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the music videos : la roux

In a video that can best be described as an M.C. Escher drawing in a Ballardian car crash with a keyboard necktie. (coming from me, that’s meant as a good…

Gucci picks David Lynch and Chris Cunningham

This has been a year of changes for Gucci, a new CEO in Patrizio di Marco and the launch of the companies first television advertisement spots. Gucci decided to do…

the music videos that made 2009

While the music staff here at Auxiliary is busy getting their big end of the decade music feature ready for the December issue release, its up to me, your official…

the music videos : deee-lite

Pay attention, if you want to see a dance floor fill up in the blink of an eye, simply play this track.  I am still working on a mathematical theorem…

super sonic hump day retro rewind : Scatman

Most novelty dance hits remain just that, a pure novelty that burns bright for a second and then fades into derision and hatred. Looking back at tracks like Rednex’s Cotton…

bad romance

Lady Gaga’s new video dropped today for “Bad Romance”, part of her forthcoming re-release album The Fame Monster. Directed by Francis Lawrence the video proves that Gaga will continue to…

super sonic hump day retro rewind : The KLF

Sometimes artists don’t crete music videos, they create spectacles of a magnitude that other artists in their genre cannot hope to match. The KLF (AKA: The Timelords, AKA: The Justified…

super sonic hump day retro rewind : Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)

Damn catchy! Rozalla’s biggest hit was released in 1991, and has been a huge hit multiple times over with a variety of remixes and re-releaes stretching out in the 2000s.…

super sonic hump day retro rewind : This is Your Night

I was blessed, as a pop starved teenager growing up in the 90s, to receive several copies of the Dance Mix USA series of compilations from well meaning but misguided…

the queen city gets slimed

After nearly twenty years Buffalo, NY director and writer Greg Lamberson is working on the upcoming film, Slime City Massacre, the sequel to his 80s cult gem Slime City.  A…

the videos are dead : top 10 underrated 80s metal videos

10 Loudness – This Lonely Heart Unbelievably awesome hair metal from the land of the rising sun!!  Now with more slow motion water drinking than an Evian ad! 9 Vinnie…

J. G. Ballard

One of the great novelists of our time is gone, an explorer of both his own history and of technology and its effect on mankind, J. G. Ballard passed away…

the videos are dead? : even robots like videos

Björk – All is Full of Love It seems I cannot put one of these lists together lately without including a Chris Cunningham directed video.  While some may be more…

Luke watches the Watchmen

Two fervent camps seem to be dominating the arena of opinions regarding the recently released Watchmen film.  There have been a small number of moderate or well thought out reviews,…

the videos are dead : because I am in a terrible amount of pain…

Because I am in a terrible amount of pain due to a nasty bacterial infection in my ear and throat, today’s collection is all videos in which someone suffers severe…

the videos are dead, long live the videos!

Wallowing in my insomnia, as I usually am, I came to the delayed realization that it has been quite some time since I saw a decent block of music videos…

potential life studios

by Kaci Smith You will not find generic landscape paintings at Potential Life Studios.  This avant-garde arts space is Rochester, New York’s answer to its lack of places to exhibit…

10 80s B movies you all need to watch again

Get a case of beer, a crate of liquor, and enough junk food to last you the weekend (No Stuff, please). We are going to sit down and watch the…

film primer: Offbeat Valentines Movies

by Luke Copping Happily ever after?  Not in these films.  Who said a love story has to have a happy ending?  Check out these films with your valentine this year,…

REPO! The Genetic Opera

by Luke Copping After several rounds of “road tour” theater screenings Repo! The Genetic Opera was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 20th.  Will Repo! The Genetic Opera prove…

Repo! release today

Brand new rock opera Repo! The Genetic Opera is out on DVD and Blu-ray today.  There will be a full feature in the coming February issue of Auxiliary Magazine, but…

dystopian animated films on the horizon

Two major films are being released this year from genre giants that have the animation world buzzing. Tim Burton (Sweeny Todd) and Timur Bekmambetov (Nightwatch) will be producing Shane Acker’s…

Gothic: Dark Glamour exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology

A review of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Gothic: Dark Glamour exhibition.

Twilight book review plus a Vampire Mix Tape

by Ashley Schimenti and Jennifer Link Stephanie Meyer has resurrected the vampire genre with her novel Twilight, not since Louis and Lestat have I been so drawn to the undead. …

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Asian Cinema Primer

An Asian Cinema Primer by Luke Copping featuring Seven Samurai, Hard Boiled, Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance, and more.

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Control and The Fall film reviews

Luke Copping reviews Control directed by Anton Corbijin and The Fall directed by Tarsem Singh.

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This Film is Not Yet Rated film review

Luke Copping reviews documentary film This Film is Not Yet Rated directed by Kirby Dick.