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León to hold Kingly Treasures Auction

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“WOMEN with Jars,” by Anita Magsaysay-Ho
(1914-2012), signed and dated 1949 (upper
right and verso)

Capping off the auction season this year, León Gallery, a leading auction house, has packed together a sizeable collection of artworks, antiques and objets d’art for its Kingly Treasures Auction.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

From book to film: ‘Hunger Games’ delves further into dystopian world

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SCENE from “Mockingjay,” movie based on Suzanne
Collins novel

In the third instalment of the film series adapted from the best-selling novel series “The Hunger Games,” heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) might have obliterated the games for good, but the fight to survive would be bound only to intensify.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

‘The Drop’: Tense mob mystery makes transition from fiction to film

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TOM HARDY as ÒBobÓ. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOX SEARCHLIGHT

The tense mob mystery “The Drop” follows bartender Bob Saginowski (played by Tom Hardy) who finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that unravels the secret lives of his friends, families and foes.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Big Hero 6’ recasts San Francisco, Tokyo in the future

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SCENE from Disney animated movie

Robotic prodigy Hiro Hamada pulls together a motley crew of inexperienced crime-fighters, including the plus-sized robot Baymax, to stop an impending danger about to befall the futuristic city of San Fransokyo.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘The Judge’: Riveting courtroom drama

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ROBERT Downey Jr. and Oscar winner Robert Duvall lead the cast of “The Judge.”

The death of his mother draws big shot city lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) back to his childhood hometown he had for the longest time eschewed. But a much bigger event welcomes him home when he is called in to defend his estranged father (Robert Duvall) who has been accused of murder.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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