Henrique Miguel Dias Lopes

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Dwayne Johnson Facts: 29 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About The Rock

No matter the stage, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is one of the best performers of his generation.<p>Breaking out on the WWF circuit in the mid-90s as the smack-talking "The Rock," Johnson eventually outgrew the ring and brought his talents to the big screen. The starring roles came immediately with …

No one wears a white hat in the uncomfortably real 'A Most Wanted Man'

Bearded Chechen militants. Stealth German spies. Opaque Muslim leaders. Shady<p>CIAoperatives. It's never quite clear who's the victim and who's the perpetrator in director Anton Corbijn's new espionage thriller, "A Most Wanted Man."<p>Adapted from a 2008 John le Carré novel and set in post-<p>9/11Hamburg, …

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Review: 'Hercules' ★★★

Director Brett Ratner's "Hercules" respects your time and your bloodlust. It slices through 97 insanely violent PG-13-rated minutes in a sort of extended digital blurt, pausing just often enough for Dwayne Johnson to reload his guns (not that kind, the other kind), or for John Hurt (as the king of …

Lil Wayne Launching Sports Management Company

What's a rapper do to after getting to the top of the music industry? Turn his gaze to the world of sports, of course. Following in the footsteps of Jay Z, Lil Wayne is set to launch a sports management company, according to TMZ. As TMZ reports, Weezy's first client will be none other than …

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will now launch one week earlier

<i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> will now launch one week earlier than initially announced, developer Monolith Productions announced today.<p>The PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions will launch on Sept. 30, while the Windows PC and Steam versions will be available later that …

Snapchat trademarks raise possibility of mobile payments coming to the app

Snapchat has turned down billions of dollars from suitors like Google and Facebook, so how does the company plan to profit from its hugely successful messaging app? The traditional and obvious way would be through ads, but it seems Snapchat is also exploring other options like mobile payments. It's …

Electronic Arts shares are up over 65% this year, as investors bet it’s weathering videogame disruption

Electronic Arts has been an absolutely terrific investment in 2014. It is the third-best performing stock in the S&P 500 this year, rising more than 65%.<p>Part of this can be attributed to expectations for strong sales for its hit FIFA soccer franchise, which could benefit from the afterglow of …

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Tired of being spied on? These startups try to keep your secrets safe

The private messaging arena is so hot right now that, as I’m writing this story, my inbox is filling up with story pitches about the launch of yet another ephemeral messaging app.<p>And it’s not just product launches: These apps are getting money. Just last week an app called Wiper, which claims to …

SDCC 2014: 5 Games We’re Looking Forward to at Comic-Con 2014

From Smash Bros. to Halo, here are the games we're excited to see down in San Diego.<p>San Diego Comic-Con 2014 is almost upon us, and while a huge …

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes review – a state-of-the-art battle for supremacy

Apes and humans are torn between a wary truce and mutual obliteration in a striking addition to the sci-fi saga<p>From its origins in Pierre Boulle's Swiftian 1963 novel <i>La Planète des singes</i> to this state-of-the art 21st-century 3D-CG cinema outing, the darkly satirical <i>Apes</i> saga has proved both …

Xbox Live is down for many Xbox One owners

We reported earlier today that the PlayStation Network was experiencing connection issues. And now, Microsoft’s online service is having problems of its own.<p>A number of people are reporting that they cannot sign into Xbox Live. The service’s status website confirms the errors, and Microsoft says it …

The Purge: Anarchy - Six of the worst masked men in horror

The Purge: Anarchy is the latest movie to have its problematic protagonists wear a mask. It's the minimum dress code for the stalk-and-mutilate set<p>The art of mask-making is a prehistoric tradition that dates back at least as far as the Upper Paleolithic era, but it took 30,000 years and the …

It’s Official: Microsoft to Close Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft is getting out of developing original series for its Xbox gaming platform and will close Xbox Entertainment Studios in the coming …

Beating video game baddies moves minds up a level

Go left, or go right?<p>Use your superpower now, or save it for battling the boss later?<p>Spend your hard-earned points on this special item, or buy a different one instead?<p>From the moment you start playing a video game, you face choices. And those choices, some experts say, often lead to educational …

Guardians of the Galaxy first footage – Marvel smashes the superhero template

A manic racoon, a talking tree and a cruel green killer: will Marvel's gamble on this iconoclastic comic-book movie pay off?<p>• Guardians of the Galaxy: Marvel's surefire summer action smash • Ant-Man: Kevin Feige rejects Marvel criticism over Edgar Wright exit<p>It's been clear for some time now that …

Guardians of the Galaxy: watch the trailer for Marvel's weirdest superhero proposition yet - video

Female viewers are flocking to US cinemas to see the newest release from the Marvel stable, with women making up almost half of the audience. Why? It offers something often missing in superhero movies<p>Published: 5 Aug 2014<p>3 out of 5 stars.<p>A new troupe of intergalactic comedy badasses sets out to …