Monday, March 30, 2009
I’m very curious about Tim Burton’s plans for his live-action 3D version of Alice in Wonderland, especially how much animation/CGI he’ll use. The cast includes Johnny Depp and Crispin Glover, plus Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter as the queens. Read more: “Tim Burton Talks Alice In Wonderland.” The film isn’t scheduled to be released until April 2010, so I must continue to wait in anticipation.
Empire presents a list of the best kill scenes in cinema history: “The 50 Greatest Movie Finishing Moves.” I can’t say I agree with most of the selections and placements, but it’s interesting to click through. I do approve of #3 from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. That’s a great scene.
Spike Jonze recently shot a 10-15 minute “short film” featuring Kanye West. Something to whet our appetites before the sure-to-be-amazingly-awesome Where the Wild Things Are is released? Read more: “Kanye West and Spike Jonze Team Up for ‘See You in My Nightmares’ Film.”
DOOM has a new album out called Born Like This. I have some stuff MF DOOM did with Danger Mouse called DANGERDOOM (with/for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim). DOOM has worked with Gorillaz too. But this new album has a Radiohead connection. Thom Yorke produced a bonus track called “Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Remix),” which is available as track 18 from iTunes (if you purchase the whole album).
Somehow I missed that Trespassers William released a new EP called The Natural Order of Things earlier this month. Nice. I’m all caught up now.
It’s all about the money: “Who Will Monetize Social Media?”
Thank goodness for The Onion: “Prague’s Franz Kafka International Named World’s Most Alienating Airport.”