Sci-Fi, Sex and Celebs, Yet 'Passengers' Disappoints Critics

Film critics are feeling similarly let down by the movie overall. "Passengers" has a 30-percent approval rating on review aggregator RottenTomatoes.com and has so far been overlooked in Hollywood's awards season.

20 December 2016 | 09:14 AM


Author Digs Deep Into Indonesian Culinary History

Indonesian writer and historian Fadly Rahman tells the history of Indonesian cuisine in his new book "Jejak Rasa Nusantara: Sejarah Makanan Indonesia."

19 December 2016 | 01:29 PM


Rogue One' Scores Massive $155 Million Debut as Star Wars Fans Flock to Theaters

The "Star Wars" prequel scored the second largest December opening in history, the second largest launch of the year, and one of the top debuts in history, opening to a massive $155 million.

19 December 2016 | 12:35 PM


Celebrities Toast Tradition, Getting 'Love Going' in Christmas Wishes

From hoping the world can "get it together" in 2017 to reminiscing about Christmases filled with food and gifts, celebrities sent holiday greetings to fans as the festive season kicked into high gear.

19 December 2016 | 09:33 AM


Rumah Luwih Offers Royal Escape in East Coast of Bali

Rumah Luwih in Gianyar offers a welcome diversion from the busy and ever-so-hip Seminyak and yoga-obsessed Ubud crowd.

17 December 2016 | 04:17 PM


Jakarta Exhibition Showcases Traditional 'Ikat' Cloth From Ende, East Nusa Tenggara

An exhibition to promote ikat textiles from Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, is held at the Textile Museum in South Jakarta.

16 December 2016 | 04:11 PM


Philippine Beauty Queens Win 'Amazing Race Asia'

Maggie Wilson-Consunji and Parul Shah, both Pinay beauty queens, won the fifth season of The Amazing Race Asia, according to an official statement.

16 December 2016 | 03:59 PM


'Passengers' Pratt, Lawrence Hit It Off in New Sci-Fi Film

With Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt featuring in almost every scene of new sci-fi romance "Passengers", director Morten Tyldum was apprehensive about the chemistry between two American actors who had never worked together before.

16 December 2016 | 02:30 PM


Dian Sastrowardoyo Was Not First Choice to Play Kartini in Biopic

Actress Dian Sastrowardoyo said she was initially considered too old to play Raden Ajeng Kartini.

16 December 2016 | 01:52 PM


Beyond Belief: Jakarta Actor Sets Chekhov's Play in Muslim Boarding School

Stage and film actor Trisa Triandesa sets Anton Chekhov's "On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco" in a Muslim boarding school in a performance in Jakarta.

16 December 2016 | 01:38 PM