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Musings from the Edge of Forever

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Archive for June, 2010

Could 20th CENTURY BOYS be the next LOST?

Friends Till the EndLOST

Hmmm…

A month ago, I saw two sci-fi/mystery-driven series come to an end — the ABC television show LOST and the Japanese film version of Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century BoysLOST completed its six year run with a two-and-a-half hour episode, fittingly titled “The End,” while 20th Century Boys had, of course, already ended — twice, in fact. The first time was in the pages of Japan’s Big Comic Spirits in 2007, and the second time occurred with the live action film adaptation, a three-film epic that concluded with 2009’s 20th Century Boys 3: Our Flag. Whereas I watched LOST on “live TV,” I had to catch up to 20th Century Boys via a Hong Kong-pressed DVD.

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Ronin on Empty is Back…With a Vengeance!

 Red Dead Redemption 01

Just what in the heck does Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption have to do with Hong Kong cinema or Asian films in general? Absolutely nothing. It’s just what I’ve been playing since classes ended and final grades were turned in this past Monday. But me being able to play video games calls attention to the very fact that I now have possession of an elusive, oh-so-precious resource known as “free time.” As such, I suppose it’s about high time I call off my self-imposed hiatus from this blog and start contributing to the site again.

So stay tuned to this spot. There will be some new regular features like “Great Moments in Hong Kong Cinema,” “Fist of Manhua,” and much more! In the meantime, enjoy the summer!

 
 
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