Jagged, ragged and darkly hilarious, “The Naked DJ” consists of one long rant by Singaporean underground musician X’ Ho about his country and late supreme leader Lee Kuan Yew.
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Rocky Balboa is so synonymous with Philadelphia that the “City of Brotherly Love” erected a statue to memorialize the steps that the fictional boxer bounds up as part of his iconic training routine. Well, actually the statue, with its portrait of the pugilist flinging his hands triumphantly in the air, was created for a scene… Read more »
Paris-based MK2 has scored a raft of sales on “Argentina,” a live-performance documentary about Argentina’s stunning musical heritage – from traditional styles such as the Zamba of “La Felipe Varela” through to modern dance – directed by critically-acclaimed Carlos Saura, who broke through as a leading light of Spain’s Nuevo Cine Español. Bringing Saura’s hallmark… Read more »
“The Martian” rocketed to $50.1 million in China this weekend, demonstrating that it pays to have the world’s second-largest film market play a key role in a picture’s plot. In the film, China’s space program gives critical aid to NASA that allows the governmental organization to bring a stranded astronaut (Matt Damon) back to earth…. Read more »
“The Kids” is an engaging and convincing drama about the emotional and financial challenges faced by a Taipei teenage couple who become parents while still at school.
Moviegoers said goodbye to Katniss Everdeen and welcomed back Rocky Balboa, a series of farewells and reunions that powered Thanksgiving box office receipts above last year’s holiday results. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” led a crowded field of contenders, topping charts with $75.8 million and bringing its domestic total to $198.3 million. It… Read more »
Jennifer Lawrence on Saturday said her film “Joy” is a tribute to “women who are the unsung heroes of their households.” She also paid tribute to writer-director David O. Russell, saying she would do “anything with David until the day I die.” Russell in turn said that in their third film collaboration, “She’s the first… Read more »
Being a homebody is taken to psychosexual extremes in the fable-like “The House by the Bamboo Grove.”
Benedict Cumberbatch put his acting skills to the real test by doing his best otter impression on “The Graham Norton Show.” Cumberbatch stopped by the show along with “Black Mass” co-star Johnny Depp on Friday, and Norton seized the opportunity to remind Cumberbatch of the Tumblr dedicated to comparing his facial expressions to those made by… Read more »
The fate of Luke Skywalker has been the subject of much fevered discussion among “Star Wars” fans as the release of “The Force Awakens” looms. While Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have been prominently featured in the promotion of the new film, Mark Hamill has been conspicuously absent. In a new interview with Empire (via SlashFilm),… Read more »
Coldplay has debuted another song off upcoming album “A Head Full of Dreams.” Chris Martin shared “Everglow,” which features guest vocals from Martin’s ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. Martin explained to Lowe that the song’s title is a word he learned from a surfer. “I was in the ocean one… Read more »