Monday, May 31, 2010

Music Video Monday featuring Ólafur Arnalds, Carte Blanche and Born Ruffians

Ólafur Arnalds- Hægt,kemur ljósið

Ólafur Arnalds – Hægt, kemur ljósið (Official Music Video) from Erased Tapes on Vimeo.

Carte Blanche(a.k.a: DJ Mehdi & Riton)- gare du nord

Born Ruffians- what to say

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear 2010

From Aug 27 - 29, Rue Morgue will put on its annual Festival of Fear National Horror Expo and this year, the line up of guests is crazy!

(My highlights)
David Cronenberg
Ken Russel
Heather Lagenkamp
Joan Collins
Julie Newmar

Looking forward to it!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Music Video Monday goes pop

Yesterday was a holiday and of course I had to work. Gotta make that time and a half cash! So here is the delayed Music Video Monday post (beware, this one goes pop):

Quadron- Buster Keaton

Goldfrapp- alive

Robyn- dancing on my own

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gregg Araki - 'Kaboom' (3rd clip and interview)

Here is a third clip from 'Kaboom' featuring some nudity and a brief interview with Gregg Araki at Cannes.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gregg Araki - 'Kaboom' (Cannes reviews)

Gregg Araki's 'Kaboom' had its premiere at Cannes and the reviews are in.

In an interview with Anthony Kaufman for indiewire, Araki says that he went back to his indie roots with 'Kaboom,' "cut[ting] the whole thing...on Final Cut," and that the film "is definitely an old school Gregg Araki cult movie. For those people who think all of Gregg Araki’s movies suck except ‘Mysterious Skin,’ they’re probably not going to be thrilled. But it was super-fun to make.”
An old school Gregg Araki cult movie?!? Sounds fucking awesome. 'Kaboom' remains the most anticipated release of 2010 for me, despite some of the mixed reviews. While Mike D'Angelo at the AV Club confirms my sentiments, stating, Araki's "maturity + technical skill + deliberate regression = awesome," Guy Lodge at In Connection calls the film "uneven" and in his review of 'Kaboom' for indiewire, Kaufman states that the film never transcends its "silliness" and Araki's "apocalyptic pastiche doesn't feel as urgent — or as subversive — as it once did."

Two previously unreleased clips have appeared:

A moment that reminds me more of Lynch's 'Mulholland Drive' than 'Twin Peaks' which Araki cites as a reference. It also recalls 'Mysterious Skin' with the voice-over and bright, washed out look.

and a scene that reminds me of the moment in 'Nowhere' where the bathroom conversation between Dark and Mel is interrupted by Zero.

Check here for a break down of more reviews and their respective origins.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bret Easton Ellis' Vice interview (May 2010)

Gearing up for the anticipated release of 'Imperial Bedrooms,' a sequel of sorts to 1985's 'Less Than Zero,' Vice interviewed writer Bret Easton Ellis over the phone. I haven't read the whole thing as it contains a spoiler, but it is informative and insightful:

Apparently 'Imperial Bedrooms' "is darker than 'Less Than Zero' and more full of dread and horror." - I'm liking the sounds of that!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Zero 7 hour long mix

Sam from Zero 7 has put together a brand new, hour-long mix featuring some of his favourite tracks past and present, set to pictures taken by the band during their autumn tour last year.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld - 'Remember Now' (short film)

Is there anything the Kaiser can't do?

Shot in St. Tropez, featuring Elisa Sednaoui, Baptiste Giabiconi, Freja Beha Erichsen, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Heidi Mount and Leigh Lezark, 'Remember Now' is a 17 min short film written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld.
What exactly is the film about? Not sure. Will it be any good? Probably not. But like Tom Ford's 'A Single Man,' it will be amazing to look at.
Check out the trailer for the high fashion, dancing, partying and style.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Fin Du Cinema

I can't think of a more fitting post for this blog.
Via Dennis Cooper's blog, Alan presents FIN DU CINEMA, a collection of 100 end titles:

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'I Spit On Your Grave' and 'Piranha 3D'

The recycling factory called Hollywood has been on a remake roll these past few years, pumping out updated versions of classic horror films. Here are two more to add to the already bloated list. Seems they are signaling out the year 1978 to draw from.
Sidenote/guilty admission: I'm actually looking forward to these.

'I Spit On Your Grave' (2010)

'I Spit On Your Grave' (1978)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dan Felton in short video "So Long, For Now"

Dan Felton looking hot in a vid for TEST Magazine UK, "So Long, For Now," set to an instrumental loop of Q Tip's "vivrant thing."

Untitled from Daniel Jaffe on Vimeo.

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