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Kristofer Purnell
Kristofer Purnell

Kristofer is a content producer for Philstar.com's Lifestyle and Entertainment section. As of May 2023, Kristofer is also the sub-section editor for Movies and for Events under Entertainment. He previously served as a social media producer for two years at Philstar.com before shifting to Lifestyle and Entertainment.

A graduate of AB Communication from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2018 — with tracks focusing on journalism and film studies — Kristofer was also a Best Thesis nominee with his study that focused on masculinity and heteronormativity in Philippine films.

Kristofer previously worked at Manila Bulletin in the Digital Lifestyle and Lifestyle sections, writing articles and covering events related to Arts & Culture and Youth.

You can follow his blog (mrsummerpurns.wordpress.com) for film reviews and film-related articles, among others, and his Letterboxd account (letterboxd.com/mrsummerpurns).

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G-Shock releases new watch series with fluorescent accents
by Kristofer Purnell - June 16, 2024 - 4:54pm
G-Shock, a watch line under Japanese electronics company Casio, released a brand new collection highlighted — almost literally — by each piece's fluorescent accents.
Filipino-Canadian actor Manny Jacinto in talks for 'Freaky Friday' sequel
by Kristofer Purnell - June 16, 2024 - 9:26am
Filipino-Canadian actor Manny Jacinto is in talks to join Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis for Disney's "Freaky Friday 2."
Metro Manila Pride issues 'Resbak Na' manifesto, not hosting march this year
by Kristofer Purnell - June 15, 2024 - 3:50pm
Non-profit organization Metro Manila Pride confirmed it would not stage a Pride march or festival this year, participating instead in other Pride events.
Miles Teller to star in 'An Officer And A Gentleman' remake
by Kristofer Purnell - June 15, 2024 - 1:08pm
"Whiplash" and "Top Gun: Maverick" star Miles Teller has been tapped to headline Paramount's remake of 1982's "An Officer And A Gentleman," which starred Richard Gere. 
Rufa Mae, Empoy, Pepe Herrera join competition series hosted by Vice Ganda
by Kristofer Purnell - June 15, 2024 - 12:28pm
Streaming platform Prime Video released the full line-up of local talents that will appear on competition series "LOL: Last One Laughing Philippines" hosted by Vice Ganda.
Tetchie Agbayani reveals why she turned down 'Rambo 2' with Sylvester Stallone
by Kristofer Purnell - June 15, 2024 - 11:40am
Actress Tetchie Agbayani looked back at her career shooting and trying out for international films, including "Rambo: First Blood Part II," which she turned down despite completing a test screening with Sylvester...
Sleep and social media: Survey shows 83% use gadgets in bed
by Kristofer Purnell - June 14, 2024 - 7:00pm
Results showed that 83% of respondents used digital devices — smartphones, tablets, laptops, televisions — in bed, with smartphones being the most used at 88%.
Kim Chiu skydives from 13,000 feet in Dubai, bids farewell to 'Secretary Kim'
by Kristofer Purnell - June 14, 2024 - 5:31pm
Actress-host Kim Chiu is marking the middle of June with some incredibly high points, some quite literally.
Airline raffles off free international roundtrip flights to OFWs
by Kristofer Purnell - June 14, 2024 - 4:03pm
Local airline Cebu Pacific marked National Migrants' Day by raffling off free international flights to aspiring and current Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
'Inside Out 2' breaks Philippine cinema records after wide release
by Kristofer Purnell - June 14, 2024 - 3:37pm
Disney-Pixar's latest entry "Inside Out 2" broke several records in the Philippines after premiering nationwide last June 12.
WATCH: Blackpink's Jennie Kim shares clips of runway debut
by Kristofer Purnell - June 14, 2024 - 2:58pm
Korean singer Jennie Kim of the girl group Blackpink shared more images from her first fashion runway appearance through French label Jacquemus.
HBO renews 'House of the Dragon' ahead of Season 2 premiere
by Kristofer Purnell - June 14, 2024 - 12:50pm
The epic-fantasy series "House of the Dragon" has been renewed for a third season by HBO, a few days before the second season premieres globally.
Miss Universe Philippines denies claims about unpaid trophies
by Kristofer Purnell - June 14, 2024 - 12:23pm
The Miss Universe Philippines organization released a statement denying it did not pay artist Jef Albea for trophies he created for the 2024 coronation night.
'Inside Out 2' review: Growing up is an emotional journey
by Kristofer Purnell - June 14, 2024 - 10:27am
Pixar journeys back into Riley Andersen's mind in "Inside Out 2" as her core emotions deal with the changes that come with puberty, which includes new and complex emotions.
Jericho Rosales marking acting comeback after 5 years with 'Lavender Fields'
by Kristofer Purnell - June 13, 2024 - 8:40pm
Actor Jericho Rosales will make his return to primetime television later this year in the upcoming series "Lavender Fields."
Frappe is Filipinos' favorite iced coffee beverage — data
by Kristofer Purnell - June 13, 2024 - 6:03pm
Frappe is the most popular iced coffee beverage in the Philippines, according to data collated by coffee-centric creatives at Coffeeness.
Jollibee among top brands for customer satisfaction in Kuwait
by Kristofer Purnell - June 13, 2024 - 4:45pm
Filipino fast food chain Jollibee was named among the Top 10 Brands for Customer Satisfaction in Kuwait by the 2023 Service Hero Customer Satisfaction Index Awards.
Proud stepmom: Heart Evangelista helps Chesi Escudero prepare for 1st prom
by Kristofer Purnell - June 13, 2024 - 4:25pm
Socialite-artist Heart Evangelista was ever the proud stepmother as she helped Chesi Escudero prepare for her first prom.
'Optimus Prime' arrested for driving stolen car
by Kristofer Purnell - June 12, 2024 - 6:01pm
A man named Optimus Prime Barkley was arrested in Austin, Texas for allegedly stealing a car.
Siwan latest Korean star to get Madame Tussauds wax figure
by Kristofer Purnell - June 12, 2024 - 5:57pm
Korean singer-actor Yim Si-wan, more commonly known as Siwan, is the latest Korean celebrity to get a wax figure from Madame Tussauds.
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