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…
We are now in the movie industry post-Christmas doldrums, with almost no new releases either in theaters or home video. Things will pick up soon as a new season begins with Sundance debuts in late January. But here’s a few items for you…
The Caring Only Cry at Night (2019?): A company transports the unwanted elderly to remote locations to die. The filmmakers cite Dogtooth and Stalker as inspirations for the tone. We discovered the project in a Teleflim Canada funding application, where they identify one of their target demographics as “Absurdist Dark Comedy fans” and write “Through our research we have found where these communities live on the internet. They include websites such as 366 Weird Movies…” In other words, they are making this movie (at least partly) for you guys. According to their proposed production schedule the film should be in post-production now, although we don’t know for sure. No official site (yet), but the Telefilm application is publicly available.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Chicago, IL, 12/28-12/30, 1/1-1/3 – Mandy (2018). At the Music Box Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA. 12/28 – Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) with It’s a Gift (1934) (double feature). At the Aero Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 12/28-12/30 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). At the Egyptian Theater.
- New York City, NY, 12/28-12/29 (midnights) – Eraserhead (1977). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 12/28-12/29 (midnights) – The Holy Mountain (1973). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 12/28, 12/30 – La Grande Bouffe (1973). At the Museum of Modern Art.
- New York City, NY, 12/30, 1/2 – Spirited Away (2001). At the Metrograph.
- New York City, NY, 12/30 – Mind Game (2004). At the Metrograph.
- New York City, NY, 12/30 – A Clockwork Orange (1971). At the Quad.
- New York City, NY, 1/1 – If…. (1968). At the Quad.
- New York City, NY, 1/1 – La Grande Bouffe (1973). At the Quad.
- New York City, NY, 1/2 – Desperate Living (1977). At the Quad.
- New York City, NY, 1/2 – Female Trouble (1974). At the Quad.
- San Diego, CA, 12/29 (midnight), 12/30 – Perfect Blue (1997) (Saturday subtitled, Sunday dubbed). At Ken Cinema.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada, 12/29 – Sorry to Bother You (2018). At the Rio.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada 12/30 – Mandy (2018). At the Rio.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada 12/31 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). At the Rio.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1/1 – Akira (1988). At the Rio.
FREE (LEGITIMATE RELEASE) MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:
Dogtooth (2009): Read the Certified Weird entry! The Favourite might be headed for an Oscar, but we’ll always treasure our first encounter with the weird world of , this story of three children secluded by the parents in a chateau and taught bizarre, purposeless untruths about the outside world. Watch Dogtooth free on Tubi.tv.
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.