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Tatsunoko’s Live-Action Feature, ‘Hurricane Polymar’, Teaser Trailer Released!

30 Nov

hurricane-polymarBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

The live-action feature film adaption of Tatsunoko Productions’ animated creation, Hurricane Polymar, might be closer to premiere than you think. Officially announced earlier by Tatsunoko in November, the teaser trailer made its debut yesterday. The film is set to release in May, 2017 and will coincide with the 55th anniversary of Tatsunoko Productions, an animation company founded by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida and brothers Kenji and Toyoharu (who has written under the pen name “Ippei Kuri”). Among the many titles Tasunoko has been responsible for are Mach Go Go Go (Speed Racer), Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets, G-Force), and Tekkaman: The Space Knight.

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Power Rangers Teaser Trailer Reveals a Film More Grounded in Reality

8 Oct

powerrangerspromoBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

The Power Rangers teaser trailer that was expected to be released at the New York Comic Con (NYCC) later today has been given an earlier reveal through the Power Rangers’ official movie Facebook page. Although some people at NYCC may be disappointed they won’t get that exclusive first look, there are many who may forgive after seeing this trailer.

Gone in this trailer are the faces from the original 1995 film (Amy Jo Johnson, Jason David Frank, David Yost, Karan Ashley, Johnny Yong Bosch, and Steve Cardenas), replaced with a new cast ( Naomi Scott, Becky G., RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, and Dacre Montgomery) and presenting a fresh perspective. No longer do we get this feel that the Power Rangers are a group of popular kids bullied by social outcasts (played beautifully by actors Paul Schrier and Jason Narvy) who were jealous of their status. The situation has now reversed, the kids who become the Power Rangers are the social outcasts. Bullied to a degree by those in the upper echelons of a typical American high school, it grounds the film into something real and all too familiar.

This trailer reveals the discovery of the devices that will eventually give the Rangers their power. The fact the power appears to remain when suits are not worn gives the five more responsibility in how they must conduct themselves. In addition, look for a quick scene of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa and a glimpse of part of the Red Ranger’s costume during a suit-up scene near the end of the teaser. Check the trailer and if you can, compare it to the original, we would love to hear your opinion.



PIXAR’s Animated Short, Piper, is a Huge Squeal of Delight!

18 Jun

PIPER – Concept Art by Jason Deamer (Production Designer). ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

PIPER – Concept Art by Jason Deamer (Production Designer). ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

PIXAR’s original animated shorts is quite often more amazing than their feature-length films. While there are a few exceptions, namely with Toy Story, Wall*E and Up as my top three favourites, in what I’m watching attached to their movies is nothing short of marvellous. In my list of best films in this category has to be (in order): Piper, Blue Umbrella and Lifted. I admit to a slight bias towards the last item on this list, since I adore UFO stories that are not horror scenarios.

Piper is this studio’s latest entry and it’s nothing short of amazing. I do not think I can even watch this short on Blu-ray (1080p) resolution. It is very deserving of a 4K (2160p) treatment! I was amazed at witnessing every grain of sand rendered and the detail along every feather of the hero. Piper is most likely the name of the baby bird, a Sandpiper, learning how to hunt for food. Unfortunately, in his first attempt, he nearly got washed away by an ocean wave! His reaction was priceless and his ruffled look had the audience in stitches! This piece was screened along with Finding Dory, so the themes were very similar!

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Ab Fab: The Movie Teaser Pays Homage to Bond

19 Feb

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

AbFabMovieAbsolutely Fabulous (Ab Fab) has received a lot of attention recently and deservedly so. The series that saw Jennifer Saunders (Edina) and Joanna Lumley (Patsy) as two middle-aged women burning the candle at both ends was much more than a simple comedy. If anything Ab Fab was social commentary on society’s obsession with fame and perfection. Appropriately the Ab Fab movie is receiving as much press from the fashion pages as they are the entertainment ones.

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