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):
Jobe’z World (2019): A middle-aged rollerblading drug dealer goes on the run on a long NYC night after a celebrity client suddenly dies. This no-budget post-millennial update of After Hours is playing in New York only, but hasn’t exactly won the local critics over. Jobe’z World official site.
IN DEVELOPMENT (completed):
“Weird City”: A dystopian class satire from Jordan “Get Out” Peele, with six episodes set in the titular locale. “Super weird,” says one trailer character. “That’s your opinion,” answers another. We’re hoping the first character is right. The cast features LeVar Burton, Ed O’Neill,, , Mark Hamill, and more. Debuting on YouTube Premium on February 13, so exposure may be limited. Busy Peele also has a new horror feature film, Us, opening the SWSX festival and hitting theaters soon after.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
An Evening with Beverly Luff Lin (2018): An unhappily married woman (Aubrey Plaza) attends a performance put on by a man from her past entitled “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn.” Greasy Buy An Evening with Beverly Luff Lin.tries to make a romantic comedy, without sacrificing his absurdist tendencies. Now on DVD and Blu-ray.
Let the Corpses Tan (2017): Gold thieves have a shootout with cops in Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani‘s latest, this time a tribute to Italian poliziotteschi films. It doesn’t look as strange as their earlier giallo-inspired work, but at least one mainstream reviewer found it “profoundly weird.” On DVD, Blu-ray, or VOD. Buy Let the Corpses Tan.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Bloomington, IN, 1/11 – The Exterminating Angel [El àngel exterminador] (1962). At Indiana University Cinema.
- Los Angeles, CA, 1/17 – Walkabout (1971), with The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) (double feature), hosted by author Luc Roeg and cinematographer Tony Richmond. At the Egyptian Theater.
- New York City, NY, 1/11-1/12 (midnights) – Eraserhead (1977). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 1/11-1/12 (midnights) – The Holy Mountain (1973). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 1/11-1/12 (midnights) – Mandy (2018). At IFC Center.
- New York City, 1/17 – Branded to Kill (1967). At the Metrograph.
- Oakland, CA, 1/17 – Fight Club (1999). At the New Parkway Theater.
- Pittsburgh, PA, 1/11-1/17 – Inherent Vice (2014). At Row House Cinema.
- San Francisco, CA, 1/12 – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). At the Roxie.
- Toronto, Ont., Canada, 1/11 – After Hours (1985). At the Royal.
- Tuscon, AZ, 1/11-1/12 – Wild at Heart (1990). At the Loft.
- Tuscon, AZ, 1/16 – The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). At the Loft.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:
As previously mentioned, our announcement of the week’s coming reviews will henceforth appear as part of the “Weird Horizon” column.
G. Smalley is aware he suggested he’d be taking a brief post-#366 vacation, but he still has some review commitments and leftover submissions to publish, so you’ll get a full slate of reviews next week. We’ll start with Shane Wilson‘s recap of “Mystery Science Theater, Season 12 (The Gauntlet).” Shane will also knock one out of the reader-suggestion queue with 1951’s reincarnated dog comedy You Never Can Tell. Finally, G. Smalley gives you the lowdown on ‘s animated greatest hits remix, Umbilical World. After that, maybe there’s a brief vacation window before the Sundance/Slamdance slate hits on January 24—although we do still have a couple more reviews in the can, so these pages won’t be bare.
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.