Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece Seven Samurai is over sixty years old. Film prints have become worse for the wear, which is why movie studio Toho is going back and restoring the picture in 4K, making it more beautiful than ever.
American McGee’s Alice is easily one of my favorite twisted re-imaginings of classic literature, so when I saw there was a Kickstarter for Alice short films, I pitched in without a second thought. However, even with my nostalgia turned up high, the final products are a mixed bag to say the least.
First opened in 1944, Chinatown Fair was a New York institution until it closed in 2011. The memory of the place lives on, though, in this documentary about the arcade.
Arpeggio of Blue Steel was one of my favorite anime of 2013. And while it’s been a bit of a wait for this feature film conclusion, it was worth it.
THR is reporting that legendary Horror director Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) has died of brain cancer at the age of 76.
Attack on Titan, of course, is a massively successful—and popular—manga and anime series. This live-action entry is the Japanese film industry’s latest attempt to parlay manga and anime into cinema. Parlay? Sorry, plunder would be more fitting here.
New release Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter is based on an urban legend that a Japanese woman thought Fargo was real and travelled to America to find the money Steve Buscemi's character buried. The real story, however, is far more depressing.
This past weekend saw the release of the first Attack on Titan compilation movie—Attack on Titan: The Crimson Bow and Arrow. And while viewers of the anime will have seen everything in this film before, the movie does manage to address the series' largest flaw: the pacing.
Over the past few weeks I've been playing the fanservice-filled hack n' slash zombie killing fest that is OneChanbara Z2: Chaos. So what better time to look at the (absolutely horrible) 2008 film OneChanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad?
Sure, X-Men: Days of Future Past threw more X-Men into a movie than ever before and helped people forget about the abomination that is X-Men 3. But is it perfect? Far from it. Spoilers, for those of y'all who haven't seen the movie yet.
Japanese horror game series Fatal Frame is one of my personal favorites. So despite disliking horror movies in general, I went to see the new Fatal Frame live-action theatrical film. And while never scream-inducingly scary, its amazing atmosphere makes it one of the creepiest movies I have ever seen.
When this whole YouTube thing was just getting started, one man began to review the Nintendo games that ruined his childhood—often with beer, explosions, cursing, and human feces. Nearly a decade later, The Angry Video Game Nerd has his own movie where he goes up against the most infamous bad game of all time: E.T.
The third Keshin live-action film, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, hit Japanese theaters this past weekend. As good as the previous two films were, this one was even better—largely thanks to some of the most amazing sword-fighting action scenes ever put on film.
There is a school in Denmark that teaches through Live-Action Role-Play. Or, LARPing. Amazing.
Last fall, Persona 3's first movie hit theaters in Japan. Now the second film, Midsummer Knight's Dream, has made its Japanese debut, just eight months later. And while the first movie suffered somewhat from its limited scope as the story's beginning, Midsummer Knight's Dream is where the tale really hits its stride.
Have you seen X-Men: Days of Future Past? Want to talk about it without worrying about spoiling who dies at the end for everyone else? This is your spoiler-police free safe haven.
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.
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…
Giovanni’s Island is a tale of family, unlikely friendship, and growing up in the days after the end of the Second World War. It is also, as you might expect, a film as tragically depressing as it is excellent.