George Hadley-Garcia

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

Wanted: Four women to save the world

Aug 11, 2016

Wanted: Four women to save the world

In 1989, “Ghostbusters II” was released in theaters where it did well in terms of profit, less so in terms of critical response. Reviews didn’t matter, though — the original 1984 film was so popular that fans couldn’t wait to see a third sequel. ...

Entering the mind of an icon in 'Steve Jobs'

Feb 11, 2016

Entering the mind of an icon in 'Steve Jobs'

With roles in films such as “300,” “Inglourious Basterds” and the “X-Men” series, Michael Fassbender, 38, is no stranger to action. “I’ve learned to enjoy action movies,” he tells The Japan Times. “They’re more difficult than they look, with the special effects and assorted ...

Welcome to Mars. Population: 1

Feb 4, 2016

Welcome to Mars. Population: 1

As kids, many of us have experienced the fear of being left behind. Lost in a supermarket, panicking as your parents get too far ahead of you during a walk in the park … now imagine being left on an entirely different planet. “The ...

James Bond deals with some old ghosts in 'Spectre'

Dec 3, 2015

James Bond deals with some old ghosts in 'Spectre'

It has been a long time since the world of “Bond, James Bond” has included global gang of evil-doers SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) — an organization that, early on, produced so many formidable foes. Its last appearance was in ...

Paul Rudd becomes an accidental hero in 'Ant-Man'

Sep 10, 2015

Paul Rudd becomes an accidental hero in 'Ant-Man'

When Paul Rudd landed the role of diminutive Marvel Comics superhero Ant-Man, the reaction of most of his friends was disbelief. There were some chuckles, too. “First I wondered … ‘Am I too old?’ ” Rudd tells The Japan Times. “They said, ‘No, you ...

'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 ...