Aww, look! Michel Piccoli, playing an old artist in Jacques Rivette’s La Belle Noiseuse, is petting a kitty! That’s so CUTE. Almost as cute as this week’s batch of adorable little links:
- In case you haven’t yet, please read the announcement for Pussy Goes Grrr’s Juxtaposition Blogathon. We’re still eagerly seeking bloggers of all kinds to participate! Feel free to email/comment with questions, too.
- The Guardian‘s Stephen Thrower wrote an astonishingly good article on horror movie music. If you like horror movies, music, life, or fun, you owe it to yourself to read that article.
- Another horror-flavored article from The Guardian: has David Lynch (silently) retired? Dear lord, I hope not.
- Matt Zoller Seitz asks, “Why aren’t these actors famous?” (I could not agree more about Philip Baker Hall.) He also has a list of “ten underrated actresses we’d watch in anything.” Anna Faris FTW!
- Kent Jones’ appreciation of Robert Ryan is an absolutely mesmerizing must-read.
- In honor of Criterion’s forthcoming Blu-Ray/DVD release, Haden Guest writes “The Killing: Kubrick’s Clockwork.”
- If you’re like me, you love robots. Therefore, if you’re like me, you should look at “Where’s WALL-E?“, a panorama of pop culture robots past and present.
- This really is a fantastic, creative wedding invitation. (And the long-distance relationship story is something I sympathize with intensely.)
- Kudos to Nathan Donarum for linking to this list of “Worst Excuses Made for ‘Bad’ Movies.” It is hilarious, and you’ve probably heard most or all of these in the past.
- From Popshifter editor Less Lee Moore, here’s “The Monstrous Feminist,” about female horror fandom and loving movies like Inside and The Descent. (Sound familiar?)
Search term of the week: “pragncy pussy.” That is some inventive misspelling. How girl get pragnt, anyway?
Filed under Cinema, Media, Music
One of my favorite parts about the fun-but-forgettable Go, aside from the guts and raw energy of Sarah Polley, was this kitty. Look at it! It’s so cute and it’s terrifyingly telepathic! This is why you don’t pop tons of Ecstasy. Because that’s when cats start messing with you. In other news, the Internet has been happening for the past two weeks. Here’s the best of it:
- I love my minimal movie posters, and these Stanley Kubrick pictogram posters are both well-made and dryly funny. (Also, spoiler warning on Full Metal Jacket!)
- This Total Film article about inserting Doc Brown into every other time travel movie is pretty hilarious, and very British.
- Pajiba has a list of “The 50 Most Expensive Movies of All Time,” with their budgets and grosses listed, plus some fun/informative trivia.
- Badass Digest inducts Pauline Kael into its “Badass Hall of Fame,” which is a very appropriate place for her. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that Ms. Kael is a personal hero of mine, and the piece is thoughtfully written; give it a quick read!
- The two things I never get tired of, Black Swan and Rebecca Black’s memetastic “Friday,” have finally been combined into one horrifying/funny video. (Huge spoiler alert for Black Swan.)
- Few directors are as eloquent or congenial as David Cronenberg, and interviews with him are always a pleasure to read. This Q&A from Macleans.ca is no exception, as he dishes out yummy details about A Dangerous Method. (SO EXCITED!!)
- Jonathan Coe in The Guardian digs into the hazards of the literary adaptation, with special emphasis on Barney’s Version and John Huston’s The Dead.
- The YouTube channel MisterSharp has a series of hilarious pseudo-educational videos, including “The Bizarre World of the Bisexual,” which made me laugh out loud several times and is highly worth a view.
- For The New Yorker, Tad Friend talks about the comic genius of Anna Faris, a woman we love around these parts. (This is also probably the most praise you’ll ever hear for The House Bunny.)
We had some weeeeeird search terms! I like the rhyming and biological inaccuracy of “zit on my clit,” and of course I adore the utterly inexplicable “george w bush sex in bed.” I was kind of creeped out, not gonna lie, by “female dead hand,” but the best two were definitely “молчание ягнят,” which is Russian for Silence of the Lambs (yay international readers!) and “i dont know why they dont explodes.” I don’t know why either. Maybe someday we’ll all find out.