The tutor from hell finally made a difference in the life of Shigeyuki Numata (Seishuu Uragami, who is excellent as the tormented victim) and started to get even with the bullies. It was a hard fought battle for the little guy who stood up tall and defiant against his bigger and stronger enemies.
As Shigeyuki's battle against the bullies rages on, Dad starts flirting around. It doesn't help that the young and beautiful lady teases and seduces the older salaried father of two. Discovering the lipstick smudge on her husband's polo, Mom cries - while still maintaining her 'composure' if that is not a contradictory in itself...
Can the typical family still lives up to expectations?Read more...
Reported to have been inspired by Tarantino's Kill Bill, Sion Sono's latest Why Don't You Play in Hell has a long history which started 15 years ago...
... will star Shinichi Tsutsumi as a gangster who bears a grudge towards against an older rival whose daughter he also happens to be in love with. Jun Kunimara will play the rival while Fumi Nikaido, who won an award in Venice for her performance in “Himizu,” will play the actress daughter. [ read more ]
The filmmaker has, indeed, earned a cult following. He has shown us his unique touch - movies that depict hopelessness and darkness but ended up with hope shining brightly - that's how I would describe Himizu. In his latest drama series, Minna! Esper Dayo!, Sono showed a different side - a playful side, and directed favorite Shota Sometani to act naturally - a young boy who thinks about sex all the time!
Back to the movie, there's a lot to look forward to. Critics and movie bloggers are already calling the movie, Sono's entry into the commercial/blockbuster scene, but with the same eccentric and outrageous flavor his fans still expect from him.
Favorite scene: The half-body of a woman moving in a sea of blood is simply awesome! Definitely one of the most anticipated Japanese movie this year!
If you've read the plot of Maruyama, The Middle Schooler @Asianwiki, you'll noticed how the editor made use of "obscene thoughts" to describe Maruyama's objective in life. Apparently not wanting to offend anyone, they just left it to the imagination of their audience. But the story is not exactly about a middle schooler having obscene thoughts - it's actually more 'desperate' than that. Maruyama wants self-fellatio, which means he wants
"to touch his own weeny with his tongue"
The movie is directed by Kankuro Kudo, who is also an actor in his own right, and is also an award-winning scriptwriter.Read more...
GFP Bunny by Yutaka Tsuchiya
A delicate bird in the hands of a human with a tendency to kill is.... quite simply dreadful or thrilling or exciting. It really depends on how you treat animals. But that seems to be beside the point. The poster introduce a sense of danger - to life which is exactly the gist of GFP Bunny.Read more...
A psychological drama is usually successful depending on the lead - the psycho. It is often one of the most desired role of any actor who wishes to level up his acting credentials. However, such role can be a double- edged sword for a celebrity/idol like Sho Sakurai. Fans can reject the character and demand the idol to stop acting psycho. It may even disillusioned the more 'fanatic' ones (if ever there is such a more appropriate word). Sakurai, being one very popular celebrity in Japan, already has his fans deliberating on the 'appropriateness' of playing Koya Yashimoto
Based on the novel "Kazoku Gemu" by Yohei Honma, Kazoku Game (Family Game) depicts one typical Japanese family. However, the 'typical' seems to be the most inaccurate word to describe the Numata family. A successful Human Resource manager is Dad (Itsuji Itao), while a domestic housewife is the Mom (Honami Suzuki). The eldest son (Kamiki Ryunosuke) is a high-achiever in school with back-to-back success in academics and sports. The second and the youngest is a miserable kid (Seishuu Uragami) bullied at school and has no friends. Both parents and sibling seem not to give a fuck about it all.Read more...
The Hanabishi family shunned themselves from their relatives for one painful, tragic reason - they have chosen to close their hearts to these cruel, selfish relatives who have been shameless in blaming them for the death of a young member of the family.
Before they relocated in Kogure Photo Studio, they live alongside their relatives - not necessarily sharing the same street, but have opened themselves to them emotionally. A tragedy struck the family when Fuko died unexpectedly. Eichii's grandmother, aunt and other relatives on his father's side were harsh and cruel to his Mom whom they openly blamed for the death of the young girl.
An opportunity opened up for Eichii to see these relatives when his grandfather died. His rude Oba-chan called on the phone asking for the family to attend the Nokotsu ceremony and while both his Dad and Mom were hesitant to discuss it, even arguing about the issue, Eichii is determined to attend the ceremony and say his 'piece'. Both his parents were surprised about his decision to go, but Eichii, young as he is, was able to convince them, saying that it's about time to settle these family matters.Read more...
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