Short Sunday: Time To Dance

Short Sunday: Time To Dance

Actually this is a music video. But considering the length of over 8 minutes and the fact that it’s a proper short film I will run this in my Short Sunday section after all. It’s the video to the song Time To Dance by The Shoes, directed by Daniel Wolfe starring Jake Gyllenhaal (you ever wondered how to pronounce his last name?) as a hipster slaughtering psycho freak. Wonderful! Enjoy after the jump.

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The long lost Prince

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Prince of Persia must have been the first computer game that I have ever played. I was so young and unexperienced that I never really made it that far in the game. I only remember running though some corridors and then the dramatic sound when I stepped into the first trap.

I probably haven’t thought about this game in almost 20 years, until I heard that they are making a big-budget adventure movie out of it with Jake Gyllenhaal as the title hero. I was suprised by the choice of actor. I mean, he doesn’t exactly strike me as the Persian prince type, especially looking back at his former movies including the cult classic Donnie Darko, Zodiac and Brokeback Mountain. Obviously I was sceptical.

But what I saw this Monday at the press screening of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time surprised me all the way. I don’t watch blockbusters like that very often. But this one, although international critics say different, I really enjoyed. Gyllenhaal is just awesome (and although he is now a scared muscle stud with greasy hair he still has the eyes of a puppy). Costumes and sets are impressive (I would not expect anything less from a Hollywood movie). The story and dialogues are interesting and entertaining and you never ever get bored. I loved every minute of it. But maybe it’s just me who has a thing fo Arabian nights… The movie hits cinemas this Thursday. Trailer after the jump.

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