We’ve still got over a month till the Oscars, and we’re neck-deep in headlines about Leo winning. So I’m totally in love with this takedown of The Revenant. The more I think about that movie, the dumber it seems. And it already seemed pretty damn dumb on the first viewing. (Inverse)
While we’re talking Oscars, you may have heard that George Clooney has thrown his opinion into the #OscarsSoWhite conversation. He has a lot of great things to say— including a point that frequently gets left out, in that “diversity” often still only refers to white and black actors and artists, leaving out so many other demographics— but I agree with this article that it’s gross how the mainstream media tends to pay more attention when white celebrities speak out about black issues. Clooney isn’t trying to be the white savior, so stop turning him into one. (Celebitchy)
More and more people are joining the call for an Oscars boycott, but Spike Lee just figure out how to make everyone care. Hamilton lyrics, of course. (AV Club)
Josh Radnor won’t stop being wrong about the How I Met Your Mother finale. (BuzzFeed)
Donald Trump wants to know why “the whites” don’t get fair representation at he BET Awards. Remember when he used to be at least kind of a joke? Everything about him is now just infuriating and so scary. (Uproxx)
Do we think Trump is among the 10% of American college graduates who think Judge Judy serves on the Supreme Court? (CNN)
Jamie Foxx saved a man by pulling him out of a burning car Monday night. That sounds like a fun, exciting real-life superhero story, but the picture of the wrecked car is terrifying in an all-too-real way. (Vanity Fair)
Netflix has a release date (March 18) and a teaser trailer for Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday and I am solidly onboard. This looks like the Pee-Wee I remember.
Never forget: In 1999, ‘N Sync covered “That Thing You Do” while wearing velvet pants. (The Toast)
For those of you who are bummed about the Friends reunion falling through, here’s the next best thing.
i fed a recurrent neural network with the scripts for every episode of friends and it learned to generate new scenes pic.twitter.com/RIPvYuzEJM— Andy Pandy (@_Pandy) January 18, 2016
A look at how a child like Jack from Room would be affected in real life. Super spoilery, but a great read. Also, go see Room! (NYMag)
Say hello to Planet Nine. Maybe. (Atlas Obscura)
Yesknopemaybe has never given five stars to a graphic novel, but she’s done just that with Lady Killer by Joelle Jones. The premise is simple, a seemingly normal housewife, Josie, in the early 60s moonlights as a contract killer. Add in a heavy dose of black comedy and sly social commentary, and we can’t see anyone not liking this book. (Cannonball Read 8)