The DLB recently spoke to director Quentin Tarantino for MSN Canada about his new movie DJANGO UNCHAINED. Perhaps surprisingly, the film — a Western — is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Fangoria. I reached out to Fango editor Chris Alexander to explain their choice:
Archive for the Art Category
Voice cast includes Charlie Tahan, Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara
Directed by Tim Burton
Written by John August
It is slightly ironic that 30 years after Disney allegedly fired then fledgling animator Tim Burton for wasting their money making his (somewhat) macabre short movie Frankenweenie that the studio would hire the iconoclastic director to flesh out the concept in stop-motion and at feature-length. But Burton’s legacy of creativity and profit (he returned to the Mouse House to direct Alice in Wonderland) means that the professional oddball can pretty much do what he wants, with or without Johnny Depp.
Skinny Puppy vocalist Ogre has announced West Coast North American tour dates for his ohGr project with Mark Walk. The tour is in support of the band’s latest album unDeveloped.
|Dec 1 Bottom of the Hill San Fran, CA
Dec 2 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Dec 3 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Dec 4 Rickshaw Vancouver, BC
Dec 6 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
|Dec 7 Bluebird Theatre Denver, CO
Dec 9 Nile Phoenix, AZ
Dec 10 Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
Dec 11 El Rey Los Angeles, CA
THE THEATRE BIZARRE
Directed by Richard Stanley, Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Tom Savini and Jeremy Kasten
Anthology films are by nature a mixed cinematic bag. After all, some are going to be better than others. Fortunately, in the case of The Theatre Bizarre, it’s more a matter of difference than quality, making this both a sweet and sour mix of horror bon mots that will appeal to various tastes, especially those with an appreciation of the Grand Guignol tradition.
The film’s framing tale sees a young woman (Virginia Newcomb) enter a decrepit theatre hosted by a clockwork figure played by Udo Kier. The figure introduces six tales, creeping ever close to his audience member and curiously growing more human with every story. It’s a creepy framework for a potpourri of nasty narratives.
The DLB recently swung by the offices of Rue Morgue Magazine for a special event (to be revealed soon) and was able to take in the specialized Elvis busts created by the likes of artists James Fisher, Paige Reynolds and multiple others. The King is alive indeed. Search eBay with the phrase “God Save The King” to bid on the remaining busts.