Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Antique Bakery - Korea

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where The Wild Things (2009)

http://www.thefilmstage.com/ Directed by Spike Jonze this is an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world--a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler. Set to be released October 16th, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)

Friday, March 20, 2009


Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (GHOST IN THE SHELL/攻殻機動隊 2.0 ,Gōsuto In Za Sheru/Kōkaku Kidōtai 2.0?) is a reproduced version of its original 1995 counterpart. It was produced in celebration for the release of The Sky Crawlers in 2008.[1][2] For the films Version 2.0 release, all the original animations were re-produced with latest digital film and animation technologies, such as 3D-CGI. The original soundtrack was also re-organized and re-recorded.

Japanese music composer Kenji Kawai, who orchestrated the score for the original 1995 production, remixed the Version 2.0 soundtrack in 6.1 Channel Surround. Academy Award Winner Randy Thom of Skywalker Sound reprised his role as Sound Designer, after previously working on Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, and whose credits also include work on Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.[1]

To complement the new soundtrack, Japanese voice dialogue was also re-recorded, with some variation from the original script to make use of more recent colloquial phrases in modern speech. Notably, the original male voice actor for the character of the "Puppet Master," Iemasa Kayumi, has been replaced by the female voice actor Yoshiko Sakakibara (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence's Harraway, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex's Prime Minister Yoko Kayabuki).[1]

The North American release for the film is scheduled to be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on the DVD and Blu-ray format. The Special Edition release is scheduled to include the original 1995 release alongside the Version 2.0 on a Double Layer Blu-ray, and complimented with the inclusion of a soundtrack CD and booklet with commentary detailing the Version 2.0 production.

Extreme Sheep LED Art

Русалка. Mermaid. (Rusalka), Russia, 2007

Film: Rusalka, 2007

Directed by: Anna Melikyan

Starring: Mariya Shalayeva, Yevgeni Tsyganov, Mariya Sokova, Anastasiya Dontsova, Irina Skrinichenko

Plot Outline: [imdb] The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief with reality when, as a young woman, she journeys to Moscow and grapples with love, modernity and materialism.


Film: Sauna (2008)

Director: Antti-Jussi Annila

Cast: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Viktor Klimenko, Rain Tolk

Plot Outline: It is 1595. Brutal wars have just ended in an uneasy peace between Protestant Sweden and Orthodox Russia. Finland has been trampled over and buried. In particular, we focus on the spiritual defeats of two conquered Finnish brothers, one a hardened near-psychopathic war hero, the other a gentle scientist in an age with no use for such men. They find themselves in the swampy interior, demarcating the new border with a unit of sadistic Russians.

Genre(s): History | Horror | Foreign

The Broken


Thursday, March 19, 2009

[DOC] Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009)

Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Cast: Giancarlo Giammetti, Valentino
Plot: A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino.
Genre: Documentary

Tampopo (1985) - dir. Juzo Itami

Tampopo (タンポポ or 蒲公英, literally "dandelion") is a 1985 Japanese comedy film by director Juzo Itami, starring Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto and Ken Watanabe. The publicity for the film calls it the first noodle western, a play on the term Spaghetti Western (films about the American West made by Italian production studios).

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thirst - dir. Park Chan Wook

Can't wait for this one. Stunning.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Savage grace [2007]

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A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies. The true story of the beautiful and charismatic Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Their only child is a failure in his father's eyes, and as he matures and becomes increasingly close to his lonely mother, the seeds for tragedy are sown.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009


dir. Tsui Hark

Friday, March 13, 2009

Joshua trailer

Film: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Synecdoche, New York [2008]

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director:Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind )

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Star Trek [2009]

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director: J.J. Abrams

A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.

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Splinter [2008]

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Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

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New York, I Love You [2008]

Night on earth [1991]

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director: Jim Jarmusch

A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death.

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Toronto stories [2008]

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Four Stories, Four Cameras, One City.

Opening in the chaos and confusion of Pearson International Airports arrivals lounge, a young boy arrives in Toronto not speaking a word of English. Before the authorities have a chance to intervene, he disappears and an amber alert is issued that reverberates through the city. Meanwhile, the boy finds his way into town, where he bears accidental witness to a mission of two kids to find the infamous Cabbagetown Monster, a budding romance, and an escaped ex-con reconnecting with an old friend. Finally, a once established man fallen from grace and now living on the streets spots the lost boy, but will he be able to convince anyone to listen to him?

An engaging tale in the tradition of New York Stories and Paris, Je tAime, Toronto Stories is a feature film in four chapters bound together by one interwoven narrative. The film is written and directed by Aaron Woodley (Rhinoceros Eyes, Tennessee), Sook-Yin Lee (Shortbus, Unlocked), Sudz Sutherland (Doomstown, Love, Sex and Eating the Bones), and David Weaver (Siblings, Century Hotel).

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Tokyo! [2008]

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In TOKYO!, three visionary directors (Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho) come together for an omnibus triptych examining the nature of one unforgettable city as its shaped by the disparate people who live, work (and run amok) inside an enormous, constantly evolving, densely populated Japanese megalopolis — the enchanting and inimitable Tokyo. INTERIOR DESIGN (Michel Gondry).
A young couple tries to set themselves up in Tokyo. The young man's ambition is clear — to become a film director. His girlfriend, far more indecisive, cannot escape the vague feeling that she's losing control of her life. Directionless, both are beginning to go under in this vast city until the young woman, utterly alone, becomes the object of a bizarre transformation... MERDE (Leos Carax)
A mysterious creature spreads panic in the streets of Tokyo by means of his provocative and destructive behavior. This man, dubbed "The Creature of the Sewers" by the media, arouses both passion and repulsion...until the moment he is captured... SHAKING TOKYO (Bong Joon-Ho)
For more than 10 years, he's been a hikikomori. He lives shut up in his apartment, strictly limiting all contact with the outside world to an absolute minimum. When a pizza delivery girl faints in his home during an earthquake, the unthinkable happens — he falls in love. Shortly after, he learns that the girl has in turn become a hikikomori. Will he dare cross the threshold that separates his apartment from the rest of the world?

Rhapsody, psychogeography, urban valentine, freak show, mindwalk and many other things, TOKYO! is a fantasy in three movements that will make you see one of the worlds greatest cities — if not any city — with a new point of view.

In the tradition of such films as NEW YORK STORIES, NIGHT ON EARTH, PARIS JE TAIME and its forthcoming sequel NEW YORK I LOVE YOU, TOKYO! addresses the timeless question of whether we shape cities, or if cities shape us — while in the process, revealing the rich humanity at the heart of modern urban life.

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REC70%: S diary [2004]

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A cute Korean story about a girl Jini and her memories of first loves. Her mom gave her a diary at coming of age and in the movie she goes through her past boyfriends and reflects on how they've given her memories. The turning point in the movie would be when her conscience (made possible by some pretty funny looking CG creatures) advises her to try and get revenge on her loves until they've learned a lesson. Suddenly the movie takes a turn from cute romance love story to funny petty revenge. Its all in good fun though as most of the tactics she has are harmless and just cute.

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REC75%: Bugmaster [Mushishi - 2006]

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director: Katsuhiro Otomo

From the acclaimed director of Akira and Steamboy (anime).The much-anticipated adaptation of the bestselling Japanese manga, Mushishi is a sumptuous blend of CGI animation and incredible live action.

Ginko is a mushishi (a bug master) and a gifted healer. Whilst travelling through pre-modern Japan he meets the beautiful Tanyu, who records the history of the supernatural bugs by locking them into scrolls.

When the bugs escape the scrolls and attack Tanyu, it is left to Ginko to save her and rescue the traces of a vanishing age.

A visual feast of the senses, which will leave you truly astounded, Mushishi transports us into a mesmerizing, disturbing, fantastical world.

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REC 75%: No mercy for the rude [2006]

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Startling shifts between post-modern comedy and brutal violence mark tyro writer-helmer Park Chulhee’s “No Mercy for the Rude” as an ultra-hip variation on the ever-popular Korean hit man subgenre. Crackerjack pace, absurdist set pieces and an intriguing lead perf by Shin Hakyun as a mute killer-for-hire have helped boost pic to solid local returns since its Aug. 24 opening, and rousing response at the Vancouver festival points to promising offshore returns at fests and upscale markets on both sides of the Pacific. If ever there were a Korean import aimed at Stateside auds and ready for the Tarantino seal-of-approval, this is it.

An early sign of the film’s strategy of unsettling the viewer is how anti-hero Killa (Shin, looking super-cool) narrates his story, even though he has long refused to talk until he gets an operation to fix a severe speech impediment. To pay for the operation, Killa has opted to work as an assassin, but the knife-wielding killer will only do in obnoxious, nasty targets.

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REC 75%: What happened last night [2008]

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Yoo-jin is a single girl with lots of boyfriends. One morning she wakes up and finds herself in a hotel room with a faint memory of having slept with a man in the previous night. She had a wild party and got drunk to the point where she couldn’t tell whom she was with, so she makes a list of several potential suspects. Cheol-jin was among them, who has been one of her best friends since college, but she’s convinced that it couldn’t be him because he’s too shy for anything like that. So then who else could it be? Still up in the air, she’s lost on the incident and then happens to meet her first love, Seok-kyu to be appalled to find out…

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REC 80%: Red Road [2006]

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director: Andrea Arnold

Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him.

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Before the Rain (Pred Dozdot), 1994

The circle is not round.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Run! Bitch Run! [2008]

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Catherine and Rebecca are two Catholic School girls going door-to-door selling Religious paraphernalia in order to pay for their books and education. Things go horribly wrong when they knock on the wrong door in the wrong neighborhood. Run! Bitch Run! is a throw back to the classic 1970's Rape and Revenge films like 'Last House On the Left' and 'Ms. 45.

Run! Bitch Run! Trailer from Freak Show Entertainment on Vimeo.

Last house on the left [2009]

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Last house on the left [1972]

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Sky Crawlers - (スカイ・クロラ)

dir. Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell)

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Terminator salvation [2009]