“Families come in all shapes and sizes.” A teaser for the next stop-motion animated feature from Laika, the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman. Based on Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters!, The Boxtrolls follows a boy named Eggs (Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead Wright) who’s raised by an unconventional family of underground-dwelling creatures who live in cardboard boxes. Ben Kingsley voices the villainous Archibald Snatcher, on a quest to exterminate the Boxtrolls. Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi co-direct the pic. Focus opens The Boxtrolls September 26, 2014.
In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station that is disguised as a massive floating city called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth.
One of the finalists from Tropfest 2013… a lot of people thought this should have won, myself included. Directed by Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke.
Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.
Check out this awesome print from Mark Englert, “This is My Farm… I’ll Die Here”. It had a partial release back in May 2012, before the full release in July 2012. There were regular editions and variant editions available… pretty sure they’re all gone now. Check out availability HERE
The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers, all in the spirit of fostering new connections. Leibster is German & means ‘dearest’ or ‘beloved’ but it can also mean ‘favorite’ .
I was nominated by http://psychowatcher.wordpress.com/ Thank you so much for the award and your numerous ‘likes’ on my posts. I’m a subscriber to her blog and you should be too…!
The rules for the Liebster Blog Award are:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.
5. Let them know you choose them by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here, in addition to Psychowatcher, are a few blogs you should read asap:
http://lifeasacat.com/ Random work-realted filthy hand drawn cartoons, generally all in bad taste, therefore generally all fairly hilarious.
http://eyespywithmylittleye.wordpress.com/ Beautiful images from Sydney based photographer.
http://anilbalan.com/ Tales of Mystery and the Supernatural… excellent original writing.
http://belchdini.wordpress.com/ Horror, comedy and random reviews done with a sense of humour.
For the fashion conscious serial killer, check out the new Friday the 13th Nike SB High Dunk Jason Voorhees Horror shoes here
Apparently 4 out of 5 people lie when asked if they’ve seen certain films to impress others. UK film and gaming rental site ’LoveFilm.com’ polled 1,500 people and asked if they’d ever lied about not having seen certain classic films. At the top of the list, 30% of respondants lied about having seen ‘The Godfather’ (1972), followed by ’Casablanca’ (1942), Taxi Driver (1976), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and ‘Reservoir Dogs’ (1992). Site editor Helen Cowley said: “Whether it is a small white lie about having seen a cult classic or nodding along to friends as they recount the infamous horse head scene in The Godfather, there are some films that we just do not want to admit we have not watched.”
It’s also Jessica Lange’s birthday today, she’ll be 62. She was incredibly hot in ‘King Kong’ (1976) and ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’ (1981)… So they’re the images I’ve chosen to go with. A fantastic actress, nominated five times for Academy Awards for her amazing performances in ‘Frances’ (1982), ‘Sweet Dreams’ (1985) and ‘Music box’ (1989) she won twice, Best Supporting Actress for ‘Tootsie’ (1982) and Best Actress for ‘Blue Sky’ (1994).
A stranger musical crossover would be hard to find… Human Centipede: The Musical can now be seen on You Tube Recorded over two separate performances on March 21, 2011 in the Cabaret Theatre at Emerson College.
Hilariously misplaced billboard advertisement in County Durham, North East England. See the following link for full report here
Source Code opens in the U.S. today. This is Duncan Jones’ second feature and if the reviews on rottentomatoes.com are anything to go by, it looks like being a smart sci-fi thriller. Do yourself a favour and buy or rent his first feature ‘Moon’. It’s an incredible, intelligent debut anchored by an amazing performance from Sam Rockwell for which he was over-looked for all the major awards… ridiculous. Check it out and check out Source Code which is not out here until next month… can’t wait.