Friday, December 28, 2012

SAKI to me

Chernobyl Chicken

CHERNOBYL DIARIES is an industrial haunted house flick - nothing more (and to its credit) nothing less. I liked the premise in the trailers but in the movie every situation is awkwardly forced.

Monday, December 24, 2012

SAKI again

And if you need a refresher on what the film SAKI is all about, here is a trailer.


Apparently the film I wrote and shot, SAKI, will be ringing in the New Year by airing on TV in Japan: 1/15/2013, 1:45am and 1/28/2013 1:00am on the「衛星劇場」Japanese TV channel. Details below.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy

I very much liked TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY because the nuances of the language are as intriguing as the title. Not quite sure I understood all that happened but the themes and performances were compelling.

Pursuit of Legend

So Will Smith turns down Tarantino's DJANGO but goes for Shamalamadingdong's AFTER EARTH (which ridiculously looks like PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS meets I AM LEGEND). This is strange math to me.


Finally a trailer for PACIFIC RIM. Nice! Kaiju will be the next big thing.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Man of Steel

Visually the film looks great - Snyder knows how to shoot men in capes. But origin stories are tired - just get on with it, we all know that super heroes exist...
Is the world ready for the Man of Steel? Watch the exclusive new trailer now:

Thursday, December 06, 2012

House of Laughs

CASA DE MI PADRE es una película muy divertida. But beyond it's "stupid done strait" bit, it is a treasure trove of anti-convention filmmaking - I realize that on a production it's no fun when you take continuity, screen direction, motivated light, logic, etc, etc, way too seriously.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Locked in

LOCKOUT is proving to be laughably bad. It's like it got ripped out of the 90's with stringed up bad one-liners and action that just jumps around (what the F just happened?).

American Remake

I was entertained by the 1st season of "American Horror Story." And I would've been even more entertained if I didn't see it as one big regurgitation/repackaging of every contemporary horror convention I've come to know from the horror films I've seen before it. That sounds kind of snobbish but that's what happens when you become a connoisseur of a genre.