Megamall P2.08million, Eastwood P1.9million, Alabang Town Center P1.58million and Gateway Cineplex/Ali Mall P1.57million.

More cinemas within “Taken 2’s” million mark are SM Cebu with P1.53million, Ayala Cebu P1.42million, Robinson’s Ermita P1.34million, Shang Cineplex P1.19million, Theatremall P1.18million, SM Fairview P1.11million, Greenbelt3 P1.1million, Filinvest P1.07million, Robinson’s Galleria P1.06million and SM Southmall with P1.04million.

From the first movie “Taken” which struck a nerve with most people globally who find Neeson’s character relatable, “Taken 2” brings the action and thrills a notch higher as Bryan Mills tries to escape from his captors while trying to save his wife and daughter. Also starring in the movie are Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace.

 

“Taken 2” is still showing nationwide in more than 100 cinemas from 20th Century Fox distributed by Warner Bros.

JANE LYNCH, SOPHIA VERGARA AND JENNIFER HUDSON IN “THE THREE STOOGES”

Television’s classic comedy act “The Three Stooges” will soon be seen on the big screen starring everybody’s beloved Glee Cheerios coach Jane Lynch. In the trio-tular character of Moe, Larry and Curly are Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso who were left on a nun’s doorstep and grew up secluded in the orphanage. Years later, the trio tries to help the orphanage when it is forced to lock doors due to financial difficulties.

Jane Lynch portrays the orphanage’s Mother Superior who sees the troika as newborn angels from heaven and later employed the three as the foster home’s maintenance men. As they try and save the day, the three engage in plenty of their trademark antics out of their comfort zone to raise funds for the orphanage.

THE THREE STOOGES

Indeed, while the Stooges' antics are as outlandish and cartoonish as ever, the characters are, as Jane Lynch notes, "just the sweetest guys. They're buffoons and they make huge mistakes, but it always comes from the goodness of their hearts, even as they're poking each other in the eye." To Lynch's point, The Stooges are total innocents. The nuns raise them in a very sheltered manner. "So, they don't really have a concept of what's going on in the outside world," says Chris Diamantopoulos. "They are fish-out-of-water who have never seen the real world or been exposed to anything modern. The only thing they've known is the orphanage."

Apart from Lynch, the filmmakers surrounded the Stooges with an impressive ensemble, including Sofía Vergara,Jennifer Hudson, Craig Bierko – and Larry David…as a nun…named Sister Mary- Mengele.

THE THREE STOOGES

"Sister Mary-Mengele. That name is what really attracted me to the role," offers David. "For years I said to myself, ‘if only I could play a character whose last name was Mengele. Or Goebbels.Or Goering. I’m a really authentic actor," David continues about his approach to playing outside his gender for the first time in his career. "I really researched it and I spoke with some nuns, and they told me that I couldn't really reveal what's on underneath the habit. They took me into their confidence."

The starring cast also includes Oscar®-and-Grammy® winning actress-singer Jennifer Hudson as the orphanage's resident singing nun, Sister Rosemary. "What I remember most about The Three Stooges growing up was hearing my mom speak of this classic show," Hudson says. "That was her favorite thing back in the day. She used to always tell me about it. That was one of the things that drew me to the part."

Emmy-nominated actress Sofía Vergara ("Modern Family") plays the film's femme fatale, Lydia, who tries to lure the Stooges into offing her innocent husband.Vergara, who relished playing the sultry villain, explains that the Stooges' appeal is universal, citing her own encounters with the phenomenon. "I think everybody at some point in their life watched The Three Stooges,” says Vergara.

“The Three Stooges” in cinemas on October 24 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Three Stooges - Moe: Q&A with Chris Diamantopoulos

The Three Stooges debuted on the big screen in the 1930 black-and-white feature, “Soup to Nuts,” in which they appeared opposite veteran vaudevillian Ted Healy (1896-1937). It was Healy who accidentally discovered the Howard brothers (Moses and Samuel Horwitz, nicknamed, respectively, Moe and Shemp) during a 1922 stage performance in Brooklyn (the third member, Larry Fine, whose birth name was Louis Feinberg, came into the fold in 1925). Initially billed as “Ted Healy and His Stooges,” the concept had the trio (Moe, Larry and Shemp) act as foils, or “stooges” to Healy’s jokes. It may have been Healy telling the jokes, but The Stooges were getting all the laughs.
With the renewed popularity of the comedy trio in syndicated television in recent years, it made sense to revive the franchise in a brand new motion picture.
In “The Three Stooges” movie, the trio – Larry, Moe and Curly are introduced as three orphans dropped on the doorstep of an orphanage, ultimately raised by nuns in a very sheltered manner. The only pop culture references they have is from the very limited amount of television they’ve seen, so they don’t really have a concept of what’s going on in the outside world and they stay childlike because they are with children. They’re the ones that don’t get adopted year after year, but then they have to save the orphanage from being shut down. That’s when they’re released into the world, and of course the world colliding with these three nitwits is where the hilarity ensues.
Get to know the leader of the iconic hilarious trio in the following Q&A with Chris Diamantopoulos who plays Mo in the movie.
Q:           Are you able to do things with these characters that the original Stooges couldn’t?
A:            What’s cool is the three guys never really got a chance to show everything that they could do. They were limited by the budgets, by the studios, even by the era, so they had to do what they had to do. There was tremendous talent within the three of them and it’s kind of great that we’re getting a chance to honor and humanize them.
Q:           Mo’s pudding bowl haircut was especially iconic: it looks like they’ve done a great job in recreating his look.
A:            Actually a lot of people I speak to assume that Mo’s hair was a wig, but the story behind Mo’s hair is awesome. When he was a little kid he had this really thick, luscious, curly head of hair and the kids at school made fun of him until he couldn’t take it anymore. One day he went to a friend’s house after school, pushed his hair forward and took huge shears and just cut all the way around. He was afraid to go home because he thought his mom and dad were going to punish him and ultimately his mom said to him, ‘I’m glad you did it. I didn’t have the heart to do it.’ And thus a comedy legend was born.
Q:           Did you do the same kind of slapstick and did you do your own stunts?
A:            Yeah – we should get those t-shirts that say, ‘I do my own stunts.’ We actually did a great deal of them. There are a lot of physical stunts in terms of hitting and slapping and poking and punching and kicking and pulling – I broke my finger poking Curly in the eye! We’ve bruised our jaws, hurt our elbows… it could have been really bad actually.
Q:           How are you coping with all the slapping?
A:            I finally realized how hard it hurts! Our ears were red – they were ringing. We realized early on that there was no way to keep the intensity and emotion behind the physical stuff without actually going for it.

Q:           Do you see this as the beginning of a franchise?
A:            That would be awesome. I started watching The Stooges religiously and obsessively when I was probably about four or five years old till around the age of 18. I loved them so very much when I was a kid, and when I heard about this film ten years ago I was dubious, as I’m sure many people still are.
Diamantopoulos was destined to play the intolerant leader of the comedy trio — he was born four days after the death of Moe Howard (May 4, 1975).  He split his childhood between Canada and Greece (Greek is his first language), began appearing in Canadian TV commercials at age nine.

Following his secondary schooling, he left home to perform in a series of U.S. national tours. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Che Guevara in Pittsburgh CLO’s 2000 production of “Evita.” A year later, he debuted on Broadway as Ethan Girard in the popular Tony-nominated musical, “The Full Monty.” He has also essayed the role of Marius in the long-running musical “Les Miserables” and most recently starred opposite wife Becki Newton in Jerry Zaks’ Encore! Presentation of the Gershwin musical, “Girl Crazy” at New York’s famed City Center Theater.

On the small screen, Diamantopoulos is well-known for several diverse character portrayals –”The Starter Wife,” “The Kennedys,” “24,” and in “Behind the Camera: Mork & Mindy.”  Diamantopoulos made his film debut in the starring role of the 2000 drama, “The Adulterer,” and includes among his feature credits “Drop Dead Roses,” “Into The Fire,” “Wedding Daze,” “Three Days To Vegas,” and “Under New Management.”

“The Three Stooges” opens October 24 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.