Posts Tagged ‘The500FilmChallenge’

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T500FC, 395th: Three… Extremes [Sam Gang Yi] (Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park, 2004)

April.3.2011

One of the celebrated Asian films in the past decade with three segments that boasts awesome directors from three different countries: Fruit Chan, Park Chan-wook, and Takashi Miike. Three Extremes is not your ordinary film since it follows the area of extreme or brutal horror that feasted on mainstream cinema during the turn of the century, and this time the Eastern counterparts provide the stories. Its concept came from the 2002 film, Three, a much weaker approach to the horror genre. Read the rest of this entry ?

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T500FC, 396th: 29 February [2 Wol 29 Il] (Jong-hun Jung, 2006)

April.2.2011

A bleak horror idea from the Koreans, 29 February is a supposed scare fest that happens in the heart of a tollbooth. I am not sure on how they created a resolution that includes the date, the twenty-ninth of February plus a tollbooth, God only knows the oblique idea coming from its creators and having this film the supposed breakout film of the director, Jong-hun Jung. Read the rest of this entry ?

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T500FC, 397th: Wapakman (Topel Lee, 2009)

April.2.2011

It was not that that bad. Amidst the term provided by a few friends who saw this film in the theatres a few years ago, as they were claiming that it was the worst movie they’ve ever seen, I may say that it is probably watchable for a few points. Though we were all aware that this film was just created for the fact that Manny Pacquiao wants to create a movie, just because, we may also have to accept that the film’s potential was greatly addressed to the fans and their respective families. Read the rest of this entry ?

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T500FC, 398th: The King Of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982)

April.2.2011

This film is a wonderful and underrated Martin Scorsese film shown decades ago, about the happy and sad life of stand-up comics during the seventies and the early eighties. Loved by critics and ignored by the viewing public, despite an all-star crew and an awesome director, it ventures into a life of a stand-up wannabe who just wanted to make a name in Hollywood. Read the rest of this entry ?

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T500FC, 399th: Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (Frank Capra, 1936)

April.1.2011

I know sometimes it is just plain wrong to compare remakes and originals of films. There’d be debates since one film caters to a certain period of time only. Take this movie for instance, Adam Sandler made a successful retelling of the story, sticking with a few points in the film, such as the occupation of Mr. Deeds, and gave a different approach, a style owned by Sandler, clearly shown in the early stages of his filmography. Read the rest of this entry ?

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T500FC, 400th: Vox Populi (Dennis Marasigan, 2010)

March.31.2011


Vox Populi is defined as voice of the people. Even if this film didn’t go on a big scale, it clearly examines a small sample of what we usually have in the Philippines during elections. And even if the film is not as exhilarating as the other political films that world cinema has provided, it is such a breakthrough to talk of the sensitive especially in what have been in our midst in the past few decades. Read the rest of this entry ?

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The 500 Film Challenge Summary 1/5.

March.31.2011

I’ve decided to summarize the first batch of the films I’ve seen so far for the 500 film challenge. This post doesn’t carry anything; I am just anal with things so I’ve done such. But in case you are willing to check out what I’ve seen so far, and if you are kind of lazy to backtrack per page, then expand this entry and take a glimpse of the first 100 films I’ve seen so far. Read the rest of this entry ?