Looks like 47 Ronins is about to hit… Keanu looks like he is the chosen one again!
Looks like they have remade Oldboy the Park Chan-Wook classic.
Currently working my way through the first season of the Tatami Galaxy anime series. Like a demented Groundhog Day, the main character known only as I (watashi…) tries to make something of his time at University and is lead astray by a demonically visaged Ozu before being forced to relive college life with slight variations across the series. The language flows at a machine gun pace as the show delivers some of the most unique visuals I’ve had the chance to see in anime in many years. Enjoying the small number of episodes that they created, and will try and source some of the other material Madhouse have been releasing to DVD.
My current favourite Anime TV series, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, shares the same characters as the Ghost In The Shell Manga but warped through a Heisenberg uncertainty filter whose waveform collapsed at some other juncture than the 1995 movie. Created by Production I.G., the quality was better than most Manga films released at a similar time and due to the serial nature could cover themes touched upon in the original, such as what it means to be a human, in much more depth.
Alfonso Cuaron who brought us the decidedly grimy Children Of Men surfaces a paean to agoraphobia, Gravity. The teaser trailer doesn’t give too much away and shows that its going to be mining the average human’s fear of extreme isolation and solitary oblivion. Could be worth watching…
Frightfest is here again, with its 14th incarnation, Frightfest 2013! For your delectation are the films for this years festival in full Boss-Attack mode with attached trailers and extra information where available. From the film list, it looks like its going to be a good batch of movies!
Some forewarning, Frightfest is a horror movie festival, the trailers are full of gore and plenty of spoilers… don’t watch if you aren’t inclined towards either of these…
UPDATE1: Added films from the full frightfest timetable. Looking back over the listings, this looks like one of the best lineups at the festival in years.
UPDATE2: Added a newer Big Bad Wolves spot and a trailer for I Spit On You Grave 2 sourced by Atari from the Frightfest forums.
UPDATE3: Added trailers for Banshee Chapter and Haunter.
Check out this short called Silicon Bootdrive which some of the guys that are working with Production I.G. have put together. Not the best acting ever, but the effects look decent for a short!