Casual Browsing: Vice TV, New Docs, Video, Casting

— Brainchild of Vice Magazine, with Spike Jonze as creative director – VBS.TV is live, promising daily updated video content. Features include Do’s and Don’ts with the likes of David Cross, and Soft Focus – interviews hosted by D.C. icon Ian Svenonius, kicked off by Will Oldham – with Ian Mackaye, Cat Power, Henry Rollins, Genesis P. Orridge, and Andrew WK waiting in the wings.

— After 2 years and 700 hours of footage compiled, director Jason Scheunemann has a David Lynch documentary in the works, filmed during the making of Inland Empire. Check the progress of the project on Jason’s blog. Via Movie City Indie.

— On location photos from Mike Mills’ (Thumbsucker) documentary Does Your Soul Have a Cold? Coming to IFC TV in late 2007, Mills covers the recent rise of antidepressant use in Japan.

— Pointed out by Film Ick, Yahoo interviews Tarantino and Rodriguez – Re: Grindhouse. Video includes new peeks from the film. New trailer to premiere on February 16th

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— After witnessing Double Dragon style street violence in Chan-Wook Park’s Oldboy, along with grisly retribution in his Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, color us excited to see the director spin a 180 into rom-com meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest territory with I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK. The official site is live, with pop-up book sugar-sweetness, although the loading times are past excruciating. Have a magazine handy if you dare to enter. Via Solace in Cinema.  Shortcut to confusion: Amateur English subtitled version of the ICBTOK trailer.

– The Alec Baldwin Renaissance keeps rolling, as he’ll star next in mob-drama Brooklyn Rules, scripted by Sopranos writer Terance Winter.

– Another guy you can’t avoid for 5 minutes – Judd Apatow. With his hand in 40 Year Old Virgin, Talladega Nights, Knocked Up (trailer), and John C. Reilly’s upcoming Walk Hard, the writer/director/producer will team up with writer Robert Smigel (Saturday TV Funhouse, Conan’s Triumph) for You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, starring Adam Sandler.

– Director Joel Shumacher is none to pleased with plans for a direct to DVD sequel to The Lost Boys. Via Starpulse.

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Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) to play partner in crime to Adrien Brody in The Brothers Bloom, directed by Rian Johnson (Brick). Also stars Rachel Weisz.

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