Friday, April 27, 2012

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2012

I'm truly excited by some titles for this year's Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, May 10-May 20 unfortunately no Warped Forest, like I was hoping, but check out some of these films handpicked for your pleasure or check the full ist at the link above.

Tormented aka Rabbit Horror 3D

I've been waiting for this one, here's a early article about it from last year. Once again you can't seen a striking resemblance between Amy Sol's art and the movie. I can't wait for the trippy murderous bunny filled visuals. Can't say I like the name "Tormented", I guess makreting wise they're goin to try and lose that connection, which is a bit odd. Horror's kind of a niche market and selling it as some deep thriller might backfire.
9:45 PMSaturday, May 12Director's Guild of America 2

"TORMENTED centers on a young boy whose family is unraveling. His sister is grappling with the reality of life and death, while his father walks a line with insanity. The situation intensifies when the boy manifests a dangerous friendship with a stuffed toy rabbit that comes to life."


"A return to the crime genre for Thai auteur Pen-ek Ratanaruang (6IXTYNIN9, LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE), HEADSHOT is a noir-laced thriller about a hitman who is shot in the head and wakes up to find that he sees everything upside down"
Why is it the same night as Rabbit Horror 3D, dammit, I so want to see this premise played out, upside down everything!

9:30 PM Saturday, May 12 CGV Cinemas 3

Blood Letter

The latest feature by longtime Festival artist Victor Vu is a rollicking action epic featuring fight choreography by Johnny Tri Nguyen (THE REBEL). In this revenge drama, Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out on a path for revenge.

7:30 PM Saturday, May 12 Director's Guild of America 2 Plays with: BLOOD LETTER UNTIL THE SUN SETS 9:30 PM Tuesday, May 15 CGV Cinemas 3 Plays with: UNTIL THE SUN SETS


Martial arts movie, nuff said. Okay, how about Donnie Yen!
9:30 PMMonday, May 14CGV Cinemas 1


To silly not to see, more about characters, but someone is renting cats.
12:00 PMSunday, May 13CGV Cinemas 2
Unplugged: A14-Day Challenge

UNPLUGGED documents an entertaining two weeks in the lives of two young friends as they brave a challenge to refrain from using electronics for a full 14 days. Amidst youthful America’s fast paced, technology-reliant society, the eager boys comically discover the gravity of their agreement.

12:30 PMSaturday, May 12CGV Cinemas 3

I Am A Ghost

Emily wakes up find out she is a ghost, then things get strange.
8:00 PMSunday, May 13CGV Cinemas 3
9:30 PMWednesday, May 16CGV Cinemas 3