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‘Mfkz’ Review

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Features the voices of: Kenn Michael, RZA, Vince Staples, Danny Trejo, Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Esposito | Written by Guillaume Renard | Directed by Shoujirou Nishimi, Guillaume Renard

Released under the name “Mutafukaz” in international territories. Mfkz is a collaboration from French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party and Mind Game. The Tekkonkinkreet dream team of Shoujirou Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision that mixes anime, film noir, Lucha Libre, and gang culture in an orgy of first-person shooter mayhem.

I honestly thought I had seen the best this year had to offer by way of animated movies after having seen Teen Titans Go: To The Movies… that was of course till I received a trailer for the Mfkz. Now I have been known to get a little bit excited
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Mfkz review – frenetic world-building overkill

Adapting his own graphic novel, Guillaume Renard pieces together a dense reimagining of La that’s impressive – until you stop to think about it

The title of this exhaustingly grimy and chaotic collaboration between French and Japanese animators is both a blunt contraction of the Oedipal expletive and a statement of attitudinal intent. No time for anything so wussy as vowels: writer/co-director Guillaume “Run” Renard instead whips his own graphic novel’s highlights into a frenetic postmodern melange that sends pizza delivery boy Angelino scooting through diverse appropriated cultures.

Any film encompassing Nazi-punching lucha libre wrestlers and top-secret moonbases should by rights be huge fun, but even Renard finds himself conceding, “What the F*** is Going On?” in a mid-film graphic. Enjoyment will depend on a tolerance for that randomness teenagers apparently find hilarious.
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Movie Review – Mfkz (2018)

Mfkz, 2018.

Directed by Shōjirō Nishimi and Guillaume “Run” Renard.

Starring Kenn Michael, Vince Staples, Dascha Polanco, Michael Chiklis, RZA and Danny Trejo.


When strange superpowers begin to erupt out of him, Angelino discovers that he’s not as normal as he thought he was and that the mean streets of his hometown might not be the greatest threat he faces.

Towards the beginning of the new comic book adaptation Mfkz, the protagonist reveals via voiceover that he lives in a place called Dark Meat City, only to tell the audience that his take on that acronym is “Depression. Murder. Crazy-Ass Motherfuckers”. It’s a statement of intent for a movie that is determined to throw absolutely everything at the wall in the hope that some of its madness sticks. There are skull-headed fire creatures, tentacled beasts, a conspiracy to engineer climate change and a gang of ancient luchadores who
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Kirk Cameron gets Funny or Die treatment from former child actors

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If one good thing came out of former "Growing Pains" child star Kirk Cameron's public anti-homosexual stance, it may be the solidarity inspired in his fellow child actors.

Courtesy of Funny or Die?, former child stars -- including Keith Coogan ("Adventures in Babysitting"), Kenn Michael ("The Parent 'Hood"), Brice Beckham ("Mr. Belvedere"), Josie Davis ("Charles in Charge") and Christin Lakin ("Step by Step") joined forces as Ccokc -- "Child Celebrities Oopposing Kirk Cameron." Sure, it may be a month or so too late, but the effort is still appreciated.

And Ccokc makes a good point:

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"We've met Kirk and he's a very pleasant guy," they say. "But the problem is he's one of us and he should know better. As child actors, we grew up around gay people. They were our wardrobe stylists, our hair stylists --
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Former '80s child stars rally against Kirk Cameron's 'stupid opinions' -- Video

Former '80s child stars rally against Kirk Cameron's 'stupid opinions' -- Video
What do Maureen Flannigan, Keith Coogan, and Josie Davis have in common? Aside from being former child stars from neon-splattered ’80s sitcoms, the three are all CCOKCs (pronounced exactly how you think it is): Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron.

In a new Funny Or Die video, the erstwhile teen thespians — including Kenn Michael (The Parent ‘Hood), Brice Beckham (Mr. Belvedere), Jeremy Licht (The Hogan Family), and a surprisingly hot Christine Lakin (Step by Step) — join together in solidarity against their former peer Kirk Cameron, whose incendiary remarks about homosexuals launched the wrath of a thousand seven child stars.

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Pan African Film Festival 2011 Filmmaker Awards

121 films later… another installment of the Pan African Film Festival (Paff) in Los Angeles, CA, came to a close on Wednesday, the 23rd, with the announcement of its filmmaker awards.

Prizes were handed out for the following categories: Best Narrative Feature, Best First Feature Film, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, and Audience Favorite awards.

I was extremely pleased to see João Daniel Tikhomiroff’s Besouro win the Best Narrative Feature prize. It’s a film we’ve touted on this blog for the last 2 years, since initially hearing about it. The film is still without North American distribution, as far as I know, and it needs all the press and push it can get. I hope it’s eventually picked up – even if it’s a straight-to-dvd release.

Ava DuVernay’s I Will Follow received the well-deserved Best First Feature Film award.

And the Jamie Foxx-executive produced Thunder Soul,
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