Friday, January 28, 2022

Patrick Frater

Studio Ghibli Theme Park to Open in November

The Japanese theme park, based on the works of the Miyazaki Hayao-led animation firm Studio Ghibli, has set Nov. 1, 2022, as the date for its official opening. Having previously teased ‘Fall 2022’ as the park debut, Studio Ghibli...

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Hits $60 Million in Korea, Heading Box Office for Sixth Consecutive Weekend

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” was gifted a sixth successive victory at the South Korean box office in a weekend with no releases of commercially significant films. “Spider-Man” played out to a lowball $1.23 million haul between Friday and Sunday....

Apple Taps Zhang Meng for Chinese New Year Film ‘The Comeback’

Apple has tapped mainland Chinese director Zhang Meng for “The Comeback,” a heartwarming film that is releasing in time for the Lunar New Year holidays. It was shot entirely using the latest iPhone devices. The company’s Chinese New Year...

Sony Shares Rebound After Plunging in Response to Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Sony shares staged a recovery on Thursday in Japan after previously plunging on news of Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of games giant Activision Blizzard. At the Thursday lunchtime trading halt in Tokyo, Sony Group Corp. shares were priced at JPY12,860...

‘After the Verdict’ Australian Crime Series Shooting for 9Network, eOne

Production has begun in Sydney on the television drama “After the Verdict,” with Michelle Lim Davidson and Tess Haubrich joining the cast. The six-part series follows four people who have just finished jury duty on a high-profile murder trial. As they...

‘Myanmar Diaries’ Picked up by Autlook Filmsales Ahead of Berlin Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Austria-based agency Autlook Filmsales has picked up world sales rights to “Myanmar Diaries,” one of the first films to be selected for the Berlin film festival’s Panorama section. The picture is Autlook’s only new title for the online edition...

Novak Djokovic Loses Australia Deportation Fight, Court Rules

Tennis’ number one men’s player Novak Djokovic has lost his court application against deportation from Australia, a Federal Court announced on Sunday afternoon local time. The controversial tennis superstar had his Australian visa canceled for the second time on...

Japan’s Kore-eda Hirokazu Sets ‘The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House’ as Netflix Series Debut

“Shoplifters” director Kore-eda Hirokazu has set “The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House,” as his first series production for global streamer Netflix. The show is a live action adaptation of an original comic. Kore-eda previously teased his commitment to...

Hong Kong’s Citizen News Announces Closure, Citing Press Freedom

Citizen News, an independent Hong Kong news publication, announced on Sunday evening that it will disband by Tuesday. It is the third publication in city that was not aligned with the pro-Beijing camp to close in the space of...

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Em Beihold Signs With Moon Projects-Republic Records (EXCLUSIVE)

Moon Projects, former TikTok music chief Mary Rahmani’s joint venture with Republic Records, has unveiled its first signing: Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Em Beihold, whose...

‘Last Flight Home’ Review: A Family Says Their Goodbyes in Intimate End-of-Life Doc

In Jan. 2021, Eli Timoner, 92, decided to make use of California’s End of Life Option law. His daughter, the award-winning documentary director Ondi...

Bono and the Edge in Conversation About U2, Their Song for ‘Sing 2,’ and How Music Saved Their Lives, Too

The season of Lent is a ways off, but Bono already knows what he’s giving up: humility. “During the week there was this story...

‘All of Us Are Dead,’ Netflix’s Inventive New Korean Drama, Strands Zombies in High-School Nightmare: TV Review

SPOILER ALERT: This review includes some spoilers for Netflix’s “All of Us Are Dead,” which premiered Friday, January 28. As the last, desperate teen...