The Fifth Estate

“If you want the truth you should seek it our for yourself. That’s what they’re afraid of – you.”

Have you noticed how over the past year or so more and more films are being put out that handle the subjects of internet privacy and government’s corruption? This is great because although people like Julian Assange and organizations like Anonymous are out there, now they’re being brought to light.

For me this trailer for The Fifth Estate goes into the same category alongside the films like Terms and Conditions May Apply and We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists.

Btw, all hail Benedict Cumberbatch.

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FUCK JEAH: Frankenstein’s Army

For all the Dutch-indie-horror-lovers out there: this is going to be your summer fix! There’s nothing about this trailer that doesn’t scream COELHIO! Directed by a Dutch (surprise, surprise) director Richard Raaphorst, the film is set for a limited release at the end of the month.

Check THIS LINK for some info on the director and a chill article for the above trailer.

IMPORTANT: Terms and Conditions May Apply

So maybe you’re not the biggest fan of trailers. But do yourself a favour and watch this one. This isn’t just a trailer for another film that’ll fade into the back of your memory. THIS is happening right now and is violating some major privacy policies. The reason this issue is easy to ignore is because it happens where all the government business happens: behind the scenes and out of the public’s view. Sure this issue has been brought up before, but it’s good to see people acting on it. So, do your part and spread the word.

Thanks to Terms and Conditions May Apply paranoia in 3…2…1…

FUCK YEAH JAMES MCAVOY

Aaand this film shall be watched!

IMDB: “A bipolar, bigoted junkie cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.”

State of Cinema: Steven Soderbergh

Not the newest news but maybe some of you haven’t had the chance to listen to Steven Soderbergh’s talk he gave at the San Francisco International Film Festival. If you’re wondering what this is about, the title says it all. Personally, I found it a very good talk because it’s somehow encouraging to see that an accomplished filmmaker notices all the problems with Hollywood. And in case you didn’t know, something IS really wrong with the studio system. I mean, especially if Mr. Soderbergh can prove that even a rodent is smarter than the studios when choosing what picture will get made.

Controlling Sound with Your Face

The Creator’s Project is at it again showing another amazing project/invention/idea created by a Japanese artist Daito Manabe. The ideas he explores in the video are awesome! Especially for someone like me because I have zero skill in making music but if it’s brought into the consumer sphere through, for example, collaborations with Nike (and thus their runners), I swear I’ll be dancing all night long! As paranoid as technology can make me (thank your robot films), this kind of use is pure beauty. Like a perfect balance between a human being’s endless creativity and technology.

As a reminder, The Creator’s Project is a collaboration between Intel and Vice. For more information check the link you just passed!

I FOUND MORE DAFT PUNK!

Here’s a Daft Punk Medley by Pigeon. It sounds really good!

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Prince Avalanche

Magnolia Pictures and Emile Hirsch. Do I need to say more? Alright, Paul Rudd. More?

This film looks cosy and funny and I’m not surprised it got the attention of those film festivals mentioned in the trailer.

IMDB: “Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.”

Directed by David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche is based on an Icelandic play titled Either Way. Looking at the trailer it seems like there’s not much action happening in the film but instead it’s about the relationship between these two men. It sounds like a challenge to make it interesting but the trailer convinces me!

What do you think?

Nymphomaniac

I’m not well enough acquainted with Lars Von Trier’s work – a fact that shall be changed during the upcoming weeks. I did see Melancholia due to K’s suggestion (and with him) and as much as I don’t like Kirsten Dunst, the film was a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Definitely an NSNV recommendation! (Manderlay was a bit too vague for my taste.)

This clip from his upcoming film Nymphomaniac looks as intriguing as the synopsis for it sounds.

IMDB: “A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.”

Also, I don’t know what’s up with seeing an impressive website yet for another film second day in a row, but that’s just how it is. If that’s how you get your kicks, check Nymphomaniac‘s site.

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Is this the horror we’ve been waiting for all our lives?

After some quick browsing, site-checking and trailer watching I’m ready to give You’re Next a try. Why? Because there’s an unexpected twist, because it’s gotten some good reviews and frankly because I’m desperate for a good horror. Also, their site is pretty good. Alright, maybe I’m making excuses but something keeps me intrigued. We’ll see, we’ll see.

The film directed by Adam Wingard premiers in August.