In 2010, an obsessed gamer designed the perfect game of Sim City. Achieved through a repeating pattern of clustered high rises, “Magnasanti” exposes the hellish consequences of top-down civic design. In his new documentary, John Wilson explores how New York City is creeping closer and closer to realizing this fictional metropolis.
Personal favorite: DR. DOOMSDAY AND HIS NUCLEAR WISEMEN, which sounds a lot like a Warren Ellis story.
This is an incredible cultural artifact. I was skeptical as to it’s existence, but you can still find copies on eBay and Amazon.
Any coloring book with “I will burn out the sickness” in the text of one of the pages is worth preserving.
Kyle Tezak is making mini icon sets for famous films, with the constraint of only using 4 icons for each. I’m fond of the Life Aquatic challenge, myself.
Title sequences from a number of classic low-budget Corman-produced films, here. It’s a shame Julian probably got scale (or less) for these.
A short film which features Werner Herzog voicing a plastic bag as it journeys across America in search of it’s Maker. I shit you not.
If you need a quick shot of confidence in the whole cinematic endeavor, you will not get it here. What you will get is Ebert being his Ebert-y best.
At about the 2:00 mark your mind will be blown to bits by SYNERGY.
Nobody had a poker face like Woodward.
Legendary Pictures has picked up the rights with Ellis serving as an Executive Producer. I’ve read the first 12 or so issues of Gravel, and it could make a fun movie. England, magic, detective grit. All good things.
Thai police told the BBC the 72-year-old was found by a hotel maid sitting in a wardrobe with a cord around his neck and other parts of his body.