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A post-9/11 road trip with Liz Taylor, Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando
Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando reportedly fled New York City together by car in a cross-country road trip following the 9/11 attacks. A Vanity Fair interview with Taylor’s former assistant, available in the June print edition, recounts a bizarre adventure that sounds too good to be true. An online excerpt includes a computer-animated retelling of the hijinks that might have ensued!
Hold on to your seat (if you can)
If you feel your seat moving, don’t turn around and yell at the person sitting behind you. The Wall Street Journal reports that 50 theaters will be specially equipped with special seats. “Motions range from being pitched forward, backward and side to side, to experiencing a momentary freefall when a character, say, leaps off a cliff. Seat-side controls let squeamish viewers dial down the intensity level of the experience—which on the highest setting can reach up to two times the acceleration caused by gravity.” Make sure to hold on to your seat next time you walk in to that summer blockbuster.
Picture perfect Cannes
Cannes is coming up and Mubi has a collection of some of the beautiful posters that have been used for the festival. Which one is your favorite?
A new brand of British cinema
Fresh films are breaking into UK screens, and they’re not coming from the usual suspects. Newcomers to the British film industry are injecting new life to their film scene,reports The Guardian, and they’re doing so with a series of innovative and challenging films.