It all looks very epic and serious and generally unlike The Hobbit: The Book. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but I'm looking forward to someone making a single 100-minute cut of all three movies minus all the extras. [via]
The trailer for "The Theory of Everything," the Stephen Hawking biopic based on his first wife Jane Hawking's memoir "Traveling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen."
Last night, my umpteenth viewing of The Warriors, Walter Hill's classic 1979 NYC gang flick, was greatly enhanced by browsing the excellent fan-created "The Warriors Movie Site," particularly the comprehensive guide to the ever-so-stylish gangs.
Horror maestros John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, and John Landis discuss "Fear On Film" in 1982. (via Laughing Squid)
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.
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
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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!).
Look magazine's 1968 mini-documentary about 2001: A Space Odyssey, titled "A Look Behind The Future." (via Laughing Squid)
The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play a rousing old-timey jazz rendition of The Game Of Thrones Theme.
It was RoboCop Day in Detroit yesterday and the man-machine threw the ceremonial first pitch at last night's Detroit Tigers game, although sadly it wasn't Peter Weller in the suit (nor Joel Kinnaman); meanwhile, the city's crowdfunded RoboCop bronze statue is slated for completion later this year.
TMZ has a set of leaked photos from the Tunisia et of Star Wars Episode 7 that in short reveal that the JJ Abrams flick will feature life-size creatures and vehicles not just digital FX.