THE Cinemalaya Foundation has announced the finalists for the Short Film Category for the 2014 Cinemalaya Competition. The 10 finalists in the Short Film Category are the following:  “Asan si Lolo Me” by Sari Estrada; “Lola” by Kevin Ang; Indayog ng Nayatamak” by Joris Fernandez; “Eyeball” by Thop Nazareno; “Padulong sa Pinuy-Anan” (Going Home) by Fedwelyn Villarba Sabolboro; “The Ordinary Things We Do” by David R. Corpuz; “Nakabibinging Kadiliman” by Paolo O’Hara; “Mga Ligaw na […]

‘Frozen’ soundtrack ices competition again on Billboard 200

(Reuters) – “Frozen,” the soundtrack to Disney’s $1 billion-grossing animated film, on Wednesday earned its 13th nonconsecutive week atop the Billboard 200 album chart, selling nearly twice the number of copies as its nearest challenger. The soundtrack, which has ridden on the success of the film and its lead single “Let It Go,” sold 106,000 copies last week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The album has sold 2.6 million copies since its release […]

ABC extends Jimmy Kimmel late-night show for two more years

(Reuters) – Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” has been extended for two more years, ABC said on Tuesday, sealing the late-night line-ups across the main U.S. networks for the next few years. Kimmel, 46, has presided over the show for 11 seasons. He moved to an earlier, high-visibility 11:35 p.m. time slot in January 2013, where ratings increased despite head-to-head competition from veteran David Letterman on CBS and NBC’s “Tonight Show,” which […]

‘Spider-Man 2’ catches $92 million to kick off summer movie season

(Reuters) – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” a sequel about the web-slinging superhero, snared $92 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales over the weekend, taking the top spot on movie box office charts at the start of Hollywood’s lucrative summer blockbuster season. The big-budget, effects-filled movie starring Andrew Garfield is expected to rank as one of the year’s highest-grossing films. With international sales, it has rung up nearly $370 million around the globe through Sunday, […]

Singer Chris Brown in jail for at least another week, judge says

(Reuters) – A Los Angeles judge on Thursday said R&B singer Chris Brown will remain in jail for at least another week as the pop star deals with dual cases on both sides of the country. Brown, who will now spend his 25th birthday on May 5 behind bars, has been held since March 14 after his dismissal from a rehabilitation center violated the terms of his court-ordered treatment related to his 2009 assault of […]

EBC’s Anchors and Programs Receive Recognition and Awards in 22nd KBP Golden Dove Awards

Once again, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) gave awards and recognition, honoring members of the media for their commitment to public service. Various programs and personalities of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation received nominations at the recently held 22nd KBP Golden Dove Awards, and two of them garnered awards. NET 25’s public service program, “Aprub,” won the award for “Best Public Service Program for Television,” while Angelo Palmones, newscaster for Net 25’s “Agila Balita […]

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher lead cast of new ‘Star Wars’ film

(Reuters) – Harrison Ford will lead returning and rising stars, including Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis and Oscar Isaac, for the anticipated new “Star Wars: Episode VII” film, Walt Disney Co and Lucasfilm said on Tuesday. Ford, Fisher and Hamill, who were rumored to be returning to director J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the franchise, will be joined by the series’ original stars Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2). Ford played […]

A Minute With: Sam Claflin on horror, heroes and ‘Hunger Games’

(Reuters) – Sam Claflin has fought pirates, fallen in love with Snow White and participated in a “Hunger Games” battle-to-the-death, but in his latest film, the British actor takes on the frightening consequences of the supernatural. “The Quiet Ones,” out in U.S. theaters on Friday, sees Claflin play Brian, a cameraman hired to document “the experiment,” where an Oxford professor tries to make a young girl manifest a supernatural being that haunts her. The role […]

Stephen Colbert pays visit to new ‘Late Show’ home

(Reuters) – Stephen Colbert dropped in on David Letterman’s late night CBS talk show, the “Late Show” on Tuesday, to get a glimpse of the rigors of the high-profile job he will take over in 2015. “He just stopped by to sign the lease,” Letterman said of his successor in his opening monologue. Continuing the passing-of-the-torch theme, the host quipped, “You look right at home,” as Colbert took his seat. In a nod to Letterman’s […]

Miss America defends student suspended for asking her to prom

By Chris Francescani NEW YORK Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:40pm EDT (Reuters) – Miss America has suggested officials at a Pennsylvania high school reconsider their decision to suspend a student for approaching her at a school assembly and asking her to be his prom date, the beauty queen said on Saturday. The disciplinary action taken by school administrators in York against the 18-year-old senior made national headlines, and generated sympathy for the young man on […]