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Feminist Mad Max meme is an MRA’s nightmare

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The Tumblr Feminist Mad Max combines the feminist charms of the Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl” meme with the feminist charms of Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Human Centipede director proud of achievement

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The director of the Human Centipede series of films, wherein humans are surgically attached ass-to-mouth to—sigh, you know—is "very proud" of his work: "art should do something to people."

In an interview with Vice's Allison Van Siclen, Tom Six adds that everyone can relate to human centipede.

I think so many people have their own dark fantasies, but they never express them—[but] I'm a filmmaker, and a writer and director, so I find it absolutely thrilling to create my dark fantasies on the screen. A lot of people that I meet, they see the comedy in it, and that's what I'm really proud of. And everybody can relate to it—[everybody has someone] at work or somebody that they'd like to human centipede... that's basically what makes it so funny, the people that you hate or child molesters or whatever, or animal molesters, some deserve the fate of the human centipede, I think.

Figured it out, yet? Another clue: the trailer for Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence advertises it as "politically incorrect" and "just what America needs." Previously.

Mad Max: Fury Road

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Do Not Track: revolutionary mashup documentary about Web privacy

Brett "Remix Manifesto" Gaylor tells the story of his new project: a revolutionary "mashup documentary" about privacy and the Web.Read the rest

Teacher forced into retirement for showing archival queer-scare movie

Archivist Rick Prelinger sez, "Ken Simon, a high school teacher and coach for 47 years near Kansas City was retired early and ushered from the school after he showed showed Boys Beware, an infamous 1961 movie about homosexuality, to his class as a way of illuminating how attitudes toward gay and lesbian people have changed."

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Kickstarting scenes from Star Wars cut from a single sheet of paper


Marc Hagan-Guirey's best known for his Horrorgami paper sculptures that reproduce buildings from horror movies from painstakingly cut, single sheets of paper.

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What's the most pretentious movie you like?

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Niall Beard's Pretentious-O-Meter performs an accurate measure every movie's pretentiousness, determined simply by subtracting viewer ratings from critic ratings. Deliciously clever!

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Crowdfunding a film of Ellen Klages' "The Scary Ham"

Brilliant SF writer and hilarity merchant Ellen Klages writes, "Last year, I told the story of my father's scary ham. Now it may become a short film. Take a look at the video. If you laugh, please contribute or help spread the word.

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Supercut: All trailers are the same

This fantastically executed supercut illustrates the verse-verse-chorus formality of movie trailers (especially action movies), which all appear to be describing the same movie. (via Kottke)

Zardoz vs ET


The latest tee from our pals at Monochrom: Zardoz is Pleased, based on an original 2015 oil painting.

Slipcased hardcover complete Eight Ball


Forthcoming from Fantagraphics, a slipcased, two-volume set collecting Daniel Clowes's seminal Eight Ball, whence came Art School Confidential and Ghost World.

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Annotated "Eyes on the Prize"

Glen Chiacchieri's produced a heavily annotated version of Eyes on the Prize, the brilliant video documentary series on the history of the Civil Rights movement that was rescued from copyright oblivion by a civil disobedience campaign.

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Back to the Future Flux Capacitor watch

The Back to the Future Flux Capacitor watch is $50 from Thinkgeek -- naturally, it displays the date as well as the time (and has a mode to make the date jump back and forward to significant dates from the BTTF canon).

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Upcoming film, Reality, puts Jon Heder in a rat suit

Reality by French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux (better known as the DJ Mr. Oizo) looks good. Philip Glass on the score, all color corrected in 70s browns and yellows, and Jon Heder in a rat suit for the entire thing. Critics who've seen it, really like it ("Not Just Another Headscratcher by Dupieux").

It arrived this week in Europe and, according to a story in Variety, should hit the US in April, carried by IFC Midnight.

I did sit through his previous effort, Rubber (on Netflix and Amazon), about a car tire with the power to kill with its mind. Silly and unwatchable, it proved Dupieux has no qualms about wasting an audience's time. It looks like this one is a more entertaining pointlessness.

Citizenfour takes Oscar for Best Documentary

Citizenfour, Laura Poitras's brilliant documentary about Edward Snowden, won the Best Documentary Academy Award last night!

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Reddit isn't the future of creativity, but it is a vital part of it

The site has emerged as an important creative platform, but getting—and keeping—an audience there is a tricky thing. Read the rest

Watch 23 of the best dolly zooms in cinematic history

Vashi Nedomansky compiled this terrific collection of famous dolly zoom shots. Cinematographer Irmin Roberts used it to great effect in Hitchcock's Vertigo, and it quickly entered the language of cinema to convey a moment of revelation, usually an unpleasant one.

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