The song is by a band you will recognize from our last jamsLists called Rome, which is a project between Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi featuring Jack White & Norah Jones. The film is directed by Chris Milk along with Creative Director Aaron Koblin and technical director Mr.doob with a bunch of other very talented people. The project is a Chrome Experiment which adds yet another reason why google is rad.
This will really blow you away so if you have chrome installed head to www.ro.me right now and check it out. Then go check out another project many of the same people worked on called The Wilderness Downtown and get blown away again. What will the interwebs think up next.
Rubber is a wildly original movie being written and directed by Quentin Dupieux, or as some of you know him, the elctro artist Mr. Oizo. The movie follows an abandoned tire named Robert who mysteriously comes to life. As Robert wonders the desert he realizes he has psychokinetic powers. At first he is content to use his powers on small desert animals but eventually grows tired and turns his killing spree onto humans. In short, Rubber is a dark comedy about a tire that can blow up people’s heads with his mind and goes on a vicious killing spree in the desert, what is not to like? The movie is being released on April 1st and will be playing at Shattuck Cinemas 10 in Berkeley CA, Lumiere Theatre 3 in San Francisco CA, Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles CA, Cinema Village in NYC, and the Alamo Ritz in Austin Tx.
“Iʼm Still Here” is probably one of the hardest movies to categorize that Iʼve seen.
Itʼs easy enough to say that itʼs a documentary, and in a general sense that fits. The
problem here (and itʼs not really a problem at all) is the controversy of whether this film
is reality or the finest performance of Joaquin Phoenixʼs career. Unfortunately, for a lot
of people in America, it is this confusion that will kill the movie in their eyes.
About two years ago, many remember an appearance by Joaquin Phoenix on the
David Letterman Show (watch). The man who once portrayed a charming Johnny Cash, and broke through with a powerful performance in “Gladiator” appeared on the show looking unkept, with a full beard, sunglasses, long hair, while chewing gum. His appearance and SUPER vague demeanor immediately brought on accusations of drug abuse, talk of a mental breakdown, and ultimate judgements brought on by the audience he entertained for years prior. In the weeks before his Letterman appearance, Phoenix had announced his retirement from show business, followed shortly thereafter by his new endeavors in the hip hop industry. In the midst of all this sudden change was a small camera crew, and Casey Affleck (Benʼs Brother) as director of it all. As people started to notice Read more »
Rare Exports is a new horror, humor, suspense thriller from director Jalmari Helander. The movie takes place in the Korvatunturi mountains of Finland where a savage super human Santa Claus is discovered 486 meters in the ground. It’s based on Jalmari’s award-winning short films Rare Exports Inc (2003) and Rare Exports: Official Safety Instructions (2005), which are extremely well made with a continuously growing cult following. There has been other Santa horror films in the past, Christmas Evil (1980), Santa Claws (1996), and the Silent Night, Deadly Night 1 – 4, but none of them quite like this. Unlike those other movies, the word around the camp fire is that Rare Exports is actually a pretty damn good movie with excellent cinematography. The movie is set to be released on December 5th but you can check out more on the movie and see teasers at www.rareexportsmovie.com. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.
Machete is a feature length film based on a a fake theatrical trailer. That alone really killed it for me initially. Though I’m a big fan of Robert Rodriguez’ work (have not seen ALL the SPYKIDS movies), I found the idea of making a full length film out of a far fetched two minutes that appeared before GRINDHOUSE, was a bit…well, far fetched.
Danny Trejo: Love that guy.
Machete Trailer: Fucking funny/badass
Machete Movie: C’mon!
To start, you get a solid cast. Two cast members being Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba, who I will argue are two of the most beautiful woman on earth. Robert De Niro gets to play a right wing cowboy senator, Steven Seagal’s the enemy, along with Cheech Marin as a fully armed priest, Don Johnson, and special effects genius Tom Savini as a Hitman with skills rivaling Machete himself. Sprinkle Lindsay Lohan (and her boobs! and her boobs!) into the concoction and it’s exactly as ridiculous as it sounds.
BUT IT’S SO GODDAMN FUN!!
Much like a trailer for a movie, it’s aim is to keep your eyes glued to the screen Read more »
(if you don’t know who Daniel Johnston is click here)
So I’ve been a Daniel Johnston fan for while now. Got some of the original tapes and all that good stuff but was under the false impression that he was for the most part unkown and was kind of a little secret of mine (I have a thing for insane artists and serial killers). Then last year Urban Outfitters came out with the original shirt that he gave to Kurt Cobain that hes wearing in that famous picture. Pretty sweet if you knew what was up but also a little weird if you knew whats up. Then I see him live with The Swell Season and a choir of children singing Life in Vain. At this point it seems like he’s making a big push towards a major comeback. THEN I see this
Well holy crap, he’s even got a game now. It is only $.99 with a lite version for free. It’s 33 levels filled with his art and music. Pretty rad even if you have no idea who Daniel is. The iphone app does make me kind of uneasy though, its almost like if I saw the Vango ear slicer 3000 video game. But shit, the money vampires have been sucking on his story for sometime now, even going as far as creating a theatrical play/musical. O well, everyones gotta make a buck I guess, I just hope that he’s seeing some of the cash and he’s not being taken advantage of.
I know, I know I’m a little late on this one but I just got a chance to watch it. Heavy Metal in Baghdad is one of the best documentaries I’ve seen period. After the movie ended everyone who was watching it with me sat in silence with our mouths open for a good 10 mins. The documentary follows the only metal band in Iraq, Acrassicauda, from 2003 – 2006. Playing heavy metal in a Muslim country has always been next to impossible (for example they arn’t allowed to have long hair and head banging to them resembles the way that Jews pray, and we all know the only Jewish – Muslim friendship out there is probably Chromeo). After the fall of Saddam’s Iraq there was a brief time where real peace seemed possible but that hope, as we all know, quickly died with the rise of the bloody insurgency. The band endures through being refugees to having all their instruments blown up when their practice space is hit with a scud missile. It will completely change your thinking about the war in Iraq and really gives you a good perspective of the generation of Iraqis growing up in the thick of it. If your a musician this will especially hit you hard. Below is the trailer for the film but you can buy it here, watch it on netflix here, or watch it for FREE here.
So holy shit this looks awesome. Is Mortal Kombat coming back again? Well possibly. When I first saw this trailer I immediately thought because of the quality and caliber of actors that this MF was a done deal and was in production, but not so much. Aparently this was a proof of concept done by Kevin Tancharoen to sell the suits at Warner Brothers the new darker concpt for the rebirth of Mortal Combat. Apparently Warner Brothers was ready to move forward with production when Threshold Entertainment (Hollywood Intellectual Property Management and Production Company who owns the rights to mortal kombat) filed new breach of contract lawsuit and stopped the thing dead (lawsuit fatality!). Buuuuut this trailer has been getting such a huge buzz online that I think someone is going to pick it up and pay off Threshold because when there’s that much money to be made in hollywood someone will find a way. For now check out this bad as look at the possible new Mortal Kombat movie.
Yes finally after much toil, trouble and another word that starts with t, we have finally launched the site. How did we get here? Well for those of you who aren’t in-the-know guilty people started way back in oh-six as a clothing line with a message and mission. We (you and us) are going through this life blindfolded. We only know what’s around us right now. The future, minutes, tomorrow, next month, next year, after we die, we all have no idea what is going to happen and the only thing we know for sure is right now. That is why we believe you should never call it an early night, go after everything you ever wanted, and never look back. We are given life to have as much fun as fucking possible and those of us who are gifted with the ability to create should do so to no end. In the end you can be like everyone else or you can be yourself and do something great and original.
With that little rant out of the way we are super excited to get to work on building this vessel for creative energy. First issue of the magazine will be out this summer and will be choc-full of awesome stuff and will be available for free. For more info on our plans for the future check out the manifesto. Other then that check back here soon my babies for interviews with your favorite artist, artist you have never herd of, and the sweet shit you should know about.