Apart from the palace and blondeness, of course, I see many parallels between our lives: marrying a foreign prince, acclimating to his world, and wearing thick make-up. The movie looks almost as dramatic as my life.
Blue Jasmine: A Woody Allen view of San Francisco
Looks interesting. The location for the apartment Cate Blanchett moves into, at 14th and Van Ness, is 4 blocks from our San Francisco flat.
Filth: This movie has my name in the title!
James McAvoy is looking good!
I am Divine
A tribute to the 20th Century’s greatest movie star, Divine!
Beginners movie trailer
Check out this movie trailer. The movie Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor, explores how an adult son’s relationship with his father improves when dad comes out. Wonder if it will come to Tokyo.
Has anyone seen this movie, Simply Chaz? It’s the story of Cher (and Sonny’s) only daughter’s transition into manhood. Apparently it premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network. I am eager to see it since it combines two of my biggest interests: Cher & FTMs.
Come see “Hollywood, Je T’aime” at Tokyo Lesbian Gay Film Festival
Los Angeles-based filmmakers Jason Bushman and Charles Herman-Wurmfeld arrived in Tokyo this weekend to show their film “Hollywood, Je T’aime” at the Tokyo Lesbian Gay Film Festival. Their film will be playing Thursday July 15 at 8 pm, and Saturday July 17 at 8:45 pm at Spiral Hall in Aoyama. The director-producer team will be at both showings for a Q&A. I’ll be there on Thursday, and encourage anyone in Tokyo to see their film or attend the festival.
The main star, a friend of the director, looks like a young Adrien Brody. It’s Jason and Charles’ first visit to Japan, and I tried to entertain them on Saturday night by showing them Ni-Chome, Hanazono Shrine (we prayed for their movie’s good fortune in Japan), Golden Gai, the male host area of Kabukicho, and finally Hagoromo, the gay-meets-yakuza sento in Nishi Shinjuku, where somehow I have become a regular.
And something for the ladies
The San Francisco Chronicle quotes film critic Jan Wahl saying “she can’t wait to see the TV movie of the Tiger Woods story: ‘Finally, a movie with lots of parts for women.'”
Trailer for “The Sun” by Aleksandr Sokurov
I want to see this movie “The Sun” about Emperor Hirohito just before and after his surrender to the US military. Released in 2005, it is opening in New York City today. We’ll have to rent it on DVD in Tokyo.
Apparently the film, like Sokurov’s earlier ones on Hitler and Lenin, focus on tyrants “confronting personal tragedies.”
Tomorrow’s Koreanish Stars Today
Author Alexander Chee’s post in May about hot Korean stars, and People magazine’s error in misidentifying Rain as Karl Yune. Profiles and hot photos of so many over-the-top Korean male stars. My life will never be the same.
From top to bottom, Karl Yune, Dennis Oh, and Daniel Henney.
From Alexander Chee’s post: “People Magazine is catching a certain amount of flack this morning for having published an item that misidentifies a photo of Karl Yune as Rain, in the new Speed Racer film. Speed Racer, it’s worth pointing out, has 3 young attractive men of Korean descent on the cast, setting what might be a record for an American film (there’s no statistics on this).”