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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SB19 to release new single 'WYAT,' begin world tour in October
by Kristofer Purnell - August 12, 2022 - 5:16pm
P-pop sensation SB19 is set to drop new music this September after over a year with its upcoming single "WYAT (Where You At)."
Robredo congratulates 'Katips' for fighting vs 'disinformation, lies'
by Kristofer Purnell - August 12, 2022 - 2:26pm
The Philippine Stagers Foundation shared a video of former Vice President Leni Robredo saying congratulations to the "Katips" team for a wonderful piece.
LOOK: A glance at the Eigenmann family tree
by Kristofer Purnell - August 12, 2022 - 2:06pm
From actress-turned-influencer Andi Eigenmann to actor-model Sid Lucero, here is a look at the full Eigenmann family tree:
Liza Soberano 'ecstatic' to star in Hollywood film with Cole Sprouse
by Kristofer Purnell - August 12, 2022 - 8:27am
Actress Liza Soberano's goal of breaking into Hollywood has come true after she confirmed that she is starring in a project with Hollywood stars Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton.
Justin Bieber criticized for allegedly doing Nazi salute at concert
by Kristofer Purnell - August 11, 2022 - 12:17pm
Canadian singer Justin Bieber has been called out by a major Jewish group that claims he performed a Nazi salute at his concert.
Aliw Theater reopens, fulfilling Lisa Macuja-Elizalde's 'phoenix' promise
by Kristofer Purnell - August 11, 2022 - 9:00am
The Aliw Theater in Pasay City has finally reopened its doors, almost three years after a fire that destroyed a majority of the Star City complex where the theater is located.
Lovi Poe launches dream production company
by Kristofer Purnell - August 9, 2022 - 2:58pm
Kapamilya actress Lovi Poe has officially launched her own production company, wittingly named C’est Lovi Productions, with several projects already lined up.
Blackpink to stage Manila concert in March 2023
by Kristofer Purnell - August 9, 2022 - 2:06pm
This will be Blackpink's second time in the Philippines having first performed in the country in February 2019 for their “In Your Area World Tour.”
Ezra Miller charged with felony burglary, 'The Flash' movie still a go
by Kristofer Purnell - August 9, 2022 - 1:38pm
"Fantastic Beasts" actor Ezra Miller found himself in another spot of trouble after being charged with felony burglary by state police in Vermont, United States.
No more 'mine': Meta shutting down Facebook Live Shopping feature
by Kristofer Purnell - August 9, 2022 - 1:25pm
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has announced that it will no longer be continuing the Live Shopping feature on the social media platform beginning October 1.
Britney Spears makes a comeback with Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer'
by Kristofer Purnell - August 9, 2022 - 1:25pm
Britney Spears is set to release new music for the first time since 2016 and the end of her 13-year conservatorship last year, and she will have the help of British pop-rock legend Sir Elton John.
LIST: Must-watch Cherie Gil TV, movie performances
by Kristofer Purnell - August 9, 2022 - 8:40am
She was born Evangeline Rose Gil Eigenmann, given the nickname "La Primera Contravida," but to Filipinos, she is best known as Cherie Gil — an actress who dominated every platform she graced with poise...
Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson break up after nine months of dating
by Kristofer Purnell - August 6, 2022 - 11:12am
Celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson called it quits after less than a year of being in a relationship.
Tributes pour for 'amour' Cherie Gil
by Kristofer Purnell - August 6, 2022 - 10:40am
Tributes flowed in for late Filipino actress Cherie Gil after news of her passing was announced by her friend Annabelle Rama and confimed by Cherie's own nephew Sid Lucero.
Bea Alonzo, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan to star in Hollywood-Philippine production about Battle of Mactan
by Kristofer Purnell - August 5, 2022 - 4:45pm
Award-winning actresses Bea Alonzo and Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan are set to play sisters in the upcoming film "1521," which will depict the events at the historic Battle of Mactan.
Jimmy Bondoc loses P1M in music equipment from fire
by Kristofer Purnell - August 5, 2022 - 3:21pm
Singer Jimmy Bondoc has reportedly lost music instruments and equipment worth P1 million as they were destroyed in a fire that struck his home studio.
Fil-Am martial artist hailed a 'hero' after stopping attacker in New York
by Kristofer Purnell - August 5, 2022 - 2:29pm
Filipino-American mixed martial artist Ro Malabanan was deemed a "Good Samaritan" after he recently intervened and subdued an attacker that assaulted several individuals in Manhattan, New York.
Guanzon praises 'Katips,' 'Maid in Malacañang' claims box office success
by Kristofer Purnell - August 5, 2022 - 2:13pm
Former Commission on Elections commissioner Rowena Guanzon lauded FAMAS 2022 big winner "Katips" after watching the martial law film on its opening night.
Lady Gaga confirms 'Joker 2' role, man who stole her dogs recaptured
by Kristofer Purnell - August 5, 2022 - 12:16pm
Singer-actress Lady Gaga confirmed speculations that she will be starring in the planned sequel for 2019's "Joker" opposite fellow Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix.
Brad Pitt, bad luck, big fun: 'Bullet Train' review
by Kristofer Purnell - August 5, 2022 - 10:58am
Brad Pitt clearly still has gas in the tank to continue taking roles of different kinds, though he might do better in a journey less comical as "Bullet Train" attempts to be.
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