Saturday, February 27, 2010
It should come as no surprise that I am a huge fan of the films of George Romero. I would rate his original version of "The Crazies" (1973) as not one of his very best films BUT definitely a solid 70's horror film. One of the things I enjoy about this movie is you can see how Romero was discovering some of the themes he would later expand on in "Dawn of the Dead."
Blue Underground just released the original film on Blu-ray. You can learn more and watch / download the original trailer here.
So, like several other Romero films, "The Crazies" has become yet another remake that is in theaters now...
I have not seen this "re-imagining" but the trailer is pretty damn good (check it out here). There's all sorts of Hollywood promo crap to see over at the official movie website as well.
UPDATE JULY 12, 2010 - I just watched the new version of "The Crazies" this weekend and thought it was very entertaining. It is dark, violent, scary and most-important... FAST PACED. I give it the Colors of the Dark Thumbs Up.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Mediator is a London-based photographer working mainly in portraiture and photojournalism.
You can see more of her work at hastemalaise.com
Many thanks to Mediator for letting me share her work and for suggesting several more artists to me.
All the following images can be viewed larger by clicking on them...
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
My good friend Gunnar (aka Nekroboy) is an amazing artist / illustrator / designer from Germany. He has done a lot of work for underground bands and made countless other excellent artistic creations. You can check out some of his stuff at myspace.com/blutbagger
Gunnar also makes crazy grindcore. He is currently the singer for the band automat0n and they rock. Get on over to myspace.com/automat0n and give them a listen.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Matt Pinyan is an artist and designer from Minneapolis. He was kind enough to let me share his work with you. I particularly love the above image.
You can see more of Matt's work on his MySpace page and official website.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
I just can't get enough of Olivier de Sagazan. He recently sent me this video of a performance from last October. Amazing as always.
Just this last Friday he also had an exhibit open at Gallery Alain Rouzé. Click here for images and more info.
For my previous posts on de Sagazan click here and here.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
I just watched a very good BBC documentary on German artist Gregor Schneider yesterday. Unfortunately that doc isn't online that I can find except for this little clip on YouTube.
Schneider's work is dark but in a very subtle and thought provoking way. He generated a lot of controversy a couple of years back for proposing the display of a dying person in a museum. My understanding is that he hasn't carried this out yet. Schneider wrote an article for The Guardian explaining his idea.
The above image is the cover of his book "Die Familie Schneider". There are several more books by and about Schneider on the U.S. Amazon.com Website.
I recommend just poking around his official website for a bit, it's really interesting.