Spielberg and Lucas’ first three films join “Crystal Skull” in high-definition thanks to a set featuring a “best of” collection of extras and a few “new surprises.”
When was the last time you really looked at the street you were walking down? After watching Gary Hustwit’s compelling doc, which takes a good long gander at the thought process that goes into every aspect of cities, from building proportions down to pavement width, you just might start.
On paper urban design may not sound scintillating, but Hustwit packs his cinematic essay with engaging ideas about the impact a city’s infrastructure has on its citizens, with architects, politicians and philosophers all weighing in.
A rich, ambitious exploration of the ways our surroundings are shaped, and the subtler ways they shape us.
Urbanized News and Features
It’s kind of a slow week for DVD and Blu-ray releases in the wake of the Oscars, with only one Oscar nominee taking advantage of the extra promotional boost: Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. If you missed it in theatres, now is the time to catch up… especially if you happen to own a 3D TV. The only other major release is the absolute anti-thesis of an Academy Award-worthy film, Johnny English Reborn. Fortunately, there are a few interesting foreign and indie releases in stores today including the Mexican thriller Miss Bala, Chilean action flick Mandrill, I Melt with You starring Rob Lowe and Thomas Jane, and The Catechism Cataclysm starring Eastbound & Down‘s Steve Little. There is also a new animated Warner Brothers direct-to-DVD feature Justice League: Doom and for the first time ever(?) on DVD, Cecil B. DeMille’s The Buccaneer. Will you be buying or renting anything this week? Check out the full list of releases after the jump.
Second time around and SynthWulf comes back with a vengeance, mixing thing up proper with a supreme selection of past anthems and exclusive forthcoming material. Executed with precision turntable skills this mix rocks, so get it downloaded onto your system pronto! We pump out mixes like this weekly, so either lock on live every Thursday at 21:00 GMT or subscribe to this podcast either via podcatcher or email! We provide all the tracklistings for every show so check out http://www.kraftyradio.com/nuenergy for info!!
If you’re the kind of role-playing gamer who attempts to have sexual intercourse with every random NPC you come across, then ‘Your Highness’ was made specifically for you. This is the multi-million-dollar physical representation of a late night Dungeons and Dragons game with friends, one that’s gone way past the point of anyone taking it seriously and sinking into that kind of “Who cares?” anarchy that happens when you’re up way past your bedtime. You’ll have to bring your own 20-sided die, but director / Dungeon Master David Gordon Green provides the rest.
There’s a very specific kind of vibe that Green is attempting here — it’s loose, ribald, silly, and no one really seems to care how it all turns out in the end, but the film also wants to show respect to the sword-and-sorcery genre. The balance is such that the action sequences are meticulously staged to hold their own with any sword-clanging B-picture, while the comedy is so off-the-cuff that it’s almost immediately forgettable. It doesn’t help that there’s basically only one kind of joke in ‘Your Highness,’ and the novelty of hearing co-writer and star Danny McBride utter anachronistic F-bombs is only slightly amusing the first time. By the 20th time, it’s downright grating.
Having gorged on Big Macs in Super Size Me, here ‘documentertainer’ Morgan Spurlock stuffs himself with sponsors in pursuit of a film about product placement.
But don’t expect a hard-hitting exposé. It’s intentionally a cosy affair, Spurlock whoring himself out to bemused co-promoters.
Weirdly, though, Spurlock’s fidelity to his own ‘playful/mindful’ brand values remains intact; the sheer chutzpah of the prank, and his gift for showmanship, underline just how dull Hollywood’s commercial deals have become.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold News and Features
THE GENERAL WHO BECAME A SLAVE… THE SLAVE WHO BECAME A GLADIATOR… THE GLADIATOR WHO DEFIED AN EMPEROR. Gladiator is an amazing movie.Â It’s a cinematic masterpiece.Â What more can you really say?Â How about 5 Oscars? Best Picture Best Actor Best Visual Effects Best Sound Editing Best Costume Design How about nearly 500 million … Read more
As a professional editor, I have a particular soft spot for this category. Best Film Editing There is a huge amount of work, dedication and passion that goes into the final edit of a film.Â These unseen heroes deserve their time in the spotlight.Â There are so many talented editors who have been nominated but … Read more
The level of enjoyment watching this lo-fi satire is directly proportional to a reverence for B-movie schlock and tolerance for self-indulgence.
Because writer/director Alex Orr is just a little too pleased with his deliberately shonky horror-com charting the lengths vegan schoolteacher Archie (Mike Brune) will go for sex in a world where petrol is prohibitive and he’s invented a ride that runs on grue – starting with dead dogs and working his way up.
A mumblecore mix of social commentary, black humour and fanboy salute that’s either the Emperor’s New Clothes or bonkers-brilliant.
Blood Car News and Features
Wow! What a treat that was. DJ Proteus grabbed last night’s Hard Beats Collective Radio Show by the scruff of its neck and pelted it with big industrial kick drums and all sorts! Krafty Radio.com played host to the hour that took listeners through the bpm spectrum and spat them out at the other end. If you missed it, then you can catch Proteus along with many of the HBC artists at Sinistry: Halloween on Friday 28th October at The Lightbox in London or you can download the podcast now!
For proving to be the perfect guest DJ the HBC would like to thank Proteus for his mix and continued support.
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