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01.15.15 Prachi Gupta

Amazon, which has established itself as major player in Hollywood with its Golden Globe-winning series Transparent, debuted 13 new pilots on Amazon Instant Video Thursday. Which one(s) blossom into full, scripted series is partially up to you, but there’s one pilot that critics are particularly excited about, The Man in the High Castle. The title, […]

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12.04.14 Michael Rougeau

ANIMAL’s feature Game Plan asks game developers to share a bit about their process and some working images from the creation of a recent game. This week, we spoke with Porpentine about With Those We Love Alive, a text-based browser game about love, power and an alien empress. With Those We Love Alive opens on […]

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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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05.07.14 Marina Galperina

Rob Noisi has been building a time machine for a very long time, obsessively filing out the flourishes in this faux-Victorian construction. Physicist and author Ronald Mallett has been researching the mechanics and mathematics of time travel for a very long time. These are the subjects of Jay Cheel’s new documentary How To Build A Time […]

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04.24.14 Marina Galperina

Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes trailer premiered on Vanity Fair yesterday. The artist’s first live-action feature-length film is a mix of Pokémon, ET, sci-fi conspiracy and elementary school-aged children being weirdos. It features several Murakami-stylized magical creatures. The mood is reminiscent of Murakami’s Inochi-Kun! shorts but less about the horrors of approaching puberty. Oh, wait, never mind, this kid just conjured […]

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02.24.14 Marina Galperina

Here’s a freshly-released trailer for late Aleksei Yuryevich German’s last film Hard To Be A God. Based on the novel by Strugatsky Brothers (who also wrote Roadside Picnic which inspired Tarkovsky’s Stalker), the black and white sci-fi Russian-language film premiered earlier at Rotterdam. Watch the trailer below, via Twitch, for erratic gorgeously-filmed Middle Age-like chaos… with something very alien, far less […]

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02.11.14 Marina Galperina

Here’s the first official trailer of dir. Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin starring pale creepy brunette Scarlett Johansson. This is the entire plot synopsis: An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland. For those of us uninitiated to the Michel Faber novel that inspired the film, this abstract trailer says nothing besides that her victims would rather […]

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09.12.13 Marina Galperina

For this year’s Venice Film Festival, 70 renowned filmmakers made 60-90 second short films. Their concept: Future Reloaded. They that were screened at the festival and just uploaded to YouTube. Well, Todd Solondz owned this little assignment. Remember Life During Wartime? “Are you seeing anyone?” “No, I’m more focused on China right now. Everything else is history, it’s just a […]

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09.09.13 Marina Galperina

H.P. Lovecraft’s creature descriptions are notoriously dense, detailed and revolting. Like so, in “At the Mountains of Madness” (1931): Important discovery. Orrendorf and Watkins, working underground at 9:45 with light, found monstrous barrel-shaped fossil of wholly unknown nature; probably vegetable unless overgrown specimen of unknown marine radiata. Tissue evidently preserved by mineral salts. Tough as […]

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08.14.13 Marina Galperina & Nate Cepis

Elysium (2013) Earth’s one FUCKED giant diseased crime ridden favela. Also, Matt Damon. Rich people R neverever sick cuz they have  .:☆*. magic sarcophagiiiii oOooOoo. :☆*:. in a mega-condo in the sky. Things are SO FUCKED. Orphan-to-gangsta-gone-straight goes up there all like POW ZAP ZAP KRRR for personal reasons but now to save the world… because bildungsroman THANKS […]

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