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):
Lu Over the Wall: Little Mermaid variation in which the fish-girl joins a teen rock band. This kids’ movie that carefully describes itself as “joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly” comes from Masaaki Yuasa—the mind behind the weirder Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (not to mention Mind Game). Lu Over the Wall official site.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Atmo HorroX (2016): Read our festival capsule. This “experimental satire inside a psychedelic horror b-movie and wrapped into a cryptic mystery thriller” is—for better and worse—as weird as they come. With all the dialogue in a nonsensical invented language, it easily earns a “weirdest!” rating, although it’s so incoherent it comes with a “not for everyone” tag, even for weirdophiles. Buy it if you dare on Vimeo.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Denver, CO, 5/13 – Kung Fu Hustle (2004). At the Alamo Drafthouse.
- Los Angeles, CA, 5/11 – Hour of the Wolf [Vargtimmen] (1968) with Serpent’s Egg (double feature). At the Egyptian Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 5/17 – Vertigo (1958), with Kim Novak in attendance. At the Egyptian Theater.
- New York City, NY, 5/11-5/12 – Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). At the Nitehawk Theater.
- New York City, NY, 5/11-5/17 – After Hours (1985). At IFC Center.
- Seattle, WA, 5/11-5/17 – Barbarella (1968). At Ark Lodge Cinemas.
- Silver Springs, MD, 5/12, 5/17 – The Love Witch (2016). At AFI Silver Theater.
- Vancouver, B.C., Canada 5/13 – Spirited Away (2001). (dubbed). At the Rio Theater.
- Yonkers, NY, 5/16 – Persona (1966). At the Alamo Drafthouse.
Robert Hubbard (El Rob Hubbard) served as script supervisor on the dark indie thriller Goodland, in limited release in N.Y.C. and L.A. theaters this Friday. El Rob also did some extra duty in front of the camera in the diner scene, so you might catch a glimpse of this elusive character… Look for it on VOD this August, with a physical media debut after that.
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.