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Terraforming: 80% complete
"There's a thin line between a cop and a crook. You just got the Woman behind your bullshit."
--Ice Cube to Natasha Henstridge in John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars, currently splattering theatres everywhere.
Session 9 is a pretty scary indie horror film shot on digital video and transferred to film. The amazing, complex soundtrack almost carries this claustrophobic little gem all by itself. My only beef is the use of the multiple personality/recovered memory theme, which has been done to death. The film's sociological horror (critique of capitalism disguised as a thrill ride) is much more interesting than its psychology.
this is sort of what was discussed a while back.
"CINEMA PRESENTS Launches National In-Cinema Network Offering Live Concert and Other Specialty Programming Events"
i actually read a news report that referred to Rush Hour 2s box office numbers as "boffo." and i always like how they find a way to call it the best something, in this case, the best non holiday weekend opening. that was the headline at inside.com which is all inside was giving away for free. gee. i guess ill go to yahoo where they give that press release information away for free (for now).
Monday, August 6th @ 10:30 pm or thereabouts.
BACKROOM film night at The Parkside Lounge (Houston at Ridge, south side of Houston)
Film and music lounge. Admission is free, guests are encouraged to drink and converse.
I'll be showing a bunch of stuff including the re-edited Betwixed, footage of the Brooklyn Tank implosion and home movies shot by both my grandfathers. Hope to see you there.
APOCALYPSE NOW REDUX
Expanded, cleaned-up version of hallucinatory 1979 masterpiece. Running time: 196 minutes. Rated R (violence, female nudity). At the Astor Plaza and the Lincoln Square. This version of the 1979 masterpiece has been re-edited by director and co-writer Francis Ford Coppola and co-editor Walter Murch to include nearly 50 minutes of footage left out of the original release.
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893–1941 at the whitney.
The excellent tech site Ars Technica has an in depth interview with some of the technical people behind the Final Fantasy movie. Lots of detailed information.
It's Ghost World and not the Apes....
...that have drawn the Mairianne Nowottny and Donnna Bailey (Shell) comparisons.