Friday, May 16, 2008

She's escaped from the past..

Blog@ says Mary Elizabeth Winstead (whom I've had a crush on since Sky High) is in final negotiations to play Ramona Flowers in Edgar Wright's adaptation, Scott Pilgrim vs The World.
As if I needed a reason to be more excited about a Scott Pilgrim movie.
Much less this reason.
I don't think I've ever done a post as such as this, but I have now been left with no choice.

You are the shadow of fear..

Even more pre-release Sloan goodness thanks to Fluxblog and Said the Gramophone.
Fluxblog has a nice review of the new album and the track "Witch's Wand", and StG has a musing on Sloan's place in Dan's life and "Cheap Champagne".
Get 'em while they're still up and awaiting your listening pleasure.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A way of interpretting..

Today's Penny Arcade is one of the best ever.
This might be the one I break down and buy a print of.

Would you please pretend..

Stereogum has my favorite track (I'm Not A Kid Anymore) from the upcoming Sloan album, Parallel Play, available for free (and legal) download!
Doesn't get much better than that.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Can you see that guys cubicle..

Damn that girl can't ever hurt you enough.

I know this one is going to be a big stretch, but does anyone have/have access to the music song "American Girls" by the band Homie?
The song appeared on the soundtrack to the "movie" Meet the Deedles if that helps jog anyone's memory.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Next month's rent...

Some "unfinished" footage from Neil Gaiman and Henry Selick's upcoming stop-motion adaptation of Coraline.
Looks wonderful if you ask me.

I'm leavin'..

No matter what any couldn't be bothered to pay attention to the movie-critics tell you, Speed Racer was absolutely incredible.
Not only was every frame of this movie visually arresting, but the story and cast made it so much more emotionally resonant and engaging than that other big movie dreamed of being.
I know the box office tally won't reflect this, but I just think this was a better movie.
I cared about the characters, the races were exhilirating, the fights were both animated and incredible, and there were multiple times I felt tears welling up in my eyes.
Don't get me wrong, I still think Iron Man was great, but I don't mind telling you I'd much rather see Speed Racer again.
And again.

It may be the devil..

I hope to own this statue at some point in my life.