Tag: Japan

International Trailer For Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer”

January 8, 2014

Director Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed sci-fi thriller SNOWPIERCER opens in Japan on February 7th, and they’ve released a new trailer featuring some new footage. We’re still waiting on a U.S. release date. Synopsis: “Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on […]

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First Trailer For Live-Action “Kiki’s Delivery Service”

December 10, 2013

Here’s the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE based on Kadono’s first two volumes. The 1989 anime from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli only covered the first. There are six collected volumes in total that chronicle the tales of Kiki and her black cat Jiji so it seems likely that if the first film […]

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Trailer For Hayao Miyazaki’s Final Movie “The Wind Rises”

November 19, 2013

Here’s the domestic trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES (aka Kaze Tachinu). Miyazaki has created such films as My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo. This will be the acclaimed filmmaker’s last film. Synopsis: “A mix of the real-life stories of aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi and the poet […]

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Release Date For “Oldboy” Remake Gets Pushed Back

July 30, 2013

Spike Lee’s remake of the Japanese classic, OLDBOY, was originally scheduled to come out this October. However, it now appears to be coming out Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, on November 27th. A bold move, but will it be a successful one? Synopsis: “Oldboy is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising […]

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New Clip From “The Wolverine” Sets The Tone

July 22, 2013

In the following video from HBO: Advanced Notice, Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold set up a clip from THE WOLVERINE, which hits theaters this weekend. I actually enjoyed this clip. I gave it a little golf clap when it was over. Why? Because this might be the Wolverine film that I’ve been waiting for. […]

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Clip: Train Fighting Sequence From “The Wolverine”

July 9, 2013

We’ve seen bits and pieces of it, but now check out a extended clip of the “train sequence” from THE WOLVERINE. Based on the celebrated comic book arc, the new film takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. In a new environment, he will face a […]

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