Film Advice #7: The Shining

Hey Guy’s
The christmas days won’t be long in coming but here in berlin the snow is a long time coming. But one way or another this is the time to stay at home with your family and friends, have a nice dinner and watching movies together. For this cold and dark season I’ve got the right movie for you. A horror classic. Stanley Kubrick’s  “Shining”. I love this film. I am not a fan of horror films particularly those from today but the novel from Stephen King implemented by Stanley Kubrick will blow your fucking mind.
Watch it, if you haven’t already done so.

Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.


The Shining
(1980)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall
Genre: Drama, Horror
Running Time: 142 Min

Trailer:

SKC Productions – SKC61 – SKC Family

Hello there,
Today I present to you my homeboys, my crew, my family the SKC Crew. From the heart of Berlin we will rise up and baffle all human beings with our skills in music, art or photography. Are you interested? Check out our first Blog.

http://skc61.tumblr.com/
SKC Family Facebook

To give you some impressions, I show you the newest work from our Star-Artist “Ninne“. Taken from his new Instrumental Album “Harte Beatz Vol. 2”. He cuts this video by his own and of course the beat, too. Here goes SKC Productions with “Chriztmas“.

You like that beat? Then you will absolutely like our other stuff. The two instrumental Albums, presented by SKC Productions and done by “Ninne” will soon be available again to download. All of the design is made by ourselves.
I will let you guys know.


Greetings from the SKC

About #3: Portugal The. Man

Portugal the. Man is a indie-rock band from Alaska, USA. The band founded in 2004 and is still alive.
A few years ago, when i used to hear different kinds of rock music (hardcore, grindcore, indie, nintendcore..), one day a mixtape from Portugal the. Man has come to my attention. The Mixtape: “It’s complicated being a Wizzard” a mixture out of indie-rock, experimental sounds and electronic music, inspired me in many ways. I heard this band intense till 2009. Their albums were very varied. One was more coined by electro, another by 60’s rock and one was in a way like very good pop music. I saw them two times and there were very good, I think one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen in my life. Till 2009 i can proudly recommend all their work to you, honestly, but since 2009 their advancement gone the wrong way (commercial way) and I stopped listening. But after all I still hear their old stuff some times, but I won’t hear their new stuff. Check out Portugal the. Man.
Watch them in HD, better audio Quality, too.

Studio Ghibli

Konichiwa,
The japanese Ghibli studios founded by Hayao Miyazaki (every animation film fan should know this name) and Isao Takahata  in 1985. This studio is one of the famoust animation film studios in the whole world.
Known for Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke or Howl’s Moving Castle.

I think every movie from this studio is kind of commendable. Nowadays anime-productions are always made with computers but the Ghibli films are still painted with hands and later they photograph them. You will notice that when you see those beautiful images. Also the soundtrack, for example by Joe Hisaishi, of a Ghibli movie is so touching and unbeaten. I present you now a short selection of some Ghibli Studio films. Check the trailer and watch them. Sayonara

Background information: In the past, films like Spirited Away were not published at the same time in America or Europe as they were published in Asia, because Walt Disney saw studios like Ghibli as a big rivalry and tries to ban the movies in every way till they buy up Ghiblis distribution. For me shows that Walt Disney is only interested in earning money and is not interested to create art or something special with animations films. So FUUUUU Disney.





Game Check #1: The Binding of Isaac

Do you can hear the voice from above?
Usually, The Binding of Isaac is a story from the Hebrew Bible in which God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. In this game, The Binding of Isaac is it not his father who wants to sacrifice his son, it’s his mother, which the intro sequence explains (Video Below).


This Game is really hard to handle, because when you die once you have to restart the whole game and this is one thing which makes the game so special for me. There are 6 stages with many bosses and if you have done the game with Isaac, you can start it again with other characters and items. Also every stage is different, because every level is randomly created. The design, the control and the music reminds you of the old legendary game: The Legend of Zelda (NES). I still have much fun with this game and can recommend it to all of you and this indie hit you will get for only 5 €.
Have fun, game hard.

Intro:

Gameplay:

Note: This game contains extreme physical and psychical violence.

Stroke Artfair 2011

Yes,
A documentation about the urban art-exhibition Stroke Artfair 2011 in Germany. A big converge of different artists all over the world, making unconventional and experience-oriented art. Really interesting documentary about the three days long exhibition at Berlins Postbahnhof with portraits of many artist and more. Have fun.

Director: Yanna Yansn
Running Time: 20 Min

Film Advice #5: City of God

Cidade de Deus

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The story is set in the 1970s in Rio de Janerio’s poor district Cidade de Deus, governed by poverty and violence. Orientated by the novel “City of God” (1997) from Paulo Lins who raised up in the city. After 5 years, Fernando Meirelles stages this novel into one of the best brazilian film. The soundtrack, the images, the actors and the serious question is very well implemented. I can recommend this great movie to all of you if you are interested in the hard life in the city of god.
Attention! Film Trailer = Spoiler!

Plot: Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

 - Tree Fractal

City of God (2002)
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Phellipe Haagensen
Genre: Crime, Drama
Running Time: 130 Min

Opening Scene:

 - Tree Fractal

The Skin I Live In

The time has come.

Tomorrow, on the 20th of October, the new film from Pedro Almodóvar is running in german theaters.
Starring with Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya is this drama/thriller definitely a must.
The new work from spain’s star director  seems to be interesting.
The trailer convinced me to watch this movie.

Watch the trailer! Cheers


Plot: A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (IMDb)

Trailer:

Film Advice #4: Pi – π

Mathematic is the language of nature.

With a mix of breakcore and drum’n’base introduce you the title sequence into the first feature film from Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler). The Film is shown in black&white and seems to be an underground hit. The director wanted to make a movie about god, math and badass jews. I am sure that this move inspirited films like Enter the Void. Another topics of this psychological thriller are drugs and psychology. The Film is about Max, a genius mathematician, who tries to decipher the numeric system till the whole world came crashing down around his ears. This film is stunning.

Check it out!

Pi (1998)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Actors: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Running Time: 84 Min

Trailer: