Who will have the 2024 song of the summer? We offer some predictions

Tokyo, 20 June, /AJMEDIA/ Since the beginning of time or, at least, pop music, only a few have earned the designation of “song of the summer.” These are the earworms… Read more

Celine Dion offers a portrait of resilience in new documentary

Tokyo, 19 June, /AJMEDIA/ Music legend Celine Dion vowed Monday her “passion as a performer will never disappear,” despite health struggles she says are still just a small part of… Read more

What to stream this week: ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ chops, PBS hits the disco and Kevin Hart chats

Tokyo, 18 June, /AJMEDIA/ The debut of “Echoes,” a sequel series to “Orphan Black,” and the documentary “Bread & Roses” looking at how Afghan women’s lives were impacted after Kabul… Read more

An emotional win for theaters, Hollywood: ‘Inside Out 2’ scores massive $155 million opening

Tokyo, 17 June, /AJMEDIA/ Hollywood’s summer movie anxieties gave way to joy this weekend with the massive debut of Disney and Pixar’s “ Inside Out 2.” The animated sequel earned… Read more

Quincy Jones, Richard Curtis, Juliet Taylor and Bond producers will get honorary Oscars

Tokyo, 16 June, /AJMEDIA/ Quincy Jones has been nominated for seven Oscars in the past 55 years, including best original score, best song, and even best picture. Although he’s never… Read more

Film ‘The Bikeriders’ recreates heyday of 1960s motorcycle clubs

Tokyo, 15 June, /AJMEDIA/ Actors Austin Butler, Jodie Comer and Tom Hardy immersed themselves in 1960s American motorcycle culture for their new film “The Bikeriders”. The drama’s writer and director… Read more

Joey Chestnut, Takeru Kobayashi to compete in Netflix competition

Tokyo, 14 June, /AJMEDIA/ After organizers for Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest said Joey Chestnut wouldn’t compete this year because of a deal with a rival brand,… Read more

Sony Pictures acquires Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the dine-in movie theater chain

Tokyo, 13 June, /AJMEDIA/ Sony Pictures Entertainment is getting into the exhibition business. The studio behind recent films like “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” and “The Garfield Movie” has acquired… Read more

K-Pop stars Seventeen to become UNESCO ambassadors

Tokyo, 12 June, /AJMEDIA/ K-pop megastars Seventeen will become UNESCO “goodwill ambassadors” from June 26, the United Nations body announced on Tuesday. “Seventeen and UNESCO share the same commitment to… Read more

‘House of the Dragon’ returns for more blood and fire

Tokyo, 11 June, /AJMEDIA/ “House of the Dragon” returns next week after a strike-related delay, promising more of the blood, fire and power struggles that fans of the “Game of… Read more