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‘Noli Me Tangere’ goes opera

IN celebration of the golden year of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the timeless tales of...

A musical casting coup

THE stellar names that make up the original Filipino production, titled Dirty Old Musical (DOM), are more than enough...

Passion in ‘Cold War’

THEY are crude songs, raw melodies. They sing of a simple love and a simple life. They sing...

Mariah Carey shakes off boycott calls for her Saudi concert

By Aya Batrawy  |  The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Mariah Carey, one of the world’s most celebrated artists, is performing in...

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RIGGED  DO you sometimes wonder if reality star search contests are rigged or not? Well,...

In perfect Company

It’s Chinese New Year tomorrow and it’s Valentine’s Day a week later. And for those who choose to...

Michael Jackson accusers’ film gets standing ovation, estate rebuke

By Lindsey Bahr | The Associated Press PARK CITY, Utah—It’s not uncommon for audiences at the Sundance Film Festival to...

Larger than life

The campaign for the coming elections commenced as early as the Christmas holidays. Cruising along the major highways,...

13th Spring Film Festival to feature wartime love story of Jackie...

BTHE 2015 war-romance film inspired by the knotty love story of the parents of Asian Hollywood superstar Jackie Chan is among the...

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FREELOADERS THE designer is among the most famous in the Philippines but he is infamous...

Will ‘Born Beautiful’ do wonders for Martin del Rosario?

NO doubt filmmaker-scriptwriter Jun Lana made cinema aficionados take notice of him when his movie Die Beautiful was released in 2016. The film, which premiered...

‘Roma’ tops Critics’ Choice Awards; a tie for Gaga and Close

SANTA MONICA, California—Roma is the top winner at the Critics’ Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors...

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NO INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SO it is true that high profile celebrity auditioned for a high profile international project. Contrary to popular belief, she didn’t pass...

Leading ladies shift to the fast lane

THE leading ladies of television and film are starting the new year with a bang. After being away from prime-time television for five years, Angel...

A sense of ending

There is always something apocalyptic about the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). As there is always something indescribably non-inspirational and threatening about the...

The 19 most likely to shine brighter in 2019

CATRIONA GRAY THE country’s fourth Miss Universe continues to be an inspiration to many. Her message: if you work hard at your goals, continue to...

Santa, romance and horror? ‘Bird Box’ bucks holiday trend

By Mark Kennedy | The Associated Press NEW YORK—For so long, movies around the holidays have been merry and bright. Lately, more and more seem...

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UNFOLLOWED AND UNLOVED So the former sweethearts have unfollowed each other on social media? We say we’re not surprised because the actress is reportedly still...

The 2018 MMFF Awards Night: New winners, same old problems

There was a new set of winners; there were the same old problems. The gay-themed film Rainbow’s Sunset emerged from the 2018 Metro Manila Film...

‘Aquaman’ is the big finale in a strong year for the...

LOS ANGELES—Fresh superheroes—Aquaman, Black Panther, Venom, the Wasp—and new twists on classic big-screen formulas delivered a box-office comeback for Hollywood in 2018. Ticket sales...
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