Arts & Entertainment
14:42
17 Apr 2021

Oscar-nominated songs to be performed from LA museum roof -- and Iceland

LOS ANGELES: The five songs nominated at this year's Oscars will be performed from the top of the Academy's gleaming new film museum -- and a tiny fishing town in Iceland -- as producers aim to shake up the format of the pandemic-hit ceremony.

17 Apr 2021 1
Oscar-nominated songs to be performed from LA museum roof -- and Iceland
16 Apr 2021

Half-baked superhero comedy

It's not difficult to tell the difference between good and bad comedy movies. A good comedy is simply a film that makes us laugh, and those that fail to do that are easily forgotten. When I first heard that the latest Netflix original Thunder Force was written and directed by Melissa McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone, who has also directed movies like Tammy (2014), The Boss (2016), Life Of The Party (2018) and Superintelligence (2020), I was bracing for the worst. Although Thunder Force may be a step up from Falcone's previous films as it attempts to bring a new story to the table -- the superhero angle in this case -- everything else is straight from the script, from execution to the jokes which all missed the mark.

16 Apr 2021
Half-baked superhero comedy
16 Apr 2021

Ferragamo traces its silk road

Synonymous with footwear, Ferragamo became notable for silk accessories after Fulvia, one of Salvatore Ferragamo's daughters, launched the first collection in the early 1970s.

16 Apr 2021
Ferragamo traces its silk road
16 Apr 2021

A long crusade against healthcare woes

Oscar-nominated Romanian documentary Colectiv follows an investigative journalist and a cabinet minister in their battle against a corrupt system.

16 Apr 2021
A long crusade against healthcare woes
15 Apr 2021

Exploring immortality and the value of life

Cautionary tales of the human pursuit of immortality -- be it animating a lifeless corpse or inventing new species -- have been passed down for generations. However, rarely does anyone recount the story of Chinese explorer Xu Fu, known as Seobok in Korean. In those days, Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang had ordered Xu Fu to sail east in search of the elixir of life. The legend has now inspired the new sci-fi action blockbuster Seobok, which features an all-star cast with over 250 million baht invested in its production.

15 Apr 2021
Exploring immortality and the value of life
15 Apr 2021

Pro Musica to perform iconic quartets of two masters

Pro Musica Quartet will give two rounds of "The Early String Quartets" concert featuring Haydn's and Mozart's early string quartets at Neilson Hays Library, Surawong Road, on April 23 and 24 at 7.30pm.

15 Apr 2021
Pro Musica to perform iconic quartets of two masters
15 Apr 2021

Listen to the bunny. Stop animal testing

While animal testing for cosmetics has been officially banned in 40 countries, the practice is still legal in most of the world, including Thailand. Save Ralph, an animated short film, aims to engage consumers and policymakers to ban it.

15 Apr 2021
Listen to the bunny. Stop animal testing
14 Apr 2021

Jumpin' Jab Flash: Jagger riffs on lockdown lifting

LONDON: British rock legend Mick Jagger has released a new song celebrating the release from the "prison walls" of lockdown, as England this week reopened pubs and non-essential shops.

14 Apr 2021 4
Jumpin' Jab Flash: Jagger riffs on lockdown lifting
14 Apr 2021

Making art accessible

Walking through the exhibition "Blooming Home" by Khontarat Techatrisorn, on view at The Jam Factory, visitors will feel like they are in a lively and aesthetic home which features cosy sofas, wooden cabinets, a lamp and curtains with multicoloured flora paintings. You can even get up close and touch several paintings hung on the wall.

14 Apr 2021
Making art accessible