Answering the question of how Phone Booth might have played out had Kiefer Sutherland been more of a patron of the arts, here's the trailer for Grand Piano. Already released in director Eugenio Mira's native spain, the film sees Elijah Wood as a piano prodigy haunted by stage fright--and, on the night of his attempt at a comeback performance, also haunted by John Cusack. Cusack really doesn't want Wood to fuck this up, so much so that he's taken Truffaut's advice, training a sniper rifle on Wood and threatening to shoot him and his and wife should the performance be flawed. The guy's really upped his music snobbiness since High Fidelity.
Concert pianist Elijah Wood and his wife are going to die! Unless Elijah Wood plays HIS BEST CONCERT EVER, that is. We're going to make that a movie now, okay, everyone?... / Continue →
Much can be and has been said about the modern-day obsession with celebrities. But what does it mean when obsession turns into Saw with real porn instead of torture porn, and Getaway with slightly more browser windows than cars? Your guess is as good as mine with this first tra... / Continue →
Since World War II, shortwave radio transmitters called "numbers stations" have been sending out strings of words and digits, typically read by an artificial female voice and largely thought to be a really creepy-sounding code system to deliver messages to spies. The Numbers St... / Continue →