It’s all about the eye contact
America’s favorite weirdos (including Jeff Goldblum) give the infomercial medium a much needed injection of humor in this commercial spot for GE’s new smart lightbulb, the Link.
Don Hertzfeldt’s couch gag from a couple nights ago takes The Simpsons far into the future.
“La Carnada” is a short film about a 13-year old’s first trip across the border smuggling cocaine.
Madsteez was born with a rare condition in his left eye that enables him to only see abstract shapes and colors when his right eye is closed. Throughout his life, he has wondered what it would be like to have perfect vision, and has questioned if he would still be an artist and what his art would look like if he saw the world through a normal lens? Using this disability as a starting point, two filmmakers are creating a short asking “what if?” and in turn Madsteez, known for his large, bright pieces is creating a work of art central to the film. Each pledge of $100 on kickstarter entitles you to one 20″ x 20″ canvas, that will then become part of the mural. The more you buy, the bigger it gets.
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Adding to the ongoing wussification of the world, the Madrileno village of Mataelpino has replaced bulls with large foam boulders for what was once their annual bull run.
Making funnies about the 1-3 Redskins
All of the movies worth watching in theaters this weekend
A documentary examining the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and Western’s culture’s increasing obsession with youth.
Pepe Martinez in Underworld Element’s Skypager
Tobin Yelland profiles Ray Potes, Lele Saveri, Clint Woodside, and Teenwitch in this short documentary series for Vans.