Mark Schilling, provided by Published 8:05 am CDT, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Of Daiei Photo: Courtesy Of Daiei Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Daiei Machiko Kyo, Japanese Actress, Dies at 95 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Machiko Kyo, an actress who starred in some of the most internationally acclaimed Japanese films of the postwar era, died in Tokyo on Sunday at age 95, her former studio Toho announced Tuesday. The cause of death was heart failure. Born in Osaka in 1924 as Motoko Yano, she joined the Osaka Shochiku Girls Opera in 1936 and, using the stage name Machiko Kyo, the Daiei studio in 1949. Though viewed by studio boss Masaichi … [Read more...] about Machiko Kyo, Japanese Actress, Dies at 95
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Stewart Clarke, provided by Published 2:51 am PDT, Monday, April 15, 2019 Photo: Banijay Photo: Banijay Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Banijay Spain the Latest to Sign on for ‘Temptation Island’ Format (EXCLUSIVE) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Spain’s largest broadcaster has greenlit a local version of “Temptation Island.” Mediaset Espana will air the first Spanish remake of the well-traveled format. Banijay Rights distributes the finished show and the format and struck the Spanish deal. One of Banijay’s stable of production banners, Cuarzo TV, will make the Spanish show. Cuarzo’s Juan Ramón Gonzalo will produce the series. … [Read more...] about Spain the Latest to Sign on for ‘Temptation Island’ Format (EXCLUSIVE)
Mark Schilling, provided by Published 3:00 am PDT, Friday, March 29, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Of Nikkatsu Photo: Courtesy Of Nikkatsu Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Nikkatsu Why Scandal Hit Japanese Celebrity Pierre Taki Could Defy the Death Cycle 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Celebrity scandals are hardly unusual in Japan – the weekly tabloids found in every convenience store dig up new ones for every issue. But the March 12 arrest of musician-actor Pierre Taki for cocaine possession sent larger than usual shock waves through the local entertainment industry. Two weeks later, they are still reverberating. A front man of the synthpop group Denki Groove since … [Read more...] about Why Scandal Hit Japanese Celebrity Pierre Taki Could Defy the Death Cycle
Patrick Frater, provided by Published 4:00 pm CDT, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Photo: Larry Horricks Photo: Larry Horricks Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Larry Horricks FilMart: Johnny Depp to Reveal U.S. Photographer’s Japanese Redemption in ‘Minamata’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The sleepy Japanese town of Minamata was the scene of one of the world’s greatest environmental disasters when it was poisoned by mercury in the 1970s. It was also the setting for a groundbreaking international treaty designed to control use of the deadly metal. U.K. sales agent HanWay Films will use its platform at FilMart to unveil updates on “Minamata,” its … [Read more...] about FilMart: Johnny Depp to Reveal U.S. Photographer’s Japanese Redemption in ‘Minamata’
MOVIES just wouldn't be as inspiring or fun without their soundtracks that make us tap our feet, snap our fingers and hum along. Here are the Best Original Score nominees at this year's Academy Awards. What are the Oscars 2019 Best Original Score nominees? Black Panther The soundtrack of the American superhero movie was composed by Ludwig Goransson. The 34-year-old Swedish composer, conductor and record producer is responsible for numerous other films' soundtracks, including Venom, Creed, and the Rocky franchise. His composing for Black Panther earned him both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination. After reading the film's script, Göransson traveled to Africa to research traditional African music for the film. He went on tour with Senegalese musician Baaba Maal, and recorded performances by Maal and other African musicians for use in the score.BlackKklansman The music in the iconic movie was created by Terence Blanchard, and American jazz musician and composer. He … [Read more...] about What are the Oscars 2019 Best Soundtrack nominees and what are the latest odds on who will win?