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La Happenings: Celebrate Kurosawa's Birthday With Screenings At The Crest

13 March 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

World-renowned filmmaker Kurosawa Akira was born March 23, 1910. To celebrate what would have been his 105th birthday (he passed away in 1998), The Crest Westwood movie palace are hosting Sunday screenings of some bonafide classics. Coming up this Sunday, March 15, it's High and Low, Kurosawa's kidnapping-noir epic that gets deep into class politics without ever losing its hard-boiled edge.The following Sundays see his jidai-geki touchstones take to the big screen: On March 22, Mifune Toshiro stars as Yojimbo, while Seven Samurai screens on March 29.Full details, including the purchase of tickets, can be found on the venue's calendar. ...

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What I Watched, What You Watched #286

1 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Another week of five movies seen as I caught screenings of Focus, The Lazarus Effect and Cinderella in theaters and at home watched screeners of Everly and It Follows, the latter of which being the best of the five films though I will say, Cinderella is a perfectly satisfying picture that I think will do quite well with its target audience. I was going to see Bruce Lee's The Way of the Dragon last night before beginning my Cinerama project, but timing of things over the weekend just didn't work out, but I did finally get in there and start shooting a little footage and wow, what a learning process. More on that later down the line. I will, however, be heading back to the Cinerama this afternoon to see Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo and Seven Samurai in 35mm. It will mean being in the theater for about six hours, »

- Brad Brevet

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Horror / Thriller Round-Up: First Casting News for Rob Zombie’s 31, Tomb Raider Reboot, Akira Kurosawa Tribute

26 February 2015 8:25 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror/thriller round-up. This time around, we have details on who will play Death-Head in Rob Zombie’s 31, an update on the Tomb Raider reboot, and a look at The Crest of Westwood's tribute schedule for the legendary samurai film director Akira Kurosawa.

Rob Zombie's 31: Via his Instagram account, Rob Zombie revealed that Torsten Voges will play the villain Death-Head in his upcoming Halloween-set film, 31. Voges, who previously had a role in The Lords of Salem, is the first announced cast member for 31, which is currently available to fanback. For those unfamiliar with the film, here's the synopsis from Zombie:

"Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Sanshiro Sugata’ an eye-opening, strong start to Akira Kurosawa’s long career

14 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sanshiro Sugata

Written by Akira Kurosawa and Tomita Tsuneo

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Japan, 1943

Akira Kurosawa’s feature length debut opens with a wandering young man named Sanshiro Sugata (Susumu Fujita) arriving into town where he aspires to earn a place under the tutelage of a great jujitsu master. Shortly thereafter Sanshiro learns first-hand that his would be instructors are perhaps not all they are cracked to be. Their attempt to rustle a rival sensei’s feathers, Shogoro Yano (Denjiro Okochi) is ill fated, as Yano handles each attacker with the greatest of ease. Much to Sanshiro’s surprise, the victor of the contest practices judo rather than jujitsu. Under the auspices of Yano’s strict but just guidance, as well as through the trials and tribulations and a martial arts tournament, that Sanshiro will learn to control his bustling energy, channeling it to become a better, more composed human being. »

- Edgar Chaput

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What I Watched, What You Watched #283

8 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Two bad, two good this week as I went to the theater to see and review Jupiter Ascending (read the review here) and Seventh Son (read the review here) and we all know how that turned out. However, at home I was inspired by Tony Zhou's recent video essay to watch Akira Kurosawa's The Bad Sleep Well for the first time. So I fired up the Hulu and gave it a spin. Very good movie with a rather dark ending as not only do the bad sleep well, but the bad defeats good... at least in this instance. Finally, I also watched the Oscar-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam as it was available for free over at PBS's website at the end of the week. Solid doc and one some are trying to say is sneaking up on Citizenfour at the Oscars for Best Documentary. As much as I »

- Brad Brevet

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