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08.29.14 ANIMAL

Here are some art, film, music and other things happening in NYC so you can Have a Good Weekend. Drop your suggestions in the comments or to tips@animalnewyork.com. FRIDAY 79° LOW 66° Opening in theaters: The Strange Color of Your Tears (at IFC) and Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s anime Patema Inverted, “a perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities” (at IFC). […]

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08.25.14 Marina Galperina

For more than 25 years, Kim’s was a legend, an oddity, a staple, a community. Today, the last of its locations at 124 First Avenue closes its doors at the end of the day. There’s a lot to be said, and it’s all better said in Bedford and Bowery’s “The Story of Kim’s Video & Music, Told […]

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08.21.14 Marina Galperina

Ways of Seeing (1972) has been sweded by a massive group of digital, new media and web-based artists. Debuting in New York on September 6th, Ways of Something (2014) keeps the original audio track of John Berger’s seminal BBC program, but replaces all visuals with 60-second artworks, reworking the art history doc into relevancy and insanity. “I encouraged the artists to […]

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08.14.14 Marina Galperina

Here’s the first 8 minutes of Dark Dungeons, the live-action indie film adaptation of a “Chick Tract” warning of the demonic dangers of Dungeons and Dragons! Soul-saving Evangelist comic-maker Jack Chick actually sold the film rights for this b-horror comedy.  Innocent students Debbie and Marcie arrive at college eager to save souls, but will they be able to save their own […]

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08.08.14 Sophie Weiner

Beekeeping was banned in New York City in 1999, but in light of the international crises surrounding the dwindling bee population, the ban was lifted in 2010. A new documentary, The Beekeeper, follows the city’s beekeeping communities as they rebuild themselves. Director Susan Sfarra told the Brooklyn Eagle what makes her story special: Several films already have […]

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08.06.14 Sophie Weiner

Director James Marsh‘s new film The Theory Of Everything depicts the early life of scientist Stephen Hawking, played by Tony award winning actor Eddie Redmayne. The biopic spans many years of Hawking’s life, from his days as a student seeking his PhD in Physics and his diagnosis with ALS and fatal prognosis to his global recognition. It’s based […]

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08.05.14 Marina Galperina

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) A continuation of a lot of Marvel mythology. [Enter Wikihole here →  ☻ ] Gang of various space losers (half-human theif bro, big bloke from a planet without metaphors, traumatized but strangely well-adjusted alien assassin chick, an escaped lab racoon who is a genius, a Groot) doing heroic space shit with a HOLY […]

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08.04.14 Marina Galperina

The Vulture’s Steve Marsh has interviewed Werner Herzog, timed to the recent release of Herzog: The Collection Blu-ray retrospective of the visionary director’s early work. They talked of many things — the physical world, Muhammad Ali, Nazis, Wall Street, Klaus Kinski (“Let’s thank providence on our knees that he didn’t kill anyone”), Nicole Kidman (“I should have made films about […]

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07.28.14 Marina Galperina

Lucy (2014) This is Luc Besson’s Cujo. Scarlett Johansson is like dumb, wakes up with a bag of fictional drugs inside her stomach. It leaks and suddenly, something about her brain. Superpowers. LOOKED COOL FOR A FEW SECONDS: 2.0 out of 5.0 Like when her hand was TWO hands. And on the airplane, when she bursts into […]

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Marina Galperina

Unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con, here’s the first trailer for director George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, 25 years in the making. So long, Mel Gibson. Hello, Tom Hardy. Also steel, speed, vicious confrontations (while speeding) and sprawling, sandy dystopian landscapes. (Apparently, filming for the films had to be moved to Nambia because the Australian desert started blooming after […]

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