WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 1/9/2015

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available on the official site links.

IN THEATERS (WIDE RELEASE):

Inherent Vice (2014): A pot-smoking detective investigates a labyrinthine plot that eventually leads him to a mysterious organization of dentists known as the “Golden Fang” (among a labyrinth of other subplots). This adaptation of a novel finally goes into wide release after a limited run that earned it such promising notices as Bill Goodykoontz’s “aggressively weird…Inherent Vice official site.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

La última película (2013): A sort-of remake of/tribute to Dennis Hopper’s drugged-out disaster The Last Movie, which was about a filmmaker trying to make a psychedelic Western in Mexico. Sure to be weird, though whether it will work for anyone but the handful of people who have seen The Last Movie remains to be seen.  Playing exclusively at Lincoln Center in NYC. La última película at Lincoln Center.

When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013): A director and his lead actress (who is also his lover) discuss the film they are making (which we never see). A long shot for weird, but it is frequently cited as “absurdist.” When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism official U.S. site.

NEW ON DVD:

88 (2015): A sexy female killer in a fugue state sees the number “88” everywhere. This Canadian indie is loaded with flashbacks and said to be very confusing, and debuts on home video. Buy 88.

Horns (2013): Read our review. Danielle Radcliffe is accused of murder and grows horns; weird premise, uneven execution. Buy Horns.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

88 (2015): See description in DVD above. Buy 88 [Blu-ray].

Horns (2013): See description in DVD above. Buy Horns [Blu-ray].

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.

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