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War and Japanese Animation: Hotaru no Haka

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War and Japanese Animation: Hotaru no Haka Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Grave of the Fireflies is a very moving animation film which focuses on the innocence of children and the brutality of war.  It is a film which blends into reality and it is easy to forget that it is an animation film […]

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Tokyo Entertainment News: Carrie the film starring Chloë Grace Moretz

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Tokyo Entertainment News: Carrie the film starring Chloë Grace Moretz Laura Leiva Modern Tokyo Times As the third adaptation of Stephen King’s 1974 novel by the same name, Carrie, is once again back in theaters to entertain and frighten moviegoers. The title role goes to up-and-coming actress, Chloë Grace Moretz, in addition to Julianne Moore playing her mother. Whether you’ve […]

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Tokyo Entertainment: 42 starring Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie and Harrison Ford

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Tokyo Entertainment: 42 starring Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie and Harrison Ford Modern Tokyo Times Laura Leiva Sports fans will appreciate the story told through 42, a biographical film about one of the most well known men in baseball, Jackie Robinson. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, Nicole Beharie as his wife, Rachel, and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey. The film about Jackie Robinson […]

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Tokyo Entertainment: Trance starring Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel

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Tokyo Entertainment: Trance starring Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel Laura Leiva Modern Tokyo Times Directed by award winner Danny Boyle, Trance is a psychological thriller starring Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel. This fast-paced movie features twists and turns that leave audiences hooked from start to finish. Simon (McAvoy) is an auctioneer […]

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Tokyo Entertainment: Chronicle starring Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan and Alex Russell

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Tokyo Entertainment: Chronicle starring Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan and Alex Russell Laura Leiva Modern Tokyo Times First time director, Josh Trank, offers moviegoers an entertaining science fiction film, Chronicle, starring Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan and Alex Russell. The film centers around three high school students and their newfound telekinetic powers and how it […]

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Tokyo Entertainment News: The movie Side Effects

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Tokyo Entertainment News: The movie Side Effects Laura Leiva Modern Tokyo Times Some of the biggest names in Hollywood come together for the psychological thriller, Side Effects, starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, centers the plot around the use of antidepressant drugs. After four years […]

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Tokyo Entertainment news: Star Trek the movie and Into Darkness

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Star Trek the movie and Into Darkness Laura Leiva Modern Tokyo Times A sequel to 2009’s Star Trek, Into Darkness is the twelfth installment in the film’s franchise and reunites Chris Pine in his role as Captain James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock. Many of the previous film’s cast members are back in this 2013 science fiction […]

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Entertainment News: End of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña and Anna Kendrick

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Entertainment News: End of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña and Anna Kendrick Laura Leiva Modern Tokyo Times Notable stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña and Anna Kendrick come together in this gritty film about life in the Los Angeles Police Department working in notorious South Central. End of Watch strives to show the personal side of seasoned […]

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Anime in Japan: The delightful and fascinating Kokoro Connect

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Anime in Japan: The delightful and fascinating Kokoro Connect Kanako Itamae and Walter Sebastian Modern Tokyo Times   Kokoro Connect is a very gentle anime series which focuses on five main characters. The one binding feature of these individuals is that they are all members of the Cultural Research Club. Therefore, the interconnections and new forces […]

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Tokyo Entertainment News: Fast and Furious 6

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Tokyo Entertainment News: Fast and Furious 6 Laura Leiva Modern Tokyo Times Audiences around the world have been long anticipating the next installment of the Fast and Furious series – the last one hitting theatres in 2011, with Fast Five. In Fast and Furious 6, also known as Fast Six, the team comes together once again for another action-packed movie complete with fast […]

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