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Video for Fiona Apples-Hot Knife directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

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It’s clear to me now, not so much in his Boogie Nights phase, that director Paul Thomas Anderson is not only a director who sees images through music, but in recent years it’s been the more eclectic vibes that he’s been harnessing for his pictures. One need only watch, what I believe to be, the beginning of his avant-garde obsession with odd soundtracks, There Will Be Blood. Him and Radiohead member Johnny Greenwood, wove a tapestry of strange and ethereal landscapes that wont soon be forgotten by anyone whose seen that film.  That being said, I’d certainly love to know how P.T. Anderson wound up working on the video for this “Tune Yard-esque” track “Hot Knife” of Fiona’s fourth album The Idler Wheel.

Watching the video…I get it, but strangely enough I don’t feel P.T. Anderson’s stamp on this. This video got too literal for my taste. Let me explain…there are about a million videos on youtube that feature novice singers all doing this multilayer sound scape, which I thought we had seen the last of, but apparently not. I swear to G-d they are all doing the same thing.  Not to say it’s not cool to look at, but this video went exactly where I’d expected it to go.

I’ll say this for the girl though, she does get to work with cool directors like Mark Romanek who directed her Across the Universe video and now P.T.

Enough about this little brat…let me stop. In addition to making videos, P.T. Anderson is at work right now on the film starring Joaquin Phoenix called Inherent Vice. It’s based on a story by Thomas Pynchon, the story takes place in 1969 Los Angeles, and centers on a pothead/private detective Larry “Doc” Sportello (played by Jaoquin Phoenix), who is helping a former lover with an intriguing case that involves infidelity, mental institutions, and policemen called “Bigfoot.”

Sounds very P.T. Enjoy Fiona!

Tonight I Strike is a brilliant excercise in robots and revenge

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Shot like a Mark Romanek music video, Tonight I Strike is a pleasant and unexpected treat for lovers of Philip K Dick (Blade Runner) or William Gibson (Neuromancer). Directed by DAN GAUD and produced by DIMEWORTH FILMS, Tonight I Strike blew me away! I’m a huge fan of simple stories, mainly because I can’t get myself to write a simple story to save my life, but director Dan Gaud and Ayz Waraich , took their time with this piece or they could’ve threw this together in a week, nevertheless they did what most films of late have failed to do and that’s get me to empathize with the protagonist Liam.

In a brilliant stroke of genius, it was the leads housemaid/robot, that tied this whole film together so fucking well. Not much screen time was needed or special effects, for that fact, to let us in as to why Liam did the things he does in the film. No cops, no robots, no nothing…just him and a crowbar. This suicide mission was Liam trying to put things right on an un-lived life, but is it too late? The story packs a punch and is easily one of the best science fiction shorts I’ve seen in awhile. A lot of heart and thought went into Tonight I Strike and the end result is a thing to behold!

I am very excited to see what this director and writer have next up their sleeve.

PLOT:

Liam is searching for his sister and nothing will get in his way. A tale of violence, redemption and magnets.

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Universal Studios in talks to bring IDW’s Locke and Key to the big screen…finally

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Can this amazing comic book get a friggin break? Yep…according to Heat Vision , Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s amazing story of violence and magic is being picked up by Universal Studios with screenwriters/producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci in place to produce the film.

Whew…I was scared, they were set to write.

Locke & Key tells of three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts. They soon discover the house has magical keys that give the bearers a vast array of powers and abilities. However, a devious creature is also after the keys, forcing the family to make a stand against evil.

Kurtzman and Orci have clearly been campaigning for awhile to see this project to fruition. Back in 2011, they shot a respectable pilot that was directed by Mark Romanek , that unfortunately never saw the light of day. Who knows what companies like Universal Studios are thinking when they scoop up the rights to something we fans hold so dear, but I imagine they work a lot like Scrooge McDuck, in that they just want to own it.  That way they have the luxury of knowing no one else can touch it. Hopefully this isn’t just another trophy and this picture will get made.

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Universal snatches up Joe Hill’s Locke and Key with Kurtzman and Orci set to produce this film trilogy

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