A Minute With: Ethan Hawke on lessons from Robin Williams

By Solarina Ho TORONTO Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:29am EDT (Reuters) – It has been more than 25 years since a young Ethan Hawke stepped on his desk to salute his teacher, portrayed by Robin Williams, in “Dead Poets Society.” Hawke, 43, has taken on some 50 roles since and this year received his third Oscar nod for best adapted screenplay for “Before Midnight,” shared with Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy. His 12-year “Boyhood” project […]

Leonardo DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace for climate

UNITED NATIONS Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:49pm EDT (Reuters) – Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, a post he will use to raise awareness about climate change, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. DiCaprio will address a U.N. summit meeting on climate change on Sept. 23, a day before the U.N. General Assembly’s annual gathering of world leaders begins. Many leaders from the 193 […]

George Clooney to receive Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille award

LOS ANGELES Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:19pm EDT (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actor, director and producer George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an honorary Golden Globe for his contribution to cinema, organizers of the event said on Monday. Clooney, 53, one of Hollywood’s leading men on screen and behind the camera, will be honored in January at the Golden Globes Awards, one of the year’s most high-profile awards ceremonies for film and television […]

Navarro’s camp dismayed with Taguig RTC’s decision

Vhong Navarro’s camp was surprised and dismayed with the decision of Taguig Regional Trial Court allowing Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, and Simeon Raz to post bail in the case of serious illegal detention that they were facing. According to Atty. Alma Mallonga, they were surprised with the decision because they were confident of the evidence that they had already presented in court. Navarro’s camp is afraid that after Cornejo, Lee and Raz have posted bail, […]


THE Netherlands-trained double bass player will be the featured artist of the third and last concert of The CCP Special Concert Series in a rare double bass concert on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. The program will feature double bass sonatas and a concerto, a work for three double basses and one for cello and double bass. Jiovanni Tabada received his basic music training in double bass in […]

“Guardians of the Galaxy” continues reign at U.S. box office

(Reuters) — “Guardians of the Galaxy,” already the biggest film of the year, continued its improbable assault on the box office, collecting $10.2 million to lead all films after a month in theaters. Featuring a cast of misfit super heroes that includes a machinegun-toting raccoon, “Guardians” leapt from the pages of Marvel Comics to total $295 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to studio estimates. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was second with $6.5 million […]


THE Alliance Française de Manille (AFM), Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), with the support of the Embassy of France, Rustans, Store Specialists Inc, and Y2K Residence Hotel, proudly present a Francophil project entitled “Me, Myself and Us” by the company Tête d’Enfant, comprised of longtime friends Guillaume Biron, Naël Jammal and Florent Lestage, a circus trio from France on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center […]

Reese Witherspoon takes walk on ‘Wild’ side at Toronto festival

(Reuters) – From the moment Reese Witherspoon tears off a bloodied big toe nail in the opening scene of her new film “Wild,” it is clear the Oscar-winning actress is headed in a new direction. It may be the best move she has made in awhile, offering the normally pretty and perky Witherspoon the chance to play a raw and angry woman venturing into the wilderness on her own, for 1,000 miles with a monster-sized […]