Which 2011 Films Did These Attractive Actors Pick As Their Favorites?
Merry New Year! I hope you had a smashing time this weekend and are taking advantage of the government holiday today. Jim jims on? Hot cocoa in hand? "Sherlock" all ready on the DVR? Smashing, let's get you some links. One of my favorite film writers, Eric Snider, has compiled a list of his best film-related pieces from 2011. . .even if he does say so himself. (Eric D. Snider)
Cee-Lo Green changed the words to John Lennon's "Imagine". . .to make it a little more Jesus-y. Listen, man, I'm still recovering from that "Forget You" nonsense. (Rolling Stone)
Ah speaking of forgetting, I suspect several years from now we will have completely forgotten Katy Perry and Russell Brand were ever married. I know many of you loathe him, but I'm actually quite fond of Brand and his decision to divorce Perry only makes me love him more. But not his movies. Stop making movies, Russell. (Celebitchy)
By the way, ever since she started coloring her hair pink and blonde, I can't stop imagining Perry as 80s cartoon sensation JEM. You can see her royal Jemness and some other 80s cartoons reimagined as fashion icons here. Is that Wheeler from "Captain Planet?" Hellooo. (The Mary Sue)
Speaking of fire crotches, Emma Stone and a few other Hollywood types were asked to name their favorite movies from 2011. First of all, Zac Efron, I think you're lying. Second of all, nice choice, DeVito. (Empire)
The people at Flavorwire love you almost as much as I do and, as such, have compiled the top Tumblrs of 2011. You know, just in case your busy schedules cause you to miss ugly Renaissance babies or Feminist Ryan Gosling. They will complete you. (Flavorwire)
Someone has snuck an image of the 2012 Oscar Ballot online. WHERE ARE YOUR SECURE BRIEFCASES NOW, PRICE WATERHOUSE? (Moviefone)
You know that I'm not a fan of Amazon and the culture of convenience and minimal interpersonal interaction it promotes. Right? That being said, I adore this collection of the most batsh*t/"least helpful" product reviews. Thanks, Optimus Rhyme! (Least Helpful)
I'm thinking of making some of the Champagne Marshmallows out of the three-day-old opened bottle of pink champagne I neglected to finish on New Year's Eve Eve. I'll let you know how disgusting they turn out. (Boing Boing)
Have you switched over to the new Facebook, poppets? I'm holding out. But here are some creative (and some supremely dumb) ways to design your Timeline page. (Hongkiat)
And, finally, if you haven't seen it already, check out this side by side comparison of the opening of Raiders Of The Lost Ark and the older films that inspired it. And then marvel at Alfred Molina in brown face.