Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Film Review: Tag [ リアル鬼ごっこ | Riaru Onigokko ] + Link to the Full Film (watch it for FREE while the upload is still Public)

I discovered this film from "Just for fun" website called 9GAG (see direct link of the story here). It became a bit of viral due to the gory flick of the trailer. Not sure if I find it odd that people are liking the video. It's sick & disgusting.

Let me know your impression after watching the trailer below. Also, I found a link where you can watch it for free, full in hi-definition.

Tag Riaru Onigokko Details

Title: Tag [ Japanese: リアル鬼ごっこ | Riaru Onigokko ]
Directed by: Sion Sono
Production: Sedic Deux Inc.
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Running time: 85 minutes

  • Reina Triendl as Mitsuko
  • Mariko Shinoda as Keiko
  • Erina Mano as Izumi
  • Yuki Sakurai as Aki
  • Aki Hiraoka as Taeko
  • Ami Tomite as Sur

Official Website:
IMDb profile: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4439120

Tag Riaru Onigokko Film Trailer

WARNING: video below contains gory graphic material

Watch it for FREE. Just scroll down below / click 'Read more'. Also, read my review for this film.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Film Review: Heneral Luna - Artikulo Uno

* the following film review is written in Filipino. If you'd like to translate this review to your language, see how-to here
or read my English review in IMDb here. Thanks!

Film Title: Heneral Luna
Directed by: Jerrold Tarog
Film Released: (Philippines)
Country: Philippines
Language: Filipino, English, Spanish
Production company: Artikulo Uno Productions

Heneral Luna movie poster
(poster and study guide are downloadable in their official site, see link)

Written by:
  • E.A. Rocha
  • Henry Hunt Francia
  • Jerrold Tarog

Heneral Luna Official Trailer

  • John Arcilla as Gen. Antonio Luna
  • Mon Confiado as President Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Epi Quizon as Prime Minister Apolinario Mabini
  • Joem Bascon as Col. Francisco "Paco" Román
  • Archie Alemania as Capt. Eduardo Rusca
  • Alvin Anson as Gen. José Alejandrino
  • Nonie Buencamino as Felipe Buencamino
  • Paulo Avelino as Gen. Gregorio del Pilar
  • Anthony Falcon as Sgt. Diaz
  • Leo Martinez as Pedro Paterno
  • Alex Medina as Capt. José Bernal
  • Art Acuña as Col. Manuel Bernal
  • Ronnie Lazaro as Lt. García
  • Ketchup Eusebio as Capt. Pedro Janolino
  • Bing Pimentel as Laureana Luna
  • Lorenz Martinez as Gen. Tomás Mascardo
  • Benjamin Alves as Lt. Manuel L. Quezon
  • Romcel Musa as Gen. Arthur MacArthur Jr.
  • Allan Paule as Juan Luna
  • Marc Abaya as young Antonio Luna
  • Perla Bautista as Trinidad Aguinaldo

Di ako tagasubaybay ng mga pelikulang Pilipino partikular sa mga bagong nilalabas sa lokal na sinehan. Di ko kasi nagugustuhan ang mababaw na tema ng mga bagong palabas ngayon. Siguro't sa umpisa nagugustuhan ko sila dahil karamihan sa mga ito'y nakakatawa ang istorya pero iyon at iyon lagi ang tema sa nakalipas na dekada. Kaya siguro ako nagsawa.

Pero nag-iba ang pagtingin ko sa lokal na gawang pelikula nang ipalabas nila itong Heneral Luna!
Akala ko wala nang pag-asa pa magbago ang mga tema ng pelikulang Pinoy. Ngunit nagkamali ako at nabuhayan ako ng pag-asa sa ginawang pelikula nila Jerrold Tarog.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Film Review: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no kyojin), part 1, [Live Action Film] (2015)

Title: Attack on Titan, Live-Action, part 1 ( Japanese: 進撃の巨人 | Shingeki no Kyojin )
Directed by: Shinji Higuchi
Release date: August 01, 2015

  • Haruma Miura as Eren Jaeger
  • Kiko Mizuhara as Mikasa Ackerman
  • Kanata Hongō as Armin Arlert
  • Hiroki Hasegawa as Shikishima
  • Takahiro Miura as Jean Kirstein
  • Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha Blouse
  • Satoru Matsuo as Sannagi
  • Shu Watanabe as Fukushi
  • Ayame Misaki as Hiana
  • Rina Takeda as Lil
  • Satomi Ishihara as Hans
  • Pierre Taki as Souda
  • Jun Kunimura as Kubal

Official Website: http://www.attackontitanthemovie.com/

gargantuan titan in attack of titan live action film 2015 part 1
Screengrab from the Attack on Titan film trailer by Madman

If you watched and love the Shingeki no Kyojin anime or also known as "Attack on Titan", think twice before you watch the live film version in your local cinema. This is a friendly advice from me, an Attack of Titan fan.

Note: The next paragraph may contain spoiler and a lot of disappointment.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Short Film: Horror Mission (恐怖任务), directed by Ng Ken Kin

A local film crew is shooting a horror film in the suburb when the actress playing the ghost is suddenly possessed by a spirit. The film crew doesn't know what to do and decides to send the actress back to the city for help. A production manager and an intern are assigned for this horror mission. Along the journey, the possessed actress suddenly begins to behave creepily…

^ Chinese Translation 一組本地攝製組在郊外拍攝恐怖片時,片中演員突然遭到鬼魂附身。無計可施的製作團只好讓製片主任與實習生將演員載回城市裡求助。路途中,遭附身的演員突然開始了各種恐怖怪異的舉止......

Director: Ng Ken Kin
Genre: Horror
Topics: Community
Country: Malaysia
Language: Chinese

Disclaimer: WWV doesn't own the video posted in this blog. The video is re-shared to reach more audience and also because it's worth-watching. Thanks!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Anime Short Film: Dareka no Manazashi by Makoto Shinkai

Japanese title Dareka no Manazahi or Someone's Gaze in English is an anime short film by Makoto Shinkai. Makoto Shinkai first popularly known for his 5 Centimeters per Second release this short film along with his another drama animation titled "The Garden of Words" (released May 2013).

It was publicly posted in YouTube by Nomura Real Estate Group's ProudChannel from September 2013 to January 2014 (now already down and private: original YouTube post see here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpwoGkKQDik )

Some YouTube users manage to re-upload it from their channel wherein I am not sure if they have rights for it. You can watch it for free below (see details):

Title: Dareka no Manazashi ( Jap: だれかのまなざし | Eng: Someone's Gaze )
Written & Directed by: Makoto Shinkai
  • CoMix Wave Films
  • NEST
  • TYO M1
  • The Answer Studio Co., Ltd.
Music by: Akihisa Matsuura
Released: February 10, 2013
Runtime: 7 minutes

YouTube Video Uploaded by SakachiSUBS
(this was not uploaded by WWV)

Disclaimer: WWV doesn't own the video posted in this blog. The video is re-shared to reach more audience and also because it's worth-watching. Thanks!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Short Film: Paper Crane Love (纸鹤爱)

Having Housemates Can Be A Nightmare. This Guy’s Horror Just Begun

A lonely landlord who falls for his tenant.

Director: James Lee
Channel: Doghouse73 Pictures
Genre: Drama
Topics: Love
Country: Malaysia

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Short Film: Give & Take, a short film directed by Boan Wang

Ning was the center of attraction in class but she's now in a crisis because of a random prank. And her friendship with Yun is also at stake.

Director: Boan Wang
Genre: Drama
Topics: Friendship, Coming-of-age
Country: Taiwan
Language: Chinese
Subtitle: English
Release Date: June 2013

Festivals & Awards:

  • Vladana Terčová Award (Presented By Humanitarian Feature), International Student Film Festival Písek (Czech Republic), 2014 
  • Nominated, Golden Harvest Awards, Best Student Short Fiction (Taiwan), 2014 
  • Official Selection, International Competition Of Short Films For Kids And Teenagers, Athens International Short Film Festival, 2014 
  • Official Selection, International Competition Of Student Films, Zlín Film Festival (Czech Republic), 2014 
  • Official Screening, No Gloss Film Festival (UK), 2014 
  • Official Selection, Youth Way-Light Film Festival Of MOCA Taipei (Taiwan), 2014

Disclaimer: WWV doesn't own the video posted in this blog. The video is re-shared to reach more audience and also because it's worth-watching. Thanks!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Short Film: Delete, short horror film by Sidney Chan

Four girls break into an abandoned bathroom at their University one night as part of their class assignment on urban legends.

One night, four girls break into an abandoned bathroom at their University as part of their class assignment on urban legends. The story goes as saying that a young woman disappeared there. The girls discover a pink digital camera in one of the stalls and one of them decides to take it home for further analysis. Strange things begin to happen; a phone calls from a mysterious voice under heavy static urging them to “delete”.

Director: Sidney Chan
Genre: Horror
Topics: Friendship
Country: Malaysia
Language: Mandarin
Subtitle: English

Disclaimer: WWV doesn't own the video. The video is re-shared here because it's worth watching and to reach more audience. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Short Film: Ten Thousand Bowls (一万碗)

She Gave Her All To Her Grandson. Even When She Couldn't Anymore.

Ailing has a terminal illness. How will she continue to care for her mentally challenged grandson? An account of how mothers selflessly love their children and grandchildren.

Director: Kee Swee, San Tan Jun Yuan, Amos Tan Kok Hao
Genre: Drama
Topics: Family Love
Country: Singapore
Published: Aug 21, 2014 (in YouTube)

Alternatively, you can watch this video on YouTube.

Disclaimer: WWV doesn't own the video. The video is re-shared here because it's worth watching and to reach more audience. Thanks!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Short Film: "Numbers", film by Robert Hloz

Nick and Mia meets for the first time. They know nothing about each other and seem to know everything about everyone else. But sometimes the less you know, the better...

Directed by: Robert Hloz
Written by / Screenplay: Matias Caruso
First Assistant of Director: Joshua Kim
Director of Photography: Colin Lee
Assistant Director of Photography: Amanda Yoo
Sound: Samuel Jurkovic
Edit: Filip Vesely
Cast: Heejin Jung & Woogun Park
Film Posted Publicly: January 20, 2012 at 9:30 AM
Produced by: Hanyang University

Awards & Nominations:

  • Nominated to the Czech Academy Award 2012 (Czech Lion)
  • Cannes Court Métrage
  • Visegrad Shorts On Tour - Best Picture
  • Les Enfants Terribles - Press Jury Prize
  • Show Me Shorts (Academy Awards accredited) - Best International Film Finalist
  • Dresden Film Fest - Jury Special mention
  • Gijon IFF (Academy Awards accredited) - Official selection
  • Klapka 2013 - Best Picture, Best Screenplay
  • Badalona IFF - Official Selection
  • Fresh Film Fest - Fresh Czech Official Selection
  • MFSF 2012 - Official Selection
  • AIFF 2012 - Official Selection
  • Golden Anteaters - Masters of Short Form - Official Selection