5 items from 2012
On TV this Wednesday: American Horror Story: Asylum gets its scary start, Suburgatory returns for Season 2, there’s a lot of questions being asked in Nashville and Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles steps behind the camera. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are nine programs to watch for tonight.
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8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Brooke Shields returns as the Hecks’ neighbor Rita, who accuses Frankie of stealing her hose; Brick learns about the birds and the bees. »
- Kimberly Roots
Tobe Hooper’s Invaders from Mars is one of those films that must’ve traumatized a good percentage of the kids who watched it upon release. Even before it hit video, I remember kids a few classes ahead of me talking about how scary it was. Catching it a year later on VHS, I recall sharing that sentiment.
The movie might’ve faded from memory over the years, but certain scenes remained in my head: The crazed look in Louise Fletcher’s eyes as frog legs dangle from her mouth, Timothy Bottoms’ creepy about-face to sinister father, and the Martian leader’s almost gleeful torment of child hero Hunter Carson at the climax. I had a feeling Invaders from Mars might not hold up to the memory of my seven-year-old self, but this damn DVD has been in my collection for years, and part of my reason for resurrecting Saturday »
- Masked Slasher
If you ever wanted to know what Chris Brown dreams about (and I know that’s very unlikely, we’ve all got lives after all) then here’s the place to be.
Sometimes infamy can strike someone unawares and stay with them forever like a bad smell or a dodgy tattoo purchased after one too many vodka shots. Since 2009, Chris Brown has been notoriously linked with violence but he hasn’t always made it easy for himself in the aftermath. Obviously there was the Rihanna assault case and the resulting community service charge (deserved), which was quite a big deal considering how high profile both artists were at the time. There was no way he was going to escape that with a mere super injunction was he now…
Since then despite new albums, a long hiatus away from the public eye and attempts to change his image/sound the violence »
- Josh Webb
Writer, producer, director Frank Laloggia of Lady in White (one of the most acclaimed and beloved independently produced American films) is back and in a Big way. Laloggia is at Cannes presenting his 10 minute preview of Miro/Miranda! his new musical comedy and perhaps the most grandly produced (and expensive) promo for a film yet to be made.
“We shot in Italy for 13 days back in September, just south of Florence and not far from where I live.”
With a 40 man crew and dancers culled from Rome, Milan and Florence Laloggia says that he has basically “plucked” the biggest musical number from the film and “shot it”.
“It's a whirlwind 10 minutes of samba, comedy and grand emotion all meant to convey the visual and emotional essence of what I intend to bring to the feature, the story of an Italian man who lives with his Italian mama but dreams of becoming a woman inspired by his idol Carmen Miranda...and does!”
Miro/Miranda! screens at the Palais J on Sunday the 20th at 3pm and at the Palais H on Monday the 21st at 11am.
Check out a 30 second Sneak peak at www.miromiranda.com
- Sydney Levine
The haunted little boy in Lady in White (1988), the alien-fighting teen in Mars Attacks! (1996), and the imperious drug kingpin known as The Pin in Brick (2005) are just a few of his memorable roles. But now he’s taking the lead in the new indie drama Meth Head, as a young man who falls into a Shame-like spiral after getting hooked on the stuff that makes even the most clean-cut souls break bad.
Check it out after the jump. »
- Anthony Breznican
5 items from 2012
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