Good Valentine’s Day
This is old news, and only two thirds movie related, but I’m throwing caution to the wind and talking about it anyway. Yesterday was a very, very good Valentine’s. First, I wake up to Pitchfork telling me Radiohead announced a new album being released. This Saturday. It’s like Thom Yorke was asking me to be his Valentine. Yes, Thom, yes! A thousand times yes. Best of all, you can download it for nine-ish bucks. Or you can buy the super-duper ‘Newspaper Album’ which gives you all of the following:
Radiohead’s new record, The King Of Limbs, is presented here as the world’s first* Newspaper Album, comprising:
- Two clear 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
- A compact disc.
- Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.
- The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download that is compatible with all good digital media players.
- The Newspaper Album will be shipped on Monday 9th May 2011 you can, however, enjoy the download on Saturday 19th February 2011.
- Shipping is included in the prices shown.
- One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, purchased from this website, will receive a signed 2 track 12″ vinyl.
I’m pretty sure I’ll be the one to win that signed copy. There’s only a couple Radiohead fans out there, right? Pre-order it here.
Then Saint Valentine was all like, more Radiohead love! Pitchfork announced later in the day that Johnny Greenwood will be scoring the Tilda Swinton-starring The Truth About Kevin. Kevin was all ready a much anticipated film for me. And with Greenwood on board (remember that awesome score to There Will Be Blood?), this is shaping up to a big deal. At least for me.
And to wrap it up, /Film announced that Lars von Trier’s upcoming sci-fi drama Melancholia (another of my most anticipated, upcoming releases) has been picked up by Magnolia for US distribution, nearly guaranteeing that at some point, I will be seeing this in a theatre sometime in the near or distance future. And let’s be honest, von Trier’s films are much, much more digestible on the big screen. Some guy named Todd from a website named Twitch even got to see a promo for the film in Berlin this last weekend and had the following to say about it:
In short, it is gorgeous – instantly recognizable as Von Trier’s work and very likely the most commercial iteration of his talent that we have seen yet. This in no way implies that he has dumbed things down, just that the wild transgressions of Antichrist are not present here – where they would be entirely inappropriate – and that the imagery is so beautiful that this is a film that you could clearly cut one hell of a trailer for…Though firmly grounded in reality there are a lot of special effects in this and they are integrated seamlessly, shots of static electricity arcing off skin and dead birds falling from the sky in super slow motion being particularly effective.
Sounds like a win win win to me.
And to top it off, I visited Tilda Swinton’s IMDb page and saw this photo:
Best. Valentine’s. Day. Ever.