Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Music has always been a vital component in the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, and he has a habit of returning the favor to the musicians and artists who so frequently lend his films so much power. Avant-garde folk artist Joanna Newsom played Sortilège in Anderson’s 2014 stoner-noir-comic-mystery Inherent Vice, and her offbeat voiceover narration gives the film much of its flavor. So of course the music video for Newsom’s new single is directed by Anderson, and of course both the song and the video itself are totally lovely and mesmerizing affairs.
Watch Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Divers” music video after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
You may not know Carlos Baena by name, but you’re definitely familiar with his work. As an animator at Pixar, he was involved with classics like Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Wall-E, and Toy Story 3, and at ILM he worked on films including Star Wars Episode II and Men in Black II. Now he’s striking out on his own as the writer and director of La Noria, a gorgeous animated horror short. Find out how you can help him get it made after the jump. Read More »
Director Xavier Dolan should make most 20-somethings feel unaccomplished. Dolan, who’s only 26 years old, has made five feature films. On top of that, he’s working on two projects at the moment — one starring Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) and Marion Cotillard (Macbeth), the other featuring Jessica Chastain (The Martian) and Susan Sarandon (The Meddler). To add another accomplishment to his resumé, he’s directed a video for Adele.
Watch the Xavier Dolan music video after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
MGM is playing a game, and it would like you, the viewer, to join it. The studio announced today that it’s reviving WarGames as a video game of sorts — or rather, an interactive digital short that “combines the narrative of a compelling movie with the responsiveness of a great game.”
That means viewers will get to determine the outcome, potentially making for a slightly different narrative every time you watch it. Get full details on the WarGames interactive short after the jump. Read More »
Legoland has announced that a new animated short film based on The LEGO Movie will premiere in January 2016 at Legoland. Hit the jump to learn more about The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure, including images from the new film.
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As we’ve previously reported, there’s a 30th anniversary Blu-Ray and DVD release of the entire Back to the Future trilogy arriving on October 20th, the day before Back to the Future Day gets into full swing on October 21st, 2015, which is the exact day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II. And if you weren’t interested in buying the new set before, this latest tease just might convince you.
Doc Brown returns in a new short film called Doc Brown Saves the World, featuring Christopher Lloyd reprising his iconic role from the time traveling film franchise, and the only way to see this short film in October will be to get your hands on this 30th anniversary set of the movies. But thankfully, we’ve got a tease of the short film to watch now. Read More »
Summer ’78 is a short film that played at Disney’s Star Wars Weekends 2015. The filmmaker says the short film is “about the power of imagination.” At its core, the Summer 78 short film is about a young boy growing up in the late 1970s, playing with his favorite Star Wars toys, creating short 8mm movies with elaborate recreations in his backyard. Hit the jump to watch the Summer 78 short film now.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Disneyland is billed as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but happy isn’t for everyone. Some people find all that relentless cheer to be kinda creepy, or simply prefer to mix things up with more offbeat, macabre entertainments. For all those people, there’s Banksy‘s Dismaland.
Touted as “the UK’s most disappointing new visitor attraction,” Dismaland showcases work by Damien Hurst, Jenny Holzer, and other artists (in addition to Bansky himself). It also features an hourlong program of short films by Ze Frank, Kristen Lepore, and many more. Get the Banksy Dismaland preview, and watch all 24 shorts, after the jump. Read More »
There’s plenty of Star Wars mash-ups out there online, but most them simply take real footage from the movies and remixes it with other audio and video. However, it’s always a little more impressive when someone creates an original video with Star Wars influences.
And that’s exactly what’s so cool about Darth Punk: The Funk Awakens, a Star Wars Daft Punk hybrid music video by Infectious Designer that takes elements from a galaxy far, far away and mixes them with an electro-punk underworld. If you like neon, shiny helmets and lightsabers, you’ll enjoy this little production. Read More »