Music Video of the Day: One Step Closer by Debbie Gibson (2021, dir by Nick Spanos)


I have to admit that, after watching this video, I’m a bit worried about Debbie Gibson. She can still sing but is she being held prisoner? Is she trapped in a fantasy world of her own creation? Has she been abducted by the Phantom of the Opera? Will she be available for the next Mega Shark movie? There are a lot of ways to interpret this video.

Enjoy!

Here’s The Trailer For Override!


When A.I. goes wrong!

The film, which is set in 2040, is about what happens when an A.I. is reprogrammed to kidnap the Vice President’s son and to potentially execute him on live TV. At least, that’s what the imdb plot description says. The reviews that have been posted to the site insist that there’s actually more to the film than just this. Maybe so. I guess I’ll find out when I watch the movie later because there’s no way that I’m not going to watch something that looks this potentially ridiculous!

The film can currently be viewed on imdbTV!

Music Video of the Day: Taxi Driver by Lucy Blue (2021, dir by ????)


At first, I thought this might be a tribute to the Scorsese film but apparently, it’s not. Instead, it’s juts a song about someone who either is a taxi drive or who is fantasizing about being a taxi driver. Myself, I like the look of this video. It’s very atmospheric and dream-like.

Enjoy!

“The House Atreides Accepts!” Here’s the trailer for Dune!


Having now watched the trailer for Dune, I have to say that “The House Atreides accepts!” might replace “I declare him to be an outlawwwwwwwww!” as my favorite over the top Oscar Isaac line reading. Seriously, Isaac is just one of those actors who can take a slightly silly line and deliver it with just enough gusto to make it memorable.

As for the trailer itself, it appears to have a little bit for everyone. There’s humor. There’s explosions. There’s sand. There’s Zendaya. There’s Timothee Chalamet. There’s Duncan Idaho! I know that a lot of folks here at the Shattered Lens will be excited about that.

Warner Bros. is pouring a lot of their hopes into this film, which will be available both on HBOMax and, hopefully, in theaters. The trailer attempts to keep both Dune readers and Timothee cultists happy and I imagine that it probably succeeded.

We’ll find out in October!

Music Video of the Day: Only Love Can Save Me Now by The Pretty Reckless (2021, dir by Jon J and Taylor Momsen)


I absolutely love this video and that’s really about all I have to say about it. There are some videos that you just love because they exist and, for me, this is one of those videos. I love the atmosphere, I love the lightning, I love the lyrics, and I even love all the water, even though I’m still morbidly afraid of drowning.

Enjoy!

Here’s The Trailer for Demonic!


Neill Blomkamp, the director behind District 9 and a few films that were not District 9 and have since been kind of forgotten, has a new movie coming out! It’s called Demonic and it’s about a mother and a daughter and demonic forces and the Vatican apparently funding a black ops team. That sounds like a lot! Actually, it sounds likes it could almost be too much. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

Here’s the trailer:

This film is set to be released on August 20th.