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Heavy metal parking lot to appear in MOMA documentary fortnight (or rent it from your local video store).

Heavy Metal Parking Lot: 15th Anniversary Tour. 2001. USA. Directed by Jeff Krulik and John Heyn. A sixteen-minute video documentary shot in a parking lot in suburban Maryland, right before a 1986 concert by the English hard-rock band Judas Priest, Heavy Metal Parking Lot vividly captures a moment in pop culture–the 1980s version of a rock 'n' roll ritual, with kids hanging out, getting loaded, and screaming "Priest!" at the top of their lungs. For the fifteenth anniversary of their popular underground success, the filmmakers have assembled a compendium of related shorts. Filmmaker Krulik present. 90 min.

- bill 12-12-2001 6:06 pm [link] [2 comments]

The film rights to C.S. Lewis' "seven-part fantasy book series 'The Chronicles of Narnia'" have been bought -- "with plans to develop it into a franchise, beginning with the children's classic 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'" (Hollywood Reporter).
- dave 12-07-2001 6:06 pm [link] [1 comment]

Director Richard Linklater talks about dreams, Philip K. Dick, and his magical, revolutionary "Waking Life," a thinking person's cartoon about the meaning of life.
- dave 11-21-2001 3:25 pm [link] [add a comment]

will harry potter melt the titanic or can george lucas make a movie that we all want to see? and what do the sci-fiers make of this spielberg project? i have a feeling this soundtrack will outsell the movie. maybe the movie was made just to push the cd.

20th Century Fox has set the U.S. release of "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones" for Thursday, May 16 -- "one day earlier than expected" (Variety).

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" will open this weekend "on an historic 7,000-plus screens" (Variety).
- dave 11-14-2001 3:13 pm [link] [1 comment]

Finally saw final fantasy. Cheesy love story mixed in with a so so new age spiritual story. But the graphics are really fun, and the technology depicted is awesome. Very glad I saw it, but if you don't like futuristic information technology gadgets, don't bother...

Well, unless you're really into hair.

Also saw The Gospel according to Philip K. Dick which, despite the very interesting subject, seemed pretty hackish to me. The cartoon interludes are unbearable. I guess hearing Robert Anton Wilson makes it worth it, but just barely. Only for die hard Dick fans, and even they will be disappointed.
- jim 11-08-2001 3:15 pm [link] [add a comment]