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December 22, 2008

Berlatsky eviscerates Jim Carey's Yes Man

Just Say No | Culture11

Indeed, the whole Yes Man concept is charged with a kind of lobotomized libidinousness. Saying “yes” to everything allows Carl to absolve himself of all personal responsibility. By replacing his conscience with an arbitrary shibboleth, Carl escapes from Adam’s curse. He no longer knows good from evil; he now literally knows only what he says. Liberated from moral choice, he is invested with an irresistible prelapsarian glamour. He charms his immediate supervisor, Norm (Rhys Darby) by attending his Harry Potter costume parties; he charms his best friend’s fiance by agreeing to host her bridal shower; he charms a jumper back from the ledge by leading the onlookers in a rousing singalong. Moroever, Carl’s newfound charisma has a definite erotic edge. Women in bars and in bridal stores swoon and giggle when he flirts, his toothless septuagenarian landlady neighbor comes onto him (and more); Alison falls seamlessly in love with him. Even his ex-wife wants to get back in his bed.

December 20, 2008

Target Women: Lessons 2008

Target Women: Lessons 2008 // Current

December 15, 2008

How it Should Have Ended: The Lord of the Rings

The Official How It Should Have Ended Website

December 14, 2008

Nazi TV

Nazi TV

December 12, 2008

Trailer Round-Up

First up, Michael Bay and David "Batman Begins" Goyer bring us The Unborn - Medium, which looks like an extremely freaky ghost story by-way-of the Exorcist, starring Megan Fox and Gary Oldman and a solid supporting cast. I'm tired of the j-horror-inspired tepid shockers that have been cranked out these past few years, but this one looks like it's the real deal.

And Timecrimes looks like the younger, crazy, Spanish brother of "Primer." In a nutshell: a man has an accident with a time machine and then has to stop himself--literally--from murdering his wife.

Julia Roberts and Clive Owen do a two-person Ocean's 11 rip-off heist in Duplicity. And I am a sucker for a slick heist film.

Also on the list of things I'm a sucker for:
1. Christian Bale
2. Science Fiction
3. Cyborgs

Which is why this looks really damn appealing to me.

Then there are the no-brainers--Watchemn, and Harry Potter 6, and Sylar the movie and also Special.

There are a lot of really odd, possibly good films coming out soon. What are you excited about?

BSG -- The Face of the Enemy: episode 1

SCI FI Rewind | SCIFI.COM

Embedding is disbaled, click through to watch.

December 11, 2008

These guys make the best fake trailers to the sequels of the worst films of the 80s

YouTube - skummissile's Channel

Check out their rad 80s version of Powder.

This is what children's television programming looks like in Russia

Russian kids(?) music show

December 09, 2008

I certainly hope "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with . . ." comes out on DVD

... 'cause I ain't got that kinda cable. Where Elvis Costello Asks the Questions - WSJ.com
The idea, Elvis Costello said, was to create a television series that celebrates great music in a setting that allows for discussion and demonstration. That's an accurate description of "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with . . ." The series, which will run for 13 weeks, which made its debut last night on the Sundance Channel. Its guests include some of the most familiar artists in popular music of the past half-century, who perform and talk, occasionally with insight, about the music they love.... Having seen four "Spectacle" episodes on DVD and attended the taping of three others, I'll attest to the quality and range of music by Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Kris Kristofferson, Mr. John, John Mellencamp, the Police, Lou Reed and Smokey Robinson, among others. Much like "Night Music," "Spectacle" presents musicians in unfamiliar settings. On the opening show, Mr. John plays piano as Mr. Costello sings "Working in a Coal Mine" with its composer, Allen Toussaint, on organ and James Burton, who backed Elvis Presley, on guitar. Mr. Costello performs Mr. Reed's "Femme Fatale" with a Louisiana lilt as he's joined by Jenny Scheinman on violin, his longtime musical companion Steve Nieve on accordion and, from Bob Dylan's band, Tony Garnier on bass and Larry Campbell on mandolin. Later in the season, viewers will witness Mr. Costello and his band jamming with the Police on Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" and Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze," after Mr. Costello and Police guitarist Andy Summers quietly reinvent Charles Mingus's "Weird Nightmare."