Hollywood’s “The Raid” finds director in Joe Carnahan, Frank Grillo to star

Arguably Indonesia’s greatest cinematic export of all time, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood tried to remake “The Raid”, given their penchant for trying to cash in on the success of foreign cinema hits “The Raid” has actually been on Hollywood executives’ radars for a while now, with the remake project announced and then delayed back in 2014 But now, production on the remake of the...

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New movie about legendary Indonesian hero Wiro Sableng being co-produced by Fox International Studios

Indonesians may flock to films about American superheroes like Spider-man and the Avengers, but there’s a special love for our homegrown action heroes, especially the martial...

New movie about legendary Indonesian hero Wiro Sableng being co-produced by Fox International Studios

Puteri Indonesia Kezia Warouw’s Garuda costume for Miss Universe 2016 is seriously badass (PHOTOS)

For a country so rich in fashion tradition, it’s quite a shame that Indonesia has only won the Best National Costume award once at the Miss Universe pageant (in 2014) But for...

Puteri Indonesia Kezia Warouw’s Garuda costume for Miss Universe 2016 is seriously badass (PHOTOS)

Miss Indonesia Natasha Mannuela crowned 2nd runner-up at Miss World 2016

It’s been a good year for Indonesian beauties in the crazy competitive world of international beauty pageants In October, Ariska Putri Pertiwi took first place in the Miss Grand...

Miss Indonesia Natasha Mannuela crowned 2nd runner-up at Miss World 2016

#Headshot812: Iko Uwais’ latest butt-kicking action movie finally comes to Indonesian cinemas

You may have guessed from our previous coverage of “Headshot”, an extreme action movie directed by the Mo Brothers and starring Iko Uwais from “The Raid” fame, that we...

#Headshot812: Iko Uwais’ latest butt-kicking action movie finally comes to Indonesian cinemas

‘I think I have enter wind’: Indonesian literally translated into English can be… odd, as Sacha Stevenson demonstrates

While people often say that Indonesian is one of the easiest languages to learn, it can sometimes be hard for foreign learners to wrap their heads around Bahasa Indonesia’s many...

‘I think I have enter wind’: Indonesian literally translated into English can be… odd, as Sacha Stevenson demonstrates

South Korea’s Psy to bring ‘Gangnam Style’ to ICE BSD City (November 24)

Love it or hate it, nobody could’ve lived through 2012 and 2013 without hearing South Korean popstar Psy’s one-hit wonder ‘Gangnam Style’ Four years after the song’s...

South Korea’s Psy to bring ‘Gangnam Style’ to ICE BSD City (November 24)

WATCH: FFI-winning animated short ‘Surat untuk Jakarta’ is a gorgeous ode to the capital

The biggest Indonesian film awards of the year, Festival Film Indonesia (FFI), was held at Tamin Ismail Marzuki on Sunday evening Among the night's winners was “Surat untuk...

WATCH: FFI-winning animated short ‘Surat untuk Jakarta’ is a gorgeous ode to the capital

‘Raid’ star Iko Uwais teams up with Muay Thai martial arts legend Tony Jaa to form action movie dream team

When Indonesian pencak silat master and action movie star Iko Uwais first shattered the silver screen in his hard-hitting debut film “Merantau” and its smash hit follow-up...

‘Raid’ star Iko Uwais teams up with Muay Thai martial arts legend Tony Jaa to form action movie dream team

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Indonesia, feeds orangutans & fights palm oil in ‘Before the Flood’ (FULL MOVIE)

As you may remember, international superstar Leonardo DiCaprio created a huge buzz in Indonesia when he visited the Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh in March of this year Although he is...

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Indonesia, feeds orangutans & fights palm oil in ‘Before the Flood’ (FULL MOVIE)

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Coconuts Jakarta is not an “infotainment” site, so we don’t bore you with a lot of celebrity gossip (unless it’s really crazy). What we mainly care about when it comes to showbiz is giving you the latest Indonesia-related movie and television news that we’re super excited about. Indonesia’s film industry has come a long way in recent years, with directors such as Joko Anwar, The Mo Brothers and Gareth Evans paving the way for movies from the archipelago to get more respect and exposure internationally.