KAREN KUNAWICZ

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Fifty years (and a week and a day) ago, on a late Saturday afternoon (November 23, 1963 to be exact) BBC1 aired a science fiction television show called Dr. Who. It ran for 26 seasons until December of 1989 when it finally went off the air. The Doctor said hello…

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If anyone can shift their gaze from the Visayas Can the focus be anywhere else but on our on brothers and sisters in Samar, Tacloban, other parts of Leyte, Cebu, Palawan? The devastation brought about by Typhoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) has been unprecedented. It is such a highly…

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I risk sounding like a terribly unhip person when I say I own a television set. Once in a while, when it’s not being used for video games, I do the old-fashioned thing and actually watch TV shows broadcast on it. I usually just do “appointment TV” with Survivor but…

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NEW YORK: Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies are in town. Bloom is in the thick of performances for Romeo and Juliet, and in a week McKellen will begin previews for Waiting for Godot with good friend and Brooklyn resident,…

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If no one had told me the writer and director of Metro Manila was a British filmmaker, I would have easily assumed it was a local marvel who did it. Sean Ellis came to the Philippines for a week in 2007 and saw the germ for the story while he…

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Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity has been getting a very positive buzz. And rightly so—there’s the stunning vista of space (further enhanced if you’re at an IMAX theater), a simple but intense story to hook audiences in—and small but mighty cast of two: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. This one more than…

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Bang Bang Alley, the set of short films by Ely Buendia, King Palisoc and Yan Yuzon had its world premiere September 25 at the University of the Philippines Cine Adarna. It seemed like one big party with lots of students, fans, bands, food—and for myself a micro reunion of the…

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I went into This is the End the best way ever, knowing as little about it as I could—which was this: it’s a comedy about a bunch of friends facing the apocalypse. And I think it’s the best way to go in, with as few spoilers as possible, this is…

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