From Dreamworks Studios and director Rupert Sanders, comes the science fiction thriller Ghost in The Shell, based on the acclaimed manga series created by Masamune Shirow. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt and Juliette Binoche, the film is available now on Blu-ray/DVD! Read more
Another Live Action remake of an animated classic. I don’t remember the original anime very well – I haven’t seen it since the late 90’s and anime wasn’t quite as popular as it is now. (That’s right – I liked it before it was cool. I was a movie hipster; how times have changed.) Surprising how this iteration brought it all back. I knew exactly what should happen in places and then it DID. Even in places I didn’t think would translate well from anime to Live Action. The level of detail and the fidelity to the source material was impressive, at least what the parts I remember. I’m going to compare this to the original a lot in this review. That’s the problem with the remakes – unless the original is outright trash then I need to see both for context. Read more
Since today is Pink Shirt day or Anti-Bullying awareness day, I thought I’d share with you the most powerful film that I have ever seen that tackles the subject. And it tackles it HARD. Larry Clark’s 2001 ‘Bully’ is one of the most disturbing and hard to watch movies from my lifetime. But it’s essential.