A day to remember at the longest Pop Culture Event in the Philippines: Toy Con Ph

By MJ Racadio Eagle News Service contributor PASAY CITY, Philippines  —  Rain or shine, Toy Con PH invaded Manila last weekend from the 28th to the 30th of June at SM Convention Center in Pasay City. Toy Con PH is the longest pop culture event in the Philippines — showcasing local toy companies to international shows. Those who came to the event were amazed as they got to enjoy the feeling of being young again, […]

Marvel re-releases ‘Avengers’ as box office record looms

  LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Marvel announced plans Tuesday to re-release “Avengers: Endgame” with bonus material in theaters, as the summer’s biggest blockbuster drew agonizingly close to breaking the global box office record. “Endgame” has pulled in $2.749 billion around the world, according to industry watcher Exhibitor Relations — the second-highest haul of all time, trailing James Cameron’s “Avatar” by around $40 million. But from Friday, Marvel hopes to entice die-hard fans back […]

42nd Gawad Urian awards “Best Actor” to Eddie Garcia, honors Gloria Sevilla with “Lifetime Achievement” award

  (Eagle News) — It was a successful awards ceremony for the 42nd Gawad URIAN Awards on June 18, 2019 at the Cine Adarna of UP Film Institute with the country’s best performances in the silver screen honored and recognized. Multi-awarded veteran actor Eddie Garcia won as Best Actor for his moving performance in the movie “ML” where he portrayed the role of a retired Metrocom colonel suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. ML Director Benedict Mique […]

Several senators mourn death of Eddie Garcia

(Eagle News) — Several senators on Thursday, June 20, joined the nation in mourning the passing of Eddie Garcia. “A fine gentleman and great actor,” Senator Sonny Angara said in a Tweet. Senator JV Ejercito agreed, adding “Tito Eddie Garcia” was “an institution in the Philippine film industry” and “one of the nicest persons in showbusiness I have met.” “Isa kang mahalagang haligi ng industriya at naging isang tapat at mabuting kaibigan sa aking ama at […]

GMA Network “deeply mourns” passing of veteran actor Eddie Garcia

(Eagle News) –GMA Network on Thursday, June 20, said it “deeply mourns” the passing of veteran actor Eddie Garcia. The Garcia family spokesperson, Dr. Tony Rebosa, said the actor passed away due to complications from a neck fracture. Garcia had sustained the fracture after reportedly tripping on a wire during taping of an upcoming GMA-7 series “Rosang Agimat.” The actor had been in a coma since the incident took place on June 8. According to […]

Veteran actor Eddie Garcia passes away at 90

  (Eagle News) – Veteran and multi-awarded dramatic actor, Eddie Garcia, passed away on Thursday at 4:55 p.m. after suffering from a neck fracture which he had while on the set of a shooting of a teleserye. He was 90. Garcia, a multi-awarded actor and director, had been in critical condition after he tripped and fell while on the set of an upcoming teleserye of GMA 7, “Rosang Agimat.” The Makati Medical Center, where he […]

‘Hunger Games’ prequel book and film planned

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — A new “Hunger Games” novel set decades before the original best-selling trilogy will be published next year, its publisher said Monday, with plans for an accompanying film already under way. The book will revisit the macabre post-apocalyptic world of Panem created by Suzanne Collins’ young adult novels, which were adapted into one of Hollywood’s biggest movie franchises starring Jennifer Lawrence. The original books, which sold more than 100 million […]

Latest ‘Men in Black’ leads box office but fails to wow critics

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — “Men in Black: International” led North American box offices over the weekend, but the new sci-fi comedy was not as far into the black as Sony would have liked, taking in an estimated $28.5 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported. In this spinoff to the three earlier “Men in Black” installments, the roles of black-suited alien-fighters pass from their originators, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, to the younger […]

BTS, Korean pop titans who conquered the West

by Charlotte MASON PARIS, France (AFP) — Paris’s Stade de France stadium is packed. The crowd is a sea of screaming teenagers in sporty hoodies, colorful rabbit ears and — as it starts to rain — plastic ponchos. In a puff of smoke, BTS bursts onto the stage from behind two giant inflatable leopards. Dressed in white suits, they jump around to pumping hit “Dionysus”, to the delight of fans clutching smartphones and flashing globe […]

‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ defeats ‘X-Men’ to top box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Universal’s new animation “The Secret Life of Pets 2” managed to lead North American box offices this weekend with an estimated take of $47.1 million even while earning less than half what the first “Pets” film did just three years ago. “Pets 2,” produced by Illumination studio, edged out another new release, Fox’s “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” to top the three-day weekend, according to industry watcher Exhibitor Relations. “Pets” could […]

EBC Films’ “Guerrero” scores another knockout in Denmark

by Emily Manuel and MJ Racadio (Eagle News) – EBC Films’ award-winning movie “Guerrero” opened to a red-carpet premiere at the Palads Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark last May 26, 2019 to the delight of an international audience. Moviegoers were captivated by the heartwarming story of a boxer named Ramon and his triumph over life’s challenges, through the help of his younger brother, Miguel. The audience both laughed and cried throughout the movie. Richelle Cerri, from Copenhagen, […]

Empire State of Mind: Jay-Z becomes hip-hop’s first billionaire

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Jay-Z is officially hip hop’s first billionaire, Forbes declared Monday, founding his kingdom on entertainment but also reaping earnings from liquor, art and real estate. The rapper born Shawn Carter, who grew up in one of Brooklyn’s most notorious housing projects, “has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire — and the first hip-hop artist […]