We like to think that here on Short of the Week we know our audience pretty well and we like to think we know the kind of things you’re expecting when you come to our site. With that in mind, there’s no way we’d be featuring a 30-minute short unless it was something special and Takahide Hori’s Junk Head 1 is exactly that. Winner of the prestigious ‘Best Animation’ award at the 2014 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Hori’s ambitious Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Comedy (you decide!) is an epic stop-motion short featuring one of the most complex on-screen universes you’re ever likely to witness in the genre.
In the Himalayas of India, small villages thrive by growing cannabis.
This is one of them. The village, perched on a mountain at 9,000 feet (2,700 meters), is only reachable on foot. The hike takes three hours. Villagers say it’s been a good season so far—police have only shown up to cut plants twice. But those plants are a drop in the ocean. Ganja grows wild in the Indian Himalayas, and it’s nearly impossible to curb its illegal cultivation.
Almost 15 years after Training Day hit the big screen CBS is moving forward with plans for a TV series based on the film. Last August we reported CBS had gotten the rights to the series after a reported bidding war, which should surprise no one who’s watched the Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke led
buddy cop film. Washington, long before becoming a living meme (Hey “Uncle Denzel”), won a Best Lead Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of a LAPD detective. The Training Day TV series has just been ordered a pilot.
The FBI is joining a U.S. investigation into Flint, Michigan’s water contamination crisis, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit said on Tuesday.
As previously reported, Rihanna‘s “Work,” the lead single from her new album Anti, rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 13) at No. 9, instantly becoming the superstar’s 27th top 10. With the song’s arrival, she ties Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Elton John for the fifth-most top 10s in the Hot 100’s history.
After the Super Bowl leaves town San Francisco can stop vandalizing corporate statues and go back to focusing on more important projects, like imagining the day the Bay Bridge bike path might finally cross the entire San Francisco Bay.