Princess Mononoke Princess Mononoke is a period drama set in the late Muromachi period (approximately 1337 to 1573) of Japan, but with fantasy elements. The story follows the young Emishi warrior Ashitaka's involvement in the struggle between the supernatural guardians of a forest and the humans who consume its resources. The term "Mononoke" (物の怪 or もののけ?) is not a name, but a general term in the Japanese language for a spirit or monster; a closer rendering of the title into English would be "The Mononoke Princess" or "The Spirit Princess". Princess Mononoke was first released in Japan on July 12, 1997, and in the United States on October 29, 1999. Plot In Muromachi period Japan, an Emishi village is attacked by a demon (祟り神, tatari-gami?). Soon after, San infiltrates Irontown to kill Eboshi, but Ashitaka intervenes, knocking them both unconscious. Meanwhile, a large clan of boars, led by the blind boar-god Okkoto (Okkotonushi) attack Irontown to save the forest. Cast Production
L.A. Zombie L.A. Zombie is a 2010 queer cinema zombie film written and directed by Bruce LaBruce. It premiered in competition at Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland in 2010. The film exists in two versions, an hour-long one that was showcased at various festivals and theatres, and a one-hundred and three minute hardcore cut released on DVD. Plot An extraterrestrial zombie (who may just be a schizophrenic vagrant, and whose appearance constantly shifts between that of a corpse, a tusked beast with irregular genitals, and a normal man) emerges from the sea, and begins making its way to Los Angeles. The zombie reaches Los Angeles, and after perusing shopping carts full of discarded objects, ventures to the L.A. The zombie steals some clothing, and finds the dumped body of a gang member who was shot in the head. Cast Production Release On January 30, 2010, the film had a sneak preview at the Peres Project Exhibit in Berlin, Germany as part of the show L.A. L.A.
5 World Changing Decisions (Made for Ridiculous Reasons) Rome wasn't built by accident, and Hitler didn't decide to invade Poland on the flip of a coin. Society is shaped by powerful men with a vision, for better or worse. Well, mostly. As it turns out, some of the most important changes in pop culture and world history have turned on some guy shrugging and saying, "screw it." The Mayflower Lands at Plymouth Rock for a Beer Run Everyone knows the Pilgrims settled in Plymouth because they were searching for a place that would let them practice religious freedom (and that wasn't the Netherlands). The Arbitrary Reason: Actually, it was about beer. "It's not beer, it's just a rock!" The more standard story is that the bad weather made navigation almost impossible and people were getting sick, so they had to stop somewhere. "We could not take time for further search or consideration, our victuals being much spent, especially our beer" -The First Goddamn Americans (1622) The World-Changing Consequences: As did their obsession with beer. November 4, 1990.
'Avatar' Is Horribly Written, Way Too Long, Totally Worth It I'm Going to See Avatar. What do I need to know? #1. #2. #3. Uh... what? Yeah. So, he finally did it. Nope! Oh god... --and then the film becomes a bugfuck-insane adaptation of Dances With Wolves. OK, you're fucking with me, right? Again, no. Jake is asked to infiltrate the tribe living in a giant tree directly above their Unobtanium haul. Jake is more than happy to do so, mostly because he's a dumbass, but also because it means he gets to inhabit an Avatar: A cloned body of a Na'vi that he can operate from inside a tanning bed. While Jake's in the jungles of Pandora, a giant space-panther almost eats him, but he's saved by a Na'vi girl named Ney'tiri ... Oh Goddamnit, when will somebody stop letting James Cameron make up words? Not this year, apparently. This is not appreciated by the company's military leader, a man so masculine that just looking at him makes Nick Fury's third eye cry. Fuck politics. And how, motherfucker. Right. So I'm watching James Cameron's brain explode for 3 hours?
Robert Zemeckis Early life Zemeckis was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Rose (née Nespeca) and Alphonse Zemeckis. His father was Lithuanian American and his mother was Italian American. Zemeckis grew up on the south side of the city. He attended a Roman Catholic grade school. Zemeckis has said that "the truth was that in my family there was no art. I mean, there was no music, there were no books, there was no theater....The only thing I had that was inspirational, was television--and it actually was His parents disapproved of the idea, Zemeckis later said, "But only in the sense that they were concerned....for my family and my friends and the world that I grew up in, this was the kind of dream that really was impossible. USC education and early films Zemeckis applied only to University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, and went into the Film School on the strength of an essay and a music video based on a Beatles song.
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