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Monday, February 20, 2006

Fri. 2/24 & Sat. 2/25: "Ghost City" Event

The Velaslavasay Panorama is in the mysterious-ness/relic-digging business, and is at it again this weekend. The Panorama presents "Report From The Ghost City," The Disembodied Theater Corporation's "evening of dispatches, news, songs, and fragments from the Ghost City: the skeletal remains of abandoned towns, railways, and graveyards that stand as remnants of a lost society" . . . and more. Friday Feb. 24th & Saturday Feb. 25 8:30 p.m.


Monday, February 13, 2006

"Shitty" movie marketing begets "shitty movie" marketing

Eagle-eyed Angelenos who were assaulted by the marketing campaign for Underworld: Evolution last month likely noticed the eerie resemblance between the Underworld one-sheets and the billboard for Tommy Wiseau's craptacular cult film The Room, which has graced La Brea Avenue for at least two years. The Room, which has been a regular presence at the Laemmle Sunset 5 midnight movie series, defies description...and convention...and simple logic. It must be seen to be believed.

I'm almost impressed that Screen Gems marketing (unintentonally?) gave a shout out to a film that, according to that avatar of pop culture Joel Stein, the New York Film Academy instructs its students to see--as an example of how not to make a movie.

Hack movie marketers: ironically delicious.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

An early Valentine

A big sloppy kiss for those of you who enjoy homebrew videos that namedrop Walter Benjamin and Balki Bartokomous: a forlorn cat puts its plea for love on the Internet.

(via Screenhead)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

More guitars!

I've been meaning to post about this, but Broken Social Scene on Conan O'Brien last week was one of the greatest television music performances I've ever seen. Do yourself a favor and click the play button below.

I haven't seen such anarchic joy since these kids danced and shimmied their way into the hearts of America: