7 items from 2014
Feature James Clayton 14 Mar 2014 - 06:37
In The Zero Theorem, Christoph Waltz plays Qohen Leth - a hairless and reclusive computer programmer who lives in his pyjamas in a cavernous ancient cathedral in a dystopian future. This sounds a bit like a midlife crisis. In fact it is a whole life crisis and, for Qohen, that existential despair isn't just a pastime - it's his job. The main protagonists search for the meaning of life forms the narrative core of Terry Gilliam's new film.
Anyone who's ever searched for the meaning of life will be able to tell you that it's a terrible, soul-destroying business unless it's turned into a Monty Python movie. It's therefore a huge relief to know that Gilliam is handling this headspinning sci-fi feature. The quest for »
File this one under "casual cannibalism," kids, as we have just come one step closer to Soylent Green as meat maker Bite Labs has found a way to combine celebrity tissue samples and animal products to create some fine salamis. Yep, didn't think I'd be writing about this today. Or even this year.
From the Bite Labs website:
"We start with top-quality ingredients and time-honored recipes for the creation of fine cured meats. We mix celebrity and animal meats, grown inhouse through a proprietary culturing process, into curated salami blends. Starting with biopsied myoblast cells, we grow our healthy, rich meats in Bite Labs’ own bioreactors. Our process yields high-quality, luxury protein, in a sustainable manner that eliminates the environmental and ethical concerns associated with traditional livestock production.”
Yep... we're all doomed. Enjoy the ride while it lasts. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go check if they have »
- Uncle Creepy
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes an exclusive clip from the film, The Case of Mary Ford, first details on The Three starring Lew Temple from The Walking Dead, a new candle line from Horror Decor, a review of The Poisoning and The Returned, a Q&A with artist Naisa Gomez, and much more:
Exclusive Clip from The Case of Mary Ford: “Greece, 1910. Maria (Tamar Karabetyan) is a young Greek girl in a fishing village on the Black Sea. The village match maker betroths her to a young fisherman Adonis (Branko Tomovic), who is in partnership with the true object of Maria’s affection, Giorgos (Yannis Stankoglou). One stormy night Giorgos and Adonis’s boat capsizes and Adonis is lost at sea. With no source of income Giorgos sets of for America promising Maria he will return for her. »
- Tamika Jones
If you're anything like us, then you have watched the gooey 1985 Larry Cohen classic The Stuff and wondered to yourselves... "Hmmm. I wonder what that tastes or smell like." Now Horror Decor is ready to answer at least one of those questions.
From the Press Release
We here at Horror Decor are very excited to announce the release of a new scented candle line! We neglected our candle line in 2013 so we wanted to give it some special attention by doing what we did for our pillows: infuse them with some of our favorite horror flicks!
How exactly did we do that? Not only is there a visual representation with glossy full color labels, but the scents themselves have been directly inspired by the films we love so much. We are kicking off the new line with five options:
The Stuff - A sweet scent reminiscent of ice cream that will get you saying, »
- Uncle Creepy
Though primarily known for their pillows, Horror Decor also specializes in unique home decor of all kinds, including clocks, lampshades, placemats and pot holders. They've also got a line of horrific candles, ranging from the grotesque urine sample candle to the macabre bloody eyeball candle. Next week, they're launching a brand new line of scented candles, which are set to bring delightful horror movie-inspired scents into your home.
Five candles comprise the new line, ranging from the marshmallow-scented Ghostbusters candle to the Street Trash-inspired Tenafly Viper candle, which fittingly releases an intoxicating scent of booze. Also included in the line are candles inspired by The Shining, The Stuff and Soylent Green, with the latter one coming equipped with a unique beef jerky scent. Soylent Green is people, after all.
The candles are available for pre-order on February 24th, and you can learn more about each individual one over on Horror Decor! »
- John Squires
If you thought the future of law enforcement was PC Plod on a hoverjet or Dixon Of Soylent Green - and, in fairness, you probably didn't - think again. It's the man / 'bot hybrid making his psychologically painful transition from Alex Murphy into RoboCop in this new clip from the movie. brightcove.createExperiences(); RoboCop (and his human alter ego) is played by Joel Kinnaman, with Abbie Cornish playing his wife, Clara Murphy, and Gary Oldman is Dr. Dennett Norton, the brainiac behind his technologically advanced super-lawman. Frank Sinatra plays himself. The new-look RoboCop finds us in the year 2028, with multinational conglomerate OmniCorp (look out for Michael Keaton as CEO Raymond Sellar in the movie's trailer) at the centre of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, »
Cinema Retro enters its tenth year of publishing with issue #28 which is now shipping worldwide.
We launch our landmark anniversary with one of our best issues ever. Here are the highlights:
Sheldon Hall presents major coverage of the 50th anniversary of the British war movie classic Zulu starring Stanley Baker, Michael Caine and Jack Hawkins...complete with rarely seen images. Dave Worrall takes you behind the scenes for the filming of the James Bond blockbuster Goldfinger at Pinewood Studios and presents some rare behind-the-scenes production shots as well as a "now-and-then" guide to specific studio locations from the film.
Ray Morton provides an exclusive interview with famed cinematographer Richard H. Kline, whose credits include Soylent Green, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Camelot, Body Heat, The Mechanic and the 1976 remake of King Kong. Brian Hannan looks at the dramatic behind-the-scenes story of BUtterfield 8, the film Elizabeth Taylor fought against doing. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
7 items from 2014