'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Apr 24, 2014

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Spider-Man returns once again — something other superheroes also have a tendency of doing. Marvel Comics’ entomological superhero, aka Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), is up to his web-spinning ways again in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ — the second in the rebooted “Spider-Man” movie series ...

'Omamamia'

Apr 24, 2014

'Omamamia'

Let’s get one thing clear: Women want to lose weight. Even if they’re rail thin, women still want to be skinnier than they are. That is, everyone except German actress Marianne Sagebrecht, who wears every one of her pounds with regal grandeur and walks ...

'Prison Break: The Final Break'

Apr 24, 2014

'Prison Break: The Final Break'

Directors: Brad Turner and Kevin Hooks Language: English Good news for “Prison Break” fans — the last episode of the series is out on Hulu.jp and it’s a gut-wrencher. Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) is wed to Michael (Wentworth Miller) but she’s yanked out of ...

Tortured POW meets his Japanese tormentor

Apr 17, 2014

Tortured POW meets his Japanese tormentor

“He is most interested in having contact with you for he has lived with many unanswered questions all these years, questions to which perhaps only you can help him to find the answers.” So wrote Patricia Lomax in a letter sent from her home ...

'The Railway Man'

Apr 17, 2014

'The Railway Man'

Speaking as a Japanese, “The Railway Man” is extremely difficult to sit through, as it deals with the treatment of British POWs by the Japanese Army after they took Singapore during World War II. Actually, contemplating even a fragment of the events that unfolded ...

'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'

Apr 17, 2014

'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'

While other fantasy heroes and heroines — such as Katniss Everdeen (“The Hunger Games”) or, heck, Harry Potter — had no time or funds to enjoy themselves, the heroine of “The Mortal Instruments,” Clary Fray (Lily Collins), is a privileged teenager living in a ...

'47 Ronin'

Apr 17, 2014

'47 Ronin'

Director: Carl Rinsch Language: English You’ll enjoy this as soon as you stop thinking it has anything to do with the Chushingura episode in Japanese history. This is a visually stunning superhero movie with “oriental” costumes and A-list J-movie stars such as Ko Shibasaki ...

'August: Osage County'

Apr 10, 2014

'August: Osage County'

As far as craziness in families goes, it can’t get worse than what’s shown in “August: Osage County.” Start to finish, the film recalls rusty barbed wire, the type usually seen around maximum security prisons. Mind you, the story has nothing to do with ...