Ramon De Veyra
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Becoming a better storyteller: Batman artist David Finch
by Ramon De Veyra - March 24, 2012 - 12:00am
Canadian comic book artist David Finch was in town the previous weekend for a series of signings and talks, brought in by Fully Booked for his first trip to the Philippines.
The Oscars: All bets are off
by Ramon De Veyra - February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Earlier this week the Los Angeles Times ran a piece about a survey it conducted recently that concluded that the majority of voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences  you know, the people...
Does Bethesda hate the PS3?
by Ramon De Veyra - February 5, 2012 - 12:00am
Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim sold seven million units in under a week (at the suggested retail price of $60), with over 50 perfect review scores from various publications, print and online.
Who's that girl?
by Ramon De Veyra - February 4, 2012 - 12:00am
Director David Fincher initially hesitated to accept the job of directing the new film adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and it’s understandable.
BonChon's new moves
by Ramon De Veyra - December 11, 2011 - 12:00am
When South Korean-based franchise BonChon finally opened in Manila in October last year, fans who had enjoyed it in cities like New York were happy to wait in long lines for a taste of that delicious soy garlic double-fried...
David Medalla: Curiouser & curiouser
by Ramon De Veyra - November 26, 2011 - 12:00am
The celebrated multi-disciplinary artist David Medalla is in the country, which is no mean feat as his last visit here was almost 30 years ago, so it was a rare treat to attend a talk (entitled Tuloy Po Kayo) and...
Terno turns 10 with Tahiti 80
by Ramon De Veyra - November 13, 2011 - 12:00am
The big fish among local indie music labels, Terno Records, home to Radioactive Sago Project, Up Dharma Down, Musical O, and Sleepwalk Circus, among others, marked its first decade of bringing music to the song-starved...
Tarsius and Patience Dear Juggernaut give it away now
by Ramon De Veyra - November 12, 2011 - 12:00am
It feels like Christmas came early this year, and in the same week! That’s because two artists I’m already a fan of released new albums, and gave them away for free.
Polecats show a symphony of movement
by Ramon De Veyra - November 6, 2011 - 12:00am
It’s funny, but when I looked at my notes after watching Polecats Manila’s second anniversary show Polarity last weekend, in among the actual notes and details were actual ideas I had for future num...
Winnie The Pooh and the disappearing human touch
by Ramon De Veyra - October 22, 2011 - 12:00am
I wonder if this new generation of kids find themselves disoriented when they come across traditional 2D hand-drawn animation in a movie theater.
Attacks Ronac
by Ramon De Veyra - October 16, 2011 - 12:00am
When I heard that Secret Fresh at Ronac Art Center was to be the venue of the launch of Swatch’s recent collaboration with designer toy company Kidrobot, I thought, “Of course. That makes perfect se...
Rolling out the big guns (video game-wise, that is)
by Ramon De Veyra - October 15, 2011 - 12:00am
Now that we’re in the last quarter of the year, video game fanatics are practically foaming at the mouth, salivating for the year’s biggest, most-awaited games. Publishers typically release their biggest...
'Esquire' Philippines launches in appropriately knockout fashion
by Ramon De Veyra - October 8, 2011 - 12:00am
The lobby of the Manila Peninsula was packed with expectant and excited guests  a melting pot of luminaries from the fields of business, publishing, fashion, entertainment, art, and politics.
With Friends Like These, Who Needs Friends?
by Ramon De Veyra - October 2, 2011 - 12:00am
Despite a natural chemistry between its leads, Friends With Benefits only marginally improves on the same concept that the earlier release, No Strings Attached, tackled.
Exploring 'San Lazaro' with writer/director/star Wincy Ong
by Ramon De Veyra - October 1, 2011 - 12:00am
The inimitable Wincy Ong wrote, directed, and starred in his first full-length film, San Lazaro, then went to film school.
Just put on a good show: The 2011 Emmys
by Ramon De Veyra - September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
With so much quality television being made right now, it shouldn’t be too difficult to have a good Emmys show.
Thundercats! Huh?
by Ramon De Veyra - September 16, 2011 - 12:00am
In the now-constant strip-mining of older popular culture that can be fed into Hollywood’s Regurgitator for immediate “remaking,” “rebooting,” or possible ruination, no story (or “property,”...
'Fright Night' gets it right
by Ramon De Veyra - September 10, 2011 - 12:00am
Remakes are a tricky business.
Artwork launches 5th design competition
by Ramon De Veyra - September 4, 2011 - 12:00am
T-shirt label Artwork recently launched its fifth annual tee-shirt design competition with a collection of limited-edition shirts featuring the work of graphic designers AJ Dimarucot and Nick Automatic (a.k.a. Nicolo...
Mainstream Pulse: The 2011 MTV VMAs
by Ramon De Veyra - September 3, 2011 - 12:00am
It’s almost amusing how the Video Music Awards are still a big deal to MTV when I can hardly find actual music videos whenever I switch to that channel.
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