WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 2/10/2017

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 at the official site links.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

CANDiLAND (2016): Two lovers retreat into an apartment where they create their own utopian reality, a paradise whose peace and harmony is threatened by the existence of Gary Busey. It’s a plot many Americans can relate to. CANDiLAND official site.


IN DEVELOPMENT (announced):

The Beach Bum (201?): ‘s next project will be a “stoner comedy” starring Matthew McConaughey. That setup doesn’t sound at all promising, but maybe Korine can put an odd spin on it. Read more at Variety.

IN DEVELOPMENT (currently shooting):

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (201?): Greasy Strangler auteur strikes while the iron is hot, moving on to his next comedy project. Beverly Luff Linn concerns a woman in an unhappy marriage whose ex-lover comes to town to perform a show called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.” Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch, Craig Robinson, and Jermaine Clement highlight a cast forgoing Hosking’s usual crew of weirdos. Given the respectable names attached, you can be sure Hosking will tone down the greasiness, which may not be a bad thing as long as he can still keep it weird. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

NEW ON DVD:

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004): Robots are killing cyborgs in the future. We liked the original Ghost in the Shell, but passed on adding it to the List of the 366 Weirdest Movies; is this sequel any weirder?  Buy Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence [DVD/Blu-ray combo].

Girl Asleep (2016): Read our review. An adolescent Aussie Alice in Wonderland in the style of (but with more heart). Buy Girl Asleep.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004): See description in DVD above. Surely this is a better watch than Hollywood’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the original Ghost in the Shell. Buy Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence [DVD/Blu-ray combo].

Girl Asleep (2016): See description in DVD above. Buy Girl Asleep [Blu-ray].

NEW ON VIDEO-ON-DEMAND:

Glass (2015): A giallo-inspired mindbender; we can’t tell more than that. The ad copy describes it as “a mind bender that Cronenberg and Lynch could argue about over lunch,” and the trailer promises a lot of sex and blood, some vomit, and a black-gloved killer. Watch the mildly NSFW teaser trailer and rent it at Vimeo.

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.

One thought on “WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 2/10/2017”

  1. I haven’t watched it myself, but I’ve consistently heard that GITS 2 is much weirder. Mamoru Oshii definitely deserves to land on this list somehow, be it in his animated films or overlooked live-action films.

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