Sunday, 22 October 2017

Sunday, Sunday (31)

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I'm not really versed on the Marvel universe at the best of times, especially when it comes to the intricacies of certain factions of superheroes. I grew up watching the X-Men cartoons in the 90s but did not religiously follow the narratives or the characters. 

So, when it came to watching the trailer for The New Mutants last Friday (October 13), I had no idea that it was an X-Men/Marvel movie until the logo appeared 30 seconds into the trailer. The vibe -- and the editing -- of the trailer seems like that of a horror film, with a creepily atmospheric cover of Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)' grounding the story behind these mutant kids. 

If Logan is anything to go by, 20th Century Fox's mutant universe has turned a gritty but quality-driven corner to fully explore the X-Men universe outside of the well-known characters. 

I don't fully understand Dungeons and Dragons or theoretical physics, but this Nerdist article does explain these two foreign entities in a way in which even I can understand. 

Describing Einstein's Theory of Relativity as a space-time hummus sandwich? Of course, I can understand that. 

Glam rock of the seventies was mostly constituted by men (David Bowie, Freddie Mercury), using the genre as "an open arena for men, queer or otherwise, to revel in the theatre of femininity."

It's refreshing to see a return to the intricacies of glam, and even more so through the lens of Annie Clark aka St. Vincent. Sasha Geffen's dense, elaborate research within her article on the musician paints an intriguing and detailed picture of what 2017, 'femme glam' looks like.

This delightful insight into Tom Hanks beautiful obsession with typewriters on CBS Sunday Morning is a must-watch. I also need to get my hands on this book - Uncommon Type - which contains a collection of short stories written via a typewriter. 

Wolf Alice released their second album last month (Visions of a Life), and I have subsequently fallen in love them. I regret not getting into them earlier; their aesthetic and vibe speak to my inner spirit perfectly. 

American theme parks fascinate me. The history surrounding their conceptual design, the machinery and inner workings of rides and the development of new attractions have always astounded my imagination. 

One of America's most notorious theme/water parks is Action Point, New Jersey. Defunctland recently touched upon the parks insane history, mentioning that Johnny Knoxville is currently filming/producing -- in collaboration with Dickhouse Productions (the minds behind Jackass) -- a comedy based on the ill-fated attraction, titled Action Point. 

Knoxville and a film based on Action Park? YES PLEASE. 

The first trailer for Louis C.K.'s second feature-film I Love You, Daddy was released this week ... coincidentally in the aftermath of the disgusting Weinstein fiasco. 

Demonstrating C.K.'s deadpan, satirical humor, I Love You, Daddy makes Hollywood even more uncomfortable than it already is. However uncomfortable those behind the silver screen feel, now's the time for them to listen and act. 

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Jim Carrey has been a comedic icon for me since I was a young kid. I can thank Carrey for a lot of my hyper-induced comedic material that my parents absolutely love (*so much sarcasm*). 

Over the years, I've delved further and further into his filmography, only recently discovering Carrey's foray into the mind of his idol Andy Kaufman, in Milos Forman's Man on the Moon. Now, the infamous production of the film will be explored in Chris Smith's documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (With a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton). 

It's gonna be a wild ride. 

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