Casual Browsing: Zoo Moan

What are people lusting after more at this very moment? Hot Gadget Porn, by way of Apple? Or the lascivious prospects of Black Snake Moan? (Trailer. Site.) It’s a rhetorical question, but stay with us – Film Comment’s Nathan Lane reviews the latter anyway:

Ricci’s performance is so fearless, specific, and blazingly committed it carries the second half of the picture over the slight underwriting of Jackson’s character and his clear limitations as an actor. She’s the white-hot focal point of Brewer’s loud, brash, encompassing vision of the soul’s dark night survived, peering into the dawn.” (via IFC blog)

  • While Six Degrees of Sam Jackson (Risky Biz) and the white-trashed Ricci should stir the national discourse a bit, what of the controversy to brew over fatal horse-man-love documentary Zoo, picked up by ThinkFilm and debuting at Sundance?
  • Chan “Cat Power” Marshall opts to match up with Seu Jorge, Tilda Swinton, Donald Sutherland, and Ryan Donowho in Doug Aiken’s video installation project, “sleepwalkers“, starting at the MoMA, Jan 16th. – Trailer (via GreenCine)
  • Kanye West to pair with director Larry Charles (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Borat) for a Kanye-centric reality series coming to HBO.
  • The IFC channel has new scripted shows on the way, in the wake of the successful runs for The Business and The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (Laura Kightlinger) which are both scheduled to return in August. Also coming to IFC, Does Your Soul Have a Cold? – documentary project from Thumbsucker director Mike Mills (discussed earlier).
  • Park Chan-Wook to follow up his vengeance trilogy, and (the not yet seen in the states) I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK, with a Vampire flick, tentatively titled BATS. (Kaiju Shakedown)
  • Scriptland previews a new project from Ethan Coen (one half of the Coen brothers) and wife Tricia Cooke – a “lesbian road-trip action sex comedy” entitled Drive-Away Dykes.
  • This American LifeThe Ira Glass hosted NPR show has spawned an upcoming Showtime series, and now Dreamworks is looking to turn its real-lfe stories into feature films.
Posted by Ted Zee on January 10th 2007 | Home Page | 1 Comment Subscribe to this site's feed

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  1. michael Says:

    I don’t know why but the Ira Glass adaptations scare me, like they’re going to spoil the radio show or something. It doesn’t bother me when books I love are made into bad films, but This American Life seems somehow different.

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