Jake Abel

  • Busan marks 20th anniversary with 100 best Asian film list

    A new list of the best Asian films of all time was published this week, as the region's increasingly vibrant cinema scene celebrated another bonanza in Busan. The 20th anniversary of the Busan International Film Festival, in South Korea, marked its milestone with a poll of noted Asian filmmakers…

    AFP Relax News
  • Review: 'Hero' captures the strengths and flaws of the TV series

    Marcus Goh is a Singapore television scriptwriter. “Hero” is a Japanese law comedy based on the television series of the same name. It stars Takuya Kimura (Kohei Kuryu), Keiko Kitagawa (Chika Asagi), and Takako Matsu (Maiko Amamiya).

    Marcus Goh
  • Iran’s Most Defiant Film of the Year

    In the midst of a 20-year travel and filmmaking ban, Jafar Panahi has once again defied his native country in creating an insightful, complicated portrait of contemporary Tehran.

    The Daily Beast (RSS)
  • Alex Giannini, 'Legend' Actor, Dies at 52

    The actor died before a scheduled theater performance on Friday night.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • ‘Peaky Blinders’ Adds Paddy Considine, International Intrigue & More As Season 3 Shoot Begins

    The long-anticipated return of Peaky Blinders is approaching. Shooting starts Monday on the third season of the Steven Knight-created crime saga with new cast additions now set, and more revealed about what’s to come for Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby. Among the new cast members, Paddy Considine…

  • India’s Full ‘Court’ Press for Oscar Gold

    India has been sending submissions to Oscar’s foreign language category since 1957, but has scored only three nominations for “Mother India,” “Salaam Bombay” and “Lagaan” with none resulting in a win. This year’s submission, debutant Chaitanya Tamhane’s “Court,” an indictment of India’s…

  • PopPolitics: Ted Danson on Climate Activism, Ignorance and 2016 (Listen)

    Ted Danson, a longtime environmental activist focused on the oceans, says that he’s actually optimistic action will be taken despite dire warnings about climate change and other threats like overfishing and offshore oil drilling. “I am not just spinning this, the state of the oceans now needs a lot…

  • Busan: Double Edge Presents ‘The Kids,’ ‘We Are Family’

    Taipei-based production and sales company Double Edge Entertainment brings two new titles to the Asian Film Market. Director Sunny Yu’s “The Kids” is a teenage drama about a high school boy struggling to make life after figuring out that his girlfriend became pregnant. Recently picked up by the…

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    Drive-in movie art (16 photos)

    This artist is a real Car -avaggio, making amazing hyperrealistic works inspired by drive-in theaters that depict real-life moments at the movies . Czech artist Andrew Valko, 58, created these stunning film-scene paintings after visiting drive-ins across the U.S. (Caters News) Artwork by Andrew…

    Yahoo News
  • Relativity Surprise: Stalking Horse To Pay $125M For TV Business

    EXCLUSIVE: This is a twist in Relativity Media’s bankruptcy saga: In the auction that took place on Thursday and Friday the group of creditors known as Stalking Horse Bidders withdrew their offer to buy the entire company for $250 million and agreed to buy just Relativity Television — the most…

  • 5 of the Best Movies About Mars

    With Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' poised to hit theaters, we take a look back at some of the most memorable cinematic stories about Mars.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Film Review: ‘The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers’

    Marquee letter placers won't be the only ones profoundly unnerved by "The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers," the latest mind-muddling meditation from singular British experimentalist Ben Rivers.

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    NASA Astronaut on What Space Movies Are Leaving Out

    What's one major difference between space movies and real life travel? NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell has the answer!

    Superfan Movies
  • Sorry, Sony Investors: "The Angry Birds Movie" Isn't Likely to Be the Next "Toy Story"

    Despite the undeniable popularity of Rovio's hit franchise, video-game adaptations tend to perform poorly at the box office.

    Motley Fool
  • Friday Box Office: 'The Martian' Soars To $18M While 'The Walk' Stumbles In IMAX Debut

    Matt Damon in 'The Martian,' courtesy of 20th Century Fox We all like to talk about how cinema is dead, moviegoing is doomed, and that the industry has been taken over by franchise fever. And sometimes it sure feels that way, especially considering how so much of our media coverage is

  • Raindance: Stage 32’s Richard Botto on Social Media, Education Site’s Short Film Competition

    LONDON — In the first of what is planned to be an ongoing series of collaborations with the Raindance Film Festival, L.A.-based multi-media creative website Stage 32 used this year’s event as a launch-pad for their first-ever shorts competition. The result of a meeting with Raindance founder Elliot…

  • Busan: ‘Men & Chicken’ Goes to Company L

    South Korean distributor, Company L has acquired Korean rights to “Men & Chicken,” the new film by Denmark’s Anders Thomas Jensen. The comedy, which stars Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal,” “Casino Royale”) recently won the director award at the Fantastic Fest in Austin. The film has been a hot seller for…