4 items from 2016
Think the current presidential election couldn’t get any scarier? Allow Danny Elfman to fuel your nightmares, just in time for Halloween. Elfman, the award-winning composer known for his work on “The Simpsons,” “Corpse Bride” and “Forbidden Zone,” has now turned his attention to perhaps his most frightening subject matter yet: Gop presidential nominee Donald Trump looming ominously behind and around his political rival Hillary Clinton during the presidential debate. A video published on Funny or Die masterfully matches the images to the music, casting Trump in the same vein as famous movie baddies as Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, »
- Tim Kenneally
These are the Eyes that Satirize! Everybody's seen their imagery but few know the story of these anonymous performance artists and their avant-garde music. Their highly creative songs and videos satirize the commercialization of art and music, and they've chosen a real 'you'll never get rich' way to stay clear of the commercial undertow. Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents Blu-ray Film Movement 2015 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 87 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / 34.95 Starring Jerry Casale, Les Claypool, Chris Combs, Jon Fishman, Matt Groening, Jerry Harrison, Penn Jillette, Jim Knipfel, Gary Panter, The Residents, Steve Seid. Cinematography Barton Bishoff, Don Hardy, Josh Keppel Produced by Barton Bishoff, Don Hardy, Josh Keppel Written and Directed by Don Hardy
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
We've all seen the image: four tuxedoed men in eyeball masks with top hats and canes. These masked men are the avant-garde band and multimedia performance artists known as The Residents. »
- Glenn Erickson
Katie Mitchell was born in 1964 and raised in Berkshire. She studied English at Oxford and started her career at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Following a stint at the Royal Court, she became an associate director at the National Theatre, where she attracted controversy for “smashing up” classics such as Chekhov’s The Seagull. In the past five years, she has worked mostly outside the UK, though she returned to the National in February to direct Sarah Kane’s Cleansed. She is directing Ophelias Zimmer at the Royal Court from 17 May and The Forbidden Zone at the Barbican from 26 May. Mitchell received an OBE in 2009 and her daughter, Edie, was born in 2005.
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- Killian Fox
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: January 5, 2016 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
Set millennia in the future, this fantasy series follows three unlikely heroes, on their quest to thwart a demonic army.
When the Ellcrys Tree begins to fail, it signifies a threat to the Four Lands. It is said each leaf represents a single demon. As the leaves fall, creatures of darkness are released from the Forbidden Zone. If the tree dies, the world will end.
Raised by her grandfather, after the death of her parents, Elvin Princess Amberle Elessedil (Poppy Drayton), longs to prove herself. When she has a »
4 items from 2016
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