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posted a Quick Tip about Wicked City. August 29, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
This isn't a bad film and for some people might be a great film. For me it is just a cool Anime, a good if average flick. If you don't mind rape and violent scenes in your Anime then this is for you indeed. …
posted a Quick Tip about Serial Experiments Lain. June 13, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain is a classic cyberpunk anime title, and one of the best anime titles ever.      This anime has it all, tonal and artistic consistency (consistently serious), …
posted a Quick Tip about The Girl Who Played with Fire (2010 m.... June 06, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
The Girl Who Played With Fire (2010 movie)
FIrst sequel to The Girl WIth The Dragon Tattoo has Mikael investigating human traffiking and sex slavery while trying to help Lisbeth clear her name for the murder of individuals involved in his investigation. …
posted a Quick Tip about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. May 16, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Simply put, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is one of the weirdest films that I've ever seen in any genre and any medium (and keep in mind that I've seen weird stuff that most of you wouldn't …
posted a Quick Tip about Wicked City. February 21, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
Ok, I have to admit that this was one of those anime films that made me raise my eyebrow when I saw it for the first time. I have learned to enjoy it, comparatively speaking since I have a weakness for …
posted a Quick Tip about Oldboy. November 26, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
Oldboy
Park Chan Wook's 2nd film in the Vengeance trilogy is one of the best films ever conceived, in Korea, and anywhere else in the world. Truly a gripping, riveting, contemporary classic that won numerous …
posted a Quick Tip about Departures (Okuribito). November 08, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
Departures (Okuribito)
Yojiro Takita's winner of best foreign film in the Academy awards. The Japanese really know how to make a film with such a depressing theme into something uplifting and yet, heart-breaking.   …
posted a Quick Tip about Lady Vengeance. July 05, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
Lady Vengeance
Of Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy, this is my least favorite entry. The film is full of the expected twists and turns that are common in his films, but somehow this one didn't have the dark, …
posted a Quick Tip about Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. June 27, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
I had no idea what to expect (other than vengeance) from Sympathy for Mr. Vengeace, the first film of Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy. I've liked Park's dark take on the thematic material …
posted a Quick Tip about Oldboy. June 04, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
Oldboy
When I look back on great psychological thrillers and great revenge stories there are a number of films that pop into mind... and this is now one of them.   Oldboy is a superbly complex revenge …
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