YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: INSIDE OUT

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?
Liz: INSIDE OUT is an original story and screenplay by the braintrust known as Pixar. I was super excited to see this more as I love Pixar’s storytelling. The last couple of films from this studio have been a little underwhelming (BRAVE and MONSTERS UNIVERSITY). Luckily, INSIDE OUT is a wonderful return to the complex and rich storytelling of Pixar’s past.

Anderson: Hey, it’s from Pete Doctor, who directed UP, so I had high hopes for INSIDE OUT. I am glad to write that this film lived up to my standards. It’s definitely in the top 3 Pixar films ever made, next to UP and WALL-E, in my opinion.

THE KARATE KID Rehearsal Movie

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THE KARATE KID was a big part of my life growing up in the ‘80s. The tale of a new kid in town who is trying to fit in, meets a girl, but then gets beaten up by a bunch of thugs and must find a way to defend himself after he befriends an old groundskeeper from Japan may sound like a pretty generic throwaway film. And if it was in the reigns of lesser hands, it may have.

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episodes 16, 17, 18 / Film Preservation via Cannes Classics & Final Words

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YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival and we partnered with The Daily Buzz, a film festival podcast produced by Irene Cho. All this week, we’ll be posting episodes of the Cannes edition of The Daily Buzz, hosted by John Wildman and YOMYOMF’s Anderson Le. In today’s post, check out episodes 16, 17 and 18, which conclude our coverage of the 2015 Cannes edition:

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: JURASSIC WORLD

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?
THORHULKCRITIC: ‘Tis Thor Odinson’s understanding that JURASSIC WORLD is a sequel to the previous trilogy of Jurassic Park films, all of which were shown every day during the week preceding on the Bravo, Syfy, E! and USA cable networks, sometimes simultaneously on all said networks.

Liz: Correct Mr. THORHULKCRITIC! It was indeed a sequel/reboot of the JURASSIC PARK franchise. They reference the older films and there was even a little trek into the original JURASSIC PARK. My favorite part of the movie was then we didn’t learn from the past (aka movies 1, 2, and 3) and decide to make a theme park of dinosaurs… cause no one got hurt the last time someone tried that.

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episodes 13, 14, 15 / DOPE, MADONNA from Korea and More Industry Buzz

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YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival and we partnered with The Daily Buzz, a film festival podcast produced by Irene Cho. All this week, we’ll be posting episodes of the Cannes edition of The Daily Buzz, hosted by John Wildman and YOMYOMF’s Anderson Le. In today’s post, check out episodes 13, 14 and 15 of the 2015 Cannes edition:

Be a part of the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival Red Carpet Premiere of SEOUL SEARCHING!

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SEOUL SEARCHING is having it’s LA RED CARPET GALA PREMIERE on Wednesday, June 17 at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival!

Based on filmmaker Benson Lee’s own experience, SEOUL SEARCHING is an homage to the John Hughes teen dramedies of the ‘80s. The story centers on a group of Korean high school teens from around the world during the summer of 1986. Students from the U.S., Mexico, Germany, and UK are forced by their parents to attend a government sponsored “propaganda” camp in Seoul to learn what it means to be Korean, but end up experiencing a wild journey that turns into the most important summer of their lives.

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episodes 10, 11, 12 / More Cannes Insights + A Talk with director Chloe Zhao about SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME

SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME Director Chloe Zhao with her executive producer Forest Whitaker

SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME Director Chloe Zhao with her executive producer Forest Whitaker

YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival and we partnered with The Daily Buzz, a film festival podcast produced by Irene Cho. All this week, we’ll be posting episodes of the Cannes edition of The Daily Buzz, hosted by John Wildman and YOMYOMF’s Anderson Le. In today’s post, check out episodes 10, 11 and 12 of the 2015 Cannes edition:

Justin Lin and HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURES honored at Hollywood Handprint Ceremony

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Today was an auspicious day in Hollywood. At the famed TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which was bought by TCL, a Chinese conglomerate) was the handprint ceremony to honor director (and YOMYOMF fearless leader) Justin Lin, and Chinese superstars Zhao Wei and Huang Xiaoming. It’s auspicious because it was a true East meets West event, to highlight the upcoming release of HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURES, produced by Justin and starring Zhao and Huang, to be released in China this month.

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episodes 8 + 9 / THE OFFICE & COIN LOCKER GIRL and South Korean cinema at Cannes

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YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival and we partnered with The Daily Buzz, a film festival podcast produced by Irene Cho. All this week, we’ll be posting episodes of the Cannes edition of The Daily Buzz, hosted by John Wildman and YOMYOMF’s Anderson Le. In today’s post, check out episodes 8 and 9 of the 2015 Cannes edition:Episode 8: In this edition of the Daily Buzz at Cannes 2015, Daily Buzz Co-Host Anderson Le interviews first-time S. Korean director Hong Won Chang at the Terrace du Audio Visual inside the Palais. While overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France, we spend part of our afternoon with Hong as he makes his directorial debut during the 68th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. His film THE OFFICE (O-Pi-Seu) stars Ko Ah Sung (The Host, Snowpiercer) and screens in the Midnight Projections section.

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episodes 6 + 7 / Interview with IMDB Founder Col Needham & AN OPEN SECRET premieres

IMDB founder Col Needham (L) talks with Daily Buzz co-host John Wildman (R).

IMDB founder Col Needham (L) talks with Daily Buzz co-host John Wildman (R).

YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival and we partnered with The Daily Buzz, a film festival podcast produced by Irene Cho. All this week, we’ll be posting episodes of the Cannes edition of The Daily Buzz, hosted by John Wildman and YOMYOMF’s Anderson Le. In today’s post, check out episodes 6 and 7 of the 2015 Cannes edition:

Episode 6: The Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman speaks with Col Needham, Founder and CEO of IMDB, at the Grey Goose Rotunda on the lawn of the Hotel Majestic on Le Croisette. Needham talks with Daily Buzz about the evolution of IMDB, what films he likes at Cannes this year and what he would pick if he were on the official Cannes jury. He’s seen 15 films so far and shares some of the highlights both good and bad, including what he thinks of Gus Van Sant’s SEA OF TREES (starring Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe), on this sunny afternoon in the French Riveria. You can also check out Needham’s must-sees at Cannes this year over at IMDB.

Kickstarter sensation KUNG FURY is finally unleashed!

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KUNG FURY, the ’80s fever dream short film that was a Kickstarter sensation when the trailer dropped online way back in the winter of 2013, is finally complete! From Swedish VFX guru and director David Sandberg, who also plays the lead, Kung Fury, has been working on this 30 minute short for the past two years, whetting the appetites of ’80s babies with a flash of images ranging from a kung-fu wielding Adolph Hitler, to a viking woman riding a T-Rex summoning Thor the god of thunder, to full on cheesy carnage and theatrics set in a hyper-real hybrid of MIAMI VICE and TRON.

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episodes 4 + 5 / MEDITERRANEA and a chat with HKIFF head Roger Garcia

A scene from MEDITERRANEA, a film about two African migrant workers in Italy.

A scene from MEDITERRANEA, a film about two African migrant workers in Italy.

YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival and we partnered with The Daily Buzz, a film festival podcast produced by Irene Cho. All this week, we’ll be posting episodes of the Cannes edition of The Daily Buzz, hosted by John Wildman and YOMYOMF’s Anderson Le. In today’s post, check out episodes 4 and 5 of the 2015 Cannes edition:

Episode 4: The Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman interviews Jonas Carpignano, Director of MEDITERRANEA, at the Nespresso Beach Cafe sitting on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France, located across from the JW Marriott Hotel on Le Croisette.