Happy Friday, Everyone. I'll Be In My Bunk.
Our fearless leader (he of the unhealthy Tom Cruise obsession) is currently enjoying the sweet musical misery that is Rock Of Ages. So you can share a little in his pain, here's a fantastic round-up of 80s Hair Band Style by the Fug Girls. Nobody does it better. (Vulture)
Someone over at the Shiznit did exactly what I was dying to do with that VF/Paramount cluster*ck of famous faces, aka break it down to its most ridiculous components. Like why did they stick Zoe Saldana right next to Don Cheadle? Spread the color out in that sea of white! (The Shiznit)
You may have heard by now the story of this young girl who blogs under the impossibly cute name "Veg." While blogging about her school lunches in order to raise awareness about nutrition, she was briefly shut down by the school board for her actions. The good news is her photographic ban has been lifted and all the resulting media attention has caused a huge upswing in donations to her charitable cause of choice. The bad news? That some bureaucrats tried to censor a little girl who blogs under the name "Veg." (The Mary Sue)
How dare you accuse me of posting this interview with Anthony Mackie for the skimpy spandex-clad photos! I read Celebitchy for the articles! (Celebitchy)
I'll be the first to admit that I'm no aficionado when it comes to the technical side of filmmaking, but this Red One camera film test David Fincher shot with Leonardo DiCaprio is pretty neat stuff. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Red One is among the first digital cameras to shoot with the same image quality as an analog camera...PLUS, I believe, the only lighting used in this scene was the match in DiCaprio's hand. Enjoy, film nerds! (Did The Director)
And for you book nerds, here's a nifty infographic of all of Ray Bradbury's predictions that came true. RIP, Ray. (Geeks Are Sexy)
And while we're on the subject of sci-fi, I have to share with you my unbridled enthusiasm and anticipation for the film adaptations of Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash." I know, it's hard to do such a great book justice, but Attack The Block's Joe Cornish has signed on and, well, that man is a genius. I am so happy. (FSR)
That adorable header photo of Nathan Fillion smooching a spaceship? That's courtesy of the amazing QMx Facebook. They post the very best, including an adorable homage to Joss Whedon's murderous tendencies.
Speaking of adorable people, one of my favorite film bloggers, Matt Patches, got Emma Stone to reenact a) her favorite gif of Alan Rickman and b) the most famous gif of herself. The result? Puh-recious. (Matt Patches)
And while we're on the subject of Alan Rickman, I thought you anglophiles might enjoy a sketch of him jello-wrestling author Neil Gaiman. You're welcome!
Someone posted this the other day on the Pajiba Facebook and I have only just now stopped shuddering. That squid you're eating? Apparently it's making sex with your mouth. (Gothamist)
Speaking of film nerdery (as we were, remember?), someone has posted the color palettes from Wes Anderson's filmography. I want to live inside The Royal Tenenbaums palette. (Laughing Squid)
I ignored the first Guardians movie, mostly because I couldn't pronounce it. But, based on these character posters, the second one looks kind of rad. At the very least, I hope to see someone dressed as this Santa for Halloween. (Coming Soon)
And speaking of menacing bearded men, George RR Martin has voiced the fear we've all been nursing. That is "WHAT IF HE DOESN'T FINISH WRITING THE BOOKS IN TIME FOR THE HBO SERIES?!?!" Brian Byrd may have put that a little more eloquently than I did. Anyway, here are George's thoughts on the matter. (Blastr)
Finally, as the last minutes tick by during your workday today, take a sec to look at this rad clock video. It's fairly mesmerizing.