I am usually not one to endorse a remake, but when I heard Takashi Miike was going to make a new version of Hara Kiri I admit I got excited. I loved the original film, it is one of my favorite classic samurai flicks and feels ripe for a re-telling. Miike recently created the super successful and all around amazing film 13 Assassins. I can't wait to see what he has done with Hara Kiri! Below is the first released still for his film and beneath that a scene from the original. After having recently watched the original film again, I can tell you this new still is right on point with what I was hoping for.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Straight from Norway and the cinema from has been amazing lately. Can't wait for this to hit the American cinemas. Basically it's about a group of students find out about bears getting mysteriously murdered in the woods and discover different trolls lurking from the forest. The visual effects look amazing.
Friday, April 15, 2011
When a lone samurai sets his course towards the path of blood, unknown dangers and terror awaits. Will his great swordsmanship be enough to survive the treacherous demon lord and his minions? Path of Blood is a highly stylized paper animated short film that promises more paper cuts than you can handle.
The fantastic musical score was created by my good friends Many Birthdays! You can find more of their music here: www.manybirthdays.net
FUTURE PLANS: I am very interested in pursuing a full length animated version of Path of Blood with fully fleshed out characters, far more detailed animation and design, and a fantastic world built around the narrative. I have an excellent story currently being fleshed out. It is only a matter of procuring the funds necessary to begin such a large endeavor. Who wants to fund a film!? :D
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Film Preview:The Silent House (La Casa Muda)
This South American haunted house film is shot all in one take. I'm really impressed and looking forward to catching this. Hitting theaters May 6. Just look at the trailer and judge for yourself.
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Film Review:Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch is watching a cut scene from a video game come to life. The film is directed by Zach Synder, starring Emily Brown and featuring Scott Glenn among other actors I'm not familiar with. John Hamm from Madmen makes a cameo. The story takes places in the mid 1960s with a young girl, nicknamed Baby Doll, being committed to an insane asylum with a very vivid imagination to find her self trapped for the next five days until she undergoes a lobotomy. This is requested by her Stepfather to cover up her sisters real death and to keep the inherent her mother's fortune away from Baby Doll. She takes note of certain items to possibly plot her escape and befriends fellow patients in her plan. I found the film to be visually entertaining but layered with much CGI graphics through out the film and with a soundtrack comparable to a Resident Evil sequel type film. The action sequences in the film were extremely entertaining and was fond of the ancient Japan and nazi zombie battles scenes to achieve her goal of escape. The acting was believable and gave you sense of hope for their conquest. Scott Glenn was a missing character from the Dirty Dozen, one cool dude. Overall I found the movie visually enjoyable yet still lacking something. Girls, guns, violence and action isn't always the resolution. Enjoyable. I think I should of watched it on the IMAX instead.
2 out of 4 stars.
Apollo 18 Preview
Blair Witch in space?This should be very interesting and keep you on your toes throughout the movie I'm guessing and hope that I'm not wrong. While watching the trailer in the theaters I was just in a combination of goosebumps and awww. It's coming out next weekend in theaters.
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Official Site: http://apollo18movie.net/
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Found this video randomly looking for Summerish type songs. Indonesia looks surreal and dream like while matching up with the song perfectly. Don't know who the director is but I really think he or she should make more.