If all goes according to plan, Japanese manga comic strip titles like "Initial D" or "GTO -- Great Teacher Onizuka," will soon be almost as ubiquitous in the States as they are on their home turf…
Four Oscars gave "A Beautiful Mind" an ideal launching pad in Japan and healthy upswings in a host of markets last week, while the "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" 20th anni re-issue laid an Easter egg…
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Seattle filmmaker Paul Willis isn't sitting around whining about how hard it is to get financing for independent films. He's doing something about it -- finding coin for his contempo take on "Hedda…
However tawdry the tale of Regent Entertainment's "Sordid Lives," the city of Palm Springs is celebrating the pic's longevity there.
When a movie called "Dream of Warrior" was about to debut last year, there was no small amount hype: the film was Korea's first major attempt at the sci-fi genre, it cost a then-record breaking $3.2…
Summertime, and the livin' is Sony. That's the envious tune many film bizzers have hummed for months now, a rightful ode to a slate that looks formidable on paper.
Defying conventional wisdom that producers don't invest in their own movies is Korean pic "Plastic Tree," which has just completed principal photography in Busan, Korea.
After years of promise and rhetoric, suddenly it's the Moment of Truth at Sony. Within a narrow three-month corridor, the studio will bring forth what is surely the most expensive, and expansive…
The film business, unlike TV or music, can't rely on repeats. Ideas get recycled, of course, but films rarely click a second time theatrically.
Adapting his own novel as scenarist-director, Dimiter Petkov crafts an alluring if unsatisfying puzzle in "The Devil's Tail," an offbeat Bulgarian romance-cum-mystery. Flirting with supernatural…