Carpenter, Cronenberg, and Landis on horror (1982)

Horror maestros John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, and John Landis discuss "Fear On Film" in 1982. (via Laughing Squid)

Mark Hamill on the new Star Wars

Hammil"We are just there to lend our support and grow contractually obligated beards," says Mark Hamill on filming Star Wars: Episode 7. (BBC News)

Video: computer hacking in 1980s movies

"80s Computer Hacking: A Supercut." List of movies below:

Read the rest

Video: The X-Files' Dana Scully likes science!

"She never gave up, even when the aliens put a chip in her neck," says creator Ryan English. (via Dangerous Minds)

Transformers theme as 1990s R&B

Saturday Morning Slow Jams' slick R&B cover of the Transformers theme. Don't miss their takes on Muppet Babies (below), Ducktales, Pokemon, Animaniacs, and many more.

Joaquin Phoenix' forehead face

Joaquin Phoenix has a face in his forehead. (via Devour)

Video: brief history of Hollywood and the movie industry

CineFix's "History of Hollywood In Under 10 Minutes."

Blade Runner production drawings

Bladeeee

The long out-of-print Blade Runner Sketchbook (1982) of beautiful production drawings is available for purchase for around $300 or free viewing here.

Read the rest

Early Wizard of Oz film script

Over at Smithsonian, Gregory Maguire reads through an early script of The Wizard of Oz by Noel Langley:

Read the rest

Formerly incarcerated woman on why 'Orange Is The New Black' is mostly inaccurate

Orange is the New Black.


Orange is the New Black.

A confession: I'm not a fan of the TV series "Orange is the New Black." I love some of the actors on the show, but I think it's kind of a romanticized white fantasy that makes cute of an experience that is not cute, as even today's headlines on this very blog reveal. With glee, I read this Washington City Paper analysis of the show by a woman who served time in prison on a drug-related offense. She is very funny, and her critique is informative.

Read the rest

David Cronenberg exhibition in Amsterdam

Cronenberg_Lunch

This weekend, David Cronenberg: The Exhibition lands at Amsterdam's EYE Film Institute. Celebrating one of my favorite contemporary directors, the show features props from the movies, original costumes, set photos, and screenings of all his films, from Shivers and Videodrome to Naked Lunch and Scanners (animated GIF below!).

1131

The happiest Father's Day possible in Game of Thrones [s4 finale]

Kevin McFarland reviews the medieval fantasy drama’s extra-brutal season closer.

Read the rest

Short documentary about 2001: A Space Odyssey

Look magazine's 1968 mini-documentary about 2001: A Space Odyssey, titled "A Look Behind The Future." (via Laughing Squid)

New Orleans jazz rendition of Game of Thrones

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play a rousing old-timey jazz rendition of The Game Of Thrones Theme.

Incredible movie character sculptures

Untitled

Bobby Causey makes incredibly realistic sculptures of movie characters, some life-size, and some thumb-size. More below. (via Laughing Squid)

Christopher reeve sculpture by bobbyc1225 d32lvz4

Untitled