Miley Cyrus made a surprise appearance during Billy Idol’s set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last night, joining the former Generation X frontman to perform his 1983 hit “Rebel Yell.” “Singing with Billy fuckin’ Idol,” she said after taking the stage in a leather-heavy Billy Idol-inspired ensemble. “Let’s do it.” Watch below. More »
The Void takes its cues from horror masters like Carpenter, Cronenberg, Barker and Lovecraft, but doesn’t do much interesting with it.
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Since I’ve given you guys two glowing reviews (The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Safe Neighborhood) and have a few more on the way (Arrival, The Handmaiden and The Girl With All The Gifts) I figured I’ll throw out a more mixed reaction into the mix.
On paper The Void should be my favorite movie of the festival. It’s like if Prince of Darkness had a baby with Hellraiser while one of them was playing one of the lesser Silent Hill games. While I can admire the ambition of the story and love the same kinds of movies the filmmakers (Manborg’s Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski) do, the movie is a bit of a mess.
The Void is the rare movie where its greatest strengths are also its biggest weaknesses. Where the movie really succeeds is in striking a disturbing tone, but the problem is it’s not its own tone. It’s Hellraiser’s tone. Or Prince of Darkness’ tone. And the lifts aren’t just subtle tonal nods, either. Scenes are lifted directly from those films (and others).
This is a big problem in low budget genre filmmaking right now. I’m seeing better films made more professionally at a lower budget than I ever have before, but I’m not seeing better stories. I’m seeing tracing of better material.
There’s a conversation to be had about the moving, almost invisible line between using nostalgia effectively and just making photocopies of what you liked before. How could I be making these criticisms on this
Arcade Fire’s Win Butler held the fourth edition of his annual POP Vs. Jock charity basketball game in Montreal today. Win and Will Butler both played in the game along with the Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture, Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson, Silicon Valley’s Martin Starr, and basketball players Luke and Matt Bonner. The POP team … More »
Bill Nunn, best known for playing Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, has died. He was 62.
Lee shared the news on his Instagram…
If you’re going to title your film “The Odyssey,” you need to be pretty certain it’s got enough narrative heft and thrust to justify the Homeric allusion.
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SAN SEBASTIAN — In a prize ceremony with a marked Asian accent, “I Am Not Madame Bovary,” from vet Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, (“The Banquet,” “Assembly,”, “Aftershock”), won the top Golden Seashell Saturday night at the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival, an edition marked by across-the-board growth- in star presence, prizes, industry programs and news…. Read more »
When you sign up for an album premiere party/performance from a drag queen, you don’t expect to end the night feeling like your heartstrings have…
Character actor Bill Nunn, best known for his acclaimed turn as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s groundbreaking 1989 film Do The Right Thing, as well as for playing Daily Bugle editor Robbie Robertson in the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man trilogy, died today in Pittsburg from undisclosed causes. He was 62.
“My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know Him As Radio Raheem Passed Away This Morning In His Hometown Of Pittsburgh,’ said Spik…
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