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September 12, 2007

Dorian's "Movie plots I'd like to see"

(postmodernbarney.com)

A woman in the big city returns to the small town she grew up in and discovers that those homely "old time" values she was nostalgic for were just cover for petty, small minded bigotries, and that she was much better off in the city.

. . .

A romantic comedy in which the "gay best friend" of the female lead tells her to fuck off and solve her own problems; he isn't some magical pixie that can fix everything for her with the power of homosexuality.

A mystery in which the resolution does not hinge on some fact with-held from the audience in order to make the detective look smarter.

A children's film without poop or fart jokes.

September 11, 2007

Russians remaking "Married, with Children" and other American sitcoms

Still Married, With Children, but in Russian - New York Times

With eerie video. The russki Al Bundy sounds just like the original. He's doing a great impression.

MOSCOW, Sept. 9 — Turn on the sitcom that is the hottest television show in Russia, and it all seems so familiar. Moored to his living room couch is a shoe salesman who is more interested in watching sports than conjugal relations. His wife has shocking hair and an even more shocking mouth. A couple of ne’er-do-well teenagers round out this bawdy, bickering bunch.

In fact, the show is an authorized copy of the American sitcom “Married With Children,” with a Russian cast and dialogue but scripts that hew closely to those of the original. This knockoff is such a sensation, especially among younger viewers, that its actors have become household names, and advertisements for its new season are plastered around Moscow.

(Thanks, Jeff, for the tip!)

September 10, 2007

Is this the greatest plot synopsis ever?

Jack and Diane (2008) - Plot summary

Jack and Diane, two teenage lesbians, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane's charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack's tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week she tries to push her away. Diane must struggle to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire occasionally turns her into a werewolf.

September 05, 2007

HBO buys Second Life machinima, claims it is Oscar contender

New World Notes: HBO BUYS U.S. TV RIGHTS TO SECOND LIFE MACHINIMA SERIES, PROMOTES IT AS OSCAR NOMINEE CONTENDER

Wow.

On March 2nd, a mysterious Second Life machinima appeared on YouTube, purporting to be a "documentary" by a heretofore unknown Resident named Molotov Alva (viewable here, for now) describing his disappearance from the material world into SL. At the time, I called it "evocative, vivid, and beautifully produced", but knew little else about its origins. Later I learned that Alva was the SL avatar of Douglas Gayeton, an accomplished multimedia director. As it turns out, I wasn't the only one impressed, because Gayeton just let me in on a truly gigantic announcement:

"HBO purchased the North American television rights," Gayeton e-mails me. "They have decided to first submit it for an Oscar in the Animated Short Subject category." It'll soon be screened in a Los Angeles theater to meet the Academy's qualifications for nomination. "They are then hoping to premiere it at Sundance. It will probably screen next spring on HBO." (Originally called "My Second Life", it'll probably air under a new name, likely something reminiscent of a 19th century novel title.)

(via)

September 04, 2007

Jerry Lewis says "faggot" on TV

WaPo | Lewis Drops an Anti-Gay Slur on TelethonThe 81-year-old...

September 03, 2007

Disney's "The story of menstruation"

film_stills: walt disney - 1948

(via)

August 30, 2007

What The Office did on their summer holiday

Dead Things ON Sticks: Is It Late September Yet?

August 29, 2007

Buffy spin-off "Ripper" in production for BBC

Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: The Goss :: Pete will turn into a zombie!

“There have been talks about the BBC and America’s Fox network collaborating on this Buffy spin-off for years. But now they’ve got the green light to start filming.

“The show will follow Buffy’s mentor Giles after he decides to come out of retirement in his native England to solve ghost stories and other mysteries.

“Josh studied in Winchester and is quite an Anglophile despite being a native New Yorker and he’s keen to work with the BBC and, of course, Anthony again.

“He admires Russell T. Davies’s pop references in Doctor Who and thought it would be great to get some British musical and comic cameos in the new series.

August 23, 2007

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford...