• ‘Victor Frankenstein’ a not so tempting prequel

    Legendary and successful movies tempt moviemakers to create not only sequels but also, at times, prequels. Victor Frankenstein tells the story of the origins of the man who awakes the dead.

  • ‘Brush with Danger’ An unexceptional blend of art and martial arts

    Livi Zheng’s Hollywood debut Brush with Danger has finally hit Indonesian theaters with, a unique cinematic blending of art and martial arts.

  • Thousands petition to remove Adam Lambert from countdown concert

    Within two days more than 7,400 people signed an online petition to remove gay American singer Adam Lambert from the line-up at the New Year countdown concert organized by MediaCorp.

  • Adele announces first tour in five years for new album '25'

    Adele has announced her first tour since 2011, with a string of European dates in support of her record-breaking new album, "25."

  • Cannes winner to open French Film Festival

    The French cultural center, Institut Français d'Indonésie (IFI), is set to bring the country's latest films to Indonesian audiences in nine cities during the 20th French Film Festival on Dec. 3-6.

  • Black and white movie 'Siti' named Indonesia's best film

    A black and white movie titled Siti, directed by Eddie Cahyono, won the Best Film award on Monday at the Indonesian Film Festival (FFI).

  • Stars at American Music Awards have Paris on their minds

    It's the American Music Awards, but guests had Paris on their minds.

  • Winner of the 2015 American Music Awards

    Partial list of winners of the 2015 American Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles:

  • ‘Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites’ A touching dramedy

    Platon Theodoris, a Greek-Australian music video director with Indonesian roots, has released his debut film to positive acclaim.

  • Film censors to Mr. Bond: No kissing please. We're Indian

    India's film censor authorities have ordered that kissing scenes in the latest James Bond movie, "Spectre," be shortened before it is released in the country.

  • Charlie Sheen says he has HIV virus

    Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen says he has the HIV virus.

  • FFI nominations announced, films set to compete for Citra

    The committee for the 2015 Festival Film Indonesia (FFI) announced the nominations for its 21 award categories on Thursday evening; nominees will compete to bring home the Piala Citra — the nation’s most prestigious film award.

  • 'Spectre' shoots to $73 million, misses 'Skyfall's' mark

    It took the combination of James Bond and Charlie Brown to save the box office after a disastrous few weekends of flops. Both "Spectre" and "The Peanuts Movie" reinvigorated moviegoers who turned out in droves to check out the new fare, including buzzy limited-release titles like "Spotlight."

  • ‘The Runner’ A story of idealistic redemption

    Plenty has been said about Nicolas Cage’s descent from Oscar-winning talent to a wacky internet-meme.

  • Activision planning 'Call of Duty' film, 'Skylanders' show

    Activision Blizzard Inc. is moving deeper into the film and TV business.

  • AlbumREVIEWS: ‘Homeward Path’ by Vallendusk

    Vallendusk is one hell of a band, and that’s no pun on its devilish disposition. Not only has the Jakarta-based band consistently churned out front-to-back great records, it has done so internationally.

  • ZZUF: Playing for Sense of Unabashed Fun

    For their debut release, Jakarta-based power-pop band ZZUF — that’s “Fuzz” spelled backward — deliver five instantly catchy tracks of fuzz-laden melodic rock.

  • Ananda Sukarlan: His Unending Dedication

    Renowned composer Ananda Sukarlan finds it odd that many Indonesian kids speak English all the time.

  • Indonesian film festival to honor Teguh Karya

    A tribute to Teguh Karya, one of the country's most prominent film directors, is set to be the highlight of the 2015 Indonesian Film Festival (FFI).

  • JK Rowling says she's working on new children's book

    Good news, Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling says she is working on a new children's book. There could be a bit of a wait for it, though.