Today in New Music Videos: M.I.A., Miike Snow and Neon Indian
Three left-of-center, electronic-influenced acts -- M.I.A., Miike Snow and Neon Indian -- invite us into their imaginations with visually striking new videos.
M.I.A. may be Madonna's BFF these days, but the Brit provocateur is still her own woman with a distinctly different musical sensibility, on display in her latest video for "Bad Girls."
In this Morocco-shot clip (call it "Fast and Furious: North Africa Drift"), M.I.A. and some pals tear threw the desert in tricked out cars and dance the night away in front of burning oil fields.
Next, chillwave guru Neon Indian worked with the Adult Swim guys to bring us the video for "Fallout," a smooth animated romp that plays like "Drive" meets R. Crumb. A busty redhead behind the wheel of a fast car dazzles four yokels at a middle-of-nowhere gas station. Probably NSFW.
Finally, the clip for Swedish electro-pop unit Miike Snow's "Paddling Out" is a pleasant slice of dance-powered surrealism, playing like "The Hangover" re-imagined by a high-as-hell Rod Serling. A middle-aged shlub wakes up after a booze bender, finds some magic shoes and gets abducted by 18th Century aliens -- and that's just the beginning of the possibly NSFW clip below:
1969 | Comedy | NRSummary: The mischievous mascot of the Pink Panther films gets his own show featuring strange and delightful animated antics.Director: n/a
Cast: Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry
1962 | Comedy | NRSummary: Wonderfully surreal comedy in which a society dinner party turns shockingly strange when the attendees find themselves unable to leave... and then things get really weird.Director: Luis Buñuel
Cast: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal
1974 | Drama | RSummary: Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits,...Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez
1994 | Animation | GSummary: The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Cast: Jodi Benson, Gino Conforti, Barbara Cook, Gary Imhoff
1957 | Drama | NRSummary: One of Federico Fellini’s best films, about a perpetually idealistic and romantic woman who dallies with a string of not-so-great men.Director: Federico Fellini
Cast: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi
1994 | Documentary | PG-13Summary: One of the best sports films ever made, and maybe one of the best, period, this documentary follows two top high school basketball prospects in Chicago as they face the moment where their dreams give way to reality.Director: Steve James
Cast: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates
2013 | Drama | RSummary: This exceptional film features Brie Larson as a young woman working a tough shift at a foster care home for at-risk teens, and watches as her work and personal lives intersect in difficult ways.Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr.
1973 | Comedy | PGSummary: Before Star Wars, George Lucas paid tribute ot the '50s of his youth with this dramedy featuring Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfuss as high school seniors trying to make the most out of their last night in their California home town. Keep an eye out for a very young Harrison Ford!Director: George Lucas
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat
2012 | Horror | RSummary: It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is J...Director: Don Coscarelli
Cast: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown
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