Death Race

| Dec 5, 2008

Death Race

by Mizuho Aoki

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Language: English Jason Statham stars in this remake of the 1975′s cult classic “Death Race 2000″ as an ex-racing driver framed for murder, imprisoned and then forced into driving a heavily armored car in a deadly race that is broadcasted ...

Yogisha X no Kenshin

| Nov 21, 2008

Yogisha X no Kenshin

by Mizuho Aoki

Director: Hiroshi Nishitani Language: Japanese Genius mathematician Ishigami (Shinichi Tsutsumi) helps a woman (Yasuko Matsuyuki) he secretly loves to cover up a crime she has committed. The math wizard comes up with a plan that nobody but physicist Yukawa (Masaharu Fukuyama) can solve. The ...

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

| Nov 14, 2008

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

by Mizuho Aoki

Director: Chris Carter Language: English Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) are back in this second spinoff movie from the popular TV series, but here the ex-FBI agents’ energy and interests seem to be subdued and the show’s trademark paranormal mystique is ...

Halloween

| Oct 24, 2008

Halloween

by Mizuho Aoki

Halloween Director: Rob Zombie Language: English Like many other remakes, singer-cum-film director Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” is inferior to John Carpenter’s 1978 original. Zombie adds to his version sad childhood episodes of a masked killer when he is taunted at home and bullied at school. ...

Bordertown

| Oct 17, 2008

Bordertown

by Mizuho Aoki

Director: Gregory Nava Language: English and Spanish In the past 15 years, nearly 500 young women have been brutally raped and murdered near American-owned factories where the victims worked in Ciudad Juarez, a Mexican town near the U.S. border, but the cases have been ...

'Ikigami'

| Oct 10, 2008

"Ikigami"

by Mizuho Aoki

“Ikigami” Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto Language: Japanese Based on a popular manga series by Motoro Mase, “Ikigami” depicts a fictitious world where one in every 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 24 is randomly selected to be killed by the government in an ...

'Wanted'

| Sep 26, 2008

"Wanted"

by Mizuho Aoki

Director: Timur Bekmambetov Language: English Loaded with flashy special effects, Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov’s (“Night Watch”) Hollywood debut, “Wanted,” exists simply to pump up viewers’ adrenaline. James McAvoy plays Wesley, an account manager whose dull life changes after he encounters Angelina Jolie and learns ...

Gou-Gou Datte Neko de Aru

| Sep 19, 2008

Gou-Gou Datte Neko de Aru

by Mizuho Aoki

Director: Isshin Inudo Language: Japanese Based on manga artist Yumiko Oshima’s autobiographical book about the daily lives of artist Asako and her cats, Isshin Inudo’s drama, set in Tokyo’s Kichijoji district, conveys the area’s laid-back atmosphere. Kyoko Koizumi plays Asako, who, after the shock ...

'Shakariki'

| Sep 12, 2008

'Shakariki'

by Mizuho Aoki

Director: Shinsuke Ono Language: Japanese Based on a popular manga series by artist Masahito Soda, “Shakariki” introduces the world of road-bicycle racing through a high-school bicycle team on the verge of collapse but which is revived when Teru (Yuya Endo), a cycling freak, joins. ...

'Look'

| Sep 5, 2008

"Look"

by Mizuho Aoki

Director: Adam Rifkin Language: English According to “Look,” there are about 30 million surveillance cameras in the United States that photograph the average American nearly 200 times a day. “Look” introduces a variety of characters through the eyes of these devices. Included are a ...

'The Incredible Hulk'

| Aug 8, 2008

"The Incredible Hulk"

by Mizuho Aoki

Director: Louis Leterrier Language: English Hulk roars and bares his teeth many times in this new version which is more action-oriented and less introspective than Ang Lee’s “Hulk” (2003). Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) tries to find a cure for a condition that, when he ...