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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Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn welcome second daughter
by Kristofer Purnell - May 20, 2022 - 11:21am
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn are parents to new baby girl, nearly two years after the birth of their first child Lyra Antarctica.
Julia Barretto says she would say yes if Gerald Anderson proposes
by Kristofer Purnell - May 19, 2022 - 6:13pm
Julia Barretto opened up a bit further about her relationship with fellow actor Gerald Anderson, saying that she would say yes if the latter proposed to her in the next few months.
Marvel signs deal to use name, likeness of Stan Lee in future projects
by Kristofer Purnell - May 19, 2022 - 4:23pm
Marvel Studios has signed a 20-year licensing deal with Genius Brands International and POW! Entertainment to use the name and likeness of the late legendary comic book writer Stan Lee in their future proj...
Channing Tatum to star in movie adaptation of children's book 'The One and Only Sparkella'
by Kristofer Purnell - May 19, 2022 - 3:36pm
Actor Channing Tatum won't just sparkling back on the stage as he is set to produce and star in the film adaptation of his children's book "The One and Only Sparkella."
'Squid Game' creator says Season 2 won't be until 2023, 2024
by Kristofer Purnell - May 19, 2022 - 1:54pm
Netflix's smash hit Korean series "Squid Game" has already been confirmed for second season, but its creator Hwang Dong-hyuk expects it will take over a year before it comes out.
Acer shows strong first quarter 2022, shares sustainable plans post-pandemic
by Kristofer Purnell - May 19, 2022 - 1:29pm
The COVID-19 pandemic heavily affected the tech industry, but Acer has been showing steady numbers to begin 2022 and are hoping to continue the progress until the end of the year and beyond.
'Hi bunso:' Dimples Romana shares sonogram image, writes message for baby
by Kristofer Purnell - May 18, 2022 - 5:59pm
Actress Dimples Romana shared to her Instagram followers a first look of her third baby with a sonogram image, even writing her soon-to-be "bunso" a few sweet words.
Last daughter of Trapp family who inspired 'The Sound of Music' passes away at 93
by Kristofer Purnell - May 18, 2022 - 5:02pm
Rosmarie Trapp, the last remaining daughter of the family who inspired the Academy Award-winning movie "The Sound of Music," has passed away at the age of 93.
My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy to headline an Atlanta music festival
by Kristofer Purnell - May 18, 2022 - 4:17pm
Rock bands My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy are among the headliners of the 2022 Music Midtown Festival to be held this September in Atlanta, Georgia alongside rapper Future and singer Jack White.
Apple Music Live to debut with Harry Styles concert livestream
by Kristofer Purnell - May 18, 2022 - 1:42pm
Apple Music will begin livestreaming several concerts of top artists in their brand new series entitled "Apple Music Live," starting with former One Direction member and Grammy winner Harry Styles.
'Spider-Man' movies director Jon Watts to helm new 'Star Wars' series
by Kristofer Purnell - May 18, 2022 - 12:57pm
Director Jon Watts will be moving from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a galaxy far, far away after being tapped to create a new "Star Wars" series for Disney+.
Marvel's 'She-Hulk' debuts new trailer, title and release date
by Kristofer Purnell - May 18, 2022 - 12:28pm
Marvel Studios has finally released the trailer of its upcoming series "She-Hulk" starring Tatiana Maslany of "Orphan Black" fame, unveiling the official title "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law."
Netizens defend sighting of Xian Lim, Barbie Imperial at Davao Oriental hotel
by Kristofer Purnell - May 17, 2022 - 5:40pm
Rumors quickly erupted, then were subsequently squashed, after a photo of actors Xiam Lim and Barbie Imperial together in a hotel lobby in Davao Oriental went viral.
Jason Momoa apologizes for photos and videos inside the Vatican's Sistine Chapel
by Kristofer Purnell - May 17, 2022 - 4:59pm
After drawing flak online, "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa released an apology for posting on Instagram photos he took of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City,
Lakbay Norte: A visit to Subic Bay
by Kristofer Purnell - May 17, 2022 - 4:56pm
As summer approaches Subic is prepared to become a haven once more for tourists who may be looking to explore what the Bay has to offer.
Michael Jackson's 40th anniversary edition of 'Thriller' to feature unreleased songs
by Kristofer Purnell - May 17, 2022 - 4:05pm
The King of Pop may be gone, but he still finds ways to surprise fans as the upcoming 40th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's iconic album "Thriller" will have some never-released songs by the late s...
Red Velvet returning to the Philippines for 'extraordinary' concert in July
by Kristofer Purnell - May 17, 2022 - 3:43pm
Successful Kpop group Red Velvet will be headlining the “Be You: The World will Adjust” concert this July 22 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, with local acts  BINI, BGYO, and Lady Pipay...
Season 3 of 'Bridgerton' skips ahead to book 4, focuses on Penelope and Colin
by Kristofer Purnell - May 17, 2022 - 2:19pm
Netflix's hit series "Bridgerton" has already been confirmed for a third season following the success of its first two outings, but it will be deviating from the order of the books written by Julia Quinn.
'Black Mirror' confirmed to return on Netflix with sixth season
by Kristofer Purnell - May 17, 2022 - 1:07pm
The planned sixth season of "Black Mirror" is currently undergoing its casting process and is expected to have more episodes than its last season.
Singapore's ASTONS Specialities comes to the Philippines
by Kristofer Purnell - May 17, 2022 - 12:21pm
ASTONS Specialities, the popular Singaporean restaurant that offers affordable Western cuisine, has crossed the sea and landed in the Philippines to share to Filipinos its finest dishes.
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