Anousha Sakoui

For Anousha Sakoui's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Why the world's largest record label wants to be a movie studio

Aug 5, 2015

Why the world's largest record label wants to be a movie studio

Amy Winehouse’s 9-year-old album “Back to Black” is outselling newer records from Beyonce, Adele and Pitbull, buoyed by critical praise for the documentary about the singer’s sudden rise and fall. “Amy” has grossed more than $11 million worldwide since its July 3 release, according ...

Gangsta-lite Compton is ready for its close-up

Jul 31, 2015

Gangsta-lite Compton is ready for its close-up

It can be a letdown when LA Hood Life & Hip Hop Tours customers pass the Welcome to Compton sign and see an ice cream truck, tidy bungalows and the lot where the new Wal-Mart Supercenter’s going up. “The perception is that Compton is ...

Loeb's opponents cheered even as Sony tightened belt

Dec 12, 2014

Loeb's opponents cheered even as Sony tightened belt

When activist investor Daniel Loeb announced in October he’d sold his Sony Corp. stake, executives at the company’s Culver City, California, studio lot expressed relief. “Sit by the side of the river long enough, and the bodies of your enemies will float by,” Tom ...

May 21, 2014

Sequel eyed after 'Godzilla' crushes box-office rivals

Legendary Entertainment LLC is primed to commission a sequel to “Godzilla” following the film’s roaringly successful debut at the box office, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The movie’s almost $200 million in worldwide ticket sales this past weekend makes a ...