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Two for the ‘maindie’ movie show

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TEEN idols Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla score a hit.

The recovering Filipino movie industry is coming up with more productions these days, most of them “indie,” but only a few of them manage to get playdates in local cineplexes, which continue to favor across-the-board releases of Hollywood blockbusters, like the “blanket,” near-total dominance of the new “Transformers” sequel in the last week of June.

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Successfully second-guessing ‘The Voice Kids’ voters’ verdicts

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LYCA’S edge is her “masa” projection, calling to mind the unique appeal of the Superstar.

When the six semifinalists of “The Voice Kids” were chosen last July 13, we decided to analyze each one’s “pro” and “con” factors in advance of their square-off on July 19 and 20, to second-guess who would proceed to the finals, where only four would compete.

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Too much ‘retroactive remorse’ dilutes ‘Dyesebel’s’ finale

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CURTIS. Endearing and accessible in an uncloying way.

A full month before “Dyesebel” ended its extended run last week, its plot progression had become so hectic, complicated and high-strung (to keep viewers fixatedly interested) that we wondered what more it could come up with to make its finale even more eventful and amazing.

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Weather fore cat, blue-by-blue account and other boob-tube booboos

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Illustration by Nastasha Verayo

News anchor: What do we have for our viewers tonight?

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‘Lost and found’ stars stage auspicious comeback bids

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MAGNO (LEFT) AND PRIETO. Most-missed and fondest finds. photo: facebook.com

Some stars are terribly overexposed, but other luminaries who happen to be more talented performers are difficult to find on the show biz scene. —Why is that? It’s one of the irritating ironies of local entertainment, and there isn’t much we can do about it—except to celebrate the rare occasions when we do “find” them.

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