“A middle-aged slacker shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And Daisato has his own problems – an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits. A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero, BIG MAN JAPAN is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic, but truly unique hero.”
I just read a couple, ok many reviews for this documentary, “Anvil, The story of Anvil”, lets just say there’s not one bad review out there. Meet the band that influenced Slayer, Metallica, GNR, and so many more, but never really made it big. Here’s the premise, “At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the “demi-gods of Canadian metal, ” influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams.” The film was director by Sacha Gervasi, who at 16 left home to tour with the band. In 2003,he reconnected with them and begin the process to make the documentary. for more info and clips of the film click here.
“A modern Fairytale… ” Good DIck, a movie about a agoraphobic girl who loves to watch porn and begins a relationship with the video store clerk. Its dark witty and softcore, a perfect family treat. Staring Marianna Palka and Jason Ritter(John Ritter’s kid). I premiered a few days in October, its seems to be making its rounds coming to an art house near you.
Translating Hollywood is a really cool book that I picked up recently. Written by Sam Sarowitz (whose collection the posters are from) and published by Mark Batty Publisher, the book displays foreign posters/interpretations for Major Motion Pictures in a couple different countries . It is great to look at all of the different designs for one movie, some classics. After the jump, a couple of my favorites.
Boasting a strange cast (Judd Nelson, Bill Paxton, Lara Flynn Boyle, Wayne Newton) in an even stranger film, The Dark Backward is one of those movies to watch when there is no other movie. Watch the trailer here
Free Jimmy is a Norwegian animation about a escaped drug-addicted circus elephant. Originally released in 2006. The English Version of the film will be released October 17th in the UK. Voice overs by Simon Pegg, and Woody Harrelson (of course).
Complete Technique‘s collaboration with 55DSL. Show up to the 55DSL store in NYC this Friday, Oct 3 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm and drink free Red Bull (with vodka). You can rub shoulders with the stars from MTV’s upcoming movie, Made in Queens (will Johnny Drama be there?). It’s not that kind of movie, check out the trailer after the jump.
The long awaited documentary is finally upon us. You can find the tickets here, however I recommend going through IFC for them. Friday and Saturday night, artists and directors will be in attendance for the 8:20pm and 10:20pm shows.
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