Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
Joseph Epstein has a book to review on the semi-colon; that is, an excuse to treat us to a treatise on punctuation. It is “the art of rhythm, for punctuation’s second function, after its first function of helping to establish clarity, is to set the rhythm of sentences. Rhythm in prose, it turns out, is highly individual, for nearly everyone not only marches but writes to the beat of a different drummer.”
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
“Respected journalist” Joel Golby has pulled off a rather spectacular series of mini-essays for Vice in Choose Your Own Adventure: Friday Night Edition!. More relevant perhaps for people say a quarter of a century younger than me, but one can appreciate.
Sunday, March 25th, 2018
Vincent Gallo Sings by one Vincent Gallo. “I know what I look like. It’s certainly not how I would have made myself look. Don’t blame me.”
Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Drew Pierce, Iron Man 3 co-screenwriter with director Shane Black, discusses the writing of the Trevor Slattery reveal in this Vulture article. There’s also a jpg of the screenplay! This is one of my favorite Marvel movie scenes. And jeez, I just discovered All Hail the King — where have I been?
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
Monday, July 17th, 2017
Now this you should see. Via Andy Serkis the motion capture king, Gollum reads a couple of Trump tweets as his own. Ah, excellence. [via motherjones.com]
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Just the insight I was seeking on Jim Carrey as a performer.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
“Yesterday we had a fight about whether I’d been dismissive about him saying his feelings had been hurt by my dismissing his feelings during a previous fight…” From the amusing but very dark Narcissism: a reflection by Laura Kipnis in Spiked.
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
If you were troubled by the song persuading Ariel to remain under the sea, here’s why.
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Good fun mashup of David Cameron and Alex Salmond Scotland speeches from the BBC’s Charlie Brooker’s 2014 Wipe.
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Everybody, everybody, you’re gonna love this account of the making of Boogie Nights, long enough to read like a small book. My only qualm is that they totally should have put Michael Penn’s final comment at the end.
Friday, December 12th, 2014
The New Yorker review of Zero Motivation wherein the writer, herself a deeply unimpressed Bogeret Tzahal, notes the film’s homage to The Breakfast Club.
Saturday, May 25th, 2013
Why, by the William Shatner School of Toupological Studies.
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
Saxondale tells The Sun how it is — an in-character interview.
Saturday, April 17th, 2010
On second thoughts, let’s not go to Camelot, said Captain Kirk. It is a silly place.
Saturday, December 12th, 2009
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
Patrick Swayze, 1953-2009, with Chris Farley auditioning at SNL for Chippendales.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Monday, June 22nd, 2009
Thursday, June 18th, 2009
Thursday, June 4th, 2009
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Friday, March 13th, 2009
Great for Lost fans: a compilation of characters saying “What?” Similarly, Fucking Midnight Run (loved the movie but hadn’t remembered the preponderance of the term). Fuck it, see the original post of video collections at the brilliant Waxy. Also, Fucking Pulp Fiction. With this one you can almost follow the plot of the movie!
Thursday, November 27th, 2008
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
I’m Paris Hilton and I approve this message “because I think it’s totally hot.”
Saturday, August 2nd, 2008