Posts Tagged ‘Film’

MEDIA///WIEDEN+KENNEDY LAUNCHES W+K ENTERTAINMENT AND NEW “D.I.Y. AMERICA” SHORT FILM SERIES

February 10, 2010  |  art, Beautiful Losers, Film, Media, News  |  Comments Off

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Portland-based advertising agency and Supertouch buddies WIEDEN+KENNEDY has quitely launched its own online alternative media outlet, W+K ENTERTAINMENT, and the first significant offerings include a short film series by AARON ROSE titled "D.I.Y. AMERICA". Basically an extension of the previous Beautiful Losers film & traveling art show, the shorts further examine the fertile artistic culture of skateboarding and the influence its had on modern underground visual culture, with additional feature episodes on Os Gemeos and Swoon. Watch the entire series HERE...

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SPORT///RYAN McGINLEY CELEBRATES THE 2010 OLYMPICS IN FILM AND PHOTOS

February 10, 2010  |  art, Film, News, Photography  |  Comments Off

Photographer/director RYAN McGINLEY has produced the most beautiful tribute to this year's winter OLYMPICS yet with his new short film "The Lightness of Being an Olympian," and photo essay, "The Highlifers" commissioned by the NY TIMES.

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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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SPORT///FILM///”BAHATI: OUT OF COMPTON”

February 8, 2010  |  Cycle Killers, News, Sport  |  Comments Off

From ST buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG comes this tip about the upcoming TV docu-series "BAHATI: OUT OF COMPTON," that follows national champion cyclist whose RAHSAAN BAHATIBAHATI FOUNDATION helps underprivileged youth by bringing professional cycling training to the streets of Compton:

“The Bahati Foundation works with local communities to provide inspiration, insight and opportunities for underprivileged youth through the sport of cycling. In conjunction with The Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team, Rahsaan Bahati presents his motivating story to youth and offers access to the team through structured fieldtrips. Each aspect of a professional cycling team is highlighted, explained and demonstrated to provide exposure into the world of cycling.”

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MEDIA///THE BEST SUPER BOWL ADS 2010 EDITION

February 8, 2010  |  Media, News, Sport  |  Comments Off


Mr Burns goes broke in this Simpsons spot...

Luckily yesterday's SUPER BOWL was all high drama as the SAINTS swept the COLTS because the million dollar commercials were pretty weak this year. Here's the ST recap of the game's best breaks...

watch ALL of them HERE
We can't vouch for Will.I.Am, but Manson AND Bin Laden in a Super Bowl Spot?!? This might just be the heaviest one ever...


We're totally sick of KISS and would be happy to never see Gene Simmons again, but seeing MINI KISS finally get their due gets our vote...


This really captures the daily disgust-itude of office life pretty nicely...


Amazing it took VW this long to embrace the ultimate corporate cultural phenomenon: "punch buggy"...


MUNO's big acting debut...


BETTY WHITE and ABE VIGODA getting sacked. Fantasy Football indeed...


DAVE and JAY feel the grudge in OPRAH's living room. Amazing...

THE BANNED MANCRUNCH SUPER BOWL AD (apparently guys feeling each other up in football uniforms is less "gay" than guys making out, somehow):

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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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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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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///FIRST LOOK: JAMES TOBACK’S “TYSON” DOCUMENTARY

January 23, 2009  |  Film, First Look, News, Video  |  Comments Off

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Mike Tyson: War & Peace...

Predictably, the flick garnering outright adoration and even a standing ovation at its first screening at this week's SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL is the gripping "Tyson" documentary by director and miraculous Tyson wrangler JAMES TOBACK. Told entirely in the lisping voice of the former champ in footage culled from countless hours of interviews, the father of six recounts his rise and fall, from early days being bullied as a fat kid ("It was kill or be killed"), and being forced to defend himself in juvenile detention at age 12, to his training with legendary Cus D'Amato ("I knew all the skullduggery ... most of these guys lost the fight before it even started"), to his days as world heavyweight champ ("Once I get in the ring, I'm a god"), and ultimately, his grisly public fall from grace ("I lost the desire to be a champion") including a prison term and the infamous ear biting incident. Along the way, it's revealed, Tyson squandered almost $400 million and lost nearly everything he'd ever earned, physically and emotionally. Toback has known the boxer since 1985 and was able to capture a raw and previously unseen look at the fighter. In Tyson's words, "Jim, he just elicited all this stuff out of me, I don't know how he did it." Far from glossing over the fighter's problems and controversial missteps, Toback's subject instead offers a shockingly open assessment of his tumultuous life, verbally beating himself into a corner again and again. The film is slated for commercial release on April 24. Read more HERE.

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