May 30th, 2014
Harry and Ron stood before the Mirror of Erised. "My God," Ron said. "Harry, it's your dead parents."
Harry's eyes flicked momentarily over to the mirror. "So it is. This information is neither useful nor productive. Let us leave at once, to assist Hagrid in his noble enterprise of raising as many dragon eggs as he sees fit, in spite of our country's unjust dragon-trading restrictions."
"But it's your parents, Harry," Ron said. Ron never really got it.
Harry sighed. "The fundamental standard for all relationships is the trader principle, Ron."
"I don't understand," Ron said.
"Of course you don't," said Harry affectionately. "This principle holds that we should interact with people on the basis of the values we can trade with them – values of all sorts, including common interests in art, sports or music, similar philosophical outlooks, political beliefs, sense of life, and more. Dead people have no value according to the trader principle."
"But they gave birth to y–"
"I made myself, Ron," Harry said firmly.
Wait until you get to the line at the very end about Hermione. Classic.
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May 20th, 2014
Had he agreed to direct ROTJ I don't think there's any chance whatsoever that Lynch would have got to give the conclusion of the Original Trilogy a properly Lynchian feel. But it's fun to imagine, isn't it…
Even better, imagine the path Lynch's career could have taken if he'd been credited with directing a bona fide blockbuster and he'd had his pick of mainstream Hollywood's hottest projects. Can you imagine David Lynch's Titanic? David Lynch's Fight Club?
- Sorry Dave, back to total creative freedom on lowish budgets and critical respect you go. ↩
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March 22nd, 2014
Christopher Walken Dance Now: a neat concept, greatly enhanced by some sharp editing…
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October 20th, 2013
I know the remake has been receiving mixed reviews in the USA, but I'm still sufficiently intrigued to see how it measures up to the original that I'll probably catch it when it opens in the UK.
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August 25th, 2013
If you listen to the first thirty seconds or so and find yourself thinking that it's not that great, stick with it; it takes off from around the 45 second mark, and gets downright amazing once Blue Monday gets a mention.
[Via The Onion AV Club]
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March 9th, 2013
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March 5th, 2013
It turns out that combining Nine Inch Nails and Carly Rae Jepsen gives a really strange result.
I honestly can't make my mind up whether this is epic or embarrassing, or possibly just a little from Column A and a little from Column B.
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February 22nd, 2013
Hit By A Bus* – The Supercut is mesmerising.
I was surprised at how many of these I knew – and about how frequently it happened to characters in Lost.
Also, so good to see Buffy in there; helpfully warning Glory just a tad too late to actually help.