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.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Blue Velvet (1986): Read the Canonically Weird entry! The Criterion Collection adds another jewel to its crown; some special features (even the much ballyhooed “lost footage”) have appeared on other releases, but this one does boast remastering, the feature length doc Blue Velvet Revisited, and Lynch reading from his memoir “Room to Dream.” On two DVDs or one Blu-ray. Buy Blue Velvet.
Starfish (2018): Read our review. It’s the end of the world, maybe, but Aubrey might be able to save all of us with a mixtape. This indie horror/sci-fi/drama-of-lonelieness is out on VOD only (for the moment, at least). Buy or rent Starfish.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Auburn, NY, 6/4 –Barbarella (1968). At Auburn Public Theater.
- Chicago, IL, 5/31-6/6 – Last Year at Marienbad [L’Année Dernière à Marienbad] (1961). At the Gene Siskel Film Center.
- Chicago, IL, 5/31-6/6 – Fight Club (1999). At the Music Box Theatre.
- Chicago, IL, 6/1 & 6/2 – Mulholland Drive (2001). At the Music Box Theatre.
- Dallas, TX, 6/1 – Donnie Darko (2001), with live bands and video art after the screening. At the Texas Theatre.
- Los Angeles, CA, 6/1 – Brazil (1985) with Time Bandits (1981) (double feature). At the Aero Theatre.
- Los Angeles, CA, 6/4 – Pink Flamingos (1972) with Female Trouble (1974) (double feature). At the New Beverly Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 5/31 & 6/1 – Dead Man (1995). At the Metrograph.
- New York City, NY, 5/31 & 6/1 – Eyes Without a Face [Les Yeux sans Visage] (1965). At the Metrograph.
- New York City, NY, 5/31 & 6/1 (midnights) – Fight Club (1999). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 5/31 & 6/1 (midnights) – Suspiria (1977). At IFC Center.
- Oakland, CA, 6/5 – Tekkonkinkreet (2006). At the New Parkway Theater.
- San Diego, CA, 6/1 (midnight) & 6/2 – Spirited Away (2001). At Ken Cinema.
- San Francisco, CA, 6/5 – Greaser’s Palace (1972). At the Alamo Drafthouse.
- Santa Ana, CA, 5/31 & 6/1 – Audition [Ôdishon] (1999). At the Frida Cinema.
NEPOTISM CORNER: 366’s Gregory J. Smalley contributed a short piece on Howl’s Moving Castle to the Spool as part of their coverage of May’s Filmmaker of the Month, Hayao Miyazaki. You can read it here.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: We’ve got a busy summer week coming up at 366, as Alfred Eaker starts off his summer blockbuster purgatory with a trip to see what may be the least Alfred Eaker movie ever, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. Next up, Giles Edwards fills you in on 2018’s arty animation Ruben Brandt: Collector (about a psychiatrist with an art-thief clientele) and Pete Trbovich takes on Keoma (1976), the cult spaghetti western with a rather, um, unforgettable soundtrack. To top it all off, we’re going to start a new poll with an associated DVD giveaway contest (hint: it’s apocrypha time) Stay tuned, and onward and weirdward!
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.