Hitting his mark

Everybody has a chapter they don’t read out loud. Singer-actor Mark Bautista stayed for a time in Seattle, Washington, last year for the United States...

Eugene Domingo reaffirms her love for theater

SIX years after winning raves and awards for her performance in the stage adaptation of the Lino Brocka movie Bona, Eugene Domingo returns to...

In the company of Timothée Chalamet

THE celebrated Call Me by Your Name is a seductive slow burn of a movie set one lovely summer somewhere in northern Italy, depicting...

Much ado about Maja—and rightfully so

I’m truly happy for the success of Maja Salvador’s ABS-CBN soap Wildflower.  Maja has worked extremely hard to do a show that she can...

Remembering Spanky Manikan

Spanky Manikan has always been uncomfortable with big crowds. He preferred the company of his intimate circle of friends and people he trusted and...

Gina Lopez taps ABS-CBN stars to promote the environment

GREW up in Antipolo and back then, it was a small rural town. We had a house that faced a lot of trees and...

Some good things never last

Prior to becoming a rising star in the crazy jungle called Philippines show business, JC Santos has never had to deal firsthand with the...

Contra Mundum: ‘Ang Larawan The Movie’

Against the world. Contra mundum. The filmmakers behind the film Ang Larawan are, indeed, against the world of commerce and bad taste. They defy...

Filipino cinema continues to create ripples overseas

THE new year is very young, and already we have been receiving one good news after another about independently produced local films that have...

Most notable moments at 75th Golden Globes

By Jocelyn Noveck  | The Associated Press WHAT president? A year after politics—and the newly elected occupant of the White House—dominated the conversation and tone of...

Blind Spot

PSEUDO QUEEN Sometimes, we’re surprised at how PR works to make celebrities look better. Take this supposed friendship between two beautiful young actresses from different...

Happily looking forward to these

THERE are simply so many things to be glad about and happy for. And like all new beginnings, we can look forward to creating...

‘Star Wars’ passes ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as top 2017 earner

By Lindsey Bahr | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—On the last day of the calendar year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has surpassed Beauty and...

Hopes and wishes

THE year 2017 drew to a close with a few nice endnotes. In a film festival that seems to change its rules at whim...

‘Larawan’ wins Best Picture plum at MMFF 2017

ANG Larawan, a Filipino musical based on Nick Joaquin’s play A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, won the Best Picture Award at the...

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ still dominating the movie galaxy

LOS ANGELES—Star Wars: The Last Jedi is continuing its dominance over the movie galaxy as expected, outpacing three new releases. The eighth installment in...

Blind Spot

Not sweet at all HER public image is that of a young, pretty, nice girl. She’s leading-lady material. What the public doesn’t know is that...

Ken, Barbie and Jak lead Christmas Lighting Ceremony at Theater Mall...

THE Christmas Lighting ceremony is a much-awaited annual tradition at the Promenade and Theater Mall that officially kicks off Christmas in this part of...

When it comes to holiday cards, which celebs do it right?

By Leanne Italie | The Associated Press NEW YORK—Holiday cards of the paper and stamp variety still get sent, so what does that look like...

Their very first Christmas

THE first is always priceless. This Christmas means more to these personalities because they are all celebrating a first in their lives, and we...