by Dave Thomas
After three months of some of the worst major releases Hollywood has ever had to offer (only four major releases have received a “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes so far this year), we finally have something to rejoice about. The month begins and ends with two of the most widely anticipated adaptations in recent memory. And there’s some good stuff in between, too (though most of that’s coming from the indies).
WHAT’S THE PITCH?
It’s “Sin City.” Either you know, or you don’t. But in an effort to be an equal opportunity geek, I’ll tell you that this is an anthology based on the popular, gritty Frank Miller comic.
Now, just wait until “Sim City” comes out next month. That’s gonna be a motherfucker!
WILL IT SUCK?
How can I put this delicately? This is the fan-boy spooge-fest of the year. And not just because of Jessica Alba in a stripper/cowgirl outfit. Though that helps. No, the geeks have been waiting for this for years and to have Frank Miller not only sign off on it but co-direct it (in a move which cost co-director Robert Rodriguez his DGA membership) is the ultimate endorsement.
Archive for April, 2005
by Dave Thomas
Check this funny remix of Daft Punk is Playing at my House. Funny shit.
We can’t wait to see Larry David’s blog…
In a move unlikely only because it’s taken this long to happen, pundit-about-town Arianna Huffington is extending her hosting largess to the blogosphere.
This month the wannabe California governor is launching a Slate-like Web site where a cast of bigwigs, including Sen. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.), David Geffen, Barry Diller, Larry David, Tom Freston, Ari Emanuel, Jim Wiatt, Tina Brown and Harold Evans will each have their own blog from which to spout Big Thoughts about politics.
Huffington wouldn’t comment, but it was confirmed that a soft-launch of the Huffington Report would be up and running before the end of April.
It will be interesting to see how these honchos fare in the Wild West of the ‘Net, where contentious, or even off-hand remarks are seized upon within seconds by millions and held up for debate (and often scorn) on scores of Web sites. Or even if Diller or Geffen will actually type their thoughts.
Unlike corporations, the Internet does not provide legions of publicists and spinmeisters to keep the public at bay.
Then again, Huffington is wisely confining her site mostly to politics. It’s safer, after all, for liberals to bash the government than Hollywood.
From Todd P’s newsletter:
Friday 4/1 at Club Exit:
LIGHTNING BOLT -> DMBQ -> Panthers -> Titan -> Shellshag
with CHK CHK CHK djs – NEW TAAFE dance party btwn bands & till late
some tickets will be available @ the door -&- in advance @ EAT RECORDS:
124 Meserole Ave @ Leonard St in Greenpoint, BKYLN
Take the G train to Nassau – call 718.389.8083 for ticket info
Club Exit is a fuckin’ crazy designed to the hilt Polish disco located above a Burger King around the corner from the Greenpoint Ave train station in Greenpoint, Brooklyn – Little Poland, NYC. Club Exit features many many rroms and levels of pulsating lights, lasers, smoke, ovular furniture, light fixtures, bathrooms sinks, bartops, etc – and lots and lots of backlit opaque plastic. You’ve walked past it a zillion times – you’ve got to see the inside of this place.
Check out the site –> http://www.club-exit.com
Will Oldham is collaborating his beard off these days: Fresh off the success of his Superwolf venture with ChaveZwan alum Matt Sweeney, he’s laid down a series of cover songs with Chicago post-rockers Tortoise. Initially concieved as a half-joke between Overcoat Recordings owner Howard Greynolds and Oldham, the record has ballooned into a full-on but unnamed collaboration, featuring 10 cuts from artists as disparate as Elton John and Lungfish.
“On one level, it sounds like a cross between Tortoise and Will Oldham,” Tortoise bassist Doug McCombs told the Chicago Reader. “But ultimately it sounds like a collaboration between six people, not just a group and one guy.”