On the week that the new Doctor Who airs tragic news emerged with the death of Elisabeth Sladen.
Elisabeth Sladen died of cancer at the age of 63. She’s better known as Sarah Jane Smith and was probably one of the definitive Doctor Who assistants and as a result one of the iconic figures of British television because of her part as Sarah Jane Smith and her spin off show, The Sarah Jane Adventures. Her death was totally unexpected and took a lot of people by surprise, especially since she was busy filming a new series of her television show.
Elisabeth Sladen, RIP.
The latest series of Doctor Who starts tonight and there will be a tribute show after it.
On to the trailers:
Behind the Walls French 3D Horror
France, 1922. A writer named Suzanne (Laetitia Casta) in need of inspiration travels to the country in order to write her new book. She discovers a hidden room in the basement. This room has a mysterious well. After the discovery of the well, she gains inspiration. And nightmares. Soon, girls start to disappear in the local region.
The music builds up nicely to a crescendo as we get images of girls with long hair, wells in basements, people hiding under blankets and children grabbing ankles. It screams, inspired by Ringu and Ju-On respectively but I look forward to seeing it. Whether it will be released in cinemas is another matter.
Sion Sono’s Guilty of Romance
Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) is back with a new film and it is getting its premiere at Cannes. This is a tale of three women, a cop, a professor and a housewife are each connected in a thriller that is packed full of violence and sex.
Izumi is married to a famous romantic novelist but their life seems just a simple repetition without romance. One day, she decides to follow her desires and accepts to be a naked model that fakes sex in front of the camera. Soon she meets a mentor and starts selling her body to strangers but at home, she is still the wife she is supposed to be.One day a brutally murdered body is found in the love hotels district. The police tries to understand what happened.
Sion Sono. When I hear the name, two P’s come to mind. He’s a provocative and productive director who is interested in people with cracked mentalities. His next film is an adaptation of a manga about a schoolboy who is slowly losing his mind.
Fancy making your own videogame sound effects? Try this. I haven’t used to extensively but it seems quite useful. It captures those grating sounds that are so reminiscent of the 8-bit era and features some neat functionality as well as the ability to export sounds made and download the entire thing.
Into the Abyss
I love films and I love reading about them so I’ll start writing about them to spread the word. This is the latest one I have found. It’s an interesting film blog written by a film-maker.