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    'He-Man' and 'The Creature from the Black Lagoon' could both get remakes

    AFP, Published on 17/10/2012

    » Hollywood has unearthed two old-school franchises headed for potential remakes: The Masters of the Universe and The Creature of the Black Lagoon.

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    Green Book beats the Oscars odds

    Life, Published on 26/02/2019

    » Green Book, about a white chauffeur and his black client in segregation-era America, won best picture at the Academy Awards, overcoming mixed critical notices and a series of awards-season setbacks. By backing Green Book voters slowed the ascendancy of Netflix, which had been pushing a competing nominee Roma.

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    Welcome (back) to the jungle

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/12/2018

    » Telling a story that has been told several times before may require a fresh approach. And in Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle, yet another retelling of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, director Andy Serkis has decided for a more sombre tone to set his film apart from the rest.

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    Beware of ghosts

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/10/2018

    » In this Halloween month, Asian horror is demanding a fair share of the spotlight.

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    Trial and tribulation at German Film Week

    Life, Published on 28/06/2018

    » The German Film Week began on Monday and continues until Sunday. Among several titles in the programme, a couple of highlights stand out, and the good news is you can still catch them at this weekend at Cinema Oasis, Bangkok Screening Room and Goethe Institut.

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    A surprise behind the door

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/03/2018

    » The house sits deep in the woods, near a cemetery staked with tombstones. The family consists of a father, reeling in debt, and his four children, the eldest 22 and the youngest six. The mother is ill, ashen-faced, bedridden, and she'll jingle the brass bell in her hand to summon help. That jingling bell, and the apparition of a woman in a white gown in the mother's gloomy bedroom, will signal the cue of many jump-scares in the tale that unfolds.

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    Madness returns!

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/08/2017

    » Before Dunkirk and Saving Private Ryan, there was The Bridge On The River Kwai.

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    The virtuous one

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 14/04/2017

    » Liam Cunningham is quite a funny bunny -- a stark opposite of the character he is best known for portraying: Game Of Thrones' dependably virtuous knight, Ser Davos Seaworth. While in Bangkok earlier this month, he unflinchingly munched the head off fried insects at the street stall and gleefully admitted to nicking tiny props from the set every year, be it the small wooden stag or coins from Braavos. He asks the props man first of course, and most of it ends up on his daughter's "wall of awesome" in her bedroom.

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    Director Ang Lee is pushing the tech boundary

    Life, Published on 14/10/2016

    » In the action movies that Ang Lee grew up watching in Taiwan, it was perfectly commonplace and yet still thrilling to see rivals take to the air and fly at each other as they faced off in combat.

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    The rise of Hitler from dunderhead to demagogue

    Life, Published on 30/09/2016

    » How did Adolf Hitler -- described by one eminent magazine editor in 1930 as a "half-insane rascal", a "pathetic dunderhead", a "nowhere fool", a "big mouth" -- rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven? What persuaded millions of ordinary Germans to embrace him and his doctrine of hatred? How did this "most unlikely pretender to high state office" achieve absolute power in a once-democratic country and set it on a course of monstrous horror?

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