Bushwick Hipster Vampire movie “Summer of Blood”

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We know that Mad Men and Game of Thrones are back, but if you’re looking for a diversion that’s a little closer to home, check out “Summer of Blood” on Netflix. Bushwick Daily recommends it and the trailer is funny:

Imagine a combination of the very playful What We Do In The Shadows and a much less serious Only Lovers Left Alive but with a very Bushwick twist. Featured last year at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, this was a film that surprised most with its dry humor that leaves you questioning just how aware the characters are of their own personalities. Between a never-ending, self-serving lifestyle and a personality that continually grates on the viewer, the character of Erik Sparrow begins to slowly grow on you as if a welcomed symbiotic friend that you love to hate but just can’t get rid of. Watch the transformation of a schlubby, paunchy, aging Brooklynite as he learns that maybe there is something a little bit more to life than his own pitiful desires of life free from responsibility or depth.

Check out the trailer below: [Read more…]

Watch Noah Baumbach’s Bushwick-centric new trailer: ‘While We’re Young’

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You might recognize a few local spots. The film, which opens in March, is getting some great advance buzz:

If age is just a state of mind, then “While We’re Young” is the best kind of therapy a fortysomething starting to lose touch with the younger generation could hope for: Witty, articulate and reminiscent of several talented directors who no longer mean so much to today’s kids, Noah Baumbach’s latest stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as husband-and-wife filmmakers who “adopt” a mid-20s hipster couple as friends. Though not as broadly appealing as a Judd Apatow picture, Baumbach’s own acutely observed this-is-life laffer features his most relatable characters yet [Read more…]

New slasher just in time for Halloween

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Leaves are turning, apples are ripening, Starbucks is making tons off pumpkin-ish flavored lattes and endless amounts of retro horror films fills my Saturdays. The bountiful number of Halloween and Friday the 13th sequels make it easy to not repeat a gore-filled film lineup, but I have almost run out of classics. Now, a new old-school style horror film just might make my October rotation.

LAKE NOWHERE premieres this Saturday, October 25th, at Cinema Village at 11:15 p.m. The 80s style slasher showcases the ever-so predictable plot of a group of friends spending some time out in the seemingly desolate woods when they get *surprise!* massacred by a “Masked Maniac”.

 

Weekend plans? Forgetaboutit. Here’s what’s new on Netflix

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Even with all the Netflix v. Verizon Net Neutrality drama, we know you’re still streaming. Occasionally encountering the buffering circle of doom acts as the perfect opportunity to put in a few drops of Visine and open the door for the delivery guy. Well, it is a new month, which means a new crop of mind numbing material has just been uploaded for your viewing pleasure. Get the couch ready.

Here’s the list, in order of release date:
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Jim Jarmusch vampire movie trailer: ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

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The Times has a piece on Jarmusch today. We’re looking forward to Only Lovers Left Alive which is out April 11. Film Society of Lincoln Center is currently doing a retrospective of his work.

[Jarmusch] hasn’t seen “Twilight” or “True Blood” or read Anne Rice, but can recount the origin of one of the first English vampire stories, which dates to around 1816. His film, opening April 11, stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as Adam and Eve, an ur-cool bloodsucking couple whose love spans centuries and continents — he lives in crumbling Detroit; she in seedy, tangled Tangier. They’re united as much by their creative and literary appetites — he’s a musician, she’s a reader — as by their darker urges. In some ways, Mr. Jarmusch said, it’s quite a personal film…

Hemmed in by financing, “Only Lovers Left Alive” is the first movie he’s shot digitally, a concession (he prefers film) but one he eventually liked. “The things I hate about digital are daylight depths of field and skin tones,” he said, neither of which were a problem in a movie about extra-pale creatures who wither in sun. After a long hiatus, he also started playing guitar again, because music making is more immediate than film, and also because he started to wonder, “Why don’t I use my left hand for anything?”

“I had this period where I would try shaving or brushing my teeth with my left hand,” he said. “It’s like, what the hell, it’s got to have something in your brain that helps it. So then I thought: O.K., I’ll pick up the guitar again. You use both hands.”

And a few words from Tom Waits: [Read more…]

Q&A with Gavin McInnes on his new film “How to Be a Man”

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Time to add to one to the Netflix queue- local comedian and writer Gavin McInnes just released his new film, “How to Be a Man” today. You might recognize his name as the Co-Founder of VICE or from viral videos like “How to Fight a Baby”.

Fearing he’s dying of male breast cancer, Mark (Gavin McInnes) hires Bryan (Liam Aiken) to follow him around and film “lessons” for Mark’s unborn son on how to be a man, including how to fight a bully, drink and pick up women. In documenting the lessons for his son, he ends up learning life lessons himself.

The film has a seemingly familiar plot line, complete with cliché scenes like a dressing room makeover, but McInnes brings it to life with no-holds-barred humor, not suitable for your grandma. Any could-be heartwarming moment quickly is replaced with jokes, drugs and glimpses of male nudity. This movie probably shouldn’t be on the Family Night list, but acts as the perfect 90 minute cure for a Saturday morning hangover. Grab a PBR and maybe some coke and get comfy.

We had the opportunity to ask McInnes a few questions about his new film:
FREEwilliamsburg: Is this a comedy, drama or both? Coming of age? [Read more…]

New Wes Anderson Trailer: The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Bellhops, taxidermy, Bill Murray, overly precious shots. Yep, it sure looks like a Wes Anderson joint. And by that we mean we’re excited to see it. Here’s the trailer: [Read more…]

Tonight: Dolly Parton tribute band & “Best Little Whorehouse” beneath a Green Corn Moon

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Tonight, the Nitehawk Cinema debuts its Nitehawk Outdoors series at the brand-spanking new Havemeyer Park. RSVP here. And you know you want to be outside anyway to witness the Green Corn Moon:

This month’s full moon, which rises on Tuesday (Aug. 20), is not just a Blue Moon — it’s also the Full Sturgeon Moon, the Full Red Moon, the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon.Tomorrow’s full moon qualifies as a Blue Moon because it’s the third full moon in a season with four (most seasons have only three). Historically, there have been two different definitions of a Blue Moon.Technically, a Blue Moon is the third full moon in a four-full-moon season. The annual August full moon has come to be known as the Full Sturgeon Moon, because the large fish called sturgeon can most easily be caught at this time of year. [Read more…]