Yellerkin – Tools

lw —  December 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

Enjoying this new track from Brooklyn electro-pop duo Yellerkin.

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The Pop Art Book

lw —  December 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Pop Art Book by Poposition Press takes 6 contemporary artist (Angry Woebots, Jim Mahfood, Junko Mizuno, Koyndan, Skinner & Tara McPherson) and transforms their work into a clever pop up book.

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 4.53.13 AM Bubble Gum Gangsters by Jim Mahfood

The project is currently running a crowdfunding campaign.

Wakie – a social alarm clock

lw —  December 14, 2014 — Leave a comment

Wakie is a fun, friendly community of people who wake each other up in the morning. Set a time and a stranger will call you. It’s anonymous and is another in a number apps that are attempting to connect strangers in unique ways. A few months ago Miranda July released her Somebody app that enables users to send messages through strangers in the real-world. Hybrid apps an emerging trend or niche? But then again Wakie could catch on and dare I say become a dating app.

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16 Overlooked Movies From The 1970s That Are Worth Watching

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Waren Oates in Cockfighter 1974

What list of forgotten ‘70s films would be complete without an appearance by great director Monte Hellman? His existential masterpiece Two-Lane Blacktop would be a likely choice, but it is not as forgotten as it once was. Instead, Cockfighter seems to encompass all the bases. Forgotten, overlooked and overshadowed, Cockfighter is a true diamond in the film rough. It was shot by Nestor Almendros, who was a great cinematographer, Academy Award winner, and a friend of Hellman

Warren Oates portrays a man who wants to become Cockfighter of the year in the sub-cultural world of game cockfighting. Oates, thought of as only a character actor, he carries the entire film. Like a monk, he has taken a vow of silence as penance for past sins. Oates is a good actor and shows it by spending most of the film with no dialogue, only hand gestures, and expressive face and body movements.

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White God

lw —  December 8, 2014 — Leave a comment

Winner of the Prize Un Certain Regard Award at this year’s Cannes Festival, Kornel Mundruczo’s newest film is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed “human superiors,” but it’s also an brutal, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it’s mixed-breed heritage is deemed ‘unfit’ by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called ‘unfit’ dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his ‘Masters’ in his journey through the streets and animal control centers how to bite the hands that beats him.

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via JoBlo Movie Trailers