Featured Post

Trailer Reaction: Fast & Furious 8

entertainment weekly named the 25 films you must see before the oscars. "the feb 27 ceremony is just around the corner. so start the top of this list and work your way down." (bold: what i must watch)

1. the social network
2. the king's speech
3. inception
4. the fighter
5. toy story 3
6. true grit
7. black swan
8. the kids are all right
9. 127 hours
10. winter's bone
11. the town
12. rabbit hole
13. another year
14. get low
15. how to train your dragon
16. blue valentine
17. biutiful
18. animal kingdom
19. waiting for superman
20. alice in wonderland
21. the girl with the dragon tattoo
22. inside job
23. the illusionist
24. tangled
25. burlesque
Read more »
READ MORE
i went through a wide range of emotions while watching this from nostalgia to happiness to sadness and back around. it just showcases the sheer genius of pixar and the films that theyve made in the past 15 years. the video was edited by leandro copperfield and although there are some clips i probably wouldve left on the cutting room floor, i nonetheless thoroughly enjoyed this.

p.s. im quite surprised that they used the xx in this but its a nice touch..

Read more »
READ MORE
mind you that i didnt see the king's speech, the kids are alright, blue valentine, the fighter, another year

1. the social network
2. black swan
3. never let me go
4. inception
5. toy story 3
6. the town
7. 127 hours
8. harry potter and the deathly hallows
9. kick-ass (for funzies)
10. exit through the gift shop

ok im pretty sure that if i saw blue valentine, the king's speech, or another year, it wouldve probably replaced kick-ass but im just going to put it in for my list for the best films in 2010.

i really freaking loved the social network and really hope it wins best picture at the oscars. this is what owen gleiberman of entertainment weekly had to say about the film:

i
t's been a long time since we saw a movie that's a zingingly scripted, boldly acted, intricately executed thriller for the brain and a brilliant topical riff on what's really happening in America. Jesse Eisenberg, in the finest performance by an actor this year, plays Mark Zuckerberg as a magnetic jerk-hero who invents Facebook not just because he feels like an outsider, but because he has an idea to rewire who we are. Eisenberg speaks Aaron Sorkin's genius-on-every-level dialogue with a speed-of-thought blunt sincerity that has you hanging on every rudely intoxicating word. In the twin lawsuits that frame it, the film sees Zuckerberg as pitiless but, in his misanthropic grand-scheme way, justified. Yet he is left, in the end, alone, and that's hooked to The Social Network's most teasing perception: that a world that turns ''friends'' into asystem may drive us as far apart as it draws us together.

touche owen, touche...
Read more »
READ MORE
as my final for my diverse media class, i was required to make a short and i chose to make a documentary. so chhhhhheck it out!!

Read more »
READ MORE
kees van dijkhuizen is backk!!! i went searching for his cinema 2010 after witnessing the epicness of his cinema 2009 (click to see). and i must say, i was expecting a looooooooot. but i guess i should blame the lack of good films that came out this year. like seriously on the top of my head, i can only think of the social network, toy story 3, black swan, as some of the top films of 2010. 2009 definitely had more memorable titles that made the oscar race even more stiff. and even though, ive watched a lot of films this year, i can barely name all the clips in the video. maybe every other clip but thats not good enough for me! i must know them all!!! anyways, enough of this psychoness. watch the video and enjoy. i always love watching kees' work. its touching, seamless, and downright entertaining...!! but not gunna lie, im expecting better films in 2011.. bring it on 2011!!!

Read more »
READ MORE
this has got to be the most depressing film to come out this year. but seeing how im a masochist, i must watch it! john cameron mitchell, the director of hedwig and the angry inch (2001) and shortbus (2006) is back with rabbit hole. imdb says: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. Based on a play by David Lindsay-Abaire. sooo depressing but check it out...

Read more »
READ MORE
beautiful.

Read more »
READ MORE
i will write a review very shortly but in the meantime look at these stills and weep, cause yeah, its THAT good.






Read more »
READ MORE
i dont know where to start. i cannot begin to describe how much i hated the warrior's way. after witnessing the horror at the sneak peek in los angeles, i gave it the benefit of the doubt and assumed that the full version of the movie would slightly be better. oh boy was i wrong.

In the 19th century, a warrior name Yang (Jang Dong-gun) is ordered to kill the last member of an enemy clan--a baby. He refuses the mission and flees with the child to a dilapidated town in the American West. Despite his attempts, his enemies close in on him and he must fight to protect the child and his newfound comrades, Lynne (Kate Bosworth).

it is essentially a story of how the east meets the west. there is simple (yet, trivial) formula that can be followed during hard times like these when one like sngmoo lee has a brain fart. i should take into consideration that this film was 11 years in the making but that does not justify how cliche and banal the story and characters were altogether . yes there were decent action sequences but rather than focusing on the goal of each character, the story got lost midway of Jang Dong Gun and Kate Bosworth's characters's love affair. the film in its entirety was not believable even with its advanced "CG." and although, some scenes looked cool with its explosion of pastel colors on the backdrop, there was just no substance to the story. there was no emotional pull. why should i even bother caring about these two people whose troubled past does not tear my heart into sympathetic shreds?

what is more bothersome is the fact that they take great foreign actors and put them into "americanized" blockbusters that doesnt truly show their worth besides their incredible ninja skills. same goes for bi (rain) in speed racer and ninja assassin and lee byung-hun in g.i. joe. i know the studios primarily agree to have an foreign actor be in an action film rather than a drama considering the international appeal of the genre but come on! its so repetitive and overdone, that although these stars are getting global recognition, the film itself devalues their ability and talents back by a tenfold. iiiono, im just saying.

i feel like im being too generous but as a Jang Dong-gun fan, it's a C.
Read more »
READ MORE
im making a maid documentary at the moment and the star of my film is mayumi tanaka! she works at royal-t cafe, one of the first maid cafes in the los angeles, let along the u.s. while she is not working at the cafe as one of their super cute maids, she is an artist! she is having a show on dec 11, 2010 at the indie collective gallery in culver city. please check her work out shes amazing! and definitely stay put for the premiere of my new doc to find out more about her!!
p.s. she is also a performance artist! check out her website here!!!
Be there!
Indie Collective Gallery
6039A Wshington Blvd
Culver City, CA

Read more »
READ MORE
in honor of disney's 50th film (tangled) released this week, they decided to do a countdown of all the amazing disney films that made you hysterically cry, laugh out loud, and fall in love! whether your favorite is lion king, beauty and the beast, or even mulan, its all here! check it out! sososososo amazing and filled with nostalgia...

warning: have a box of tissues before viewing...

Read more »
READ MORE