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11 January 2007 @ 06:54 pm
So, what's the dizzle?  
The bitter coldness of winter has finally reached new heights, as it's bringing windstorms pretty soon. I find it funny that it's getting colder yet there hasn't been a rainstorm which usually hits around this time of the season. But no, it's all blue-skies. Our weather has been gradually changing its course over most recent years. Last year there wasn't a mid-summer thunderstorm as there usually have been in the past, and now there isn't any rainclouds in sight. Strange, I tell you.

With more research, I've been finding more upcoming films that have sparked an interest:

1. Stomp The Yard, starring Columbus Short, Meagan Good. Directed by Sylvain White.
Yes, another one of those movies, however I like the prime focusing on the stepping which highlights the African-American tradition used in colleges. The title "Stomp the Yard" is actually the type of dance-style for stepping, which is what they use in the movie. The premise for the movie may seem predictable as seen in other dance-films before it, but the attraction comes from the actual moves and stepping in the movie. I have witnessed stepping before both in real life and in fandoms (many years ago there was an episode of Sister, Sister shown on the WB where the twins watched a performance while at college), and if this film serves it justice it may become the next breakdancing phenomenon used other than college fraternity/sororities.

2. Dear Friends, starring Keiko Kitagawa, Yuika Motokariya. Directed by Kazayuki Morosawa.
I really, really, really want to see this film. I cannot emphasize enough that after reading up on this, watching the previews and trailers, that this'll probably be another amazingly heartbreaking film. Based on the story by Yoshi, this is a story about a wild badgirl named Rina who doesn't necessarily care about anything in life (basically says that "friendships are worthless"), but abruptly discovers she has a certain cancerous disease and is hospitalized. She goes through personal turmoil, but she meets another girl named Maki, who is also at the hospital for her suicidal tendencies, and finds that the love of friendship may be the one thing to help each other survive. This is guaranteed to be a tear-jerker, a beautiful kind of film with friendship at the core. Plus it has Keiko Kitagawa as the leading role, which is something exciting being the fan I am of hers and I'm thrilled her career is sparking with the amount of projects she's doing; this one will most definitely earn her the attention she deserves.

Watch the trailers, they're incredibly moving and emotional even if you don't understand Japanese: Teaser Trailer and the Official Trailer.

In other news, some fandoms are returning from the holiday hiatus! Supernatural is tonight, and next week Medium along with with a few others. However I have to wait until nearing the end of the month before my main fandoms return. Gorrammit.
 
 
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Jen: pgsm; and you will staysnowfire on January 12th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
The weather here has STILL been warmer than usual - they keep promising me that cold front with lots of snow, but time after time it dies down before it reaches us. It's driving me insane, because I'm a cold weather girl all the way.

I cannot WAIT to see Dear Friends. I'm hoping it'll be leaked and subbed quickly after it comes out, because I've been wanting to see it for months now. The plot looks wonderful, and I'm always a sucker for tear-jerkers. But more important than anything else is Keiko in the leading role! I'm so excited her career is finally taking off.
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 12th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
Seriously, today I woke up and suddenly winds were rattling my window. But still, no rain yet. *le sigh* I'm more a of summertime girl myself, although I love and enjoy when it rains, especially rainstorms.

Keiko definitely is getting the recognition she deserves, and I'm happy for her. I rented The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift just to watch for her, though unfortunately she doesn't say anything even though she's in most of the scenes. She was mostly in the background, chewing gum and looking cute. But she speaks more in the deleted scenes (even very cute English!) Other than that, zippo. Thankfully, with Dear Friends not only will she finally play a leading role, but it's a powerful kind of role that allows her to show off her amazing acting skills. I also love the sappy, tear-jerkers as well, and there's no doubt I will be crying once I watch the movie (I teared up just by watching the preview trailers!)

Though there's been other Japanese movies with Keiko, but I haven't had access to viewing them. Like Cherry Pie and Mizu ni Sumu Hana, which is a horror-kind of movie.
Spoonerspoonerknife on January 12th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)
1. think of that sister sister ep everytime i see the commercial for the movie..and i -almost- want to see the movie.

medium was new last week...and then this most recent wed was a rerun. did you miss the new one? it was really good except there wasnt much bridget :(
Renée: Heroes. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on January 12th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)
Was Medium new last week? I wasn't aware of it. I thought it started later in the month like most shows do. The last episode I remembered before the hiatus was Allison and he profiler.

I just looked on the website and the new episode that aired last week was about Allison and Ariel dreaming about a murder of a mother and daughter, but both dream from different perspectives. And I missed it, damn it. Well, it'll either rerun or I can just wait until the DVD set comes out or download the episode. Though I don't understand why they had a new episode, a rerun this passed Wednesday, and then a new episode next week. What's with the skipping over one week, and why wasn't I notified about a new episode? I watch NBC frequently!
Spoonerspoonerknife on January 12th, 2007 09:08 am (UTC)
i thought it was weird the had a rerun weds. i assumed since the week before was new then they'd have another new one- cause that actually makes sense. *shrug* stupid NBC i almost missed new SVU twice cause they started new eps so early
Elise: _kathi_ - deliabehrbemine on January 12th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
'Dear Friends' not only sounds amazing, but it sounds like just the kind of movie to speak to me at this time in life. I wonder if it will be released in Canada.

At any rate, thank you for bringing it to my attention. :)
Renée: Ayu. Momentum.rogueslayer452 on January 13th, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
I'm not entirely sure if Dear Friends will be released anywhere other than Japan and some other places around Asia. You might have to import it or grab a bootleg copy that's subtitled. Although if there is a chance it'll be shown elsewhere, it'll probably be at an International Film Festival or something similar.

And you're quite welcome, sweetie. I'm very enthusiastic about this film, not only because it stars one of my favorite actresses but because the story is very compelling.