No real review today, but I thought a little catch-up on some changes on what is going on here at ThingsFallApart Towers recently might be in order.
Firstly, the obvious stuff. I have changed the look and feel of the blog a little. Blogger is quite fun at this, and whilst I enjoyed having all those movie posters as a background, it had gotten more than a little out of date, plus I thought it looked a little busy – although no one actually complained. I am working on a more appropriate background long term, but for now you can share the view with the delightful Jun Ji-hyeon. Not only that, but I have disabled the mobile view from Blogger, as it has had a bit of an impact on my statistics – turns out all those views from mobile devices have not been counted!
Secondly, I saw “Cabin in the Woods” last night. I thought it was a wonderful little film. It’s a smart little “Twilight Zone” sort of story – combining everything that was meta-smart about “Scream”, with the non-navel gazing parts of “The Trueman Show” with some smart Joss Whedon observation, one-liners and Character Moments. It gets to be mentioned here, as it does have a little nod to J-Horror, with a fantastic little joke at that genre. Highly Recommended. I might consider a fuller review in the next week, but I do have two far more appropriate pieces on the boil for you all.
Finally, I wrote a little article for a new online Magazine, called “Glitter”. Now as the magazine is something you have to pay for, I can’t actually show everything I wrote, but I had a blast (eventually) writing a piece about how “In The Mood For Love” could be a good starting point for us Westerners to start appreciating Asian Cinema.
If you are interested, then go visit the Glitter Website, or if you are that way inclined, see what they are up to on Facebook. To tempt you here are a couple of pages – I think you can see they have done a lovely job in decorating my words.