Okay, so I’m not a Ke$ha fan by any stretch of the imagination but this really impressed me. I only just heard that she released a stripped down acoustic album called Deconstructed, which features four stripped down versions of her own songs and one cover of Dolly Parton‘s “Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You” (which was co-written by Ke$ha’s mother, Pebe Sebert). What stood out to me was her version of “Blow”, that really irritating club song that didn’t go away for what seemed like forever. The acoustic version is haunting and really rather beautiful. It’s not completely without auto tune but it’s FAR less noticeable.
When I hear it, it almost sounds like Ke$ha is some sort of waif girl, some lost soul that lives on the streets, completely ignored by those around her except when they shove her out of their way. She yearns for a chance to enjoy the things in life that other girls her age are enjoying, like going to a club and just dancing without a care in the world.
If Ke$ha were to release more music like this, believe me when I say I’d be first in line to buy an album. Head down and give it a listen. READ MORE
The boys at Twitch were the first to discover the NSFW international posters for Manuel Martín Cuenca’s Cannibal, which is to play the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
“Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he’s also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life. She will make him realize the true nature of his acts and, for the first time, love awakens. Carlos is evil incarnate, unaware of itself. Nina is pure innocence. And Cannibal is a demon’s love story.” Antonio de la Torre and Olimpia Melinte star. READ MORE
Another horror sale has come in from Sundance, this time it’s Stake Land director Jim Mickle’s We Are What We Are (review here). It’s a remake of Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau’s picture about a family of cannibals that’s been moved from its original setting of Mexico City, to a poor part of the Catskills region in New York State.
eOne picked up the film, which was reportedly heatedly contested amongst bidders, for a low seven figures for the U.S. rights. eOne will role out the film to theaters in a platform formation.
In the film, “A devastating storm washes up clues that lead authorities closer and closer to the cannibalistic Parker family.” Cast includes Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Michael Parks, Wyatt Russell and Kelly McGillis.
We’ll keep you posted on a release date!
France’s Luminor, Russia’s CTB and Romania’s Libra Film are set to co-produce Cannibal, a suspense thriller from Manuel Martin Cuenca (The Weakness of the Bolshevik, Half of Oscar) set up at Spain’s Mod Producciones (Agora, Biutiful, Fin) and Martin Cuenca’s label, La Loma Blanca, reports Variety.
Also written by Martin Cuenca and long-time co-scribe Alejandro Hernandez, Cannibal turns on Carlos (played by Antonio de la Torre), Granada’s most prestigious tailor, a respected man who dedicates his life to his work and eating, especially women. One day, he meets Nina, the twin-sister of a woman he’s eaten, an immigrant from Eastern Europe.
Luminor is the production subsidiary of Films Distribution. Film Factory has acquired international rights to Cannibal and will introduce the title at next week’s American Film Market.
Principal photography is skedded for January in Granada.
Re-Animator Director Stuart Gordon (also of Robot Jox!) will be bringing the play “Taste” to Los Angeles. This teams him up again with producer Adam Goldworm, whom he worked with on a recent episode of “Fear Itself”. The play is written by Benjamin Brand (November), and it’s about cannibals, which is a nice emerging trend what with Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno on the horizon and all.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Written by Benjamin Brand, Taste is based on the true story of Armin Miewes, aka the Rotenburg Cannibal, the German man who achieved international notoriety for killing and eating a voluntary victim whom he had found via the Internet.”
This definitely sounds like it’s worth a night out on the town. Plus, it’s not like this is Gordon’s first foray onto the stage. Remember “Re-Animator: The Musical”? More details as they emerge.
Arriving on UK DVD September 26 from Matchbox Films is Benjamin Viré’s Cannibal, which stars High Tension‘s Philippe Nahon, Helena Coppejans and Nicolas Gob.
In Cannibal, Max (Gob) is agoraphobic and lives in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. One night, he finds a beautiful unconscious woman (Bianca). Her body is covered with blood.
Trailer and art inside.