Rumor has it that Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee (oh yeah, non-book readers, the names just get more whimsicaler) in the Hunger Games sequels Catching Fire and Mockingjay. If they get him, this puts the Hunger Games films in the same level as Harry Potter … meaning “how the SH*T did they manage to land that person?” The books are fun, but this ain’t exactly high art. Then again, neither was MI3. Hoffman would, of course, be good (too good) in the role and I can’t wait to see the fun topiary beard he gets saddled with. (/Film)
Hey, chem nerds! You can have your favorite element custom made into a skirt. Given the placement of the lettering and the fact that my emotional maturity is in the basement, I’d have to pick Vanadium. (Fashionably Geek)
Speaking of emotional maturity, we here at Pajiba never pass up an Imogen Poots story. Here she is in rad punk regalia shooting some scenes with Christian Bale for Terrence Malick’s new mystery project Knight of Cups. (The Playlist)
Dustin has a list of the 10 Biggest Slimeball F*ck Weasels On Television. Ah yes, TV’s most punchable face. (WG)
So you know how I “wrote” that awfully silly thing yesterday about how much I loved Prometheus? Well, on the flip side, Alyssa Rosenberg has started a very thoughtful debate about some of the underlying gender and autonomy issues in the film. So, if you’ve already seen the film and want to get real think-y about it, this is your place. (Think Progress)
For Father’s Day Vanity Fair has a list of films that feature male actors and their real-life offspring. (VF)
Obviously, they missed the best one.
Speaking of actor-fathers, be still your heart at these photos of Ben Affleck and his little girls. Seriously, this is Hollywood’s cutest family. (Celebitchy)
And for all you parents looking to occupy your kidlets this summer (you know, other than letting them play outside and stuff) here are some kid shows that are currently streaming on Netflix. (Mashable)
QMx has an adorable figurine of Inara from “Firefly.” Listen, what you do behind closed doors with your Inara figurine is YOUR BUSINESS. #inmybunk (QMx)
Speaking of lady bodies, several artists have responded to the super contorted and not at all, in my opinion, sexy depiction of Catwoman on the cover of the new DC Issue #0. The original drawing is funny-terrible; the responses (including one from my internet crush Kate Beaton) are just flat out funny. (The Mary Sue)
Me? I enjoy these bloody valentines. Sweet, comic valentines. (The Curious Brain)
Speaking of carvings, how gorgeous is this book art? Want. (Colossal)
And just as we’re contractually obliged to post Poots stories, we’re compelled by The Bylaws Of The Internet to post adorable Felicia Day videos. And though I’m not a huge country music fan, I must thank the internet gods for the sight of Day in Lara Croft cosplay.
And for the Ying to that geeky musical Yang, here’s Jonathan Coulton’s fantastic Redshirt song set to some vintage “Star Trek” footage.
Joanna Robinson usually likes Catwoman’s clingy outfits, but that pose makes her look like she has no bones. And that’s plain creepy.