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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 »

Why you should watch ‘Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank’


Best Actress. Best Screenplay. Best Director. Best Film. Audience Choice. The movie “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank” won all these awards at the 7th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. Those who have seen it aren’t surprised. Those who haven’t have been raring to. The screenings at Cinemalaya were packed and, earlier this week, many braved the [...]

Posted: July 30th, 2011 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Ang Babae’ leaves us wanting more


If you are looking to see another Eugene Domingo-starrer the likes of “Kimmy Dora” or “Here Comes the Bride,” “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” (directed by Marlon Rivera; written by Chris Martinez) might leave you a bit dissatisfied. Not that it isn’t funny; it would be hard for any stoic to keep his composure and [...]

Posted: July 30th, 2011 in 2BU,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Virtual cooking


What’s cooking on TV these days? Cooking shows! And while they’ve been around for some time, most of these shows were targeted to adults.  Why expose kids to risks of burns and cuts in the kitchen, after all? Judging from the popularity of cooking shows tailored for kids these days, that’s a risk even their [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2011 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

How Harry Potter changed the world


The story behind the story itself has a bit of magic to it. It’s been retold many times in many different outlets, but there is just something about how Harry Potter came to be that bears remembering and inspires awe. In 1990, Joanne Rowling was on a train from the northern territory of Manchester and [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The perfect ‘Potter’ end


It was the perfect end to a childhood obsession. It was Christmas in 1999 when Tata Enerio’s parents gave her the first three books of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series “Harry Potter.” Tata was in fifth grade when she first read about the boy with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. Like all other Potter fans [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

12 things that make us want to break into Gringotts


There’s no doubt about it—Harry Potter is merchandising gold. Practically everything you see in the movie and read  in the books is available for sale somewhere in the world: Wands, brooms, robes, scarves, Extendable Ears, time turners, Quidditch equipment, all sorts of sweets, even Mad-Eye Moody’s eye patch. J.K. Rowling’s magic-filled world has inspired the [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2011 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Super Exclusive: A ‘Class’ of their own


It is difficult to imagine, but back in 2000, the idea of successful films based on comic book super heroes were as rare as actual, real-life mutants. All that changed with Bryan Singer’s “X-Men,” a box-office hit that introduced mutants to the movie-going audience and arguably began a revolution in terms of comic book-based motion [...]

Posted: May 27th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Manunuri critics name 10 best Filipino films, top actors of the 2000’s

DURING the 34th Gawad Urian on May 17, the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino will also hand out the Gawad Dekada for the 10 best films of the previous decade, 2000-2009. They are: 1) “Batang West Side” (2001) by Lav Diaz 2) “Tuhog” (2001) by Jeffrey Jeturian 3) “Babae sa Breakwater” (2003) by Mario O’Hara 4) [...]

Posted: May 15th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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  2. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  3. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  4. This is not just a farm
  5. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  6. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  7. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  8. Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  9. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  10. Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  4. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  5. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  6. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  7. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  8. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  9. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week?
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?


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