Birdemic: Shock and Terror is on Netflix Instant and is being pulled on Monday 7/22. If you haven't seen it yet, it may be one of the worst movies ever made. Just terrible. The first half of the movie is an exercise in how many ways you can execute moviemaking wrong, from acting, editing, sound, scriptwriting. From then on, after the 'action' starts, it's just a clusterfuck of cinematic horribleness.
It makes anything by Ed Wood or Tommy Wiseau (The Room - which I also recommend) look like a Criterion Edition by comparison.
Simple, minimal set-up of midi film scorer Cliff Martinez.
The biggest story in this week's Film section is on Only God Forgives, the latest from Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn; as with Drive, the film's score is by Cliff Martinez, a dude who used to be the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and has become one of the best composers working in film&...
I've been digging these Dennis Eichorn Real Stuff entries lately:
"I was fighting a fire in Alaska, putting out hot spots with my friend E.J. and a squad of Indians. I remember that we were in a clearing, and I mentioned that I had some blisters on my hands." From Real Stuff #3 (Fantagraphics, May 1991).
Nerd fight, pt. 2!
Theoretical vs empirical thinking:
Earlier this month we posted an excerpt from an interview in which linguist Noam Chomsky slams the Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek, along with the late French theorists Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida, for cloaking trivial ideas in obscure and inflated language to make them…
Acoustics pioneer Amar Bose, founder and chairman of the audio technology company Bose Corp. , known for the rich sound of its small tabletop radios and its noise-canceling headphones, has died. He was 83.