Lima Film Festival 2014 Comes Of Age And Releases Its Full Lineup

Another year, and another edition of the Lima Film Festival is upon us. Just in time for its milestone 18th birthday, the Fest has released their full slate of films, both in the Fiction and Documentary competitions and other sections.Argentina,... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: Impressions From The Frontières Pitch Sessions

As great Canadian bards of the 20th century once wrote into one of their lyrics, "If I had a million dollars, I would buy you a monkey. Haven't you always wanted a monkey?" Yesterday morning we "industry-types" gathered together for the... More »
  

Ning Hao Gets His Apatow On With New Comedy BREAKUP BUDDIES

Chinese director Ning Hao has won a legion of fans at home - and a decent sized cult around the globe - thanks to his quirky sense of humor, an element typically woven into stories based in other genres, and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Teaser For Miike's Bloody Manga Adaptation AS GOD SAYS

What does God say?If you're Japanese cult auteur Miike Takashi evidently he says "Lay on the blood!" And ever the diligent sort, that's exactly what Miike is doing with his live action adaptation of Kanshiro Muneyuki and Fujimura Akeji's manga... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out Three Alternate Posters For Fabrice du Welz's COLT 45

Fabrice du Welz is having himself quite a year with his Alleluia premiering in Cannes and his dark action film Colt 45 gearing up for French theatrical release. And while things are relatively quiet on the Alleluia front we've gotten... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Scott Adkins And Wu Jing In First SPECIAL FORCE: WOLF WARRIOR Teaser

Chinese martial arts star Wu Jing sits in the director's seat for the upcoming Special Force: Wolf Warrior - a project previously known just as Wolf - but you know he's not going to let his international co-star Scott Adkins... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Japan Cuts 2014: Kitamura Kazuki Talks KILLERS, MAN FROM RENO And NEKO SAMURAI

Beginning his career as one of Takashi Miike's go-tos in films like The Way to Fight and The Man in White, hitting his stride in Ryuhei Kitamura's Azumi and Godzilla: Final Wars, and even turning up as one of the... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Choi Min-sik

This week, Luc Besson's new science-fiction-slash-action thriller Lucy premieres, starring Scarlett Johansson as a human who becomes a divine being. Ouch, go easy on the typecasting there, people! Speaking of which, there is an intense evil Asian dude in the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

THE DEAD LANDS: Maori Warriors Battle In First Teaser For Toa Fraser's Period Action Epic

Soon to have its world premiere as part of the Special Presentations program at the Toronto International Film Festival, director Toa Fraser breaks new ground with his upcoming feature The Dead Lands. An entirely Maori language action-drama set before the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fear & Loathing At Comic-Con 2014, Part II: How I Went To San Diego, Joined A Cult, And Sold My Screenplay

CHAPTER 4: STUPID FUCKING WHITE MEN DOING STUPID FUCKING WHITE MEN STUFFScott may be a lot of things.  Crazy may be the first that comes to mind, but he's no liar. Unlike the mental institution that I was just released... More »
  

Review: AND SO IT GOES, Easy To Enjoy, Easy To Forget

Rob Reiner has gotten a bad rap. His latest film, And So It Goes, will not change that. From Reiner's very first feature, This Is Spinal Tap in 1984, the filmmaker has trafficked freely in genial, heartfelt, genuine sentimentality, as... More »
  

Review: MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, Woody Allen Still Believes

Woody Allen may not believe in God, but he does believe in magic. This much has been clear for years, at least since "Oedipus Wrecks," his entry in the 1991 anthology film New York Stories, in which a hapless magician's mother... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Review: A MOST WANTED MAN, All Cloak, No Dagger

The stakes are surprisingly low in Anton Corbijn's latest effort A Most Wanted Man; a skewed take of the war on terror and the complexities of institutions and stateless beings. The film, set in the wintry German city of Hamburg, purposely... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: More Teaser Art From The Frontières Market

The Frontières International Co-Production Market opened up yesterday with pitch sessions. Twelve projects were presented to a packed house, full of buyers, sellers, producers, and schmucks like me, who do not have a nickle to lend to any project but... More »
  

Disney's BIG HERO 6 To Open Tokyo International Film Festival

Tokyo International Film Festival will be opening its doors on October 23rd with the world premiere of Disney's latest animation Big Hero 6. Parasyte, a manga adaptation and the new film from The Eternal Zero director Yamazaki Takashi will be... More »
  

Review: HERCULES, A Pretty Good Hot Dog

Brett Ratner may have finally found his niche. Freed of a modern-day setting and any thought of realism, the director's inclination toward outlandish action takes flight almost immediately. The opening moments of Hercules are narrated efficiently; the story takes place... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: THE RUN Strikes Familiar Chords With Fists And Knees

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Then baby, let me tell you Malaysian action flick The Run is flattering a whole lot of folks from other parts of Asia. When Khaliff (Aaron Aziz) returns to his... More »
  

Venice Unveils Their 2014 Lineup

Okay, folks, it's now time to get into the ever so serious fall festival season. Toronto made their first announcements just the other day and now it is time for the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia to... More »
  

Review: LE CHEF Serves Up French Comfort Food

Served up by the smiling Jean Reno and the persnickety Michael Youn, Le Chef (originally, Comme un chef) is French comfort food in the traditional sense. It may not be particularly good for you, nutrition-wise, but it sure is tasty.... More »
  

Review: LUCY, Scarlett Johansson Goes Feral, And It's Glorious

Luc Besson's new movie cloaks itself in scientific literacy, but make no mistake: Lucy is a b-movie through and through, a gloriously nutty concoction that would be risible if it ever took itself seriously. Happily, it never does. Featuring an... More »
  
 
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