5 items from 2013
The launch of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" Season two kicks off our coverage of new fights (and fighters) for the Machinima web series. Check out the first episode below. Later today, we'll bring you interviews with some of the stars and creators who've brought the battle for Earthrealm to your PC.
2:30 Est - Interview: Casper Van Dien (Johnny Cage)
4:30 Est - Interview: Director Kevin Tancharoen
He's played everything from a heartbroken assassin ("Crying Freeman") to the Crow ("The Crow: Stairway to Heaven"), to a turbo-charged martial artist with a super-powered heart (my personal favorite, "Drive"), and this week, six-time award-winning Kung Fu and karate champion martial artist Mark Dacascos takes on the role he feels he was born to play: Shaolin monk Kung Lao in the second season of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy."
Dacascos and I spoke about why this role was, in a way, a dream come true, the »
- Charles Webb
Tiff’s Midnight Madness program turned 25 this year, and for two and half decades, the hardworking programers have gathered some of the strangest, most terrifying, wild, intriguing and downright entertaining films from around the world. From dark comedies to Japanese gore-fests and indie horror gems, the Midnight Madness program hasn’t lost its edge as one the leading showcases of genre cinema. In its 25-year history, Midnight Madness has introduced adventurous late-night moviegoers to such cult faves as Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. But what separates Midnight Madness from, say, Montreal’s three and half week long genre festival Fantasia, is that Tiff selects only ten films to make the cut. In other words, these programmers don’t mess around. Last week I decided that I would post reviews of my personal favourite films that screened in past years. And just like the Tiff programmers, »
Here's our first look at Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux in director Christophe Gans' big screen adaptation of the classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast. You might not know it, but you are familiar with Gans' previous work. He's directed films such as the live-action manga adaptation Crying Freeman, Brotherhood Of The Wolf, and the insane adaptation of Silent Hill. Here's a statement from the director in which he discusses the film that he's making...
Beauty And The Beast is the adaptation of a story by Madame de Villeneuve. Published anonymously in 1740 as La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins, it paints a portrait of Belle, a joyful and touching young girl who falls in love with the Beast, a cursed creature in search of love and redemption. In 1760, a condensed children’s version was published. It was from this version that Jean Cocteau and then Walt Disney drew their famous adaptations. »
- Joey Paur
French director Christophe Gans (left) is the director of “Brotherhood of the Wolf”, “Crying Freeman” and “Silent Hill”, so yeah, when you hear that he’s directing a live-action take on “Beauty and the Beast”, you should probably not expect it to look like a Disney movie. And this first look at the film, featuring stars Lea Seydoux (as the beauty) and Vincent Cassel (as the beast, of course) certainly doesn’t dispel that initial response to the film. While over at his native Frogland promoting the film at Cannes, Gans released this director’s statement about the movie: Beauty And The Beast is the adaptation of a story by Madame de Villeneuve. Published anonymously in 1740 as La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins, it paints a portrait of Belle, a joyful and touching young girl who falls in love with the Beast, a cursed creature in search of love and redemption. »
First announced a year or so ago, Christophe Gans' adaptation of the classic fairytale Beauty And The Beast is now in post-production. The film stars Lea Seydoux and Vincent Cassel, and as the 2013 Cannes film festival winds down, the first still has emerged from the movie market, courtesy of Pathe International. Seydoux is Beauty and Cassel is the beast, just in case there was any confusion.Gans previously directed the live-action manga adaptation Crying Freeman, the mind-bending genre crossover Brotherhood Of The Wolf (a pre-French-revolutionary monster kung-fu horror mystery with Native Americans and Monica Bellucci), and the surreal Silent Hill movie that got an awful sequel last year from Michael J. Bassett. An amazing visual stylist, he's promising great things for Beauty And The Beast, as outlined in the statement that accompanies the image:"Beauty And The Beast is the adaptation of a story by Madame de Villeneuve. Published »
5 items from 2013
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