Chinese Movie Poster is Advertising the Wrong Thing

Every year, less than 50 foreign movies are allowed to be shown in theaters in China. Transcendence happens to be one movie that's allowed in China this year, but looking at its marketing materials, one might think that it's Johnny Depp shilling something other than a movie. » 4/21/14 4:00am Monday 4:00am

How Weird is Your Video Game Store? Not This Weird.

Most times, when you go to a game store, it’s likely to the blandest of interactions. Jingle that doorbell, chat up the people working there, trade some stuff in and make a purchase. But, all in all, you might not know the people in the store really well. After watching this indie film, you might decide that that’s a… » 3/12/14 5:00pm 3/12/14 5:00pm

Tiger & Bunny: The Rising Is an Average Epilogue to a Great Series

Tiger & Bunny: The Rising is the newest film in the Tiger & Bunny series, which features a world where superheroes and reality TV have come together to make fighting crime a popular game show. And while the series was unique and enjoyable from start to finish, this theatrical adventure is only marginally above average. » 2/11/14 7:30am 2/11/14 7:30am

What computers see when they watch movies

When we watch movies, we pay attention to specific parts of the scene and focus on different actors and look at certain things on the screen. Most of what we see is influenced by what the directors want us to see, our attentions are easy to grab after all. So what if you showed the same movie to computers? What would… » 1/14/14 11:32pm 1/14/14 11:32pm

Goofy Kaiju Flick is Sci-Fi Meets Hentai

Earth Defense Widow (地球防衛未亡人 or Chikyuu Bouei Miboujin) stars actress Mitsu Dan as a widowed member of an Earth defense force, out to save the world from deadly kaiju. If only they didn't turn her on. If only! » 12/09/13 7:00am 12/09/13 7:00am

Harlock: Space Pirate is a Big, Pretty, Action-filled Disappointment

Leiji Matsumoto's Space Pirate Captain Harlock is one of anime's greatest classics—a story told and re-told many times over the last three-and-a-half decades. The past weekend saw the release of the latest version of the story: a CG feature film that is as beautiful and action-packed as it is disappointing. » 9/10/13 8:00am 9/10/13 8:00am