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'Hello, Love, Goodbye' breaks record as highest-grossing PH film – Star Cinema

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:28 AM

It breaks the record of another Kathryn-starrer that was also directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina: 'The Hows of Us'

RECORD-BREAKER. Kathryn Bernardo has starred in the two highest-grossing Filipino films of all time. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LOOK: Star Cinema opens 'Darna' auditions to the public

May 01, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Open auditions are set for May 4 and 5

OPEN AUDITIONS. Who will be the next Darna? Screenshot from ABS-CBN's Facebook

Star Cinema working on new 'Magic Temple' movie

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:20 PM

And it's going international through a partnership between ABS-CBN Films and Singapore-based Cre8 Productions

MAGIC TEMPLE GOES INTERNATIONAL. ABS-CBN Films will be working with a Singapore-based production company for the new 'Magic Temple' flick. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

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

This is the greatest lesson Bea Alonzo has learned from her own movies

May 16, 2018 - 9:00 PM

'Naisip ko I was really literally begging for someone to stay in my life,' Bea says in an interview with Rappler

Bea Alonzo, Paulo Avelino, Derek Ramsay on marriage and settling down

May 15, 2018 - 10:01 PM

Bea Alonzo, Derek, Ramsay, and Paulo Avelino share their thoughts on the importance of marriage

Photo Pre del Valle

WATCH: Bea Alonzo recreates her most iconic movie lines

May 10, 2018 - 5:31 PM

At the dawn of Star Cinema's 25th year, Bea Alonzo reads out her most famous lines

Coming soon? The Angelica Panganiban-Carlo Aquino reunion movie you wanted

Apr 26, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Film maker Dan Villegas shares on Instagram a screen test for an upcoming Angelica Panganiban-Carlo Aquino movie

Kris Aquino visits ABS-CBN, announces Star Cinema movie

Apr 20, 2018 - 1:26 PM

The Queen of All Media is set to do a movie with Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto

SHE'S BACK. Kris Aquino announces – via online livestream – that she's doing a movie with Star Cinema. Screenshot from Kris Aquino's Facebook live

ABS-CBN net income down 20% to P2.26 billion in 1st 9 months

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:55 PM

But the media conglomerate's net income for the 3rd quarter of the year stands at P1.01 billion, up 38% from the same quarter last year

Why Aga Muhlach couldn’t say no to ‘Seven Sundays’

Oct 07, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Aga talks about returning to the big screen, plus his relationship with co-stars Dingdong Dantes, Enrique Gil, and Cristine Reyes

ABS-CBN begins cinema management as part of DoubleDragon partnership

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The media giant opens two of the 10 planned cinemas it will operate in DoubleDragon Properties CityMalls

Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN

Is Pia Wurtzbach ready for MMFF film with Vice, Daniel Padilla?

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Pia talks about her preparations for the movie

MOVIE PREPARATIONS. Pia Wurtzbach says she is doing acting workshops to prepare herself for the MMFF movie. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach, Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla to co-star in movie

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:19 PM

The Star Cinema movie will be directed by Joyce Bernal

WATCH: Richard Gutierrez is a vampire in 'La Luna Sangre'

Jun 01, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Richard Gutierrez is now signed with ABS CBN

Richard Gutierrez, Angel Locsin to reunite in upcoming film

May 09, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Angelica Panganiban will co star with the former onscreen couple in the Nuel Naval movie

ABS-CBN to complete 2 new sound stages in 2017

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:55 PM

We re pretty excited about it because it really changes the game in terms of production quality and production efficiency says ABS CBN chief strategy officer Raymund Miranda

Angel Locsin bids goodbye to 'Darna'

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:21 AM

I now entrust the reins to the next lucky lady who will have the time of her life portraying the role Angel says

Angel Locsin won't be playing 'Darna'

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:14 PM

Star Cinema s Malou Santos confirms that Angel will no longer play the role due to health reasons

MMFF 2016: 5 things to know about 'Vince and Kath and James'

Dec 21, 2016 - 4:20 PM

What is a text serye ? Julia Barretto Ronnie Alonte and Joshua Garcia star in a modern romantic movie based on an online series

‘Always Be My Maybe’ review: Romance done right

Feb 26, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Always Be My Maybe is that clever romance that actually spends time and effort in establishing why its would be lovers are perfect for each other writes movie critic Oggs Cruz

Screengrab from YouTube/ABS-CBN Star Cinema

John Lloyd Cruz, Jennylyn Mercado to star in upcoming movie

Feb 08, 2016 - 6:57 PM

This is the first project of the two together under Star Cinema

Star Cinema, Ai-Ai delas Alas fight over MMFF 2015 No 1 claim

Jan 11, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Ai Ai delas Alas doubts that Star Cinema earned the most in the MMFF 2015 because she says that they cheated

NUMBER ONE. Star Cinema reps lash back at Ai-Ai delas Alas after she says that their claim  that they earned the most in the MMFF 2015 is a lie. Photo courtesy of Star Cinema, Screengrab from YouTube

WATCH: Vilma Santos, Angel Locsin star in 'Everything About Her'

Jan 03, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The movie directed by Joyce Bernal also stars Xian Lim

'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

Angel Locsin leaves 'Darna' movie project

Oct 26, 2015 - 10:47 PM

Angel bows out of the film for health reasons

Derek Ramsay opens up about reconciliation with ABS-CBN

Aug 11, 2015 - 10:48 AM

‘…may malaking tinik na natanggal sa puso ko ’ Derek says

Gretchen Barretto talks about her 'mistress' movie role

Aug 17, 2014 - 10:19 PM

How did Gretchen react when she was offered the role and what does she think about her upcoming project?

Angel Locsin to return as ‘Darna’ in new movie

Jun 27, 2014 - 3:29 PM

The actress previously played the superhero character created by Mars Ravelo in 2005

ABS-CBN reports 7%-hike in Q1 net earnings

May 15, 2014 - 3:26 PM

The multimedia giant says its strong first quarter performance is due to its film business global distribution and pay TV networks


‘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

Just one of too many: 'She's the One'

Oct 26, 2013 - 12:41 PM

Despite the attempts to color the fictional world predictability is still a given in these kinds of romances

HOLLOW HAPPY ENDING. The film’s easy resolution seems a tad too insincere and manufactured. Photo from Star Cinema's Facebook

The buzz on ‘Kung Fu Divas’ director Onat Diaz

Oct 20, 2013 - 6:16 PM

‘The Buzz’ director Onat Diaz is himself a buzz topic of late thanks to his maiden movie

BONGGA KAYO, ’DAY. Writer-director Onat Diaz flanked by his peacock-haired ‘Kung Fu Divas’ lead stars Marian Rivera and Ai Ai De Las Alas. Photo: Raymund Isaac

Dingdong in upcoming Star Cinema film

Sep 11, 2013 - 10:46 PM

For 3rd film with ABS CBN film company Kapuso star gets to know Bea Alonzo

DINGDONG ON A ROLL. With Marian Rivera. Photo from his Facebook

Maricel Soriano, Eugene Domingo reunite in new comedy

Sep 11, 2013 - 4:28 PM

Two masters of dramedy jam in Wenn Deramas Momzillas

'IT'S OUR FILM.' Marya and Uge. Photo from Eugene Domingo's Instagram

Thailand’s highest-grossing film to show in PH

Aug 24, 2013 - 11:38 AM

Mario Maurer stars in chart topping period rom com horror to be shown here care of Star Cinema

HYBRID FILM. Davika Hoorne and Mario Maurer. Photo courtesy of the author

The odyssey of 'OTJ'

Aug 17, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Erik Matti film helps revive long dormant action genre in Philippine cinema

SOCIAL-REALIST ACTION. Gerald Anderson in 'OTJ.' Photo courtesy of Star Cinema

Marian on options, Ai-Ai

Aug 05, 2013 - 7:55 PM

The future is always in motion But Kapuso star has new film with Comedy Queen c o Kapamilya Star Cinema

LOOKING AHEAD. And 'Ate' Ai is wonderful to work with, says 'Kapuso' star. Photo by Rappler

Randy disappointed at Claudine's 'lies'

Aug 01, 2013 - 2:10 PM

Raymart Santiago s eldest brother opens up in his behalf

PIECE OF HIS MIND. 'It's so unfair for Raymart,' laments Randy Santiago. Photo from his Facebook page

'Ekstra' a big hit on premiere night

Jul 29, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Warm reception erases Star for All Season s jitters about her first indie

BIG NIGHT FOR VILMA. The Star for All Seasons with her family. Photo from Ekstra's Facebook page

MMFF 2013 aims to revive the spirit of its heyday

Jun 20, 2013 - 3:36 PM

The festival has had its glorious seasons and otherwise in its long and still running narrative which also tells the story of Philippine cinema

PHOTOS: Coco Martin, Julia Montes in 'A Moment in Time'

Feb 12, 2013 - 5:19 PM

The month of hearts would not be complete without a Pinoy Valentine flick

PERFECT COMBINATION. Coco Martin is the 'poor' guy who wins 'rich' girl Julia Montes's heart in Star Cinema's 'A Moment in Time.' All photos by Erickson dela Cruz

One More Try, and then what?

Jan 06, 2013 - 6:09 PM

Here is our take on the controversy surrounding the MMFF Best Picture and Best Screenplay winner

INSPIRED BY A FOREIGN FILM? Perhaps, but there are precedents. Photo from the 'One More Try' Facebook page

Why Piolo Pascual is still hot

Nov 15, 2012 - 5:51 PM

The actor s co stars dish on what makes their Papa P forever sexy

'PAPA P.' Piolo Pascual stars in '24/7 In Love' showing on November 28. All photos by Jerald Uy

HIGHLIGHTS: 'Captive' gala premiere

Sep 03, 2012 - 6:05 PM

RAPPLER s Kai Magsanoc live blogs from the Manila premiere of Brillante Mendoza s latest offering

A GLIMPSE OF A 'Captive' behind-the-scenes moment. The film stars French actress Isabelle Huppert with Filipino actors Angel Aquino, Raymond Bagatsing and Coco Martin, among many others. Photo courtesy of Center Stage Productions (CSP) Co.

Captive: A case for understanding

Aug 31, 2012 - 7:45 PM

People should watch this film for that rare gem that can stop wars and make the world a better place: understanding

A STILL FROM 'CAPTIVE' starring Isabelle Huppert with Ronnie Lazaro, Raymond Bagatsing and Sid Lucero. All movie stills courtesy of Center Stage Productions (CSP) Co.

Brillante Mendoza shares his soul

Aug 21, 2012 - 10:45 AM

After a year of research and hard work the brilliant director is unveiling his latest film to Filipino audiences

FOR BRILLANTE MENDOZA, FILMMAKERS should be biased only to the truth. Photo by Cholo dela Vega. Grooming by Georginna Desuasido.

Film review: 'The Healing'

Aug 12, 2012 - 1:04 PM

The movie much like its star has staying power: it has been in cinemas for almost 3 weeks


[Movies] Where did the laughs go?

Jun 20, 2012 - 2:07 PM

Another review on the movie mirrors fans disappointment in the sequel

THE 1ST IS BETTER — a common reaction of fans after watching this sequel.