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Nicholas Sparks tests TV with ‘Deliverance Creek’

This image released by Lifetime shows, Lauren Ambrose, left, and Wes Ramsey in a scene from "Deliverance Creek." Nicholas Sparks is executive producer of the new TV movie, premiering Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on Lifetime (8 p.m. EDT). AP

Nicholas Sparks’ romance-drama novels have already found a second life as film adaptations. Now the best-selling author is turning to television.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA’s Cinema Rehiyon festival braves new frontiers


Regional filmmakers kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf were released at the same time that the Cinema Rehiyon festival was taking place recently in Cagayan de Oro City, whose theme was “Filming the Frontiers.”

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Bob Ong’s ‘ABNKKBSNPLAko?!’ is now a movie


In 2001, when Bob Ong’s “ABNKKBSNPLAko?!” hit bookstore shelves, all his publisher wanted was to sell the 500 copies it had printed. “We didn’t even think a reprint would happen,” said Nida Gatus-Ramirez, Visprint Inc.’s publishing manager.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA’s Cinema Rehiyon notes dynamic growth of regional films

THE DELEGATES of this year’s Cinema Rehiyon with NCCA executive director Emelita Almosara; National Committee on Cinema head Mike
Rapatan; UPLB chancellor Rex Victor Cruz; NCCA executive Adelina Suemith; festival director Katrina Ross Tan; curators Teddy Co, Gabby
Fernandez and Teng Mangansakan

The increasing regionalization of Philippine cinema is reflected in the annual Cinema Rehiyon of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

New ‘Sherlock Holmes’ film pays tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle

Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes

“Case reopened…” Those two tantalizing words at the close of 2009’s “Sherlock Holmes” promised audiences that more adventures lie ahead. Now Warner Bros.’ “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” fulfills that promise, bringing the legendary detective back to the big screen in a new action-packed mystery that celebrates the genius of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes.

Posted: January 9th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »