'Sound of Music' film marks 50th birthday

Entertainment News Mar 19, 2015

'Sound of Music' film marks 50th birthday

The hills are alive with the sound of a big, lucrative anniversary. The 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and its star Julie Andrews can't quite believe it. "This is a ...

One dead in accident on Scorsese's Japan Christians movie set

National Jan 30, 2015

One dead in accident on Scorsese's Japan Christians movie set

One person died and two were injured on Thursday when a ceiling collapsed on the set in Taiwan of Martin Scorsese's upcoming film "Silence," a spokeswoman for the production said. The three were working as contractors to reinforce a building on the CMPC Studios lot ...

Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film

National Jan 27, 2015

Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film

by Keiji Hirano

In the days of uncertainty immediately following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, documentary filmmaker Masako Sakata turned to a book written by her late mother, an anti-nuclear campaigner, to try to make sense of what was happening. The book, "Please Listen," is a collection ...

Entertainment News Dec 16, 2014

'Yasukuni' director says 2007 film timelier than ever

With Angelina Jolie's film "Unbroken" about Japan's brutal treatment of prisoners during World War II being released this month, Chinese filmmaker Li Ying figures his 2007 anti-militarist documentary "Yasukuni" has only gained in relevance. The film, which had its British premiere last week, focuses on ...

James Bond producers say screenplay stolen in Sony hack

Business / Tech Dec 15, 2014

James Bond producers say screenplay stolen in Sony hack

The producers of James Bond films have acknowledged that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie "SPECTRE" was among the material stolen in the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. The producers said in a statement Saturday that they are concerned ...