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Happy birthday Hideshima-san

Posted by on Tuesday, 18 October, 2005

I’ve been meaning to posting about the lovely Fumika Hideshima (秀島 史香) a number of times before, but I just never got around to it. She is my absolute favorite radio DJ in Japan right now. You can hear her daily on J WAVE 81.3, she has a show called GROOVE LINE which is on every weekday from 4 PM to 8 PM.

Just listen to the show once and you’ll understand why I adore her so much! That husky voice is just out of this world! When I first heard her, I imagined her to be much older and not so cute; so I was quite shocked when I saw her photo:


Well, apparently she just had her birthday (9th of October…sorry I missed it!) so I would like to wish her a very Happy Birthday!! I shall always remain your loyal fan!

Oh, she keeps an online diary too, but it’s only in Japanese.

[EDIT] I had to double-post this, and delete the original entry because some double-byte characters ended up in the permalink, causing all sorts of trouble!


Little more about The Shining, Redux et al

Posted by on Saturday, 1 October, 2005

Well, after digging a bit more on the Internet about this phenomena which mostly goes under the name “The Shining, Redux”, i.e. the recutting of a Shining trailer to make it look like a romantic comedy or a coming-of-age drama (see my earlier post, below) I found out a little bit more.

The competition is AICE’s (Association of Independent Commercial Editors) annual “Trailer Park” contest.

I don’t know for sure if these entries from Moondog Design are for the same competition or if theybecause they have separate competitions for different AICE offices.

Anyway, go to the Moondog link above, click Paul Lacalandra and click the image which says “ordinary girls…” – that is his remade trailer for Parent Trap (remade to ‘Apparent Trap’). Further, there is another one if you click on Vincent Garguilo and then click on the image with the hand – that is his version of Titanic (not the same Titanic as shown below).

I’d love to see more of these entries, as well as past competitions’ entries as well!!

[EDIT] I guess the whole world knows this already, but I just wanted to add to my statement above, that, “The Apparent Trap” in fact was the runner-up in the same competition as The Shining, i.e. The AICE New York office.


The Shining – a coming-to-age movie?

Posted by on Friday, 30 September, 2005

Well, this is simply brilliant. This is the trailer for “The Shining, Redux” so to speak. A post-production house arranged an in-house competition where the challenge was to create a trailer for a famous movie and make it seem like a *totally* different movie. The winner is the trailer posted below.

So what was originally something along the lines of this:

Here's Johnny!

Becomes a happy coming-of-age story like this:

The Shining Redux - a happier version

Click here to check out the trailer over at Tattered Coat

Thanks to Waxy for this great link.

[EDIT] After some searching I found two more entries into this competition; West Side Story and Titanic. I haven’t watched them yet, though – but the “Scary Titanic” description sounds interesting! Click here for more info.

[EDIT] I thought I’d post the link to the follow-up post to this with more information, in case you haven’t found it:

[EDIT] If you are interested, I just added another brilliant mashed up movie trailer Toy Story 2: Requiem.

[EDIT] I decided to add the trailer directly here, thanks to the wonderful YouTube.


Tokyo International Film Festival 2005

Posted by on Wednesday, 28 September, 2005

Oh, how could I have missed to write about the Tokyo International Film Festival until now?

Thanks to 3yen for reminding me of this yearly event….which I have yet to ever attend!

Is it time this year? There are some interesting foreign movies on the lineup (I won’t bother with the Asian ones, because I cannot follow the Japanese subtitles well enough to fully enjoy them)

The Brothers Grimm
Bee Season
Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski can do almost nothing wrong in my opinion)
Conversations With Other Women (Anything with Helena Bonham-Carter is worth seeing!)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones’ feature-film directorial debut!)
Reincarnation (aka ‘Rinne’ – the new film by Takashi Shimizu who made the Ju-On movies)

…and if it weren’t in Chinese, I’d love to see Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles by Zhang Yimou.


Funniest video of 2005?

Posted by on Monday, 26 September, 2005

This might just be the funniest (in a sad way) video found on the Internet this year so far:

Will You Go To Prom With Me!!!!?

After soom googling I found out that she is lipsyncing (or karaokeing, or making a fool of herself; whatever you want to call it) to Go To Prom Anyways! by Jesse Buy Nothing. The best bit is when what I think is her grandmother comes in and dances in the background! Hilarious!

You go girl! Way to make “fool of the year 2005” !