I Palindrome I


Saw the poster for this at a movie tonight. I'd almost forgotten about it. Three short films about love, one each by Wong Kar Wai, Steven Soderbergh, and Michelangelo Antonioni, the former two paying tribute to the latter for his influence on their work. With that lineup of directors, it sounds like a dream, but these massive collections of talent often produce disappointing work, perhaps because thematic constraints limit their imagination. Opens the following Friday, so we'll see

Chinese man kills a friend for selling his virtual sword from a video game

You could write an entire weblog entirely about the crazy behavior driven by virtual (video game) assets

Le Samourai on DVD

In PAL format, unfortunately, but one of my favorite movies of all time, so perhaps worth it. Strange to see it on Amazon's US DVD site. Are they starting to import foreign (i.e., not Region 1 or All) DVDs to sell off of their U.S. site? Now they just need to add some Region-Code-Free DVD players

B2Up's Bust-Up chewing gum is all the rage in Japan

The company claims that chewing the gum three of four times a day can help enhance the size, shape, and tone of the breasts

Trailer for Todd Solondz's Palindromes

I wanted to see this at the New York Film Festival, but failed completely in the rugby scrum for tix. The movie casts multiple actors in the role of Aviva. It's a form of actor montage, with the hope of synthesizing qualities of multiple actors in one character. Interesting idea