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[Sundance 2015] "Turbo Kid" Teaser Trailer, Official Clips Released

Before its world premiere last night at Sundance 2015, a series of still images from Turbo Kid were released. Today, three new clips and a teaser trailer have been unveiled. 98 more words

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[Sundance 2015] New "Turbo Kid" Stills, Clip Released

Written and directed by the filmmaking team known as RKSS (Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell), Turbo Kid is the latest multi-genre slice of absurdity coming out of Sundance 2015. 88 more words

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Total Recall (1990) - 記憶與自我的科幻經典

意想不到與The Matrix有那麼多相似之處,更意想不到出處是如此一部作品(開場與Interstellar像極了!想來這作品衍生和影響定必很強大!機場和各種外星人又讓人想起Men in Black!滴汗又會想到Inception)。這部科幻作品雖然科學比較兒戲,但其所基於的小說卻有不俗的科幻想像,而電影亦嘗試以科幻探討資本主義,也算是可觀。

我也同樣覺察到電影異常暴力的風格。主角雖然帶著暴力、不道德的肉身,但已接受並秉持著「先知」囑託的當下行動決定自我(這個idea不是甚麼新東西,但在情節已然致敬下,連這個場口的虛實都抄了(的確不少雷同場面,Matrix也是處理得較出色),有點過份),怎麼還會幹下許多暴行?人家阻你一下,便把人推下樓梯…醜化黑人(而且那黑人決不應有此深仇大恨),還用極可怕的蒙太奇虐殺(英雄和歹角的分界在哪?)。升降機斷手絕無必要,立即使我回想Saw的某些續集場面…侏儒、三胸明顯是Freak Show啟發,其至情至性尚可與其低俗相抵。主角對叛軍的關係和情感真是很薄弱(相聚很短、沒怎交流、逃出後其實是為解放所有人而行動,也沒怎刻意關懷缺氧的lower class),其所謂正義也失去理據,很難明白他忽如其來的巨大正義感和勇氣。若說他志在冒險和美女可說得通,但他又似在看見汗下一刻已有了明確的信念,即使最後一句補充虛實並存,也成了一句戲言而已。這相比沒有證據(其實滴汗也不是充分證據,但主角明顯信了),保持經驗真偽難辯的衝突反而可挖得更深,就如Fight Club支撐到後期(結局一幕兩者也很相像!)。

Total Recall放棄了很多可堪玩味的走向,又起用了只能暴力,不能演繹內在衝突的生力啤,很是失色。Remake係值得的,可是不知怎麼沒改的好,經典自必不能仿,想來鹿兒還長著角,當真無奈。新版有Bryan Cranston用Colin Farrell,但動作科幻走向只是搞特技,據Trailer見,完全無心在故事和主題下心思、刪除有特色的太空時像,變成普通未來…注定失敗。

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"Scanners"

The intriguing plot of the film “Scanners” centers around a group of individuals known by the same name as the title of the film, and who have extraordinary mental powers. 1,434 more words

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REVIEW: 88 (2014)

88 (2014)

Canadian thriller opens with a young woman named Gwen (Katharine Isabelle) suddenly finding herself in a diner and having no recollection of how she got there. 474 more words

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Desecrated (2015)

4: APOCALYPSE was a great way to start off 2015. DESECRATED … not so much. Talk about a movie that suffers from an identity crisis!! At one point the film wanted to be a stalk n’ slash film, then it wanted to be a horror film with a social commentary, and then it wanted to be a horror film with an anti-war message. 1,205 more words

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Scanners (1981)

2/4

Very often, it has taken me two viewings to fall in love with a David Cronenberg film. However, in the case of Scanners I have a feeling I won’t be returning to it very soon if at all. 111 more words

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