Paul Thomas Anderson + Thomas Pynchon= Noir mystery by way of the Zucker brothers.
The past couple of years its really dawned on me how great a duo Wingard & Barrett make. They had one of my favorite segments in The ABCs of Death as well as VHS and VHS 2. However it was last years You’re Next (now available on Netflix) that got me on board. Slyly funny, cleverly violent and fairly unpredictable, it definitely remains a favorite recent horror film. Currently out now is The Guest. I’ve been following it since the strong word of mouth out of Sundance; and the praise has just increased since then.
In a time where basically only superhero tentpole films get the major spotlight, here’s hoping The Guest emerges as the sleeper hit we need. It seems like only when those films trump the bigger faire do studios and theater chains take a bit more notice.
YOU’RE DEAD! A Tumblr IRL by Flying Lotus
The first thing fans saw when they walked into Mack Sennett Studios was Michael Jackson. It was already weird, different and startling.
He pointed them to a smoked out, strobed tunnel that led them inside Flying Lotus’s brain.
A dark maze took them to Timeboy’s Shadowplay, a wall that cast moving images on their shadows.
The final room housed 8-foot pieces of album art, a wall of moving images, more impersonators, a Grim Reaper, an Oculus immersion, and a perfectly-curated lineup of Brainfeeder DJs, a string quartet, a jazz band led by thundercattheamazing and, of course, Flying Lotus, who played his album for his fans to hear for the very first time in this lifetime.
Oh BTW, that’s Herbie Hancock up there.
Preorder You’re Dead! here.
Photorealistic art of sea and ice created by artist Zaria Forman with her fingers.
Anymore when I see a beautiful picture I just assume it’s a painting
For sale this Tuesday.
Trailer for Michael Mann’s Blackhat
Trailer I just cut for my fav flick of the year “The Guest”