First time

THE first, they say, is always memorable. After 14 years in the business, Jordan Herrera has bagged his first-ever acting award. Herrera was announced as...

Eigenmanns prepare for patriarch’s big show

Third-generation actors Sid Lucero, Max Eigenmann and Andi Eigenmann are all looking forward to September 23, when their grandfather Eddie Mesa will be featured...

Filmmaker Adolf Alix Jr. flies high

Prolific Filipino filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr. has just arrived from Canada after the very successful world premier of his most recent output, Dark is...

Face to face with the sound of silent films

IT was early afternoon as we entered the library of the Timoteo Paez Elementary School in Pasay. The air-condtioned venue surprised us with the...

Angel slams rabid Kathniels

Angel Locsin is in the middle of yet another storm. While a lot of people lauded her impending return to La Luna Sangre, some...

Team obstacle series returns with season that ‘proves no one wins...

THE second season of American sports-entertainment show Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge premiered on Philippine TV recently, featuring a redesigned field and tougher challenges. The show...

Blind spot

DESIGNERS’ NIGHTMARE IT is hard to find a designer who has good words for this “It Girl”. She’s said to be demanding and difficult to...

‘It’ floats away with record-breaking $117.2-million weekend

By Lindsey Bahr | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—It is a hit. The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the...

Testing the waters

There’s always room in the acting business for those who want to test the waters. The advent of new local film festivals is giving...

‘Alyas Robin Hood’ returns with more exciting adventures

After its undeniably successful first season, GMA proudly brings back the hit prime-time series Alyas Robin Hood in a much more exciting second season this month. Dingdong...

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is on

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) was established in 2002 under the Office of the President as the lead agency for film...

The next big player in local cinema

THESE are exciting times indeed for our producer-friends Nando Ortigas and Eddie Rocha as they embark on bigger, braver, brighter projects for the future. We...

Because Celeste is Celeste

THE last time Celeste Legaspi held a solo concert was in 1987, 30 long years ago. “My last major concert was before we staged Katy...

Women characters dominate Cinemalaya 2017

Out of the nine films in the main competition section of this year’s Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, at least half feature lead women characters. Multiawarded...

Bald, bodacious and beautiful

Thespian Bembol Roco is on a roll. By the time you read this, there might already be a new addition on the trophy shelf tucked...

A reunion of lead vocalists from the 1990s

Jett Pangan and Medwin Marfil are two of our favorite vocalists. Pangan is the frontman for the iconic band The Dawn, while Marfil does...

‘Feud: Bette and Joan’

Enmity never been so deliciously served as in FX’s Feud. At the end of the fourth episode of this series, which chronicles the long...

Paolo Villaluna pedals his way to Shanghai festival’s top plum

FILIPINO filmmaker Paolo Villaluna froze for a few seconds when 2017 Shanghai International Film Festival Jury President Cristian Mungui announced his film had won...

Sharon Cuneta charms California

MEGASTAR Sharon Cuneta has just wrapped up the third leg of her 2017 US concert tour at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California, and...

‘Cars 3’ speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut

By Lindsey Bahr | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—Wonder Woman fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it’s still doing the...