Book Review: MASAAKI YUASA SKETCHBOOK FOR ANIMATION PROJECTS

(Book titles don't get more truthfully descriptive than that...) One of the most distinctly unique talents working in animation, Japanese artist Yuasa Masaaki has had quite some coverage on the Twitch site. You can say we're big fans of his... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Here Is The Moody RIVER OF EXPLODING DURIANS Trailer

Malaysian director Edmund Yeo is having a good year. Having had the world premier (as producer) of The Second Life Of Thieves at the Busan International Film Festival, he follows this up with his directorial debut feature River of Exploding Durians,... More »
  

Donnie Yen Returning To The US For English-Language NOODLE MAN

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Donnie Yen will be making a return to the US to star in a new English-language film titled 'Noodle Man'. He will play an ex-cop from China who now runs a noodle shop in New... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Raven Banner And Anchor Bay Get Canadian Rights For HOUSEBOUND!

Finally! Someone in Canada has secured distribution rights for Kiwi comedy horror Housebound! It was announced Thursday night to a sell out crowd at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival prior to its rousing Opening Gala screening but we waited... More »
  

Do You Get The MESSAGE MAN Trailer?

Here comes a new action movie shot largely in Indonesia from Australian director Corey Pearson and funded by new Asian film company Central Entertainment Group - an uber classic narrative and a little Indonesian "exoticsm" on top.A retired assassin lives... More »
  

NYC Happenings: Two Must-See Films At Japan Society

If you're even just a little familiar with the music of John Zorn, the films he's curated for his monthly series, The Dark Side Of The Sun, at Japan Society, shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Alternately bold... More »
  

Wu Jing May Not Be Returning To Action Movies Due To Serious Leg Injuries

Chinese martial arts star Wu Jing has suffered from serious leg injuries and may not be able to return to action films, local media is reporting. Wu was recently admitted into hospital and had surgery on both of his legs.... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Busan 2014 Review: THE NIGHT Boasts Strong Cast And Clear Message

The Korean winner of this year's Sonje Award for Best Short Film at the Busan International Film Festival, The Night is a simple 35-minute tale of college friends who fall prey to the norms of Korean society. Yet by touching... More »
  

Scarlett Johansson Touted For Live-Action GHOST IN THE SHELL

It was previously reported that The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie was in talks to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of influential Japanese anime Ghost In The Shell. Deadline has now reported that Robbie is no longer up... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Review: ETERNITY: THE MOVIE, Where Humor And Love Will Last Forever

In 1985 Todd Lucas moves to L.A. from Omaha. He meets B.J. Fairchild at his new job at BJ Maxx's, where you can buy contemporary fashions at affordable prices. He also meets Gina Marie, the girl next door, or, at... More »
  

Review: LISTEN UP PHILIP Seeks Sympathy For The Asshole

A few years back Alex Ross Perry caught the eye of many watchers in the American independent scene with his second feature, the delightfully awful (or is that awfully delightful?) The Color Wheel. A sibling road tripper with the penchant... More »
  

First Shots From Mark Dacascos Starring Action Film ULTIMATE JUSTICE

It was back at the end of September that we brought word Crying Freeman star Mark Dacascos was returning to martial arts action with Ultimate Justice and with the film now deep into production we have a first look at... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

It's A Good, Old Fashioned STARE DOWN

Since we last heard from Australian YouTube prankster Michael Shanks, the young talent has been hired on to direct music videos for Guy Pearce - really, see one here - but happily his time spent singing movie stars has not... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: DISCONCERTO, An Uninspired and Lengthy Sequel To A Charming Odd-Couple Comedy

Centering on the adventures of Japan's original odd couple, Omori Tatsushi's 2011 comedy-drama Tada's Do-It-All House proved to be a hit in its home country, winning the heart of Japanese audiences thanks to an imaginative story of Tada (Eita), the... More »
  

Review: HOUSEBOUND Merrily Chops Its Way Through Horror-Movie Tropes

If looks could kill, Kylie would be on death row. In Gerard Johnstone's deadpan, diabolical, and haunted thriller Housebound, Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) is an angry, insolent young woman, full of piss and vinegar, so when she's convicted of a crime... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: Peter Chan's DEAREST Devastates

Based on multiple true story accounts of child abduction in mainland China, Peter Chan's latest film Dearest is definitely not an easy watch. It follows a divorced couple in Shenzhen, the father Tian Wenjun (comedic actor Huang Bo) and mother... More »
  

Remember to Turn Off Your Phone Before Entering THE MANSION

When we last heard from Portuguese director Jeronimo Rocha it was on the heels of his scifi horror short film Dedalo, a project which initially grew out of a film festival ident spot and continues to grow with Rocha currently... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, Delightful For Children And Adults Alike

Director Takahata Isao's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a 10th century Japanese folk story which, despite some minor changes and an added love interest, is followed faithfully here. An old bamboo cutter, Okina is walking in the woods... More »
  

Chris O'Dowd's MOONE BOY To Be Adapted For U.S. Network Television

U.S. television network ABC will work with Chris O'Dowd to adapt his Irish television show Moone Boy for an American audience, according to The Hollywood Reporter. O'Dowd will not star in the show but will pen the script and serve... More »
  

Hypnotic Danish Fantasy DARK SAMURAI To Premiere At Camerimage, Take A Look At These Gorgeous Images

It's been a long road for Sidney Lexy Plaut and his debut feature Dark Samurai. A hypnotic, experimental piece of work revolving around the folklore surrounding legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi produced with the help of Valhalla Rising producer Lene Borglum... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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