Friday, October 21, 2016
but the jig is pretty much up and if you can't recognize Zara Phythian and Katrina Durden in any of the trailers and clips now swirling online, I'd say an opthalmologist is in order.
On its face, Raman Hui's 18th century short story adaptation, Monster Hunt, may seem like a kids' movie not worth all the hype. That said, if that's the basis for your abstinence from seeing it either this year or last year, you couldn't be more wrong and its status as China's highest grossing film of all time notwithstanding, the film tells one of the most heartfelt, exciting and compelling stories you'll ever see on screen and with fun action sequences to boot as well from a script by Hui and co-scribe Alan Yuen.
Acclaimed filmmaker Jia Zhangke has business in India this week where the Mumbai Film Festival is underway from now through the 27th. Amid the festivities in the last 24 hours or so brought news of his latest move to adapt an India-set storification of the classic Journey To The West novel.
I remember first seeing the trailer to the CCTV-1 broadcast of the Shannon Lee produced series, The Legend Of Bruce Lee a bit less than a decade ago. Having already been a fan of director Rob Cohen's Hollywood treatment, I wasn't too impressed and I guess because it felt a bit like excess for there to be another pseudo-fictional telling of the life and legend of the Jeet Kune Do founder and martial arts film star.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Hey Los Angeles! Go See PLANET OF THE SHARKS For Free At The Green Me Film Fest This Saturday Night!
Now available on DVD and VoD is director Sand Sharks and Road Wars helmer Mark Atkins's latest offering from The Asylum, Planet Of The Sharks. The film premiered on Syfy during Sharknado week and became a top-rated original. Personally I don't do shark movies but having seen my fair share, I respect the fan fervor quite a bit.
I'm willing to bet there's already a consensus with Marvel fans on how much many will miss actor Hugh Jackman. There's no question that his is a portrayal of iconic comic book superhero, Logan Howlett (a.k.a. Wolverine) is one for the history books with a performance as palpable and gripping as one could ask for in an actor, and with a character who notably shares a backstory bigger than most of his fellow X-Men.
Marvel's Punisher is already underway for Netflix but actor Jon Bernthal still has plenty of work ahead of him as one of the best actors to put in front of a camera these days. The co-star of actor Ben Affleck's latest, The Accountant, is now poised to star in Anthony Hayes's new crime thriller, Stingray with production set for April in Canada next year.
Deadline, his next film will be an action thriller titled Starfall from a script by David Coggeshall.