Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wong Kar-Wai's Grandmaster

Yay! New Wong Kar-Wai film! /Film reports it's the story of Wing Chun master Yip Man who was instructor to Bruce Lee and has been chronicled recently in the films Ip Man an Ip Man 2. But Kar-Wai's adaptation stars Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi and from the picture shown here, will probably be a marvel to watch. My excited is apparent I hope. Check out the /Film post here! And look out for the film.

Happy moviegoing!

Friday, December 24, 2010

What the F***? Iranian Flmmaker Jafar Panahi is jailed for trying to make a movie.

I cannot even believe this. Is the world really still in the barbaric mode? It's the holiday's!

I was reading David Bordwell's blog yesterday and saw this: "One of the finest of Iranian filmmakers, has been sentenced to six years in prison." What???? I said aloud...just what? Filmmaker Jafar Panahi is apparently being imprisoned for preparing a film. The Iranian government believes that he's making an anti-government peice and even though he was filming in his home they seized all the footage and equipment and jailed him and his colleague Rasoulof. This is so sad to hear. Censorship is still alive an well folks and we should really do something about it!  Check out the full Bordwell post here!