Raymond Lo
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Encanto brings Latin American-flavored Disney animation to the world
by Raymond Lo - December 6, 2021 - 12:00am
After taking us to Europe in the ice kingdom of Arendelle in Frozen and to Asia in the fantasy world of Kumandra in Raya and the Last Dragon, Walt Disney Animation Studios takes us next to South America in a wondrous,...
Innovation & tradition rule in The Lion King
by Raymond Lo - July 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Audiences all over the world are feeling the love this week with the return of one of Disney animation’s most beloved characters Simba in Jon Favreau’s “live-action” recreation of the 1994...
Kids’ Choice Awards all about kids taking charge
by Raymond Lo - April 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The mood at this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs) was both celebratory and earnest.
Why Drew finds her Santa Clarita Diet role ‘liberating’
by Raymond Lo - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Drew Barrymore introduced us to her two kids, Douglas and Lucy, during our 30-minute interview last October at the Santa Clarita set of her hit Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet.
The Fil-Am boy who steals Disney’s Wrinkle
by Raymond Lo - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
“I find myself amazing. I don’t want to brag but I am pretty amazing!”
Katy on lumpiang shanghai and Filipino fans
by Raymond Lo - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Earlier this month, music superstar Katy Perry sat with The Philippine STAR for an exclusive print interview to talk about her upcoming concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 2.
Insidious: The Last Key unlocks old nightmares
by Raymond Lo - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
It’s been over a year when this writer, along with a select few, was invited to the set of Insidious: The Last Key, the fourth installment in the blockbuster supernatural horror franchise, in an abandoned...
The sitcom that captivates world audiences
by Raymond Lo - December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Middle is about the Hecks, a middle-class family in Indiana and the members’ experiences in a fast-evolving rural American life.
The STAR at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards
by Raymond Lo - March 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Just when I thought the awards season ends with the Oscars, this writer received an invitation to the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, handed out annually by Nickelodeon and honors movies, TV shows, singers, Hollywood...
How Levy got cast in Resident Evil
by Raymond Lo - February 1, 2017 - 12:00am
It’s rare to have a candid conversation with an actor during a roundtable interview because you have five or six other journalists with multiple questions of their own competing with you to get the star’s...
Rob Lowe takes Comedy Central roast in good humor
by Raymond Lo - September 11, 2016 - 12:00am
Apparently, one of the biggest honors one gets in Hollywood these days is to be insulted by some friends and several strangers on a giant stage in front of hundreds of live audience and millions more of TV viewers...
Another Asian-Am rising in Hollywood
by Raymond Lo - September 9, 2015 - 10:00am
This writer first met Ki Hong Lee, one of today’s fast-rising Asian-American young actors in Hollywood, during last year’s press junket for the first film in the hit 20th Century Fox YA series The Maze...
A Q&A session with The Voice Season 8 coaches
by Raymond Lo - March 2, 2015 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, this writer was invited to an exclusive Q&A session with the Season 8 coaches of The Voice US. It was held on a late Monday afternoon. The Grammys was held the previous night but all four coaches...
Kidlat Tahimik wins at Berlin Filmfest
by Raymond Lo - February 16, 2015 - 12:00am
The Caligari Film Prize for a film in the Berlinale Forum goes to Kidlat Tahimik’s (photo) Balikbayan #1 Memories Of Overdevelopment Redux III.
Interview with a virgin
by Raymond Lo - January 25, 2015 - 12:00am
There are two breakout stars in 2015. One is a virgin and the other is a real person.
My favorite films of 2014
by Raymond Lo - January 11, 2015 - 12:00am
It’s 2015! Did you make good with your 2014 resolutions? This writer did not do so well and is recycling a lot of them but there’s one resolution that I diligently followed through and I believe I did...
Mixed reactions to Blood Ransom
by Raymond Lo - November 2, 2014 - 12:00am
“I’m nervous! Super, super nervous but super excited!” Anne Curtis gushed when this writer had a short chat with her Monday evening after the press conference organized by Star Media for her first...
A magical journey for young & young-at-heart
by Raymond Lo - October 17, 2014 - 12:00am
Last weekend, this writer saw two different cultures celebrating their respective successes in America. On Saturday morning, I went to the special screening of 20th Century Fox Animation’s latest offering,...
TomCar fever hits L.A.
by Raymond Lo - October 3, 2014 - 12:00am
TomCar fever officially hit Los Angeles this past weekend. The hot pair of Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana brought heat to the city just when the temperature started to cool down after two weeks of oppressive heat....
I also remember Robin Williams
by Raymond Lo - August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
I’m lucky to have also interviewed Robin Williams during the Happy Feet 2 junket in L.A.
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