Best Nude Scenes

Unlike the villain list, compiling this one did not feel that natural, but I thought it would be amusing to try. I looked at some best nude scene lists before compiling my own and they were almost all booooooring. Seriously, just about the only one I enjoyed was this one.
Mine will be a little different [...]

Little Fetishes (or why I’ve always been confused about why other girls enjoy looking at photos of celebrities)

This blog post got me thinking way more than I would have ever thought possible - what was originally meant to be just a reply in the comments section there is now turning into a horrendously long blog post ;)
I don’t know if Andreja is reading this… but I’m sure she remembers when she brought [...]

Hagetaka: Road to Rebirth review aka my first business J-drama

Hagetaka: Road to Rebirth (Japan, 2007)
Finished Watching: Thursday, 25th June 2009
Runtime: 6 episodes (60min. each)
Director: Kentaro Horikirizono, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Keishi Ohtomo
Cast: Nao Omori, Kyohei Shibata, Ryuhei Matsuda, Chiaki Kuriyama
TV Network: NHK
Plot: A story about the mid-90s recession in Japan when Japanese companies were going bankrupt and were being bought out dirt cheap by foreign [...]

Herds of gay samurais (Gohatto reviewed)

Gohatto (Japan/France/UK, 1999)
Seen: Monday, 22nd June 2009 (DVD, repeat viewing)
Runtime: 100′
Director: Nagisa Oshima
Cast: Takeshi Kitano, Ryuhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda, Tadanobu Asano
Production House: BS Asahi, Bac Films, Canal+, Eisei Gekijo, Imagica Corp., Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Oshima Productions, Recorded Picture Company (RPC), Shochiku Kinema Kenkyû-jo
Plot: A mysterious teenager joins the militia. His comrades and superiors [...]

How insane can a movie get? (Koi no Mon reviewed)

Koi no Mon (Japan, 2004)
Seen: Sunday, 21st June 2009
Runtime: 114′
Director: Suzuki Matsuo
Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Wakana Sakai, Suzuki Matsuo, Hijiri Kojima
Production House: Koi no mon Seisaku Iinkai
Plot: (from imdb)
Live-action adaptation of a madcap manga about art, opposites, love and a whole lot of cosplay.

Impressions In Short
I wonder about the sanity of the people who made [...]

A sweet and funny suicide story (Ashita no Kita Yoshio reviewed)

Ashita no Kita Yoshio (Japan, 2008)
Finished Watching: Saturday, 20th June 2009
Runtime: 11 episodes (45min. each)
Director: Ten Shimoyama (ep1-2,5,7,10-11), Manabu Asou (ep3-4), Yoshishige Miyake (ep6,9), Akira Hibino (ep8)
Cast: Fumiyo Kohinata, Ryuhei Matsuda, Manami Konishi, Chiaki Kuriyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Jun Kaname
Network: Fuji TV, KTV
Plot: Kita Yoshio has decided to commit suicide in 11 days. He meets [...]

The joys of homoerotic prison movies with no plot (46-okunen no koi reviewed)

46-okunen no koi (Japan, 2006)
Seen: Saturday, 6th June 2009 (DVD, repeat viewing)
Runtime: 85′
Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Masanobu Ando
Production House: Eisei Gekijo, Excellent Film, Maki Production, Shochiku Company, Shochiku Kinema Kenkyû-jo
Plot: (from imdb)
An unknown future. A boy confesses to the murder of another in an all-boy juvenile detention facility. More an exercise in style [...]