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Boy, talk about a misleading title. How about “Middling”? I like “Underwhelming.” It seems there’s a battle raging in our forests between two races of tiny people, one of which causes things to grow and another that seeks only decay. Stumbling into this world is a disaffected teen embarrassed by her geeky scientist dad’s obsession with said fairy war. This one looks great, but the...

Oct 8, 2014 | No Comments | 1,735 views
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Writer-director Takashi Koizumi has gone on to a stellar career [After the Rain (2000), Best Wishes for Tomorrow (2008)] after his role as Akira Kurosawa’s assistant director for many of his later works and ended up making his unproduced scripts and hiring much of his team. It’s a good thing Koizumi is up to the gigantic task. Higurashi no Ki is a samurai tale told...

Sep 24, 2014 | No Comments | 341 views
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Cinematic Underground
The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival will run Oct 23-31 at Roppongi Hills and other venues. One highlight will be Charlie Chaplin’s silent masterpiece City Lights, screening at the recently rebuilt Kabukiza theater on Oct 27, which the actor visited in 1932. Tim Burton’s many fans in Japan will have reason to rejoice as the fest previews footage from his upcoming Big Eyes (pictured), starring...

Sep 24, 2014 | No Comments | 243 views
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Movie News
When two veteran actors meet on a film set, there can be a synergy between their talents. That was the situation with the action thriller The Equalizer, despite a 43-year age difference between the two leads. Based on the ‘80s TV drama, Denzel Washington plays a mild-mannered man who draws on his past military training when he sees injustice around him, including a teenager forced...

By: Kevin Mcgue | Sep 26, 2014 | No Comments | 546 views

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