Rurouni Kenshin Slashes His Way to the Silver Screen

Silver Screen Adaptations

When you think of classic Manga, there are few that can wisthand the test of time. With each incarnation, chances are you tend to lose some of the original magic that made it truly special.

The recent trend of comic to movie adaptaions have really been hit and miss with the western counterparts having more of the hits. However it is fair to say that it’s Hollywood that’s responsible for the anime adaptaion misses as well. Dragonball, arguably the most famous manga of all time, has seen several anime incarnations, video games and of course there was that truly horrible live action movie which killed it for me.

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An Empire Falls…. Call Him Master

After I heard the news that Disney acquired LucasFilm and “Star Wars” from George Lucas for over $4bn…. I knew that one day the Mouse would rule us all.

#Craigslistjoe – Is Singapore the perfect case study?

Wonder if I can get someone from Craigslist to watch it with me

In today’s world where we are increasingly pulled into the depths of social media, are we becoming disaffected and estranged from our community at large? Is the very thing that connects us to the world (globalization), the same thing that is pushing us away from our neighbours?

I remember growing up in a community of open doors. As a kid growing up in Queenstown, I could walk into my neighbour’s homes as if it were my own. And they would welcome me with open arms and even feel like something is amiss if i didn’t turn up…

In a community of mixed cultures and religions, to me that was uniquely Singapore. But since then, with the expanding influence of the internet from Alamak to irc to ICQ and MSN to Friendster, YouTube and FaceBook… have we become more connected, yet disengaged from life?

CraigsList Joe seems to examine this ‘phenomenon’ in the states (USA). The chief subject, Joseph Garner travels for 31 Days with No Money, No Contacts and in the search for Endless possibilities just by living off Craigslist.

Seems really interesting…. maybe it’ll answer some of my questions..