Screen Junkies » JAPAN http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:34:42 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Japan’s Android Newscaster Is About As Terrifying As You Would Expect http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/japans-android-newscaster-is-about-as-terrifying-as-you-would-expect/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/japans-android-newscaster-is-about-as-terrifying-as-you-would-expect/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:37:27 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262514 But still more lifelike than most human newscasters.

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Leave it to Japan to decide first that people aren’t good enough to host the news, and it should be done by robots. Why? Come on. Japan thinks EVERYTHING should be done by robots, and it’s not like delivering news requires a decidedly human flair these days.

We get most of our news from crawlers and Tweets, so why not dress it up in a pseudo-human looking package as these scientists did?

Right now the robot/android/whatever will only be giving news to patrons of Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, but she’s got what it takes to be on primetime, baby!

 

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‘Kid’s Police!’ Trailer: Is It Too Late To Re-Do The Oscars? http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kids-police-trailer-is-it-too-late-to-re-do-the-oscars/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kids-police-trailer-is-it-too-late-to-re-do-the-oscars/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:11:22 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253808 These kids are make more believable cops than Channing Tatum.

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If you only see one film about hard-boiled child detectives ridding the streets of scum, you should fly to Japan and make sure it’s this one. I think The Departed was based on this.

(via Twitch)

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Nicolas Cage Wants To Visit Japan As A Ghost http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nicolas-cage-wants-to-visit-japan-as-a-ghost/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nicolas-cage-wants-to-visit-japan-as-a-ghost/#comments Sat, 28 Jan 2012 19:50:51 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=243989 'The Wicker Man 2: This Time He's A Ghost'.

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Guys, I know this sounds weird, but I think Nicolas Cage might be a little eccentric. I know he seems normal most of the time, but listen to this: During an online chat with fans, Cage was asked if there were any characters from his career he’d like to revisit, and this was his response:

“I would like to hook up with one of the great Japanese filmmakers, like the master that made ‘Ringu,’ and I would like to take ‘The Wicker Man‘ to Japan, except this time he’s a ghost.”

Oh OK, this time he’s a ghost who lives in Japan and is constantly shouting about bees. Is Nicolas Cage crazy, a genius, or a crazy genius? I guess we’ll find out as soon as he collaborates with James Franco. (The Playlist)

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‘Hereafter’ Pulled From Japanese Movie Theaters http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hereafter-pulled-from-japanese-movie-theaters/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hereafter-pulled-from-japanese-movie-theaters/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2011 18:27:13 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201463 The film, which opens with a Tusnami destroying a Japanese resort, has been pulled out of respect for the country.

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Warner Brothers has decided to pull its film Hereafter from about 180 Japanese movie theaters in the wake of this past week’s disasters. The film, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Matt Damon, opens with a terrifyingly realistic Tsunami destroying a Japanese resort. The film, out of DVD tomorrow in the states, opened last month in Japan, and it seems only fair to end its Japanese release in light of the tragedy that has befallen its people. (Deadline)

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PEE-WEE HERMAN STAGES HIS COMEBACK http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pee-wee-herman-stages-his-comeback/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pee-wee-herman-stages-his-comeback/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 1980's nostalgia continues to boom as Paul Reubens has announced that he'll be dusting off the red bow-tie. The LA Times reports that Pee-wee Herman will perform onstage in Hollywood this November for a limited engagement at the Music Box @ Fonda. Perhaps if this run is successful it will lead to the big screen productions Reubens has been trying to get off the ground for the last nine years. The actor stated, "I've put part of him away for a long time but part of him has always been here with me. I think it will be like riding a bike -- which is not a bad analogy for Pee-wee, by the way." Although his humor is off the beaten track, I'm glad that Reubens decided to pound the pavement and put this show together. His laziness was beginning to rub me the wrong way. On an unrelated note, I wonder if he listens to The Strokes?Check out these big adventurous morning links...Exclusive interview with District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. (Latino Review) Wolverine Goes To Japan. (First Showing)Design a poster for Triangle. (Empire)Courtney Cox will say anything. (Dread Central)Kathryn Bigelow gets some action in Brazil. (Cinematical)Tara Reid back on the sauce. (Cinema Blend)

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1980′s nostalgia continues to boom at Paul Reubens has announced that he’ll be dusting off the red bow-tie. The LA Times reports that Pee-wee Herman will perform onstage in Hollywood this November for a limited engagement at the Music Box @ Fonda. Perhaps if this run is successful it will lead to the big screen productions Reubens has been trying to get off the ground for the last nine years. The actor stated, "I’ve put part of him away for a long time but part of him has always been here with me. I think it will be like riding a bike — which is not a bad analogy for Pee-wee, by the way." Although his humor is off the beaten track, I’m glad that Reubens decided to pound the pavement and put this show together. His laziness was beginning to rub me the wrong way. On an unrelated note, I wonder if he listens to The Strokes?

Check out these big adventurous morning links…

Exclusive interview with District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. (Latino Review)
Wolverine Goes To Japan. (First Showing)
Design a poster for Triangle. (Empire)
Courtney Cox will say anything. (Dread Central)
Kathryn Bigelow gets some action in Brazil. (Cinematical)
Tara Reid back on the sauce. (Cinema Blend)

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