5 items from 2009
While I'm no fan of the Japanese gore-fests like Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl or Tokyo Gore Police, I know many of you are, including some of our own team like our London correspondent, Ben Austwick, so I can't overlook this news our friends at 24Fps put up. What is promised as "a martial arts action, Japanese grotesque art Gothic & Lolita explosion" will be directed by Go Ohara (“Geisha vs Ninja”). Jyun Nakajima (”Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl”) is set to produce with special effects and gore being done by Yoshihiro Nishimura (”Tokyo gore police,” “The Machine Girl,“ “Robo Geisha”).
Gothic and Lolita…the fashion reflects her dark and childish mental state. Yuki, the heroine, saw her mother killed by cruel gangs. Now she vows revenge! Knock off the enemies with her transformable umbrella. So gorgeous and so savage…Who killed mother? What the hell are the gangs? What is »
Attention cult splatter hounds: Going in to production on Monday for a two week shoot is Gothic And Lolita Psycho. Beyond the core concept of a Loli-Goth killer, why pay attention? The producer is Jyun Nakajima, whose recent credits include Vampire Girl Versus Frankenstein Girl. Special effects? Those come courtesy of Tokyo Gore Police helmer Yoshihiro Nishimura. Direction? That's from Go Ohara, the Chanbara Beauty and Death Trance action choreographer who first stepped into the director's chair for Geisha Versus Ninja. They've got a well known fashion designer on board, too.
Gothic and Lolita...the fashion reflects her dark and childish mentality
Yuki, the heroine, saw her mother killed by cruel gangs. She vows revenge! Knock off the enemies with her transformable umbrella. So gorgeous and so savage...
Who killed mother? What the hell are the gangs? What is the truth and purpose that father knows?
Her coming terrible destiny »
What smells like money and workout sweat? According to the La Times Hero Complex Blog, that smell is probably New Moon star Taylor Lautner’s potential next project: Max Steel. The film will chronicle the adventures of a 19-year old extreme athlete who accidentally becomes a nano-technologically enhanced secret agent. Max Steel might sound familiar because: A. It is a cheap “James Bond Jr.” knock off…which is already a cheap James Bond Knock off. B. It was originally a semi successful late 90s early 2000s CG animated show (ala "Beast Wars" or "Reboot") and ongoing toy line. See here. Despite never catching on huge in the Us, Max Steel is apparently more popular around the world. The writers on the project, J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani, are also writing the script for Brett Ratner’s Youngblood adaptation. I’m a little surprised Paramount is dusting off this franchise for a film. XXX »
- Jorge Del Pinal
Photo: MTV News
Everyone knows that Hollywood is addicted to franchises, sequels, reboots and all manner of cinematic rehashings of the pop-culture past. Over 75 percent of the 30 highest-grossing films of the last three years were based on an existing entertainment franchise, which just goes to show there's a reason studios keep reimagining movie history instead of creating something new: audiences love them too.
But do actors? With Halloween almost upon us, we wanted to know if the folks out in La-La Land secretly had a horror flick they're dying to remake.
Update: we have an interview with the gay contestant at the bottom of the post!
I've written before about So You Think You Can Dance's Nigel Lythgoe and his cretinous attitude toward what he terms "effeminate dancers." Well, that condescending attitude was on full-blown display during last night's auditions in Denver as the show returned for its fifth season.
The show featured its first same-sex couple — Misha Belfer and Mitchel Kibel — who were introduced with incredibly condescending dramatics including a clip of "It's Raining Men" and many "dramatic" shots of the two swirling about.
During the couple's audition (Misha is gay and Mitchel is straight), Lythgoe and fellow judges Mary Murphy and Sonya Tayeh kept exchanging bemused looks, and at one point Nigel covers his eyes as if he's too horrified by what he's seeing. Then when the two guys take a tumble, Nigel laughs at them.
Okay, much »
5 items from 2009
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