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Gerry Anderson

Gerry Anderson

The amazing Gerry Anderson! Amore eroma thought it was time to highlight some of Mr. Anderson’s work. He was the mastermind behind some great television and engineered some rather amazing gimmicks. One of his crowning achievements was his role in SUPERMARIONATION. This was a puppetry technique developed by Anderson and his second wife Sylvia Anderson. The puppets were large and their vehicles and sets were massive undertakings. I believe the cost per episode was around … Read entire article »

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

http://www.artofthetitle.com/2011/01/03/scott-pilgrim-vs-the-world/ I was remiss in seeing this film in the theater and, after viewing the DVD at home, I was crushed that I missed it there with an audience. I have not read the comics it was based on, but want to after all the crushing fan rush dies down a bit. SCOTT PILGRIM was a fun and kinetic thrill. It had me locked in from the very start – it’s opening titles sporting video game references … Read entire article »

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Alphaville

Alphaville

Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058898/ Directed by Jean-Luc Godard ( Masculin féminin: 15 faits précis 1966 ) Godard tries his hand at Dick Tracy-like science fiction in this film about secret agent Lemmy Caution’s exploits in the city of ALPHAVILLE where love and self expression are outlawed. The science fiction side of things leans towards the real and less fantasy,  but is fun to explore with the lead. The narration is provided by a … Read entire article »

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Stalag 17

Stalag 17

Stalag 17 (1953) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046359/ Directed by Billy Wilder ( Some Like It Hot, The Apartment ) STALAG 17 is set in a P.O.W. camp during World War II. The prisoners manage to help certain key prisoners escape. But, it seems there’s a spy in their midst and they need to find out who it is before their system collapses into rubble. Wilder is able to mix wartime drama with some cute comedic pressure relief in a brilliant way. The … Read entire article »

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AVATAR

AVATAR

AVATAR (2009) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/ Directed by James Cameron ( As always, this is a spoiler free review. ) As of December 2009, with an estimated budget of US $230,000,000, this is the most expensive movie ever made. And it’s all worth it! I have not felt this way about a movie in a long time. I sat in my seat at the IMAX theater in San Francisco’s Metreon complex slack jawed and wide eyed as the movie began and remained that … Read entire article »

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The Machine Girl and Machine Girl Lite

The Machine Girl and Machine Girl Lite

Machine Girl (2008) -Kataude mashin gâru- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1050160/ Machine Girl Lite (2009) -The Hajirai Machine Girl- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1319567/ Remember The Road Runner cartoon? Of course you do. Well, MACHINE GIRL and MACHINE GIRL LITE are the live action, Japanese action, deadly schoolgirl versions of the same. These films are candy for the fans of over the top, cartoon style gore and violence. It’s so damn silly that the violence becomes second to the pure comedy goodness of the absolutely silly plot … Read entire article »

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Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises  2007 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765443/ David Cronenberg Naomi Watts and Viggo Mortensen star in this smart thriller directed by the ever amazing David Cronenberg. The plot revolves around a Russian teen who delivers a baby and passes away leaving only a diary behind. Watts searches for the teens past so she can make sure the baby ends up with family instead of being lost in the system of foster care. But, she finds out that the girls past involves … Read entire article »

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District 9

District 9

DISTRICT 9 (2009) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1136608/ Neill Blomkamp DISTRICT 9 was spot on on so many levels that it’s hard to keep track of for me. There is the technical side of the film and how it was made with the script, acting and technology playing key roles. Then you have the social messages about human beings and how they treat and mistreat each other. Then I think there is another very interesting aspect of the film – the polarization … Read entire article »

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Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds (2009) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361748/ Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) “You probably heard we ain’t in the prisoner-takin’ business; we in the killin’ Nazi business. And cousin, Business is a-boomin’.” THANK you up there….whomever you are…for setting me up with an awesome way to see Quentin Tarantino’s new epic INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS in San Francisco’s classic Castro Theater with the man himself in attendance. Tarantino himself. Days before the release, the people of IndieFest put together a fundraiser screening of … Read entire article »

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The Fall

The Fall

The Fall   2006 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460791/ Tarsem Singh (The CELL) The tale of stuntman Roy Walker (Lee Pace) telling a story to a little girl (Catinca Untaru) while they recover from their falls in 1920’s LA is pretty interesting in and of itself. Introduce the story the man weaves and its stunning visuals and it becomes a real treat. Tarsem Singh has a real knack for luscious visuals and amazing colors. He directed THE CELL and managed to amaze me despite … Read entire article »

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