Friday, February 29, 2008
see it all started with "my top 10 favorite actors."
This was David's idea and we were all intrigued.
We've gone from top 10 favorite songs to favorite directors to top 10 actresses who (we think) will win an Oscar....and on and on and on.
Right now it's music videos.
Here was my (very edited) list:
Clearly I don't get the concept of "top 10"
Michel Gondry directed
The White Stripes – The Denial Twist
The White Stripes – Fell in Love With A Girl
The White Stripes – The Hardest Button to Button
The White Stripes – Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground
Kylie Minogue – Come into My World
The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be
Cibo Matto – Sugar Water
Lucas – Lucas With the Lid Off
(all shot in one take dude!)
Beck – Cellphone’s Dead
Spike Jonze directed
The Beastie Boys – Sabatoge
The Breeders – Cannonball
The Pharcyde – Drop
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Y Control
Fatboy Slim- Praise you
Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice
Bjork – It’s Oh So Quiet
Jonathan Dayton / Valerie Faris directed
The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
Paul Thomas Anderson directed
Fiona Apple – Fast As You Can
Fiona Apple – Limp
Fiona Apple – Paper Bag
Fiona Apple – Across the Universe
Just (best video ever. Must read subtitles)
directed by Jamie Thraves
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
directed by Jonathan Glazer
directed by Jonathan Glazer
The Rapture – WooHoo Alright Yeah!
Directed by: Ben Dickinson
Justice – D.A.N.C.E
Directed by Jonas & Francois
LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations
Directed by Dougal Wilson (very Gondry-esque)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Mary Jane’s Last Dance
Fiona Apple – Not About Love (featuring the best comedian ever, Zach Galifianakis)
Directed by Michael Blieden
Mark Romanek directed
Nine Inch Nails – Closer
Janet Jackson ft. Q-Tip – Got ‘til It’s Gone
Chris Cunninham directed
Madonna – Frozen
Portishead – Only You
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Directed by John Landis
(pretty much any MJ video ever)
The Chemical Brothers ft. K-Os - Get Yourself High
Directed by Joseph Kahn
The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
Directed by Jonas Akerlund
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Directed by Jonas Odell
Chris Isaac – Wicked Game
Directed by Herb Ritts
Prince – Gett Off
Directed by Randee St. Nicholas
Janet Jackson – If
Directed by Dominic Sena
Madonna – Justify My Love
Directed by Jean Baptise Mondino
Madonna ft. Massive Attack – I Want You
Directed by Earle Sebastian
this premiered during Lost last night.
Lost was amazing, BTW.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
1 hour ago
STUTTGART, Germany - First Knut and Flocke, now Wilbaer.
A German zoo has announced that one of its polar bears gave birth to a male cub on Dec. 10. Germany's latest high-profile bear arrival follows Berlin zoo star Knut and Nuremberg celebrity Flocke.
But Wilbaer has an advantage over his famous counterparts: his mother, Corinna, hasn't abandoned him. Dieter Jauch, director at Stuttgart's Wilhelma zoo, says Corinna is taking exemplary care of her offspring.
Jauch points to the media frenzy that surrounded Knut last year as the reason the zoo has kept Wilbaer's birth under wraps until now. However, he says the zoo has had the name - a combination of the zoo's name and the German for bear, "Baer" - registered as a trademark.
The cub weighs about 6 kilograms. For now Wilbaer is being kept out of public view - and he is not expected to be on view in the polar bear enclosure until May.
Joblo.com has a cool interview with Jon Favreau about Iron Man.
also....ReelzChannel was at WonderCon to talk to him too...
i'm not mad at Will F. for totally disappointing me with Semi Pro.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Oscar winner Charlie Kauffman, argubaly the most talented writer in the business today, both wrote and—for the first time—directed this film, which stars Oscar winners Philip Seymour Hoffman and Dianne Weist, Oscar nominees Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Emily Watson, and Michelle Williams, and the long-overdue Hope Davis and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Kauffman's films (most notably Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) are known for their eccentric charms, and this one will probably be no exception—it centers around a theater director (Hoffman) whose life is crumbling around him as he mounts his latest production.
obsess much Nicole?
yes, i do.
and i am ok with it.
one of the things he did during the show was show video of himself "auditioning" for the best feature nominees.
it was amusing, especially the one for Juno.
have you ever wanted to see Rainn Wilson give Jason Bateman a lap dance?
dreams can come true....
watch the videos on ifilm
the subject line read SIGHTINGS. AT WORK. JUST NOW.
That’s right. All in the same room together. And I saw it.
Will Ferrell. Rob Corddry. Andre 3000. Woody Harrelson. David Koechner. Will Arnett. Andy Richter.
They are doing a table read for this movie Semi Pro.
Written by Scot Armstrong, the story is set in the world of the American Basketball Assn. and follows Jackie Moon (Ferrell), the owner-coach-player of the fictional Flint Michigan Tropics. Moon must lead his team on a desperate attempt to make it to the big leagues. Will Arnett, Woody Harrelson and Andre Benjamin have already signed up.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Reminded me of the Aziz Ansari Shittiest Mix Tape video!
Here are my top 5 torture songs:
1. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
2. Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
3. Waiting for Tonight- J to the LO
4. My Humps - Black Eyed Poop
5. Rehab - Amy Winehouse
(there are no words to describe my hatred for this song. i've hated it since day one. she sucks and i don't get why anyone likes her. not to mention that the entire fucking world is rewarding her for being a piece of shit crackhead.)
it says "presented by spike jonze and david fincher"
UM. boner. yes. I'm listening.
and then, i hear the sexy voice of Lee Pace, my tv boyfriend from "Pushing Daisies"
Sold to the girl with the unnatural red in her hair!
this movie could be a pile like "The Cell" but every single shot in this clip is beautiful and i think i already mentioned that Lee Pace is in it.
not sure why, but the LAME studio took the trailer down. Way to go guys. Nice marketing.
go here to watch...
Monday, February 25, 2008
i was especially pleased to see Zach Galifiankis behind a desk interviewing Knoxville about his recent stunt that's left him with a catheter.
jackassworld.com has highlights.
can't embed. but i think it's amusing.
Fucking Brilliant Kimmel. Love it.
We kind of knew he'd have a rebuttle for Sarah's I'm effing Matt Damon video, but he seriously went all out.
He's F#cking Ben Affleck!
He is officially my new favorite late night dude.
Sorry Conan, I like you better without your writers.
Read more about the video that had cameos by Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, Christina Applegate and many others. I fucking loved how the song was sung "We Are the World"-style.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Swinton and not Ruby Dee!! Hooray!
Glen and Markéta winning best song from Once was my favorite moment of the night. Seriously.
And Markéta got cut off by the evil orchestra before she had a chance to say thank you and jon Stewart brought her back onstage! OMG OMG. Sofa king cute. I was dying. Read all about it here~
and homegirl Diablo was super emotional and gave a surprisingly sweet speech. too bad about that dress though.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Do want to watch that fun video of Jack Black, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly from last year?
How about Jack Palance doing the one-armed push up?
Halle Berry crying like a little bitch during her acceptance speech?
it's all there.
Dance like nobody’s watching. Love like you’re never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening. Fall asleep in a children’s playground with a fully loaded high-powered handgun on your belt.
Vice Do's & Don'ts are magical. Read them here.
the brilliant Amy Sedaris was on Letterman last night. Damnit she is wonderful. For some shit reason it's not online anywhere yet so i can give you a link.
I'll keep checking the CBS/Late Show Site or youtube to see if they've posted video.
my favorite part was when Amy professed her love for There Will Be Blood. See has seen it 7 times. Hooray! Someone more bat-shit crazy than me.
the UCB web-site got an EXTREME MAKEOVER.
i guess i just have to get used to it.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
i saw it and i thought the kid was pretty cool.
Djs start directly after The Little Deathticket price is $15, purchased at the door
by business as usual i mean Comedy Death Ray at the UCB theater.
standing in line for the show is never bad except when it's cold or when i am far back in line and i get panicked that i won't get my seat. last night wasn't too cold and we were in front of the line so i thought the night was going to be pretty smooth, complete with the hotness that is Human Giant.
imagine the horror when my friends and i were met with a PA and a clipboard with releases for us to sign, and at the top of the release it says "YOU DON'T KNOW DICK".
Oh Sweet Lord. Andy Dick is going to be here. The PA actually said "yeah sorry".
So if you see an Andy Dick reality show on VH1 in the future you might see me, covering my face and gasping in disgust in reaction to some fat dude barfing (real barf) on Andy as he stood onstage not being funny.
another reason to hate Andy Dick: he might kind of be responsible for Phil Hartmans death in a way.
this is from wikipedia but i believe it.
Conflict with Jon Lovitz
Comedian and actor Jon Lovitz has long blamed Dick for reintroducing Phil Hartman's wife Brynn to cocaine (after 10 years of sobriety) just five months before she would murder her husband and commit suicide. On July 11, 2007, Dick had a run-in with Lovitz at the Laugh Factory. The club's owner, Jamie Masada, said that Lovitz picked Dick up by the head and smashed him into the bar. Dick had on a previous occasion said to Lovitz he would "put the 'Phil Hartman hex' on you - you’re the next one to die." Lovitz told Page Six, "All the comedians are glad I did it because this guy is an asshole."
there was some goodness from the aforementioned Human Giant, including a skit called Kiditentiary.
here's the season 3 trailer. I can't wait to see Will Arnett on HG. that should rule.
in it i learned that Michel doesn't like cynical people.
"But I don't think I have any cynicism in me. And if I had some at some point… I hate cynicism. I wipe it from me. I don't like cynical people. I don't like cynical movies. "
Yikes. I guess a friendship between he & i is out of the question.
Newsweek did one.
in this interview Michel Gondy pronounces his love for Mr. Show.
that is awesome....but those dudes are cynical....make up your face Michel.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
also preventing suicide is tonights UCB lineup:
REELZCHANNEL TV NETWORK ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE
POST-SYNDICATION CABLE NETWORK TELEVISION RIGHTS
TO ‘AT THE MOVIES WITH EBERT & ROEPER’
Series To Make Its Debut on ReelzChannel® February 26
Los Angeles, CA (February 19) – The popular movie-review television program “At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper” will join the programming lineup of ReelzChannel®, beginning Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT (with encore presentations at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT). Television’s seminal movie-review series will be presented weekly on ReelzChannel, the only cable/satellite network dedicated to “Everything About Movies, 24/7”™.
i really miss Roger Ebert, although I do like the revolving critics that are guests each week with Roeper. Especially A.O. Scott (N.Y. Times), Robert Wilonsky, and Christy Lemire (AP). Christy is super cool and married to one of my bosses and on "Dailies" a lot.
the At the Movies With Ebert & Roeper web-site is great because they have archives with every movie they've reviewed in the last 20 years.
"To prove their worth once again, Lance Bangs, Spike Jonze and crew go off the deep-end and into the lair of Kanye West, working on his new video for ‘Flashing Lights’. They talk about all kinds of things that you should be interested in, and you get to a see a milder side of Kanye that I know you have been dreaming about."
fun fact about Lance: he is married to Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney and together they have one child, Marshall Tucker-Bangs.
fun fact about Spike: his real name is Adam Spiegel and he is heir to the Spiegel catalog fortune.
fun fact about me: i brush my teeth in the shower.
Monday, February 18, 2008
The DVD will be released on April 8th, 2008 on a 2-disc collector’s edition. The cover is very classy; personally, I was hoping they’d use the original one-sheet “bible” poster, but this isn’t too bad either — it’s an image of Daniel Plainview looking down into the oil well, taken from a frame near the beginning of the movie. DDL is credited at the top; in the center lies the title “There Will Be Blood” and directly underneath “written for the screen and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson” and at the very bottom “2-Disc Collector’s Edition”.
cover art should be surfacing in a couple weeks, apparently.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
SomeeCards has the best e-cards ever.
i was just really excited that emily sent me one just now because the site has been crashed since 6:30 am.
but to comfort myself i will watch this video from the group UTFO.
be warned: it's not even a video. it's just this sexy pic for you to stare at while listening to lyrics like: "and if it happens to get cold we can take a walk down the Yellow Brick Road"
* UPDATE! I am a jackass...if it weren't for the magically delicious taste of Victor the Great I would never have thought of this. This song should be on the Skam Jamz CD dude.
remember when i said Valentine's Day is lame?
well, today's Google picture is really damn cute.
Sounds like the coolest thing ever.
Last month Comcast unveiled the site, which takes IMDB, TVGuide.com and every other TV and film resource to the next level. Here, you can search TV listings; watch films and TV shows; connect with programs on iTunes, Netflix, Fandango and other sites; get recommendations; and more. The site is easy to navigate, and more interactive features are planned.
The frames are all made out of recycled steel and are completely assembled in-factory with the buyer’s choice of eco-friendly finishes, details, and appliances, including FSC-certified wood floors and solar panels.
DAMNIT i love prefab.
Now we have to wait until MAY '09. MAY! Are you kidding me?
Does this mean the poster I got at DorkiCon is worth money now?
( i saw john cho at american apparel the other day. i am such a nerd that in the fake conversation i got up the nerve to have with him we chatted about Star Trek and not Harold & Kumar. i need help.)
Here's the article from Variety.
what comes to mind when i see this 1st teaser for Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Glass Head:
~ Cate Blanchett looks kind of hot with the Catherine Zeta-Jones wig from Chicago.
~ I fear overuse of one-liners in this movie.
~ this music just makes me want to go to Disneyland REAL bad.
~ i only have 3 months to watch the first 3 movies.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
There's a show called "Horrible People" which was created by A.D. Miles. You know, from Dog Bites Man. God I miss that show. Kristen Schaal is in it too.
Harry Shearer and David Wain do stuff for this site too, if you're into that sort of thing.