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Ghost in the Shell (2017).

April 15, 2017

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IMDb: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.

 

White-washing controversies aside, I want to be blunt and say I totally enjoyed this film. That is why I am absolutely surprised by the ratings it has been getting, which are lower than what I think it deserves.

I have seen the original twice, before watching this film as well as after seeing it for comparison. Yes, nothing beats the original, as what purists would predictably say. But this film, with its stunning visuals and a few solid tweaking in the storyline, stands on its own.

There’s so much more to appreciate in this film than what the negative reviews make out of it. I personally think the concept and design of the highly modern world in the movie is spectacular (3D hologram effects and all).

The choreography of fight scenes is perfect. I love love love the first 5 minutes of it — its first action sequence with the robotic geisha gone rogue. THAT was super cool.

There are, however, some things to harp on such as Johansson’s too angsty-stiff portrayal of Major (take it from a die-hard Scarjo fan) as well as the absurd and unnecessary part where the Japanese-speaking Section 9 Chief Aramaki doesn’t get any Nihongo responses from the other characters. Well, at least, the character Aramaki is a hundred times likable in this film. Thanks to the portrayal of the amazing Japanese actor/director Takeshi Kitano, chief Aramaki is more of a father-figure to the Major rather than a cold and restrained boss in the anime version. I’ve actually let out some muted yaaaaaaasssssssss!!! during scenes where he’s a total bad ass.

Danish actor Pilou Asbæk was a very good Batou. The portrayal of his relationship towards Major was super spot on. I was grinning from ear to ear. (Fun fact: he was also in the ScarJo movie Lucy!) Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet was incredible, as per usual. Peter Ferdinando as Hanka CEO Cutter and resident bad guy was very impressive in his own sinister take on the character. And good lord, Michael Pitt. All I can say is, RISE KING! I love you and all of your movies and I hope you make more and more movies. Lol I’m embarrassing.

This movie may not fall in the greatest sci-fi movies of all time, but this is certainly a lot more entertaining and satisfying than some of the “higher-rated” movies I’ve seen.

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GHOST IN THE SHELL Trailer 2 (2017).

February 17, 2017

IMDb: A cyborg policewoman attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker.

 

OHMYGOD MICHAEL PITT AND SCARJO IN ONE MOVIE????!!!! MY FCKING HEART

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Triangles are my favorite shape. Three points where two lines meet.

April 9, 2015

*The Dreamers

The Dreamers, Eva Green, Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Bernardo Bertolucci, love triangle, menage a trois

The Dreamers, Eva Green, Michael Pitt, triangles, love triangle

The Dreamers

Eva GreenDirector: Bernardo Bertolucci
Casts: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green
Movie synopsis: Paris, spring 1968. While most students take the lead in the May ‘revolution’, a French poet’s twin son Theo and daughter Isabelle enjoy the good life in his grand Paris home. As film buffs they meet and ‘adopt’ modest, conservatively educated Californian student Matthew. With their parents away for a month, they drag him into an orgy of indulgence of all senses, losing all of his and the last of their innocence. A sexual threesome shakes their rapport, yet only the outside reality will break it up. [via IMDb]

 

* Jules et Jim

Jules et Jim, Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Jules et Jim

Jules et Jim, cigarette

jules and jim movie

 

jules et jim

Director: François Truffaut
Casts: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre
Movie synopsis: Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. [via IMDb]

 

* Y Tu Mamá También

Y Tu Mamá También, menage a trois, love triangle

Y Tu Mamá También

Y Tu Mamá También

Y Tu Mamá También

Y Tu Mamá También, menage a trois

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Casts: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna
Movie synopsis: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. [via IMDb]

 

* Castillos de Cartón

Castillos de cartón (Paper Castles)

Castillos de cartón, 3some, threesome, Castillos de cartón (Paper Castles)

Castillos de cartón (Paper Castles)

Castillos de cartón (Paper Castles)

Castillos de cartón (Paper Castles)

Director: Salvador García Ruiz
Casts: Adriana Ugarte, Biel Duran, Nilo Mur
Movie synopsis: An art student surprises his classmate and fellow artist by keeping the portrait he has painted of her when she believed she would own it after it was completed. The surprising turn of events continues into a seductive love triangle between her, him and a third student. [via IMDb]

 

* Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy Sunday, threesome, menage a trois

Gloomy Sunday, Erika Marozsán

Joachim Król, Erika Marozsán, Stefano Dionisi, Gloomy Sunday

Joachim Król, Erika Marozsán, Stefano Dionisi

Director: Rolf Schübel
Casts: Joachim Król, Erika Marozsán, Stefano Dionisi
Movie synopsis: Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, loved and then feared, for its melancholic melody triggers off a chain of suicides. The fragile balance of the erotic ménage à trois is sent off kilter when the German Hans goes and falls in love with Ilona as well. [via IMDb]

 

* Douches Froides (Cold Showers)

Douches froides

douches froides, salome stevenin

Director: Antony Cordier
Casts: Johan Libéreau, Salomé Stévenin, Florence Thomassin, Jean-Philippe Écoffey
Movie synopsis: The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich, one poor. The story of Mickael – judo fanatic and doomed lover – and his parents, both convinced that the sky will one day come crashing down on their heads, and both more than able to cope when it does. Blackly comic, brutally funny, heartbreaking, truthful. A tragi-comedy about happiness and hardship, sex, luck and catastrophe. [via IMDb]

 

* Les chansons d’amour (Love Songs)

Les chansons d'amour, menage a trois

Les chansons d'amour

Director: Christophe Honoré
Casts: Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Chiara Mastroianni
Movie synopsis: A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris. [via IMDb]

 

* El Sexo de los ángeles

El sexo de los ángeles

El sexo de los ángeles

El sexo de los ángeles

El sexo de los ángeles

El sexo de los ángeles

Director: Xavier Villaverde
Casts: Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González
Movie synopsis: Struggling martial artist and dancer Bruno loves his girlfriend Carla, but when he meets fellow dancer Rai, serious sparks begin to fly, opening the couple up to new possibilities. A new generation navigates sexual fluidity, torn affections, and open relationships in this steamy love triangle. But once Bruno’s clandestine encounters with Rai are revealed, a confused and hurt Carla kicks him out. But she simply doesn’t want to give up on her love. Eventually she agrees that Bruno can date them both as long as he keeps his life with Rai relatively separate. [via IMDb]

 

* Prada: Candy (Short Film)

Prada, Candy LEau, Lea Seydoux, Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Prada, Candy LEau, Lea Seydoux, Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Prada, Candy LEau, Lea Seydoux, Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Prada, Candy LEau, Lea Seydoux, Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Prada, Candy LEau, Lea Seydoux, Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Prada, Candy LEau, Lea Seydoux, Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Prada, Candy LEau, Lea Seydoux, Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Director: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Casts: Peter Gadiot, Rodolphe Pauly, Léa Seydoux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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