It's debatable whether the troubled World War Z signals the end of the ongoing zombie craze, but the film that started it all is much more clear: Danny Boyle's bleak, artful cult horror-drama 28 Days Later, which saw its US premiere ten years ago this weekend. From its iconic opening shots of an eerily abandoned London (set to Godspeed You! Black Emperor's brooding post-rock epic "East Hastings") to the frenzied chaos of its climax, Boyle's film -- a dark yet humanist tale of a world eviscerated by a frighteningly contagious epidemic of murderous rage -- reinvented and reinvigorated the genre that Romero built (though many insist its rabid, sprinting berserkers don't really count). And while sequel 28 Weeks Later with its heavyhanded Iraq War allusions failed to live up to the original (despite boasting one of the most viscerally terrifying opening sequences in modern horror), and 28 Months looks increasingly unlikely, there remains a small universe of side content from the film, including music, short films, comics, and inspired-by games. [more inside]
Sometimes the choreography of one song's video fits another song perfectly, and the result... well, it just transcends either of its predecessors. [slyt]
Together again at last: "Neil Young" and Bruuuuuuuuce are "Sexy and I Know It".
The Super Bowl 2012 Half Time show, in which the lich queen Madonna declares supreme victory over all who fall before her. There were also some adverts and a sporting event of some kind.
A dramatic reading of "Sexy And I Know It" by Ira David Wood. (Slightly NSFW original video by LMFAO.)
You've seen the popular LMFAO's Party Rock, but have you seen Potter Rock? The Christmas light show? How about the Pokemon! or Indian versions? Speaking of Indian parodies, have you seen Thriller recently?