Entering the mind of an icon in 'Steve Jobs'

Film 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 physical, ...

Welcome to Mars. Population: 1

Film 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 Martian" ...

James Bond deals with some old ghosts in 'Spectre'

Film 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 1971's ...

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

Film 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 look ...

'Mockingjay' rises toward a revolution

Film 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 ...