Dawson's Sitcom Was Cancelled. Don't Worry, The Internet Is Prepared For This Eventuality.
I'm at Sundance working my butt off, and I've never done one of these before, so it's going to be a positive train wreck. Here goes.
YOU GUYS. David Fincher might direct the "Gone Girl" movie? This could be good, but I'm going to keep calm until I actually read the book which my friend has had waitlisted at the library for like two months and I want to read but still don't know what it's about -- I know, I KNOW, I'm getting there. (AV Club)
They're making a "Bored To Death" movie over at HBO. Did anyone even watch this show? (Death & Taxes)
Leonardo DiCaprio is quitting acting? Like, legitimately never acting again? I leave Los Angeles for one damn minute and he goes off the deep end. I have like ten missed calls from him but I never thought he'd go and do something so drastic without my constant guidance and reassurance. I'd pick up my phone to call, but... well, I'll call him later, he can be so dramatic. (Celebitchy)
"Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23" was cancelled. James Van Der Beek confirms they won't be showing the last eight episodes. I can't even deal with this right now, it's too sad. (Warming Glow)
In happier TV news, "Doctor Who" sets a return date for both the UK and the US. And it's the same date! (BBC) That means we don't have to worry about spoilers, sweeties. And in other sci-fi TV news, Alex Kingston aka RIver Song is joining the cast of "Arrow." (Nerd Bastards)
The Awl does a nice long form essay on the magic and conspiracy of "The X-Files." (The Awl)
If they made an "honest" trailer for the latest Indiana Jones movie, this would be it. (Film Drunk)
For those of you buried hip-deep in winter weather, here are some tips on how you can cook with snow. Clean snow. (The Guardian)
The Postal Service are reuniting, although honestly, if you've gone ten years without releasing an album can it eeeeeven be called reuniting? (Kottke)
Have you seen this video? It's the weirdest thing ever, but I love it. A little lawnmower learns to fly. You know that moment when you're in the weirdest part of the web? This is it.
Old news maybe, but if you don't know about it then you'll thank me. Photos of modern pop culture TV shows set to erudite literary quotes. Most of the fun is picking out which show is which, trust me, you watch way more TV than you think you do. (Slaughterhouse 90210)
Here's a nice picture of Sissy Spacek smoking on the set of Carrie. (Charlie Parker)
You know how a key works, right? Because not knowing how a key works would be embarrassing. I absolutely already knew how a key worked before I saw this article. Swearsies. (Neatorama)
Oldie but a goodie: Malcolm Gladwell writes about the possibility of building a machine to predict hit movies. (Malcolm Gladwell)
A 1998 essay about the problems with Hollywood stealing ideas and making millions. (Tad Friend)
Amanda Mae Meyncke is a very busy Sundance rockstar and had a minor assist from Joanna Robinson on the links today. Any typos and broken links you can blame on the ol' Link Wench who totally knows how a key works...now.