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I likened 1996’s Twister to a porno movie, having only enough plot to get you to the next blow job. This one is Twister for dummies. Some nifty CG tornado scenes, but none of the characters are remotely memorable, making it difficult to care, and there goes the suspense. The script wastes time on trite subplots involving dedicated but guilt-tripping single parents, etc. Follows with...

Aug 23, 2014 | No Comments | 28 views
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More artifice than intelligence

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Cinematographer Masaki Tamura is something of an icon in the Japanese film industry. He has lensed everything from legendary cult films (like two of the Lady Snowblood series, starring Meiko Kaji) to cutting-edge work for currently active directors (like lauded auteur Shinji Aoyama). Tamura has been behind the camera for some masterworks of Japanese cinema including Juzo Itami’s widely loved Tampopo and Mitsuo Yanagimachi’s Fire...

Aug 20, 2014 | No Comments | 128 views
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When a mix up occurs in Mumbai’s massive meal delivery system, a lonely young woman begins a secret correspondence with an aging businessman in the hit Indian film The Lunchbox—kind of like You Got Mail but with curry instead of inboxes. On from August 9 at Cine Switch in Ginza (4-4-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku; French director Sylvain Chomet won international acclaim a decade ago with...

Aug 8, 2014 | No Comments | 512 views
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Tokyo Disneyland and the success of Frozen prove that Japan is a key market for the House of Mouse, but there’s never been a Japanese hero in a Disney film. That will change with Big Hero 6, set in the futuristic city San Fransokyo. The animated adventure centers on teenage tech whiz Hiro Hamada, who builds a robot and leads a misfit team of crime...

By: Kevin Mcgue | Aug 18, 2014 | No Comments | 302 views

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