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‘Hobbit’ trilogy in explosive ending

BASED on JRR Tolkien’s bestselling
book, “Hobbit” is
about the age-old battle
between good and evil.

Directed by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece, “The Hobbit,” by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Feeling The Lemonheads live–20 years later


Touted as one of the seminal alternative rock bands of the 1990s, The Lemonheads is probably also one of the most underrated. When the albums “It’s a Shame About Ray” and “Come on Feel the Lemonheads” were released in 1992 and 1993, respectively, grunge had exploded and the Seattle sound dominated the scene.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Super | Read More »

Finally, Dishwalla live in Manila–despite bad weather

AMERICAN alt-rock band Dishwalla finally performs in front of its
loyal Filipino fans nearly 2 decades since its mainstream success with
“Counting Blue Cars.” ANGELA IGNACIO

Dishwalla vocalist Justin Fox wasn’t kidding when he said that this was a show that wasn’t supposed to happen. The California-based alternative rock band was all set to perform as the headliner at last month’s La Union Soul Surf music festival, which was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Praiseworthy: Chvrches on a weekday

SCOTTISH synthpop trioChvrches performed at the Samsung Hall ofSM
Aura on Nov. 26. Fromleft: IainCook, Lauren Mayberry,MartinDoherty

On Nov. 26, a Wednesday, fans of the electro-synthpop Scottish trio flocked to the Samsung Hall of SM Aura in Taguig for a one-night show courtesy of Vybe Productions.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Spanish film fest tours Davao, Zamboanga

“TRES Días con la Familia”
Directed by Christian Ditter, “Love,
Rosie” paints a rich and textured canvas of
a complicated yet lifelong bond between
Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin),
beginning in their childhood, spanning a
trans-Atlantic separation, and enduring ups
and downs of romantic liaisons with just
about everyone except each other, resulting
in bittersweet consequences.
The film is based on Irish author Cecelia
Ahern’s best-selling novel, “Where Rainbows
End,” written when she was only 22.
This is a follow-up to her novel, “P.S. I Love
You,” which was also turned into a film.
The book was written in an epistolary
structure in the form of letters, e-mails, instant
messages and newspaper articles.
“The story is about two peoplewho really
have a deep love for each other but are constantly
being pulled apart,” said Ahern. “I

Instituto Cervantes de Manila is presenting the film cycle “Familia,” a series of Spanish films, this December at the FDCP cinematheques in Iloilo, Davao and Zamboanga.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »