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.


Monday, February 25, 2008


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


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.