Olivia Munn, who returns to The Newsroom on Sunday, has come a long way in our estimation, from “faux” geek girl to “faux faux The Daily Show Reporter to Sloan Sabbith. Munn is also very well dressed these days (GFY) but she is NOT a fan of selfies. (THR)
FX’s The Bridge kicks off tonight, and here’s a round-up of reviews so you can decide whether it’s worth your time on a Wednesday night in the middle of the summer. (WG)
Say what you will about Lindsay Lohan, but at the end of the day, she’s basically a vastly more talented Marilyn Monroe. At least, that’s what the director of The Canyons says, probably because of coke reasons. Everyone has lots of reasons today. I genuinely have to ask you—every time someone in the industry talks about Lohan, they act as though she is the most talented performer the cinematic world has ever known, despite her various problems. Is there something I’m missing? Because, sure, yeah, she’s fine and all, but it’s not like she’s this incredible beacon of acting flawlessness. She’s fine. So why does everyone always talk about her like she’s an even super more better-er Meryl Streep with meth sores? Is it some kind of pre-obituary thing, so they’re quoted in all the trades when she inevitably sticks herself with a bad needle? That’s literally the only reason I can think of. (Dlisted)
Vulture examines why “Game of Thrones” resonates with musicians as much as it does with viewers. (Vulture)
I have a secret shame: if I come across a list of movies described as the “most disturbing” I will totally watch them. Which means now I will be doing the same with these books. (Unreality)
Hey, guess what? Female gamers spend just as much on games as their male counterparts. Cue the shock and awe and general OH MY GOD SHUT UP AND STOP WITH ALL THIS EVERYONE BECAUSE WHY ARE WE STILL MAKING SUCH A BIG DEAL ABOUT WOMEN PLAYING VIDEOGAMES AND LIKING NERDY STUFF AS THOUGH VAGINAS MAKE US ONLY LIKE PRINCESSES AND SPRINKLECAKE I HATE EVERYONE. (The Mary Sue)
Daft Punk condoms. *nods* Yep, pretty much. (Uproxx)
Etsy is a magical place, full of wonder and joy and a French fry bustier I would wear to work tomorrow if I could. Here are some other phenomenal things you can find if you look hard enough. And yes I want literally every thing on this list. Literally. Every. Thing. (Buzzfeed)
In the battle of special effects, I’ll take miniatures over CGI any day. The old school way is always my favorite—it’s why the original Star Wars looks more realistic than the prequels. Check out the amazing miniature work of ten films—including some from just the last few years. (Mental Floss)
Finally, I made a big push yesterday for my Pajiba 10 wildcards, Matt Stone and Trey Parker. In doing so, I neglected my other wildcard, Jason Mantzoukas. Here’s a hot picture of Jason Mantzoukas.
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