MEDIA///PHARRELL INTERVIEWS KAWS

February 10, 2010  |  art, Film, Graffiti, KAWS, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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FILM///WHAT IF FAMOUS FILMMAKERS DIRECTED THE SUPER BOWL???

February 9, 2010  |  Film, News, Sport, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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FILM///NEWS///LIL WAYNE WILL LEAD THE NAVI IN AVATAR II

February 4, 2010  |  Film, News, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Lil Wayne takes Hip Hop to the next level...

It was announced today that human alien LIL WAYNE has been confirmed as the lead role in AVATAR II as the leader of the NAVI. Pre-production is set to commence upon Wayne's release from prison in 2011, earlier if he gets out for good behavior...

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NEWS///JOHNNY DEPP SET TO DIRECT KEITH RICHARDS DOCUMENTARY

February 4, 2010  |  Film, News, Rock of Ages  |  Comments Off

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Portraits of Keef by German painter Sebastian Kruger...

JOHNNY DEPP has announced that he'll soon be directing an in-depth documentary on legendary rock cockroach KEITH RICHARDS. "I'm very touched that Keith has agreed to show up in front of my cameras," said Depp, whose last rock documentary was a short film titled "Stuff" chronicling the squalid living conditions of a then-dying John Frusciante after he'd quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers and settled into a life of speedball-fueled seclusion in his Hollywood Hills home (which later burned down). We can only imagine that Mick is probably lining up his own rival documentary crew at this very moment...

Johnny Depp's "Stuff", a Film About John Frusciante:

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MUSIC///NEWS///BAD BRAINS DOCUMENTARY NEARING COMPLETION

February 3, 2010  |  Film, Music, News  |  Comments Off

The influence of the greatest, most powerful, and most innovative hardcore band of all time, BAD BRAINS, literally cannot be overstated. There is not a genre of popular heavy music today that does not benefit from the mighty steps taken from the unlikely Rastas from DC who infused reggae, dub, and speed metal into the otherwise homogenous, suburban white genre. The band's camp has been working on a long-overdue comprehensive documentary for over a year now and  our buddies at METAL UNDERGROUND say the reels are almost ready to roll:

"BAD BRAINS has announced that it is in the final stages of production for its acclaimed documentary. No release date has been set yet.

The yet-untitled film was directed by Mandy Stein and Ben Logan and traces the history of the band from their formation in Washington, D.C. in 1979 to the present day. In addition to tons of footage from the band’s vault, the movie includes interviews with all four members (vocalist HR, guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jenifer and drummer Earl Hudson) and their manager Anthony Countey, as well as testimonials from Henry Rollins, ex-Minor Threat and Fugazi vocalist Ian MacKaye, ex-Minor Threat guitarist Lyle Preslar, ex-Cro Mags vocalist Jon Joseph and guitarist Harley Flanagan, Murphys Law guitarist Jimmy Gestapo and Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, who produced Bad Brains 2007 album Build a Nation.

In addition to giving birth to the hardcore movement with their song “Pay to Cum” and inspiring all of the aforementioned musicians in the process, the Bad Brains had a huge influence on a new breed of late ‘80 and early ’90s metal bands, including Living Colour, Faith No More, 24-7 Spyz and Fishbone. While the Bad Brains flick is currently in post-production, it will be ready for release in a Jamaican minute."

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VINYL CULTURE///FILM///MEDICOM’S MUST-HAVE “WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” TOYS

May 4, 2009  |  Film, News, Toybox, Vinyl Fetish  |  Comments Off

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SPIKE JONZE's forthcoming "Where The Wild Things Are" film marketing blitz is easily the most welcome merchandising moment in recent years. Kicking off the collecting onslaught is MEDICOM TOY's excellent KUBRICK set depicting Max and his merry band of monsters alongside an amazing 12" REAL ACTION HERO version of Max in his fuzzy suit and crown. All figures hit shelves in October when the movie— based on Maurice Sendak's seminal children's book of the same name—drops in theaters...

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FILM///THE BEST MOVIE OF 2009 SO FAR?: ADAM BERG’S PHILIPS “CAROUSEL” COMMERCIAL

April 26, 2009  |  art, Film, News, Video  |  Comments Off

And you thought "Hannah Montana in 3D" was the shit: To celebrate the imminent arrival of the groundbreaking CINEMA 21:9 LCD TV, electronics company PHILIPS has launched a new website which will act as the dedicated online home of the world's first cinema proportioned television screen. Found on-line at www.philips.co.uk/cinema, the site is host to an exclusive fully interactive movie, entitled "Carousel," directed by ADAM BERG with music provided from MICHAEL FAKESCH. The 2 minute 19 second cinematic feature is filmed in one continuous tracking shot and offers an exploration into the world of movies being made for the cinema screen through the eyes of the director and the special effects and lighting experts. During playback of the movie, users have interactive touch points in which they can access additional content and feature demonstrations.

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FILM///FIRST LOOK///SPIKE JONZE’S “WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” TRAILER

March 30, 2009  |  Film  |  Comments Off

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FILM///”TRAVELING WITH YOSHITOMO NARA” BY KOJI SAKABE

March 11, 2009  |  art, Film, Japan, Nara, News, Video  |  Comments Off

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NEWS///FILM///ANNOUNCING THE PREMIERE OF RON ENGLISH’S “ABRAHAM OBAMA” DOCUMENTARY

February 6, 2009  |  art, Film, Graffiti, News, Ron English, Street Art  |  Comments Off

Supertouch’s own billboard liberator RON ENGLISH was a busy man this election season, canvassing the US plastering copies of his graphically disturbing “Abraham Obama” hybrid portrait on city walls across the expanse of this great country. On hand to capture it all was director KEVIN CHAPADOS whose created the documentary film “Abraham Obama” to chronicle Ronnie’s great political journey including run-ins with like-minded counter culturalists Morgan Spurlock, The Date Farmers, Shepard Fairey, Jack Medicine, David Choe, Sam Flores, and DJ Z-Trip along the way. The film will premiere at San Francisco’s Roxie Theater on Sunday, February 15th at 12:30pm, with an additional screening on Wednesday, February 18th at 7:30pm. Don’t sleep…

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