6.29.2009

New This Week at the FBE! (June 30/09)

A whole bunch of cool stuff this week:

Cat People - Paul Schrader directs, Natassja Kinski stars in this oversexed revamp of the Jacques Tourneur classic.
Alice's House
Colors of a Creative Culture - Brazilian street art cornucopia!
Angel Face - Preminger. Mitchum. Simmons. Noir. Rent now.
Man Walking on Snow - Contemplative modern Japanese family drama.
Just Another Love Story - slick looking Danish modern noir.
Momma's Man
Preludes: Selected Works of Peter Mettler - collects Balifilm, Scissere and Eastern Avenue, three short(ish) works by the fascinating director/photographer.
The Strange One
They Call Me Bruce? - reissue of long-loved comedy/kung-fu classic
Love on the Dole
Kaidan - Ringu director Hideo Nakata mines classical Japanese ghost romances for inspiration. Ugetsu 2?
Monsterquest season 3 - exactly what the title implies - filmmakers seek out supposedly real monters. Looks cool.
Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit - if the title doesn't sell it for you, nothing will. Modern kaiju classic in the making gets topical.
IT Crowd season 2
Eastbound and Down - absolutely hilarious new HBO series about a fallen baseball player climbing his way back to the bigs.
Tokyo! - triptych from Bong Joon-Ho, Leos Carax and Michel Gondry about the titular city.
Doctor Who season 3 & 4 - after shipping these back and forth between the two stores virtually every week for the past 6 months, I got sick of carrying them across town on my bike, so caved and dropped the $90 per season that these command. Hope no one breaks a disc...and yes, we aso have seasons 1 & 2.
RiP: A Remix Manifesto - an intriguing look at music sampling and copyright law.

And on Blu....
Rockers

5 comments:

Justin said...

I absolutely LOVED Tokyo! I thought all three parts were surreal yet humane and quite compelling.

You can order the dvd on the official website: http://bit.ly/TokyoTheMovie

La Sporgenza said...

Alternatively, you can just borrow it from either store, watch it and then bring it back.

Just a thought.

La Sporgenza said...

Re:

".....after shipping these back and forth between the two stores virtually every week for the past 6months, I got sick of carrying them across town on my bike, so caved and dropped the $90 per season that these command."

Just wondering Joe.... should I invoice you directly or do we just do that regular thing after close in the back room again?

Your call.

the coelacanth said...

regular thing after close.

La Sporgenza said...

bring some butter.