New York is one of the most diverse cities in the world. You can find any kind of food you want in town, there is a museum of everything you can name, and you can see any kind of movie or play you care to. Foreign films will give you a window into the culture of the countries that they come from. Foreign directors often have a different view of the world than that of their American counterparts. Continue reading Where to Watch Foreign Movies in New York City→
Hey What’s up and Happy New Year. Season 7 of Portlandia (on IFC, Thursdays at 10 PM) debuted last night, and I had meant to get this ad up earlier in the week, but then that didn’t happen. So, I am posting it today. If you missed the first episode, it’s not too late to catch up On Demand or Online.
Hello, and welcome to another amazing year of super fine music videos courtesy of Worleygig.com! Over this past summer, I enjoyed watching the IFC miniseries, Documentary Now, where Bill Hader and Fred Armisen created insanely accurate and thoroughly hilarious parodies of classic documentaries, such as Grey Gardens and The Thin Blue Line. In one two-part episode entitled Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, the guys told the story of a ’70s “Yacht Rock” band similar to The Eagles, Seals & Crofts and Steely Dan — soft rock acts that were just everywhere in the ’70s. “Catalina Breeze” was their breakthrough hit.
The question is, can it be considered satire if it is indistinguishable from the original? Because this is as spot-on as The Rutles. Enjoy!
Bill Hader and Fred Armisen with the Blue Jean Committee
Do you like Disneyland? I sure do. I’ve been going to Disney parks since I was practically an egg, and I never, ever get tired of it. I was there two summers ago with my older sister and we had so much fucking fun, our heads almost exploded. Disneyland Rules! It is largely due to my obsession with Disneyland (or DisneyWorld, whatever) that I’m very excited to tell you about an independent film I just saw called Escape From Tomorrow which was filmed Guerrilla-style almost entirely on location at Disneyland and Disneyworld! Holy shit! How did that even happen?
Attention hard rock fans: a hilarious new show called Z-Rock debuted last night on IFC.com and I already know I’m going to be watching it for the next ten weeks! Z-Rock stars the amazing Brooklyn based hard rock trio, Z02, who I’ve been fortunate to see live a couple times. Considering the fact that I hate almost everything, I must tell you this show is just as awesome and entertaining as the band is ass-kicking. The basic premise of Z-Rock tells a “real life” story of a rock band that has to play kids’ birthday parties during the day to make a living.
Last night’s episode featured an appearance by ‘80s Hair Metal casualty, Sebastian Bach, playing himself as a dad who’d brought his kids to a party that Z02 were booked to play. Hilarity ensues, of course, but man, I gotta ask, have Bach’s former pretty boy looks taken the Bullet train to Hell or what? The guy looks like he barely survived a co-starring role in Fight Club. Ow! Previews of upcoming episodes indicate they’ve got all sorts of other special guests lined up for future adventures in rock and, oh yeah, besides Z02’s great fun music there’s lots of nudity and swearing and stuff, so you’ve got many reasons to tune in to IFC on Sunday’s at 11:30 PM for the next few months!