Liza Diño calls for more funding for local entertainment industry instead of K-drama ban

Anne Pasajol 10/25/2022

Liza Diño stressed the need of the local entertainment industry for more funding to produce “better-quality content,” as she spoke up against the idea of banning Korean dramas in the country. The former Film Development Council of…

Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ underwhelms with $51 million debut as ‘Jurassic World’ stays no. 1

Reuters 06/20/2022

LOS ANGELES — To infinity and beyond? Not exactly. “Lightyear,” a spinoff story set in Pixar’s “Toy Story” universe, fell short of that boundless milestone in its box office debut, collecting a lackluster $51 million from 4,255…

Cebu City apprehensive about reopening cinemas for now

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is apprehensive about reopening the cinemas even if the Interagency Task Force (IATF) has already allowed so for areas under the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). Councilor Philip Zafra, who has…

Mandaue City Hall employees warned: No gadgets, K-dramas, movies during work hours

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The use of social media sites, games, watching movies and K-drama series by Mandaue city hall and other government employees is strictly prohibited during office hours.  In the memorandum dated January 21, 2021,…

EOC asks Cebu City mayor not to allow reopening of cinemas yet

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is appealing to Mayor Edgardo Labella not to allow the reopening of cinemas yet as there is still a high risk for community transmission of coronavirus…

Simple things you can do at home for self-care

Immae Lachica 03/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— In our generation today, we often think and feel for others first that we tend to forget to take care of ourselves. Taking care of ourselves doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to spend so…

In 2019, the box office belonged to Disney

AP 01/01/2020

NEW YORK — Every movie year offers up a parade of hits and flops. But in 2019, no winner was in the same galaxy as the Walt Disney Co. And the biggest loser might have been anyone…

‘Joker’ sets October box-office record for Thursday showings

10/05/2019

LOS ANGELES — “Joker” is getting the first laugh on its debut weekend, scoring an October box-office record with $13.3 million earned in Thursday night showings. Warner Bros. released the figures Friday morning. “Joker” unseated “Venom,” which…

KIDS WATCH FOR FREE AT SM CINEMAS

PR 08/03/2019

Great news for kids and parents! Now, kids and kids at heart can have a more exciting time seeing a movie with SM Cinema’s Kids Watch for Free!  SM Cinema’s Kids Watch For Free gives a complimentary…

“INDAK” MALL TOUR & PREMIERE NIGHT SET IN SM

PR 08/02/2019

Dance musical film directed by Paul Basinillo, Indak, is set to hold its red carpet premiere night in SM City Cebu cinema on August 6. Nadine Lustre is starring in a new dance musical called Indak. This…

Netflix shares slide on disappointing subscriber growth

07/18/2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix shares plunged in after-hours trade Wednesday after its quarterly update showed weaker-than-expected subscriber growth for the streaming television sector leader. Netflix said it added 2.7 million new subscribers worldwide in the April-June period,…

Movies to open Fridays starting July 12

06/27/2019

Starting on the second week of July, movies will open on a Friday instead of its current premiere on Wednesdays, with students paying only P200 for movie tickets, instead of the full rate. “The switching of the…

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