Tokyo Cinemas – Q Ax Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tokyo Cinemas – Q Ax 32 32 IMAX and Pathé Live team up to bring acclaimed French pop-rock band INDOCHINE to theaters this fall Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000

First time Filmed for IMAX Concert release, INDOCHINE – CENTRAL TOUR IN CINEMA, will debut exclusively at select IMAX venues through Europe on November 23, 2022

NEW YORK, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Pathé Live today announced a new partnership to bring together a French pop-rock group INDOCHINA on IMAX screens this fall. This week, the full concert of INDOCHINE – CENTRAL TOUR at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon, France on June 25, 2022will be shot with 22 IMAX-certified cameras – the first concert ever broadcast via the Filmed for IMAX camera program.

IMAX logo. (PRNewsFoto/IMAX Corporation)

The event cinema release will launch exclusively at IMAX theaters across France and select markets on November 23, 2022, before screening a single night in non-IMAX theaters the following day. Apart from Francethe exclusive theatrical release of the event will be shown in Belgium, Swiss and other select markets, with additional details to be announced in the coming weeks.

Let’s celebrate 40e anniversary of the most popular French group, the CENTRAL TOUR sold more than 400,000 tickets over its 6 stadium performances. It was launched at the Stade de France on May 21st in front of 97,036 fans, a record number of attendances among all the events organized at this location (sporting events and concerts combined). The spectacular live show features a 147-foot-tall (45-meter) central tower and the largest purpose-built LED screen ever used in a live concert (27,000 square feet / 1,400 LED panels).

The film-concert INDOCHINE – CENTRAL TOUR IN CINEMA is produced by Hans Pannecouckeproduced by KMS, Sony Music and JYL Productions and distributed exclusively in theaters by Pathé Live.

“IMAX continues to be a global destination for fans of all kinds, and INDOCHINA is a perfect example of how we create unique and immersive entertainment events on the international stage,” said Megan Colligan, President of IMAX Entertainment. “We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with INDOCHINE during their sold-out CENTRAL TOUR and to be able to provide their legions of loyal fans with an unforgettable experience.”

“Pathé Live is extremely excited and proud to bring this spectacular show from France’s most popular and acclaimed band to our exhibiting partners and cinema audiences. This first-ever Filmed for IMAX concert will provide fans with the most immersive and immersive experience incomparable only in movie theaters,” said Thierry FontainePresident of Pathé Live. “We are so grateful to be working with IMAX, JYL Productions, Sony Music and the band itself on this ambitious and innovative cinematic event.”

INDOCHINA is a French pop-rock and new wave band formed in Paris in 1981. They enjoyed success in the Francophonie, Europeand Latin America in the 1980s, with songs like “L’Aventurier” and “Canary Bay”. The band have sold over 13 million albums and singles, making them the best-selling French band of all time. IMAX currently has 17 theaters across Francewith its first theater opening in the country in 2005.

Tickets for INDOCHINA IMAX Previews (November 23, 2022) offered for sale on July 4, 2022and tickets for the main exit (November 24, 2022) offered for sale on July 7, 2022. More information will be announced in the coming weeks.

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat into a world you never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios use IMAX theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and as such, the IMAX network is one of the largest and most successful theatrical distribution platforms for big films of events around the world.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo and Shanghai. As of December 31, 2021, there were 1,683 IMAX theater systems (1,599 commercial multiplexes, 12 commercial destinations, 72 institutional) operating in 87 countries and territories. Shares of IMAX China Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “1970”.

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About Pathe Live

Pathé Live is a pioneer and leader in broadcasting special events only in cinemas. Over the past 10 years, Pathé Live has distributed more than 200 events in cinemas such as operas, ballets, rock and pop concerts, including LOVE YOURSELF IN SEOULBTS’s first concert of 2019 to be distributed to 4,500 theaters worldwide (including 1,000 in the United States alone) in 107 territories for a one-day event only.

Pathé Live is also the exclusive producer and worldwide distributor of the Théâtre National de France in cinematographic series (Comédie-Française), live from Paris.

Pathé Live strives to give the widest audience the possibility of accessing and discovering the great universal classics and masterpieces of prestigious places and to allow them to live entertaining, common and immersive experiences only on the big screen. with the best picture, sound and comfort.

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Crunchyroll acquires TRIGUN STAMPEDE from Toho announced for 2023 Sat, 18 Jun 2022 16:53:41 +0000

Crunchyroll has acquired the rights to the classic Stampede Trigun anime series and plans to release a new series for 2023.

Crunchyroll/Stampede Trigun Official press release

Culver City, CA (June 16, 2022) – Classic fan favorite anime series TRIGON will be reborn as a new anime series in 2023 titled TRIGUN STAMPEDE, produced by Orange (BEASTARS) with an all-new crew and cast. Crunchyroll will simultaneously stream the series from Japan to more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

TRIGON is a popular action manga series from Yasuhiro Nightow which follows the story of Vash the Stampede, a legendary gunslinger and pacifist with a bounty on his head. His original 1998 anime series, TRIGONand a 2010 feature film, Trigun: Badlands Rumbleachieved worldwide popularity and inspired many creators.

The latest information on TRIGUN STAMPEDE will be announced at Anime Fair 2022 in Los Angeles during a panel hosted by Crunchyroll, Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. PT at the JW Marriott Hotel. Author Yasuhiro Nightow and the show’s producers are set to appear on stage to discuss the series and behind-the-scenes production. Panelists alongside Yasuhiro Nightow will include, Koji Tajima (designate), Kiyotaka Waki (producer, Orange), Yoshihiro Watanabe (producer, Orange), and Katsuhiro Takei (producer, Toho).


The official TRIGUN STAMPEDE The website ( and the official Twitter account have also been launched (@trigun_anime).

Crunchyroll acquires TRIGUN STAMPEDE from Toho announced for 2023

About Orange Limited Inc.

Animation studio in Japan. Production of hit shows; BEASTARS, Godzilla Singular Point and Land of The Lustrous. Orange is committed to quality entertainment with CEO/Chief Animator, Eiji Inomoto. Our mission is to bring a unique animation experience to the world.

About Toho Co., Ltd.

Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition and distribution of powerful content for film, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a leading force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talent to audiences around the world. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, Japan’s most profitable exhibition company.

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans in over 200 countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported premium content and membership, Crunchyroll serves the anime community through events, theaters, games, consumer products, collectibles, and manga publishing.

Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of anime licensed through Crunchyroll and translated into multiple languages ​​for viewers around the world. Viewers can also access simulcasts, the best series available immediately after the Japanese airing.

The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all game consoles.

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independent joint venture between American Sony Pictures Entertainment and Japanese Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of the Tokyo-based Sony Group.

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Unifrance discusses the challenges of the joint promotion of cinema and audiovisual in Paris Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:08:44 +0000

– New international strategies, including soft power, support for talents, producers and exporters on all media and digital communication, have been analyzed in detail

Co-presidents Serge Toubiana, general manager Daniela Elstner and co-president Hervé Michel, at the Unifrance event (© Philippe Quaisse/Unifrance)

“You have to dare, experiment, not rest on your laurels.” One year after its merger (read the news) with TV France International (which supported French audiovisual productions around the world), Unifrance, which previously only managed the promotion of French cinema internationally, unveiled in Paris a statement of progress of its strategy, detailed by the two co-presidents (always for one year) Serge Toubiana and Hervé Michelaccompanied by the general manager Daniela Elstner. Here are a few selected excerpts.

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“You have to reach as well as possible and as widely as possible. For exporters, the good news is the multiplication of distribution channels, but their job is more complex. We also noticed during the recent Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival that the platforms are less present than a few years ago on the acquisition front, which shows that they are starting to integrate better into the ecosystem. As they no longer necessarily take on global rights, for promotion, there is a lot of work on releases to be done and articulated with them on a case-by-case basis. In terms of promotion, we must not think that the cinema and the audiovisual are done to the detriment of one another. A very good example is the series Call my agent whose success has made famous Camille Cotin and Laura Calamy for example, that Unifrance can use to promote other works.

“We now have a tool much better suited to the promotion and export of French soft power. There is a new porosity between the cinema and the audiovisual sector, and we must form a common front without diluting the specificities of each sector. Because even if this convergence is increasing under the impetus of the platforms, we must preserve the individuality of the two sectors, which have different models and modes of financing, there are therefore specific bases, but we can now deploy cutting actions (particularly in documentaries, animation and genre films such as fantasy) which rely on Unifrance’s expertise in supporting artists and producers (especially the youngest among them ) on the international scene, still very little practiced in Europe for audiovisual production. There is also a lot of work to be done to coordinate with linear TV channels and platforms (and the latter are interested, especially Netflix and Amazon) in terms of internationality. the promotion. But if it is necessary for French production to be present on global platforms and to support its talents, it is also necessary to fight against the misconception currently in vogue in the media according to which cinema is dead, because while cinemas and distributors are weakened in a difficult position – climate of pandemic recovery, distributors have not disappeared and they have purchased many films recently at Cannes.

Meet Unifrance in Paris in January 2023 and in Biarritz in September 2022 (250 buyers expected in the Basque seaside city), meet abroad with Rome (April 2022), Madrid (June 2022), Berlin (November 2022 ), New York (March 2022) and Yokohama (December 2022), presence in a myriad of festivals and international markets, various operations (10 To Watch), economic intelligence (with all the figures for the world box office of cinema and streaming data which are improving even if they are still far from perfect because they are unilaterally declarative and presented in a way that is sometimes complicated to decipher), offices in Paris, New York, Beijing and Tokyo: Unifrance plays on all fronts, but the field of digital communication (the agency having been a forerunner with the creation 12 years ago of MyFrenchFilmFestival) is particularly targeted and among the projects for 2023 are the creation of a YouTube channel (with meetings with French artists) and the setting up a festival in the metaverse in a video game.

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Crikey Worm: In Full Power Mon, 13 Jun 2022 20:58:10 +0000


As Australians face record high electricity prices, energy companies have been accused of inflating prices, according to The Australian ($). Firms have been accused of “cartel-like behavior” by forcing domestic manufacturers to accept one-year contracts at high prices, and have been reported to the consumer watchdog.

Guardian Australia reports that electricity could be limited over the next few days with power shortages in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Shortages are expected to hit Queensland from this morning and NSW from 7pm tonight, with residents told to turn off radiators and switch off appliances. Queensland managed to avoid forced blackouts yesterday after the state’s biggest consumers agreed to cut electricity usage, while Australia’s energy market operator declared a price cap for NSW yesterday afternoon.

The shortage is caused by breakdowns and maintenance interruptions affecting around a quarter of coal-fired power plants on the east coast, according to The Sydney Morning Herald, causing price spikes.

Queensland currently has the highest electricity prices in the country, according to SBS, with 70% of the state’s generation coming from fossil fuels. Despite the increase in supply in the first quarter of 2022, the FRG ($), prices rose further even as Australian gas exports slowed thanks to a significant increase in demand across the country.


It is unclear whether Australia’s relationship with China is improving or worsening, with media reporting on both sides of the coin as leaders met to discuss the trade freeze for the first time For years.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Richard Marles will look to Japan for help on his trip to Tokyo. Marles said Australia would continue to fly over the South China Sea near the disputed territory and would call for more military exercises with Japan and stronger military ties between the two countries.

But while we were doing a strongman show with Japan, things were rosier during lunch, The Sydney Morning Herald reports, with a breakdown of the infamous dinner at a Shangri-La hotel in Singapore on Friday. The dinner marked a thaw in Australia’s diplomatic relations with Beijing. Marles and the Chinese Minister of Defense Wei Fenghe sitting across from each other, forced to choose between conversation and awkward staring. They chose conversation.

But a glass of pinot gris can’t fix everything, foreign minister Penny Wang has warned. As reported in The Australian ($), Wong said Australia would not compromise its values ​​to convince China to end its trade strikes.


Premier of New South Wales Dominique Perrotet will meet the Prime Minister Anthony Albanian this Friday to request federal assistance to remove the stamp duty, Guardian Australia reports, Perrottet calling it an “intrinsically terrible” tax.

Under his proposal, buyers will be able to choose to pay an annual property tax instead of a lump sum on purchases to help boost home ownership and boost annual incomes for NSW residents, according to the ABC.

As The Sydney Morning Herald ($) reports that the move is expected to be a key part of next week’s state budget – although the opposition NSW Treasury spokesman Daniel Mookey warned that scrapping the tax would put additional pressure on working families who cannot afford the annual fee.


TikTok and Instagram influencers could turn to Bunnings to make big bucks after the hardware retailer revealed it was trying to ‘reimagine’ its business to meet the needs of Gen Z, according to The Australian ($).

It’s hard to believe those born at the turn of the century are now adults planning to decorate their homes – or their parents’ homes – but Bunnings thinks this is an untapped market for DIY projects. despite record levels of home ownership.

Speaking at the Global DIY Summit in Denmark, the CEO of Bunnings Michael Schneider said he plans to help younger kids reinvent their parents’ living spaces for them.

May your projects today be smooth and successful.


The mayor was certainly inebriated but I don’t know his level of intoxication when he spoke with the president.

Jason Miller

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots heard from former donald trump campaign staffer that the then president listened to drunken advice from Rudy Giulani instead of his professional campaign advisers.

‘Our reputation is trashed’: Sydney Morning Herald staff email slams Rebel Wilson spinoff management

“The email, obtained by Crikey from multiple sources, lambastes Nine’s editorial decisions, ongoing negotiations over corporate bargaining agreements, and management.

“‘In March, with the ‘strike’ fiasco, we were a national laughingstock – but now we have captured international attention,” the email read.

“’Our reputation is ruined. Management silences us on social media and treats our audience with contempt. And we don’t even get paid for inflation. What’s the point?'”

The ABC lies in power and Buttrose takes control

“As a practical matter, an independent ombudsman adds to an already stringent – ​​if not onerous – set of requirements imposed on ABC journalists who attempt to hold power to account. There is already an established complaints process. If a complainant is unhappy with this, they have the right to appeal to the Australian Communications and Media Authority. Apart from that, there are the defamation courts. There is the ABC Media monitoring. And on top of all that, there’s the relentless stalking of News Corp seeking to amplify any perceived slights or errors.

And yet, ABC’s board felt more was needed – a sign either that it’s really gone off the rails, or that it’s overreacted, perhaps swept away by a climate of crisis that’s swirling around. is aggravated over the duration of the Morisson government.”

Rebel Wilson, Bevan Shields and the art of (un)apologies on Twitter

“It’s a strange claim, considering the fact that the SMHexit intention [Rebel] Wilson was literally in the first line of the article. [Andrew] cornea opens with: “In a perfect world, ‘dating’ same-sex relationships should be a redundant concept in 2022. Love is love, right? As Rebel Wilson knows, we don’t live in a perfect world. He then goes on to describe how the newspaper revealed it.

“‘I hadn’t made any decision as to whether or what to post,’ Shields continues in his non-apology. ‘And the Herald’s the decision on what to do would have been informed by any response Wilson provided.


The Secret Sexual History of Rape Activist Christian Porter Jo Dyer (The Australian) ($)

Star Entertainment disputes trigger new investigation, license under review (The Australian) ($)

What you need to know about bear markets (The New York Times) ($)

S&P 500 opens in bearish territory as stocks drop around 2% (Wall Street Journal) ($)

Global Stockpile of Nuclear Weapons Set to Rise: SIPRI (Al Jazeera)

Buzz Lightyear movie banned from cinemas by UAE (BBC)

Ukraine fears defeat in the East without increased military aid (Wall Street Journal) ($)

High-ranking Afghan officials fled to luxury homes abroad (Wall Street Journal) ($)

The diplomatic freeze between Australia and China is over. Here’s what it means (SBS)

Wikipedia appeals Russian court order to suppress information about war in Ukraine (ABC)

‘Immunity is on the decline’: Andrews seeks fourth blow for hospital workers (Age) ($)


The Albo team builds on the work of Morrison – Greg Sheridan (The Australian) ($): “The Albanian the success of the government in obtaining this ministerial dialogue owes much to the Morisson the government’s determination not to give in to years of intimidation from Beijing.

“We don’t know all of Beijing’s calculations, but we can assume it worked in trying to coerce Australia on issues such as Chinese interference in our politics, investment in our critical infrastructure, involvement of Huawei to our 5G network, media and political criticism on Chinese human rights and national positions on the South China Sea, Hong Kong and the persecution of Uyghurs in Xinjiang will not work.The Morrison government was strong in this area and the Albanian government has maintained this strength in slightly moderate language, so let’s not forget the achievements of Scott Morrison.

What it took for a country with a strong gun culture to abandon them – Aaron Timms (The New York Times) ($) “Australia loses as much as it gains from this constitutional loophole – a point that is often lost in US media coverage of gun policy in the emotional days following a mass shooting. Herculean effort that would be required to repeal the Second Amendment, Australia’s gun reforms came into force relatively easily.But without a Bill of Rights, there is no constitutional framework in Australia to prevent mandatory and indefinite detention of asylum seekers, or to insulate freedom of expression from the chilling effect of libel suits.


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Highly Anticipated Sci-Fi Horror And 5 Other Big Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week Sat, 11 Jun 2022 18:06:40 +0000

It’s been a big week in terms of hit teasers.

Hello and welcome back to the JOE Trailers column.

You should know the drill by now, but for first-time readers, here’s where we’ve compiled the best movie and TV trailers released in the past week for your viewing pleasure.

You can check out the best deals from the past seven days below.


Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland

First up this week, we have the latest trailer for Nope – the new movie from horror maestro Jordan Peele (Get Out, We).

The film follows a brother and sister (Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer) who own a ranch that appears to be terrorized by an alien spacecraft.

As such, the pair decided to capture video evidence of the UFO with the help of a tech salesman (Brandon Perea, The OA) and a documentarian (Michael Wincott, The Crow).

With Get Out and Us, Peele’s directing career to date has been pretty spot on, so we hope Nope continues his winning streak when he lands in Irish cinemas on August 12th.

black adam

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An upcoming entry in the DC Cinematic Universe (DCEU), Black Adam will see Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson play the titular character – a powerful anti-hero who has been imprisoned for 5,000 years.

However, after being freed from its earthly grave in modern times, it begins to wreak havoc.

Also featuring Irish actor Pierce Brosnan, the blockbuster is set to be released in Ireland on October 21.

High-speed train

Clip via Sony Pictures Ireland

This week we also got another look at Bullet Train – a new action-comedy from the director of Deadpool 2 and starring Brad Pitt.

The Oscar-winning actor plays a bad-luck hitman who is hired to retrieve a briefcase from a high-speed train from Tokyo to Kyoto, which ends up being harder than it looks.

After his acclaimed comedy turn Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Bullet Train looks like another fun role for Pitt – with the actor also backed by a cool cast of character actors, including Brian Tyree Henry, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon and Zazie Beetz.

You can discover the blockbuster in cinemas on August 3.


Clip on Hulu

Continuing with the blockbusters, this week a new trailer was released for Prey, the latest in the Predator franchise.

Taking the action back to 1719, the film centers on a skilled warrior (Amber Midthunder, Legion) from the Comanche nation who fights to protect her tribe from one of the first highly evolved predators to land on Earth.

Seeming to be an exciting next step for the classic sci-fi action horror series, Prey is slated for a Disney+ release in Ireland on August 5th.

1899/The Midnight Club

Extracts via Netflix

As part of its “Geeked Week,” Netflix recently released a bunch of new trailers, including for its new Resident Evil series and the final episodes of Season 4 of Stranger Things.

However, the two teasers that caught JOE’s attention the most were for the streamer’s upcoming shows 1899 and The Midnight Club.

The first is from the creators of Netflix’s excellent German puzzler Dark and follows a group of European passengers on a migrating steamer in 1899 whose journey becomes a horrifying nightmare.

Meanwhile, The Midnight Club is co-created by Mike Flanagan (Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Hill House) and centers on a group of terminally ill young adults in a hospice where bizarre happenings begin to occur.

Although 1899 does not yet have an exact release date, The Midnight Club is set to air on October 7.

Global stocks rise on improving Chinese services data Mon, 06 Jun 2022 09:50:52 +0000


Global stock markets and Wall Street futures rose on Monday after the slowdown in China’s service industries eased and reports indicated the Biden administration may lift U.S. tariffs on some Chinese imports.

London and Frankfurt opened higher. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong are progressing. Oil prices rose to stay near US$120 a barrel.

A survey showed activity in China’s retail and other service industries declined in May, but at a slower pace than the previous month. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported that Washington plans to lift tariffs on Chinese-made solar panels and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said President Joe Biden is “considering” ending other tariffs. rights.

“Some pockets of optimism may come from further easing of virus restrictions in Beijing,” IG’s Yeap Jun Rong said in a report.

In early trading, the FTSE 100 in London rose 1.3% to 7,628.69 and the DAX in Frankfurt gained 0.7% to 14,554.83. The CAC 40 in Paris advanced by 0.9% to 6,545.79.

On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P 500 index futures contract rose 0.8% and that of the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.6%.

On Friday, the S&P 500 lost 1.6% for its eighth weekly decline in the past nine weeks. The Dow Jones fell 1% and the Nasdaq 2.5%.

Government data showed U.S. employers added 390,000 jobs in May, beating expectations of 322,500.

In Asia, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.3% to 3,236.37 after business news magazine Caixin said its monthly purchasing managers’ index for services rose to 41. 4 versus 36.2 in April on a 100-point scale where numbers below 50 show a contraction in activity.

The Hang Seng in Hong Kong gained 1.8% to 21,470.94 and the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo added 0.6% to 27,915.89. Korean markets were closed for a holiday.

Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 fell 0.5% to 7,206.30. New Zealand markets were closed for a holiday.

India’s Sensex fell less than 0.1% to 55,716.30. Southeast Asian markets fell.

Wall Street traders are worried about the possibility that Federal Reserve interest rates aimed at cooling inflation that is at its highest level in four decades could tip the US economy into a recession.

Also on Friday, government data showed wages were lower than expected in May, which could reduce future upward pressure on prices. This would ease the pressure on the Fed for further rate hikes.

More than four out of five S&P 500 stocks fell. The biggest declines were in tech stocks.

Tesla fell 9.2% after U.S. safety regulators said more than 750 owners complained about cars suddenly stopping on the roads for no apparent reason while using their partially automated driving systems.

Benchmark U.S. crude rose 40 cents to $119.27 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained $2 on Friday at $118.87. Brent crude, the price basis for international oil trade, advanced 35 cents to $120.07 a barrel in London. It closed $2.11 higher in the previous session at $119.72.

The dollar fell to 130.79 yen from 130.85 yen on Friday. The euro fell from $1.0720 to $1.0745.

Cody Simpson and Girlfriend Emma McKeon Make Their Elvis Red Carpet Debut Sat, 04 Jun 2022 10:50:19 +0000

Cody Simpson and his new girlfriend Emma McKeon have gone public with their romance.

The couple made their red carpet debut at the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis at Event Cinemas Pacific Fair in Queensland on Friday night.

The pop star, 25, and swimmer, 28, held hands and beamed for the cameras as they walked the red carpet.

Loved up: Cody Simpson left) and his new girlfriend Emma McKeon (right) have made their romance very public. The couple made their red carpet debut at the red carpet premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis at Event Cinemas Pacific Fair in Queensland on Friday night

Cody looked dapper in a blue suit with a retro cut blazer, paired with a black shirt and a beloved pair of brown suede boots.

Emma meanwhile looked chic in an oversized black blazer and wide leg trousers, with a white ribbed crop top underneath.

She kept her makeup natural, opting for a glowing look with nude pink lipstick and a touch of blush, while wearing her blonde hair pulled behind her ears.

Sweet: The pop star, 25, and swimmer, 28, held hands and beamed for the cameras as they walked the red carpet

Sweet: The pop star, 25, and swimmer, 28, held hands and beamed for the cameras as they walked the red carpet

Look: Emma looked chic in an oversized black blazer and wide leg pants, with a white ribbed crop top underneath

Look: Emma looked chic in an oversized black blazer and wide leg pants, with a white ribbed crop top underneath

Cute: The pair looked delighted to be in each other's company, beaming for photos and hugging each other

Cute: The pair looked delighted to be in each other’s company, beaming for photos and hugging each other

The pool champ added a pair of strappy flat sandals to the ensemble and kept her accessories simple, with a gold necklace and matching earrings.

The couple looked delighted to be in each other’s company, beaming for photos and staying close to each other.

It comes after the pop star-turned-swimmer brushed aside rumors of a ‘love triangle’ between girlfriend Emma and ex-swimming king Kyle Chalmers.

Style: Cody looked dapper in a blue suit with a retro cut blazer, paired with a black shirt and a beloved pair of brown suede boots

Style: Cody looked dapper in a blue suit with a retro cut blazer, paired with a black shirt and a beloved pair of brown suede boots

No dice: It comes after the pop star-turned-swimmer brushed aside rumors of a

No dice: It comes after the pop star-turned-swimmer brushed aside rumors of a ‘love triangle’ between girlfriend Emma and ex-swimming king Kyle Chalmers

Speculation: Cody said he and Kyle had

Speculation: Cody said he and Kyle had ‘cleared the air’, but speculation continued to swirl

The Golden Thing singer made headlines earlier this month after Emma’s ex Kyle, 23, backtracked on her decision to jump the 100m butterfly at the world championships , ending Cody’s hopes of competing in the event.

Cody said he and Kyle had “cleared the air,” but speculation continued to swirl that Kyle’s decision to enter the butterfly race was motivated by Cody dating Emma.

“Ultimately, Emma broke up with Kyle last year and now has a serious relationship with Cody – that should be the end of it, but sadly it looks like it could get worse before it gets better,” an insider said. . New Ideas magazine.

“Ultimately, Emma broke up with Kyle last year and now has a serious relationship with Cody – that should be the end of it, but sadly it looks like it could get worse before it gets better,” an insider said. . New Ideas Magazine

Swimming fans: The source went on to say that the drama

Swimming fans: The source went on to say the drama ‘overshadowed’ the swimming trials for the upcoming World Championships in Budapest and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

“This whole crazy saga is really straight out of a soap opera!  » they lamented

“This whole crazy saga is really straight out of a soap opera! » they lamented

The source went on to say the drama “overshadowed” the swimming trials for the upcoming world championships in Budapest and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

“This whole crazy saga is really straight out of a soap opera! they lamented.

Cody will compete in the butterfly events at the upcoming Commonwealth Games, but missed out on a spot at the World Championships.

All good: When asked about his relationship with Emma, ​​Cody shut down Today show host Karl Stefanovic, saying: 'Man, I'm here to talk about my swimming.  I don't know what you want me to say'

All good: When asked about his relationship with Emma, ​​Cody shut down Today show host Karl Stefanovic, saying: ‘Man, I’m here to talk about my swimming. I don’t know what you want me to say’

He appeared to have booked himself a place in the 100m butterfly world championships after finishing third in the event at the national swimming championships in Adelaide, behind Kyle and winner Matt Temple.

In an interview with the Today show, Cody closed host Karl Stefanovic’s “love triangle” question, insisting that he and Kyle cleared the air and that he “respects any decision” that Kyle takes on the competition.

Asked about his relationship with Emma, ​​Cody closed Stefanovic saying, ‘Man, I’m here to talk about my swimming. I don’t know what you want me to say.

Swimming saga: Kyle (pictured), who won silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics last year, has also strongly denied the triangle accusations in love, calling them

Swimming saga: Kyle (pictured), who won silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics last year, has also strongly denied the triangle accusations in love, calling them “extremely pathetic”.

Kyle, who won silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics last year, also strongly denied the love triangle accusations, calling them “extremely pathetic “.

“That’s the biggest joke I’ve ever heard, to be honest with you,” Kyle, an Olympic champion in the 100m freestyle at the 2016 Rio Olympics, told 2Day FM.

“Unfortunately, yes, I’m the one who has to stand up and apologize and come across as the bad guy when all I’ve done is give my all to my sport and my country,” he said. added.

Smitten: Cody and Emma were spotted getting comfortable in the stands at swimming events

Smitten: Cody and Emma were spotted getting comfortable in the stands at swimming events

The Best Asian Creator Movies on Netflix Mon, 30 May 2022 17:10:24 +0000

It’s time to bring some more diversity to your queue!

We’ve rounded up an amazing selection of movies on Netflix, all presented by Asian creators. These talented writers, directors and producers represent both the biggest names in cinema and newcomers who are making things happen. From comedies to animated treasures, martial arts movies to zombie thrillers, the perfect pick for your next movie night is just a click away. You can thank us later!

1. French language

Written, directed, produced and starring Filipino four-threat filmmaker Isabel Sandoval, Lingua franca is a moving film about an undocumented trans caregiver (Olivia) in Brooklyn. After exhausting all possible options to gain legal status, she begins a romantic relationship with her elderly patient’s adult son in hopes of a green card based on marriage. Lingua franca is a heartfelt and touching tribute to the marginalized and an absolute triumph for representation: Sandoval’s Lingua franca premiere at the Venice Film Festival marks the first time a trans woman of color has entered the competition.

How to watch: Lingua franca is streaming on Netflix.

2. The White Tiger

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As a young boy in India, Balram Halwai (Adarsh ​​Gourav) scored high enough in his exams to secure a scholarship to Delhi – a rare chance to escape the circumstances of his birth in a lower class . However, when his family’s needs grow too great, Balram is forced to quit school, return to his village and work at his grandmother’s tea stall to make ends meet. An ambitious man, he spent the rest of his life trying to find a new path to success despite his country’s rigid and punitive class structure. Based on Aravind Adiga’s acclaimed novel of the same name, The white tiger is a masterful entry by Iranian-American writer and director Ramin Bahrani. A moving and brutal meditation on inequality with a sensational cast (What’s up, Priyanka Chopra!), this is a lively and captivating film not to be missed.

How to watch: The white tiger is streaming on Netflix.

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Fans of the Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra long awaited a fictional Ali Wong fantasy, and Always be my maybe really, really book. Wong and Randall Park form a lovely testament, with love triangles, awkward childhood flashbacks, Keanu Reeves as he was born to playand authentic depictions of the Asian-American experience.* — Alison Foreman, entertainment reporter

How to watch: Always be my maybe is streaming on Netflix.

4. Mirai

When four-year-old Kun (Moka Kamishiraishi) parents tell him that he is going to have a little sister, he is initially excited. But when the baby, Mirai (Haru Kuroki), arrives, he struggles to adjust to sharing the attention of his mother and father. Seeking solace, Kun disappears into the garden behind his house, where he embarks on a magical adventure with the adult version of Mirai that puts his relationship with his family in a whole new perspective. This is a deeply warm, funny and insightful piece from veteran Japanese director and animator Mamoru Hosoda. Nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2018, Mirai is the perfect and enjoyable choice for family movie night.

How to watch: Mirai is streaming on Netflix.

5. Tiger Tail

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Alan Yang’s feature directorial debut tells the touching story of Pin-Jui (Tzi Ma) and Yuan (Joan Chen), who met in Taiwan as children and young adults, but ended up losing contact. In his later years, Pin-Jui finds himself estranged from his daughter, their relationship strained by his reluctance to open up over the years. Flashbacks continue to reveal the tender love between Pin-Jui and Yuan until he abruptly marries someone else, and the adult Pin-Jui is forced to reunite with his old love and return to his roots. * – Proma Khosla, entertainment journalist

How to watch: tiger tail is streaming on Netflix.

6. Paper Tigers

Is it a martial arts movie, a comedy, a drama? No, it’s all three! paper tigers is a high-energy, hilarious and surprisingly relatable story about three middle-aged men, each a former kung fu prodigy. They never thought their martial arts past would be valuable again in their adult life, until their former master was murdered, and they swear revenge (after putting their children to bed, sure). Written and directed by newcomer Bao Tran, and funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign, paper tigers is a sensational watch.

How to watch: paper tigers is streaming on Netflix.

7. Advantageous

In a near future where women are becoming infertile and cosmetic surgery is a major industry, Gwen (Jacqueline Kim) is a woman without many options. When she is abruptly fired from her job, she agrees to undergo a risky procedure in order to secure her daughter’s future. Written by Jennifer Phang and Jacqueline Kim, and directed by Phang, Advantageous is a pensive and shrewd sci-fi drama – a winner for all fans of dystopian cinema.

How to watch: Advantageous is streaming on Netflix.

First feature film director Rohena Gera successfully lands with 2018s Sirwhich only hit theaters in November 2020 and hit Netflix in early 2021. Sir is the essential Indian cinema. Tillotama Shome stars as Ratna, an upper-middle-class resident housekeeper from Ashwin (Vivek Gomber). Maids are common in India, where the film is set, but Ratna and Ashwin develop a slowly simmering, socially unthinkable love.


Netflix’s ‘Sir’ is a staple of Indian cinema

With Gera’s writing and directing, this unlikely story never feels forced. Love blossoms organically, in furtive glances and heavy silence and the trust they develop as Ashwin recovers from a broken engagement and Ratna tells her about her late husband. The result is a film so sweet and moving that it will stay with you long after it ends.* — PACK

How to watch: Sir is streaming on Netflix.

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Director Alice Wu’s half of it revolves around straight college student Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) and her journey to self-acceptance. It does wonders for the streaming service’s rom-com catalog, not because it’s particularly new to its ideas, but because Wu executes them with a flair all its own.

A charming combination of unique subject matter and clichéd narration, half of it explores the perspectives of characters rare in the genre – namely, Ellie who is a queer Chinese-American teenager – with fairly predictable narrative turns. You’ve never seen this story with these characters before, but you’ll feel like you did. It’s a win for the genre in its own right.* — A F

How to watch: half of it is streaming on Netflix.

10. #alive

Written by Cho Il-hyung and Matt Naylor, and directed by Il-hyung, #Living is a South Korean zombie film of the modern era. Oh Joon-woo (Yoo Ah-in) is a video game streamer and one of the last humans in his town not trying to eat brains. Trapped alone in his apartment, Joon-woo is about to give up hope, until another survivor, also trapped in his apartment, catches his eye with a laser pointer. #Living was the first Korean film to top the Netflix Movies Worldwide charts, and it’s no wonder – with its focus on isolation and connection, it’s a fresh and engaging take on the popular zombie genre.

How to watch: #Living is streaming on Netflix.

11. Okja

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Before him won an Oscar for suggesting eating the rich, Bong Joon Ho’s most recent film was about a little girl and her genetically modified super pig, Okja. Ahn Seo-Hyun plays wide-eyed Mija, who can’t stand the separation when it comes time to take Okja away and seemingly kill him for mass consumption. Mija flees to Seoul to rescue her best friend and expose the slimy Mirando Corporation that started the super pig program. Okja has a sane, streamlined story, but Bong’s hallmark is in the delightfully weird performances of Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, and more. Ephemeral Easter Eggs the director put in it just for fun.* — PACK

How to watch: Okja is streaming on Netflix.

Two animated characters face each other in a field of bubbles.

Where do these bubbles come from?
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You know The little Mermaid. I know the Little Mermaid. We all know The little Mermaid. But do you know what it looks like when you add parkour battles in post-apocalyptic Tokyo? Of The attack of the Titans director Tetsuro Araki and Japanese animation studio Wit Studio present the latest sublime anime from Netflix, Bubblewhich puts a more dazzling spin on the disaster apocalypse genre and mixes it with Hans Christian Andersen’s tragic mertale.* — Shannon Connellan, British editor.

*This blurb was on a previous Mashable listing.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Confirms More International Release Dates In June Fri, 27 May 2022 22:14:33 +0000

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is set to leave Japanese theaters after an impressive five-month run, but the film is still set to continue showing everywhere else around the world. Interestingly, there are still a few countries that weren’t able to see the film in theaters. Luckily, the prequel is finally getting more international release dates in select territories in June!

It has been confirmed that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will finally premiere in theaters in Sweden on June 3, 2022. In addition to that, the film has confirmed that its release date in Italy will be set for June 9, 2022. The latest update comes courtesy of a trailer dubbed in Thai for the film announcing that it will be shown in cinemas across Thailand on June 23, 2022.

It’s a good start considering that the movie has yet to hit theaters in most Asian countries. Hope the Thai release date in June is not the only one and more fans can enjoy it Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in theaters this month. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is an adaptation of the prequel manga by Gege Akutami which was originally titled Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School and is currently the 15th highest-grossing film in Japanese box office history.

Meanwhile, the main Jujutsu Kaisen the manga is set for another delay as Gege Akutami takes another hiatus. It has just been confirmed that the next chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen will not be published in issue 27 of Weekly Shonen Jump. Instead, Chapter 187 will be featured in Issue #28 next month.

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 186 will be published in Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 26. The next chapter will be featured in issue #28 in June.

Related: Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 187 Delayed, Fans Claim Hunter x Hunter Made Gege Akutami Too Excited To Work

Preston fire: Cost of Odeon and Tokyo Jo fire rise as downtown businesses remain closed Mon, 23 May 2022 15:23:00 +0000

The sprawling old Odeon Building, once home to a string of popular venues from Top Rank to Clouds, Tokyo Joe’s, Lava and Ignite and Evoque, is being flattened – although it’s hoped its art deco facade can be saved.

But neighboring businesses have also paid a heavy price for what could prove to be more than a week’s worth of revenue for some, as a tight cordon still prevents many from reopening for safety reasons.

Former Miss World contestant Elizabeth Grant, who works at Detroit Motown and Soul Bar – the closest place to hell – visited the stage today and was told it might run out up to 10 days before the business is operational again.

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The newly opened Hopwoods Tap House, also next to the fire-ravaged Odeon, was still closed today and fenced – although it hoped to reopen at tea time.

And many other hospitality venues in the immediate area of ​​the demolition site were also prevented from inviting customers back as security guards continued to blockade Avenham Street, Main Sprit Weind and Syke Street while delicate work dismantling of the precarious remains of the building continued. .

“It was a very bad weekend for us,” admitted Oli Ingram, regional manager of the company which runs both Hopwoods and its sister establishment Baluga Bar across the road.

Tony Hayhurst was a regular at the Odéon in his youth – and also at the Clouds nightclub.

“We had to evacuate both around 7:30-8:00 p.m. Thursday night. Hopwoods has remained closed since then as it is right next to the building.

“It hit Baluga on Friday during the day, but then we were able to open on Friday evening. But trade was reduced all weekend due to road closures.

“We have now been cleared by building inspectors to reopen Hopwoods at 4pm today. But it has been a real struggle for everyone here since Thursday.”

In Detroit, in Main Sprit Weind, the picture was not so rosy today. The narrow alley between the bar and the scene of the fire was still closed and demolition crews were unable to say when it would be safe to reopen it.

Former projectionist Harry Hindle in front of the devastated Odeon cinema.

“It’s so frustrating,” said Elizabeth, who won the Miss England title in 2016 to earn a place in the Miss World USA final.

“I’ve been told it could be seven to 10 days before we can reopen. It could be sooner, but no one knows for sure at the moment.

“We’ve already lost the whole weekend to the fire and now it looks like we could lose next weekend too – and maybe even the Jubilee bank holidays too.”

Soul band The Real Thing are booked for a sold-out concert at the bar this Friday.

Workers were inside the front part of the building while demolition work continues on the back.

“If we can’t find another place for it, we could lose it,” Elizabeth added. “We have so many reservations and there are so many people calling to check when we reopen.

“We were the closest location to the fire when it started, so it’s obviously up to security officials.”

The blaze not only destroyed the huge building and impacted nearby businesses, it also left thousands on the verge of tears as they saw a place they fondly remember from the sixties and seventies reduced in ashes.

Former Odéon projectionist Harry Hindle, 75, worked there fifty years ago and still remembers cinema at its peak.

“It’s very sad to see the building in such a state,” he said. “I know it was closed for many years, but this place meant a lot to thousands of people – not just the cinema but also the Top Rank ballroom and the other nightclubs that followed.

“I remember having to carry the heavy reels of film up the stairs to the projection room at the very top of the building. There were six reels in boxes that had to be brought up there by hand because there was no had no elevator.

Demolition work continues on what remains of the old Odeon Cinema and Tokyo Joe’s nightclub.

“Like all Odeon cinemas, it was a great place. It had the latest technology, we were dealing with state-of-the-art machinery – at least that was advanced at the time.”

BBC Radio Lancashire presenter John ‘Gilly’ Gillmore stopped by Church Street today to pay his respects to a venue that was once a favorite of colleagues at his former station Red Rose Radio and its sister station RockFM.

“Rock FM used to party there when it was Tokyo Joe’s,” John said. “They were very popular.

“I remember going to the cinema there shortly after joining Red Rose for a press preview of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit.’ cinema closed shortly thereafter.

“It’s always sad when places like this disappear. It meant so much to so many people.”

Tony Hayhurst also stopped by Church Street to remember a place he visited regularly as a teenager.

The ex-soldier watched many films at the Odeon and also paid a few visits to the Clouds nightclub.

“I used to go to the movies with my grandmother who would then fall asleep while me and my cousins ​​watched the movie,” he recalled.

“The place has fond memories for me. I remember watching the original Rocky movie around 1976.

“And a couple of us Catholic College guys snuck out of school one afternoon to go watch The Exorcist.

“A bit later I went to Clouds. I remember my dad was talking a lot about Top Rank. He loved it.

“It’s very sad to see what he’s become. It will have upset a lot of people.”

Former Miss England Elizabeth Grant said businesses in the area had lost a lot of business to the blaze.