Halloween is right around the corner, therefore we should feature none other than Evil Twin Brewery, for the MADE Brew of the Week. The famous gypsy brewery, which originated from Denmark, specializes in making one off beers that are quite remarkable. If you haven’t tasted anything from this brewery yet, then make sure to put them on your list of beers to try – they’re that good.
I was recently gifted a bottle of Evil Twin’s, Femme Fatale Kobosu, which is one of many from their Femme Fatale Series. This IPA says it all in the title. Brewed using Kabosu ( a common Japanese citrus fruit), this IPA is bursting with smooth fresh hops and citrusy fruit flavors. I noticed this one coming off similar to a florally Saison. This is one of many brews this company has absolutely nailed. Just be careful when pouring, this one comes packed with carbonation. Take a look at the ever-growing list of their brews below, and keep your eyes open for more from Evil Twin.
Happy Halloween! This October has already seen a new addition to the Paranormal Activity series (The Ghost Dimension), the return of AMC’s The Walking Dead and its spinoff series Fear The Walking Dead, and the comeback of R.L. Stine’s classic scary-tale series Goosebumps with Jack Black (Shallow Hal, School of Rock) at the helm. This week, and just in time for Halloween weekend, we get another Zombified movie experience from director Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity, Burning Palms) in the form of Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Bringing back the fun-zombie feel of Zombieland (2009), this one follows three scouts who must use their experiences to ban together and save their hometown from a zombie outbreak. Actors Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life, Mud), Logan Miller (I’m In The Band, +1), and newcomer Joey Morgan star in the lead roles, with Sarah Dumont (Don Jon, Playing It Cool), David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), and Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein, Beerfest) in the supporting cast. Director Landon co-wrote the screenplay with Lona Williams (Drop Dead Gorgeous, Shark Tale), Carrie Lee Wilson (Teamo Supremo, College Road Trip), and Emi Mochizuki (College Road Trip). Also still playing in theaters for your Halloween needs are Goosebumps and Crimson Peak. Enjoy the Halloween weekend, and be safe!
With “Back to the Future” Day behind us the novelty items and collaborations are starting to pour in from even the most unexpected places. Japanese brand, A Bathing Ape, will be teaming up with Back to the Future on an entire collection incorporating Baby Milo throughout most of the line. A cool pick up for die hard fans of either brand, head over to BAPE’s official website if you’re interested in purchasing.
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The cold weather might be setting in, but that’s not going to stop us from going out and having a good time. Next weekend will once again be busy, but one notable event is the second installment of Big Chimney’s “Weird High” series. The last event featured Finding Novyon as the headliner and he did not disappoint. Part 2 will feature performances from Drelli, Devata Daun, Spencer Jones & Nazeem, Lu.Kang, RP Hooks, and Alibaster Jones; as well as DJ sets from DJ Low and Mike The Martyr. A stacked lineup to say the least, the event is 21+ and there will be a suggested donation of $10 at the door; click the link below for more information.
Writer/director Gaspar Noe (I Stand Alone, Irreversible) is once again making headlines with the upcoming release of his latest controversial picture, an erotically charged drama titled Love starring actresses Aomi Muyock and Klara Kristin in their first big-screen appearances. Noe regulars Karl Glusman (Embers, Ratter) and Benoit Debie (Enter The Void, Get The Gringo) make up the supporting cast. The film focuses around an American (Murphy) living in Paris, France, who enters into an emotionally and sexually charged relationship with a woman named Electra and takes part in extravagant sexual exploits when they invite their attractive neighbor into bed with them. Noe has been known for producing explicit and controversial films that push boundaries with modern audiences, but some critics have suggested that Love will be too much for even fans of the filmmaker to cope with. Love, on top of containing graphic sexual content that has been leaving crowds at the various world film festivals this year speechless, has also been shot in 3D, essentially bringing big-screen pornography back to modern cinematic audiences with a new realistic twist. Critics have also noted that, given the context of the film, the story and running time are quite drawn out, leaving the explicit sexuality of the film the only element available for keeping the audiences’ attention until the credits start rolling. Love was featured at this year’s Cannes and Toronto International Film Festival(s), and will be seeing a limited release this October 30th, most likely in New York and LA, but keep an eye out for a nationwide expansion happening within the next few months. The teaser trailer is available here on MADE. Enjoy.
Oscar winner Sandra Bullock (Speed, Crash), who has been lending her voice to animated comedies of late, is returning to the big screen this week in a new “dramedy” Our Brand Is Crisis. Directed by Pineapple Express and East Bound & Down director David Gordon Green, the film is a dramatization of Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Peter Straughan (Tinkler Taylor Soldier Spy, The Men Who Stare At Goats). Bullock stars as Jane, an experienced political campaign strategist who is sent to war-torn South American to aid in the installation of a new leader, but whose efforts art threatened to be thwarted by an old political rival. Also starring in the film is Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (Armageddon, Monster’s Ball), with Anthony Mackie (Million Dollar Baby, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Joaquim de Almeida (Clear and Present Danger, Behind Enemy Lines), and Scoot McNairy (Argo,12 Years A Slave) included in the supporting cast. Argo producers George Clooney (The Ides of March, The Monuments Men) and Grant Heslov (Good Night and Good Luck, August: Osage County) are behind the production of the project, which thus far has drawn much praise for Bullock’s acting, but also mixed feelings about the screenplay and directing. I suppose you’ll have to decide for yourself when you see it in theaters! The movie opens on Friday. Enjoy the trailer.
A new “dramedy” titled Burnt from director John Wells (August: Osage County, Shameless) is opening for audiences in New York City and Los Angeles today, with a nationwide expansion expected in the next few weeks. The film comes from a film adaptation of a story by Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts, Iron Sky) by screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Locke), centering around a chef who, after ruining his career with drugs and eccentric behavior, returns to London in an attempt to make a comeback by opening a restaurant capable of receiving three Michelin stars. Actor Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) stars as chef Adam Jones, with actors Sienna Miller (American Sniper, Foxcatcher), Daniel Bruhl (Inglorious Basterds, Rush), Ricardo Scamarcio (My Brother is an Only Child, Loose Cannons), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jurassic World), Emma Thompson (Love Actually, Saving Mr. Banks), Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1), and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Man From UNCLE). The film is expected to be a semi-biographical story based around the life of Gordon Ramsey (Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Knightmares). The trailer is available here on MADE. Look for the nationwide expansion to your area in the next couple of weeks. Enjoy the weekend!