With summer approaching and its plethora of open window/outdoor Net grazing, parties and, of course, blockbuster movies, we’ve decided to create a glorious soundtrack-themed Muxtape for our readership. All of the awesome songs streamed on the first Slashfilm Muxtape come from films we dig sans a certain mission statement from Patton Oswalt. I’ve arranged the Muxtape to go from enjoyably cheesy summer movie nostalgia explosion to Nextlevelsville. Hope you guys and gals like it, more Slashfilm movie anthems to come. And if you want even more jams, here’s my personal Muxtape page. Awww.
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For the sake of archiving, we’ve included the first track-listing after the jump
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It seems like everyone and their mother has a “I Drink Your Milkshake” T-shirt now-a-days. Here are some of the cooler designs I’ve come across.
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Now that “I Drink Your Milkshake” has exploded into a cult phenomenon, we bring you this interesting There Will Be Blood factoid:
According to cinematographer Robert Elswit, the oil used on screen in the movie was actually created using the same industrial material used by McDonald’s to thicken their milkshakes. How funny is that?
/Film reader Ignatius F sent over There Will Be Vader, a short video mash-up of the video from Star Wars and the audio from There Will Be Blood. It starts off a bit slow but trust me, stay with it for 3 minutes, and it really gets pretty good, then sputters again near the end. Check it out after the jump.
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On April 8th, I know what I’ll be buying.
So far, information is limited as details have not been officially announced, but Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood will be released in both a 1-disc and 2-disc special edition DVD. The single disc release will feature the movie in anamorphic widescreen with dolby digital 5.1 surround audio, but no extras.
The two disc special edition will include three featurettes, titled “Dailies Gone Wild,” “The Story of Petroleum,” and “15.” The 2-disc Collector’s Edition DVD will include 15 minutes worth of deleted scenes and both the teaser and theatrical trailers. A High Definition release is also planned, but no one is entirely sure if it will be Blu-ray or HD-DVD. I was hoping that Paul would record a commentary track for this film, but I can understand why he probably didn’t.
The following review contains spoilers and touches on topics and themes from the film, There Will Be Blood, which may prove unsettling for some readers. This review is long as hell because TWBB is long as hell, but it is also one of the best films ever made and the best film this decade.
The fact that Paul Thomas Anderson‘s American epic, There Will Be Blood, did not win an Oscar for Best Picture or Best Director says nothing about the film’s quality and inarguable stature as a masterpiece, but much about how we deal with an artist who swims out to the mark of greatness and madness, leaving the rest of us behind.
When an artist, rarely a director, does this it overwhelms and scares us. We practically expect the Jaws theme to begin its maniacal cue and watch the unknown devour him. Anderson, who previously directed the cool but slightly manipulative and hyperactive Boogie Nights and Magnolia, does nothing to alleviate our concern for the unhinged artist; his ever-focused stare dances more and more with an alarming expanse and he brandishes a smirk that sort of says “Oh really? Fuck off.” Luckily, from afar, these traits make him that much more interesting after viewing his first masterpiece.
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Saturday Night Live ran a parody of There Will Be Blood last night. Daniel Plainview hosts a Food TV program called “I Drink Your Milkshake”. It looks like Milkshake has now gone mainstream. Anton from No Country for Old Men and our favorite pregnant 15-year old make appearances. Thanks to Derek for bringing us to our attention. Watch the clip below.
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When it comes to the showdown, Peter and I will both be there with news on which film wins Best Picture this Sunday evening. However, right now we are both in agreement that Paul Thomas Anderson‘s There Will Be Blood is a better film than the Coen Brothers‘ No Country For Old Men. There is no question: It deserves to win the Oscar for 2007′s Best Picture. Will it? We’ll discuss that later.
I hope to further explain my opinion on this subject in a bit, but until then, tell us why you agree or disagree. And if you think Juno or Michael Clayton is superior to one or both of these modern classics, stay out of this forum or watch out for a braining bowling pin. Oh, and everyone, watch out massive spoilers, obviously. Bring your A-game to the comments.
Discuss one of the coolest Oscar showdowns in years: There Will Be Blood vs. No Country For Old Men.