Okay, so I should just admit that I am a total Ryan Gosling fanboy and be done with it, but I am sure that even those not in love with Drive will find this trailer amusing.
The Nice Guys puts Gosling together with Russell Crowe and from this peek it seems like we have a classic buddy movie to look forward to.
Check it out!
“The dark was hissing and hot and hard with a jagged bone, a cold brutal bone, and hips packed tight. The dark wasn’t just at night. The dark was any time, any place; you open your eyes and the dark is there, right up against you, pressing. You can’t see anything and you don’t know any names, not who they are or the names for what they do…”
“You look at Cody Rhodes and Kevin Owens and Natalya, people who are slogging it out day in, day out, week in, week out, in every part of the world, traveling every day, and they’re all in the opening matches, the pre-card. There’s something wrong with the logic of that. It bothers me. It offends me a lot. They forget who’s pulling the wagons. All these guys are doing the work all year round and they give the money spots to these guys who are part-timers. It’s just not right.”
“To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.”
I seem to have been waiting forever for the first release from Paul Draper. Of course, being one of my favourite frontmen ever, there was always the chance that he would come back less powerful and that would have been a real kick to the head. Fear not though, Feeling My Heart Run Slow is an epic slinky masterwork, reminiscent of You, Who Do You Love? or Rock N Roll Loser, the pushing sexy beat is Grey Lantern reborn and Draper’s whispering verse and epic chorus is a beautiful return. Check it out below and watch out for EP One (another nod to Mansun) soon.
DC Comics has made a number of great straight-to-DVD movies over the years, but Batman : The Killing Joke is set to be the darkest ever, already earning itself an R certificate across the pond.
The Killing Joke sees two of the most iconic characters once again at loggerheads, Batman and The Joker, with old laughing boy played by the brilliant Mark Hamill.
Check out the great trailer below.
Firstly I should explain my history with this classic movie. I have always been a huge fan of the films of Brian De Palma, they are dark and grainy and emotional and he is one of the greatest directors that Hollywood has ever given us. Yet I had never seen his masterwork. I read a lot about Phantom Of The Paradise in the movie anthologies that I used to collect as a kid but the first time I saw it was thanks to my friend Simon Cann who had it on DVD. It terrified me, to the point that I could not watch it past the 30 minute mark. And that night had the worst nightmares of my life. You are probably laughing and thinking ‘Bless him’ as if I was a kid, but no, this was in my late twenties. Something about the Phantom really disturbed me. I finally watched the whole thing the following week, but to be honest I don’t remember a lot of it thanks to the continuing horror.
I can happily report that I am no longer scared of the Phantom, although the scene where he ‘sings’ with a broken screech still makes me uncomfortable. And the scene where they brick him into his music room. Aside from that, this is merely one of the best Blu collections out there. Arrow Video has once again put together a storming package for one of the biggest cult films ever.
The film itself looks great and the sound is storming, Paul Williams classic soundtrack has never felt so rock and so magical. But what of the extras? Wow, they rock as much as the main feature.
Paradise Regained is a fifty minute journey into the making of the film and rare for this type of thing, it features ALL of the main players, Phantom, Swann, The Juicy Fruits and De Palma himself. Excellent doc.
What could be better? Well how about a 85 minute discussion between Williams and fantasy icon Del Toro? Fascinating. Did you know that Williams wrote Rainbow Connection for Kermit? Or the songs for Muppet Xmas Carol? Or the music for Ishtar? Or Streisand calling him to add a song to A Star Is Born? Astounding interview between two icons.
The Swan Song Fiasco follows the tale of Peter Grant stepping in to stop the record company being called Swan Song after he copyrighted the same for his work with Zep. You see the work that had to be done to delete the references and side by side visions of the original and the edited work. Fascinating.
Add to this interviews with the costume designer and alternate takes as well as an interesting booklet with writings on the film and you have a great package of a great movie. Just watch out for those nightmares!