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‘Honor Thy Father’ disqualification: The beginning of the MMFF’s end?

It seems the Metro Manila Film Festival’s (MMFF) disqualification of Erik Matti’s acclaimed film Honor Thy Father from its Best Picture race last month has turned out to be a good thing.

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Pia wows in US media tour

First, she won the Miss Universe 2015 crown over 79 candidates from around the world. Now, it looks like Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach has won over the American broadcast media.

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German Moreno, 82

The Philippine entertainment industry was plunged into mourning after beloved comedian and television host German “Kuya Germs” Moreno died of cardiac arrest at 3:20 a.m. on Friday. He was 82. 

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AP: ‘Star Wars’ 2015’s top entertainer

By Derrik J. Lang / The Associated Press Los Angeles—Star Wars isn’t just strong. It’s unstoppable. 

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‘Carol’, ‘Mad Max’ lead AP’s top 10 movies of the year

Associated Press film writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr’s favorite movies of the year span blockbusters, arthouse films and, yes, even Star Wars.

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MMFF disqualifies ‘Honor Thy Father’; filmmakers, supporters cry foul

By Alvin I. Dacanay Another scandal is shaking, rattling and rolling the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). 

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Stories still rule at CineFilipino

The CineFilipino film festival, organized by Unitel Productions in partnership with the MVP Group of Companies, promises to offer from February 2 to 8, 2016 a fresh spin on independent or “indie” films: more moving stories and a wider range of genres.

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Philippines’s Miss U bet Wurtzbach: Can she win?

That question—or a variation of it—will be on the minds of beauty pageant-crazy Filipinos on Monday morning (Manila time), when Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach competes with 79 other women from around the world for the title of Miss Universe.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is fun fan service

Review by Lindsey Bahr / The Associated Press J.J. Abrams may not elevate the language of Star Wars, but he sure is fluent in it. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is no more and no less than the movie that made us love it in the first place. In fact, it’s basically the same thing. Isn’t that what we all wanted, …

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A good man named Charley

On Tuesday, some in the Philippine theater community will remember one of their own who passed away prematurely on that day, 20 years ago. His name: Carlos “Charley” B. dela Paz Jr. He was a member of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) who wrote and acted in a number of the company’s socially conscious plays in the 1980s and …

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