Star Cinema-Kinetek co-production set for May 29 release MANILA — Much has been told about the legacy of Manuel L. Quezon, but little awareness, it seems, has been brought to an “act of humanity” of the late former president, which today resonates through the distinguishing hospitality of Filipinos. That lesser-known fact unfolded in the 1930s, when millions of persecuted Jews sought to flee the Holocaust. Thousands of miles away from Europe, the Philippines was an unlikely refuge for the Jewish people — and yet it became one, through the resolve Quezon. “Quezon’s Game,” a film inspired by the president’s open-door policy to welcome the displaced Jews, chronicles the challenges and the triumph of that political — and moral — undertaking. Matthew Rosen, the Jewish filmmaker behind what he referred to as a “passion project,” had set out to share this chapter of the Philippines to the mainstream audience as early as … [Read more...] about News Why ‘Quezon’s Game’ will make Filipinos proud
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Liza Soberano, Ogie Diaz: New Darna should be a new girl Jan Milo Severo (Agence France-Presse) - May 8, 2019 - 1:29pm MANILA, Philippines — If Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano and her manager, Ogie Diaz, would have their way, they think the actress that should replace Liza as Darna should be a “new face.” In his Facebook account, Ogie said it is better and more exciting if the new Darna movie will be the first to introduce the actress to showbiz. “Actually, mas maganda kung bagong mukha para fresh at mas exciting. Kasi, kung dati nang mukha ang magiging Darna, nakita na ng mga tao kung paano 'yon umarte. Kung new face naman, kaya namang i-train yan sa akting at sa fight scenes, pero yung mukha niya, doon pa lang sa Darna makikita,” Ogie wrote. “Na malakas sana ang dating. Yung pag tiningnan mo siya ng mga 5 seconds, pagpikit mo, kaya mo pa ring i-drawing sa isip mo ang itsura … [Read more...] about Liza Soberano, Ogie Diaz: New Darna should be a new girl
‘Nailed it’: Nadine Lustre earns praises for shouting ‘Darna’ Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - May 8, 2019 - 11:38am MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Nadine Lustre has been lauded by fans after a video of her shouting “Darna” went viral on Tuesday night. The video shows Nadine asking fellow Viva Artist Donnalyn Bartolome for the stone that transforms the plain Jane Narda into the superhero Darna. “Ding, ang bato!” Nadine told Donnalyn, who pretended to be Darna’s sidekick in the video posted in Donnalyn’s YouTube channel. Donnalyn then seemingly handed a magical stone to Nadine, who then swallowed it and shouted “Darna!” An animated lightning then appeared, then Darna's headgear appeared on Nadine’s head, followed by an excerpt from Kamikazee's hit "Narda" song, the soundtrack of Angel Locsin's "Darna" TV series in GMA. … [Read more...] about ‘Nailed it’: Nadine Lustre earns praises for shouting ‘Darna’
WATCH: Is Maymay Entrata ready to become Darna? Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - May 6, 2019 - 7:42pm MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Maymay Entrata believed this is not her time to suit up the iconic Darna costume. During the press conference of “Hiwaga ng Kambat,” her new fantaserye with on-screen partner Edward Barber, Maymay said she will choose to become Darna’s sidekick instead. “Siguro mas pipiliin ko po sidekick muna. Para siyempre ‘pag may mga bagong hindi ka pa alam, dapat po talaga munang matutunan bago mo makuha ‘yung ultimate na superhero,” Maymay said. Fans of the teen actress have already asked Maymay in her live video on Instagram if there is a possibility that she will portray the superhero role. Recently, ABS-CBN’s movie production company Star Cinema has opened the audition for the next Darna to the public. — … [Read more...] about WATCH: Is Maymay Entrata ready to become Darna?
‘Darna’ auditions opened to the public Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - May 2, 2019 - 11:17am MANILA, Philippines — ABS-CBN’s movie production company Star Cinema has opened the audition for the next superhero Darna to the public. In its social media accounts, Star Cinema posted a video calling interested applicants for audition on May 4 and 5 at 10 a.m. at the ABS-CBN Audience Entrance in Quezon City. “WHO IS THE NEXT DARNA? The search is ON!” Star Cinema captioned the video posted on their social media accounts. Star Cinema, in collaboration with Star Magic and Star Hunt, are looking for females aged 20 to 25 years old, at least 5'5” in height, fluent in Tagalog, physically fit and with acting experience. In an interview with TV Patrol, Star Cinema managing director Olivia Lamasan claimed that former beauty queens, athletes, and Star Magic talents have so far … [Read more...] about ‘Darna’ auditions opened to the public