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Kritika 2014 fellows and panelists announced

The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) of De la Salle University (DLSU) awards 11 fellowships for Kritika 2014: National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism, which will be held at the University of St. La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod on April 20-26.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

March-mallow madness

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CLOSURE AT LAST “Veronica Mars” the movie

A marshmallow is tiny, soft and fluffy—no sweat for a set of hard teeth. However, 91,000-plus Marshmallows—as fans of the TV series “Veronica Mars” call themselves—joined together would be impossible to swallow, or, in Warner Bros.’ case, impossible to ignore.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

‘Stonehenge,’ ‘Big Ben,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ others in 3-day British fest in Taguig

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Great British Festival Map

Filipino anglophiles should ready their best “selfie” poses as well as their best jumpshots as top tourist attractions in the United Kingdom (UK), Stonehenge, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are coming to the Philippines for a three-day festival of British Culture.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Jackie Chan bites off more than he can chew in ‘1911’

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JACKIE Chan takes on producing, directing and acting credits for “1911 Revolution.”

The historical theme, imposing title, big Asian celebrities, and the drum roll that accompanied Jackie Chan’s 100th-film promotions all contrived to make an epic out of “1911 Revolution,” but what eventually appeared on the big screen didn’t quite fit the scale.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

National Board of Review names ‘Her’ best film

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the Spike Jonze film, "Her." "Her" has been selected as the best film of the year by the National Board of Review. AP

The National Board of Review named the futuristic romance “Her” best film and Spike Jonze best director in its annual awards.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Battle of the Year’ shows raw side of dance contests

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CHRIS Brown in his first screen appearance

Korean-American filmmaker Benson Lee probably has dancing in his blood. He grew up watching films like “Flashdance” in the 1980s and had engaged in dancing in his youth.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘The Counselor’: Pulitzer-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy writes screenplay

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BRAD Pitt and Michael Fassbender star in “The Counselor”

Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy, whose novels have been adapted into film, has, for the first time, written an original script directly for the big screen.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

How to move forward instead of just moving on


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On Monday evening, my son and I finally caught the feel-good film “She’s the One.” The main conflict in the movie was how the lead character, portrayed by Bea Alonzo, could “move on” and reinvest in life after experiencing the loss of both her parents and staying stuck in unrequited love.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Italian documentary ‘Holy GRA’ wins Golden Lion in Venice

Gianfranco Rosi

Italian director Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary “Holy GRA, which looks into everyday life off a Rome ring road, won a surprise Golden Lion for best movie at the world’s oldest film festival in Venice Saturday.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Waiting in the wings

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The job’s not all glamor (PDI Photo/Alanah Torralba)

They are the man in the casket, the woman weeping at a wake, the jeepney driver, the household help in the background, the taong bayan (townfolk), the passers-by in a crowd, the anonymous faces in a mob scene.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

From extras to big stars

They started as bit players, extras with walk-on parts or cameos until they graduated into characters who have speaking lines. Patiently, they worked their way up through the studio system until they got their big break and finally saw their names on the marquee. Here are some of them:

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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