“Captain America: Civil War” opened on unprecedented 1,989 screens, giving it a $29 million win at the Korean box office.
Gale Anne Hurd produced live-action GAIKING!!! Holy Wow!
The remaking of Japanese films can be traced all the way back to John Sturges’ THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI. Since then, full remakes and even simple nods- like George Lucas’ homage to THE HIDDEN FORTRESS IN STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE- have been commonplace in Hollywood. Beginning in the late 90’s a surge of American remakes of Japanese horror favorites became a mainstay of the genre, and the new trend of co-opting other various Japanese pop culture entities to be developed into screen gems seems to be all the rage these days. While the demand is undeniable, there are few companies dedicated to licensing and developing intellectual properties (IP) from around the globe, and even fewer outfits that specialize in specific markets such as the current pop culture explosion from the land of the rising sun.Filling this void is All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW), a Los Angeles/Tokyo based film development and production company that deals expressly with the intricacies of the Japanese IP market. ANEW was founded with backing from the INCJ (Innovation Network Corporation of Japan), a partnership between the Japanese government and several corporations that aims to boost the success of Japanese industries that vary all the way from power semiconductor devices to new and better Alzheimer’s drugs. Somewhere in the middle falls the INCJ’s support of ANEW and the development of the country’s vast IP market for audiences abroad. During a recent chat with ANEW CEO Sanford Climan, he
…attendance didn’t pick up until just before sundown when Chris Stapleton, who played the last two weekends in a tent at Coachella, took the Stagecoach Mane Stage…
Note: Post contains spoilers of tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones.
It’s been nearly a year of teasing and insistences from the show’s producer and even actor Kit Harrington himself that the character was well and truly dead while fans debated fiercely whether or not they were lying. On tonight’s Game of Thrones, the fate of Jon Snow was finally revealed and the answer: they were telling the exact truth to hide the bigger facts. Warning: If you don’t want to know, now…
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Watching “Dear Evan Hansen,” now playing at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater, is like falling down a rabbit hole that leads back to high school. Steven Levenson’s book for this bittersweet musical captures both the humor and the pathos of a hopeless misfit (played to perfection by Ben Platt) who achieves popularity through no fault… Read more »
Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “Game of Thrones” Season 6, Episode 2, titled “Home.” Ser Davos Seaworth has always been a kind of audience surrogate on “Game of Thrones,” and tonight, he spoke for many fans of the HBo drama He stepped into the room of the depressed Melisandre and asked the… Read more »
Romantic comedy, “Book of Love” opened a new chapter at the Chinese box office, replacing “The Jungle Book” as the top film.
Rajiv Joseph’s play “Guards at the Taj,” seen at the Atlantic Theater Company last year, and the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of “The Robber Bridgeroom” led the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards, with “Guards at the Taj” taking four awards and “Robber Bridgegroom” snagging three. “Grounded,” the solo show starring Anne Hathaway, and “Eclipsed” director Liesl… Read more »
Today saw the second night of the 2016 Daytime Emmys and when the whole thing was over, ABC and CBS tied for the most number of wins with 6 each, taking between them more than half of the total statuettes given out tonight. ABC of course left with top bragging rights as its General Hospital took home Outstanding Drama, while CBS added tonight’s to the 11 awards it won Friday evening. But naturally, the biggest point of discussion during the ceremony was the fact that Live…
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After months of speculation, “Game of Thrones” has finally revealed the fate of fan favorite Jon Snow. (Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched the second episode of season six of “Game of Thrones,” titled “Home.”) The cast and creators have long insisted that “Jon Snow is dead.” But near the end of the… Read more »