'Okja' reminds us of friendship and factory farming

/ Jul 19, 2017

'Okja' reminds us of friendship and factory farming

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Bong Joon-ho's latest film, "Okja," received a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in May, an about-face reaction from the loud boos heard at the beginning of the screening. Those were likely due to a technical failure that delayed the screening for ...

'Life' provides the chills of a sci-fi horror

/ Jul 12, 2017

'Life' provides the chills of a sci-fi horror

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Hot and humid Japanese summers call for kaidan, scary stories that send shivers down the spine. In the days before we had air conditioning, kids would gather around after dinner to tell and listen to those terrifying tales in an effort to chill out ...

Gross-out gags make 'Gintama' a miss

/ Jul 5, 2017

Gross-out gags make 'Gintama' a miss

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Some actors have a knack for picking good material. And some, like Shun Oguri, drift from stinker to stinker: "Museum," "Terra Formars," "Galaxy Turnpike," "Lupin the Third." Still considered a box-office force despite this dismal track record, Oguri stars in "Gintama," the live-action adaptation of ...