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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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Ex-convict Dolphy Jr. now pastor, thanks to dad

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DOLPHY

“I love you, thank you for teaching me forgiveness.” This was Rodolfo Dominguez Quizon Jr.’s “final message” for his father, Philippine entertainment’s comedy king, Dolphy, who will be buried this afternoon at Heritage Park in Taguig City.

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Joseph Estrada saddened by Dolphy’s death

Actor Richard Gutierrez had allegedly cursed and pointed fingers at some Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic officials who apprehended his driver for overspeeding along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, Radyo Inquirer reports.

Former president Joseph Estrada expressed sadness over the death of Comedy King Dolphy.

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Confer National Artist title on Dolphy, urge Joseph Estrada, Isko Moreno

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Former president Joseph Estrada

Former president Joseph Ejercito Estrada and Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno pushed for the conferment of the National Artist award on ailing King of Comedy Dolphy Saturday night.

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Joseph Estrada, diamond dude

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Former president Joseph Estrada

Now that Joseph Estrada is celebrating his 75th birthday, we’d like to pay tribute to him by way of this appreciative piece: We first got to know Erap soon after we got our MA in Radio-TV-Film from Northwestern University in the States on a Rotary International grant. We already had the advanced book knowledge, but we wanted to work in the industry, not end up as one of those hoity-toity theoreticians in the musty halls of academe.

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Lapid recommends 5 veteran actors to be named National Artists

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NORA Aunor

Senator Lito Lapid, a former action star, said five veteran actors, including former President Joseph Estrada should be named as the new National Artists for Cinema of the Philippines.

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Heard: A scene from Willie Nep’s concert

Willie Nep as “Sherap”

Willie Nep as Joseph Estrada in “Stop! In the Name of Laugh,” answering Bernadette Sembrano’s question (To clear everything once and for all, kayo po ba si Jose Velarde? Clarissa Ocampo testified that she was one foot away from you when you repeatedly signed the name Jose Velarde.): “That’s ridiculous, a brazen lie! In the [...]

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Lessons learned from top screen icons

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Aunor

In the course of our TV-film-theater career as director, scriptwriter and performer, we’ve had the great good fortune of having been able to work with or otherwise interact with some of the best and most colorful icons of stage and screen. Nora Aunor, Joseph Estrada, Vilma Santos and Fernando Poe Jr. are only some of [...]

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