Category: Film

The Dragonlance Animated Movie… Sucked!

I am not entirely surprised that it was terrible, but I decided a while ago that I was going to watch it anyway. You see, I really liked the original Dragonlance novels. The art style and cel animation in Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight were both awful. They must have been channeling the old Dungeons & Dragons cartoon, because this…

Onimusha Film Will Star Kaneshiro

Oh. My. Goodness. I’ve never played the Onimusha games, but I really like Takeshi Kaneshiro. The main character, Samanosuke Akechi, was modeled after Kaneshiro, because Takeshi Kaneshiro is really hot. Okay, I made that second part up, but it’s true. I first became aware of Takeshi Kaneshiro from his role in the 1994 Hong King film, Chungking Express. He played…

Production Blog for Dracula’s Curse Animated Movie

The blog aims to provide readers with details of behind-the-scenes progress on the upcoming animated movie based on the Konami videogame Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. Scripting will be handled by Warren Ellis, and James Jean is on board as art director. Members of the production team will contribute in the upcoming months. [Link]

X-Strikes the Spot

Last week’s The Escapist highlighted the link between videogames and cinema. One of the articles spotlighted a group of videogame film makers, X-Strike Studios. I first discovered X-Strike Studio’s films at the 2004 Mid-Atlantic Gaming Festival (MAGFest), where they premiered their (then) latest film, Silent Horror. Silent Horror is a comedy film based upon survival horror videogames. Anyone familiar with…