8 Songs That Have Taken Off During Social Distancing

8 Songs That Have Taken Off During Social Distancing In times of turmoil, many of us turn to music for comfort, uplift, and escape, and that’s certainly been true since the coronavirus swept through the U.S. and kept most Americans at home. While music ...

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’: TV Review

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’: TV Review Say this for “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”: The expansiveness of its music-rights budget is to be admired. In the pilot, Zoey (Jane Levy) hears the inner thoughts of those around her, as expressed ...

Short Film Review: Fresh Wave

Young directors Michelle Hung, Li Cheuk-shing, Cheung Yin-kei and Jun Li and their short movies are part of the Hong Kong 2017 Fresh Wave Short Film Competition. Now at its 11th edition, Fresh Wave is ...

Film Review: Weeds on Fire (2016) by Chan Chi-Fat

Winner of the first edition of the First Film Initiative (you can read all about it in this article), alongside “Mad World” and “Opus 1”, “Weeds on Fire” is based upon a real but almost forgotten ...

Interview with Wong Chun and Florence Chan: “If the world is mad, if the city is mad, then the people inside it are mad too”

Wong Chun (director) and Florence Chan (scriptwriter) studied in the City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media. “Mad World” is their first feature film. On the occasion of its screening ...

Film Review: Mad World (2016) by Wong Chun

Wong Chun tackles a rather difficult theme in his debut, as he deals with bipolar disorder, in a low budget film that has already received a number of awards, both Chinese and international. “Mad ...

Japanese Breakfast Covered Tears for Fears’ ‘Head Over Heels,’ and It’s Perfect

Michelle Zauner, a.k.a. Japanese Breakfast, is now one of the hundreds of artists who have covered Tears for Fears’ “Head Over Heels.” Released off W Records, an imprint of W Hotels, the cover is the ...

‘The Voice’: Did Maelyn Jarmon deserve to win season 16 or was Gyth Rigdon robbed? [Poll]

Maelyn Jarmon won season 16 of “The Voice” on Tuesday over Gyth Rigdon in one of the closest votes in the history of the show. Dexter Roberts came in third while Andrew Sevener was fourth. Did Maelyn ...

Who won ‘The Voice’ Season 16 championship? Was it Maelyn Jarmon, Gyth Rigdon, Dexter Roberts or Andrew Sevener? [Updating Live Blog]

Who won ‘The Voice’ Season 16 championship? Was it Maelyn Jarmon, Gyth Rigdon, Dexter Roberts or Andrew Sevener? [Updating Live Blog] The ballots have been counted, so we’re just about to learn who won “The Voice” Season 16 championship. The winner will be revealed by Carson Daly on the live two-hour finale for NBC on Tuesday. Your ...

‘The Voice’ Top 4 power rankings: We rank the finalists from best to worst after Monday’s last performances

‘The Voice’ Top 4 power rankings: We rank the finalists from best to worst after Monday’s last performances The four finalists for Season 16 of “The Voice” performed live for America’s vote one last time on Monday, May 20, before the crowning of the winner on Tuesday, May 21. Read our full recap in the live ...

‘The Voice’ Top 4 performance show: Will the best artist be on a team for Blake Shelton or John Legend? [Updating Live Blog]

‘The Voice’ Top 4 performance show: Will the best artist be on a team for Blake Shelton or John Legend? [Updating Live Blog] We know one thing for certain on Monday’s final performance episode of “The Voice” Season 16. Either an artist for Team Blake Shelton or Team John Legend will be the best and declared champion. All ...

‘The Voice’ Top 4 power rankings: We rank the four finalists from best to worst

‘The Voice’ Top 4 power rankings: We rank the four finalists from best to worst The four finalists for Season 16 of “The Voice” will perform live for America’s vote one last time on Monday, May 20, before the winner is crowned on Tuesday, May 21. Coach Blake Shelton has dominated ...

Forget cowbell! We all need more Adam Lambert in our lives even before he returns to ‘Idol’ [Watch Video]

Forget cowbell! We all need more Adam Lambert in our lives even before he returns to ‘Idol’ [Watch Video] Kris Allen who? Ever since I learned that “American Idol” was recruiting Adam Lambert to coach the Top 8 contestants on the art of performing Queen songs on April 28, I’ve been hungry to hear the ...

‘American Idol’ flashback: It’s the 10-year anniversary of Adam Lambert’s ‘Mad World’ and we’re still weeping [Watch]

‘American Idol’ flashback: It’s the 10-year anniversary of Adam Lambert’s ‘Mad World’ and we’re still weeping [Watch] Ten years ago Adam Lambert took the stage during Top 8 week of “American Idol” and gave a haunting performance of “Mad World” that’s still making fans cry to this day. Adam’s stripped-down rendition ...

‘American Idol’ will likely hit a royal high note as Adam Lambert gives a Queen tutorial to the top 8 on April 28

‘American Idol’ will likely hit a royal high note as Adam Lambert gives a Queen tutorial to the top 8 on April 28 Adam Lambert, the only “American Idol” contestant to ever receive a standing ovation from grumpy judge Simon Cowell, will return to the show on April 28 to mentor the Top 8 contestants. If you haven’t ...

‘The Voice’ Cross Battles: 1st results show Tuesday with eliminations, steals, saves [Updating Live Blog]

‘The Voice’ Cross Battles: 1st results show Tuesday with eliminations, steals, saves [Updating Live Blog] Tuesday’s results show for “The Voice” promises surprising eliminations, steals and saves. Coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton face a situation they’ve never had before ...

What did You think of ‘The Voice’ live Cross Battles? Fans divided over new round of competition [Poll]

What did You think of ‘The Voice’ live Cross Battles? Fans divided over new round of competition [Poll] Days before “The Voice” debuted its brand new round of competition known as the live Cross Battles, fans were excited about the concept. Instead of the usual Knockout rounds, these Cross Battles pit ...

Film Review: Tracey (2018) by Jun Li

Newcomer Hong Kong director Jun Li decided to begin his career in feature movies with a “bang” and a big pink wig on the head of one of the most recognisable Hong Kong actors. What a way to start! ...

Short Film Review: The Umbrella (2018) by Eric Tsang

This year, the Hong Kong 2018 Fresh Wave Short Film Competition is at its 12th edition. Fresh Wave is an independent organization founded by Johnnie To to fund Hong Kong young talents in film-making, ...

Interview with Derek Chiu: People saying, “cinematic arts are nothing about politics, don’t mix up these two things together”, is total bullshit

Derek Chiu was born in Hong Kong in 1961, he studied foreign languages and literature at National Taiwan University. After returning to Hong Kong, he gained experience working in television. In 1992, ...

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