This week: Learn how to utilize your futuristic love-seeker, in the new TiMER trailer. Plus, would someone please tell me What's In The Box?
In the future, we'll all be implanted with timers that counts down the days, hours and minutes until you find your soul-mate, as you can see in the above trailer. Sadly, main character Oona's (Emma Caulfield) timer is blank, so she really has no idea when she'll meet her other half, and is tired of men leaving her when they find "the one." I'm actually very excited about this sweet little film, especially since Desmond Harrington is in it along with Caulfield. Did you notice the other Buffy alum? (It's Halfrek, AKA Kali Rocha)? TiMER's world premiere will be at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26th.
Slashfilm pointed out this amazing test footage from What's In The Box? The footage (above) shows the scramblings of some poor soul as the world comes to an end, or is shifted to another dimension, or ... actually, I have no clue. The movie borrows from Half-Life and Lost (for the music). Watch closely for clues as to what this intense, end of the world movie really is. And then, please tell me.
Tokyo! is in the same family as the indiesParis Je T'aime and New York I Love You which are celebrations of mythic urban landscapes and the people that inhabit these big cities. Michael Gondry, Leos Carax and Joon-ho Bong all directed three shorts to this movie, and each one is beautiful in its own right. In August of 2008, Tokyo! was released in Japan. This March, it's currently getting a limited release in U.S. theaters and we wanted to make sure you were aware, because it's a thing of beauty.
"Interior Design " by Michel Gondry
A young couple tries to set themselves up in Tokyo. The young man's ambition is clear - to become a film director. His girlfriend, far more indecisive, cannot escape the vague feeling that she's losing control of her life. Directionless, both are beginning to go under in this vast city until the young woman, utterly alone, becomes the object of a bizarre transformation.
"Merde" by Leos Carax
A mysterious creature spreads panic in the streets of Tokyo by means of his provocative and destructive behavior. This man, dubbed "The Creature of the Sewers" by the media, arouses both passion and repulsion...until the moment he is captured.
"Shaking Tokyo" by Bong Joon-Ho
For more than 10 years, he's been a hikikomori (shut-in). He lives shut up in his apartment, strictly limiting all contact with the outside world to an absolute minimum. When a pizza delivery girl faints in his home during an earthquake, the unthinkable happens - he falls in love. Shortly after, he learns that the girl has in turn become a hikikomori. Will he dare cross the threshold that separates his apartment from the rest of the world?