Friday, July 17, 2015
The pop noir singer Lana Del Rey enjoyed a flurry of interest as she debuted a song from her upcoming album that returns to themes of rough, troubled love.
The Taipei City Urban Regeneration Office (台北市都市更新處, URO) announced yesterday that the "URS27W Film Range" (城市影像實驗室) is holding an exhibition about Taiwan's labor movement, "Tamkang Penglai Pavilion, the witness of Taiwan's Labor Movement," until July 31.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Filmmaker Laura Poitras, whose documentary about fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden won an Oscar, is suing the U.S. government to find out why she was repeatedly detained at immigration checkpoints.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Comedian Michelle Collins has been confirmed as a co-host of ABC's "The View."
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
After a five-year hiatus, "Heroes" is soaring into Comic-Con to win back fans. The superhero series about everyday folks with extraordinary powers debuted at the pop-culture convention nine years ago and went on to become a TV phenomenon. The show ran for four seasons before it was killed off by NBC following steep declines in viewership.
Universal's "Minions" overran the box office over the weekend as audiences in the U.S. and Canada shelled out an estimated US$115.2 million to see the evil-master-serving horde frolic on the big screen.
Monday, July 13, 2015
There's a Hulk-sized hole at Comic-Con this year. Three of the major studios and Disney/Marvel are not hosting a panel in the main hall at the annual fan festival. That means no Iron Man, no Captain America, and no Spider-Man -- at least their filmed versions.
Screams and cheers are cheap at Comic-Con, but the energy stepped up a notch Saturday evening after fans got their first look at "Deadpool."
Roger Rees, the lanky Tony Award-winning Welsh-born actor and director who made his mark onstage as Nicholas Nickleby and later played English multi-millionaire Robin Colcord on the TV show "Cheers," has died. He was 71.
A collection of films by prominent Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) will be screened at a festival in Taipei in August, ahead of the Taiwan release of his latest award-winning film, "The Assassin" (聶隱娘), that month.