I have the first volume of the manga for this to review, looking forward to it.Saint Young Men
Really charming, fun, irreverent film.
Basically Jesus and Buddha decide to have some time off being religious idols and decide to flat share in Japan. If there is a manga of this then I'm guessing it's a 4 panel comic as that's very much the nature of this film. Little comedic skits that form larger sketches in a slice of life comedy. The twist being you have Jesus and Buddha doing the things we normally see teenagers do like going to a theme park, shopping for deals, visiting the bath house etc.
The highlight of the movie for me was a scene in the public sauna where Jesus inadvertently becomes friends with a yakuza over their shared history of being betrayed and incarcerated. While Buddha is left to feel the icy tension in the rest of the room. it was very silly but also very funny.
The animation was light and free to go with out protagonists friendly attitudes. At 90mins it breezes by. I watched it in Spanish and the dub was good and easy to follow. No idea if an English version exists but if one was released over here I'd want to check it out.
It's been announced its on the nomination shortlist for the best international film oscar.
Parasite (Gisaengchung [기생충]) is a 2019 South Korean film directed by Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Okja). First things first, I would like to thank ODEON for screening the film as part of their Unseen screening event, which is where you can watch an early film which is a mystery screening! Parasite is one of my most anticipated films of the year because of its unique premise and being a fan of the director's film The Host (a monster drama/thriller released back in 2006). After watching the film, I can definitely say that this film is well derserving of its praise. The story is great, the characters were interesting, the tone is spot on and the ending is very satisfying to watch. The director himself requested folks to watch the film without knowing much of the story (but if you are desperate to see at least a trailer, check the one below and just that one). I am very happy to be able to watch the film and I hope that everyone is able to check it out.
Parasite is coming to UK cinemas in February 2020 and has been acquired by distributors Curzon Artificial Eye and Studio Canal.
Err hard to say in a way. I wouldn't say theres much full on strobe though there is some. But there is quite a lot of high contrast light effects (lasers/lightsabers etc being used in dark places)
I think so yeah. Theres a section of the film set in a particularly dark place so when things kick off its maybe more jarring in that sense. As @ayase said above it's a very fast paced film which probably doesn't help with the strobe type effects in the film.More so than the others?
When Disney acquired Lucasfilm they retconned most of the books deeming them non-cannon then ripped them off to do something similar in the films, but was Dark Empire retconned too? That was Dark Horse years ago."So Kylo found this not-holocron (because if we call it a holocron we might have to explain what a holocron is and that's five seconds we can't afford to cut from this super-cool scene of the Millennium Falcon doing about ten hyperspace jumps in as many seconds) somewhere and hooked it up to his ship somehow and now here's Palpatine"
With the specific exception of The Clone Wars animated series and the comics that finished off some of its unfinished storylines, everything else in the EU was rendered no longer canon. The Dark Empire influences on TRoS are pretty obvious, another one of the things that annoys me about Abrams is that he never seems to mention the ideas his films have basically lifted wholesale from the EU. I’m not bothered that they do it, I think tearing down the EU to rebuild it in a more coherent fashion was the right choice, and has led to some great things like the new Thrawn content in Rebels and Zahn’s new books (which I think are improvements over the originals) but Filoni, by contrast, has been very open about the fact he wanted to bring in things from the EU for Rebels. Abrams rarely mentions it, one suspects because after you’d removed all the material drawn from or at least inspired by the EU in his films, there wouldn’t be a whole lot left. Original, Mr. Abrams is not.When Disney acquired Lucasfilm they retconned most of the books deeming them non-cannon then ripped them off to do something similar in the films, but was Dark Empire retconned too? That was Dark Horse years ago.
I mean, I was one of that film’s defenders, (particularly against the stupid, paranoid culture war arguments) but let’s not go overboard. It did still have some significant flaws. But you’re not wrong that it was significantly better directed. There are scenes from TLJ that are going to stay with me, it wasn’t afraid to have two characters just sit and talk for a while (and that’s why its character development succeeded where TRoS’ failed so miserably) or let the camera linger a while and take things in. TRoS really does feel like it was made for (or by) someone with ADHD who starts stamping their feet if there isn’t some action or a one-liner being delivered every few seconds.its predecessor - the best film in the entire Star Wars saga