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“The Best of Jessica Pare on ‘Mad Men?’” That May Be Redundant, But Who’s Complaining?

By Rob Payne | Pajiba Love | April 8, 2013 | Comments ()


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As we begin, I'd like to offer a belated RIP to inspirational film critic Roger Ebert, whose public funeral service is today. In honor of his passing, here's a clip that explicates my personal appreciation of Ebert, wherein he and TV partner Gene Siskel review and take seriously Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, a big screen version of an after-school children's cartoon. Because it deserved to be taken seriously.
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In case you were wondering, or live in the Chicago area, the 15th annual Ebertfest -- the critic's personally curated film festival -- is still happening later this month. I like to think that's exactly what he would want. (Ebertfest)

I didn't always agree with Ebert's opinion on things, but one we shared was our affection for Zack Snyder's Watchmen. At least we can all agree that Rorschach was totes boss, right? For those of you who appreciated Jackie Earle Haley's masked, mad man perhaps a shade too much, you can now wear your own moving-ink-blot mask that totally, if disturbingly, works. WARNING: Nightmare fuel follows. (Topless Robot)

Speaking of madmen, the season premiere of AMC's modest hit about ad men on Madison Avenue aired this weekend. I couldn't watch it due to "Game of Thrones" and a acute case of not-caught-up-itis. So, no spoilers until Sarah's review tomorrow. If you're in my boat, you can do what I did and tide yourself over with some of Jessica Pare's best GIFs as Megan Draper. I'm with Don on this one. (Warming Glow)
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Because I'm a firm believer in avoiding the pitfalls of instant karma, here's a look at what some of our favorite comic book super heroines might look like if properly and adequately attired for their mythical battles royale. I'm not really sure if khaki cargo pants is really the answer for Wonder Woman's star-spangled bikini, but Elektra and Zantanna are pretty righteous. (Unreality)
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While we're on the subject of pretty heroes, I never understood why people disliked the Beast make-up from X-Men: First Class -- g'aww I just want to pet the big, blue kitty cat. Regardless, if X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer is trustworthy source, it looks like the Beast is getting a somewhat new look. Click the link for the bigger picture. (Twitter)
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In case you're a clone who just wake up (and learned how to read), Jurassic Park celebrated it's 20th anniversary with a 3D re-release this weekend. If you haven't seen it yet, you have until Thursday. Here's the only review you need: Go see it, now. And if Dustin didn't blow your mindhole with enough movie trivia, here's Entertainment Weekly's oral history of it, with quotes from pretty much everyone involved. (EW)

And it looks like Sam Neill's Alan Grant is soon going to have some company as an adventure-seeking movie paleontologist. Tony Soprano James Gandolfini and Michael Scott Steve Carell have signed on to reunite as best frienemies in Bone Wars, which takes it's narrative from the same rivalry of proto-paleontologists Edward Cope and O.C. Marsh as the PBS documentary, "Dinosaur Wars." (Deadline)
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Can you guess who's playing who?

We're going to close out today's P-Love with a couple more nostalgic things from precisely twenty years. First, here's a dead-on description of The Sandlot as an honest depiction of perfect adolescent summers. It is forever one of my favorite movies. Foooorrrrevvvvvverrrrrrrr. (Film Drunk)

Lastly, but most definitely not leastly, here's a gritty film reboot of Bill Waterson's Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. It's like a heady mix of Donnie Darko, Inception, Omen-type movies, and "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty." It could easily be entitled We Need to Talk About Calvin (and Hobbes). So when can I get tickets to the full-length feature? (Laughing Squid)


Rob Payne also writes the comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter, tumbls on the Tumblr, and his wares can be purchased here. Calvin was probably the first fictional character he ever closely identified with; Lisa Simpson was the second.



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  • Three_nineteen

    I wonder what the porn version of Bone Wars is going to be named?

  • Bone Whores: A XXX Porn Parody. C'mon, that wasn't so hard. (That's what she said.)

  • e jerry powell

    The shit writes itself, really. No one even needs to think about it anymore.

  • e jerry powell

    Westboro Baptist is calling Ebert a f*g-enabler and planning to picket his funeral.

    I could think of worse people to be enabled by, so I'm taking that as a compliment.

  • deree

    Megan has a terrific body, but her face is a joke. I do not get the amount of people fawning over her. Anyone can look decent with 3 inch fake eyelashes and pounds of makeup.

  • logan

    She needs to get her buck teeth fixed.

    But judging by the whopping 10 comments maybe she is just not all that.

  • Captain D

    Well, that's Hollywood for you. In this case, however, there is a body of work extending beyond Mad Men which can be used to support the case that her face is no joke.

  • Slash

    Rorschach was definitely the only cool part of that movie. They shoulda just made the movie about him and ditched those other stiffs.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Megan's appearances on Mad Men are one of the things most guaranteed to get a wry, "this is a good show" out of Mr. Julien. Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island sometimes gets the same reaction, although in her case, usually a "Good lord" is all he can manage.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM is still the best Batman movie.

  • googergieger

    I really enjoyed Batman Beyond's, return of the Joker flick. Pretty effin dark stuff, without being retarded about it.

  • I'm always very intrigued that I find her to be incredibly ugly in photos but so gorgeous in motion. She looked so good on last night's ep and I am crazy jealous of her body! In that white bikini, dayum girl!

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