Friday, February 29, 2008

Iron Man

Every summer it seems like there's another superhero film that hypes me up like I'm still 13 (in many ways, I am, LOL).

And this summer it looks like it's going to be Iron Man. The next Batman looks good but not this badass!

If only it was a film about Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers but I'm sure that's on the drawing board if this does well.

Enjoy!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sophie

My love of Sophie-Ellis Bextor is well-known (blog title fer instance!) but this video from England's GMTV about a year or so ago just sums it up nicely: the eyebrows, the "posh" demeanor, the hooks, the Top 40 pop-done-smartly, all there in full effect. Enjoy!


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sakuran



Certainly one of the most beautiful films I've seen in quite some time, Sakuran is a masterpiece of visual design.

Anna Tsuchiya from Kamikaze Girls plays the grownup version of a girl kidnapped to serve in an Edo-period Japan brothel and the film charts her life and career with a bit of humor and pathos set against a modern soundtrack by rocker Shiina Ringo.

The DVD from Taiwan, available here is a very nice 2 DVD set housed in a hard cardboard box, along with a handful of stills in an envelope. Unfortunately, the copious extras do not have English subtitles.

But the film looks magnificent as does star Anna Tsuchiya.