Edgar O. Cruz
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Saudis embrace the power of cinema
by Edgar O. Cruz - April 29, 2018 - 12:00am
An executive assistant to a Saudi office manager buzzed viewing a sanitized screening of Black Panther at a hefty ticket price of SR75 ($20) at the newly-opened AMC Theatre, a Vox four-screen multiplex cinema converted...
Admirers mob Vice Ganda
by Edgar O. Cruz - April 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Don’t hide yourself in regret/Just love yourself and you’re set...
Mcoy squeezes the juices
by Edgar O. Cruz - April 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Si Clemen (Castro)’yung ‘Orange,’ ‘yung magkapatid na Ace and JM (del Mundo)’yung ‘Lemons,’ ako ‘yung ‘and,’” quipped Mcoy Fundales of the membership...
The sexy graduate at 63
by Edgar O. Cruz - April 7, 2018 - 12:00am
If Sharon Stone is proud to be sexy with a boytoy and doing a film role half her biological age at 60, couture designer Joyce Peñas Pilarsky is fulfilled of her bikini bod with a Doctor of Naturopathy degree...
Let Raffy Tulfo solve your problem
by Edgar O. Cruz - March 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The buko vendor mauled by MMDA personnel for fighting back when apprehended for illegal kariton parking went to complain to Raffy Tulfo, the broadcaster to see when all solutions flop.
Bipolar director triumphs over disorder
by Edgar O. Cruz - March 16, 2018 - 12:00am
“I was in the middle of a mania while shooting the film. I’m bipolar,” triumphantly admits award-winning director Joselito Altarejos who opted to go public upon accepting his Best Film trophy for...
Francis M & The Smiths in ukulele
by Edgar O. Cruz - March 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Over 150 fuchsia-topped Ukulele Underground Philippines musicians from three generations in different levels (beginners/ intermediate/advanced) performed together the rousing mashup of Heber Bartolome/Francis M’s...
Tweaking fake news about Pope Francis’ visit
by Edgar O. Cruz - January 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Depicting Pope Francis’ festive welcome during his January 2016 visit of the Philippines, certain media entities buzzed Dante Hipolito’s oil on canvas Salubong as the artist’s or Batangas Gov. Vilma...
Ringo finally knighted this New Year
by Edgar O. Cruz - January 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Things don’t come easy for Ringo Starr, 77. Well, not anymore.
Enrique buys Old Masters in bulk
by Edgar O. Cruz - December 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
At the rate Enrique Gil is acquiring Old Master artworks, he will soon be in the ranks of the biggest art collectors in the Philippine entertainment industry with the likes of Richard Gomez, Julius Babao, Aga Muhlach...
Seagal to spend first Christmas in Philippines
by Edgar O. Cruz - December 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Hollywood A-lister Steven Seagal of End of a Gun and Perfect Weapon fame has been in the metro since early November this year but it was only last Dec. 9 that the cast and crew of General Commando, a nine 45-minute...
Dreaming of a gothic Christmas
by Edgar O. Cruz - November 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Mother Lily Monteverde did her magic again.
Coco eyeballs with Apo Whang-Od
by Edgar O. Cruz - October 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
“Hi Coco Martin. I want to see you in person. Love, Whang-Od,” says the fan sign that Maria Fang-od Oggay, lovingly referred to as Apo Whang-Od, posted on Facebook two years past.
Alden’s ascending artistry
by Edgar O. Cruz - October 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Only screened works can redeliver history with sufficient interpretation.
Lav shoots a ‘short’ film in Singapore
by Edgar O. Cruz - September 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
“Sana ang new film namin ni Lav (Diaz) hindi masyadong mahaba,” ABS-CBN chief content officer Charo Santos Concio expresses during the pre-production of their new full-length drama, Ang Saka ni Henrico...
Tara brings new high to Ilonggo cinema
by Edgar O. Cruz - September 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
When the ocean reaches its highest level, writer-director Tara Illenberger’s High Tide, a film on how mangroves save coastal-dwelling Filipinos, wins Best Picture at the second TOFARM...
Three bands rising
by Edgar O. Cruz - August 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
After alternative bands Hale and Orange & Lemons formally announced their return to the music scene, now it’s the shot of rock act Kamikazee.
Restored Classics on free TV
by Edgar O. Cruz - July 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
“Time na mapanood na nga ng mga millennials ‘yung golden years ng showbiz,” comments Star For All Seasons Vilma Santos about Restored Classics that ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best will broadcast every...
Canned hits
by Edgar O. Cruz - July 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
With the solid chemistry between leads Mel Gibson as Detective Martin Riggs and Danny Glover as Detective Roger Murtaugh who never let a bad grip lose until the heroics are done, the action-spattered, humor-peppered...
Sgt. Pepper’s album turns gold
by Edgar O. Cruz - June 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
Alvin Sanoff, author of The Saturated Self, Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life, referred to the Beatles as “perhaps the first important indicator of modernism’s demise.”
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