“Wrinkles the Clown” profiles a creepy clown hired by parents to terrify misbehaving children in southwest Florida.

“Wrinkles the Clown” profiles a creepy clown hired by parents to terrify misbehaving children in southwest Florida.

Source:  Variety

Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired the global rights to “Wrinkles the Clown.”

Directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michael Beach Nichols (“Welcome to Leith”), the documentary is eyeing an Oct. 4 theatrical release.

The documentary profiles a creepy clown who is hired by parents to terrify misbehaving children in southwest Florida.

Wrinkles went viral in 2014 after a silent black and white surveillance video was uploaded to YouTube, depicting a child sleeping peacefully before a disheveled old man disguised as a clown slides out from under her bed.

The video led to an outpouring of similar videos and the creation of an internet sensation that rivals Pennywise in sheer, malevolently cheery creepiness.

Read the story at Variety.

Season 2 of “Abstract: The Art of Design” premieres Sep 25 on Netflix

Season 2 of “Abstract: The Art of Design” premieres Sep 25 on Netflix

Source:  Architectural Digest

Design fans, get excited.  Over two years after the docuseries “Abstract: The Art of Design” first premiered on Netflix, the streaming service has revealed that a second season will air this fall.

Season two will once again take viewers into the minds of the world’s greatest designers.

In the first season, viewers learned about eight of the world’s most innovative designers, including Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, illustrator Christoph Niemann, graphic designer Paula Scher, and car designer Ralph Gille.

Though the designers featured in season two have not yet been announced, directors for the various episodes include Morgan Neville (“Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, “20 Feet From Stardom”), Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (“Free Solo”), Brian Oakes (“Jim: The James Foley Story”), Jason Zeldes (“Ugly Delicious”), and Claudia Woloshin (“The Mind of a Chef”).

“Abstract: The Art of Design” premieres September 25 on Netflix.

Read the story at Architectural Digest.

Miami’s Underground Racing Scene: From the Streets to the Track

Miami’s Underground Racing Scene: From the Streets to the Track

Source:  VICE

Street racing has long been popular in Miami with a variety of groups, some who gather at undisclosed locations off U.S. Highway 27 and others who opt for conspicuous city landmarks.

However, the rise in fatal accidents and the risk of getting caught have driven some people to get off the streets and onto the track.

VICE traveld to Miami to take a look inside the illegal street racing scene and the legal alternatives some drivers are turning to.

Watch “High Octane Miami 27” above and read the story at VICE.

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An architect breaks down five TV houses from “Mad Men,” “That ’70s Show,” & more

An architect breaks down five TV houses from “Mad Men,” “That ’70s Show,” & more

Source:  Architectural Digest 

What can we learn about suburban architecture from the way it’s represented in pop culture?

Join architect Michael Wyetzner of Michielli + Wyetzner Architects as he breaks down the suburban design of “Mad Men,” “The Brady Bunch,'” “Weeds,” “That ’70s Show,” and “Modern Family.”

Watch the video above and read the story at Architectural Digest.

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Reelz acquires tattoo documentary “The Illustrated Man”

Reelz acquires tattoo documentary “The Illustrated Man”

Source:  Realscreen

Reelz has acquired the U.S. rights to tattoo documentary “The Illustrated Man” from entertainment and media music agency Mibe Music.

Directed by photographer and filmmaker Sophy Holland, the feature-length documentary captures the evolution of tattoos from their historical associations with criminals and sailors to the art form’s adoption by mainstream culture and the rise of tattoo fashion.

Featured in the film are interviews with celebrity and fashion icons including Dave Navarro, Rocky Rakovic, Jason Santore, Ricki Hall, and the late Rico “Zombie Boy” Genest.

“The Illustrated Man” premieres September 28 on Reelz.

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David Chang’s second Netflix series “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” is on its way

David Chang’s second Netflix series “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” is on its way

Source:  Deadline

Netflix has ordered its second docuseries from “Ugly Delicious” chef David Chang and Oscar winner Morgan Neville.

“Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” will launch globally on Netflix this fall.

Each episode of the series will feature Chang accompanied by a different celebrity guest exploring a single city, its culture, and its cuisine. As the pair travels through each city, they will also uncover new and surprising things about themselves.

“There’s something about traveling with someone that opens you up,” said Chang.  “Being away from all the craziness of daily life, you spend long days together in an unfamiliar place with nothing to do but wander the street, share meals, and talk.  That’s what BLD is all about—learning more about ourselves, our friends, and the people we encounter out in the world.  Plus, of course, the ridiculously delicious meals we share.”

Read the story at Deadline.

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