Quo Vadimus

Saturday, December 06, 2003


Remnants of a golden age.

Pajama party + jump roping + "All For Swinging You Around" = nice video.

posted by Linus | 1:43 PM


Fun Movie News. #041:

Mel Gibson made a film about Jesus and you can view a teaser trailer on the official site. You can download the Quicktime file here.

posted by Linus | 12:16 PM

Friday, December 05, 2003




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"My bio about Katharine was accurate," he said. "What [makes the obituary] not accurate is that she is presumably still alive in a nursing home on Riverside Drive."

posted by Linus | 8:10 AM

Thursday, December 04, 2003


Minnie Mouse and Lamb Chop.

"In the end, Ms. Carmicino made another video for her class. It consisted of two characters having a conversation in which every word was bleeped out.

"She did a beautiful piece," Professor de Jesus said. "I said to the class, 'You see what you can come up with when you feel real passionately about a subject?'"

An homage to The Osbournes? Ah, the future of cinema!

posted by Linus | 7:47 AM


Artistic sacrifice?

Jonathan Lethem on Bookworm.

posted by Linus | 7:31 AM


Coming soon is the mob movie "Miller's Crossing".

Netflictims? Netflixia?

posted by Linus | 7:21 AM

Wednesday, December 03, 2003


I'll do Poison's Open Up and Say ... Ahh!.

Today's Fork newswire piece on The Decemberists mentions that Colin Meloy is writing a short book on The Replacements' Let It Be as part of Continuum's 33 1/3 series.

So this is a music version of this series. Nice.

posted by Linus | 7:48 AM



Matt Smith does a great St. Anger "tribute" here (.mp3). It's a much more fun thrashing than this.

posted by Linus | 7:22 AM


Fun Movie News. #040:

Sundance 2004 lineup revealed. It includes the U.S. premiere of Matthew Bright's Tiptoes. Here's the premise:

Gary Oldman plays as a dwarf brother to a normal-sized Matthew McConaughey. When McConaughey's girlfriend (played by Kate Beckinsale) becomes pregnant, the pair are fearful that the baby will inherit the Oldman gene. Matters are complicated still further when Beckinsale finds herself falling in love with Oldman's character.

posted by Linus | 7:21 AM

Tuesday, December 02, 2003


Vinnie Vincent Invasion.

Nice Strokes riff from Eppy. Here's a follow-up of sorts:

FEBRUARY: The first great video of 2004 is released by the Strokes. "Between Love and Hate" portrays the Strokes (and Drew Barrymore) as a rogue New York City street gang trying to make it from the Bronx to Coney Island via the subway. Along the way, they battle an all-girl gang called the Lizzies (predictably portrayed by the Donnas) and a group of Louisville Slugger-wielding thugs called the Baseball Furies (inexplicably portrayed by Boards of Canada). Sadly, the plot loses momentum when the band emerge from the subterranean chaos at Manhattan's Union Square subway station and spend the next four hours in a Virgin Megastore. - Chuck Klosterman, SPIN, January 2004.

CK does a month-by-month look at '04 and here are two more months:

JULY: In an interview with Kerrang!, Lars Ulrich claims that Metallica never actually cut their hair off when they made Load. The guys in Live grow back all of their hair and promise to "get back to writing songs about placentas." Hair returns to Broadway (with Jack Black starring alongside that naked chick from Swimming Pool). Ryan Adams becomes a spokesman for Aqua Net and joins a summer package tour with Poison, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Kingdom Come, and the re-formed Warrant 96. He blows them all off the stage (well, not Vinnie Vincent, but almost).

DECEMBER: Axl Rose releases Chinese Democracy. It's awesome. Subsequently, China becomes a democracy. It's merely okay.

posted by Linus | 10:30 AM



Cynics counter that Jacko is "an ungodly, freaky mess."

Esselle points us to what might have been.

posted by Linus | 9:59 AM

Monday, December 01, 2003


Always Be Cursing.

[Some Bad Santa SPOILERS.]

"I originally had this whole crazy scene where they eventually run over his head. It was a pretty funny scene, I thought."

posted by Linus | 7:34 AM


Courtney vs. Freddy.

The new Twilight Singers record, Blackberry Belle, is the best Dulli-based thing since TAW's 1996 album, Black Love. "Teenage Wristband" and "The Killer" are good tracks to sample. And so Dulli has been doing some interviews and those are always good for a few laughs. Here's a recent two-parter: Part 1. Part 2.

Dulli's film suggestion is actually a pretty fun idea. New Line should greenlight this one. Winner gets full custody, or maybe a fight with Kathleen Hanna. Blackberry Belle's opener, "Martin Eden", even offers a new, pre-slice-em-up quip for FK: "Black out the windows/It's party time."

posted by Linus | 7:22 AM

Sunday, November 30, 2003


The Brown Bunny. #023:

Shogo Hagiwara likes it. Take that, Ebert.

posted by Linus | 4:42 PM