James McAvoy's Mutant Power Is The Ability To Make Even Straight Men His B*tch
You know, my Discerning Eyes, sometimes, if I think the subject matter is good enough, I will send you links that aren’t necessarily well-written. This is not the case today! We’ve got some excellent writers on the Love today. For instance, have you heard of this fellow Dustin Rowles who writes for Uproxx? Hilarious. Here’s his list of the 50 Most Entertainingly Craptacular Films Of All Time. (Uproxx)
Okay, all kidding aside, the highly enjoyable Glen Weldon of NPR has an analysis of the top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel List that was released last week. Seriously, this Glen dude is funny. (NPR)
Also, obviously, I enjoy the whip crack rhetoric of our Angry Black Lady. Here she is with some convincing reasons why newly announced presidential candidate Rick Perry does not deserve your vote. Also? STEVE PERRY FOR PRESIDENT! HE’S JUST A SMALL TOWN BOY! (Angry Black Lady)
The lovely Matt Singer over at IFC has composed something he’s calling The Movie Theater Etiquette Manifesto. It’s pretty funny. Por ejemplo: “3. Never Bring a Baby To An R-Rated Movie. Do you know why your baby is crying? Because it’s 10:30 at night and you’re forcing it to watch a man with knives for fingers use a naked woman as a whetstone.” (IFC)
And I enjoyed Robert Gonzalez’s list of 10 Vestigial Traits You Didn’t Know You Had over on io9. Um, my “third freaking eyelid”?!?! Gah. (io9)
But in terms of eloquence, Robert Redford is at a bit of a loss when it comes to the subject of James McAvoy. Watch, if you dare, one of the greatest figures in Hollywood reduced to a sputtering mess. You remember how gay Fassbender and McAvoy were for each other during the X-Men junket. I’m not kidding, McAvoy has special powers. Keep an eye on that one. (Hollywood)
I know you kindly folks in the comments section prize eloquence. I sure that’s why you’re so assiduous* when I make a typo or fifty. But, hey, that sort of assiduity is one of the many perks of being an English major. Right? SO many perks. (Perks of Being An English Major)
I do love the visual appeal of that Ol’ Yeller Star Wars crawl, but check out the shocking images of this man who paints himself to disappear into the background. Amazing. (Business Insider)
And if that’s not enough visual stimulus to set your mind a-goggle, feast your eyes on Ashton Kutcher’s garishly appointed trailer. It’s freakishly big, bigger than any house I’ve lived in for the past ten years. (Celebitchy)
But nothing is more freakish than this gallery of scarecrows. Apparently there is a Festival of Scarecrows in Yorkshire. Do they, like, not have horror movies there? (The Guardian)
Speaking of horrors, I’ve mostly repressed last years Oscar ceremony, but that didn’t stop me from getting overly-heated when Billy Crystal said he was “itchy” to host again. (LA Times)
I love magic and sleight of hand. I’m a big Ricky Jay fan. So I was probably going to post this phenomenal iPhone magic routine for you anyway. But then, at the end, the strangely accented fellow used “Claire De Lune” and quoted Debussy. That’s my second favorite piece of classical music (trite but true).
And, finally, I leave you with Ro Tierney’s video of Wellington residents reacting to the first snow fall in 30 years. I picked this video a) because it’s adorable b) because it reminded me of Bradbury’s All Summer In A Day and c) Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.” The internet must know it’s my musical kryptonite.
Joanna Robinson is wondering if you folks might want to tinker around with that Build Your Own Star Wars Crawl thing and post the results here. She’d love to see what you think is worthy of the Ol’ Yeller treatment.