Bliss trailer

Did you know that Mike Cahill, the director behind 2011’s excellent indie feature film Another Earth, was making a new movie? And that it’s already finished? And coming to Amazon next month? I sure didn’t!

Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris) and Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner) star in Bliss, a science fiction romance which, like the rest of Cahill’s work, explores big, heady concepts from a grounded, human level. Check out the first Bliss trailer below. Read More »

Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week, we go north of the border to talk to some tattoo artists, deal with a terminal diagnosis, try to make amends with our family, get ourselves into a fugue state with some illicit help, and get our punk on. Read More »

Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we spark it up for 4/20, get into a slight tussle, luxuriate in the mud for three days, examine one of music’s greatest artists, and pick grapes as the world burns itself down. Read More »

Meet the Fourth Member of the Powerpuff Girls: Bliss

fourth powerpuff girl

The Powerpuff Girls are adding more sugar, spice, and everything nice to their team. The famous superpowered trio is now a quartet, with the addition of a long-lost sister and the official fourth Powerpuff Girl, Bliss.

Returned from years of exile away from her family, Bliss is the older sister of the Powerpuff Girls, created through the same sweet and spicy combination by Professor Utonium — except with the accidental addition of Chemical W instead of Chemical X. Now, she’s come back to Townsville to take her rightful place alongside her Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup.

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