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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Westlife returns to Manila for 'Wild Dreams Tour'
by Kristofer Purnell - May 24, 2022 - 6:31pm
The Irish boyband Westlife is coming back to the Philippines for a tour of their newest album and their greatest hits.
Chris Pratt welcomes second baby with wife Katherine Schwarzenegger
by Kristofer Purnell - May 24, 2022 - 5:16pm
Actor Chris Pratt and his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger have welcomed the birth of their second daughter, almost two years after their first child together.
Andrew Garfield, Zendaya, Oprah among TIME's 100 Most Influential 2022
by Kristofer Purnell - May 24, 2022 - 5:08pm
TIME Magazine has released its 100 Most Influential People list for 2022, with figures varying from artists to innovators and celebrities to politicians.
Fil-Am Vanessa Hudgens to host 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards
by Kristofer Purnell - May 24, 2022 - 4:12pm
Filipino-American actress Vanessa Hudgens, famous for her breakout role in "High School Musical," has been tapped to host the 2022 edition of the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Natalie Portman, Christian Bale take center stage in 'Thor: Love and Thunder ' official trailer
by Kristofer Purnell - May 24, 2022 - 2:31pm
After a brief glimpse in the teaser trailer, Natalie Portman's Jane Foster was given an even better look as The Mighty Thor opposite Chris Hemsworth in the newly released official trailer for "Thor: Love and Th...
FDCP launches program to intensify global distribution of Filipino films
by Kristofer Purnell - May 24, 2022 - 2:24pm
The Film Development Council of the Philippines has launched its UniPhilippines program in a bid for more distributors to carry more Filipino films in international theaters.
Tom Cruise ramps up action further in 'Mission: Impossible 7' trailer
by Kristofer Purnell - May 24, 2022 - 2:06pm
Fresh from dogfights in "Top Gun: Maverick," Tom Cruise steps back into another iconic character of his in Ethan Hunt as "Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One" sets up a brand new dangerous...
Heart Evangelista taps into interior design for RLC Residences' 'Love Marie Designs'
by Kristofer Purnell - May 21, 2022 - 1:05pm
Fashion icon Heart Evangelista revealed her collaboration with RLC Residences, "Love Marie Designs," as a way to encourage individuals to not only purchase condo spaces for the future but to also design them according...
Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Philippine Movies' Susan Roces
by Kristofer Purnell - May 21, 2022 - 12:00pm
Numerous celebrities and artists have offered tributes and condolences for the "Queen of Philippine Movies" Susan Roces, who passed away Friday night at the age of 80.
A timeless Tom Cruise takes flight again: 'Top Gun: Maverick' review
by Kristofer Purnell - May 21, 2022 - 11:14am
"Top Gun: Maverick" doesn't just raise the level for military jets and dogfights onscreen, it zeroes in on the titular character and how he must come to terms with the position he has, been given, and potentially...
New 'Daredevil' series reportedly headed to Disney+
by Kristofer Purnell - May 20, 2022 - 5:40pm
Disney is looking to take full advantage of their properties as reports show that Marvel may give "Daredevil" another go, this time on the megastudio's growing streaming platform.
Seventh season of 'Riverdale' will be its last
by Kristofer Purnell - May 20, 2022 - 5:04pm
It's time to begin saying farewell to Archie, Jughead and the rest of the gang as "Riverdale" is set to wrap things up in its seventh and final season.
Margot Robbie to star in 'Ocean's Eleven' prequel
by Kristofer Purnell - May 20, 2022 - 4:50pm
An Olympic ice skater, Queen Elizabeth, a famous doll, and now a heist woman — Margot Robbie is widening her range.
'Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Zone' releases brand new teaser trailer, release date
by Kristofer Purnell - May 20, 2022 - 4:31pm
The Korean adaptation of Netflix's hit series "La Casa de Papel," globally known as "Money Heist," has dropped a brand new teaser trailer featuring a new gang in familiar red jumpsuits.
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.
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