Monthly Archives: April 2016

THE PRIME OF LUCHI CRUZ-VALDEZ

TV Notes THE PRIME OF LUCHI CRUZ-VALDEZ By Pablo A. Tariman In this noonday presscon while she faces a gaggle of media men, News5 chief Luchi Cruz-Valdez looks like a character from the Sydney Lumet film, “Network” as she bares … Continue reading

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A GLIMPSE OF THE ARTS FOR THE MILLENNIALS

Film Notes A GLIMPSE OF THE ARTS FOR THE MILLENNIALS By Pablo A. Tariman If there is one positive thing that you can say about “High Strung,” it is the fact that the movie gives young people a quick glimpse … Continue reading

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YOUNG TENOR ELECTRIFIES ISLANDERS

View From The Wing YOUNG TENOR ELECTRIFIES ISLANDERS By Pablo A. Tariman VIRAC, CATANDUANES – With passing vehicles blaring election jingles occasionally intruding into the concert venue, tenor Nomher Nival with pianist Gabriel Paguirigan had a triumphant island debut Saturday … Continue reading

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UNBOUND WITH MARION AUNOR

Entertainment UNBOUND WITH MARION AUNOR By Pablo A. Tariman On this late afternoon setting as you bravely battle the simmering heat that felt like 50 degrees Celsius, Marion Aunor is in the middle of a video shoot in a warehouse-turned-video … Continue reading

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THE PINOY SUPERHERO AS EVERYMAN

TV Notes THE PINOY SUPERHERO AS EVERYMAN by Pablo A. Tariman The rescue scenes in the new teleserye, “My Super D” are familiar and the bumbling super-hero-to-be played by Dominic Ochoa looks like a character from an early edition of … Continue reading

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NO FURY LIKE A LOVER SCORNED

Film Notes NO FURY LIKE A LOVER SCORNED by Pablo A. Tariman With the vague title and a one-liner after, it is easy to see what “Echorsis: Sabunutan Between Good and Evil” is all about. The “sabunutan” (hair pulling) part … Continue reading

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YOUNG PRIZEWINNERS CLOSE CATANDUANES MUSIC FEST APRIL 23

YOUNG PRIZEWINNERS CLOSE CATANDUANES MUSIC FEST APRIL 23 by Pablo A. Tariman Tenor Nomher Nival and pianist Gabriel Allan Paguirigan will showcase their own brand of musical collaboration when they close the 2016 Catanduanes Summer Music Festival on Saturday, April … Continue reading

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EPY QUIZON AND A ROLE OF A LIFETIME

Film Notes EPY QUIZON AND A ROLE OF A LIFETIME by Pablo A. Tariman Actor Epy Quizon and director Ken Kwek strike a very comfortable pose in this noonday presscon at the Viva Films cozy board room. The director breaks … Continue reading

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IN THE REALM OF THE SUPERNATURAL

Film Notes IN THE REALM OF THE SUPERNATURAL by Pablo A. Tariman Mark Meily’s first horror film touching on the supernatural is my film choice of the week. One figures it is an indie film but watching its first few … Continue reading

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ALL THE SCAM QUEEN’S ALLIES

Film Notes ALL THE SCAM QUEEN’S ALLIES by Pablo A. Tariman There is one thing that will strike you when you watch Adolf Alix, Jr.’s “Whistleblower.” The story is over familiar and so are the characters. But in the film’s … Continue reading

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