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Peque Gallaga, among Philippine cinema's greats, dies

May 07, 2020 - 1:28 PM

The legendary director's body of work reads like a collection of Philippine cinema's classics

FULL LIST: Nominees for Luna Awards 2019

Nov 13, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'Signal Rock' and 'Liway' lead this year's awards

LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards for Television 2019

Oct 14, 2019 - 1:28 PM

'The General's Daughter' wins Best Primetime TV Series

Who is the Filipino? Inside the Philippines' entertainment industry

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:58 PM

Theirs isn't always a glamorous – or even decent – world

Jerrold Tarog takes over as 'Darna' director

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Director Erik Matti has exited the project, citing 'creative differences' with the film outfit

NEW DIRECTOR. Jerrold Tarog is set to direct 'Darna.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

It's a different James Reid, Nadine Lustre in 'Never Not Love You'

Mar 23, 2018 - 1:20 PM

From romantic-comedy films, JaDine gets serious in the movie directed by Antoinette Jadaone

Nadine Lustre (left) and James Reid (right) during the movie 'Never Not Love You'press conference at the Fishermall on March 17, Saturday. Jay Ganzon/

FULL LIST: The nominees for the 9th PMPC Star Awards for Music

Feb 25, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Julie Anne San Jose, Alden Richards, and Michael Pangilinan lead this year's music nominees

Last 4 movies for MMFF 2017 announced

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:02 PM

'Deadma Walking,' 'Siargao,' 'Haunted Forest' and 'Ang Larawan' will join the film festival line up in December

What's The Big Idea? 'Smaller and Smaller Circles': From book to movie

Sep 28, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Film producer Ria Limjap and director Raya Martin talk to Coco Alcuaz about the joys and challenges of adapting the novel 'Smaller and Smaller Circles' for the big screen

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 6, 2017

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 AM

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MMFF announces first 4 official entries for 2017 festival

Jun 30, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Coco Martin s Ang Panday and Vice Ganda s superhero film The Revengers will be part of the film festival

5 Films that take you around PH

Mar 03, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Need ideas on where to head next? Be inspired to travel the Philippines from north to south with these local films

FULL LIST: Nominees, PMPC Star Awards for Television 2016

Oct 10, 2016 - 4:08 PM

ABS CBN shows FPJ’S Ang Probinsyano Dolce Amore are up for honors this year See the full list of nominees here

DOLE: Maximum 12 hours a day for movie, TV industry workers

Apr 30, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Workers and talents shall not work for over 8 hours in a day says a DOLE advisory If required to work beyond that they can only do so for a maximum of 12 hours

WORK HOURS. Members of the media industry speak up about working hours following the death of directors Wenn Deramas and Francis Pasion

Chiz Escudero to file bill on 12-hour workday for TV, movie workers

Mar 16, 2016 - 6:09 PM

The vice presidential candidate seeks to fill the gap in the Labor Code that doesn t provide normal hours of work for these employees

12-HOUR WORK DAYS. Vice presidential candidate Francis 'Chiz' Escudero says he will file a bill that will ensure a 12-hour workday for media employees

Directors, actors speak out vs long movie, TV working hours

Mar 11, 2016 - 8:37 PM

2nd UPDATE Industry members voice out their thoughts on the media working hours following the deaths of directors Francis Pasion and Wenn Deramas

WORK HOURS. Members of the media industry speak up about working hours following the death of directors Wenn Deramas and Francis Pasion

FULL LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2016

Mar 07, 2016 - 12:07 AM

Bambanti and Felix Manalo are honored at the 2016 PMPC Star Awards for Movies

IT'S A TIE. Piolo Pascual and Dennis Trillo both win best actor at the PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2016. Rappler photo

It’s not traffic: MMDA’s hold on film fest is illegal

Jan 12, 2016 - 6:16 PM

If the traffic agency continues to operate the Metro Manila Film Festival we should call it as the Metro Manila Dictatorship Authority

'A Second Chance' is the all-time highest grossing Filipino film

Dec 20, 2015 - 6:59 PM

The movie earns a record breaking P556 million worldwide

'A SECOND CHANCE. John Lloyd-Cruz and Bea Alonzo are at the premier of the movie, which is now the highest grossing Filipino film of all time. 'Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Maria Ozawa on PH showbiz career, leaving the porn industry

Jun 23, 2015 - 5:25 PM

This is the beginning of my projects in the Philippines says former adult film star Maria Ozawa

Movie reviews: All 5 Sinag Maynila films

Mar 22, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Movie reviewer Oggs Cruz takes a look at each of the 5 films

The 5 films: Sinag Maynila film festival 2015

Mar 18, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Let s take a look at each film you can watch at Sinag Maynila

15 best and worst PH TV and movie boyfriends

Feb 14, 2015 - 4:52 PM

Mahal kita pero slight lang Cringe

TAKE YOUR PICK. Who's your favorite leading man? Screengrabs from YouTube

[MMFF 2014]: ‘Feng Shui 2’ Review: Twice the tedium

Dec 29, 2014 - 6:40 PM

Feng Shui 2 is never truly scary never truly funny and more importantly never truly entertaining writes movie reviewer Oggs Cruz

The Nora Aunor story

Jul 02, 2014 - 8:15 AM

The President does not recognize how amazing the Nora Aunor story is because his own narrative is so far removed from it

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Reform the movie and TV industry and save the country

Jun 16, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Scoundrels and self promoters should not hide behind the work of their more talented and ethical colleagues

‘My Illegal Wife’ Review: A film worth forgetting

Jun 12, 2014 - 5:15 PM

It becomes particularly difficult to laugh at the punchlines when the characters delivering them aren’t anything to joke about writes movie reviewer Zig Marasigan

MY ILLEGAL WIFE. Stars Zanjoe Marudo and Pokwang. Screengrab from YouTube

PMPC, Vice Ganda speak out on vote buying allegations

Mar 12, 2014 - 7:17 PM

The results are final uncontestable and sacred says the Philippine Movie Press Club in response to vote buying allegations

CLEAN CONSCIENCE. In this file photo, Vice Ganda waves to fans from the 'Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy' float at the MMFF parade in December. Photo by Karen dela Fuente/Rappler

‘Third Eye’ Review: A vision of inconsistency

Mar 02, 2014 - 11:50 AM

Third Eye ultimately suffers from B grade characters that end up distracting from the film’s more original ideas says entertainment writer Zig Marasigan

Scarred by traumatic childhood events, Mylene (Carla Abellana) unwittingly gains the ability to see the dead. Screengrab from YouTube

‘Bride for Rent’ Review: Falling Back on Formula

Jan 19, 2014 - 5:12 PM

Will you be catching Bride for Rent ? Zig Marasigan weighs in on the romantic comedy

BRIDE FOR RENT. Kim Chiu and Xian Lim star in the romantic comedy from Star Cinema. Screengrab from YouTube, ABSstarcinema

ABS-CBN and GMA, Coco and Sir Chief tie for Star Awards

Nov 26, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Media behemoths awarded during the Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards for Television

BEST DRAMA ACTOR. Coco Martin entertaining a fan. All photos by Marga Deona

The Shortlist: October 5-12

Oct 05, 2013 - 10:10 AM

Here s your weekly list of creative diversions

GMA-7 defends 'My Husband's Lover'

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:08 PM

GMA Network says it produced the show with utmost prudence and in good taste

DON'T HATE. GMA reacts to CBCP's statement about television show "My Husband's Lover." Photo from the My Husband's Lover Facebook page

Kris Aquino to go on temporary leave

Apr 17, 2013 - 7:01 PM

ABS CBN understands Kris’ dedication to being a good mother to her children Josh and Bimby

WORK-LIFE BALANCE. 'Kris will again face her responsibilities to the Kapamilyas who continuously believe in her and support her and she will fulfill her contractual commitments with ABS-CBN without sacrificing her duties as a mother.' Photo from the Kris Aquino Official Fan Page on Facebook

The trial of Kris Aquino

Mar 27, 2013 - 9:16 AM

To Kris Aquino the highest court in the land is not the judiciary It is the national public in the courtroom built by the national media

Sarah G, John Lloyd film opens Holy Week

Mar 25, 2013 - 2:47 PM

It Takes a Man and a Woman is an expected Holy Week hit showing in all theaters on March 30

BACK TO THRILL FANS ANEW. John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo at the press conference of their latest movie, 'It Takes a Man and a Woman.' It will open in Philippine theaters on March 30. All photos by Erickson dela Cruz

IN PHOTOS: PMPC Star Awards for Movies

Mar 11, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Here are almost a hundred EXCLUSIVE photos from that star studded night

BEAUTIFUL AND GRATEFUL. Angel Locsin won the coveted Best Actress award for 'One More Try.' All photos by Erickson dela Cruz

WINNERS: 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies

Mar 10, 2013 - 8:36 PM

Here is the winners list updated as the event unfolds

STARS' NIGHT. Iza Calzado, along with Piolo Pascual and Kim Chiu, hosts the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies. Photo by

HIGHLIGHTS: PMPC Star Awards for Movies

Mar 10, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Rappler brings you the event as it happens at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo Quezon City

THORN AMONG THE ROSES. Piolo Pascual will host the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies alongside Iza Calzado and Kim Chiu. Photo from the Piolo Pascual Facebook page

Iza, Piolo host 29th Star Awards for Movies

Mar 09, 2013 - 7:26 PM

Iza Calzado Piolo Pascual and Kim Chiu will host the Star Awards for Movies that honors the best Filipino films of 2012

STARS' NIGHT. Iza Calzado, along with Piolo Pascual and Kim Chiu, will host the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies. Photo by

‘Metro Manila’ competes in Sundance Film Festival

Dec 26, 2012 - 12:08 PM

Metro Manila will compete against 11 other films in the World Cinematic Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Festival

(Some of the) Best movies of 2012

Dec 25, 2012 - 9:30 AM

There could have been close to a hundred excellent or favorite films this past year that have graced local theaters via regular screenings or extraordinary filmfests Here are just 10 of them

PHOTOS: 26th PMPC Star Awards

Nov 22, 2012 - 6:07 PM

Here is the complete list of winners

BEAUTIFUL PRESENTER. Ruffa Gutierrez presents an award at the 26th PMPC Star Awards for Television. All photos by Erickson dela Cruz