Archive for July, 2011

The best pie in the world ever?

Posted in Nonsense, TV with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2011 by dc

Olly Moss designs new limited edition Captain America posters

Posted in Art, Comic books, Design, Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2011 by dc

Slacker Shack favourite, Olly Moss has designed two new Captain America posters for Mondo in conjunction with Paramount Pictures.

The posters continue Moss’ love affair with film poster design and it’s surely only a matter of time before he’s commissioned by a studio to create the actual theatrical poster for a big movie.

The idea behind the posters is a stylised homage to World War 2 propaganda art.

The posters also continue Moss’ modus operandi of keeping things simple and bold.

Speaking to the New York Times recently he stated, “I kind of like the work to be functional, so it needs to be as simple as possible.”

The end results are simply brilliant.

What does the senator want?

Posted in Competition, Music, Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2011 by dc

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks have come up with an ingenious competition over at their site – and it’s got an ingenious prize to go with it too.

Senator – the lead single off forthcoming album, Mirror Traffic (out 23rd August), has a hooky little couplet in the chorus that goes, “I know what the senator wants / what the senator wants is a blow job”.

Well, Stephen Malkmus wants fans to suggest alternatives to, “blow job” – and the winner gets their lyric recorded by Steve and a one of a kind 7″ single with Senator on the A-side and their version on the B-side.

Brilliant – and well worth a punt, if like me, you love all things Malkmus.

Enter the competition here.

Spank Rock release #1 Hit

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2011 by dc

Baltimore bump-n-bass-hop heroes, Spank Rock return with their sophomore album, Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar on 27th September. The record, released by Bad Blood Records is set to feature Santigold on at last one track and production from a magnificent roster of talent, including Boys Noize, XXXChange, Diplo, Crystal Castles, Pharrell Williams and Sam Spiegel.

Today marks the release of our second taster from the forthcoming album, #1 Hit. The tune follows the awesomely well received, Energy, which came out last month and samples Can’s timeless classic, Vitamin C.

Hear, #1 Hit being streamed here.

And head over to the official Spank Rock site to get your hands on a FREE track here.

Battered

Posted in Art, Design with tags , , , , on July 28, 2011 by dc

Tower Heist – TRAILER

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by dc

Ben Stiller’s been in shit loads of successful films and his star’s still shining.

Supporting roles in the Shrek films and Dreamgirls aside, Eddie Murphy hasn’t had a hit in years. Not since the kiddy daftness of The Nutty Professor in 1996 in fact. And he’s been in at least ten absolute turkeys in the past 15 years too.

Stiller expects a hit, Murphy needs one.

Well the good news for you who loved the first two Beverley Hills Cop films, Coming to America, 48 Hours, Trading Places and The Golden Child, is that it looks like Murphy is about to star in a big hit again.

The potential ‘big hit’ comes in the shape of Tower Heist and there’s a trailer for it below.

Directed by Brett Ratner, and starring Murphy and Stiller (along with Casey Affleck, Alan Alda and Matthew Broderick), it looks slick, fun and rather ‘blockbuster-ey’.

The plot sees a group of staff members that work at a luxury apartment block deciding to take on the evil multi-millionaire upstairs that’s taken all their money in a scam.

It looks a bit 48 Hours meets Welcome To Collinwood, and Eddie’s clearly hoping it’s his big live-action comeback.

Find out if it is when it hits cinemas on 4th November.

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archeaology exhibition

Posted in Exhibition, Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by dc

Over in Montreal, Canada, at this very moment an Indiana Jones exhibition is taking place – and if I had some holiday time and a pot of money, I’d be there.

The Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology exhibition, put together by the National Geographic Society and developed by X3 Productions, aims to immerse visitors in the science and history of field archaeology. Its a place where history meets fiction and those who visit are given the chance to, “walk in the footsteps of beloved film hero Indiana Jones”.

This unique, interactive exhibition features :

  • A vast and exclusive collection of Indiana Jones film props, models, concept art, and set designs from the Lucasfilm Archives
  • An interactive tour of legendary sites that sheds light on historical myths such as the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail
  • A rare chance to see some of the world’s most impressive material remains and real-world artefacts from ancient societies from the collections of the world-renowned Penn Museum and the National Geographic Society archives
  • A handheld multimedia guide that lets you personalize your exhibit experience
  • An interactive quest game that let’s children of all ages test their skills and explore the exhibit content in a fun, innovative way

To find out more (particularly worthwhile, if like me it’s unlikely you’ll be flying to Montreal anytime soon) and have a sneak peak of some of the exhibition see the video below:-

Visit the website here.