Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot off the server VODs), and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
Best F(r)iends Vol. 2 (2018): Room adventures in this comic roadtrip movie; Sestero stars as a drifter and Wiseau is a mortician. Some say Vol. 2 is weirder than Vol. 1, and can be followed even if you missed the first episode. Screening June 1 and June 4 only, so you’ll need to check the Best F(r)iends home page to see if there’s a screening near you.and Greg Sestero continue their post-
The Texture of Falling: Parallel stories of artists in love, with one set playing around with S&M. Bills itself as “unlike any film you’ve ever seen,” but early critics who chimed in didn’t see that as a plus. The Texture of Falling official site.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Annihilation (2018): Read our review. Femme-friendly sci-fi about a mysterious alien presence is pretty damn weird by Hollywood standards, and a good flick by anyone’s standards. Out on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD. Buy (or rent) Annihilation.
A Good Dream (2017): The sparse plot description explains its about a 20-something gal suffering from dreams/hallucinations of a creepy demon bunny. There’s not much info available on this straight-to-VOD horror/psychological thriller, but the trailer actually looks pretty creepy. Rent or buy A Good Dream.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Los Angeles, CA, 6/1 (midnight) – Spirited Away (2001). Subtitled. At the Nuart Theater.
- Nashville, TN, 6/2 (midnight) & 6/5 – A Clockwork Orange (1971). At the Belcourt.
- New York City, NY, 6/1 (midnight) – Dogtooth [Kynodontas] (2009). At Videology Bar & Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 6/1-6/2 (midnight) – Donnie Darko (2001). At Nitehawk Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 6/1-6/2 (after midnight) – The Boxer’s Omen [Mo] (1983). At Nitehawk Cinema.
- New York City, 6/1-6/2 – Pink Flamingos (1972). At IFC Center.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada – A Clockwork Orange (1971). At the Rio.
YOU LINK US! YOU REALLY LINK US!:
The weirdest movies we’ve ever seen: 366 gets a shout-out (naturally) in the Cinebuds podcast sponsored by Milwaukee’s noncommercial 88.9 radio. The episode is actually a great introduction to the genre, especially for newbies. One complaint: they credited (and linked) the compendium of the List hosted on Mubi, rather than the primary source (that would be us). Any publicity is good publicity, but let’s get the url correct next time, please!
What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.