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CAPSULE: METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER (2013)

DIRECTED BY: Nimród Antal

FEATURING: Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo

PLOT: A roadie goes on a mysterious errand during a Metallica concert.

WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST: It’s a weird movie for fans of Metallica, not a Metallica movie for fans of the weird.

COMMENTS: Obviously, aficionados of . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER (2013)

CAPSULE: THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (2011)

DIRECTED BY: Paolo Sorrentino

FEATURING: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch

PLOT: A retired Goth rocker hunts for the Nazi who persecuted his deceased father in a concentration camp.

WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST: It’s worth watching just to see Sean Penn in Goth drag, but one of the world’s weirdest movies . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (2011)

GIMME SHELTER (1970): AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN SEMPER

Gimme Shelter (1970) is a documentary film about the last ten days of the 1969 Rolling Stones tour. The film was directed by brother documentarians Albert and David Maysles. It is best known today for having captured footage of the murder of a black man by a Hells Angels security guard at the Altamont Speedway . . . → Read More: GIMME SHELTER (1970): AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN SEMPER

LIST CANDIDATE: 200 MOTELS (1971)

DIRECTED BY: Tony Palmer & Frank Zappa

FEATURING: Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Theodore Bikel, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Jimmy Carl Black

PLOT: 200 Motels is a series of sketches, experiments and concert footage loosely organized

as a reflection on the mixture of insanity and tedium experienced by a rock and roll band on . . . → Read More: LIST CANDIDATE: 200 MOTELS (1971)

94. PINK FLOYD THE WALL (1982)

“It was like nothing anyone had ever seen before—a weird fusion of live action, story-telling and of the surreal.”–Pink Floyd the Wall Director Alan Parker on the movie’s Cannes premiere

DIRECTED BY: Alan Parker

FEATURING: Bob Geldof, Kevin McKeon, Jenny Wright, Bob Hoskins

PLOT: The movie begins with a man sitting motionless in a . . . → Read More: 94. PINK FLOYD THE WALL (1982)

LIST CANDIDATE: PINK FLOYD:THE WALL (1982)

Pink Floyd the Wall has been promoted to “Certified Weird” status.  Comments have been closed; please post all new comments on the official entry.

DIRECTED BY: Alan Parker

FEATURING: Bob Geldof, Bob Hoskins, Jenny Wright

PLOT: A rock singer, “Pink,” isolates himself in a hotel room and reflects upon his life while

slipping . . . → Read More: LIST CANDIDATE: PINK FLOYD:THE WALL (1982)

CAPSULE: WILD ZERO (2000)

DIRECTED BY: Tetsuro Takeuchi

FEATURING: Masashi Endô, Kwancharu Shitichai, Guitar Wolf, Makoto Inamiya

PLOT: Guitar Wolf (frontman of the pistol-packing punk outfit Guitar Wolf) makes Ace a blood

brother when the would-be greaser is injured during a showdown between the band and an evil club owner; the rock star gives him a whistle he . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: WILD ZERO (2000)

70. PERFORMANCE (1968/1970)

PHERBER: What do you think Turner feels like? CHAS: I don’t know.  He’s weird, and you’re weird.  You’re kinky. PHERBER: He’s a man, a male and female man!

–dialogue from Performance

DIRECTED BY:Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg

FEATURING: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michèle Breton

PLOT: Chas, a sadistic associate gangster who terrorizes local businesses . . . → Read More: 70. PERFORMANCE (1968/1970)

CAPSULE: SUCK [2009]

DIRECTED BY: Rob Stefaniuk

FEATURING: Rob Stefaniuk, Jessica Pare, Malcolm McDowell, Dave Foley, Alice Cooper

PLOT: A struggling Canadian rock band finds sudden success when their female

bassist becomes a vampire. WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST: It’s a campy, tongue-in-cheek music movie with a horror/comedy flavor, but doesn’t do much we haven’t seen . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: SUCK [2009]

CAPSULE: SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (2010)

DIRECTED BY: Edgar Wright

FEATURING: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Jason Schwartzman

PLOT: Slacker bassist Scott Pilgrim must defeat seven evil exes in order to win the girl of his dreams.

WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST:  An alternate reality comedy that at times feels like something Monty Python would . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (2010)

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