AKIRA live action project moving forward

by Gunther Heinrich, 21 Feb 2008 in Movie News


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It is almost impossible to believe but it seems that the AKIRA project is finally moving forward. According to the news bits of Hollywood Reporter and AintItCool News it seems that really big names are now attached to the project: Leonardo DiCaprio (who will play Kaneda, the gang leader) and Joseph Gordon Levitt (who will play Testuo, the one who freaks out).

But there is a small tidbit of information that really blew me out of my shoes: they will relocate the movie from the imaginary Neo Tokyo in Japan to New Manhattan in America (which was uilt by Japanese money).

While I …

Normally I should write something about the current status of my 3D short movie project but this is something I simply have to write about.

Moments ago I surfed the web and found a web page that showed both the German Covers of the movie “Gremlins 2”. And I simply couldn’t believe what I saw. After checking the English versions of the same movie it was clear: Warner has lost any sense of taste. At least regarding DVD Covers.

When you have the old VHS Version of the movie or have seen it a dozens of times you surely know the old and great cover:

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Not much to say except: great idea and execution. It shows the essence of the movie. Now here is the new version:

The new Batman Anime

by Gunther Heinrich, 21 Feb 2008 in Animation Movie News


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When you head over to a recent news post at Cartoon Brew, you will learn that there currently is a truly intruiging project in the works: Batman Animated. Or better Batman animated by Japanese Directors. Or in other words: Batman Anime.

Batman…

Out of all the superheroes we have today I find Batman the most interesting one (I gladly ignore the abysmal series of the 60s *shudder*). For the most part this is due to his darker nature and hence darker tone/atmosphere of the stories that revolve around him (I gladly ignore the abysmal Batman Forever and Batman&Robin movies *shudder*). Personally I always


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For almost six years I go to a movie theater at least once in a week. But I do not go to movies I know of. That is boring. With at least 10 friends I attend Sneak Previews which not only give me the chance to watch bad movies and movies I never thought I would. They also give me the chance to experience sometimes truly crazy and unusual happenings a normal movie goer might never see.

So here it is. The Top Ten of the most unusual and crazy experiences in a Movie Theater:

10. Wrong movie tickets
In the

Do you want to know what really is embarrassing? When you think you know something although in fact you don’t.
When you follow this post by Kevin Koch and the comments, you will see that I contributed my thoughts to it. This includes my understanding of the small little word “plot”. And you know what? I screwed up. So here is the deal: you have fun reading while I start my research engine, dive into the worlds of “plot” and “story” and will try to make clear what they mean.

Story and Plot, Aristotle and Forster

On the search for the right definitions and explanations regarding “plot” and “story” Wikipedia comes to mind as it is in many ways an (not always) adequate start

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