So Star Wars: The Last Jedi is not a hit in China, opening second and only earning half the box office takings of The Ex-File: The Return of the Exes, a low-budget comedy about manchild exes.
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Apparently, there’s some minor hubbub this week about new Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski admitting he wrote Marvel Comics under a Japanese pseudonym, Akira
Every year, the NYAFF hosts a surprise movie only revealed at the time of the screening. This year? 1992 thriller 'Naked Killer', in rare 35MM.
Look! It Moves! At The NYAFF: Screwball Comedy 'This is Not What I Expected' Lives Up To Its Title, Unfortunately
From the NYAFF: 'This is Not What I Expected' is a Chinese combination of screwball comedy and Chinese romantic comedy, made by Hong Kong filmmakers.
'Mad World' is not a fun movie, but it’s an important one. It hits a whole catalogue of hot-button issues, including the social stigma of mental illness.
Vampire Cleanup Department is defiantly Hong Kong. The supernatural element guarantees it won't be shown in Mainland China, and it wears that proudly.
It might have the strangest English translation of film title on top of a muddled story, but at least 'Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight' is never dull.
Only Tsui Hark and Stephen Chow would combine slapstick with massive CGI mayhem to turn Journey to the West 2 into something that’s anything but generic.
A huge hit in China in late 2015, The Taking of Tiger Mountain is a barnstorming action movie adaptation of a piece of Chinese communist propaganda classic
'Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio' is just silly fun all the way, where nothing is taken seriously, and an homage to Hong Kong action movies in the climax.
A Double Life is one of those Japanese existential movies that border on exploitation, but wants to chew on much meatier matters than that.
Korean indie film 'A Quiet Dream' is a wistful, surrealist tale about observing people as they go about their lives the best way they know how.
For all the slickness, 'Blood of Youth' really doesn’t really say much other than a dark, nihilistic, and shameless exercise in audience manipulation.
Bad Genius is the opening film at the New York Asian Film Festival. A high school heist thriller from Thailand that’s as slick as anything from Hollywood.
Adi Tantimedh writes, Finished my second novel, so now I can go back to writing about pop culture. I’ve been having a perfectly good time watching FX’s
Adi Tantimedh writes, Carmilla is the little webseries that could. Where many other webseries have crashed and burned, it has managed to garner a massive
Adi Tantimedh writes, Director Mamoru Oshii is widely considered a visionary when he hit the international scene with the anime movie adaptation of
Adi Tantimedh writes, The nice people at Udon Entertainment have sent over review PDFs of the official English translation of the Persona 4 manga series,
Adi Tantimedh writes, I finally read Patience, the latest graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. This is one of my favourite graphic novels of the year. I
Adi Tantimedh writes, I’d been looking forward to a movie of J.G. Ballard’s High Rise for a long time. It had been passed from one filmmaker to another
Look! It Moves! – Interview with Micah Wright, Co-Writer And Co-Director Of Indie Horror-Comedy They're Watching
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO0QGkI7e-4 Adi Tantimedh writes, They’re Watching is a new found footage horror comedy about a real estate-based reality
Adi Tantimedh writes, The subtext of this season of Doctor Who has come and gone, but I realised its subtext was about male midlife crisis. Underneath the
Adi Tantimedh writes, Heartsick over Paris after the attacks last week, I’d been thinking of other ways to remember the city. This brings me to
Adi Tantimedh writes, It shouldn’t be a surprise that Spectre is a massive hit already in its opening week. James Bond movies are an event, and a
Adi Tantimedh writes, Another year, another Assassin’s Creed game, just like another Call of Duty game comes along at the same time, the two annual AAA
Adi Tantimedh writes, The Assassin is one of those movies that fall right into the deep end of the arthouse pool, a movie that many people consider
Adi Tantimedh writes, Steve Jobs is probably going to be this Autumn’s major cultural talking point – whether it’s a box office hit or not - a big studio
A quick tour of the manga titles from One Peace Books., another boutique publishers of manga in America. https://youtu.be/Lv6vzzG4r8w Hanging out at
Swamp Thing and All-Star Wonder Woman artist Yannick Paquette doing what artists do: draw like mad! https://youtu.be/SvVGMhMcRmQ Hanging out at
A quick tour of the manga titles on offer from Vertical Inc., one of the premiere boutique publishers of manga in America. https://youtu.be/GEuVm16GQdw