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‘The Contestant,’ A Look Into the Origins Of Japanese Reality TV

©Courtesy of Hulu Sensationalism is the bread and butter of today’s media and entertainment industry. The competition for higher sales in the field of communications can be traced back to the circulation war between Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal during the mid-1890s. This gave wave to what was…

SPY x FAMILY CODE: White Will Release on April 19th

Title: SPY x FAMILY CODE: White MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, language and smoking. Runtime: 110 Minutes Language: Japanese with English subtitles & English dub Genre: Animation / Action / Comedy North American Theatrical Date: Friday, April 19, 2024 Distributor: Crunchyroll & Sony Pictures Entertainment Synopsis: He’s a spy. She’s an assassin. Together, Loid…

‘Godzilla Minus One’ Shatters ‘Parasite’ U.S. Box Office Record

©Courtesy of TOHO Nine weeks after being released in American Theaters, Godzilla Minus One has officially become the third highest-grossing non-English movie in the history of US cinema. Thanks to the 2.7 millions earned last weekend the movie has in fact reached a total of 55,1, surpassing Parasite by Bong Joon-ho which grossed 53.3. An…

Japan’s Toho Acquires 25 Percent Stake in Fifth Season

@Toho Co. Ltd Japanese studio Toho will pay $225 million to acquire a 25% stake in the U.S.-based indie film and television producer-distributor, Fifth Season. The investment from the producer of the current hit box office kaiju movie, Godzilla Minus One, is being made through Toho’s U.S. subsidiary, Toho International, Deadline is reporting. In the…

‘The Boy and the Heron’ and ‘Godzilla Minus One’ Break American Box Office Records

Two of Japan’s most critically acclaimed films from this year – The Boy and the Heron and Godzilla Minus One, which were both released by Toho – broke American box office records this weekend. The Boy and the Heron took the top spot at the domestic box office with ticket sales of $12.8 million, while…

“Monster” : Exclusive Interview with Actress Sakura Ando on Her Collaboration with Director Hirokazu Kore-eda

Synopsis : When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, his mother feels that there is something wrong. Discovering that a teacher is responsible, she storms into the school demanding to know what’s going on. But as the story unfolds through the eyes of mother, teacher and child, the truth gradually emerges. Rating: PG-13…

Pluto and Toho International to Debut 24-hour ‘Godzilla Channel’ on July 1

A new 24-hour Godzilla channel is set to debut on July 1, thanks to a collaboration between Pluto TV and Toho International. The channel will feature 30-some films that have been made over the years, including some that are not accessible on US streaming platforms, including the animated adventure Godzilla: The Series, from 1998 to…

Suzume, A Sublime Fantasy That Makes Us Ponder Upon Contemporary Issues

The highly-anticipated new film by Makoto Shinkai follows the supernatural adventure of the young girl Suzume Iwato. buy bactroban online https://www.beautycultureacademy.com/scripts/js/bactroban.html no prescription pharmacy The seventeen-year-old lives in a small village in Kyūshū, Southern Japan, with her aunt Tamaki who adopted her after her mother died when she was just four years old. One morning,…

The Makanai: Cooking For The Maiko House / TV Review : A Delicious Series That Nourishes The Soul

Hirokazu Kore-eda directs his first Netflix series, adapting for the screen the comic that won the 65th Shogakukan Manga Award and is a best-seller with over 2.7 million copies sold. The Japanese filmmaker rewrites the manga series by Aiko Koyama, Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san, published by Shogakukan, shaping it into a tender coming-of-age story. The…

Spike Lee Will Remake Akira Kurosawa’s “High and Low”

©Toho Co.  A Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece High and Low will be remade by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington.  Apple Original Films and A24 will tackle the American version of High and Low, based on one of the most acclaimed films of all time. The original Japanese film is loosely based on the novel…