UPDATE: 92 and counting…

We’re in the middle of our Late Night, Date Night movie marathon but I wanted to bring attention the fact that this blog is nearly over 100 written reviews. I’m elated that this project has turned into what it has, and cannot wait to see what other movies get added to the list. Of course the idea behind this blog was for me to have fun with Asian cinema. And I have, but I’ve also learned so much. Movies tell stories, sure–but they also convey some very heartfelt messages.

There is a new episode of SVRadio coming up on the latter half of April, and of course 2 more movies in our marathon! There may also be a special debut from Project Zion coming in the future as well. For those that don’t know, Project Zion Studios┬áis OtaKast Radio Network’s special department that produces radio plays and dramas.

At any rate, I’m already looking forward to the month of May in terms of new movies to watch and review! Look for an upcoming post in the future, and I’d like to thank all 529 of my subscribers for sticking with me!



Mobster Movie Marathon Preview: ‘Sonatine’


With this second installment of our Mobster Movie Marathon, I’m finally getting the chance to see a ‘Beat’ Takeshi film. Mr. Takeshi seems to truly be a renaissance type of a guy, having done a little of everything one could imagine within the business of entertainment. I’m curious to see this guy’s directorial style as well as his acting chops. Supposedly, this film was a milestone, that many other movies that were produced later have tried to measure up to (in terms of it being a ‘great’ ganster flick). I’m going in too it with pretty high expectations; so I’m hoping It’s a good time. As usual if you have Netflix and want to follow my marathon this film is available for Instant Watch. Feel free to also send in your thoughts about the film to feedback@svmovieblog.net

Check out the trailer below:





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Our best guess for Dee:

3.8 stars

Average of 52,673 ratings:

3.5 stars

Mob boss Murakawa (Takeshi Kitano) aims to merge his factions of power as he gets closer to middle age. His boss has the perfect assignment for him: to serve as mediator in a town where some of the gang’s divisions have become uncooperative with one another. Murakawa fears that he’s being forced out of the organization — and realizes just how right he was when he’s suddenly forced into a deadly ambush.







New Marathon Kicking off Soon!

If you’ve been tuning into the show (and you better be), I was throwing around some ideas on what to have a marathon over. Sports films, Coming-of-Age tales, and Detective movies were among the genres I was muling over. After a few days of thinking about (and with about a week before the first), I’ve decided to Ganster films. Here’s where things get interesting: I’m planning on comparing and contrasting films from all over the world this time. So you’re not just getting Asian films this time, you’re getting stuff from all over the world this time. As for what movies in particular I’ll be checking out, I’ll have that list by the end of this week! Imagine the possibilities here though, guys; we have the chance to see some smuck get bumped off in several languages! ISN’T THIS EXCITING!? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED! If so, calm down, because the marathon hasn’t started yet. By the way, if you guys have some ideas for any gangster flicks I should check out hit me up at Feedback@svmovieblog.net

I gotta show on Monday night! Blogtalkradio version to go up later this week as well! Until next time!


Screened Vision[s] Movie Blog Preview: ‘Ichi’

The “Asian Female Action Hero” Marathon!

This Wednesday kicks off my new movie marathon for the month of April. While the marathon has yet to be named (I usually do that later), I will be discussing Fumihiko Sori‘s 2008 feature, Ichi. For all of you wanting a short synopsis of the film; a blind swordsman searches for the masseur who raised her as a child. She meets a “hapless samurai” and gets pulled into some fued stirring around some village. That’s all you get. Don’t read anymore about the film. Watch it on Netflix Instant, and send your comments our email: feedback@svmovieblog.net

Until Wednesday’s show!