Last year, I once again interviewed Samurai Jack creator and animation auteur, Genndy Tartakovsky, who told me the samurai’s arrival was imminent. Now here he is, in all of his glory and wonder, when we need him most.
There aren’t enough ways for me to thank Sleater-Kinney for returning from hiatus, even if it was to a sleepy hyperreality still needing to be shaken awake with punk power and poetics.
Let’s turn back to the greatest jam band on the bones, and a master of literary horror, reanimated.
Halloween found me wishing happy birthday to the one and old only Ralph Bakshi, whose anti-sermon shook the toonscape.
“At my age, I wouldn’t release it if I thought it didn’t work.”
It doesn’t take long (at all) for the stubborn and refreshingly frank Tartakovsky to hold forth on his frustrations with the way Hotel Transylvania 2 and Popeye were handled.
“It was created from original drawings by John Lennon and a soundtrack that I also edited together, consisting of snatches of conversation between John and Yoko and song excerpts.”
Like his Oscar-nominated feature debut The Secret of Kells, his new stunner Song of the Sea is steeped in regional folklore but still a universal wonder. But it is a more personal epic, about the extinction of mythological seal people called Selkies, as explored through a lighthouse family riven by loss and misunderstanding but healed by history and magic.
“gnaw at the very roots of Batman’s being, fuck up the private lives of his friends and relatives, make him doubt his raison d’etre, set his postal district on fire and blow up his cave.”
One of the things that amazes me is how incredibly conservative scientists are about climate change prediction. Their livelihoods and careers are based on being as accurate as possible, and if they’re not they’re looked at fringe and pushed to the outskirts of the community.
“A nomination would be an incredible longshot. But our hope is that it would bring a lot of significant attention to climate change, because this is the issue of our time.”
“My dad’s soundtracks were always psychedelic.”
Certainly, that seems to be our deep-seated fear, that this kind of violence will become part of the fabric of our lives.
The award-winning sci-fi writer’s worthy reboot of cult ’60s series.
The Coup‘s frontman is looking for our nation’s heart and power, as the 2012 general election nears.
Instead of investigating fear and loathing in Las Vegas, artist Molly Crabapple and journalist Laurie Penny tripped off to Greece.
Dhani Harrison’s dread zeppelin is led through a puzzling digital dreamscape in thenewno2‘s new video.
“We moved to completely copying realism. Maybe this is a good time to start going back to the old ways, where anything can happen.”
Star Trek’s longest-running television series, which alternately bored and blessed us all with a sci-fi optimism now long since buried, blows out 25 candles
Price’s influential spirit inhabits some small or large part in almost everything Tim Burton has ever made.
“It’s different if I’m writing something original, but when I’m adapting these novels I’m attracted to them for what they are, not how I’m going to squish them.”
“Three Mile Pilot is definitely a ‘when the stars align’ band.”
“This record has a pretty heavy gnostic sci-fi element.”