proggrrl: (Colbert browage)
This is both scary...and exciting: a VALLEY GIRL musical?
proggrrl: (Music is Love)
Made without any cameras or lights, using only lasers...

Google has a lot of details and lets you play with the tech behind this vid...
proggrrl: (A series of Tubes?!?)
Before I start braindumping, can I just say...Wow. And, THANK GODS THAT IS OVER. Whew!

I just went a little crazy on Amazon and bought a Flip Video Mino and Metrokane V1 Vacuum be on the lookout for more drunken video posts from me this summer. :D

Now if I can just restrain myself from dropping another fortune over on this insanely cool movie-tee site, I'll get through the month. Seriously can I live without that USCSS NOSTROMO one? Or this one?

PopWatch is right: The Black Cab Sessions are the best thing anyone's going to show you today. (BTW if you liked those, you MUST take a gander at The Blogotheque Takeaway personal favorite is this one by The Arcade Fire.)

There is so much TV news pumping out involving great creative minds that it's a bit hard to keep track... let's see, we've got a Spielberg/Cody/Collette project... a Scorcese/Wahlberg/Winter project*... a bit more on the latest David Milch HBO project... Sundance Channel doing the first possibly-worth-my-time reality show... the GREY’S ANATOMY writers blog: you’ve been reading this all season haven’t you?... (finally) the debut of the green cable channel... ALL OF THE "TWIN PEAKS" TV SHOW NOW ONLINE FREE OF CHARGE...zowie!

[* So if you’re keeping track of that one, it involves the guys who brought you IN TREATMENT and ENTOURAGE, an excellent writer/director from THE SOPRANOS team…and Marty. Fucking. Scorcese. That is all.]

On to the first bit of my summer TV show watching…is anyone else going to give SWINGTOWN a try? I am intrigued. How the hell can they do 'ludes, partner-swapping and orgies on network TV?!?

Here’s the trailer under a cut…groovy baby… )
proggrrl: (Glaubot copper)
They've cast Shirley Manson from Garbage on the second season of TERMINATOR: SCC?  Wow!  According to the announcement she will play Catherine Weaver, the CEO of a cutting-edge high-tech company.

Let's celebrate:

In other TV news, BATTLESTAR's David Eick is working on THE PHILANTHROPIST now as showrunner, and THR just announced that Peter Horton will direct the pilot ep. Horton also directed the pilots for GREY'S ANATOMY and DIRTY SEXY MONEY. Sweet!
proggrrl: (Music is Love)
...but I can still enjoy it vicariously through the cell phone/digital camera/MP3 recorder-ing masses.

Ladies and gents I give you, PRINCE COVERING RADIOHEAD:

Youtube while it lasts:

...and MP4 video to download here.

(hat tip to OHNOTHEYDIDNT)

PS...did anyone check out the live video stream from AT&T's Blue Room? Did it work? Last time I tried to watch one of those streams a few years ago, I could never get logged on...server breakdown or PC-ist (ie, racist against Mac users) or some such.
proggrrl: (coffee-my caffeine system)
I have mentioned before that I used to work in the independent music business, and now work in film marketing…and have been eagerly awaiting the digital transformation of the film business that we have experienced with music over the past decade.

So wasn’t I gleeful today to read this Stream Feed piece (not to mention the links to other pieces within it).  It is no surprise to hear that revolution will not be televised: as usual in the film world, it will be the indies - mainly micro-street-indies, natch - that drag us kicking and screaming into the future.  Aka  “Indiewood 3.0”…Exciting stuff to be sure, egged on by the WGA strike no doubt.

But riddle me this: if it all goes digital, and possibly even “Free Economy,” where does the money to make the films come from?  Product placement?  Advertisers?  Donations?  Monetizing Free is the key issue here, with film & TV makers/distributors working it out through trial and error like the music business had to.

Nowadays, free song files and legal streams can result in immense, sold-out live tours, huge profits from official merchandise, live-show CDs and DVDs, and brand-building value for individual artists.  Film and television will need their own equivalents – not a big step, but an area where innovation is definitely needed. 


Feb. 25th, 2008 09:20 am
proggrrl: (Applause)
Well, that was a long but really unpredictable and lovely Oscars.  There were a lot of underdog winners.  It actually was more indie-flavored than ever, with more foreign talent than ever claiming the gold.  A trend, I suppose.  So many ridiculously talented people that I admire getting honored.  If only there had been more room at the table for the brilliant Paul Thomas Anderson.  But he'll get his later, for sure.

In honor of the awesomest music at the Awards shows this weekend...I give you Kimya Dawson and Glen Hansard/Marketa Irglova.

Vids of Kimya Dawson's Acoustic Set in Berkeley from last week.

Vid of Hansard/Irglova performing at Oscars. How fantastic was it that they let Marketa come BACK OUT onstage to give her speech? I don't recall that ever, ever happening at the Oscars before. Or any awards show. Classy. I liked seeing how much love ONCE was getting from the crowd, too.  Here's an (edited together) vid of their speeches:

“I think we’re at a time where there are two movie businesses that run on parallel tracks and they have very little to do with each other.  What has happened is that there used to be a kind of movie that we used to think of as a big Academy movie, which was that flagship movie with big movie stars and big filmmakers and frequently it was a period movie, frequently it was a romantic movie or a kind of epic, and those have just gone away.  In a way, I don’t think that has been a bad thing.”

-- Scott Rudin, producer NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN; executive producer THERE WILL BE BLOOD

ETA: my dad and I were discussing the winners, and little did I realize what a gossip hound my father is!  LOL.  He just told me about Oscar winner Tilda Swinton's triangle relationship with two men.  That is soooooo European, I love it.
proggrrl: (BSG - 6 jacked in)
Whoa, Spirit Awards - why do you not mike Glen Hansard's guitar!?!  Why do you make your winners walk an endless boring gauntlet before they even make it to your bizarre endless staircase?  And why do you still do that lame not-really-very-funny song for each Best Picture nominee.  Grrrr.  *gets over it*  So the two live song performances, by Hansard/Marketa Irglova and The Moldy Peaches, were awesome.  I guess Kimya Dawson was so nervous she had to keep her eyes closed the whole time?  Rainn Wilson was pretty great, the "audition vids" were beautiful - and the more he ratcheted up the slash jokes, the better he got.  "We got a deal there!" - Javier Bardem.  What a slut.  Heh.

ATTENTION X-FILES FANS!  You must click this.  And read the comments, really fun stuff down there from a witness.

I was considering teaching myself to make some animated icons in the near future...and by the by, lookie what I found?  Some great tutorials!
proggrrl: (FNL-welcome to dillon)
Taking a break from Battlestar Galactica squee this morning...Sigh....

When something's in the trade papers, it gets more weight as real...but a deal's not done till it's done.  OK, well here is VARIETY reporting that NBC is definitely still trying to save FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.  *praying it's true*

Also, I got a very interesting On The QT tip the other day, that supports the rumor that the show is saved.  Sorry but I cannot reveal it.

Slightly OT: how cool is this WOLVERINE cast now?????
- Hugh Jackman
- Ryan Reynolds
- Liev Schreiber
- Taylor Kitsch
- Dominic Monaghan
Whoa!!!  Wonder if they're planning to turn up the heat at all in this one...heh.
proggrrl: (Dylan Be Me...)
For Dylan and I'M NOT THERE and La Blanchett.  By [personal profile] hollywoodgrrl

This vid reminds me again of two of my favorite shots in the film: the machine guns, and the birds eye shot of him at his typewriter.

Well done miss thang!
proggrrl: (Hansel is soooo hot right now)
Finally a version of THE HAPPENING trailer that may not get yanked 10 minutes after I post it. This version is even FREAKIER than the other two I've seen.  Arrggghhh, the disappearing honeybees again.  *shivers*   ETA: yes, it got yanked again!  I found this site where you can see the older, less freaky, cut of the trailer (page bottom)...and the official site is now live, promising to post the trailer soon.   ETA 2: The official (and much better) version of the trailer is now up.

The new PINEAPPLE EXPRESS red band piece is hilarious (via spout blog):

I also enjoyed the SMART PEOPLE trailer, mainly for the line near the end ("These children haven't been properly parented in many years.  They're practically feral - that's why I was brought in...").
proggrrl: (Music is Love)
Okkervil River, who have a ditty I adore ("Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe") are giving away an EP of cover tunes on their site.  Whee!

[via Rolling Stone paper only]
proggrrl: (Tell em LARGE MARGE sent ya!)
I am officially OBSESSED with this song right now. Thanks to [ profile] boom_queen and your Awesome 50!

Here's an alt: LADY VS EMINEM

You likey? More here...Ch-ching
proggrrl: (Juno - Johnny Cash moment)

[more info about the track over at hypeful]

ETA: my heart goes out to the overnight tornado victims. I posted this song before I even heard the news this morning. What looks like bad taste this morning, is simply bad timing for a band I adore.
proggrrl: (Put dah needle on dah record)

[it looks like that cuz, yes y'all, it's in 3D!?!...via Pitchfork]
proggrrl: (Use my imagination cuz NO MONEY)
Alright now you all probably think I'm being PAID to continue to post about this movie!  *g*  Swear to god I'm not.  I found this blog post sharing 15 great songs...that all just happen to have been playing in the background during the CLOVERFIELD party sequence.

They're up, they're free, they're rockin' tunes.  That is musiclove, my friends.

Please go here and take!

proggrrl: (MM Rachel wants more)
Bunch of random stuff I sucked up from thetubes this morning...

Jon Robin Baitz has posted again regarding his being ousted from the creative team of BROTHERS AND SISTERS, and moving back East.  Sigh.  I'm not so sure my dedication to this lovely matriarchal soap opera can weather any more of his missives.  Then again, with only 2 more pre-strike eps left to air, guess it's a moot point.

LOL!  Keith Olberman wades into the madness over at DailyKos!  (1500 comments. Oy.)

This is completely insane.  And probably a viral marketing trick.  I don't care.  (Also have you seen this?  Jesus gods.)

An Obama-Bloomberg ticket?  That's an awesome idea..."post-partisan"...I could get behind that.

This MTV video about the music scene in Brooklyn introduces several cool bands, for any of you locals or music fiends out there.  As a current (relocated) Manhattan resident who loved and misses the 1990s Lower East Side club scene, I can certainly corroborate that Manhattan is an ugly forsaken shell of its former lively, creative self: rich bitches have pushed everything of worth out to Brooklyn.  All that's left here in Manhattan now are wage slaves, rent controlled antiques, and shopping malls.  *Is suddenly reconsidering the wisdom of Obama-Bloomberg...*

This is exciting: an unsubstantiated rumor that the Coachella Festival of SoCal might be planning an East Coast event...*joy*

A movie is being made about girls rollerderby.  That in and of itself is FTW.  But apparently Drew Barrymore will direct...and Ellen (JUNO) Page might star? *glee*  ETA: a day later, Variety has confirmed it: Page is in. *more glee*

Scarlett Johansson is releasing an album full of Tom Waits cover songs.  Who knew?

MAD MEN, which will be in reruns of its first season again on AMC starting Sunday Jan 20th, is being shopped to the networks as strike fodder to air in reruns in the Big Leagues!  Very good news.  Hope they don't have to edit it too much. 


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