Category Archives: drama

Movie Chic´╝îMovie 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.

New York I love you

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:

The Dylan Sevens, now with more attention

i'm not there

It’s been around for a while but since the Film Festival is coming, I figured I should do a piece on it. Directed by Todd Haynes, the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There garnered attention early for using six actors to portray Dylan over seven different stages of his life. With the untimely death of Heath Ledger (one of the seven Dylans), it’s gotten even more attention. The ultimate question still remans why give the Dylans different names.

In case you still didn’t know, here are the six actors who play the Dylan Sevens:

Marcus Carl Franklin

Ben Whishaw

Heath Ledger

Christian Bale

Richard Gere

Cate Balnchett

This is WE tv, totally high school

Coming to WE tv, “High School Confidential” stars 12 girls and it’s all about their four-year high school lives. Apparently one was pregnant, one was diagnosed with a brain tumor, one was anorexic…etc…

Why only girls anyway? As if they assume high school boys problems aren’t “interesting” enough. What about that fat kid? That nerd? That closeted gay guy? Hmmmm maybe that’s what they are shooting now. After this HSC there’ll be an HSC- Boys Only edition

So who might watch this?

1) Parents – Apparently the creator of the show is also a mother, so it’s targeting audience like herself

2) High School students- As they can relate most

What about the others? I don’t think the show would be able to draw a huge amount of audience from other groups. My first reaction to this was “This is totally high school”

High School Confidential premieres Monday March 10 at 10/9c on WE TV

“The Killing of Sister George” is still alive and kicking

Yes, the play written by Frank Marcus in the 60’s is brought back alive to Hong Kong by Wordybird Theatre Company. Watch our alcoholic lesbian, June Buckridge, spiral out of control when her character in a radio play is scheduled to be killed off. To add more drama, June suspects her live-in lover, Alice, is cheating on her with a predatory tv producer.

The play is showing in Hong Kong Fringe Club from February 27 to March 1

Tickets available at Fringe Club or HK Ticketing

For more information about the play, click here

the killing of sister george