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Prashant Mistry?s album hold this prestigious award

Music?s biggest Night ? The Grammy Awards returns for its 61st edition. The ceremony celebrates artists all the world for their contribution to the field of music. Musicians eagerly await the Grammy Awards as it brings together the best of talent. A special mention goes to the Indian origin musician, Prashant Mistry whose album Symbol has been nominated in the category of ?Best Immersive Music Album? at the 61st Grammy Awards that will telecast in the country on 11th February 2019, Vh1 India at 7:30am, with a primetime repeat telecast at 9pm.

Prashant Mistry is a multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer, he originated Engine-Earz, A bass music collective from Reading in 2009. Engine Earz was described as a 'Massive Attack for the next generation', and have a huge fan base. Prashant has dedicated the album ?Symbol? to the deceased father of the band's percussionist, Kabir. Symbol was released in 2011 making Prashant one
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Viennale 1: Life's Halt

  • MUBI
Above: Ricardo Iscar's Dance to the Spirits.

"When I become death, death is the seed from which I grow."

—William S Burroughs, Ah Pook Is Here.

Not to be morbid or anything, but the shadow of mortality has been a dominant theme of nearly all the best stuff I've seen so far at the 48th Vienna International Film Festival (Viennale for short), most inescapably in Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Palme d'Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Loong Boonmee raleuk chat), which clicked with me more than most "Joe" efforts, I suspect, mainly because of its surprisingly prominent horror-movie touches.

Certain spooky scenes involving ape-like jungle "beings" with bright red eyes recall "lowbrow" antecedents like John Carpenter's The Fog (1980), Amando de Ossorio's Blind Dead quartet (1971-5) and Eugenio Martín's Horror Express (1972), not to mention the more nightmarish alternate-realities of David Lynch - though Apichatpong has
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Symbol Teaser Trailer (Trippy, Claustrophobic Japanese Fantasy)

  • Slash Film
The latest trailers for Symbol (or Shinboru) hint at an odd film that mixes the claustrophobia of Cube, the asylum-like paranoia of Jim Henson's The Cube, and the random, colorful Japanese itemization of a Turbo Grafx 16 game import. Needless to say, I'm interested, and buzz on the latest film from Hitoshi Matsumoto, the Japanese star and writer/director of cult-fave Big Man Japan, has it delivering on the promising, pristine imagery below. Nice pajamas, guy. Matsumoto plays the main character, a man who wakes up in an empty, white, windowless room and evidently can't help looking bewildered. As seen in the teaser above, the man notices a dick-and-balls thing protruding out of the wall. According to a synopsis at IMDb, before the monochromatic, freaky angels circle around him, a pink toothbrush falls out of the wall "setting in motion a genuinely bizarre chain of events. Soon the imprisoned man
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Tiff 09: Review of Hitoshi Matsumoto's Symbol (Shinboru)

Year: 2009

Directors: Hitoshi Matsumoto

Writers: Hitoshi Matsumoto

IMDb: link

Trailer: link

Review by: Rick McGrath

Rating: 9 out of 10

It’s not often you come across a movie that’s both wildly thought provoking and wildly funny at the same time. But then again, it’s not often you come across a story that concerns itself with an overtly philosophic/explanatory treatise on symbolism and symbols.

And we all know about symbols, right? They’re a thing that stands for or represents something else, usually used in a concrete/abstract association, such as the color white symbolizing purity. That’s an easy one. Writers Hitoshi Matsumoto and Mitsuyoshi Takasu have come up with something much more interesting. Much, much more.

What we have here are what appears to be two completely separate stories. One involves a Mexican wrestler incongruously known as Escargoman (no kidding) and the other an unnamed Japanese man
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Tiff 09: Review of Hitoshi Matsumoto's Symbol (Shinboru)

Year: 2009

Directors: Hitoshi Matsumoto

Writers: Hitoshi Matsumoto

IMDb: link

Trailer: link

Review by: Rick McGrath

Rating: 9 out of 10

It’s not often you come across a movie that’s both wildly thought provoking and wildly funny at the same time. But then again, it’s not often you come across a story that concerns itself with an overtly philosophic/explanatory treatise on symbolism and symbols.

And we all know about symbols, right? They’re a thing that stands for or represents something else, usually used in a concrete/abstract association, such as the color white symbolizing purity. That’s an easy one. Writers Hitoshi Matsumoto and Mitsuyoshi Takasu have come up with something much more interesting. Much, much more.

What we have here are what appears to be two completely separate stories. One involves a Mexican wrestler incongruously known as Escargoman (no kidding) and the other an unnamed Japanese man
See full article at QuietEarth »

New Trailer for Hitoshi Matsumoto’s Symbol barks with the dogs

Can’t get enough of those naked angels from the first teaser trailer for Hitoshi Matsumoto’s Symbol (Shinboru)? Well, lucky you as the new teaser trailer just shows some more of them and only adds an odd scene of a fat bald man sitting in a group of dogs.

The synopsis taken from IMDb doesn’t help much either…

[See post to watch Flash video] A Japanese man wakes up alone in a brightly illuminated white room with no windows or doors. When he presses a mysteriously phallic protuberance that appears on one wall, a pink toothbrush materializes from nowhere, clattering to the floor and setting in motion a genuinely bizarre chain of events. Soon the imprisoned man is engaged in absurd and hilarious attempts to escape the gleaming room, releasing random objects from the walls, creating a life sized mouse trap game in which a rope, a toilet plunger and an earthenware jug full
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Madness.  2009.  Line-up.

If there is one thing we do look forward to in the city of the Toronto, it is the opportunity to gather with 1000+ genre fans in the big Ryerson theater (Uptown, R.I.P. you are missed, but welcome back Spierig Brothers, you appropriately closed the famous movie house with Undeads goofy charm!) and celebrate what the world has to offer in cinematic mayhem.  Direct from Programmer Colin Geddes’ twitter, here are your Midnight Madness 2009 Players:

Bitch Slap  -  (Trailer, Twitch Article)

A Town Called Panic  -  (Trailer, Twitch Review)

Ong Bak 2: The Beginning  -  (Promo Reel, Trailer, Articles (saga), Twitch Review)

Symbol  -  (From Hitoshi Matsumoto giver of Dia-Nipponjin, Trailer)

The Loved Ones  -  (Aussie Horror flick from the guy who co-directed self-help scam, The Secret)

Solomon Kane  -  (Twitch Review)

[Rec]2  -  (Teaser Trailer, Twitch Article)

Survival Of The Dead  -  (Twitch Article)

Daybreakers  -  (Trailer, Twitch
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A closer look at the Toronto International Midnight Madness 2009 line up

The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled more major components of its 2009 lineup, as today organizers have announced the documentary films, the popular Midnight Madness series and Wavelengths, the festival's "moving art" program. This is the section of the fest dedicated to horror, sci-fi and cult cinema and everything else we here at Sound On Sight love. Midnight Madness [1] Jennifer's Body [2] Karyn Kusama, USA World Premiere She's evil... and not just high school evil. Jennifer's Body is the follow-up to writer and producer Diablo Cody [3] and Jason Reitman [4] collaboration efforts on Juno [5]. The film stars Megan Fox who plays the sexy cheerleader Jennifer turned killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. A Town Called Panic [6] Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, Belgium/Luxembourg/France North American Premiere Bitch Slap Rick Jacobson, USA World Premiere According to wikipedia, Bitch Slap follows three women who try to extort $200 million from a ruthless underworld [7] kingpin.
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Tiff 09: Midnight Madness Lineup Announced

The 34th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff 09), which runs September 10 to 19, 2009, has announced its complete Midnight Madness lineup, and once again we're left to wonder why the hell we don't live in Canada. This year's Midnight Madness offerings include crazed animation, chick fights, zombies, vampires, a possessed cheerleader, exhilarating martial arts, and more!

Colin Geddes, Tiff programmer, calls it "a showcase of some of the most highly anticipated thrillers and chillers of the year and adds, "Bloody proms and zombies seem to pop up as main themes, but I've made sure to inject some truly bizarre action into the mix with animated plastic toys from Belgium and Russ Meyer inspired fighting femme fatales."

The fest opens with the world premiere of Karyn Kusama's Jennifer's Body and follows that up with the films listed below:

A Town Called Panic - Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, Belgium/Luxembourg/France

North American
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‘Jennifer’s Body’/'Survival of the Dead’ Among Premieres at Toronto’s Midnight Madness

‘Jennifer’s Body,’ the Diablo Cody-written, Megan Fox-starring, horror flick will make its premiere at the upcoming Toronto Internationl Film Festival. The film, along with other, major premiers like ‘[Rec] 2,’ ‘Daybreakers,’ and ‘Survival of the Dead,’ will play as part of the Midnight Madness series.‘Survival of the Dead,’ whose title also comes as part of this announcement, is the sixth in George A. Romero’s zombie series.

Here is what Colin Geddes, programmer for the series, has to say:

“This year’s Midnight Madness lineup is a showcase of some of the most highly anticipated thrillers and chillers of the year. Bloody proms and zombies seem to pop up as main themes, but I’ve made sure to inject some truly bizarre action into the mix with animated plastic toys from Belgium and Russ Meyer inspired fighting femme fatales.”

Here is the full list of films scheduled to
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Incredible lineup for Tiff's Midnight Madness!

  • Fangoria
The Toronto International Film Festival will run September 10-19, and today the Midnight Madness screenings have been announced!

Want to be among the first to see Jennifer's Body, Bitch Slap, Daybreakers, [Rec] 2, Ong Bak 2, and more? Check out the full press release after the jump!

The Toronto International Film Festival announces its complete 22nd Midnight Madness programme, a Festival favourite drawing legions of devoted fans for manic midnight screenings of wild and wicked films for the witching hour. Midnight Madness continues to offer films that you might not expect in a festival context, an eccentric mix of the weird and the wonderful, and this year's features include crazed animation, chick fights, zombies, vampires, a possessed cheerleader, exhilarating martial arts and more!

"This year's Midnight Madness lineup is a showcase of some of the most highly anticipated thrillers and chillers of the year," said Colin Geddes, Tiff programmer. "Bloody proms and
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Tiff 09: Wowza! Midnight Madness lineup revealed

Wow, Jennifer's Body is opening night.. the Pa vampire flick Daybreakers we've been salivating over for over a year is playing, not to mention [Rec] 2, the incredible Ong Bak 2 and Bassett's Solomon Kane.. plus more!

Check em out after the break.

Midnight Madness Opening Night

Jennifer's Body Karyn Kusama, USA

World Premiere

Jennifer's Body tells the story of small-town high-school student Jennifer (Megan Fox) who is possessed by a hungry demon and transitions from being "high school evil".gorgeous (and doesn't she know it), stuck up and ultra-attitudinal.to the real deal: evil/evil. The glittering beauty becomes a pale and sickly creature jonesing for a meaty snack, and guys who never stood a chance with the heartless babe take on new lustre in the light of her insatiable appetite. Meanwhile, Jennifer's best friend, Needy (Amanda Seyfried), long relegated to living in Jennifer's shadow, must step-up to protect the town's young men,
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Dai Nipponjin’s Hitoshi Matsumoto Returns - And Perplexes - With Symbol.

How it is possible for a huge celebrity - which hugely popular comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto most certainly is - in a celebrity obsessed culture - a fixation which Matsumoto’s native Japan certainly embraces - to make a film entirely under the radar is beyond me. And Matsumoto has done exactly that with his sophomore effort, Symbol. Yes, people have known it was in the works for a little while but even that much news didn’t leak out until the film was deep into post production with the only substantive talk circulating revolving around how the film’s producers had considered Symbol a lock for Cannes and were both shocked and very displeased when that proved not to be the case.

Matsumoto is arguably Japan’s most popular comedian, with a huge and hugely loyal television following, a man who made his first foray into the international market a
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Creepy children alert! Frist teaser for Hitoshi Matsumoto‘s Symbol is really... weird

From director Hitoshi Matsumoto, who made Big Man Japan, comes a new project called Symbol, that's shrouded in mystery. Not much is known about the project other than it is multi-lingual, involves a lot of foreign extras, and will be released in Japan on September 12, 2009.

This new, CGI heavy teaser (via nipponcinema) for the film is weird, weird, weirder and doesn't give us much to go on. It shows a guy in "loud" pajamas waking up in a large white room. He walks over to the wall and then, well, just watch for yourselves.

Check it out after the break.
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First Teaser for Hitoshi Matsumoto’s Symbol

Oh boy, I can deal with flying and talking poo but being trapped in an empty white room that’s getting invaded with naked little angels (coming in weenie-first)…that would seriously disturb my good-night’s sleep. Especially if I would have to wear That pyjama…

[See post to watch Flash video] Anyway, the video above is the first teaser trailer for Symbol, the upcoming film by Hitoshi Matsumoto who some of you might know from his directional debut Big Man Japan (Dai-Nipponjin). Although Symbol will be released in Japan on September, there’s little known about the project other than that it’s multi-lingual and will therefore include some foreign actors, currently IMDb only lists Adriana Fricke.

[via Nippon Cinema & Jason Gray]

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