How are your stomachs my little summer peaches? Strong? Good. Then enjoy these Behind-The-Scenes shots from Kill Bill Vol. 1. Careful. You may get some red on you. (Miramax)
And, if you kept your lunch, elevensies and afternoon tea down for that link, here’s a diagram of the various grim and gruesome ways Edgar Allen Poe characters met their ends. (Guardian)
Empire has broken down the ways film posters display large ensemble casts. Sounds boring, but is actually sort of neat. “The Christmas Tree” is and always will be my favorite. It’s a classic. (Empire)
Unreality has a list of 5 films they didn’t enjoy until their second viewing. Damnit, does this mean I have to rewatch The Fountain? DON’T WANNA. (Unreality)
These 100 Unintentionally Dirty Comic Panels change the age old question of “Betty OR Veronica” to “Betty AND Veronica.” Yessssir. (The M’OC)
Speaking of comic-y things. Did you know you can design and order your own custom DC Comic Converse? I did a trail run and produced, well, the ugliest shoes you’ve ever seen. Have a go, see if you could do better. Me, I think I’m more of a Marvel girl. (Converse)
Have you ever heard Mike Birbiglia’s monologue on sleepwalking? I’ve probably listened to it a dozen times, it’s an all-time fav. You can listen here. Anyway, a film he co-wrote with NPR super-babe Ira Glass (shut up, the NPR super-babe standards are…different) premieres in New York this week and both Birbiglia and Glass will be at every showing. They even made a little video promising this. And, it’s pretty much an NPR nerd’s wet dream. (Vulture)
Speaking of those liquid dreams, Science says you can have more of them if you sleep on your face. Insert your own joke about other people’s faces here. (The Awl)
I’d like to make this Amy Pond action figure the star of some of my Face Down Dreams, except it’s…what’s the word…F*CKING CREEPY. I’m referring to the interchangeable hands. Creepy. (Nerd Approved)
Ever wished you could sound more, er, eruditer when talking movies? Well here’s a handy chart on How To Speak Like A Film Snob. (LA Survival Guide)
But we lost one of the world’s better known film snob’s this week. Judith Crist (who famously lambasted The Sound Of Music) died at the age of 90. She’s one of the original scathing b*tchers, folks. Respect. (Judith Crist)
In other sad news, actor Bob Hoskins announced his retirement from acting due to a Parkinsons diagnosis. DAMNIT. (/Film)
Let’s drown our sorrows in this book list from NPR of the 100 best ever teen novels. I read an article earlier today complaining about all the female authors on this list. And then I got so angry I blacked out. So, sorry, I won’t be including that link. Just the list, ma’am. (NPR)
Finally, our resident secret softie TK sent me this anti-bullying video. It’s simply lovely.
Joanna Robinson wants to know who blew all this damn chalk dust in here.