17 August 2016

#filmreview: Star Trek Beyond


STAR TREK BEYOND was utter fun and enjoyable, and finished just about right - not too long, and not too short, for my tastes anyways. The third installment of a rebooted universe (after a lens-flare fuelled 2009 film and a quite frankly not-as-excitable Into Darkness), BEYOND came back with a cheeky sneer, action-jackson all around … and when The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” played? *air-fist*


I smiled happily when Sulu walked off with his life=partner and their daughter (Subtle and heart warming), and had tears brimming, when the homage to the original cast who had since passed from this series, was paid in solemn silent moment. Very nicely done.

“Action” + “Sci-Fi”? I’m down with this! If I want my daddy’s Star Trek, there’s still the DVD boxsets … but come to think of it, the tv and early films were MY generation’s! :p

R.I.P. Anton Yelchin.

SPOILERS AHEAD:

A Very Yummy 4 Boxes of Mixed Salty & Sweet Popcorn for entertainment value!


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CUTIE HONEY - TEARS: Trailer & Poster

STORY: "At the end of the 21st century, the world is plagued by a mysterious virus and unusual weather. Genius scientist Dr. Kisaragi creates an android with the code name “Cutie Honey” (Mariya Nishiuchi). The android is unique in that it possesses human emotions. To save mankind, Cutie Honey goes up against an evil organization."
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Check out more info (In Japanese :p) via the official website at www.cutiehoney-movie.jp. Currently no info for the film to premiere in Singapore tho… The last I remember seeing actress Mariya Nishiuchi was in GTO / “Great Teacher Onizuka” (2012 edition), and my only connection so far to the fictional character was a 1/6th-scaled action figure from CYGirls - which the costume seen in this film look much similar too :)

And this is the second time “Cutie Honey” had graced the silver screens too, with the 2004 Japanese tokusatsu (live-action) film adaptation, produced by Gainax, starring Japanese model Eriko Sato! Check out the trailer for that featured at the bottom of this post! Much changes since the last decade+, isn’t it? :)

WHAT-IS: Cutie Honey: Tears is an upcoming Japanese film directed by Asai Takeshi. The film is based on the manga series Cutie Honey written and illustrated by Go Nagai and stars Mariya Nishiuchi as the title character. It is scheduled for release in Japan by Toei Company on October 1, 2016." (Wiki)
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[ More images HERE on #iNotOtaku! ]
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Star Wars: Rogue One Extended Trailer by Dan Tube


Star Wars: Rogue One “Extended Trailer” by Dan Tube sees all currently released teaser and trailer edited into one single 3:40 minuter that brings the excitement!

The GROW CABLE iPhone Charger by iimio oozes David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch!


This David Cronenberg-esque iPhone charger is the stuff of nightmares and bigboy-dreams! Made by Japanese artist iimio, this “GROW CABLE” is currently listed for sale on Easy for SGD 8,233.28! Imagine this haunting beauty sucking it up right next to my Mac as I blog tho LOL

DESCRIPTION: "The iphone cable shaped as an umbilical cord, which keeps moving while it's charging. Now people bring their iPhone all the time in their lives. I designed the looking of this cable as an umbilical cord, which mother feeds energy to her baby. It moves as if it's trying to introduce iPhone into, just like to express an irony to people's dependance on iPhone."

[ More stills on #iliiike ]

And if you need a reminder for the “David Cronenberg” reference - check out the trailer video, and “making-of” video docu for the celluloid adaptation of William S. Burroughs' “Naked Lunch” novel by the film director, for which is is known for the bio-tech-kaiju-esque creations!



15 August 2016

The Art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)

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PRESS: "Take a tour behind the scenes later this month. A stunning visual tour of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, filled with exclusive interviews, on-set photography, and special introductions by director Tim Burton and Peculiar Children series author Ransom Riggs.

Tim Burton's adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is one of the most anticipated films of the year—and this lavishly illustrated companion offers a thrilling behind-the-scenes look. Written and designed by two of Burton's longtime collaborators, this book chronicles every step in the making of the film—from script development and casting to concept art, set design, costumes, visual effects, and much more. Filled with exclusive interviews, on-set photography, and special introductions by Tim Burton and Ransom Riggs, this deluxe hardcover volume is a terrific gift for peculiars of all ages.”
The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” from Quirk Books (currently available to purchase HERE on Amazon) hits shelves August 30th, while the film premieres September 30th in the USA, and September 29th in Singapore!

13 August 2016

Autobots & Deceptions Revealed for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight”


Designs for Autobots and Deceptions in Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” feature film has been steadily been revealed online via Twitter @TRANSFORMERS, thus far including Megatron and Bumblebee!

Interestingly, the ‘bots are revealed in a format that looks like “Bio / Character description” graphics for backing-board designs for blister carded toys/action figures too LOL

Here’s a peek at who’s who revealed thus far, with further updates on my dedicated #transformersrollout hobby-blog!

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Autobots & Deceptions Revealed for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight”


Designs for Autobots and Deceptions in Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” feature film has been steadily been revealed online via Twitter @TRANSFORMERS, thus far including Megatron and Bumblebee!

Interestingly, the ‘bots are revealed in a format that looks like “Bio / Character description” graphics for backing-board designs for blister carded toys/action figures too LOL

Here’s a peek at who’s who revealed thus far, with further updates on my dedicated #transformersrollout hobby-blog!

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12 August 2016

TWILIGHT Pop!Vinyls from Funko Releasing September 2016


The sparkly vampiric phenomenon is making its way to toy-shelves soon, and it’s a long time coming (the last film being in 2012) = TWILIGHT Pop!Vinyls from Funko! Coming in September 2016, perhaps this os a chance for folks to relive their fandom with them black-(and red)-beady-eyed vampires? Hey, I’m not knocking the saga, as I own the entire 5 x films, okay? LOL
FUNKO PRESS: "Edward, Bella, Jacob, and Jane continue their epic saga with a variety of figures: Edward, the lovestruck vampire, is available in his fetching gray pea coat, in his vampiric form (only at Barnes & Noble), in his wedding tuxedo, and glittery (only at Hot Topic).

Bella is available in her vampire form or lovely wedding dress. Jane comes in two versions of her Volturi garb: with her hood (only at New York City Comicon), and without her hood. The werewolf Jacob Black sports his classic shirt-free torso."
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Official Trailer)


The official trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has since dropped, featuring new footage from what we have seen thus far in the various teasers et al, along with further dialog (“Can we remove your shackles?” - wow!), and the presence of the Sith Lord himself, Darth Vader! (Or at least the back of his helmet hahahaha).

The film would have to try really hard to disappoint though … but then again, the hype for The Force Awakens by far superseded the result of the film itself tho, IMHO. But I choose to remain “optimistic” :)

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in which a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction." (Premieres December 16, 2016 / More screenshots HERE on Facebook)

Teaser for “The Giant’s Dream” - The Making of #IronGiant”


This teaser for the upcoming documentary on the making of Brad Bird's THE IRON GIANT (FYI: The film will appear on the new BluRay release of Brad's film on September 6, 2016), fills me with all kinds of personal interest and intrigue, what with a gawk in the behind-the-scenes making-of the 1999 film via the Hollywood animation process.

Scroll down for a re-watch of the trailer, and some select clips of the film, which one should really view at least once in their lives, IMHO :)



**SOME SPOILERS AHEAD!**











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