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Ahda just sent this in. (link here) – It’s a trailer for the Street Fighter World upcoming game by Capcom.

I’m sure the game doesn’t look LIKE THAT. But for sure the trailer looks 1000% AWESOME. A huge part of me just wishes this would be a trailer for a real film, I would totally watch a new Street Fighter film that looks like THIS.

Anyone else think this? Leave a comment? Maybe there’s enough people that they will make one. hahaha~~

I’m a Maniac, Maniac!

August 27, 2007 — 3 Comments

… of languages!

Ok, here’s my story. Japanese is pretty awesome, but let’s get real. Any Asian language that I will ever try to learn, will eventually come to a sudden halt with the different writing… Continue Reading…

More movie remakes!

August 6, 2007 — 5 Comments

God, I can’t take much of Hollywood’s new trend on remaking films. Seriously, it’s getting ridiculous!

Ok, so let’s take a look at a list of remakes from other countries…

Why don’t we start from the Oscar-winning, The Departed, remake of the Chinese Infernal Affairs?

How about some remakes from French films, like Original Sin, Taxi, Unfaithful, Wicker Park – all made between 2000-present. The Italian-based Swept Away, or The Last Kiss… and let’s not forget the newest Hollywood trend to remake every bloody Asian film that was EVER successful – The Eye, which apparently Jessica Alba is starring. Or the Japanese-based Dark Water, The Grudge, Pulse, The Ring, Shall We Dance? Or how about the Korean ones, The Lake House, or the new ones like Oldboy, Tale of Two Sisters, and even My Sassy Girl… probably starring Elisha Cuthbert.

Seriously, this just pissed me off by rumors of Lindsay Lohan being wanted for a remake of the film Jeux d’Enfants – aka Love Me If You Dare – starring the awesome Marion Cotilliard. I mean, the film was done what in 2002-2003, and they already want a remake? For real, if you’re gonna start making remakes from all foreign films that were ever a bit successful, why not make a remake of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I’m sure that movie will translate really well for American audiences, and let’s not forget to make a remake of Amelie, and while you’re at it why not make Life is Beautiful in English too! Yeah, and those rumors about making Battle Royale… those are great too! How about making the American version of Amores Perros, or Y Tu Mama Tambien? I mean, you’ve already made Abre los Ojos, even casting Penelope Cruz in the same goddamn role! Why not make every Almodovar film in an American version.

And man… more remakes and remakes. I mean, I don’t really have a problem with watching a remake, I probably watch the film and watch the original. But it’s the fact that most films or most films that seem worth-it are remakes of something, and it seriously makes me wonder where are we going…

These are just a few of the remakes released between 2000-2007:

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Ok, it’s been like a year since I last updated my music player, so I decided to do it now, since I’m traveling next week and won’t get a chance to do it later. The old player had old hits like “Ready to Make Nice” by the Dixie Chicks, “I Bet that You Look Good on the Dance Floor” by Arctic Monkeys, songs by OK Go, Norwegian hit Marit Larsen… now, this is the list:

  1. E Ha’i Ana Wau by Green Light Go (lyrics)
  2. Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
  3. Filter Factory by Dee
  4. Funky Dancers by Antigone
  5. Habanera by East Village Opera Company
  6. Johnny Negro by Quad Riot (lyrics)
  7. Little of your Time by Maroon 5
  8. My Alcoholic Friends by The Dresden Dolls
  9. Outta my Way by Damone
  10. Sur la Colline de Delos by Kazumi and Maia
  11. Takarajima by Kobukuro (lyrics)
  12. When I Get Where I’m Going by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton
  13. WINDING ROAD by Ayaka and Kobukuro

So head back up to the Music Player link and open it up! Leave a comment, and don’t steal. If you enjoy the music, support the artist.

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