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by Bill Gibron

18 May 2009

He’s known to many for his numerous mainstream film roles, including turns in efforts by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), and Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City, LOOK). But true movie lovers know him as the genius behind such trailer park treasures as Touch Me in the Morning, Dribble, Period Piece, and Schoof. As part of a week long celebration of all things Giuseppe Andrews, SE&L will be looking at five - yes FIVE new films by the cine-maverick, titles originally slated to be part of Troma’s The Bathrobe Homeschool Box Set. They include long sought after efforts like In Our Garden, Date Movie, and Air Conditioning. For those still curious about what we’re discussing, the links below will lead to our numerous takes on the filmmaker’s fascinating oeuvre. So sit back and enjoy as we ready another pack of raves for someone who truly is the Godard of the Garbage Heap. Once you’ve witness the brilliance that is his creative canon, you’ll never look at cinema the same way again.

Giuseppe Andrews: Godard a Go-Go

Okie Dokie

Giuseppe Andrews: The Americano Trilogy

Giuseppe Andrews: Two More from the Trailer Park

Giuseppe Andrews: A Sampler of Cinematic Splendor

Giuseppe Andrews’ Orzo

Giuseppe Andrews’ Schoof

Giuseppe Andrews’ It’s All Not So Tragic

Giuseppe Andrews’ Airplane Pillows

Giuseppe Andrews’ The Check Out

by PopMatters Staff

18 May 2009

The Prodigy have just released a video for the second single from their recent LP Invaders Must Die. Timothy Gabriele recently called “Warrior’s Dance” “the album’s best song” and an “undeniably nitrous-doused breakbeat barnburner”.

TOUR DATES
05/18 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
05/20 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
05/22 - Detroit, MI - The Filmore
05/23 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
05/26 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
05/27 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
05/28 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
05/29 - Seattle, WA - WAMU Theatre

by PopMatters Staff

18 May 2009

The Crystal Method released a new album, Divided by Night, last week after quite a lag. Here’s the latest video from the release.

by Bill Gibron

18 May 2009

With the collection already containing Cannibal: The Musical, Redneck Zombies, and the amazing Last Horror Film, Troma has announced the next three films in their Tromasterpiece series, and one is a truly forgotten gem. Along with The First Turn-On and Combat Shock, the true art house distributor will be offering Australian auteur Phillipe Mora’s 1976 epic Mad Dog Morgan. Starring a superb Dennis Hopper and dealing with an intriguing part of Aussie folklore, this beautiful and demanding movie is finally getting the digital polish it so richly deserves. The trailer below is just a taste of the treats Troma has in storm. Check out the Collection’s Official Website to find out more.

by Chris Conaton

18 May 2009

Prison Break is over. Three seasons after Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) successfully broke his falsely accused brother Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) out of Fox River Penitentiary, and two seasons after creators originally intended the show to end, it’s done. Well, mostly. Word is that they’ve cooked up one more two-hour special that takes place between the end of the last episode and it’s “4 Years Later” epilogue. But for all intents and purposes, the show wrapped up on Friday night.

Some people have complained that the show lost its momentum in the second season, as the characters got out of prison and separated. Others thought it jumped the shark in the third season, when most of the characters ended up in another prison, this time in Panama. “It got completely ridiculous!” they shout. I submit that the show was always completely ridiculous and that they’re remembering season one through rose-colored glasses. Look, I’ll admit that the twist at the end of season two that put them back in prison was over-the-top silly, but that was the point where I decided to mostly stop worrying about the logic of the show and just enjoy the twisty thrills it provided on a week-to-week basis. Clearly they had to come up with something when Fox renewed the show past the second season, so they completely embraced the pulp fiction/1940s movie serial-style action that was always bubbling under the surface. Prison Break always packed in the thrills and suspense, and they always knew when to ratchet up the action. This kept the show as an exciting guilty pleasure even when it bent over backwards with the twists.

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