Friday, December 13, 2013
Shooting has started in Taipei for Hong Kong director John Woo's (吳宇森) big budget historical drama “The Crossing,” (太平輪) with Taiwanese-Japanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro (金城武) and a Japanese actress spotted filming in the mountains around Taipei Tuesday.
Movie producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein have sued Time Warner Inc. for at least US$75 million over its decision to divide the screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book “The Hobbit” into three parts, and refusing to pay them for the second and third films.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Taiwanese documentary “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above” continued its surprisingly strong showing at the box office last week and could crack the list of top 10 box office hits of the year in Taiwan this week, its distributor said.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Can a smash TV soap bring closure for historical wrongs and succor from contemporary turmoil? Check out a Turkish series on the 16th-century Suleiman monarch Suleiman the Magnificent.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association split between the space odyssey “Gravity” and the futuristic romance “Her,” lending no more certainty to an awards season that's so far been full of contenders.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
U.S. television network NBC's one-night live revival of the venerable Broadway musical “The Sound of Music” pulled a respectable 18.5 million viewers, but it failed to thrill the critics.
With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the sweeping biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” transforms in the midst of its theatrical release from a living tribute to a big-screen eulogy.
Married with two kids? How boringly 20th-century. Blended families and same-sex parents are increasingly vying for space with the nuclear family on the small screen in line with shifts in Western society.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Morgan Freeman, who played Nelson Mandela in the Oscar-nominated film “Invictus” after being chosen by the icon himself as his favored actor, hailed the late South African leader Thursday as a “giant” of the 20th century.
The yellow jumpsuit worn onscreen by martial arts legend Bruce Lee in the movie “Game of Death,” his final film, has sold at a Hong Kong auction for US$100,000.