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Just watched A Samurai Chronicle (Higurashi no Ki).
Very interesting take on morals, duty, and family. It's based on a book and I feel like I want to read a book.
The story is about a samurai, Shozaburo, who gets in trouble and would be put to death. Instead, as part of a Prime Minister pardon, he is given the task to oversee another samurai, Toda, who has the task to write down the history of the current daimyo's family. After Toda finishes the written history, he must kill himself for a wrongdoing he did 7 years prior. From that date of infraction, he was given 10 years to write this history and then seppuku.
Shozaburo learns of life outside of the controlling daimyo and learns of the hardships of peasant life, but also sets out to discover what happened all those years ago that Toda is sentenced to death. It also questions what is most important, right, and living life...
Finally branching from the thread discussing Marvel's four upcoming Netflix properties which will culminate in The Defenders, a thread for everything hornhead.
Steven S. DeKnight (the Spartacus series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel) is showrunner, with Drew Goddard (director & co-writer of Cabin In The Woods, writer of Cloverfield, another Buffy and Angel alum) having developed and acting as consultant the property.
- Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire, Stardust) as Matt Murdock / Daredevil
- Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) as Karen Page
- Elden Henson (The Might Ducks trilogy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay parts 1 & 2) as Foggy Nelson
- Ayelet Zurer (Munich, Man Of Steel, Hostages) as Vanessa Marianna
- Rosario Dawson (Sin City series, Clerks II, Eagle Eye) as Claire Temple, acting as Night Nurse
- Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal...
A great way to kick off this thread: Joss Whedon is confirmed to both write and direct the sequel to Marvel's cinematic juggernaut:
I think all of the world has gone through it's reverie by now. What did all of you lovely people do to see in the new year?
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