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Flappy Birds finds New Nest

flappybirds 1“Flappy Bird” fans, have no fear — your favorite app has found a new nest.

 

 

Gamers cried fowl when the creator of the highly addictive mobile app “Flappy Bird” plucked the game from the App Store and Google Play, saying his creation “ruin[ed] [my] simple life.”

But toucan play at this game — there are alternatives scattered like bird seed all over the Internet.

flappybirds 2A variety of websites now host the popular game online (most likely without permission from the original designer). “Flappy Bird” still flies at sites like Flappybirds.com,  FlappyBird.com,  Flappybird.io…… the list goes on and on.

“Don’t worry we are not going anywhere,” Flappybirds.com reads. “Play Flappy Bird online for free! No longer available in the app store.”

But if you’re looking for a mobile gaming experience, you’re out of luck unless you’re willing to lay out more than $100,000.

An iPhone 4s loaded with “Flappy Bird” is listed on eBay for$134,295. That makes the iPhone 5s with the game for $99,999 look cheap.

The game was downloaded more than 50 million times on App Store alone. In an interview with The Verge website, creator Nguyen Ha Dong said “Flappy Bird” was making $50,000 a day in advertising revenue.

flappybirds 3On Twitter he didn’t address allegations that the number of downloads had been inflated, but denied suggestions he was withdrawing the game because it breached another game maker’s (Nintendo’s Mario Brothers) copyright.

“It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore,” he wrote.

 

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10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014

By Dustin Rowles

Maleficent — The fairy-tale re-imaginings haven’t been wildly successful yet, but there is reason to believe that first-time director, Robert Stromberg, can bring the same look and feel he brought as the visual effects supervisor on Pan’s Labyrinth to this dark tale told from the perspective of Sleeping Beauty’s evil nemesis. It doesn’t hurt that Angelina Jolie will fill the title role, or that the cast is rounded out by Elle Fanning (Princess Aurora), Juno Temple (Thistletwit), Sharlto Copley (Stefan) and Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) as King Kinloch.

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Noah — Here’s all you need to know about Noah: It comes from Darren Aronofsky, who I believe is trying to get his redo on The Fountain with a visually sumptuous and dark, existential Biblical tale. Aronofsky has described his Noah as “a man who loves Earth and all of its animal inhabitants but has become disillusioned with the way humans have treated their planet,” so I expect something very dark and politically charged. Russell Crowe is set to play the title character, with Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins also on board. These images from Aronofksy’s Noah graphic novel should give us some hint as to what to expect.

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Robopocalypse — Assuming that Steven Spielberg actually follows through on his promise to direct Robopacalypse, the film — scripted by Drew Goddard and based on a Daniel H. Wilson novel — holds immense potential. The novel is already a critical favorite, described as an Andromeda Strain for a new century. Comparisons to early Michael Crichton are aplenty. Set the not-too-distant future, Robopocalypse is about robots that have made our lives a lot easier: they help clean our kitchens, drive our cars, and fight our wars — until they are turned into efficient murderers by a sentient artificial intelligence buried miles below the surface of Alaska. What? That sounds batshit. But, robots, murder, and Spielberg! Rumors that Chris Hemsworth could board the project in the lead role make it all that more appealing.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — Wait, wait. Before you loosen your bowels, hear me out: My opinion of the first The Amazing Spider-Man was that, if it weren’t for the fact that the story had already been told, it could’ve been a great film, a better version of Sam Raimi’s first movie. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were an amazing pair, and Marc Webb did a good job with the film, too. What the movie was missing was a good, original screenplay. Now that the rebooted franchise has gotten the requisite origins story out of the way, they have the freedom to tell a better, darker story. Spider-Man 2 was the best in the Raimi trilogy, and I expect this one to be the best in Garfield’s, especially if Sony decides to take it to a that place and kill off Gwen in this installment.

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The Hobbit Part 3 — I’m not that excited to be putting this on the list, but by the time it rolls around, The Hobbit Part 3 will be the most anticipated movie of the year, if only because it will finally see the end of a trilogy that has no business being a trilogy. How are they going to turn a very modest little book into three movies? I don’t know, but I’m really excited for it to end. It also has a couple of cast members going for it that the LOTR movies did not, namely Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaugh) and Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins). The bad news: There’s a lot of LOTR characters in the movie that don’t belong.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I — I feel similarly about Mockingjay Part I as I do about three Hobbit movies: It shouldn’t exist. Mockingjay is the weakest of the Hunger Games novels and therefore, the least designed to be broken in two. There’s not even a natural break for the movie. However, my hope is that the screenwriters find a way — in expanding the novel into two movies — to bring some new elements, and more life to a novel that clearly was written under a tight deadline. There are great characters in The Hunger Games and it’s a splendid universe. Hopefully, the two movies can give the final chapter the justice it didn’t receive in the books.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past — 2011 was meant to be the year of the Superhero, but it turned out that the first one out of the gate, X-Men: First Class, was the best of a bunch that included Captain America, Thor and Green Lantern. The young X-Men are due again to compete against Captain America in 2014, and I expect a similar result: Matthew Vaughn is back, and James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence are more popular than ever. It helps, too, that it’s based on one of the most famous X-Men stories, a very dark one that involves a world where mutants are hunted mercilessly by sentinels. Lots of X-Men may die. That’s my kind of superhero movie.

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King Dork — I cannot guarantee that King Dork will arrive in 2014 (though, that is its current forecast), as development on the film has stopped and started on several occasions. A director has finally been hired — Matt Piedmont (Casa de mi Padre) — and D.V. DeVincentis (High Fidelity) wrote the screenplay. Last I heard, Thomas Mann (Project X), Keir Gilchrist (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Nick Offerman were attached to the film. It is a brilliant, funny, amazing coming-of-age novel with a mystery twist — probably one of my favorite books of the last decade — and it’s really well-designed for a movie. With the right people behind it, it could be one hell of an amazing film, one I’ve been anticipating since Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company bought the rights back in 2006.

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Jupiter Ascending — Nobody knows a ton about The Wachowski Sibling’s Jupiter Ascending, except that it’s being described as completely off-the-sh*t bat-wall, that it stars Charming Potato and Mila Kunis, an offer was made to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and it’s expected to be the first entry in another Wachowski trilogy. This is the story, as broken down by Vulture, based on an anonymous source:

The story centers on an unlikely and reluctant heroine, a recent Russian immigrant — played by actual Ukrainian native Mila Kunis — who scrubs toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, however, she possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her immortal rule. These other evolved beings are categorized into various groups, but all of them share at least some human DNA. The rest is animal DNA, which heightens their best qualities — e.g., soldiers obtain the fearlessness of wolves, workers obtain the industriousness of bees, etc.Soon, an evolved bounty hunter — likely played by Channing Tatum — is sent out to dispatch the cleaning lady with the Great Pair of Nucleotides. However, true to Matrix fashion, they fall in love. From there, calamity ensues.

The Wachowskis, plus Mila Kunis, is enough to get me excited. The sci-fi Snow White story is just gravy.

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The World’s End — I am super stoked about The World’s End the final part in the Cornetto trilogy that includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Once again, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will reunite with director Edgar Wright. The team behind it is a big enough sell, but the premise seals it:

The film starts 20 years after five childhood friends attempted an epic pub crawl. The friends reunite when one of them becomes hell-bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

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Will try to beat 2012 records with your viewing….

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 13,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

 
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TV series Review: TWISTED

twisted“Twisted” centers on a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past, who recently reconnected with his two female best friends from childhood. He becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is surprisingly found dead in her home.

Formerly known as “Socio”, the series was renamed to be more emblematic of its murder mystery format. Due to the Sandy Hook shootings in late 2012, there was some concern that ABC Family would not pick up the show. Executive produced by Gavin Polone, David Babcock and Adam Milch,
who also wrote the pilot.

twisted 2Main Cast:
Avan Jogia……….. as Danny
Maddie Hasson…… as Jo
Kylie Bunbury……. as Lacey
Ashton Moio………. as Rico
Kimberly Quinn….. as Tess
Sam Robards…….. as Kyle

Recurring Cast:
Kathy Najimy……. as Mrs. Fisk
Grey Damon…….. as Archie
Season 1 — ?? Episodes

1×01 — Mar 19, 2013 — Pilot – (Full Episode Early Release – Sneak Peek)

1×01 — Jun 11, 2013 — Pilot – (Yes, the same one that aired in March 2013)
1×02 — Jun 18, 2013 — Grief Is A Five Letter Word
1×03 — Jun 25, 2013 — PSA de Resistance
1×04 — TBA
1×05 — TBA
1×06 — TBA
1×07 — TBA
1×08 — TBA
1×09 — TBA
1×10 — TBA
1×11 — TBA
1×12 — TBA
1×13 — TBA

Additonal Information:

http://www.tvrage.com/shows/id-32546
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twisted_(TV_series)
http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/twisted/EP01692856
http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch/twisted-abc-family/listings/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2355844/
http://beta.abcfamily.go.com/shows/twisted

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Review: Accuradio

accuradio logo 2AccuRadio is an independent, multichannel Internet radio property. AccuRadio reaches nearly a million listeners per month. Based on monthly reports from Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics service, AccuRadio is usually about the tenth most listened to web streaming service, although that varies from month to month, among all U.S. broadcast groups that stream online and that information is from average quarter hour (AQH) and cumulative audience (cume) totals for AccuRadio as gathered by Webcast Metrics.

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AccuRadio is also for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that features HUNDREDS of great-sounding, well-programmed music channels — rock, pop, jazz, country, bluegrass, Broadway, reggae, classical music, electronic, and more — that you can CUSTOMIZE to your tastes.

AccuRadio gets you started with an easy-to-use, click-and-listen interface.

Also, AccuRadio features unlimited skips… And it’s 100% free!

Stream AccuRadio in your car and you’ll have access to almost ten times as many music channels as satellite radio offers, you’ll gain the ability to skip songs and customize your stream, and you’ll have no monthly subscription fees.

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* Top 40 pop (HitKast)
* Adult Contemporary
* Country
* Smooth Jazz
* Classical
* Alternative
* R&B
* Indie Rock
* Reggae
* Jazz
* Hip-Hop
* Oldies (60s, 70s, 80s)
* Pop Standards
* Broadway
* Latin
* And more!

 

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Philippines’ All Time Villain Ms. Bella Flores: A Tribute

Ms. Bella Flores (Remedios Medina Papa Dancel) Ms. Bella Flores 1
27 February 1929 – 19 May 2013

Titles earned: Queen of Kontrabida, Mother of Kontrabida, Primera Kontrabida and Queen Villain to hit Blockbuster Stars.

Flores was born in Manila in 1929. She was a college sophomore at the Far Eastern University when she appeared in her first film, Tatlong Balaraw (1950), at age 14.

Flores was signed by Sampaguita Pictures. She was cast in Roberta as the cruel stepmother of Tessie Agana’s titular character, despite being 15 years old. The film was a box-office success, credited with saving Sampaguita Pictures from bankruptcy after a fire had destroyed its studio. The film’s success also elevated Flores into the upper tier of stars, and typecast her in villainous roles.

The film critic Nestor Torre remarked that Flores had “been making life miserable for many generations of hapless stars—all the way back to little Tessie Agana and Boy Alano in ‘Roberta’ in the early 1950s, to her fresh batch of victims in the New Millennium… doing it without skipping a beat—and without aging (much) to boot.” She received the 1967 FAMAS Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Ang Kaibigan Kong Santo Niño.

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Ms. Bella Flores 2Doctors at the Quezon City General Hospital declared Flores dead at 1:27a.m. after several attempts to revive her. Ms. Bella passed due complications as a result of massive stroke, according to her daughter Ruby Arcilla. She was 84 at the time of her death.

 

 

 

Ms. Bella Flores’ remains lie at the Loyola Memorial Chapels on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. It will be open for public viewing starting at 7p.m. 19 May 2013.

 

You will always be remembered by the FIlipinos. May you rest in peace.
Mabuhay ang Pilipinong Artista. Mabuhay si Bella!

 

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Kris Aquino running for VP in 2016?

Kris Aquino from NPPA imagesShe may have said goodbye to showbiz in a surprise dramatic move recently, but actress and presidential sister Kris Aquino may have bigger plans, a prelate said. Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz on Tuesday urged the actress’ camp to clarify rumors that she is being groomed to be incumbent DILG Sec. Mar Roxas’ running mate in the 2016 presidential race. (ph.news.yahoo)

“Formerly it was only in whispers, now it has become more commonly said and heard that the youngest sister of the president of the republic will also run as vice-president of the republic come 2016,” Cruz said. The prelate cited “credible” sources from President Benigno S. Aquino III’s camp, as he noted that “those concerned better address this matter.” “If it’s not true then they should say it so that it will stop once and for all but if there is silence, that means there is consent,” Cruz said.
Rumors on Kris Aquino’s candidacy had begun circulating in January, Cruz said, adding that they are bound to continue until the actress’ camp responds. Speculations have also been sparked anew after Kris Aquino resigned from all her showbiz engagements last month amid renewed conflicts with her former husband, basketball star James Yap. This is not the first time reports floated the possibility of Kris Aquino’s foray into politics. The actress herself announced in 2010 that she has plans to run for Tarlac governor in 2016.

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda laughed the rumors off, however, even as he noted that he is not aware of Kris Aquino’s plans. “We’d rather not talk on that because, primarily, I have not discussed anything with Ms. Kris Aquino,” Lacierda said in a press briefing Wednesday. “She has made a decision right now to do—to be at peace, to live quietly, so let’s allow her some space,” he added. The Cabinet official went on to say that he hopes “the good bishop will not engage in ‘chika.'”  “Some people as they grow old they become elder statesmen; some people when they grow old they become rumormongers,” Lacierda quipped.

Cruz had clarified, however, that he has nothing against the presidential sister. “I’m not saying she’s not capable,” the retired Lingayen archbishop said. “If she’s going to run, let her run because it takes so little requirement to be a public official in this country. You are a Filipino citizen, you know how to read and write,” he added.
Cruz even said the actress has a chance to beat her opponents should she decide to run.ctress has a chance to beat her opponents should she decide to run. “She’s an actress and the Filipino electorate in general likes actors and actresses–Like Lito Lapid,” he added, referring to actor-turned-Senator Lito Lapid. “The thing is I say this as of today because tomorrow they might say no more. So I’m not saying that she will do it in 2016, I’m just saying that up to now, this is what is being said,” Cruz said.

By Kim Arveen Patria
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