• Spirits move 'Ouija' to No. 1 at the box office

    The spirits moved "Ouija" to No. 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Urging new local filmmakers to be more productive, resilient

    “Maryam was accepted by the Venice International Film Festival committee but it had also received rejections from other festivals. I also initially did not know that the Maryam film had been accepted to be included in Venice,” Sidi says.

  • An upbeat musical party at SoundsFair Festival

    Festival organizers brought an assorted mix of pop, rock, electronica and experimental music performances to an indoor venue in the heart of the capital.

  • Korea-Indonesia Festival screens cream of movie crop

    The Korea-Indonesia Film Festival is hosting free screenings of award-winning movies from both countries.

  • Michael Bublé to hold concert in Indonesia next year

    Canadian singer Michael Bublé, 39, will hold his first concert in Indonesia early next year.

  • ‘Grace’: A modern take on an Asian horror story

    Delivered with a Western approach and in an urban setting, HBO Asia’s horror mini-series Grace brings a story of a cursed family shrouded with Asian folk elements very close to the hearts of Southeast Asian viewers.

  • Matt Basile: Taking it out onto the street

    The phenomenal Fidel Gastro is what happened when Matt Basile left his mundane life as a corporate man and started a pop-up craze in North America.

  • 'Leviathan' named best picture at London Film Fest

    Movies about corruption, gang violence, honor killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognized cinema that confronts the harsh realities of our world.

  • Dracula Untold leaves memorable bite marks

    Praise the Lord and rejoice! Dracula Untold reinstates the mythical creatures known as vampires to where they belong as monstrous yet charmingly captivating beings.

  • 'Gone Girl' tops box office for second weekend

    Four new films couldn't catch "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend.

  • ‘3 Nafas Likas’ A burdened romantic drama

    As a combination of romance drama and biopic, 3 Nafas Likas (Likas’ Three Breaths) takes a hard task upon itself by carrying multiple focal points — a burden it shares with the viewer.

  • Abimana Aryasatya: Making peace with a painful past

    Actor Abimana Aryasatya is living the dream — he is famous, rich and popular.

    But his road to success was far from smooth. He survived tragedies and, at one point, lost his passion for acting and his interest in the film industry.

  • ‘Annabelle’ offers creepy-as-hell doll but not much else

    Annabelle, a prequel to last year’s smash horror hit The Conjuring, should not be scary. A movie centered on a demonic porcelain doll — which really does exist, by the way — should not be terrifying.

  • After 35 years, Abbhama’s ‘Alam Raya’ finally gets its due

    Punk never arrived in this country.

  • ‘Haji Backpacker’: An enchantingly dark tale about the search for God

    Desire hurts and the more people expect, the more pain they will have to endure.

  • ‘Star Wars Rebels’ takes aim at next generation

    Powerhouses Disney and Lucasfilm are launching their first major venture together: Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, the pilot of an animated series taking aim at the next generation of fans.

  • Swift, Metallica set for Rock in Rio fest in Vegas

    Taylor Swift and Metallica are among the performers set for the U.S. debut of the Rock in Rio music festival next year.

  • IT’S THE SHIP announces full-fledged international lineup of acts

    The Livescape Group has officially released its full lineup for the inaugural voyage of IT’S THE SHIP, Asia’s first music festival onboard the prestigious Royal Caribbean International’s “Voyager of the Seas”. The maiden expedition sets sail from Marina Bay Cruise Center on Nov. 21 and will return to Singapore’s shores on Nov. 25.

  • ‘Tabula Rasa’ A mouth-watering family drama

    The family movie is director Adriyanto Dewo’s first feature-length film, written by Tumpal Tampubulon and produced by Sheila Timothy. Sheila and the LifeLike Pictures company are known for their horror and thriller productions Pintu Terlarang (Forbidden Door, 2009) and Modus Anomali (2012).

  • Cat Stevens announces 6-city US concert tour

    New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.

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