Remember when I complained about Disney deciding to rename “Rapunzel” because boys won’t see a movie about a girl? I saw the trailer in front of Toy Story 3 on Friday and guess what? The male hero Flynn Rider dominates about 90% of the trailer, with Rapunzel not showing her face until halfway through and then getting a single line of dialogue (“Woo! Best day ever!”). Does it count that [...]
How Does She…make a birthday wreath? Yet another reason to be sad about not having a proper front door. The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth Martha Stewart Baby Costumes Infants should ALWAYS be dressed in plush food costumes. Always. Twister Rain Coat I would never wear or make something like this, but it's still really awesome. IfItWasMyHome.com – Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster Wow. The Mariana Trench To Scale This [...]
Do you have a movie quote that you use with embarrassing frequency and yet 98% of the time nobody picks up on it? Mine’s from Wayne’s World: Wayne: Hey, Tiny, who’s playing today? Tiny: Jolly Green Giants and the Shitty Beetles. Wayne: Shitty Beetles? Are they any good? Tiny: They suck. Wayne: Then it’s not just a clever name. Every time I encounter something surprisingly literal, I almost always say [...]
Down for everyone or just me? Checks to see if [insert website here] is currently down for everyone or if it's just you who is having the problem. Useful! The Costumer’s Guide to Movie Costumes Badass of the Week: Fridtjof Nansen I think I love this man.
Golden Needle Sewing School Filmikaze! | Loving movies with reckless abandon. The Bechdel Test: Movie List Since January, I've started tagging all my movie reviews according to whether or not they pass the Bechdel test. The results are probably unsurprising. DIY Crepe Paper Place Cards Rankmaniac 2010: the Game They give you the IMDB tags for a movie or TV show. You guess what it is. 10 Surprising, Green & Thrifty Old [...]
I’ve become a disturbingly busy person lately. I’m going to San Diego with my sister Theresa in a little over a week. As is usually the case with me, I’ve only got about 50% of the things we’re doing planned and the stuff that is planned is mostly the stuff Theresa wants to do. Much of my interest lies in various museum-related activities so those aren’t terribly difficult to schedule. [...]
Movies I’m interested in seeing May-August. What’s funny to me is that I barely saw any of my January-April list so I’m not sure what convinces me I’ll actually see most of these.
It kind of depresses me that the first I’ve heard of film editor Dede Allen is on the sad occasion of her death. Apparently she was the first person, male or female, to get sole credit for editing a film for her work on Bonnie and Clyde and her style apparently had a huge impact on American film. I am a huge consumer of film without knowing terribly much about [...]
Roger Moore on Sam Worthington in Clash of the Titans: Worthington is emerging as the new Charlton Heston — an actor big enough to fill a big screen with his bigness. So, just to be clear: Sam Worthington is… big? Got it.
Every year I forget about Hot Docs until single tickets have already gone on sale. [Sidebar: I find it really obnoxious that I've purchased tickets for Hot Docs for the last three years and yet somehow their website has absolutely no record of my email address ever having been on file. Why must you make me sign up again, Hot Docs? I'm on your mailing lists by virtue of having [...]