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Ok, I don’t think Interscope or Gaga knows the meaning of “Clean Version” LOL, but oh well. I’m posting the “Explicit” version, which is not very “Explicit,” just a couple of Mother F Words, and some very brief nudity.

I thought this could give some competition to MIA’s Born Free for Most Talked About, or Best Long Form of Music Video, but it didn’t have the same impact. It does have a better balance of Music and Video, though.

In the case you don’t wanna see the Explicit Version, or you can’t see it because you don’t have a YouTube account, or you’re underage. Here’s the Clean Version link.

Things to point out? Gaga did a Smooth Criminal move right when getting out of jail, right? And Kill Bill’s Pussy Wagon makes a big appearance, right? xD

Also, licking the bar of your cell? Kinda gross.

Also gross? Smelling Gaga’s cigarette glasses…

I don’t know if you know my thoughts on Gaga? [just added a lady gaga tag here], but I don’t think she’s the best. She’s interesting in today’s music scene, and her live performances are events. Her music is so-so, her dance is so-so, but it’s all about the whole package, right? She freaks me out in a way I can respect her. Having said that, I would love to photograph her concert.

Buried Motion Poster

May 22, 2010 — 1 Comment

I saw this over at LivingCinema a few days ago, but because it kept playing over and over again, and it got really annoying, I decided not to post. But! Trailer Addicts has one on their embeddable players~

I can’t stand Ryan Reynolds because he’s so blah on screen, but the campaign is pretty good even if it does remind me of that CSI episode directed by Tarantino, in which Nick gets buried.

I saw Love Exposure (愛のむきだし) last night, and despite the nearly 4-hr running time — yes, the film is EPIC — it did never seem uninteresting. Yes, it actually felt like 2 or 3 films into 1, yet somehow… it didn’t bother me. It was highly entertaining… in a very dark and sick kind of way.

I mean, it can only be Japanese.

Ai no Mukidashi tells the story of Yu Tsunoda, a boy growing up in a very Christian family. Suddenly his mother dies, but before she does… he promises to introduce his Maria to his mom when he meets her. With the death of his mother, his father decides to become a priest, until he meets with a woman in church who has decided to become a Christian herself. She is baptized, and when she does her first session at the confessional, she tells Father Tsunoda that she is in love with him.

At first, Father Tsunoda refuses but in the end gives into this woman, and begins having an affair with her while still giving sermons at church. Three months later, the woman in question seems bored of him, and is tired of sneaking around as the priest doesn’t show signs of quitting priesthood, so she leaves him which turns Father Tsunoda into a pessimist who gives sermons about doom and destruction.

This also makes his relationship with his son Yu difficult, as Father Tsunoda gets a sick satisfaction from hearing his son confessing his daily sins, whom in turns has been looking for better and scandalous sins to commit in order to please his dad. His major sin-accomplishment is becoming a panties-photo-snapping-on-the-street perv.

That’s a whole movie all on itself, then there’s the part where he meets the most perfect panties, falls in love/lust, there’s a lot of killing, girl-on-girl action, girl-on-drag fantasy… etc, etc and… then there’s crazy women.

Or… I mean, crazy girl.

Psychotic women… sociopaths~~ it’s all about the crazy… and not only because they’re unstable. They are scary because they coolly kill people or get people killed, and they show no remorse.

It is so sick… but highly entertaining.
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10s on TheAuteurs

March 6, 2010 — Leave a comment

TheAuteurs currently has over 44pg (with 20 films each?) so I wondered which 10 films were the first to be added to their database… you know, just for trivia purposes xD

  1. La Antena (2007)
  2. Elementary Particles (2006)
  3. It’s Winter (2006) *
  4. Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (2005) *
  5. Padre Nuestro (Sangre de mi Sangre) (2007)
    * Online Press Screening Available by Invitation Only.
  6. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (2005) *
  7. Riviera (2005) *
  8. Someone Else’s Happiness (2005)
  9. Young Yakuza (2007) *
  10. The Return (2003)

* available to watch on TheAuteurs [Peru Region]

Then I also decided to check the 10 Most Popular films xD

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  2. The Godfather (1972)
  3. Citizen Kane (1941)
  4. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  5. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  6. Taxi Driver (1976)
  7. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  8. Seven Samurai (1954)
  9. The Shining (1980)
  10. The Godfather II (1974)

Interesting to see 4 films from the 70s, 2 from the 60s… followed by one of the 50s, 40s, 80s and 90s. Then, it’s also 4 films by Stanley Kubrick, 2 by Francis Ford Coppola, and the films by Orson Welles, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Akira Kurosawa.

This seems VERY open. It’s Asian, and it’s also Hollywood… so it seems like my kind of award. Funny thing is that some of those nominees seem very off and certainly kind of random.

For example the historical film The Founding of a Republic is… nominated for Best Comedy? OMG, is that ironic? Also… Inglourious Basterds didn’t make it to Best 2009 Film (even though you can vote for “other” and add it), and Bigelow didn’t make it to Best 2009 Director…

Anyway, some of the nominees in the international bits include usual suspects Avatar, The Hurt Locker, District 9, A Prophet, and Inglourious Basterds~~~ even Peru’s The Milk of Sorrow. xD

The Asian nominees include Mother, Thirst, Air Doll, Red Cliff, Ponyo, Forever Enthralled, Nobody to Watch Over me, Jackie Chan, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Eason Chan, Rain, Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, etc.

Some of the unusual categories include Best Asian Entertainer in Hollywood, Best Asian Movie of the Decade, 10 Best Asian Actors and Actresses…

You can vote here.