'Meatball Machine Kodoku': Proud to be a bloody mess

/ Aug 16, 2017

'Meatball Machine Kodoku': Proud to be a bloody mess

In a career spanning three decades, Yoshihiro Nishimura has done about every job on the credit crawl — from gaffer to director. He is best known, however, as a mad master of effects and makeup, spewing blood sprays that achieve a certain demented grandeur ...

'Re:Born': 'Tak' Sakaguchi is back for some major action

| Aug 9, 2017

'Re:Born': 'Tak' Sakaguchi is back for some major action

Movie fight scenes, even ones that are acted by martial arts experts, rarely duplicate what actually transpires on a street or battlefield. After all, they're performed for entertainment, not as actual matters of life or death. And yet, surrounded by the cast members of Yuji ...

Gross-out gags make 'Gintama' a miss

/ Jul 5, 2017

Gross-out gags make 'Gintama' a miss

Some actors have a knack for picking good material. And some, like Shun Oguri, drift from stinker to stinker: "Museum," "Terra Formars," "Galaxy Turnpike," "Lupin the Third." Still considered a box-office force despite this dismal track record, Oguri stars in "Gintama," the live-action adaptation of ...