The Japan Society had a program featuring Japanese animation from the 1910s-1940s. Even if you missed it, you can still see some shorts —a beautiful 1929 silent featuring Tengu; sing along with a 1930 papercut animation village festival; an unfortunate butterfly from 1931; tricks between a fox spirit […]
Actress Jane Russell has died at 89. She starred in films and television in every genre from noirs (Macao with Robert Mitchum) to musicals (Gentleman Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe) to Westerns (The Outlaw). KPBS and The New Yorker have tributes.
Another reason to love This American Life. Joss Whedon performs part of the commentary track for Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog. (via Film School Rejects)
Christopher Lee conquers Symphonic Metal. Survey his Holy Metal Empire with two promos for Charlemagne, a message from Christopher Lee about the project and some track teasers.
Odienator answers two pressing questions in his piece about Song of the South: “1. Should Disney release this movie on DVD in America? Absolutely. 2. Is Song of the South as racist as its rep indicates? Well…keep reading. (You didn’t think I’d just give you my goodies without […]
Christopher Lee is Metal. “I have been metal for many years,” he says in a review of his new CD, Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross.