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Playing in Yakuza Hell is Dangerous, a Movie Review

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:00
Published in Movie Reviews

Forget trying to get praise from Quentin Tarantino, filmmaker Takashi Miike might want to put his support into Shion Sono’s (Suicide Club, Love Exposure) action comedy Why Don't You Play in Hell? (地獄でなぜ悪い) that will be arriving in video stores and video on demand January 28th. This over-the-top gonzo madcap film features Hirata (Hiroki Hasegawa) as an aspiring guerilla style filmmaker intent on making a masterpiece ala Bruce Lee's Game of Death with his film club. Sasaki (Tak Sakaguchi) is cast into the yellow jump-suit leading role, and Kill Bill this movie is not. To make a film within a film about two feuding Yakuza clans is a fun approach to see how Hirata's movie crew stumble into a gang war. To see what transpires next is hilarious, like it was lifted from a Japanese cartoon, and the fallout is not without some classic moments taken from traditional theater.

What's "I, Frankenstein"? A Movie Review

Friday, 24 January 2014 00:00
Published in Movie Reviews

The Modern Prometheus has issues and some of that gets explored in I, Frankenstein. While this film tries to follow after the events from Mary Shelley’s masterpiece novel, Frankenstein, the events do not continue in that universe. The tale and focus shifts to that of a comic book one, completely toned down by writer/director Stuart Beattie for a general PG-13 rated audience to enjoy. Fans of the graphic novel of the same name most likely will appreciate this film more.

Ink

Thursday, 29 April 2010 03:36
Published in Movie Reviews

Once in a while, when the moon strikes blue, there’ll be a movie that’ll weave a unique world of dark fantasy for audiences to visit. In Ink, that realm is one of daydreams and nightmares.

The Crazies

Friday, 16 April 2010 11:34
Published in Movie Reviews
With The Crazies being the latest entry to the horror genre, just how many zombie movies do we really need? The way they keep multiplying, at a rate of one per year, that’s far too infrequent.

Shutter Island

Friday, 16 April 2010 09:03
Published in Movie Reviews
On Shutter Island, there is no escape — only insanity and one man’s hopeless attempt at discovering the truth. But tough US Marshal Teddi Daniels doesn’t realize what he’s getting himself into.

Daybreakers

Sunday, 18 January 2009 07:55
Published in Movie Reviews

When watching a new vampire film or television shows these days, there’s obviously going to be a romance. Usually a girl falls for a stone dead boy or a youth abates innocence.

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