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Ford to invest $1B in artificial intelligence startup

Feb 11, 2017 - 10:41 AM

The venture with Argo AI will employ leading engineers and roboticists to develop a virtual driver system described by Ford officials as the brain of an autonomous vehicle

FORD. A Ford logo is seen at the 2016 Washington Auto Show on January 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

25 people found dead in Mediterranean migrant boat horror

Oct 26, 2016 - 9:31 PM

UPDATED The find adds to the grim evidence of the hazards of crossing the Mediterranean – a journey that the UN said Wednesday has claimed more than 3 800 lives so far this year a record

Indonesia seizes hundreds of frozen pangolins

Aug 26, 2016 - 2:02 PM

Police discover the pangolins known as scaly anteaters when they raided a house in Jombang district on the main island of Java

ENDANGERED. Indonesian authorities seize pangolins found hidden in freezers in Jombang district on the main island of Java, Indonesia. Tree pangolin photo by Valerius Tygart on Wikimedia Commons

Berkas Salim Kancil selesai, polisi limpahkan ke kejaksaan

Oct 23, 2015 - 2:43 PM

Berkas yang sudah selesai yakni enam berkas kasus pembunuhan dan penganiayaan dua aktivis antitambang pasir Lumajang serta satu berkas kasus penambangan liar

Ucapan dukacita jaringan Gusdurian atas meninggalnya Salim Kancil. Foto dari Twitter @AlissaWahid

CIA tweets 'Argo' errors on Iran crisis anniversary

Nov 08, 2014 - 11:51 PM

It is well known that the movie takes liberties with the facts including an airport runway chase at the end and the significant underplaying of Canada s role in resolving the crisis and rescuing the diplomats

ARGO. Screen shot from YouTube trailer.

The Avengers win big at MTV Movie Awards

Apr 15, 2013 - 4:31 PM

Check who took home the golden popcorn in the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

MOVIE OF THE YEAR. The Avengers emerge victorious. Photo from 'Marvel's The Avengers PH' Facebook page

Entertainment wRap: Bollywood rises, Korean stars' drug abuse

Mar 18, 2013 - 5:01 PM

Bollywood Iran sueing Hollywood and South Korean stars using illegal drugs are just some Entertainment stories you may want to read about

BOLLYWOOD STAR. A world-famous actress, Aishwarya Rai has starred in countless Bollywood films. Photo from the 'Aishwarya Rai' Facebook page

'Argo' wins best picture on shared Oscars night

Feb 25, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Life of Pi won most Oscars with 4 awards against 3 for Argo and Les Miserables 2 each for Django Unchained and Lincoln and one for Zero Dark Thirty

Argo director Ben Affleck accepts the Oscar for Best Movie onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK

Hollywood prepares for its Oscars close-up

Feb 24, 2013 - 9:51 AM

The stage is set for the 85th Academy Awards on February 24 with Ben Affleck s Iran hostage drama Argo bidding to edge out Steven Spielberg s Lincoln at the climax of Hollywood s awards season

Women walk ot the red carpet in front of the Dolby Theatre in preparation one day before the 85th Academy Awards on February 23, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR

Snubbed 'Argo' director to present at Oscars

Feb 17, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Ben Affleck will join the presenting cast for next week s Oscars organizers said Thursday February 13 despite the perceived snub that saw him miss the best director nominees shortlist

VINDICATED. After getting 'snubbed' by the Oscars, Ben Affleck has been winning the Best Director trophies left and right. AFP Photo

Ben Affleck wins top prize at DGA awards

Feb 03, 2013 - 7:03 PM

The Argo director and actor receives the award for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film from the Directors Guild of America

VINDICATED. After getting 'snubbed' by the Oscars, Ben Affleck has been winning the Best Director trophies left and right. AFP Photo

'Argo' wins producers' award in new pre-Oscar boost

Jan 27, 2013 - 4:49 PM

The PGA award is seen as a key indicator of Oscars success: 9 out of the last 12 winners have gone on to take the coveted best picture prize at the Academy Awards

FILM REBUTTAL. 'Setad Moshtarak' from Iran wants to set 'Argo' straight. Photo from Warner Bros Pictures

Entertainment wRap: Golden Globes, Iranian 'Argo,' partying Obama

Jan 20, 2013 - 6:59 AM

Here are Entertainment stories that made the rounds this past week

WHAT HAPPENED TO NATALIE? 30 years after her death, family and fans want to know the truth, finally. Photo from the Natalie Wood Facebook page

Why do we get Oscar movies late?

Jan 18, 2013 - 5:12 PM

If you re frustrated about Oscar films reaching Philippine movie screens late our expert attempts to explain why Read on

NO LONGER A DREAM. Oscar-nominated 'Les Miserables' is now showing in the Philippines. Photo from the 'Les Miserables' Facebook page

Guess who: Predicting the new Oscar winners

Jan 18, 2013 - 1:50 PM

Who among the latest major Academy Award nominees would win? These guesses are for your consideration

WHO’S THAT GIRL? Quvenzhané Wallis as the tender yet tough ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ child. Photo from the movie’s Facebook pageWHO’S THAT GIRL? Quvenzhané Wallis as the tender yet tough ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ child. Photo from the movie’s Facebook page

VIDEO: Our favorite #GoldenGlobes moments

Jan 15, 2013 - 11:53 AM

Here s our pick of the night s 5 best moments

FAVE SNAPSHOT. Anne Hathaway and Claire Danes, both Best Actress winners, share a moment backstage. Instagram photo posted by goldenglobes

Ben Affleck wins best director Globe for 'Argo'

Jan 14, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Ben Affleck beats Steven Spielberg Ang Lee and Kathryn Bigelow

VINDICATED. After getting 'snubbed' by the Oscars, Ben Affleck has been winning the Best Director trophies left and right: first from the Critics' Choice Film Awards and, most recently, the Golden Globes. Photo from the Critics' Choice Film Awards by AFP

Hollywood steps out for pre-Oscars Golden Globes awards

Jan 12, 2013 - 11:30 AM

The big night happens on Sunday January 13

THE PRESENTERS. Megan Fox, Ed Helms and Jessica Alba. Photo from the Golden Globes Facebook page

Ben Affleck wins best director after his Oscar nomination snub

Jan 11, 2013 - 11:16 PM

Affleck took home the Best Director award for his film Argo at the Critics Choice Film Awards on the same day that he was snubbed of an Oscar nomination

Bigelow, Ben Affleck among Oscar nomination snubs

Jan 11, 2013 - 8:51 AM

Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck fail to make it to the list of Oscar nominees

ICONS BOTH. Ben Affleck and a familiar figure in a re-imagined 1979 Tehran. All movie stills from Warner Bros. Pictures

'Lincoln', 'Life of Pi' lead Oscar nominations

Jan 10, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Lincoln Life of Pi lead nominees for the 85th Academy Awards;

HELLO OSCAR. A large replica of the Oscar statuette is viewed at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre on January 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK

Entertainment wRap: Capt Kirk tweets, Tarantino, Skyfall

Jan 06, 2013 - 2:16 PM

A run down of some of the past week s Entertainment stories

THE QUEEN OF CINEMA AND TV. Helen Mirren beside her Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Photo from the Dame Helen Mirren Facebook page

(Some of the) Best movies of 2012

Dec 25, 2012 - 9:30 AM

There could have been close to a hundred excellent or favorite films this past year that have graced local theaters via regular screenings or extraordinary filmfests Here are just 10 of them

Rappler’s top 10 best Hollywood movie posters of 2012

Dec 21, 2012 - 11:22 PM

Check out our list and let us know what you think

SIMPLE, SYMBOLIC, HAUNTING. What are your favorite movie posters this year? Let us know. See details below. Image from the 'The Amazing Spiderman' Facebook page

Bollywood gem sneaks into US box office top 10

Nov 20, 2012 - 9:20 AM

Jab Tak Hai Jaan Till My Last Breath entered the top 10 at number 8 taking 1 3 million at the box office a rare appearance for a Bollywood film in North American box office rankings

A still photo from the film Jab Tak Hai Jaan ('Till My Last Breat). Photo courtesy of Yash Raj Films Pvt Ltd

Argo, Obama and Romney

Nov 05, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Whoever wins in the US elections will continue to conduct Argo like missions in hot spots in the world

'Wreck-It Ralph' scores big at North American theaters

Nov 05, 2012 - 9:59 AM

The premiere of Disney s movie which sees a video game villain try to become a hero almost doubled the business of another hot premiere Denzel Washington s Flight about a troubled pilot

Image courtesy of Disney

'Argo' director Affleck almost directed 'Homeland' pilot

Oct 31, 2012 - 8:02 PM

If he directed Homeland would it have made a difference?

NOT 'HOMELAND' BOUND. Ben Affleck on the set of 'Argo.' Image from the Ben Affleck Facebook page

Affleck's 'Argo' tops North American box office

Oct 29, 2012 - 8:38 AM

In its second week of release the film directed by and starring Hollywood actor Ben Affleck jumped from the second to the top spot earning a total of 60 8 million

ICONS BOTH. Ben Affleck and a familiar figure in a re-imagined 1979 Tehran. All movie stills from Warner Bros. Pictures

'Paranormal Activity 4' tops North America box office

Oct 22, 2012 - 9:59 AM

Horror flick Paranormal Activity 4 opened atop the North American box office this weekend while political thriller Argo held onto second place industry estimates showed

A scene from "Paranormal Activity 4." Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures/ Paranormal Activity official page on Facebook.

‘Argo’ watch it yourself

Oct 18, 2012 - 4:59 PM

But first a few reasons why actor director Ben Affleck’s newest gig is worth the trip to the cinema

ICONS BOTH. Ben Affleck and a familiar figure in a re-imagined 1979 Tehran. All movie stills from Warner Bros. Pictures