Touch

I started watching Touch last weekend because I got bored watching Mad Men. The latter is too serious a series, and there’s just a lot of smoking in every scenes that I can smell nicotine popping out of my TV screen.

So I look for a DVD of Touch. Im on my 6th episode now, and I like it. It tells the story of an autistic kid who communicated to his widower father through numbers. He writes numbers, and its up to his father to find out what it means. Usually, the numbers are patterns or symbols that will happen in the future, and its usually a bad event. The child is “saying” that in order to avoid the bad thing to happen, his father is forced to read between the numbers and connect the dots.

How The Bourne Legacy sequel should look like

We all saw The Bourne Legacy, and it’s obvious that this won’t be the last time we will see Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner). After escaping his American chasers in Manila, he and Rachel Weisz rent a dilapidated fishing boat and heads somewhere in Palawan.

It got me thinking, are they going to Spratlys in the West Philippine Sea? That spots of islands that is being claimed in full or partial by a string of nations within the area? Because if that is the case, the sequel can be pictured something like this–they will be captured by Chinese navy doing its rounds within the area. And then they will be imprisoned in a remote Chinese facility. Then the American will rescue them. It will be a very political and power-flexing storyline.

Are you listening, Tony Gilroy?

The 13 Female Martyrs of Nanjing

AS he was overseeing rehearsals for the monumental, multimillion-dollar opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with its cast of 15,000 and fireworks extravaganza, the film director Zhang Yimou faced enormous pressure. Hoping for a distraction, he turned to a book. But far from light entertainment, it was a novel called “13 Female Martyrs of Nanjing.”

More from The New York Times.

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I got the chance to see Zhang Yimou’s The Flowers of War, about a story of two different set of women gathered in a Roman Catholic Church during the Japanese Occupation of Nanjing in China. It was the most expensive Chinese film ever produced, to the tune of US$90 million. And the cinematography is obviously well-crafted, reminiscent of that Holocaust movie The Pianist.

The movie is so emotionally charge, and painful to watch. It makes my heart break every 5 minutes.

CW is bringing Battle Royale to US television!

It’s only been a few days since the CW announced they were in talks to bring Japanese cult thriller Battle Royale to network television and already the decision has been heavily criticized. Many fans and critics alike have been questioning how a TV series based on a group of junior high school students killing each other would make it on American TV – but the CW has quickly set out to (somewhat) address the issue.

More from Screen Rant here.