Sony restricts media access to ‘The Interview’ premiere

By Thu, Dec 11, 2014 10:49AM UTC Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of 'The Interview'. Pic: AP.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There will be no interviews at the Hollywood premiere of “The Interview.”

Thailand’s junta brings its message to the silver screen

By Wed, Dec 10, 2014 1:12PM UTC People line up for free tickets 'The Legend of King Naresuan 5' at a cinema in Bangkok earlier this year. Pic: AP.

The Thai junta’s efforts to stifle the media and control the national narrative since it took power on May 22 have been well documented. Aside from plain old-fashioned censorship, it has put serious efforts into creating a wave of patriotic fervour among Thais and instilling the desired values with films and songs.

Bizarre Hitler scene sneaks into Thai junta propaganda movie

By Tue, Dec 09, 2014 6:27PM UTC A screenshot from the short film '30' shows students painting a picture of HItler. Image via YouTube.

A bizarre and brief scene depicting Thai students painting a picture of Adolf Hitler has made its way into a propaganda short film financed by the military government. “30” by director Kulp Kaljaruek is part of the “Thai Niyom” (“Thai Pride”) movie aimed at promoting the “12 core values” drawn up by by junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha shortly after the military coup of May 22, 2014.

Japan plans new Godzilla remake after Hollywood hit

By Mon, Dec 08, 2014 1:40PM UTC A scaled down 'Godzilla' at Tokyo Midtown in Tokyo. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Godzilla is stomping back. And this time, it’s Made in Japan, like the original.

North Korea denies ‘righteous’ Sony Pictures hack attack

By Sun, Dec 07, 2014 3:06PM UTC Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of 'The Interview'. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is denying that it orchestrated a cyberattack on Sony in retaliation for an upcoming Hollywood movie that depicts an assassination plot against the North’s leader.

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