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):
Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015): The imaginary story of Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein’s ten day trip to Mexico, where he gives in to his homosexual yearnings while gathering material for a movie which is ultimately never made. This fantastic homoerotic biopic sounds like Ken Russell movie. Eisenstein in Guanajuato official site.‘s attempt to make a
Stereotypically You (2015): The tagline describes it as a “comedy that follows one man’s hallucination-fueled, post-breakup quest to find new love” and the Rotten Tomatoes summary mentions “surreal hallucinations,” but absolutely no one has reviewed it yet and the trailer looks like it belongs to an original Netflix series. Our expectations are low, but who knows—maybe they’re hiding the weird stuff as a marketing ploy? Stereotypically You official site.
SCREENINGS – (Nitehawk Theater, Friday & Saturday, Feb 5 & 6 [just after midnight]):
NEW ON DVD:
Evangelion 3.33 (2012): Read Alex Kittle’s review. For some reason, it took four years to release the third part of this planned quadrilogy about giant post-apocalyptic battlebots on home video, and no word yet on when the finale (which should be completely off-the-rails, if it follows the pattern set by the original anime) is supposed to arrive. Buy Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo.
Highway to Hell (1991): A bride-to-be is snatched by a minion of Satan and taken to Hell to be Lucifer’s moll; her lover follows. This oddball comedy (with jokes reminiscent of the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker movies) contain many budget cameos (including Gilbert Gottfried as Hitler) and is a minor cult favorite. Buy Highway to Hell (1991).
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (2014): his anthology of animations inspired by the popular works of the Lebanese poet is noteworthy because of the talents involved: Tomm Moore, Joann Sfar, Nina Paley, and Bill Plympton are among the animators each handling a segment. The framing device involves a political prisoner who dispenses wisdom in the form of poems. Buy Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.
NEW ON BLU-RAY:
Evangelion 3.33 (2012): See description in DVD above. Buy Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo [Blu-ray].
Highway to Hell (1991): See description in DVD above. Buy Highway to Hell (1991) [Blu-ray].
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (2014): See description in DVD above. This purchase includes a DVD and a “digital copy.” Buy Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet [Blu-ray/DVD combo].
Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985): Two kittens take a ride on a railroad through the stars in this dreamlike children’s film. We thought this sounded familiar; it’s in our reader-suggested review queue (under the title Night on the Galactic Express). Buy Night on the Galactic Railroad [Blu-ray].
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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.