The Czech science fiction comedy I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (Zabil jsem Einsteina, panove) starts off with a fairly shocking scene, even by the standards of today: two bearded men locked in the throes of a passionate kiss. It’s a fake-out, we soon learn, a way to introduce both the central premise of the plot — the future has been ravaged by radioactive fallout that has caused women to grow beards — and the fact that this movie is going to have a grand time tweaking its nose at gender expectations, stereotypes, and comfort zones. The comedy is a mix of subtle and slapstick, something like Monty Python meets Charlie Chaplin meets the Marx Brothers, with a bit of Benny Hill-esque sex farce thrown in. Sadly, no one ever pats an old man on the head, though I’m sure Karel Effa (who should have teamed up with HK comedy actor Richard Ng) would have been up for it. Continue reading…
At Babbler Dabbler, Briana discusses female cyborgs in Ghost In The Shell and in Alien: Resurrection.
New HD trailer for the most excellent, Manborg!
The FantAsia site is up and running with many, many trailers to get you ready for the festival. (Or at least, what films to keep an eye out for).
Filmmaker Steven Kostanski answers some questions about mysterious subjects such as, Astron-6, Winnipeg and his latest film, Manborg, questions posited by the Gutter’s own Carol Borden.
Was Robocop the best and most subversive action movie of the action movie’s golden period? Is there also some nostalgia at play?
According to The Mary Sue, Helen Mirren would like to play Doctor Who. I think I’d like that even more than when Joanna Lumley was the Doctor for a minute or so in, “Doctor Who and the Curse of the Fatal Death.”
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From the producers of Italian Spiderman comes a new sexy series of daring adventure, Danger 5. Beautiful women, robots, explosions, spy music and the return of a global menace once thought dead. See the trailer here! See the official site, here!
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Cracked presents 10 deleted scenes–with video clips–that would have ruined movies, from the very good, Alien, to the very bad, Revenge of the Sith.
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Akira Ifukube conducts the Osaka Symphony in a selection of his Godzilla works.
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Let’s say you’re the newly-sentient internet. How would you decipher the meaning of all the bits and bytes whizzing past you? And what about the real world outside your electronic realm?
Technotise looks like Japanese anime, but it’s Serbian. And it’s getting a live action remake. Here’s hoping Tecnhotise survives and we all get to see the animated version.
Dolph Lundgren and Jean Claude Van Damme have been unthawed for the upcoming Universal Soldier: Regeneration. (Well, JCVD’s only been in the crisper drawer since JCVD).
The Most Insane Moments of Doom Patrol, according to Chris Sims.
“Take the red pill. Get the blue screen.”
Crochet your own dalek with amdown’s pattern–or planetjune’s modifications–force humans to hollow out the earth so you can drive it around the universe. Daleks conquer and destroy!
Everything you need to know, you can learn from Arnold Drake and Doom Patrol. (via Comics Should Be Good).keep looking »