Hope you’re hungry this week: we Fix up sweet new treats from Wreck-It Ralph, dig in to The Bungalow, eat up the new Little Dragon and wash it down with M83 as they score the Oblivion soundtrack. Bon Appetit!
Working on Disney‘s new Feature Animation, Wreck-It Ralph, we were given an entire universe in which to play. Now the animated ‘Arcade-ians’ are about to come crashing into the real world with a new line of toys, due out this holiday season. Inspired by the candy cart-racing game ‘Sugar Rush,’ these adorable plush racers come packed with sugar and spice and… well, you know the rest. With names like Adorabeezle Winterpop, Taffyta Muttonfudge, Swizzle “The Swizz” Malarkey and of course, Candle Head, we hope the ‘Sugar Rushians’ whet your appetite for more Wreck-It reveals.
Speaking of appetites, Santa Monica is about to get a full serving of fine dining with a stylish twist. SBE founder Brent Bolthouse countdowns to the opening of his new restaurant / lounge ‘The Bungalow,’ located at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel property. Bolthouse has transformed a 1940s-era cottage into a feast for the senses.
The Tom Cruise sci-fi epic Oblivion just reached a new state of euphoria: director Joseph Kosinski announced that French electronica group M83 (a Five33 favorite) will bear the honors of scoring the film. Kosinski had great sonic success casting Daft Punk to score TRON: Legacy, and hopes to soar to new heights with M83′s grandiose. Frontman Anthony Gonzales reports feeling excited to work on his first cinematic soundtrack – that makes two of us! Just to remind your ears what they’re getting themselves into, here’s a refresher:
To keep the good vibes going, Little Dragon brightens up the June Gloom with a new single, ‘Sunshine.’ The bouncy bass line and mellow vocals are sure to turn on the weekend.
There’s your main course… come back next week for your just desserts. Nom Nom Nom.
Fix up your Friday: Liam Neeson gets ‘Taken 2′ the edge, Batman and Bane go viral, Pac-Man pops up in Amsterdam, Misha B hits a ‘Home Run’ and ‘Everything Changes’ after a record-setting music video. Away we go!
The Dark Knight had one of the best viral marketing campaigns in recent memory and it looks like for the final chapter, they’ve aimed to up the ante. This in-theater display allows film goers to record messages as Batman, Bane or Catwoman. The tech superimposes a mask on the user and then allows them to send it out over any of their social media outlets. It’s not exactly stepping into the Batwing, but it’s still pretty damn cool.
Bruce Wayne isn’t the only man out for vigilante vengeance. This week Liam Neeson punches, kicks and shoots his way through every parent’s nightmare in the Taken 2 trailer. Just watching this ass-kicking trailer will make a man out of you.
In significantly less violent news, street artist Leon Keer paid homage to the beloved 80s icon Pac-Man with this eye-popping 3D rendition of the pill-popping semicircle in action. Talk about giving retro arcade games some street cred!
Brooklyn’s own Eytan and the Embassy made music video history by setting the record for most costume changes in a single take with a whopping 18. Who’d have thought they’d take their song ‘Everything Changes’ so literally?
The supreme talent of last year’s X Factor UK, Misha B enters full Chaka-mode with a twist of urban ragga flavor. Written and produced by 17 year old MNEK (responsible for The Saturdays‘ glorious ‘All Fired Up’), ‘Home Run’ shows Micha B living up to the promise of her X-citing debut.
The Friday Fix delivers the heat: Tim Burton’s ‘Art of Frankenweenie’ Exhibit goes global, Secret Cinema puts the ‘edible’ in incredible, Guillermo del Toro reveals what lies beyond the ‘Pacific Rim’ and the new ‘Sinister’ trailer gives us the shivers. Plus the art of Andre Wee and a new video from Passion Pit. Take that, June Gloom!
We are incredibly happy that our latest touring exhibit has finally hit the road. The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition captures the magic of the filmmaking process and gives audiences an exclusive glimpse into the stop-motion animation process brought to life by visionary filmmaker Tim Burton. From original sketches to extensive props, sets and puppets, the exhibition showcases the artistic detail and vision that has gone into bringing this heartwarming tale to the big screen in the highly anticipated Fall release.
The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition delves into the world of a boy who, inspired by science and the love of his best canine friend, brings his beloved pet back from the dead. We’ll be following the tour as it travels around the globe (next stop Comic-con), but if you can’t wait to see it take a look at this:
From the new album Gossamer, set for release on July 24th, comes the new Passion Pit single ‘Take a Walk.’ The sky-soaring video gives us a whole new perspective of the world as we bounce over buildings and into the blue skies above. Our heads are in the clouds, and we don’t want to come down just yet.
Andre Wee is a 22 year old design student who has caught the eye of the creative world with his beautiful work. He describes himself as ‘sleep deprived from work but very oddly happy’ which explains the dream like quality of his work.
Here at FIVE33 we’ve got a not-so-secret love of movies that make us jump out of our seat, and it looks like Sinister aims to do just that. The movie, starring Ethan Hawke, won over critics and fans at SXSW earlier this year, but don’t take their word for it – or even ours – check it out for yourself.
Just when you thought the British phenomenon Secret Cinema couldn’t get any cooler, they join forces with the eclectic Electric Cinema and make the moviegoing experience edible! Our two favorite things, together at last. ‘Edible Cinema’ is based on a simple concept: the audience is given a series of numbered ‘packages’ before the start of the film. At specific points during the screening, large placards with corresponding numbers are shown to the audience instructing them to consume the contents of the packages. It’s not just about dinner and a movie; the smell, texture, even the way your mouth feels afterwards corresponds to what’s happening on screen, heightening the viewers’ sensory experience. First up is Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. Finger-licking fun.
Speaking of Guillermo Del Torro, this week the pioneering director has been talking exclusively to US magazine Total Film about his latest project Pacific Rim. Trust us when we say, something big is on the horizon…
Have a very happy (and sunny) Father’s Day Weekend!
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