Out-there Anime Review: Princess Jellyfish (2010)
Hi and welcome to a new segment Out-there Anime. Here I aim to highlight some groundbreaking and unexpectedly great series available in Australia, without further ado, let’s begin with one I almost shrugged off on title alone; Princess Jellyfish. Allow me to elaborate!
Amour & Side Effects: The end of life as they know it
The latest release from Michael Haneke, and a wave of relief considering the soul-crushing previous White Ribbon, concerns the final days of an elderly couple Georges and Anne (Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanualle Riva in fantastic form).If we’re talking finality then Side Effects plays alongside rather neatly. There are no old, wrinkly people to speak of (rather a more photogenic cast); this plays as more of an exercise in the finality of careers/social lives/freedom.
The Five Best Candidates to Direct 'The Guardians of the Galaxy'
The gig still up for grabs is Guardians of the Galaxy that’s set for a 2014 release. When it was announced that Marvel was making Thor many proclaimed it to be the biggest challenge. Since its release it has become the lynchpin for opening up the Marvel film universe to cosmic possibilities and making it believable as well as giving The Avengers its villain. Personally, Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s biggest risk to date because the characters are mostly unknown, the film will probably be CGI heavy and one of the main characters is a talking gun happy Raccoon.
Why I Love Film.
So with two of my favourite film writers, influences and gentlemen that I consider ‘yard sticks’ (@FilmCritHulk from BadassDigest.com and @EricVespe a.k.a Quint from aintitcool.com) compiled their own version of this great lists I thought I’d throw my own hat in the pool of reasons why I love film.
FIVE STAR FILMS #4: The Fifth Element (1997)
Given the very nature of sci-fi films and their reliance on special effects, they tend to date easily. Along with Blade Runner and Alien, Luc Besson’s seminal sci-fi actioner The Fifth Element has only got better with time. Groundbreaking, breathtaking and earthshaking, here are five reasons why it’s a FIVE STAR FILM.