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Kristofer Purnell
Kristofer Purnell

Kristofer is a content producer for Philstar.com's Lifestyle and Entertainment section. He previously served as a social media producer for two years at Philstar.com before shifting to Lifestyle and Entertainment.

A graduate of AB Communication from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2018 — with tracks focusing on journalism and film studies —, Kristofer was also a Best Thesis nominee with his study that focused on masculinity and heteronormativity in Philippine films.

Kristofer previously worked at Manila Bulletin in the Digital Lifestyle and Lifestyle sections, writing articles and covering events related to Arts & Culture and Youth.

You can follow his blog (mrsummerpurns.wordpress.com) for film reviews and film-related articles, among others, and his Letterboxd account (letterboxd.com/mrsummerpurns).

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'Black Mirror' come to life: Alexa may soon have the voice of deceased persons
by Kristofer Purnell - June 25, 2022 - 3:53pm
Amazon seems to be inspired by "Black Mirror" as it has developed a way for their popular voice assistant Alexa to replicate the speech of a dead individual based on less than a minute of recorded...
Diaries of late 'Harry Potter' actor Alan Rickman to be published in October
by Kristofer Purnell - June 25, 2022 - 2:58pm
A collection of handwritten diary entries by the later British actor Alan Rickman, famous for playing Severus Snape in the "Harry Potter" films, will be published in a book this October.
George R.R. Martin, Emilia Clarke say 'Jon Snow' show was Kit Harington's idea
by Kristofer Purnell - June 25, 2022 - 1:49pm
"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke and author George R.R. Martin, writer of the books the show is based on, have revealed some details about the spin-off "Jon Snow" series currently being developed by HBO.
Legendary film composer John Williams may retire after 'Indiana Jones 5'
by Kristofer Purnell - June 25, 2022 - 12:38pm
Film composer John Williams, famous for creating iconic themes of films like "Star Wars," "Harry Potter," and "Superman," is considering retirement from scoring after he wraps up work on a fifth "Indiana Jones"...
Zachary Levi, Gina Rodriguez headline reboot of 'Spy Kids'
by Kristofer Purnell - June 25, 2022 - 10:44am
The upcoming Netflix reboot of "Spy Kids" has cast its first stars in Zachary Levi and Gina Rodriguez, as well as Everly Carganilla and Connor Esterson.
Avril Lavigne covers a rock version of 'Hello' by Adele
by Kristofer Purnell - June 25, 2022 - 10:02am
Heartbreak meets a new level of punk as Avril Lavigne covered Adele's hit song "Hello" for Spotify's Single series.
'MMK' to re-air popular Susan Roces episode as a tribute to late actress
by Kristofer Purnell - June 24, 2022 - 7:08pm
The long-running television series "Maalaala Mo Kaya" will pay tribute to the late "Queen of Philippine Movies" Susan Roces by re-airing one of the actress' most popular appearances on the show.
Former househelpers remember PNoy on his 1st death anniversary
by Kristofer Purnell - June 24, 2022 - 5:39pm
Yolly Yebes and Ivy Bermudo-Reanzares guested on the latest episode of broadcast journalist and Philstar.com columnist Jing Castañeda's web show "Pamilya Talk with Jing," each recounting what they remembered...
Be 'green-minded': Experts give tips to reduce individual, business carbon footprint
by Kristofer Purnell - June 24, 2022 - 4:49pm
Healthcare and beauty store Watsons is inviting Filipinos to join them in their efforts in reducing one's carbon footprint and combat the effects of global warming.
Magnifique! France, Philippines to mark 75 years of diplomatic ties with months-long celebration
by Kristofer Purnell - June 24, 2022 - 1:05pm
This 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and the Philippines, and the two countries will celebrate the milestone through a series of cultural events.
Glenfiddich launches Grand Series to embrace all occasions
by Kristofer Purnell - June 24, 2022 - 12:13pm
Award-winning single malt whiskey brand Glenfiddich has launched its brand new Grand Series to elevate all the occasions that are meant to be celebrated.
Yogost opens 7th Philippine branch in Serendra
by Kristofer Purnell - June 23, 2022 - 10:40am
Hey! I Am Yogost is looking to expand the growing popularity of yogurt drinks in the Philippines after it recently opened the country's seventh branch in Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
SB19 headlines Acer, Adidas team up to prepare students for face-to-face return
by Kristofer Purnell - June 23, 2022 - 8:14am
The leading laptop brand in the Philippines for 17 years now has partnered with Adidas in an effort to excite individuals looking to purchase their own computer.
Liza Soberano shares why she signed with James Reid's Careless Music
by Kristofer Purnell - June 23, 2022 - 7:59am
James Reid's label Careless Music welcomed two new artists in Liza Soberano and Issa Pressman earlier this week, with the former admitting to being attracted to the label's creativity.
Chris Evans open to reprising Human Torch over Captain America
by Kristofer Purnell - June 22, 2022 - 8:50pm
Chris Evans has been the face of numerous comic book characters, most famously Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the superhero Evans would to like do again isn't Steve Rogers but an earlier and...
Harry Styles helps fan come out during his Wembley concert
by Kristofer Purnell - June 22, 2022 - 7:54pm
Coming out is a very important moment in a queer person's life, and it became even more significant for one particular individual as he had the assistance of British singer Harry Styles.
How The King entered and left the building: 'Elvis' movie review
by Kristofer Purnell - June 22, 2022 - 7:05pm
Two generations have passed since The King of Rock N' Roll made a name for himself, and now a new generation will get to see how he earned that very title in "Elvis."
BTS' 'Proof' is group's sixth album to become Billboard No. 1
by Kristofer Purnell - June 21, 2022 - 5:11pm
Ahead of their indefinite break to focus on solo careers, Korean supergroup BTS sees themselves atop the Billboard charts once again with their newest compilation album "Proof."
Dimples Romana invited as juror for 2022 International Emmys
by Kristofer Purnell - June 21, 2022 - 2:41pm
Kapamilya actress Dimples Romana was selected to be a juror for the 2022 International Emmy Awards, of which the awarding ceremony will be later this November.
Beyoncé returns with disco-inspired single 'Break My Soul'
by Kristofer Purnell - June 21, 2022 - 12:14pm
After weeks of speculation, Beyoncé's "Renaissance" has begun with the release of her newest single "Break My Soul."
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