Friday, January 30, 2009

Bluebird ho!

The quest to create a film out of my script for Bluebird begins tomorrow when we start auditions. Very exciting.

The film below, Hiroshi Teshigahara's The Face of Another is one inspiration, but Teshigahara is always an inspiration, so its no surprise. He did make my favourite documentary ever after all.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wii Fit Age: 31

Well, my BMI is up to 25.12. Not very good. But I have slacked off a little, trying to sort things out before I give er'. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

This man has been part of the reason I'm not all over the exercise this week.

My Bloody Valentine had some really great 3-D effects, and some entertaining gore gags, but beyond that, the movie sucked. I'm not sure that they were trying to make a satire of 80's slasher films, but at times it felt like that. I imagine the film will not be anywhere near as entertaining on 2 dimensional DVD. Or Blu-ray.

I love my Blu-ray.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Wii Fit Age:30

Like everyone else, I have made some resolutions this year. One is to become more focused on my training. More chi! Train harder! That is the kung fu motto! As part of this, I am trying to use my Wii Fit to become more in shape. So far, I have a BMI of 25, and way about 174 lbs. Not bad, considering I weighed 177 lbs when I graduated from high school, although I'm more flab now than man, twisted and evil. I think I will post my Wii Fit up dates, but probably only when I lose weight.

Another resolution is to watch every Zatoichi movie ever made. Granted, I am still trying to finish last years resolution of reading the Lone Wolf and Cub manga series (I still can't find #21!), but I will finish both. I've watched the first two, and many of them will have reviews posted over at J-Film Pow Wow, but for now, watch the fantastic scene below.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Isn't it funny how for most, the first day of the new year is spent in recovery, essentially from the year before.

Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell's blog always makes me laugh, so read it. They feature several things I like. Film history, and Asian cinema. They champion the notion that "movies from Japan and Hong Kong constituted as important a contribution to film aesthetics as did the Soviet Montage movement." Now that is something I can agree with.