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Direk Ice Idanan: From indie to mainstream
by Mario E. Bautista - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Director Ice Idanan joins the ranks of female Filipino directors who started with indie films then branched out into mainstream filmmaking, led by Antoinette Jadaone (That Thing Called Tadhana, Alone/Together) and...
Why Arjo is smiling from ear to ear
by Mario E. Bautista - April 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Arjo Atayde has reason to be grinning from ear to ear these days as both his career and his love life are doing exceedingly well.
Direk Joel swings both ways… (between drama and comedy)
by Mario E. Bautista - August 3, 2016 - 12:00am
Director Joel Lamangan is known for his serious award-winning dramas like Bulaklak ng Maynila, Flor Contemplacion Story, Sidhi and Blue Moon. But every now and then, he shows his versatility as a filmmaker by also...
Direk Jason explores the ‘mainstream’
by Mario E. Bautista - February 3, 2016 - 9:00am
Writer-director Jason Paul Laxamana feels blessed to have been given the chance to direct a mainstream movie in Regal Entertainment’s endearing rom-com, Love is Blind, starring Derek Ramsay, Solenn Heussaff,...
Janine’s answered prayers
by Mario E. Bautista - December 19, 2015 - 9:00am
Janine Gutierrez says that the year 2015 will be a very memorable one for her.
Being second choice for Walang Forever... Jericho: Not an issue
by Mario E. Bautista - December 17, 2015 - 9:00am
Jericho Rosales is happy to have an entry once again in the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
Nyoy explores theater
by Mario E. Bautista - December 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Nyoy Volante became known as the acoustic pop prince but he has found another successful career as an actor in theater musicals. We’ve seen him play various roles in the Philippine adaptation of In the Heights...
Film review: The Gifted Dark comedy with a clever twist
by Mario E. Bautista - September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
The Gifted shows how important it is to have a good cast. Its offbeat humor is not your usual slapstick kind of local comedy. But for this type of dark comedy to really work, it needs actors who are willing to push the boundaries...
Direk Joey wears many hats
by Mario E. Bautista - August 17, 2014 - 12:00am
Director Jose Javier Reyes is turning 60 on Oct. 21. A man who wears many hats, he has been in show business more than half of his life. He is a glib TV personality who has appeared in such shows as Juicy, Showbiz...
Film review: Basement A horror movie for Valentine’s Day
by Mario E. Bautista - February 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Director Topel Lee has finally finished Basement, the horror-suspense thriller he has helmed for Springboard Films and Coffee House Productions, a partnership between GMA Films’ Joey Abacan and Dondon Monteverde...
The girls with ‘sosy problems’ Heart, Solenn, Rhian & Bianca
by Mario E. Bautista - December 24, 2012 - 12:00am
In our “Bayang Magiliw” where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, not everyone is created equal.
No rivalry between Solenn & Sam
by Mario E. Bautista - June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Solenn Heussaff is the first to admit that she’s not a good actress.
Coco happy to be Angeline's first leading man
by Mario E. Bautista - May 21, 2012 - 12:00am
After helping launch Julia Montes as a mature leading lady in Walang Hanggan on TV, Coco Martin is now helping singer Angeline Quinto in her very first attempt at acting in a movie, Born To Love You.
Direk Jade Castro enjoys first Kapuso film
by Mario E. Bautista - March 12, 2012 - 12:00am
Jade Castro is one of the most promising among the young writers and directors today. He first gained acclaim in 2007 for the indie film Endo that won the Special Jury Prize and the Best Actress award for Ina Feleo...
Judy Ann is happy viewers embrace her as TV host
by Mario E. Bautista - February 18, 2012 - 12:00am
When Judy Ann Santos was offered by ABS-CBN to host the cooking show for kids, Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition, she didn’t have any hesitation and quickly accepted it.
Jun Lana branches out to drama
by Mario E. Bautista - December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
Director Jun Lana is noted for the hit horror films he did with Regal, like Kulam with Judy Ann Santos and Tarot with Marian Rivera.
Zanjoe's 'shaking' experience
by Mario E. Bautista - December 8, 2011 - 12:00am
Zanjoe Marudo has come a long way since he gained fame as one of the Big Four in Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition in 2006, along with John Prats, Bianca Gonzales and the winner, Keanna Reeves.
Yes, kay Susan tayo!
by Mario E. Bautista - November 26, 2011 - 12:00am
Susan Enriquez is often mistaken as the wife of Mike Enriquez.
Jerrold Tarog: From indie to mainstream
by Mario E. Bautista - November 1, 2011 - 12:00am
One of the youngest and most talented filmmakers in the country today, Jerrold Tarog started his career with three indie films, Confessional, Mangatyanan and Senior Year, all of them getting wide acclaim.
What Aga will do in the name of love
by Mario E. Bautista - May 11, 2011 - 12:00am
What will Aga Muhlach do in the name of love?
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