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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Oscars 2018: Peele, ‘Get Out’ Make History With Screenplay Win

LOS ANGELES — Jordan Peele had to dig deep to get the horror-satire "Get Out" to the screen, and his reward was the first original screenplay Oscar for an African-American.

Digital Dancehall Beats March Into Bangkok This Weekend

Despite the usual Bob Marley tracks heard at many of Thailand's island beach bars, reggae nights for the dub and dancehall crowd are rare. The same goes in countries such as New Zealand, where there is a huge following for Roots Reggae.
Josh Brolin in "Sicario: Day of the Soldado." Photo: Sony Pictures

Review: In ‘Day of the Soldado,’ an Equally Bleak ‘Sicario’

There's an oppressive bleakness to the brutal action-thriller "Sicario: Day of the Soldado." But with faces like Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro, what...
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Czech Out Animated Fairy Tales And More This Weekend

BANGKOK — A centuries-old fairy tale adapted into puppet animation by a legendary Czech filmmaker to oppose Soviet rule will show for free this weekend as part of a Czech animation festival.

Storm of Nerds, Rain to Descend on Siam Saturday

BANGKOK — Downtown’s busy Siam Square area will be more crowded than usual Saturday with two major nerd events going down as the effects of a powerful typhoon bear down on Bangkok.

Harry Dean Stanton, Beloved Character Actor, 91

LOS ANGELES — For more than 60 years, Harry Dean Stanton played crooks and codgers, eccentrics and losers. He endowed them with pathos and compassion...

Miss Universe Drops Thai Licensee 2 Months Before Pageant

BANGKOK — The fate of this year’s Miss Universe pageant, set for December in Bangkok, was briefly in doubt after its domestic financier was...
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Get Epic Star Wars Feels With Full Symphonic Force

BANGKOK — The rousing chorus as sith apprentice Darth Maul and jedis Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi duel. The powerful dirge that welcomes Emperor Palpatine to the second Death Star. Those poignant notes that accompany Han Solo leaving Leia’s side to pay his debt to Jabba the Hutt.
AkishibuProject will be among some of the popular acts at this year's comic con in Bangkok. Photo: AkishibuProject / Facebook

Idol Invasion: Overload on Cosplay, Cute at Bangkok Comic Con

BANGKOK — Every geek knows: There can be only one.

Black Panther Sets Record as Most Tweeted About Movie

NEW YORK — The pop culture sensation "Black Panther" has set another record: most tweeted about movie ever. Twitter said Tuesday that Ryan Coogler's box-office...

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