Here’s The Retro Set Minutes for your Thursday:
Looks like Google is taking another crack at the video streaming biz. Yesterday the internet giant introduced Chromecast, a dongle (insert childish snickering here) that plugs directly into the HDMI port on the back of the television. The initial channel lineup is minimal, but the ability to watch anything that’s in your Chrome browser looks promising. Here are a couple reviews: Gizmodo and The Verge
Over at The Dissolve, they have just announced the movie for next week: It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) starring Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Dan Dailey, and Michael Kidd. It may not be our favorite musical, but we wholeheartedly approve of this pick.
The lineup for the 70th Venice Film Festival has been announced. Films include Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem starring Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, and David Thewlis (!!!!!), James Franco’s take on Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God, and Peter Landesman’s directorial debut with Parkland. Of course we’ve all known for a while that the Festival will screen the much anticipated, sure-to-be-a-trainwreck The Canyons.
See you tomorrow!