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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

It's new trailer time: 2046 and A History of Violence.


The specs are in for the next Mondo Macabro entry in their ongoing Dick Randall series.


Check out the carnage in what is apparently a giant act of plagiarism from the magazine Dark Side, who has seemingly been ripping off online content to pass off without attribution in their print edition. Lots of fine writers got their stuff thieved, it seems. A really ugly deal.


Twitch reports a bit on the new Toshiaki Toyoda film. Anything new from the guy who made Blue Spring and Nine Souls should be a real treat.

Sure, I could've run a pic of one of the nine guys...

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Filmmaker Emir Kusturica seems to think that Cannes was a disapointment this year. A look at the prizewinners doesn't make it seem so bad, what with the new Dardenne brothers, Michael Haneke and Wang Xiaoshuai films, but what do I know? I wasn't invited.


This is cool: a new trilogy with segments by Dario Argento, Tobe Hooper and Monte Hellman. I'm there.


Some tasty tidbits from Fangoria: the brothers Weinstein announce release dates for a whole bunch of stuff (like Wolf Creek and the Pulse remake) and there's a few details on some upcoming DVD's from Subversive Cinema. In addition, they have their own look at Cannes and all the zombies who were there. And no, I'm not talking about the advertising people.


Coming out of that Fango feature are some movies that will bear some watching: Boy Eats Girl, The Descent, Antibodies and Sheitan.

This break officially sanctioned by Zombie Local Union 282

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The long rumored Crouching Tiger prequel is dead. And here I was hoping it'd get directed by someone better than Ang Lee...


DVD Drive-in takes on Varan the Unbelievable, another in a line of great old Toho releases being brought out by Media Blasters. I can vouch for the releases of Attack of the Mushroom People and The Mysterians--they're aces.


What's with the no English subs on this Female Prisoner Scorpion Beast Stable DVD? It's a travesty!


It's a bad day for voice actors--we've lost Thurl Ravenscroft (Tony the Tiger), Howard Morris (aka Atom Ant) and Henry Corden--best known as Fred Flintstone.

Up and at them!

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Now here's a tasty pic from Romero's upcoming zombie flick. Looks like the ol' guy hasn't lost his touch.


Next up in the Asian horror remake sweepstakes appears to be a do over of the Thai supernatural flick Shutter.


A fond farewell to Frank Gorshin, famed as the bad guy in That Darn Cat! and the old Batman TV series, who just passed away. Don't miss his final performance tonight when he has a cameo as himself in the Tarantino-directed CSI season finale.

Riddle me this....

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Since I will always find for the Stones in their long running fight vs the Beatles, I'll admit I'm sort of psyched for a Brian Jones biopic.


If I was in the Bay Area, I'd be hitting up the San Francisco Documentary Festival. (At least when I wasn't eating great Asian and Latino food and seeing what's playing at the Castro.)


The A.O. Scott/Manohla Dargis blog is a great way to keep up with Cannes. I'm especially supportive of her stance on the new Michael Haneke film.


With the great return to form of things magazine, I'm now up to speed on architect Andrew M. Geller, the book on his beach houses and the cool looking documentary on his Leisurama houses. I sure hope they found the cash to save the Pearlroth House.

How could you knock this down?

Friday, May 13, 2005

With me neglecting my daily duty here, it never even got mentioned that Disney animation great Joe Grant just passed away at the age of 96. Grant was more a writer than artist, though his drawing skills were such that the Smithsonian holds some 70 of his works.


Totally and completely unsafe for work: did this shoot actually get Bai Ling scotched from the new Star Wars movie? Now I am definitely not going to see that bit of Lucas dreck.


I'm not the hugest fan of Andrew Sarris' blathering on cinema, but I'll admit that fifty years of covering film is pretty darned impressive.


Feel like following Cannes? Then play along with Mary and Richard Corliss who are filing dispatches from the front for Time magazine.


I'm gonna come right out and say that I'm really excited about the news that says there's going to be a new David Lynch film. Most especially because it's going to have Laura Dern in it. The Jeremy Irons thing I'm not so thrilled with, though I suppose it beats being in Dungeons and Dragons flicks.

23 Skidoo

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Important DVD note: Don't forget we're just a few weeks away from the long awaited appearance of Danger Diabolik, and for a sweet price too. Great looking extras including a commentary by the film's star with Tim Lucas of Video Watchdog fame. Between that and the Jaws Special Edition, 6/14 is looking like a nice day of releases.

How can this movie not be great???

Monday, May 09, 2005

Today's exciting yet brief tidbits: Universal Home Video is finally releasing four films that feature both Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff; and in really incredible glam rock DVD news it looks like June will give us Born to Boogie, a Ringo Starr shot docu of the fabulous Marc Bolan and T Rex.

Ya gotta love the Flying V

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Pissed off that there's not as much content here as you're used to? Then feel free to turn to Mindjack Film, a site where you should find a few things to keep you busy while I'm missing in action. It led me to Slant Magazine's Camp Horror, which is a nice little diversion.


Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Just stopping by to say I'm a sucker for a good surfing documentary--and that's sure what Riding Giants is, for the most part. There's a flaw or two, but overall this is an entertaining look at the history of big wave surfing. Check it out.

Cowafuckingbunga

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