Saturday, October 24, 2015

ALOTT5MA CONTINENTAL CUTLERY DESK:  Look out, America -- the UK is catching onto the fact that it's more efficient to hold a knife in your right(/dominant) hand while cutting, then flip your fork into that right hand after cutting's completed.

Friday, October 23, 2015

JUST A SWEET TRANSVESTITE: Look, I dig on the casting here, but -- FFS -- do we need a remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show?  I mean, no, of course we don't.  But what on Earth is the market here?
CHIP HARDER:  A Redditor couldn't help but wonder, "Should I watch the first 3 Alvin And The Chipmunks movies before I watch the new one coming out? Will the lore in the older movies make the new movie more enjoyable or will it be fine to go in cold? Also, what is the best order to watch them in, I assume its release order but I wanna be sure."

N.B. While the film is subtitled "The Road Chip," back in 2011 we had suggested other appellations.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

IT'S A 3+ HOUR SHOW, SO HE BETTER EAT MORE THAN ONE RIB FIRST:  Chris Rock will host the 2016 Academy Awards, his first since 2005.
YOU CAN PUT IT ANYWHERE (ON THE SCHEDULE):  NBC has ordered a pilot script for a series that would be a Cruel Intentions sequel.  Fox tried a prequel series (starring, of all people, Amy Adams as Kathryn), but it got cancelled before airing an episode and edited into a direct-to-video movie.
INDY, WHY DOES THE FLOOR MOVE?  Both Grierson/Leitch and Adam Vary took some time last week to rank all of Steven Spielberg's films, and while they agree on which the top two are, there's some serious friction as to Temple of Doom and Catch Me If You Can.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

NEXT, HE'S GOING TO NOTE THAT YOUR BALLOT HAS A BLANK SPACE, AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO WRITE HIS NAME:  Martin O'Malley covered "Bad Blood" on The View this morning.  (This blog, as always, does not endorse any political candidates.)
IT'S TRUE. ALL OF IT. THE DARK SIDE, THE JEDI ... THEY'RE REAL:  So we should talk about that.

Monday, October 19, 2015

STOCK UP ON COFFEE:  Netflix is allegedly set to order a series of four 90-minute Gilmore Girls epilogue films, with major folks behind the camera (the Palladinos) and in front of it (Graham, Bledel, Bishop, and Patterson) all ready to return.  Are you ready to cry at Richard's funeral?  (Because that's obviously going to be a plot point, right?)
SWEDISH POP OR CRYPTO-NAZISM?:  Apparently, in the case of Ace of Base, both.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

"THE CHECK MOVIES ARE OVER FOR ME":  Yes, we're now seven years past Eddie Murphy's first pledge to leave the movies and return to standup comedy, but that doesn't stop him from teasing the possibility again in this more-revealing-than-usual-given-that-he-rarely-talks-since-that-incident interview with the WaPo previewing his Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony tonight:
“Even though I’ve had some success in the movies, I’ve never turned into a white man in Hollywood,” he says. “I don’t have any sour grapes, but there’s a difference. If you’re black and you’re in this business, it’s different than if you’re a white guy in this business. And it’s not just me. How many movies has Denzel done with Steven Spielberg? How many movies has Will Smith done with Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese? How many movies has Tom Hanks done with Steven Spielberg? How many movies has Leonardo DiCaprio done with Martin Scorsese?”