‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘La La Land,’ Dark Knight trilogy among 50+ movies to show on big screens

If it’s been awhile since you were motivated to enter a cinema (IMAX screenings of Tenet don’t count), this month brings fifty-something reasons to do so. Cinema’s past is its future at House Samyan, which starting next week will show fan favorites from the Oscar-winning frothy musical La La Land and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark ...

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So Grand: Dinosaur, dairy cow, Thaiborg vie for best provincial costume

So Grand: Dinosaur, dairy cow, Thaiborg vie for best provincial costume

Will it be the undead velociraptor from Khon Kaen, the Saraburi milk cow or cyborg from Korat to win people’s hearts? Despite the pandemic, the pageant life barrels ahead with...

There will be no Wonderfruit until 2021

There will be no Wonderfruit until 2021

Anyone still wondering whether they would be Wondering later this year got an answer today: Wonderfruit Festival organizers said the 2020 version of their fun, wild and trippy...

Maho Rasop music fest postponed to 2021

Maho Rasop music fest postponed to 2021

Damn you, 2020. One of the year’s most-anticipated festivals announced it’s not happening in November as planned.  Slated to return for its third outing for thousands of...

FooJohn returns for second act as jazz club

FooJohn returns for second act as jazz club

FooJohn the French Bistro and American Smokehouse may be dead, but fans of its live jams can soon return for more nights of spirited shows. Four months after the pandemic claimed...

Adios Artbox: Open-air Nana hangout abruptly ends long run

Adios Artbox: Open-air Nana hangout abruptly ends long run

One year and three months after it landed in a private park by BTS Nana, open-air market Artbox will welcome its last guests today.  A popular destination packed with stalls...

‘Khon Kaen Woodstock’ to return to Isaan’s largest dam this cool season

‘Khon Kaen Woodstock’ to return to Isaan’s largest dam this cool season

At last there’s something to look forward to by the end of 2020.  With the pandemic in remission at home, the annual outdoor E-San Music Festival announced it’s still on come...

Sexism sours the broth in Muslim-Thai rom-com ‘Love Na, Soup Soup’

Sexism sours the broth in Muslim-Thai rom-com ‘Love Na, Soup Soup’

In one telling moment, Minnie prepares an ethnic Malay, or Melayu, breakfast for the owner of the restaurant where she works. Right when he sits down, with neither whiff nor...

Deaf beauty contest to be Thailand’s first pandemic pageant

Deaf beauty contest to be Thailand’s first pandemic pageant

Next Saturday, more than 40 contestants with impaired hearing will take the stage to compete for the crown of Miss and Mister Deaf Thailand at the kingdom’s first pandemic-era...

Indie Bangkok cinema celebrates sweet 16 with Japanese films

Indie Bangkok cinema celebrates sweet 16 with Japanese films

What’s arguably the mightiest and best Japanese film of all time is among 16 movies showing on the big screen at an independent cinema turning 16 this month. House Samyan is...


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