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Goodbye, hello: Unseen Beatles footage becomes movie project for Peter Jackson

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 21:05
“Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson is making a movie about the Beatles with previously unseen studio footage, the band’s website said Wednesday — ...

Vegan Ariana Grande hit for tattoo’s accidental homage to Japanese barbecue grill

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:46
Too bad pop star Ariana Grande is vegan — she just tattooed an accidental homage to a Japanese barbecue grill on her palm.The American singer’s ...

Grammy-winning singing star James Ingram dead at 66

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 15:01
James Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, has died. ...

Infowars host Alex Jones seeks venue change in Sandy Hook defamation suits

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:11
Lawyers for Infowars host Alex Jones have asked a Connecticut judge to move defamation cases against him to another part of the state as he ...

’12 Suicidal Teens’: Teen suicide film deeper than most

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 02:00
Youth suicides hit a 30-year high in Japan in fiscal 2017, with 250 kids of high school age and under taking their own lives. Ijime ...

‘School-Live!’: Zombie flick lands dead on arrival

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 01:59
A manga series whose time in the public consciousness peaked years ago? Check. A cast of idol singers whose acting chops are questionable at best? ...

Japan’s grisly tale of demonic drama

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 21:14
The Nezu Museum showcases Sumiyoshi Hironao's "Shutendoji Monogatari" ("The Tale of the Drunken Demon" scrolls in their entirety for the first time in the museum's ...

Arashi’s hiatus spurs heartbreak, but hopes for a 2020 Olympic farewell

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 03:15
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics creep ever closer and one of the biggest arguments that remains is which musical performers will feature in the event’s opening ...

Perennials aside, 2019 promises movie classics in Japan

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 03:14
As a program advisor for the Udine Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, I have been scouting Japanese films for the next edition, which ...

‘Ohara Koson’

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 03:13
Feb. 1-March 24Ohara Koson (1877-1945) was active from the early 1900s to the mid 1950s and specialized in kacho-ga, Japanese-style paintings and prints of flowers ...

‘Impossible Architecture: Another History of Architecture’

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 03:12
Feb. 2-March 24The history of architecture includes countless plans and ideas that were never completed. Some were unrealistic or impractical, some limited by social issues ...

‘Patching (and Darning)’

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 03:11
Jan. 26-Feb. 23“Collage” became recognized as an art term during the early 20th century when Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso used it to define assembling ...

Amazon picks up CIA torture investigation film ‘The Report’

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:40
Vice Studios has announced that Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the CIA torture investigation film “The Report.”Vice produced the film and made ...

Michael Jackson family slams documentary renewing sex abuse claims

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:39
Michael Jackson’s family on Monday lashed out against a new documentary renewing focus on allegations the singer sexually abused young boys, calling the subsequent social ...