Yes Casa De Mi Padre is happening! Look out for this in March next year.
Check out Cristina’s blockbuster title track Casa De Mi Padre
oh and click for a weird little interview with Will Ferrell.
They Live directed by John Carpenter in 1988. It’s a really fun movie that famously inspired Shepard Fairey’s ‘Obey’ work. It’s got one of the longest, most repetitive fight scenes in movie history, and includes the incredible line ‘I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum’.
Here’s the trailer, oh and you can watch it in full here
On February 15 2011, Professor Jonathan Lethem presented a screening at Pomona College. Lethem has also written a book, also called “They Live” on the film. This video is from his presentation after the film and a Q&A session. I’d always liked the ideas and the imagery, but i had no clue of how much is going on in this movie!
Harlan County, USA directed & produced by Barbara Kopple in 1976. It covers the “Brookside Strike” or “Bloody Harlan”, an effort of 180 coal miners and their wives against the Duke Power Company-owned Eastover Coal Company’s Brookside Mine and Prep Plant in Harlan County, Kentucky in 1973.
This is the Wrong Sundance trailer, directed, written, shot, & edited by Quentin Dupieux, his follow up to the fun but tiresome Rubber.
If anyone’s feeling wildly generous this christmas, Taschen’s Pedro Almodovar Archive’s been released and it looks pretty good. Click through to check out some more pics, if it’s half as good as the Kubrick one i’ll be impressed. Click through to the NY Times Magazine article called Almodovar on Almodovar.
This is Phase IV, the only feature film directed by legendary graphic designer Saul Bass.
There’s some rad images edited with a heckload of panache towards end of the trailer.
Wiki on the plot: Due to some unknown cosmic event, listed in “phases”, ants have undergone rapid evolution and developed a hive mind. A scientific team begins investigating strange towers and geometrically perfect designs that the ants have started building in the desert. The ant colony and the scientific team, along with a rural family, make war with each other, with the ants being the more effective aggressors. The narrative uses the scientific team as the main protagonists, but also an ant “heroine” going about her duties in the colony. The film concludes with the last of the cosmic “phases,” Phase IV, which promises a new future for all life on Earth.