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Remembering Anita Pallenberg, the Muse at the Center of The Rolling Stones’ Tumultuous Love Triangle

Remembering Anita Pallenberg, the Muse at the Center of The Rolling Stones’ Tumultuous Love Triangle
With the death of Anita Pallenberg , the world lost an icon of the Swinging Sixties. The Italian-German model became a fashion It Girl of the age and her friendship with Andy Warhol integrated her into the cutting edge art world. She appeared in cult movie classics including Candy (featuring Ringo Starr) and Jane Fonda’s Barbarella, but her most famous role is undoubtedly that of muse for the Rolling Stones. Her high-profile relationships with two of the band’s guitarists, Brian Jones and Keith Richards, made her an enduring part of the Stones’ mythology. It became one of rock ‘n
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Horror Highlights: Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, Ahs Season 6 Promos, Satanic Panic, Diani & Devine Meet The Apocalypse

Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one…” because they were zombies?! That’s author C.A. Verstraete’s proposition in the horror novel Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. Also in today’s Highlights: new promos for American Horror Story Season 6, Satanic Panic release details, and info on the world debut of Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse.

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter Book Release Details & Cover Art: On September 13th, C.A. Verstraete’s Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter will be released in paperback and on Kindle.

“Every family has its secrets…

One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an ax and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy, and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?
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Supernatural: an episode roadmap for beginners

Been meaning to catch up with Sam and Dean Winchester, but just haven't found the time? Our Supernatural tips for beginners may help...

Maps To TV Shows: Is there a popular show you’d really like to watch but you just don’t have time to wade through years of it all at once? Do you just want to know why that one character keeps turning up on Tumblr? Do the fans all tell you ‘season one is a bit iffy but stick with it, it gets great!’, leaving you with absolutely zero desire ever to watch the boring/silly/just plain weird season one? Then Maps To TV Shows is for you!

In these articles, we’ll outline routes through popular TV shows focusing on particular characters, story arcs or episode types. Are you really into the Klingon episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Do you want to
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Supernatural season 9 finale review: Do You Believe In Miracles?

Here's what Anastasia thought of Supernatural's season 9 finale, Do You Believe In Miracles?

Review

This review contains spoilers.

9.23 Do You Believe In Miracles?

Well, that was… unsurprising.

Do You Believe In Miracles? was not a bad season finale. It’s just that it felt like it was missing those jaw-dropping plot twists, shocking cliffhangers, and high tension that’s been the stuff of most of Supernatural finales. In fact, last week’s episode felt like much more of a season finale, while this episode, though it had some truly moving moments, honestly felt like it wasn’t doing anything much more exciting than setting up next season.

That makes sense, though, because according to showrunner Jeremy Carver, season ten is going to be the final act in the three-season story arc he planned when he took over in early season eight, where everything from the past two seasons comes to fruition.
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Top 10 Favorite Posters of La Boca's Scot Bendall

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A couple of months ago I featured some exquisite silkscreened King Kong prints designed by the British design studio La Boca. I’ve been following La Boca’s work for the past few years and so I thought a great way to end the year would be to ask the founder of La Boca, Scot Bendall, to talk about some of their influences by sharing with us his ten favorite movie posters of all time.

Scot chose ten posters that have meaning for them as designers. “I think there have been better, and more successful, poster designs for sure—I mean, there isn’t one Saul Bass here for example!—but, the only way I could wrangle down to ten was by selecting posters that have had some personal resonance to our work. I’m also a (very amateur) Czech/Polish poster collector, so they feature quite prominently.”

Here are
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Experimental Short Film: Goth Movie (Chemirocha)

Before the light there was darkness. A white-bearded wizard invites us into his dimly lit lair to hang with his mysterious friends in Jesse Malmed’s magick-al Goth Movie (Chemirocha) before the film swerves into a desert travelogue, then back inside in a conceptually contrasting yet complementary whole.

The whole notion of practicing magick is, ostensibly, about connecting to the Earth. It’s not about the supernatural, but celebrating what’s super about the natural. (Ok, that’s kind of bad pun-ny, but lets stick with it.) Malmed makes this allusion by giving us brief glimpses of the denizens of a dark interior space, then our introduction to the exterior desert space is a focusing on the gaping maw of an entrance into a cave. Are the wizard — who, by the way, really gives a fantastic, piercing look as if he can actually see the viewer — and his cohorts performing
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Underground Film Links: July 28, 2013

This week’s Must Read is a first-person account by Kenneth Anger about the making of his classic troubled production Lucifer Rising. He gets into his personal relationships with Charles Manson cohort Bobby Beausoleil and star Marianne Faithful. Fascinating, fascinating reading. This week’s Must Listen is the radio program The Film Show on Kboo community radio in which host Jenn Chavez chats with Journal good friend Bob Moricz about the upcoming blowout Portland Underground Film Festival. But, they also talk about underground films in general and Moricz’s unique thoughts on our little subculture. Lots of good thoughts on the subject. Nathaniel Dorsky announces that his latest films, Song and Spring, will be debuting later in the year. Read about ‘em and look at some very pretty film stills. “I Am Film, not steel, O user, have mercy.” And so beginith the Film Prayer. (Courtesy of Cineflyer.) Mike White
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This week's new film events

The Floating Cinema 2013: Extra-ordinary | A Weekend Of Anger: The Films Of Kenneth Anger | Robert Beavers | Brighton's Big Screen/The Duke's at Lewes House

The Floating Cinema 2013: Extra-ordinary, London

This cinema will come to you, if you're situated alongside a London canal. It's an appealing initiative, which began last year but returns with a new design, converting an old industrial barge into an eclectic touring show. You can step on to the boat for an intimate show of specially commissioned works and Michael Smith's new film about the River Lea plays later this month. There's also a horror weekend at Granary Square in King's Cross (9 & 10 Aug), and a fancy-dress screening of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie outside 3 Mills Studio, where it was made (23 Aug).

Various venues, Sat to 30 Sep

A Weekend Of Anger: The Films Of Kenneth Anger, London

That Anger is considered a pioneer of both salacious celebrity
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Catch up with the last seven days in the world of film

The big story

One word floated over this cinema week: Partridge. After years of coy suggestions, knock-backs and false starts, the Alan Partridge film – codenamed Alpha Papa – finally saw the light of day.

The film-makers bowed to a social media campaign they certainly didn't have any hand in or encouragement and agreed to hold the world premiere in Norwich – for which Partridge donned a particularly fetching powder-blue

safari suit – before sticking Partridge in a helicopter and flying him to London.

Fortunately, our reviewer liked the film. Jurassic Park

In the news

Nelson Mandela biopic: watch Idris Elba in the first full-length film trailer

Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor join Johnny Depp on Mortdecai

South Africa's censors ban film about predatory teacher as 'child porn'

Despicable Me 2 blocked by Chinese censor, but Smurfs sequel approved

Skyfall highest grossing
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Kenneth Anger: how I made Lucifer Rising

The director of the 1966 occult classic talks about how an anti-British massacre paid for his film, and the debt it owes to Jimmy Page and a bunch of jailed killers

This was the first really big film about black magic or white magic or whatever you want to call it. I'm a member of the Oto – Ordo Templi Orientis – an occult order founded by British genius Aleister Crowley, who was maligned by the gutter press. The Express's rightwing jerk editor Lord Beaverbrook sold a lot of papers calling Crowley a satanist, with headlines like "The man we want to hang", to provoke people to murder him. Crowley's like a bogeyman –, which was unfair. He wrote wonderful books and poetry. Lord Beaverbrook loved to call Crowley a cannibal: eating human beings makes good headlines, and Crowley couldn't countersue.

Lucifer Rising was about Egyptian gods summoning the angel Lucifer – in order to
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Kenneth Anger: how I made Lucifer Rising

The director of the 1966 occult classic talks about how an anti-British massacre paid for his film, and the debt it owes to Jimmy Page and a bunch of jailed killers

This was the first really big film about black magic or white magic or whatever you want to call it. I'm a member of the Oto – Ordo Templi Orientis – an occult order founded by British genius Aleister Crowley, who was maligned by the gutter press. The Express's rightwing jerk Lord Beaverbrook sold a lot of papers calling Crowley a satanist, with headlines like "The man we want to hang", to provoke people to murder him. Crowley's like a bogeyman, which was unfair. He wrote wonderful books and poetry. Lord Beaverbrook loved to call Crowley a cannibal: eating human beings makes good headlines, and Crowley couldn't countersue.

Lucifer Rising was about Egyptian gods summoning the angel Lucifer – in order to usher in a new occult age,
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Supernatural Finale Theories: Castiel Falls from Grace, Sam Gets Wings

Every Supernatural finale fills me with both joy and dread because even when the Winchesters succeed, things still end badly for them. Car crashes, Lucifer rising, getting trapped in Purgatory; Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) just can't catch a break when it comes to finales! With the stakes even higher this year, I get the feeling their sacrifice will be respectively dire (the fact that the episode is called "Sacrifice" doesn't bode too well, either).

With any details about the finale (Wednesday at 9/8c on The CW) on lockdown, it's up to us to theorize about what's to come. Here's are my predictions:

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Listen To The New Beck Song "Looking For A Sign" From 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' Plus More Music Film News

Where would we be without music in our favorite films? While some may rely mostly on score, the needle drop of a pop tune can be quite satisfying when paired with a memorable scene. There could be a few opportunities for this type of moment on the way thanks to some exciting music news that also concerns the film world.

While we’d still love to get our hands on the score by “Jeff Who Lives At Home” and “Cyrus” composer Michael Andrews, we’ll definitely settle for a new track from Beck from the former film. The Duplass’ latest film has helped give Beck fans a pretty stellar new track in “Looking For A Sign” that falls right between Mutations and Sea Change-era Beck, which is certainly a good thing. The mostly acoustic-driven track is also a step away from the work he did as Sex Bob-Omb on the
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Kenneth Anger @ 85

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Trailer for The Films of Kenneth Anger, Vol 1,

released by Fantoma in 2007

Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyer was born on this day in 1927 and if you pay him a call at his official site, you'll find a biographical overview he's got to relish. In 2003, Maximilian Le Cain, writing for Senses of Cinema, cut straight to the chase in his opening paragraph: "Offering a description of himself for the program of a 1966 screening, Kenneth Anger stated his 'lifework' as being Magick and his 'magical weapon' the cinematograph. A follower of Aleister Crowley's teachings, Anger is a high level practitioner of occult magic who regards the projection of his films as ceremonies capable of invoking spiritual forces. Cinema, he claims, is an evil force. Its point is to exert control over people and events and his filmmaking is carried out with precisely that intention."

Then: "Whatever one's view of this belief may be,
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"Torchwood" in Ten Minutes "Miracle Day" Episode Two: Magic Alien 8-Ball Says "Kill!"

Previously on Torchwood, humans stopped dying, which was good for some people, but bad for other people. Good for: Guys who had minor heart attacks. Bad for: Guys who got blasted to smithereens.

Also bad for: Guys who were tired of watching Rex Matheson mouth-off and smash things. Somebody tried to take “Torchwood” out of Google, and so Captain Jack returned to earth to keep Gwen safe, which, of course, resulted in Gwen getting wrapped up in the most dangerous thing she’s been wrapped up in since the last time Captain Jack tried to keep her safe. Rhys called Jack “Captain Jack Bollocks,” which was funny. Rex took Torchwood hostage, which was not.

Opening Credits

Once upon a time: People didn't die.

Heathrow International Airport Backlot

Rex: Just to reiterate what I said last week, I am taking you to America in handcuffs. Also, I will be stealing your personal possessions,
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'Supernatural' Season 6 Finale Recap: There's a New God in Town

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'Supernatural' Season 6 Finale Recap: There's a New God in Town
Supernatural season finales are always a bit of a downer. There was the car accident in season 1, opening the Devil's Gate in season 2, Dean going to Hell in season 3, Lucifer rising in season 4, Sam going to Hell in season 5 and now, maybe the worst ending ever. I don't mean that it's not a good episode, I mean that it's a very bad situation for Sam and Dean.
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Kenneth Anger At The 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival

“The day that cinema was invented was a black day for mankind.” That’s a quote by Kenneth Anger made back in 1969 in an article in the British magazine Cinema and reprinted in P. Adams Sitney’s book Visionary Film. In a much more jovial mood in the above embedded video, watch Anger entertain the crowd live onstage at the 48th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival during a retrospective of his films. The video reveals lots of interesting things, like he loathes Marilyn Manson and hangs out backstage at Jonas Brothers concerts.

That’s how you know that Anger is the real deal. Wearing a bright red sweater and an ecstatic smile, he looks more like your eccentric uncle at the family Christmas gathering than the master of Satanic cinema like Scorpio Rising, Lucifer Rising, Invocation of My Demon Brother, Ich Will! and more. The man, if anything, is no poseur.
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Underground Film Links: December 19, 2010

In an effort to mix things up a bit, I’ve tried to do some searching to find random oldies, but goodies. I’ll try to keep doing this in the future so these weekly link roundups don’t start to get stale.

First, I dug up an interesting, older article by longtime underground film writer Fred Camper about the problems naming the avant-garde, experimental, underground, etc. He also comes up with a six-part “test” to determine if a film is underground or not. And, yes, there’s lots of hostility to the term “underground,” but, obviously, it’s what I personally go with. On the other hand, there’s this cute attempt at underground film history. Back in 2002, Gary Morris wrote an interesting appraisal of Andy Warhol’s Chelsea Girls for Bright Lights Film Journal. The Los Angeles Times reports that Charles Manson follower and convicted murderer Bobby Beausoleil,
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Movie Journal: Sixties Underground Film Posters And More

Flaming Creatures midnight screening

Jonas Mekas’ Movie Journal: The Rise Of The New American Cinema 1959-1971 is essential reading for anybody interested in underground film. The book contains excerpts from the “Movie Journal” column Mekas wrote for the Village Voice alternative weekly newspaper for a dozen years. Also included in the book are a couple of movie posters and newspaper ads from that era, which I’ve scanned and uploaded to a photo gallery. If you click on each image in this post, it will take you to an embiggened version of it so you can look at them in better detail.

It’s tough for me to pick an absolute favorite poster out of the bunch, but I inserted the most striking above. It’s for a special midnight screening of Jack Smith’s classic Flaming Creatures. I’m guessing from the date on the poster and the year the film was completed,
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TNT Prepping a 20-Hour Supernatural Marathon

Looking for a way to celebrate the premiere of "Supernatural" Season Six next Friday, September 24th? How about a marathon of 20 episodes from the show's previous seasons?

From the Press Release:

TNT will air a 20-hour marathon of favorite "Supernatural" episodes to get fans ready for the latest season of the hit series. The haunting drama will take over TNT’s lineup Thursday, September 23, at midnight (Et/Pt) through Friday, September 24, at 8 p.m. (Et/Pt) to build excitement for the series’ sixth season premiere on The CW (Friday, September 24, at 9 p.m.). That gives fans one hour between the end of the marathon and the start of Season Six to freshen up and maybe grab a bite to eat!

TNT’s marathon will kick off with the fourth season finale, “Lucifer Rising,” followed by the fifth-season premiere, “Sympathy for the Devil.” Along with a few random episodes from Seasons
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