George Hadley-Garcia

For George Hadley-Garcia's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Mockingjay' rises toward a revolution

Jun 11, 2015

'Mockingjay' rises toward a revolution

Today’s Hollywood is great at catering to the superfan. Whether it’s the dedicated following that supports (or argues over) TV shows like “Game of Thrones,” “True Blood” or “The Walking Dead,” or the comic-book enthusiasts that salivate over every detail of a superhero flick ...

Scott delivers epic tale with 'Exodus'

Jan 29, 2015

Scott delivers epic tale with 'Exodus'

While promoting his new film “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” Christian Bale referred to his character, Moses, as “likely schizophrenic” and “one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life.” Bale has understandably backed away from much of the media ...

Armies ready for battle in final 'Hobbit' film

Dec 11, 2014

Armies ready for battle in final 'Hobbit' film

There’s a scene in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill: Volume 2″ where Michael Madsen’s Budd character asks Daryl Hannah’s Elle: “Now you ain’t gonna hafta face your enemy on the battlefield no more, which ‘R’ are you filled with: relief or regret?” Elle tries to ...

Dan Stevens goes from Crawley to creepy in 'The Guest'

Nov 6, 2014

Dan Stevens goes from Crawley to creepy in 'The Guest'

Dan Stevens achieved TV stardom via his role as English gentleman Matthew Crawley on the popular British period drama “Downton Abbey,” and he has now set his sights on the big screen. Will it happen? “Chances are always iffy,” replies the 6-foot, 32-year-old blond, ...

Dreams made in a galaxy far, far away

Sep 11, 2014

Dreams made in a galaxy far, far away

Is Chris Pratt on his way to becoming Hollywood’s next big action hero? The guy whose face you may recognize from various romcoms, but more likely know as Andy Dwyer from the U.S. sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” has been raking in the praise for ...

Johansson brings some superhero savoir faire to 'Lucy'

Aug 28, 2014

Johansson brings some superhero savoir faire to 'Lucy'

If Scarlett Johansson were to have one superpower, perhaps it would be the ability to master any language possible. “Eventually I’d like to do a French-language movie,” she tells The Japan Times. “I’ve seen French movies where Sigourney Weaver or Jane Fonda spoke all ...

The robots return in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

Aug 7, 2014

The robots return in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

Filmmaker Michael Bay thinks there’s something interesting about Japanese samurai that sets them apart from English knights. “You put a medieval knight in front of the camera and it now looks (a bit) cliched, it looks outdated,” he says. “But the samurai look, of ...

Angelina Jolie takes evil to new places in 'Maleficent'

Jul 10, 2014

Angelina Jolie takes evil to new places in 'Maleficent'

Websites such as Buzzfeed have made an art of the “listicle,” a news article that comprises a top 10 on a designated topic. Thanks to childhood nostalgia, Walt Disney characters often make their way onto such listicles, and a quick look at the Top ...