Thursday, January 07, 2010

This sudden announcement of a Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance US remake has drawn me back to my blog I deserted more than a year ago.

The report from Screen Daily is as followed:
Brian Tucker has been set to write the screenplay about two men who set out to avenge the deaths of their beloved women, only to discover that each killed the other’s lover and in the end only one can have his vengeance.

Okay for starters, who the fuck is Brian Tucker? But lets talk about the real problem at hand. The remake is about "two men who set out to avenge the deaths of their beloved women, only to discover that each killed the other’s lover." Really?!? Really?!? They are missing the whole point of the original. A father suffering over the murder of his only daughter by idiotic kidnappers. Damn Hollywood, man. Now I really wish they went ahead and remade Oldboy instead of tainting the better film in Park Chan Wook's repertoire. I swear.


Be back later with a tentative Top 20 films of the Decade list...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Red Desert turns Blu

This makes me very happy. It's a UK release but is said to be region-free.
October 20th can't come soon enough!

Friday, August 15, 2008

There's going to be some changes around here...

Okay, so I bought I just couldn't resist. I think I am still going to keep this blog afloat with more personal information but the new in the works website will be more of a news and reviews site. I am pretty excited actually. If you haven't already don't forget to check out my new music site at A Week at the Most. I will do my best to make it back here in the next day or two to leave a long overdue lengthy post. promise...well, as much as my promises go.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's the thought that counts...right?

So I suppose I haven't been a good friend to my swell blog End of Cinema. I have left you unattended now for almost a month. Instead of nurturing you, I have ditched you on several occasions for my new, somewhat cooler friend A Week at the Most. I am such a bastard.

So personal wise and, of course, not to mention film wise has been good lately. I received a raise at work (woo hoo!) with another one here in the not so distant future. While living the now, things are good. Chiaki started a new job two months back and likes it more as well. Things are good. About a month or so ago I helped my newly rekindled dear friend Bo on his amazing new short film Sweet Ladies, Good Night, which was just simply one hell of an experience. It is always a very professional, enthralling, and extremely worthwhile time working on his films. The man is a genius if you ask me. You can check some early screen shots of the film (the above photo being one) at his personal website now. The flick should be completely edited and scored hopefully sometime this Autumn. The man and his lovely wife Sarah are moving back to New York to pursue their blossoming careers in a few weeks and will be dearly missed by Chiaki and I. Fear not, our visit in October, will thankfully be upon us soon enough. If all works out as planned, a move to the Big Apple for the Fowlers' may come as early as Autumn next year as well.

Sorry, for the insanely small entry this time around but I should be back around on Thursday or Friday with some more of my madcap commentary on life and film. Promise! Then again you know how reliable those can be...

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Dario Argento's comeback?

The picture above just puts a constant grin on my face. Adrien Brody and Dario Argento. Really how freakin' cool is that. While I really am sadden that Asia Argento (who had to back out because of her pregnancy) will not be in the latest film from her father, I am extremely happy to see Mr. Brody. In case you are wonder, the film is called Giallo (which means Yellow) and is follows an American woman looking for her sister with the help of an Italian detective (played by Brody). The title is not only an homage to the Italian horror film genre, which is coined Giallo, but also the name of the killer in the film. Emmanuelle Seigner, who was last seen in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, has taken over Asia's role and should also be a great bonus to the picture. If you know me well you know my love of Dario Argento and I have very high hopes for this one. I have been extreme disappointed in his films the last two decades and really think this one could work with such a strong cast. Lets cross our fingers.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Hey Look a Title!

So I why I never clicked on add title is beyond me. But there it is. I have titles now. Sorry there is no news right now. I promise I will return in a few days and each post will now coming with its own title. Clever, huh. See ya soon.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sorry. I seem to be more distant from this blog recently but I honestly don't mean to be. In the coming weeks I plan on being a lot more active in it. As I said before, making my music blog has made me more interested in writing again. Within the next week, you should see a review of the latest Magnolia Pictures blu-ray release The Signal. I just finished it tonight and I have to say it is quite different than what I was expecting which is not necessary a bad thing. Also on the way I should have some cool things to say about something I will be doing early next week. What is that you ask? Well, my buddy Bo is shooting another short film and yours truly is going to be a Grip/Production Assistant. I am super excited. He is shooting this one on 16mm film I believe should be one hell of a experience. Lots more on this next week.