I hope everyone is having a nice summer holiday. I’ve had a few days off work and spent time in Bristol and Somerset walking long distances and I had this song in my head the whole time.
My word, that last episode of Space Dandy was good, wasn’t it? I’ve watched and rewatched it multiple times since Sunday. I’m desperate to see what Shinichiro Watanabe will orchestrate for tomorrow’s episode!
Anyway, I saw two films this week. On Tuesday I watched The Purge: Anarchy and on Wednesday I watched the Koji Shiraishi film, CULT. The former was a decent action film, the latter a funny J-horror. I also played episode four of The Walking Dead: Season 2 and after the experience all I could think of was how it wasn’t as gripping as the first season. It’s down to the sense that none of the decisions I make have the long-lasting ramifications they did with the first season and the characters who pop up and disappear quickly.
This blog has been pretty busy with a review for Behind the Camera(2013), an amusing warm-hearted and star-packed Korean meta-comedy about a film shoot directed from over the internet. I also reviewed the Japanese action film, Wild 7(2011) which was a lot of fun when it was pure action. I then posted about Kickstarter campaign that aims to get the indie film Plastic Love Story screened at international film festivals. I also wrote about Tokyo Ghoul for AUKN. This week’s episode was pretty awesome!
There are a lot of indie films released this weekend as you can now read (babble is over):
Writing trailer posts is long and sometimes difficult but I find it worthwhile because it introduces me to great films that I want to see. One such example stretches all the way back to January when I wrote about a film called Plastic Love Story. I was interested in the trailer but, as is the case with many Japanese indie films, I was resigned to probably never seeing it. Well that could change because there is a Kickstarter already underway to get it screened at international film festivals!
I was contacted by the makers of the film and directed to the Kickstarter page which contains a lot of information about the project, the filmmakers and their ambitions for taking the film on to the international stage. Here’s info and trailer:
‘Plastic Love Story’ presents the coming of age of three girls in Japan and portrays the strength of Japan’s young generation as they overcome hardships. It is from director Ryutaro Nakagawa who is described as one of the leading young up-and-coming filmmakers in Japan and this might be for a good reason since his films have screened in the US as well as Japan.