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Peter & Gwen — A Bad Lip Reading of The Amazing Spider-Man
Still operating anonymously despite some recent high-profile partnerships (Veep , the Spirit awards), the music producer behind Bad Lip Reading was inspired by his lip-reading mistakes when communicating with his deaf mother. Goofing on dialogue from Beyonce and Joe Biden to pics including Twilight, Bad Lip Reading’s biggest hit was channelling the absurdist observations of NFL players, which racked up some 35 million views:
Bert Stern: Original Mad Man
(First Run Features, opens April 5)
“Women are everything; man is just a muscle,” muses the title subject of this docu, tracing the femme-obsessed Stern’s career from Madison Avenue to fashion photographer to documentarian (Jazz on a Summer’s Day) to shutterbug to the stars:
(From the pages of the April 2 issue of Variety.)
The creators of pioneering Machinima series Red vs. Blue run a YouTube channel and website beloved by the young male gamer demo that also features game previews, cartoons like Lucid Bear Dreams and community forums, with 1.4 million registered users:
‘Oblivion‘ Soundtrack – M83
For its first film score, the dreamy French group collaborated with Tron’s Joseph Trapanese. The title tune features vocals from Norway’s Susanne Sundfor.
“Shaking the Habitual”
The enigmatic Swedish brother-sister duo’s first full-length outing in years has spawned a striking 10-minute musicvideo (click here for vid on YouTube, parts NSFW) from feminist porn helmer Marit Ostberg.
History of the Eagles
By turns country-rock’s greatest songwriters or corporate-rock cyborgs, the Eagles are back with a six-disc CD set from their Asylum career as well as a DVD set featuring a twopart docu and live disc recorded during 1977’s Hotel California tour.
Now that MGM has the game’s film rights, the recently released reboot of the franchise, which sends a younger Lara Croft on her first adventure, will also serve as the basis of the movie GK Films is producing with gamemakers Crystal Dynamics.
(The Odd Gentlemen)
Bored with “Angry Birds?” “Flea Symphony” should keep the kids, and the musically inclined, even busier with this beautifully animated puzzle game from the indie gamemakers responsible for “The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom.” Available on Apple’s App Store.
Location managers are among the bizzers who find this part of the useful Evernote app collection to be a crucial tool for indicating
filming information with shareable, mobile sketches and notations, helping speed up communication on shoots.