By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Before Malacañang could formally install the new crop of National Artist Awardees, the University of the Philippines beat the Palace to the punch, conferring on singer-actress Nora Aunor the Gawad Plaridel Award on Wednesday in ceremonies at the state university’s Diliman campus.
Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan returns to the world of guns and spies in “The November Man,” an action thriller that pits his character against his former CIA bosses, with explosive effect.
By Nestor U. Torre
As we watch the adult comedy romp, “Sex Tape,” starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, we find ourselves in increasing awe of the lead actors’ seemingly utter lack of inhibitions about the daunting task of “sharing” their naked bodies (in all their glory!) with millions of viewers all over the universe.
By Rito P. Asilo
What would you do if it were legal to commit heinous crimes over a period of 12 hours? Would you use it to settle old scores? Ethan Hawke’s character fell victim to this type of “cleansing” in James DeMonaco’s “The Purge” last year.
Nora Aunor is the 10th recipient of the University of the Philippines’ (UP) Gawad Plaridel, the highest award given by UP to an outstanding media practitioner. The trophy designed by National Artist Napoleon Abueva will be presented to Aunor on Aug. 27 in a 2 p.m. ceremony at the UP Film Institute Film Center’s Cine Adarna.