I doubt I’ll ever feel the sort of intimacy that forms between two men...– Text messages from straight male friends are always a lot of fun. Like a lot a lot of fun.
Then suddenly, before I know it, I begin to laugh. It was all so absurd....– The Guardian tries its hand at celebrity journalism, low-down, tell-all style. (thanks for sharing, Fabio!)
Nobody wants to tell that story. Nobody wants to... →
Amy Heckerling doesn’t have mixed feeling about going straight to DVD. Nope, not a single one of ‘em.
… In which sort of universe can Andrew McCarthy be considered a...– Late night text messages from male friends are always fun.
And now, give it up for the Soft Boys!
X_Factor: Mi sono fatto convincere ad andare all'anteprima di (omissis). In questo periodo riuscirebbero a farmi ballare il limbo vestito da Tenerone.
Io: Hai la spina dorsale del diavolo.
X_Factor: Il diavolo fa le spine dorsali, ma non gli adattatori.
Camminare, nuotare, thedrums, the-the-the drums.
weekendance: Ovviamente siamo troppo fichi per poter ancora ascoltare un pezzo che pure Linus dice che sarà il tormentone dell’estate, vero? Benissimo: ne ho trovato uno che potrebbe prendere il suo posto e che difficilmente diventerà mai stacchetto a Striscia: “Knock Out” di ’sti tipi di Reims che si chiamano The Shoes. Curiosamente pure questo nel ritornello dice «thedrums, thedrums, thedrums»...
Vi rendete conto di quanto sarà facile convincere la gente a andarlo a vedere?...– Popular reaction to the Tropic Thunder trailer. My man.
This just in: we love movies. →
Besides providing entertainment for whoever decided to join up, the world’s first annual Hey, Internet, Stop Being Such Cynical Effing Douchebags day has been a success even from the casual reader’s point of view. All the entries, and then some, are linked on writer/promoter/crowd agitator Stacie Ponder’s blog.
Though the great bitches of Hollywood were dressed to kill and magnificently...– Julie Burchill, “Bring back the red-blooded bitch”, The Guardian. [again, in the spirit of the Hey, Internet, Stop Being Cynical Effing Douchebags day: my love for All About Eve knows neither reason nor boundaries. [seriously, I’d watch it, or just think about it, and I’d...
It isn't a matter of getting to know your enemy,... →
“I Watched This On Purpose”, a new feature by Josh Modell at The A.V. Club: the list starts with Hitman, thus proving that, if nothing else, the man’s got a sunny disposition on his side.
- Oh yeah, he made the movies he wanted to make. But he made them very, very...– Comment madness occasionally speaks the truth, re: auteur theorist Alex Cox. Side effect: I sort of want to see Highway Patrolman now.
The proper response to societal collapse should always involve mohawks and...– The comment madness that wasn’t, re: Neil Marshall’s Doomsday.
We've been together for a year and a half, and we... →
A fairly candid interview with Liam Sullivan (the Kelly of Shoes, Text Message Breakup and the like), via PlanetOut.
Tra l’altro, non so voi, ma io, a meno che tra un anno non diventi il...– Ohdaesu plays up the reasonable guy persona, re: Sex and Death 101.
… In “Hard Target” Woo worked with Van Damme, who would later...– The A.V. Club staff seems to have morphed into a Jean-Claude Van Damme Straight-Faced Appreciation Society; Valido will be pleased, for sure.
Rob Thomas and His New L.A. Friends: making your...
kekkoz: The CW is developing a contemporary spinoff of Aaron Spelling’s seminal 1990s teen soap “Beverly Hills, 90210”. “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas is in talks to pen the project, which has been put on the fast track by the network. […] CW is expected to make a decision whether to order a pilot by the end of the month. […] Sources said “90210” creator Darren Star is not involved....
The scandal of Olivia Newton-John: 12 surprisingly... →
“Just to clarify, Barry Manilow is straight,” an anonymous writer insists. “Married once, then in long term relationships with women. I think this person who keeps writing here about it is the gay one. One thing that should be outed though is his plastic surgery—he can hardly move his face.”
Some movies are the kind you take home with you at the end of the day, and some,...– The always uplifting Naomi Watts.
L’angolo del PURE IO presenta: Lost Boys 2: The Tribe, trailer and featurette. [ Not to jump on the nostalgia bandwagon or anything, given that the first installment was only good as your kitsch threshold, but I WANT MY CHILDHOOD BACK. ]
It's a Hard-Knock Life in Filipino Jails (Kinda). →
About the video I posted yesterday - I stand corrected: the Filipino prison warden who gets the inmates to dance, dance, dance might just be the most vicious authority figure this side of Caged Heat. (Italian version of the article to be found here)
I don’t want to be angry while I’m watching a movie. Actually, I...– There’s only one Stacie Ponder.
I’m proud to say I started the Chinese flavor, when all these Chinese...– … and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as himself, The Onion A.V. Club.
E tutti in coro: "my first wife... was 'tarded...... →
“Justin Long has signed on to star opposite Alison Lohman in Sam Raimi’s supernatural thriller “Drag Me to Hell” for Ghost House Pictures. Raimi and his brother Ivan penned the screenplay, a morality tale about the unwitting recipient of a supernatural curse. Long will play the boyfriend of Lohman’s character.”
L’angolo del PURE IO presenta: John Legend and Stephen Colbert, “The Girl Is Mine”. [“I will kick your prom king ass.”]
Bedroom Walls, "In Anticipation Of Your Suicide". →
Normally a track like this one would be a bit too twee for my tastes, but hey, it’s as cinematic as they come. Plus - how many soulful quasi-anthems can double as the ideal song for an indie slasher film? [love the track at the end as well - it’s a cover of “Sealed With A Kiss”. Can’t help it if I’m so rétro about music and horror as well]
Then the cameras venture inside a call centre - for Powergen - and we discover...– Charlie Brooker on call centres and documentary work, The Guardian.