Thursday, March 26, 2009

File This Under: Worst. Idea. Ever.

I love Grey Gardens, which is why I'm whole-heartedly appalled that anyone felt it necessary to remake the 1975 documentary into a 2009 drama (starring Drew Barrymore, no less!) Isn't it bad enough that it has already been made into a broadway musical?

STAUNCH characters do not approve.

Wild Thing, I Think I Love You

The release date is still months away and in the wise words of Veruca Salt: I want it now. Maybe the Jim Henson Company will let me come back as their intern in the fall, or at least around the time of the premiere....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

From the Vault. Literally.

The Warner Bros. film archive is making available 150 previously unreleased titles too obscure to merit a full-blown DVD release. For $19.95, Warner will custom-manufacture a DVD of one of those titles (including artwork and a hard plastic case) and ship it to you within a week. After this initial offering, the studio will keep mining a 6,800-feature film library, and add 20 new titles a month. Check out the titles here.

The Room: Great Movie or Greatest Movie?

I can't decide.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Dislike/Like/But-Mostly-Dislike: Twitter

I Don't Like It:
(a) It's unneccessary.
(b) It takes blogging & social networking sites to new levels of egoism.
(c) I despise the verbs it's created (see: "I'm tweeting right now!")

But I Secretly Kind of Like It:
(a) David Wain
(b) Michael Showalter
(c) Michael Ian Black

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Because I Said So: Nannerpuss!

The breakout star of 2009.

I need this:

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Buster's Literary Likeness: Buster

Exhibit A: Buster, my dog.

Exhibit B: Buster, literary figure & cowboy camp enthusiast.

It's uncanny.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

To Recap a Recap

As the famous C.S. Lewis quote tells us, We read to know we're not alone. To this, I would like to add: I read recaps of terrible reality tv shows to know I am not alone. A new cycle of the almost unwatchable America's Next Top Model has begun, and with it, my renewed love of Rich Juzwiak's blog FourFour

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ode to Colored Vinyl

Obviously, there are many material things that make me happier than colored vinyl...I'm just hard-pressed to think of any.