Category Archives: drama

Optical Illusion/Human Mirror on Subway

Improv Everywhere has recently turned a New York City subway car into a “human mirror.” It was done by filling a New York subway car with identical twins dressed alike and facing each other.

“We would get on the 6 train at the start of the line at Brooklyn Bridge and the twins would sit on either side of the car, directly across from their sibling. Once in place, their job would be to mirror each other as closely as possible. If one scratches his head, so should the other. If anyone asked them what was going on, they should claim not to notice anything unusual and not to even be able to see their sibling.”

Sounds Fun eh? Read more and check out their behind the scene photos at their blog.

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We Will Rock You: The Musical

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We Will Rock You, the musical by Queen and Ben Elton is an electrifying show that’s guaranteed to blow your mind. Now is its 6th year on London’s West End, where it continues to play to packed houses. Thas captivated 6 million theatre goers around the world form London to Las Vegas, Toronto to Tokyo and beyond.

We Will Rock You is a futurist adventure set in the year of 2350, a time when live music is banned on earth, but the kids are rebellion, fighting against the all powerful Globalsoft Corporation which controls their lives and feeds them a diet of synthesized pop. The show features 26 of Queen’s legendary hits ncluding Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions, Radio GaGa, Another One Bites The Dust and Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Tour details for Hong Kong:

Venue Lyric Theatre
Address Hong Kong Academy of Performance Arts in Wan Chai
Tel +852 8203 0299
Price HK$350 – 895

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The Next Jet Li Rising: Morgan Benoit

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Morgan Benoit, an American actor from Vermont is getting lots of attention after playing Lupo in a Jet Li and Jackie Chan martial arts film, “The Forbidden Kingdom”.

Benoit has moved to China to study Long Fist Kung Fu which he loved when he was 18. After a couple of years, he was admitted to Shi Cha Hai Sports Academy (former training grounds of Jet Li and many China’s top Olympic Athletes.)

Before his film career, Benoit also worked for Cirque du Soleil. After nearly 10 years away from his friends and family for studying and working in China, he’s recently returned to the US to continue his acting and film career in LA.

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Pioneer Lesbian Director Bares All In Beijing

Fridae had an interview with one of the most prolific lesbian feminist filmmaker in the history of cinema, Barbara Hammer,was in town for a screening of several of her over 80 experimental shorts, videos and features. It’s there on the screen in all its flushed glory. A close up of a woman’s genitals, a finger vigorously rubs the clitoris.

“As one of the world’s most prolific lesbian filmmakers, Hammer appears keen to inspire these young Chinese women. China’s answer to Hammer, lesbian documentary maker Shi Tou, is in the audience.

“Don’t listen to your male professors,” Hammer says. “Or your female ones. Just do what you want to do… Make your films. Make your work. We need it or your histories are lost. Our histories are lost.”

Read the full interview here

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The new face of Gucci: James Franco

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Actor James Franco (Harry Osborn from the Spiderman movies) has just been announced to be the face of the new Gucci by Gucci men’s fragrance. “The male version of the scent, which again has been developed with the P&G Prestige Products division of Procter & Gamble, is due to launch in the autumn.”- The Daily reports. (April 16 2008, AM)

*Note – the photo above is illustration only, not an ad.

Movie Chic,Movie Style: Put his movie into a bookshelf

We all know Oscar winning director Anthony Minghella has just passed away recently. Surprisingly two weeks before his surgery, he left a testament wishing Shekhar Kapur who’s also his good friend to direct a short film that he’s already written.

Who can forget his “The English Patient” which won 9 Oscars back in 1997 (which is still a record to date). The way he portrayed the beauty of women is just ravishing (remember how he used the part between a woman’s throat and collar bone to represent a map of men’s desire?) It was poetry.

Also, his first movie Truly Madly Deeply back in 1990 was on both the charts of most popular and least popular in the UK. As he said, the best movies are between the best and the worst

Shekhar Kapur is now taking over Minghella’s New York I Love You which stars Scarlet Johansson, Natalie Portman, Woody Allen, Kevin Bacon, and more. While some of the segments have begun filming, Minghella had not gotten a chance to cast or shoot the segment he had written. The New York piece is by the producers of Paris Je t’aime, this time having each person to direct a 5 minute film to portray their love towards New York.

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Girl Fight: DOA vs Final Fantasy

Monty Oum, a digital art group, is launching its series named “Dead Fantasy.” It includes the girls from the hip RPG series “Final Fantasy” as well as the girls from the 3D fighting game series, “Dead or Alive.” In this movie, you can see the girls from both games try to battle each other out (with the chicks from DOA as a team against the chicks from FF series).

Here’s what Monty said, “First thing I usually decide on when I make a movie is the “why is this cool?” And as far as this movie goes, the coolest part about the movie is how it ends. Which is what you’ll see after watching it, and why I’m really REALLY excited about getting started on Dead Fantasy II-V. But more on that later.”

So you like the first episode of Dead Fantasy posted above and longing for more? Here’s the second episode: