Story | Jun 5, 2014 | 2:15 PM
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Story | Jun 4, 2014 | 8:30 PMThe cause of death would appear to be visual-effects overkill in the case of "Rigor Mortis," a flashy, incoherent and virtually scare-free Hong Kong horror exercise that marks the directing debut of actor, singer, record producer and fashion maven Juno Mak. Set in a gloomy apartment building where a washed-up actor has come to die, only to find himself and other residents staring down an infestation of computer-generated supernatural baddies, this busy, blood-spattered thriller seeks to reanimate the popular "hopping vampires" movies from the 1980s and early '90s, and will indeed prove largely impenetrable for audiences not already steeped in knowledge of that particular niche. The result has pulled in strong B.O. at home since last fall, but only Asian genre completists are likely to lick their fangs over it in limited Stateside release.
Story | Mar 20, 2014 | 2:30 PM
Sam Raimi is re-launching "The Grudge" via his Ghost House Pictures banner along with Good Universe. Producers are Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise, with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane executive producing. Jeff Buhler ("Midnight...
Story | Mar 1, 2014 | 2:30 AM
Hayao Miyazaki's enchanting 1989 anime "Kiki's Delivery Service" becomes a bulky package in the hands of onetime J-horror master Takashi Shimizu ("The Grudge"), who drains all the magic from his live-action depiction of a young witch's internship in the...
Story | Feb 4, 2014 | 4:30 PM
TOKYO -- Entertainment Farm, a Tokyo-based film financier launched in 2002, has begun bankruptcy proceedings. The amount of its corporate debt, owned to 20 business partners, stands at a reported $13 million. Under the leadership of former...