May 09, 2006
The first images have turned up from Electroma, the first cinematic effort from the electronic music duo Daft Punk. A press release briefly described the story as follows, except in French:
Daft Punk' s Electroma is visual and musical which follows the history of two robots in their search to become human.
To make things more bizarre, the film contains no dialogue, only music, allowing the images of bondage robots to speak for themselves. While fans of the musicians have expressed a great deal of interest in the film, they're still way more excited about glowing, flashing jewelry and pacifiers.
Rave with more robots after the cut.
The only time I'll listen to fact is when it's entirely based in fiction, which is why I was just marginally willing to watch this preview for the Superman documentary, Look Up in the Sky, after realizing it wasn't a Sci-Fi miniseries about aliens. It seems like it covers mostly the television and film versions of the character, looking at everything from the old cartoons, to the George Reeves Superman of the 50's, to the famous portrayal by the late Christopher Reeve. The preview even devotes a fairly large portion to the Lifetime Channel of Superman shows, Lois & Clark, which, combined with interviews with what appeared to be Gene Simmons of Kiss, leads me to believe this probably isn't a very good documentary. And by documentary, I mean forum for Bryan Singer to hype up Superman Returns.
When your penis is as small as mine, you've got to make up for it with a feigned interest in sports cars. Thus, I present you with some official images of James Bond and his new car to be featured in Casino Royale, the Aston Martin DBS. Sweet! It's definitely an elegant, sporty ride, but I'm not sure it fits entirely with the aesthetic of the rest of the film. I just can't see new Bond Daniel Craig driving this thing. I picture him in more of a barrel with wheels attached, throwing banana peels at pursuing villains--like Donkey Kong. While we're at it, he might as well be naked except for a tie, too.
Observe the overuse of suede in the interior behind the cut.
There are a bunch of stills I hadn't yet seen of Guillermo Del Toro's freak-fest Pan's Labyrinth over here. I was particularly fond of the above shot because it reminded me of the time I saw my Grandpa shirtless in the yard once. His body looked just like this thing's--saggy and disgusting. And, like this creature, he was holding up a set of human eyes, but because of his dementia we never found out whose.
In response to overwhelming demand, Lucasfilm announced they are finally releasing the three original Star Wars films on DVD as their original theatrical versions. Says Lucasfilm:
See the title crawl to 'Star Wars' before it was known as Episode IV; see the pioneering, if dated, motion-control model work on the attack on the Death Star; groove to Lapti Nek or the Ewok Celebration song like you did when you were a kid; and, yes, see Hans Solo shoot first.
The DVDs, available only from September 12 to the end of the year, will be released individually as two disc sets, each containing the original version and the 2004 renovations. It should be noted that despite the announced return of such fan favorites as Han shooting first, it's still unclear if the legendary "Chewie's Testicles" scene will find its way back to the film.
When the director of Detroit Rock City announces that he's making a caveman comedy called Homo Erectus that features David Carradine and Ron Jeremy, it's only logical that there would be some questioning of the legitimacy of the picture. Those nay-sayers will certainly be quieted now that this image was released. Nothing screams legitimacy like a pack of sexy, nearly-naked, cavewomen blowing fire.