Biplanes Battle In Turkey's SON MEKTUP

Biplanes swoop and spin, cannons pound away on war ships, guns blaze, heroes weep, and things are just generally epic sized in the teaser for Özhan Eren's upcoming Turkish war picture Son Mektup. Set during the Battle of Gallipoli in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AMERICAN SERIAL KILLER IN MANILA Teaser Will Have You Gushing For More

The title alone will have you stop whatever you're doing. The Philippines, for all its reputation for criminality and mayhem, has never been a haven for a particular sort of criminal, the serial killer. This specific fact seems to be... More »
By Oggs Cruz   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See 12 GOLDEN DUCKS In Cinemas!

Sandra Ng's Golden Chickensss was the top local film at last year's Chinese New Year box office in Hong Kong. This year, she reteams with director Matt Chow for another outrageous comedy - 12 Golden Ducks. Thanks to its distributor Magnum Films, we have... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Watch The Trailer For Creepy HKIFF Closer PORT OF CALL

Yesterday the full line-up for the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival was announced, and this year's closing film is a director's cut of Philip Yung's Port Of Call. The director's last film, May We Chat, was an impressive look... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Watch A Trio Of Clips From Sabu's CHASUKE'S JOURNEY

Single named Japanese writer-director Sabu has long been a favorite around these parts thanks to his clever and highly literate tweakings of genre conventions. Sabu is clearly someone who knows and loves conventional genre film while also being the sort... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SHINJUKU SWAN: Watch The Teaser For Yet Another Now Sono Sion Film

There are American directors for whom six feature films represents a lifetime of work. For Japan's Sono Sion, six pictures will reportedly be his output for 2015 alone. Prolific? Oh, yes, on a scale that's going to make it very... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM Trailer Promises A Glossy Oddity

Matsui Yusei's manga Assassination Classroom is every bit as odd as the premise suggests. The story of a bright yellow, octopus-like alien creature that arrives on Earth after having destroyed most of the moon and announces he will soon do... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sylvia Chang's MURMUR OF THE HEARTS To Open 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Full Line-Up Revealed

Taiwanese actress Sylvia Chang's latest directorial effort Murmur Of The Hearts will open the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival, it was announced today. The world premiere is part of a Filmmaker in Focus programme dedicated to Chang, which will... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Hou Hsiao-hsien's MILLENNIUM MAMBO!

While we've been rather fixated on the Alex de la Iglesia retrospective running at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox right now - as we should be, being that we're presenting it - there's plenty of other good stuff going on there,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Yubari 2015: MAKEUP ROOM Takes Top Award In Fantastic Off Theatre Competition

Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival wrapped up its snow-set celebration of genre madness after announcing winners at the Closing Ceremony. Five of the eight films in the Fantastic Off Theatre Competition received prizes but it was former adult video director... More »
  

HARUKO'S PARANORMAL LABORATORY Teaser Is Every Bit As Odd As You Might Hope

When Lisa Takeba's sophomore feature, Haruko's Paranormal Laboratory, premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam you may have thought to yourself, "That movie with the TV-headed guy looks like it might be a little bit odd." You would be correct.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Korean Box Office: Detectives and Spies Lead Lunar New Year Weekend

Business shot up 70% over last week, as 3.88 million holiday spectators flooded the theaters, however that figure was over a million lower than last year's Lunar New Year weekend. Granted it's not exactly as fair comparison as LNY itself... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Miike To Direct Live-Action Adaptation Of Sci-Fi Gore Manga TERRA FORMARS

Notorious for successfully juggling multiple projects at the same time, the insanely prolific Japanese director Miike Takashi is about to venture back into the science fiction genre with Terra Formars, a live-action adaptation of a popular Japanese manga. Written by... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Trailer Alert: Navdeep Singh's NH10 Looks Like A Proper Road Thriller

One of the many highlights of my Badlapur screening last night was the opportunity to see the new trailer for Navdeep Singh's upcoming thriller NH10. The film, co-produced by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramarditya Motwane's (Lootera) Phantom FIlms and actress Anushka Sharma's... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Sono Sion And Sometani Shōta Reteam On Film Adaptation Of Hit Manga/TV Series ALL ESPER DAYO!

On Tuesday, it was announced that Sono Sion and Sometani Shōta will team up once again for live-action adaptation of Wakasugi Kiminori's (Detroit Metal City) popular sci-fi comedy manga All Esper Dayo! ( みんな!エスパーだよ!). First published in Weekly Young Magazine in... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

New Teaser Posters For Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE: THE GREAT WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD

"Yakuza vs. Yakuza Vampires. The war that will decide the future of Japan."Popular Japanese film website Eiga.com has unveiled a new teaser poster for Miike Takashi's eagerly anticipated horror gangster mash-up, Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld (極道大戦争). It's... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid Heads North For WEREWOLF DARI BANGLADESH

Some people rest on success. Not Mamat Khalid. The prolific Malaysian director has a string of hits to his name, many of which mine the horror-comedy vein, but he's showing no signs of slowing down. If anything Khalid seems intent... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

RUROUNI KENSHIN 3 THE LEGEND ENDS: Check Out This UK Artwork

Warner Bros UK should be commended for bringing the sword swinging action in the Rurouni Kenshin live action films to cinemas in the island nation. They have faithfully brought the first two fims and the trilogy will be complete when... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Korean Box Office: DETECTIVE K 2 Opens Over Original

Some 2.25 million spectators shuffled into theaters during the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, which was better than last week but still far behind the comparable weekend last year, when Frozen and Miss Granny led the market. Local... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Crowdfund This! ZUNN: SHOWGIRLS OF PAKISTAN Pulls Back The Curtain On A Hidden And Forbidden World!

Having already turned heads internationally with his award winning film Chuppan Chupai - a documentary about Pakistan's gay and transgender community - it is clear that director Saad Khan has an affinity for those on the outskirts of an increasingly... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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