The Best Science Fiction Films Of 2017: Plus A Complete List Of All Sci-Fi Movie Releases This Year

January Releases:
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter:
Underworld: Blood Wars:

February Releases:
The Space Between Us:

March Releases:
Ghost in the Shell: A counter-cyber terrorist task force led by a cyborg commander battles cyber criminals and hackers. The task force faces its most formidable enemy to date, an enemy who will stop at nothing to ruin the artificial intelligence technology that has always proven to be reliable for Hanka Robotics. The film's based on a Japanese manga series by Masamune Shirow.
Director: Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman)
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Chin Han, Lasarus Ratuere

Kong: Skull Island:
Power Rangers:

April Releases:
The Circle: The book of the same title by Dave Eggers which served as the source material for this movie generated mixed reviews. Some described it as an effective commentary on the culture of surveillance that's very prevalent in this day and age. Others lambasted it for demonizing internet companies without showing actual arguments. The same kind of reactions will likely emerge from people who will see the film considering its themes.
Director: James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour, The Spectacular Now, Smashed, Off the Black)
Cast: Emma Watson, Tom hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Ellar Coltrane

May Releases:
Alien Covenant: This is the sixth installment in the Alien movie series and it follows a timeline very close to that on Prometheus. It tells the story of the crew of the colony ship Covenant as they seek a remote planet hoping to find an uncharted paradise. What they find instead is a violent environment and the remains of the Prometheus expedition.
Director: Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise, Gladiator, The Martian)
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2:

June Releases:
Wonder Woman:
Transformers: The Last Knight:

July Releases:
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: In the 28th century, a pair of special operatives are ordered by their commander to embark on a mission to thwart evil forces and restore peace in a remote intergalactic city. The movie's based on a French comics series by Pierre Christin and Jean Claude Mezieres.
Director: Luc Besson (Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, Nikita, Lucy)
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Kris Wu, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer

The Dark Tower:

War for the Planet of the Apes: The events in this third installment in the Planet of the Apes series picks up where the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes left off. Caesar is embroiled in a violent and bloody war against humans led by a merciless colonel. The results of the battle will determine the fate of both apes and humans as well as the future of the planet.
Director: Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Let Me In, Cloverfield)
Cast: Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson, Gabriel Chavarria, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, Terry Notary, Sara Canning

August Releases:

September Releases:
Alien Covenant

October Releases:
Geostorm: Climate-controlling satellites are causing destructive storms of  epic proportions. So a satellite designer goes on a space mission to fix the problem. The plot thickens when it's discovered that there's a plot to assassinate the president.
Director: Dean Devlin
Cast: Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Lara, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia,

Blade Runner 2049: A new blade runner working for the Los Angeles Police Department uncovers a secret that might turn what's left of society into dangerous chaos. His search for answers and solutions leads him on a mission to search for Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who hasn't been seen for over thirty years.
Director: Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Enemy, Prisoners, Incendies)
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista

November Releases:
Thor: Ragnarok:

December Releases:
Star Wars: Episode VIII:

Blade Runner 2049 Movie Soundtrack Featuring The Music Of Johann Johannsson

The original soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049 was composed by Johann Johannsson, an Icelandic music composer. An accomplished musician and composer, Johannsson was the recipient of two nominations for Best Original Score from the Academy Awards (The Theory of Everything and Sicario) and a win from the Golden Globe Awards (The Theory of Everything). Blade Runner 2049 is the fourth film by director Denis Villeneuve that Johannsson scored. The other three are Prisoners, Arrival, and Sicario. Johannsson disclosed during an interview in a national radio in Iceland that he was chosen to write the music during the early development of the film.

On the same radio interview, Johannsson paid tribute to the musical score for the first Blade Runner film that was written and composed by the Greek musician Vangelis. Johannsson admitted that Vangelis's original score for the original film and his other works were a huge influence on his own compositions. He added that Vangelis's solo albums have been a source of great inspiration for him. It can be recalled that a lot of the original film's fans and enthusiasts got upset when it was announced that Vangelis wasn't returning for the sequel.

When queried if he's going to revisit some of the themes in Vangelis's original score for the first film, Johannsson didn't provide a direct answer but he stated that filling up the shoes that Vangelis vacated is going to be an "enormous challenge of mythical proportion". In another interview with LRM Online, Johansson added that Blade Runner is one of his all-time favorite films which is why he's taking the responsibility of composer for the sequel very seriously.

We will update this page when new details about the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack are released. For a taste of Johannsson's work, you should check out his compositions for the following films:
1. The Theory of Everything
2. Prisoners
3. Sicario
4. Arrival

Meanwhile, here are some fast facts about Blade Runner 2049:
1. It's directed by Denis Villeneuve, the talent behind the award-winning films Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, and Arrival.
2. Harrison Ford, the star of the first film will be reprising his role as Rick Deckard. The sequel happens thirty years after the events in the original film.
3. The cinematography for the film was handled by Roger Deakins, the legendary English cinematographer who worked on classic films like The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, No Country for Old Men, Sicario, Skyfall, Revolutionary Road, and The Reader.

An Honest ContentGather Review: Is Writing For ContentGather Worth It? Or Is It a Scam?

In this honest and comprehensive ContentGather review, I'm going to try and help you decide if the site is the right opportunity for you. Before anything else, what is ContentGather? Well, in the simplest of terms, it's a writing portal that connects content creators and content buyers. As a writer, you join to sell your articles or offer your writing services.

There are two main ways on how you can get paid on ContentGather. One, you submit a pre-written article to a pool referred to as the "marketplace". You earn if someone buys it. Two, you browse through the "custom jobs" section and look for articles that have been requested by members who are in need of content. You get paid if the "custom job" you claimed, wrote, and submitted gets approved by the requester.

Just a bit of disclaimer: ContentGather used to be Postloop. This was a service provider that connected forum owners with people who wanted to earn some extra cash by posting on forums. I was an active member of Postloop and I made quite a few hundred dollars there in the few months that I've been there. Postloop shut down its services and the owners decided to take another direction. The direction they took is content creation and that's how they came up with ContentGather.

How to Join ContentGather
The process is quite simple. All you really need is an email address and a PayPal account. You should also be at least sixteen years of age. Wherever you are in the world, you are welcome to register and join as long as you can write good content in the English language. Having a PayPal account is a very important requirement because it's the only method of payment that ContentGather offers. If you don't have a PayPal account, then there's no way for the company to pay you. Becoming a member of ContentGather is easy. It will take you just a few minutes. After confirming your registration, you can start submitting articles for sale. Of course, these articles will be subjected to a review by editors before that are forwarded to the "marketplace".

How to Get Paid on ContentGather
As mentioned above, the company only pays through PayPal so make sure that you have one before you sign up. You can request for a payout as long as your accumulated earnings are $5 or more. The company will process your request within a 24-hour period. You should also keep in mind that ContentGather takes 20% of the price that you put on your articles. For instance, if you submit an article and priced it at $20, you will only be paid $16 if someone buys it. The difference of $4 is the cut that ContentGather gets which is 20% of $20.

Rules and Requirements for the Articles You Write
The most important requirement is that your articles are grammatically correct and follow accepted sentence structures. Furthermore, the word count shouldn't go under 250 nor go above 1,500. You should also keep in mind that the articles you submit to the "marketplace" will be reviewed first by the staff before these can be purchased by buyers. The staff is very strict about the submissions. If they reject the article you submitted, you aren't allowed to resubmit it for reconsideration. That said, make sure that the article is perfect before you click on the submit button.

Direct Hire Feature
Members looking for articles can also directly hire your services on the site. When they view your profile, there's a "Hire Me" button on the right top corner which they can click if they want your writing services. Of course, people will need your services more if you have a lot of articles in the "marketplace" and if you have high ratings from both the staff and people you wrote for.

Based on the information discussed above, do you think ContentGather is the right writing portal for you? If your answer is a yes, then head over there right now and sign up and start earning money.

List of Tagalog Movies 2017: Filipino Films Released or to be Released in 2017

If you are a fan of Philippine cinema, you will find this page very valuable. Listed below are the Tagalog movies 2017 and Filipino films 2017 that you should watch out for this year. The country's film industry is starting to pick up the pace. Production has started to increase since last year and industry insiders are projecting that the trend will continue this 2017. Anyway, below is an overview of the major productions that have been or will be released this year:

Sakaling Hindi Makarating - Wanderlust, mending a broken heart, and finding happiness are the main themes of this beautifully-shot film by Ice Idanan. The movie is a breath of fresh air amidst the formulaic fare that has plagued Philippine cinema for too long. The plot still revolves around romance but it takes a very unique twist. It stars Alessandra de Rossi, Teri Malvar, Pepe Herrera, JC Santos, Karen delos Reyes, and Irma Adlawan.

Across the Crescent Moon - Human trafficking and inter-faith relationships are the main themes of this action-dram top-billed by Matteo Guidicelli and Alexandra Godinez. Matteo plays a Muslim cop working for the Special Action Force department of the Philippine National Police. He's married to a Christian woman played by Alexandra. Directed by Baby R. Nebrida, the movie also stars Christopher de Leon, Gabby Concepcion, Dina Bonnevie, Sandy Andolong, Joem Bascon, Ivan Carapiet, and Jerico Estregan.

My Ex And Whys - In their third film as a romantic tandem, Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano play two teenagers who are struggling to find a good answer to the old question "Why do humans insist on loving people who have hurt them?" Produced by Star Cinema and directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, My Ex And Whys will hit theaters all over the Philippines on February 15. The movie also stars Joey Marquez, Ara Mina, Arlene Muhlach, Hyubs Azarcon, Cai Cortez, Neil Coleta, Ryan Bang, and Dominic Roque.

Can't Help Falling In Love - Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo team up once again for this romantic drama while director Mae Cruz Alviar mans the camera. This will be the tandem's first big screen project for the year. They are also doing a television series called La Luna Sangre.

Bloody Crayons - In this horror thriller picture, Topel Lee, a director who had successful stints directing films, television programs, and music videos, tries his hands adapting a popular book into the big screen. The source material for Bloody Crayons is a book of the same name by Josh Argonza. Bloody Crayons will feature an ensemble cast which includes Julia Barretto, Ronnie Alonte, Joshua Garcia, Jane Oineza, Diego Loyzaga, Sofia Andres, Maris Racal, Yves Flores, and Empoy Marquez.

Size Matters - A romantic comedy based on a story of the same title that was originally published on Wattpad, Size Matters tells the story of a woman and a man who have different ideas with regards to their anticipated first time in bed. The woman wants someone with a big package but the man she ends up bedding has a package that's much smaller than the average size. The film reportedly stars Angelica Panganiban, Zanjoe Marudo, Edgar Allan Guzman, and Melai Cantiveros. It will be directed by Cathy Garcia Molina.

Darna - The popular comic book female superhero character created by Mars Ravelo and Nestor Redondo gets another big screen treatment in this adaptation that will be directed by horror and suspense master Erik Matti. Actress Angel Locsin will play the titular character which she previously portrayed in a television series for the GMA Network back in 2005. The cast for the movie adaptation also includes Krystal Brimner, Simon Pineda, Gina Pareno, and Sarah Lahbati.

Dear Other Self - In this romantic drama which follows a love triangle angle, Jodi Sta. Maria plays a woman who is torn between two men. Who should she chose? The one who will provide her a life full of adventure and excitement? Or should she choose the one who can offer her financial stability and security? Co-starring in the movie are Joseph Marco and JC De Vera. It's directed by Veronica Velasco.

My Dear Future Husband - Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz reunites in this romantic comedy to be directed by Ted Boborol. The two young stars' last film together was released more than three years ago. They have previously appeared together in three blockbuster films namely It Takes a Man and a Woman, You Changed My Life, and A Very Special Love.

If you have anything to add to the list, please feel free to leave your comments below. Thanks a lot.

Erwin Tulfo's Facebook Comments About Critics Of Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

The claim: Erwin Tulfo (a Filipino journalist, columnist, television news anchor, and radio commentator) told critics of the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. to stop using infrastructure like bridges, highways, train stations, etc. that were built during the dictator's reign.

False. There's no evidence to show that Erwin Tulfo said it. The quote which went viral on Facebook and other social media sites like Twitter and Instagram originated from a Facebook page called "KUYA Erwin Tol". The page posted the quote on May 15, 2016 and so far it has generated more than 65,000 shares. The page isn't being run by Tulfo. The administrators of the page are still unknown.

The content of the post:
Maraming galit sa mga marcos.
Pero kung galit kayo panindigan nyo galit nyo.
Iboycot nyo mga pagawa ni marcos. Wag kayo dumaan sa SAN JUANICO BRIDGE wag kayo dumaan sa EDSA
Hanap kayo ng ibang airport wag kayo sumakay sa NAIA
wag kayo dumaan sa NLEX
wag kayo dumaan sa SLEX
Umalis kayo sa mga region ng pilipinas (region 1 to 12)
Umalis kayo sa NCR
wag kayo sumakay sa mga train. LRT, MRT, at PNR
wag kayo gumamit ng MERALCO
wag kayo gumamit ng tubig MWSS
wag kayo tumangap ng 13th month pay
at kung galit kayo iboycot nyo lahat ng mga proyekto ni marcos ewan ko lang kung mabuhay pa kayo.
Galit na galit kayo patuloy nyo naman pinapakinabangan ang mga pagawa ni MARCOS.
Diba mga tol.

*This quote is a variation of an arguments claiming that critics of Marcos don't have the right to criticize the late president because they're using the roads/highways/buildings/etc that the president built during his term from 1965 to 1986.
*Dozens of Facebook pages (mostly pages supporting Marcos and Duterte) regurgitated and spread the quote on social media.
From the KUYA Erwin Tol Facebook page.
Originally published: November 13, 2016
Last updated: November 13, 2016
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