JAPAN FLIX MUSINGS

daily dose of japanese pop and subculture

Feb 24,12

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[Trailer Watch] Zombie Ass will bombard you with shit joke after shit joke

I recently wrote an article about how only certain types of Japanese movies make it to Western audiences. I argued that it’s because of big bad companies. Those one percenters. They select films based solely on the bottom line. They’re … Continue reading

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Feb 23,12

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My reaction to Miike’s take on the Japanese film industry

The gist of Miike’s take on the Japanese film industry is that production committees are committed to “safe bets” Continue reading

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Feb 21,12

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[Trailer Watch] FLY! Heibon na Kiseki is a cute comedy about aliens we never usually hear about: the losers

If you’re looking for a cute little comedy to watch, check out FLY! Heibon na Kiseki coming out in theaters in Japan in March. Fly is an adorable-looking rom-com about Mitsuo, an introverted factory worker who’s never had a real … Continue reading

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Feb 15,12

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The Japan Society is full of love this spring

Love Will Tear Us Apart runs from March 2nd through the 18th Continue reading

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Feb 13,12

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[Trailer Watch] Will jhorror make a come-back? With “POV,” there’s a good chance

This Saturday, a new jhorror called POV Norowareta Film (or Haunted Film in English) starring Shida Mirai will hit theaters in Japan. Jhorror has been on a decline recently, but POV looks like it has the elements that made jhorror … Continue reading

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Feb 10,12

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Feb 9,12

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s jdrama, Shokuzai debuts to rave reviews

Originally penned by critically acclaimed author Minato Kanae … Continue reading

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Feb 8,12

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[Trailer Watch] Sorry, another Oguri Shun movie, but this one looks so awesome too

Out in theaters in May is another Oguri Shun movie called Uchu Kyodai or Space Brothers. Seems like I’ve been writing about Oguri Shun a lot lately, with Arakawa Under the Bridge, which hit theaters last weekend, and The Woodsman … Continue reading

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Feb 6,12

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[Trailer watch] Oguri Shun, Yakusho Koji in a dramedy about making a zombie film

Yakusho Koji and Oguri Shun star in drama comedy about an unlikely friendship between a lumberjack and a zombie film director. Continue reading

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Feb 3,12

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Controversial documentary on last year’s tsunami and meltdown in Japan to be released next month

Controversial new doc comes out in March about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last year Continue reading

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Feb 2,12

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Japan’s modern day Apollo 13 starring Ken Watanabe in theaters February 11

This February, Hayabusa: Harukanaru Kikan will tell the story of the efforts to bring space probe Hayabusa home on the big screen. Continue reading

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Feb 1,12

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[In theaters in this weekend] Arakawa Under the Bridge THE MOVIE

Arakawa Under the Bridge comes out in theaters this weekend. It’s a heartwarming drama with big actors in funny supporting roles. Continue reading

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Jan 31,12

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This year’s big romance starring Yoshitaka Yuriko and Ikuta Toma is Bokura ga Ita

Yoshitaka Yuriko, Ikuta Toma costar in Bokura ga Ita, the latest sad Japanese romance to come out this March Continue reading

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