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IS ALITA ANY GOOD ?
From digg.com – Live action anime and manga adaptations stewarded by western film studios don’t have a great track record. Maybe a decade-plus in development hell and some big CGI eyes will help “Alita” (based on Yukito Kishiro’s “Gunnm”) make the leap to the big screen? Here’s what the reviews have to say: In the far future, the head and torso of what looks like a cybernetic young girl is found in a scrapyard by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), who works as a repairman for all the various cyborgs and people with machine parts who live in Iron City. Ido gives the girl a new mechanical body and names her Alita, after she wakes up and can’t remember a thing about herself. Iron City is presided over by a bigger, fancier floating city, the last of its kind that somehow survived a giant war…
CHINA’S BIGGEST SF FILM
From www.2oceansvibe.com – During its first week in China alone, ‘The Wandering Earth’ raked in a mammoth $405 million, and is well on its way to becoming the highest-grossing film in the country’s history….
JASON MOMOA JOINS DUNE
From io9.gizmodo.com – In Jason Momoa’s last movie, he jumped out of a plane over Africa, while a Pitbull cover of Toto’s “Africa” played on the soundtrack, landing in the vast dunes of a sprawling desert. For his next film, he’s once again landed in Dune.