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.
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. ↩
March 22nd, 2014
Christopher Walken Dance Now: a neat concept, greatly enhanced by some sharp editing…
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.
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]
March 9th, 2013
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.
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.
November 2nd, 2012
August 20th, 2012
Ms. Attribution has all sorts of fun melding history and pop culture:
Sun Tzu (544-496 BCE)
Or possibly Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley. I'm always getting them mixed up.
May 11th, 2012
Walt Disney's Taxi Driver. Watch it soon, before it catches the attention of the lawyers whose clients either don't know or don't care about Fair Use.
April 9th, 2012
For some strange reason, reading this list of the five most pathetic female film characters of all time prompted me to watch Buffy vs Edward: Twilight Remixed again.1
January 17th, 2012
Marty McFly, Bruce Lee, Morpheus and Lt. Frank Drebin (and a few others) are all channeling Lionel Richie: they want to say Hello.
[Via feeling listless]
December 15th, 2011
- Albeit one that serves as a stark reminder of just how little time I've spent inside a cinema this year. Unlike Stu, who appears to have more than compensated for his retreat from the big screen by way of his LOVEFiLM subscription, I'm afraid I'm just getting lazy in my old age. I dread to think how many films I have queued up on my DVR, forlornly waiting for me to give them a couple of hours of my time… ↩
October 22nd, 2011
July 11th, 2011
June 9th, 2011
Just be sure to watch until 3 minutes in, when it goes from amusing to downright inspired.
[Via Word Magazine's 'Something For the Weekend' Newsletter # 170]
- Yes, I know about Serge Danot's role in the original version, but I choose to regard this as a mashup of the Eric Thompson version of the series. ↩
June 8th, 2011
@Peanutweeter matches images from Peanuts cartoons with text from tweets.
It's sometimes quite funny, but I'm not sure how long it'll last before the estate of Charles M Schulz send a cease-and-desist notice, so if it sounds like something you'd enjoy you might want to follow that link sooner rather than later.
[Via Pop Loser]