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Rourounin Kenshin Samurai X Short Review

Rourounin Kenshin is a fun live action version of the manga and anime hit Samurai X that I’ve probably seen more than 4 times. The film was clearly respectful of the original anime and manga series. All the character quirks are identifiably present from the demeanor of Sanosuke, the flirt in Megumi, the boyish naivete of Kaoru, the master and disrespectful disciple dynamics with Yahiko.

Loved this series and loved this film. If I missed something it is the way the characters thoughts were voiced over in the anime. This allowed for geeky explanations of techniques, strengths and weaknesses. And yes I confess that I am in the camp of the Eyes Wide Shut director I am not extremely opposed to voice overs and narration.

If there is a weakness in the film it is probably dependent on the producers plan. Is this a series that will rival the Philippines Shake Rattle and Roll in length or will this be a one shot thing.

Samurai X was about this wanderer trying to escape his past and found a loving place that would serve as the family he never had, one that he protects as they all come to terms with the past and face the present. One film was not enough to get at the core of this story.

Enjoyed watching samurai x with some HS friends, probably biases this review.

rePost::Comparing the 1990s and the 2000s: What Our Movies Say About Us | /Film

I was thinking of my – what was my favorite movie of the decade? It was “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. And I was trying to think what that film thematically says about the…aughts, and I think that the idea of the tension between reality and fantasy has gotten more pronounced in the last decade, and the ways in which – the movie is sort of like a Philip K. Dick paranoid fever-dream wedded to a screwball romance. And there’s no way it could happened, the technology wouldn’t have allowed it, and the sensibility wouldn’t have allowed it in any other decade.

via Comparing the 1990s and the 2000s: What Our Movies Say About Us | /Film.

read the whole thing its a time sink with links to such excellent lists and articles!!!!

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rePost::James Cameron Is The First Director To Have Two $1 Billion Films: Avatar Passes $1 Billion Worldwide in Just 17 Days | /Film

And what about yearly records? Transformers Revenge of the Fallen took 114 days to hit $402 million, becoming the highest grossing film of 2009 domestically. Avatar will surpass that figure in an estimated 20 days.

via James Cameron Is The First Director To Have Two $1 Billion Films: Avatar Passes $1 Billion Worldwide in Just 17 Days | /Film.

Is it wrong to feel comforted that Cameron beat Michael Bay’s Transformers Revenge of the Fallen?

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rePost:Truth Is Usually A Dangerous Concept, But For Tex It Was Natural – Lakernoise

Hope you can read the whole thing! I was choking up while reading this!. To be a good man, a dream , probably just a dream!

Truth Is Usually A Dangerous Concept, But For Tex It Was Natural

Jack Nicholson’s character in “A Few Good Men” was right. Most people can’t handle the truth. Most people are so fearful of the truth, they need to get drunk just to slur a few words of it. If they dare speak the truth, they feel they have to get up on the pulpit and preach it. That’s about the only way they can manage to deliver it. They definitely don’t want to look people in the eye and say what they think.

via Truth Is Usually A Dangerous Concept, But For Tex It Was Natural – Lakernoise.

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Jason Bourne 4 Now Aiming for Summer 2011 | /Film

Last we heard, Universal was trying to get a fourth film in the Jason Bourne series on track for a Summer 2010 release. Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass were signed on to return, all they needed was a screenplay and a shooting schedule that fit. But the tentatively discussed Summer 2009 shoot doesn’t seem to be on the horizon.

via Jason Bourne 4 Now Aiming for Summer 2011 | /Film.

Some Good news before I post the acid rant.

I love the bourne series, where can you find a series that just gets better as it progresses. Have to say that “The Bourne Ultimatum ” is definitely my favorite of the bourne films. That aside when Matt Damon initially stated that he was to old to make a bourne film this saddened me a little but this was bittersweet because at least they go out in top form. The are doing a fourth film and with the whole team intact can’t help but feel giddy in this must watch movie, at least for a bourne fan (book and movie) like me.

As an aside, personally my I felt that the first book was the best whilst the last book was really weak and was trying to much to find closure that It felt well hurriedly written at times.  The three bourne films used the titles of the book but fans can attest to the fact that much like nick and norah‘s infinite play list a screen adaptation really hast to cut out alot of a books best parts to adapt itselt to the limitations of the medium.

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Fate is…..

Let’s say that I was really depressed yesterday but It was fortunate that we were going to watch Monsters Vs Aliens at the IMAX theater and we just walked around mall of asia. (We being me chuck vince and marc). We went home at around 9:30 and I was really very sleepy, luckily marc read this on the headrest of the seat a few rows in front of our seat(at the back of the bus). I recognized it instantly, and what follows is what I pictured in my minds eyes as the mystery surrounding this act of vandalism that really cheered me up.

Scene at the back of a jackpherlyn bus:

A girl looks far outside the large bus windows as the bus traverses the Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. It is already late in the afternoon and the sun is slowly setting and at the moment was directly perched aone of the peaks of the Mall Of Asia structure.

The bus stops frequently because it is a slow day, april 6; The Bataan/ Araw ng Kagitingan Holiday has been moved to monday, and most people were either enjoying thier houses, out of town or are still at the malls.

A lady with really large face hugging shades is slowly humming the song “I believe”, we know nothing about this woman, she has a small frame and wearing the typical summer shorts and bright green top that was either a short very short one piece dress or a retro circa 1980’s top that went well with leggings.  Her glasses are all fogged up. She keeps saying to herself as if trying to convince herself that it is true “fate is….”.

A man with round features tinge with a roughness that stems from a sense of organized unkemptness. He is obviously out of it.  (probably a girl told him that she’s just not into you at all (sorry him, I was thinking of a friend (ouch),  no really (and double ouch))).

He sits down beside her it’s the only seat left in the bus and he of course takes it. Sits down dazed, unconsciously rolling/twidlling a marker/pen. It’s like he is existing in another dimension prallel to this one. It seems he is living in a bubble. His face moves , he has good hearing , then he writes “building bridges of chance for someone you love”.

She stops speaking. she turns her head slowly, as if caught stealing something.

He looks down, seemingly interested in every minute detail of his black chuck taylors. Not really aware that someone is looking at him. He drops the pen. He tries to retrieve it.

She sees him lose the pen, she tries to retrieve it.

Thier hands touch. Thier eyes meet. He says HI!, She says Hello!

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Trailer: Taking Woodstuck!

thanks to /film for the pointer here

I got giddy when I watched the trailer(just as I felt when I saw the trailer for Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), hope It overshoots my expectations! Low Expectations are for losers! hehe!(Although it really is the secret to happiness)

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