Each week, the Filles bring you some of our favourite films finds of the week – news, reviews, features, interviews, tweets, new releases, etc. – just in case you missed them.
REEL GREAT READS
- Why do we want to see movies like ‘The Human Centipede 2’? (EW) – Entertainment Weekly critic Owen Gleiberman tries to understand why he and so many other morbidly-curious cinephiles are dying to sit through the supposedly sickening sequel to The Human Centipede, which he says “could be the sickest B-movie ever made” and “would have the Marquis de Sade gagging into his popcorn.”
- Film Circuit is Being Sued for Marketing ‘Drive’ Too Well (Film School Rejects) – Apparently a woman is suing FilmDistrict and the theatre she saw Drive at, because it didn’t live up to the Fast and Furious feel of the trailer. (Oh, and cause she thinks it’s antisemitic?!) If people sued production companies every time a trailer wasn’t a fair representation of the actual movie, Hollywood would be bankrupt.
- Hand Drawn Homage to Classic Films(NY Times) – A profile on Mondo, a company that works alongside the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, to produce badass reimaginings of old and new school movie posters and counts Guillermo del Toro (!) as one of its fans.
- ATTN Studio Execs; You’re Delusional and Your CGI SUCKS(Bloody Disgusting) – Mr. Disgusting gets his totally-justified rant on about modern sci-fi and horror’s dependence on awful CGI, complete with vivid photos of classic movies (i.e. Alien, An American Werewolf in London) that did it way-better with simple movie make-up. He says he got fired up watching a new big studio movie. Here’s hoping it’s not The Thing remake!
- The Ides of March – The year of the Gos’ continues with this George Clooney-directed political thriller in which Ry plays a political staffer who has to keep his presidential candidate’s (Clooney) scandalous methods under wraps.
- Real Steel – Hugh Jackman coaching robots fighting other robots in an underground boxing league!
TRAILER OF THE WEEK: Young Adult
Charlize Theron is a spoiled, aging prom queen with her sights set on her married high school crush in this new Diablo Cody/Jason Reitman feature which has perhaps the best poster ever made.