The Royal Tenenbaums is one of my all-time favorite movies, so I was thrilled to see it featured on AV Club’s Pop Pilgrims, which checks out the memorable real-life locations of TV and film shoots. While Wes Anderson and his crew were scouting locations for the unfinished script, Wes spotted this amazing house in Harlem and rented it for six months for both exterior and interior shots.
The Royal Tenenbaums is set in New York, but not really. The city viewers see in the film certainly looks like New York, but the names have been changed and, in at least one case, an iconic landmark covered up. Consequently, the house that Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) bought in the winter of his 35th year is located on Archer Avenue in the film, not in Harlem on Convent Avenue at 144th Street, as it is in real life.
Worried about juggling your Christmas baking, gift-giving and party-going with the possible zombie apocalypse? This brief instructional video from Team Unicorn has all the information you need to safely and happily enjoy the season without turning into one of the walking dead.
I saw this last night on ESPN’s MNF pregame telecast in the “C’Mon Man” segment of the show and wanted to share it here.
It was simple and brilliant play by the football team of Driscoll Middle School from Corpus Christi, Texas. The quarterback took the ball and casually strolled forward, acting as though the play hadn’t started. But it had, and he passed the opposing team’s defensive line before they realized it.
Paul Frankland, aka Woob, has provided “Paradigm Flux”, a new track of his, as the soundtrack for this new time lapse piece. Paul is among the most acclaimed ambient musicians of his generation and has created several milestones of the genre, including the well loved Woob 1194 and Woob 4495 albums.
If you like great evocative, cinematic ambient music combining organic elements with world and dub influences, by all means check out his latest album, “Repurpose”: woob.bandcamp.com/album/repurpose
20th Century Fox has set a September 3rd release date for Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis’ Machete, starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey, Don Johnson and Steven Seagal. Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 6th, which gives the movie a four-day opening weekend.
Machete is based on the “fake” trailer in Robert Rodriguez’s 2007 Grindhouse. The feature version of the trailer finds Machete (Trejo) a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (De Niro) a corrupt Senator. Double crossed and on the run Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, Padre (Marin) his “holy” brother, and April (Lohan) a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by Sartana (Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger.
Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him. The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles. Peruvian filmmaker Ricardo de Montreuil made the short film The Raven on a budget of only $5,000. It is based on a treatment for a potential film trilogy.
Tokyo/Glow is a short film about the lighted figure in a crosswalk sign. He escapes from the confines of his box and walks about the city of Tokyo at night. He moves slowly, taking in the city as it flashes around him at high speed. Written and directed by Jonathan Bensimon.
The group has assembled a select group of accomplished artists to create posters based on their interpretation of the film. Each print will be numbered and signed by Quentin Tarantino. Only six (6) of each amount will be made for preview or purchase. Check out all the details and some of the super sweet artwork of The Lost Art of Inglorious Bastards