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eternalZeroBy John Watanabe, wsws.org

The Eternal Zero (Eien no Zero), directed by Takashi Yamazaki and written by Naoki Hyakuta, was released in Japan in late December 2013. Topping the charts for at least eight weeks in a row, it has since earned over 8 billion yen at the box office and entered the list of the 10 top-grossing Japanese films of all time. Hyakuta’s 2006 novel, on which the film is based, reportedly sold over four million copies. Continue reading »

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Mar 262014
 
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CBS This Morning kisses gluteus of Hollywood tycoon Jerry Bruckheimer

Patrice Greanville

Bruckheimer flanked by two of his protégés—Depp and Cruise.

Bruckheimer flanked by two of his protégés—J. Depp and T. Cruise.

AT ONLY 70, and seemingly not weighted down by his reputed bank account already exceeding $850 million, American film and TV producer Jerry  Bruckheimer is certainly sitting pretty atop the Hollywood dungheap.  Continue reading »

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Mar 202014
 
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By Danny Haiphong

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The Black Misleadership Class comes in all genders, and cares only for itself. Beyonce has forged a putrid class alliance with Condoleezza Rice, “a war criminal responsible for the deaths of millions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world.” Beyonce is a bipartisan suck-up to Power. She’s already buddies with the top Democratic imperialist, Barack Obama.  Continue reading »

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Mar 132014
 
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By David Walsh, wsws.org

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Night and Fog (1955)

The life and films of Alain Resnais, the French director who died March 1 at the age of 91, bring many artistic and historical issues to mind, as well as memories of having first seen his films more than forty years ago. Night and Fog (1955), Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Last Year at Marienbad (1961),Muriel (1963), La guerre est finie [The War is Over] (1966), Stavisky (1974),Providence (1977) and Mon Oncle d’Amerique [My American Uncle] (1980) are among his best known works. Continue reading »

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Mar 072014
 
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By Nick Barrickman 

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Directed by Jose Padilha; written by Joshua Zetumer.

José Padilha’s RoboCop is based on the 1987 film of the same title, directed by Paul Verhoeven (Total RecallBasic Instinct) and starring Peter Weller.  Like the original, the new movie is set in futuristic metro Detroit, “the crime capital of the country.” In 2028, the city is presided over in all but legal formality by the mega-conglomerate OmniCorp, which has its headquarters in the city’s downtown area. Continue reading »

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