Looking Back: ‘Kill Bill Vol.1’ – girl power, samurai-style

“Revenge is a dish best served cold.” A proverb whose origins date from a French-English translation from the the early 19th Century, which has appeared in all forms of popular culture, such as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.  However, it is its brief appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s fifth feature film that sets the tone for his endeavour to blend … Continue reading Looking Back: ‘Kill Bill Vol.1’ – girl power, samurai-style

Opinion: ScarNO for Ghost in the Shell!

WARNING: this is going to be ranty…so I apologise in advance. So, news came about today that Scarlett Johansson has been cast as the iconic anime character Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell.  The announcement doesn’t please me.  At all. I don’t link the idea of a remake for Western audiences and I don’t agree with Scarlett Johansson’s casting. I’ll tell you why. After the whole Exodus casting … Continue reading Opinion: ScarNO for Ghost in the Shell!