This is not what I want out of this book. I have no intention of watching the ghost of Carey Mulligan and her giant protruding back moles prance around to the backdrop of Babe: Pig in the City.
Baz Lurhman is definitely going up there with Tim Burton as guys who make shit that doesn’t need to be made. This book, for all 9 trillion people who read it in school, is DARK. It’s fucking brilliant. It’s one of the only required readings squished between The Good Earth and Call It Courage that was actually cool and interesting to read. The movie with Robert Redford and Bruce Dern was pretty much perfect.
Last night I flip on Conan and one of his featured guests is Morgan Spurlock. You know — the dude who made Super-Size Me? Well he was on promoting his new film, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. He also threw in another project he was working on called Mansome, which you no doubt just watched the trailer for (above).
They showed no clips but it just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and I thought it sounded both funny and something I was no doubt in-tune to.
Each year in Austin, TX there is a major art festival called South By Southwest (SXSW) and a few buddies (who happen to be twin brothers) from high school got a film accepted in this year calledFuneral Kings. Your first thought is probably – “oh you’re just supporting this because you went to school with the kids.” Even if I didn’t and this came across my desk I would have to get the word out. I just happened to have the inside scoop and we’re bringing you this first. Watch the trailer and judge for yourself…this movie is going to be straight fire.
I remember watching the short films these guys made in high school for some low key competitions – while those were good; adding Leo DiCaprio’s coke head cousin from the Departed is a pretty big step up from that for their first feature film. I don’t see it disappointing. Oh and if you are wondering about other famous brother directing duos?
Farrelly Brothers – Dumb and Dumber, Something About Mary, Kingpin… (Also from Rhode Island)
Coen Brothers – Fargo, Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men…
Are the McManus Brothers the next? A bit early for that but the whole brothers combination seems to work – I’d keep an eye on them.
If you happen to be in Austin this weekend, go see Funeral Kings Saturday at 7:30 pm – FULL INFO. And if you like the trailer – check out http://wwww.mcmanusbros.com/ for their other stuff. It is showing a few other times throughout the week so if you can get your ass to Austin to see it, do it. I’m going to make it to one. The only thing that could be more fire than the film is the soundtrack – sounds legit.
Side note…could los juggernaut and pharro be the best blogging brother team ever? I think yes.
The Oscars are back, which means there are going to be two or three art house flicks that some annoying friend recommends you go see. This year, nothing will be jammed down your throat more than the The Artist mostly for its innovative storytelling technique, which, if you haven’t heard, is DOING WHAT THEY DID 100 YEARS AGO.
Here’s Gary Wolcott, who is by far the ugliest critic in the world since Roger Ebert died. Well, Ebert isn’t dead yet, but you know what I mean.
a close second.
Here’s what Gary Wolcott had to say about The Artist:
A silent movie that speaks louder and with more power than a dozen films packed with pages and pages of dialogue. Definitely the year’s best movie.
Obviously that quote doesn’t say dick, it’s just a way of stuffing a tired cleverism into a sentence. The movie is about a famous actor who has a dog and becomes unpopular. If you haven’t seen any silent movies before, instead of listening to your douchey friend and going to see The Artist, you can watch the fucking most kickass silent film ever for FREE: