Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

Last year, I was ecstatic to visit LACMA for Ai Wei Wei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads sculptures, which I posted tons of pictures of on my Pisaca album. This summer, I am excited to check out a documentary on the Chinese political dissident Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry  by first-time director Alison Klayman.  Celebrated (and despised) as China’s “most famous international […]

The trailer for Josh Trank’s upcoming film CHRONICLE, which is set to hit screens February 3, 2012, is shot with a home camera.  The film is about three friends, who gain superpowers from a mysterious substance, that turn on one another when personal problems arise. My interest for a movie immediately diminishes when I see that it is shot […]

My fellow film and cycling enthusiasts, it is time to rejoice in the name of two pedals and a handlebar at the 11th Annual Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) held at Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main St.) from Sept. 8th – 11th in celebration of “bicycles through film, art and music.” Brendt Barbur, Founding Festival Director, was compelled to start […]

This hot new trailer looks pretty exciting for Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller “In Time” starring Olivia Wilde, Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and others.  In the film, people can stay young at 25 as long as they buy time.  The rich can stay young forever while the poor die young unless they find a way to […]

I first heard about Afro Samurai while I was working at my first PR firm in the Interactive (video games) department. The popular soulful hip-hop meets Japanese culture manga series, written and illustrated by Takashi Okazaki, was made into a video game. But that’s not how or why I became familiar with the über violent toon. RZA produced both soundtracks for the Afro Samurai TV series and TV-movie sequel Afro Samurai: Resurrection that had the music and urban world buzzing. I was and still am active in both those worlds.