I thought this week’s Samurai Jack was a bit on the weak side, but I did enjoy the coming together of Jack and Aki — yes, it was bound to happen, but it was still satisfying to see them embrace at the end. Tangled was Tangled (I like the series for the animation more than the […]
I didn’t really know what to expect going into this, as I didn’t know this story, and what a surprising one — to the point where when it does happen (saving multiple soldiers on the battlefield) it comes off as Hollywood grandstanding, but learning it pretty much happened like that was eye-opening. As for the […]
I like me some military action movies, and I liked the first Jack Reacher movie fine. The follow-up is pretty good too. Nothing earth-shatteringly good, but definitely entertaining. I wouldn’t mind getting another one.
This was great. Sure, Jake Gyllenhaal is one of my favorite actors, so I already tend to like stuff he’s in (like last year’s Nocturnal Animals), but this was also a discovery for me of director Jean-Marc Vallée, and now I really need to watch his previous films, Wild and Dallas Buyers Club. But yeah, […]
This is still such a fun movie. Kicking off with a theme song by Talking Heads, and then just a great soundtrack overall (and then The Feelies performing some great covers during the high-school reunion scene). Melanie Griffith was never better, and it’s fun seeing young Jeff Daniels like this. Definitely worth revisiting.
We now have Muji Cola.
Here’s a great interview with David — with a nice layout as well — done over breakfast at Aoyama Ichibankan.
As you probably know, business cards are still a pretty big deal in Japan — you’ll feel pretty naked if you don’t have some in any business situation — and here’s a big piece from the Japan Times that tells the full story on where this all originated.
Spoon & Tamago highlights the beautiful bike work of Nobuyuki Tani, and ex-Sony designer who ditched it all to concentrate on bikes — he also makes custom jobs, like the bike that was used in the live-action Kiki’s Delivery Service movie.
I’m so in love with the video for Towa Tei‘s “Brand New Emo” track, featuring the Mizuhara Sisters. Found via Tokyo’s Coolest Sound.