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Months of Meryl: THE RIVER WILD

"Great post and comments. Yes, Streep had to navigate the rough waters of being in her 40's! I do think she smashed through the glass ceiling for women since she persevered and then became an even bigger star in her 50's." - Sister Rona

"One of my favourite movies from my teen years - I'm shocked at how long ago this was released. It was Meryl that sold this movie for me and is the reason I saw it. At the time, and I still feel this way, she is the reason to watch and believe this film." -Filmboymichael

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Dinner with... Joel & Clementine & Link Roundups

November 19th, 2003. Dinner at Kang's again. Are we like those poor couples you feel sorry for in restaurants. Are we the dining dead?"

How did i forget this shot of Joel playing with his food. Food product smiley faces forever

I will definitely be 'the dining dead' tonight... slowly chewing on my food from the same restaurant I always order from. I can already feel the numbness kicking in. Long day. Best to send you off running to other blogs. 

Eat Links Instead
New Now Next is hosting a funny daily March Madness tournament for the "Gayest Cartoon Character of All Time" - I voted already but some of these face/offs are striking, silly, and super. I had to use a lot of "s" so pronounced tha sentence with a sibilant s please. 
YouTube the new Maleficent trailer - same as the one we covered extensively but for more of Elle Fanning and a backstory about Maleficent's wings (!) I am even more intrigued now but I wish movies would save surprises for the theater 
Gawker Landmark theaters invites you to bring your child to see Nymphomaniac Pt. 1. LOL (Hey, it'd be healthier for them than those slasher movies I always see parents dragging their kids into)

Buzzfeed not so insane fan theory about the interconnectivity of Disney kingdoms in Frozen, The Little Mermaidand Tangled. This is trippier than anything Chris Nolan ever dreamed up
The Playlist in addition to just being a mediocre actor Aaron Johnson is also a fussy one and didn't want to have white hair as Quicksilver thus further ruining the character for me in Avengers: Age of Ultron 
The Wrap Tilda Swinton and Barkhad Abdi join Bill Hader and Brie Larson in Judd Apatow's comedy Trainwreck  

Eternal Linkshine
If you aren't yet sick of the 10th anniversary party after all those Best Shots here...
Huffington Post talks to Kate Winset about her memories of the film
Cine Munch for those of you who have more creative energy for a dinner tonight or tomorrow this new blog offers menus and recipes to go along with great movies like this one . Complete with a drink: The Blue Ruin Mind Eraser with my favorite: Curaçao
People Mag 20 elusive facts about the movie - I didn't know a lot of these

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I KNOW who's getting cut off in Round 1:

Jigglypuff (why is this even here)
Race Bannon and Dr. Quest
Daria (Against Ray Gillette? No.)
Captain Planet (He was many things, but lame's probably the first one that springs to mind)
Ambiguously Gay Duo (Patty and Marcy)
Bugs Bunny (Setting aside that The Looney Tunes Show is going a long way to KILLING interpreting him as gay, his competition is GASTON. NO CONTEST.)
Pizzazz (People fondly remember The Smurfs more than Jem.)
Jafar (GAY is in his competition's name)
Robin (Elsa is strong, positive and the implicit gay undertones aren't the joke of Frozen. That's Olaf, mostly.)
Chozen (Exposure issue.)
Velma (Against SNAGGLEPUSS?)
Xandir (Yeah, no.)
Ren & Stimpy (This one would be close, but I think male libidos would swing it against them.)
Betty Deville (I don't exactly remember what or how often they implied her being read as gay, but I think this is more of a stretch than reading Genie that way.)

Round 2 gets slightly harder, but I think I can still call it.

Stewie v. Scar: Stewie loses
Mr. Garrison and Mr. Slave v. Ray Gillette: Gillette shaved off
Roger v. Peppermint Patty and Marcy: Roger beamed back to homeworld
Gaston v. Vanity Smurf: Vanity Smurf gone
Big Gay Al v. Elsa: Big Gay Al doesn't get his "Again! Again!"
Snagglepuss v. Wayland Smithers: "Heavens to Murgatroid. Outvoted!"
Sailor Uranus & Neptune v. Buttercup: Buttercupt bathed in Chemical Z.
Genie V. He-Man: "By the power of Greyskull, I win the votes."

Round 3 gets kind of dicey:

Scar v. Garrison and Slave: Close, but I lean on Garrison and Slave.
Patty and Marcy v. Gaston: This'd also be close, but I'd go with Patty and Marcy.
Wayland Smithers v. Elsa: This one could go either way. I'd hope for Smithers, however, where the subtext is significantly more blatant.
Sailor Uranus and Neptune v. He-Man: Man, this is TOUGH. I'd want to say the former, but it can't be two couples at the end, so I'd guess He-Man takes this.

Round 4 opens up slightly:

Garrison and Slave v. Patty and Marcy: Garrison and Slave. Yeah, I'm guessing they make it to the final voting.
He-Man v. Elsa/Smithers: If Smithers makes it this far, it's him. If not, it's He-Man.

Final: Garrison and Slave v. He-Man/Smithers: Garrison and Slave take it either way.

March 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Yay for hearing of the next project for Barkhad Abdi!

March 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZacary

Aaron Johnson may be a mediocre actor, but that shot of him in Savages with the tattoo curling around the top of his hip made me a fan.

March 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

"Tilda Swinton and Barkhad Abdi join Bill Hader and Brie Larson in Judd Apatow's comedy Trainwreck "

I don't see how that sentence works without the beginning: "I had the randomest dream last night where..."

March 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commentergoran

I'm not an Apatow fan, but Swinton, Abdi, Hader and Larson are an amazing quartet.

March 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I don't think Aaron Taylor Johnson is a bad actor, he's not the best, but he's certainly not bad. And he's super cute. I do think it sucks that Quicksilver won't have white hair but he will still be better than X-Men's version.

March 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

I fear for what Barkhad Abdi will be made to do in a Judd Apatow comedy, but I'll reserve judgment I guess.

After reading all the stories about his financial straits, I'm just really glad to hear Barkhad Abdi (probably) has another job lined up. I hope the Willie Mtolo biopic comes through, too.

March 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

The fact that Tilda will be in a film written by Amy Schumer is f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c.

March 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

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