PREVIEW: ‘The Housemaid’

Words: Desmond ‘Neo’ Childs

Happy Monday everyone, I hope your weekend was a restful, stress-free affair! It’s a new week, which means a new movie discussion for Wednesday. This week, I’m talking about the seductive, sensual, thriller that is Im Sang-soo’s The Housemaid. This film, starring Jeon Do-yeon (also in ‘Secret Sunshine‘) and Lee Jung-jae (whose breakout role was in ‘An Affair’). The tagline for the film is apparently “Sometimes Innocence can be menacing”. My initial thought on seeing that as the tagline is what? Then I watched the movie. Then my thought was, “Hmm.” I’m curious to see how the rest of you feel about this movie. Again, if you want, send me your thoughts to read on the next podcast by email at: Feedback@svmovieblog.net

I’m also mulling over some options for my next marathon that I plan to start on April 1st. Right now, it’s a tie between Love-Hate (romantic comedies, thrillers, dramas) versus a John Woo marathon. I’m leaning toward the former, so I’m sure all the “love birds” out there are liking that. ^_^ I’ll let y’all know my decision later this week. Alright then, until this Wednesday! Later.

(Check out ‘The Housemaid’ trailer below)

SVMB: Saturday the 25th

Looking like you guys will get an episode a week, even if some are “news-only”. My schedule has switched again, so that I have time for it.

I just watched the NBA All-Star Weekend and was sorta unimpressed with the night as a whole. Starting with Kevin Hart NOT being all that funny to me; there just wasn’t a ton to get all that excited about. The most ‘All-Star’ event of the night was the ‘Skills’ competion, because like every GREAT point guard in the league (except Derek Rose and Chris Paul) were in it. The Dunk contest was boring. All the dunkers missed a bunch of dunks, and the made dunks were less-than stellar. BEST PART of the night was Charles Barkley being Charles Barkley. His ‘commentary’ was at least a decent comic relief in an otherwise dull, quiet bore of an event. It’s just my opinion obviously, but I really think the Dunk contest should only be every other year. The years the dunk contest is not featured, replace it with either a “comedy club” event or just bump the Celebrity All-Star game into Saturday night. Do something to make this interesting again! PLEASE!?

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Sunday I’ll be prepping for a show this week, and I may try to record a little something before the Oscars comes on that night. We’ll see. As for now, here’s the iTunes feed to the show, I unlocked the STUPID password-protected problem we were having so everyone should be able to download the show now! Again, sorry about that. CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO SUBSCRIBE! THANKS!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/screened-vision-s-movie-blog/id451040339

 

I’ve been watching Initial D: First Stage, a racing anime from the late 90s. It’s simple, addicting and I’m not ashamed to say I dug it. I’ve watched 19 episodes, and now I’m moving on to Rideback. More on how that show impresses or pisses me off coming soon…

 

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Next Marathon to center around director John Woo

Alright so here is how my Netflix list for this marathon breaks down:

 

1. Beginning of the Great Revival

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2. Red Cliff: Theatrical Version

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3. Paycheck

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4. Hard Target

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Note: Now don’t kill me over the order of these titles. I’m not sure which one I’m going to start with first, but I do know Red Cliff will be the last, because I have to confess, I’ve seen some of it before.

Screened Vision[s] returns after the Holidays!

After a long talk with some friends, and listening to a cousin who reinspired me; I’m ready to get back to my work. Now last I left off with was my Cinema Classics Marathon. I gotta finish that off. At least an award show, y’all. I’m going to get that together, later this weekend. This coming Wednesday, I’m recording the first episode of the new year. I’m going to be checking out “Going by the Book”. It’s a Japanese comedy, and I’m a little worried because the last Japanese comedy I saw seems to have escaped my memory. I know that I’ve seen them before, but apparently they didn’t leave anything memorable in meh head.

Also, I’ve finished my script treatment for my audio series. I’m editing it this week, and hopefully it’ll move ahead toward the casting phase. It’s tougher having to do this alone, but the creative control makes it worth it. Alright, that’s all I got for you guys now. Hope you all had a restful, stress-free holiday break! Happy New Year! Let’s kick 2012 off right! Later.

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It’s 2012 and STILL not a flying car in sight! That’s just a shame.

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