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Oct102011

I Wanna Be Linked By You... Just You...

Self Styled Siren graphs a two line fever chart on My Week With Marilyn.
Guardian Great actress Olivia Williams (The Ghost Writer) on what she sees in the mirror. (It only makes us love her more.)
My Portis Wasp offers 8 reasons you should watch American Horror Story, the new series from Ryan Murphy (Glee, Nip/Tuck)
Low Resolution has issues with Lars von Trier's miserabilist smugness in Melancholia.
Fanboy Gamer [nsfw] a Rice Krispies Human Centipede.

Stale Popcorn nice piece on What's My Number? and Crazy, Stupid Love and the necessity of "charm" in the ever flailing rom-com genre.
La Daily Musto did you know these celebrities were only children?
Fandor starts a conversation about the Chicago International Film Festival. I hadn't even heard of this other Marilyn Monroe related picture Nobody Else But You.

Drive. I loved it so much I had to illustrate my review!

Finally, have you heard this dumbass story of a Michigan woman so upset about the misleading trailer for Drive that she filed a lawsuit?:

Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film ... having very little driving in the motion picture".

God, imagine what she must have thought of P.T. Anderson's There Will Be Blood ! If you ask me there's more than enough driving in Drive. There are three car chase scenes that are ALL better than about 30 years worth of other movie car chases and they're all in the same movie!  But, it's true that there's all that "European" movie around them. Critics love it. She thought it was shit. 

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that video about drive is RIDICULOUS. not only does it promote one of the best films ive seen in a long time as "bad," but it also promotes something like the "fast and the furious" film franchise as something to aspire to ..... what has our world come to? ...

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpencer

Loved drive. Reminds me so much of the action movies I grew up watching and loving. Nicolas Winding Refn is really something else! While Drive is a genre film, is there any way that this film will get some kind of recognition at the end of the year? Also how would you compare Ryan Gosling's performance between Drive and Ides of March? EIther way, I cannot wait to see Winding Refn's next project!

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternico

In regards to Ryan Gosling, I think it may be better for him and his career if he doesn't get nominated this year. I have been a fan since Half Nelson (I still think it's his best performance to date), and quite enjoyed his work since. Judging from the interviews he gives I am not sure if he can handle the sudden rise of fame. It will only get worse if he gets nominated.

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternico

Someday it's entirely possible there will no people left in Detroit. Things like this make me less sad about that.

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiscoNap

The L.A. Times had this to say about American Horror Story:
"American Horror Story is a big ol' brooding, baffling, ridiculous and occasionally compelling mess of a show."

But do you wanna spend 13 hours on it?
And I really don't take Ryan Murphy seriously anymore, post when Nip/Tuck started getting awful. So say around 2005. And I've hated both of his movies and will never forgive him for what he did to Glee's potential.

Sorry, I just had a HORRIBLE experience watching AHS's pilot...

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark

@Disconap - Apparently this woman is from Novi? (which I vaguely remember from my travels.) The bad thing is that all the white people abandoned the city of Detroit years ago - which means stupidity is congregated in the suburbs (such as Novi.)

Did I mention that only 20-30% of Michigan residents have a bachelor's degree? (Apparently all the college educated folks fled the state as well.)

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

Janice, I think you're being a little hard on your state, considering that the national percentage rate of Americans who have a bachelor's degree is around 27%.

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz N.

This Drive incident makes me want to cry. Sarah Demming payed for a plate of meatloaf and got a filet instead; so she's suing. Worse, that disgrace of a news station seems to be backing her. This says a lot about the culture we live in, and I hope the court refuses to hear such absurd nonsense.

October 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCasey Fiore
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