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Thomas Jane is back as the Punisher (unofficially) in “Dirty Laundry”

Thomas Jane previously starred in Lionsgate’s 2004 The Punisher, which didn’t do very well in the theaters or with critics — at least, not well enough to warrant a sequel by the same team. But the 2008 Punisher: War Zone fared even worse.

At this year’s SDCC, Jane premiered a ten minute “fan film” starring himself as Frank Castle once again, called “Dirty Laundry.” Jane explained: “I wanted to make a fan film for a character I’ve always loved and believed in — a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It’s been a blast to be a part of from start to finish. We hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.”

Honestly, it’s… uh… not very good for most of its running time — but once the killing starts (oh, and it’s pretty violent), it gets fun. Sorry to spoil the fact that he’s the Punisher, by the way. It’s mean to be an awesome reveal at the end, but… really, it doesn’t make a difference.

(via Coming Soon)

Trailer Watch: Bugs and Heroes

Yesterday, Twitch posted a freaky looking trailer for Serbian director Petar Pasic’s live action/CGI hybrid, Bugs and Heroes, which I described on Twitter as sort of Delicatessen meets Antz, but even crazier.

See for yourself:

The film is a “sort of dark love story following both the inhabitants of an apartment complex and the bugs who live in their walls,” as Twitch describes it, and unfortunately, I wouldn’t hold my breath for a theatrical release here in the States, but… we’ll see.

“Tanghi Argentini” by Guy Thys

One of my favorite short films in recent memory, the Oscar nominated 2006 live action short out of Belgium Tanghi Argentini probably borrows a little from Shall We Dance? (the wonderful, original Japanese version, I mean), but is so charming and so well told that it hardly matters. It’s 14 minutes long, so maybe wait ’til lunch, but otherwise I believe it’s safe for most workplaces. (There’s no nudie bits, and if there’s any swearing in it, it’s in Dutch.)