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This Week in Film: June 15, 2007


Paprika

BUZZ: "This is your brain on anime" reads the tagline for the latest hallucinogenic dream piece by Satoshi Kon, the acclaim Japanese animator behind Perfect Blue and Millennium Actress. From what I've heard, Paprika may be his most stunning work yet. With clever, eye-popping visuals, it should more than satisfy anime buffs, as well as give casual moviegoers another name to add beside the beloved Hayao Miyazaki.

The intriguing premise takes place in the future, where a prototype device allows one to enter and explore the dreams of others. However, when the gadget gets stolen, the fear that it may be used for malicious intent heightens (a la Freddy Krueger style, I would assume), and needless to say: all hell breaks loose.

Check out the film's crazy trailer.

Also Opening this Week:

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer *advance word is mediocre*
Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
Nancy Drew *advance word is good*
Sweet Mud
The Golden Door
Il Caimano

(Photo: Sony Pictures Classics)


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