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Three inspiring real-life dramas at the polls

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POE. Belated vindication  from “FPJ magic.”

Viewers and voters will look back to the 2013 midterm polls for a number of reasons, depending on the different contexts from which they choose to operate

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Compelling themes boost ‘MMK’s’ Grace Poe episode

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CRUZ.  Informed portrayal.

When we learned that “Maala-ala Mo Kaya” would be dramatizing the life story of Grace Poe, we made a mental note to watch its telecast last Saturday. We’ve admired Grace’s adoptive parents, Fernando Poe Jr. and Susan Roces—and the way that Grace has made a name for herself, despite their potentially “overwhelming” fame and stature.

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Unique stellar combinations fascinate moviegoers

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POE AND ESTRADA. Often cast as the sterling hero and his irascible “frenemy.”

When producers cast stars in new projects, they’re after a stellar combination that’s novel, unique, and plays on the lead actors’ individual strengths, on point of compatibility, contrast or even combustible “conflict.”

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The best is yet to come

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Lino Brocka: Delayed “homecoming” in Cannes

Hot on the heels of our recent article on the best and/or most seminally instructive movies ever made, now comes some film buff’s query about those exceptional movies’ local counterparts: “What are the titles of the most outstanding Filipino movie productions ever filmed?”

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One-name wonders in show business

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BEYONCÉ.  File photo

In show biz, the height of stellar chic and cheek is for a celebrity to be officially known by only one name, as in Madonna, Sting and Cher. It’s like being so universally known that you have your own “brand name,” like Coke and Colgate, and you don’t need anything else to be instantly identified and recognized.

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