Thursday, July 02, 2015

Happy Independence

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Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer would just like to remind y'all to dedicate this most American of holiday weekends to those three most important ideals: life, liberty, and the pursuit of man-ass. Oh beautiful for spacious...

... bye. See ya Monday!
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Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Alligator (1980)

Marisa: Yeah, well, what do you need me for? 
David: What does anybody need anybody for? 
You’re the country’s leading herpetologist, you have 
a wonderful mind, a doctor's degree... and beautiful tits. 

John Sayles wrote those lines of dialogue.
John Sayles! Happy 35, Alligator!


Thursday's Ways Not To Die

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Today is the 30th anniversary of the first Airplane! movie, which pretty much changed comedy history, but when I tried to think of funny death scenes in that movie all I could remember was the shot of Chad Everett turned into a tube of jelly in the sequel, which to this very day sends shivers of horror down my spine. 

I find that image terrifying. Not funny. FUCKING TERRIFYING. It strolls right on passed the humor line into Uncanny Nightmare Town. Do not like. I can't handle this jelly!!! Ahem. Anyway do you recognize that dude? Pre-Jelly, I mean. That's Chad Everett, who was a big TV star in his younger years but made his eternal mark on cinema not with jelly but with Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive.

"Just tell me where it hurts, baby."

Hit the Jump for links to the Previous Ways Not To Die

Pics of the Day

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I didn't take any pictures during the Little Shop of Horrors show last night; I figured I wouldn't need to, that someone with a finer seat and a finer camera than I would... and sure enough. (via and via) And really I didn't need to take any pictures because I am never going to forget the experience, not ever, not as long as I live.
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It was that good. When those first tender notes of "Somewhere That's Green" plinked off the piano I was done for. I hadn't really given much thought in the immediate lead-up to the show to how integral the 1986 movie was to my childhood, but it was came rushing back as Ellen sang - I was ten years old and she was singing to me up there. It seems silly, in retrospect, to have not realized what a force it would be. It was... really quite something.

Everybody else was terrific - Jake was lovely and sweet and managed to mostly overcome his hot-to-death miscasting with some fine nebbishy voice and body work; Taran Killam killed. 

But it was, as it oughta be, all about Audrey. 
What a girl.


Today's Fanboy Delusion

Today I'd rather be....
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... taking up Jai Courtney's offer. (via)
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Five Frames From ?

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What movie is this?
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Good Morning, World

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I don't have anything to say about these gifs of a shirtless Matthias Schoenaerts boxing but they'll illustrate this morning's post just fine, so we'll keep 'em. Anyway I've got some real-world work stuff to attend to this morning, and we won't really be able to post until later today. We will be back though. Oh and a programming note as long as we're at it -- we're off tomorrow for the holiday weekend. So prepare yourselves! Batten your hatches or whatever. Here's something for your hatches, more Matthias, after the jump...

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I Leave You With Ludwig

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Alexander Ludwig, that is. I'm off to watch Jake Gyllenhaal & Ellen Greene make beautiful music together so I figured I had to make it up to you somehow, and these gigantic pictures of the Vikings star stripped down are setting our computer screens on fire and thus seemed a step in the right gratuitous-ward direction.

These are via the latest issue of Flaunt, a magazine once again 
living up to its name. Hit the jump for a bunch more...

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:


Rev. Harry Powell: There are things you do hate, Lord. 
Perfume-smellin' things, lacy things... things with curly hair. 

The great Charles Laughton, who directed this and only this,
was born on this day one hundred and sixteen years ago. 

Have you read the book his wife Elsa Lanchester
(Yes, The Bride of Frankenstein) wrote about him? You should.
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Dominic Cooper, Sinner

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Look at him making sinful merriment with a loosened clerical collar on the set of his upcoming show Preacher (via) - he's going straight to Hell! And I'm just the right devil to poke him with my pitchfork, wink wink.
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James Wolk Is Jimmy Wolk

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That's really the main takeaway from this piece on the actor in Esquire (the fact that he goes by "Jimmy" in his real life, not James) - well that and the delightful (and very very large - click 'em to embiggen) pictures of Jame... Jimmy therein. He will forthwith be known as Jimmy, it is so decreed!

Did anybody watch Zoo last night? Jame... JIMMY's new series debuted on CBS, but I missed it. There's a lot on Tuesday night's now! I was busy catching up with Halt and Catch Fire and True Detective and Penny Dreadful from Sunday while my DVR was recording Inside Amy Schumer and Chopped (shut up) and the new Scream series...

... but I'm curious about it. Mostly because of this pretty young thing, but still. Somebody tell me something! And then hit the jump we've got several more pictures of Jimmy Wolk to share...

Which Is Hotter?

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Scott Speedman as Liv Tyler's Man in The Strangers or
Viggo Mortensen as Liv Tyler's Man in Lord of the Rings?
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Happy 38, Liv!
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Today's Fanboy Delusion

Today I'd rather be...

... having a birthday snuggle with Sufjan.

A happy 40 to my favorite folk hero.
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Never Wanted To Be A Bowl Of Cheerios So Bad

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When I saw that there was a UK trailer out for the great Diary of a Teenage Girl my first thought was naturally -- ooh I bet that shows some naked Alexander Skarsgard! Because international trailers are usually freer with the nakedness than the US ones, see. But the new trailer actually plays those cards close to its vest, which I guess I'd appreciate more if I hadn't seen the movie already (here's my review) and was worried about it giving everything away. As is it gives a lot away so I'll just link to it over here. 

But hey look they've also released some new stills from the film, also via that link, and they're a little bit more Skarsgard-friendly. Good goddamn, him in those short running shorts... I just might have to go doodle my own thoughts about those...


Today's Mood

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Behold Ashley

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Ashley J. Williams, known to his friends and deadite foes simply as Ash, that is. Yup that right there is the first still (via) from Ash Vs Evil Dead, Starz' upcoming series from original creator Sam Raimi and original star Bruce Campbell. Chainsaw Hand, boom! Today is turning out to be a very very nice day, you guys. Bruce is surrounded by Ray Santiago (see more of him here) and Dana Delorenzo in that pic - no sight of Lucy Lawless yet but they probably don't want to kill us all dead with awesomeness right off the bat.
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Quote of the Day

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"He's a good kisser. But we both have scruffy bearded faces even if we shave. So, us putting out two beards together... man, when the kiss was over I pushed him off, like, 'Damn!'"

Damn indeed. That's Brian Bloom, who we just celebrated the birthday of yesterday, talking to TV Guide back in the day about making out with Chris Meloni on Oz. Great big bountiful thanks to Ruben for leaving a link to this in the comments; we'd never read it before and we, uh, dig the way it makes us feel. In related news our pal Manuel's series on the gay history of HBO over at the Film Experience actually got around to Oz today, along with notes on a few of the channel's other homo-friendly series too.


Pics of the Day

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I am bubbling and brewing inside my belly, I can barely contain my excitement about tonight's Little Shop of Horrors show starring Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal. These two pics (via) are from last night's dress rehearsal - they're doing three shows total, one tonight and two tomorrow. I love that Jake's gotten the full-on Teen Movie Nerdy Girl treatment - button his shirt up all the way and put some glasses on him and Suddenly it's Seymour. Ellen of course looks fabulous, and hey look it's Taran Killam as the mad dentist! Arghhhhhh I am sooooo excited I can't even make words to express it argggghhhhhhhhhhhh gimmmeeeeeeeee


Joe Manganiello Eight Times

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These pictures are via something called Haute Living magazine, and they are accompanied by an interview so long with this man you'll need to eat a meal and have a back-up snack before you make it out the other side. It is, as the seers say, overkill. Nobody needs a Joe Manganiello interview that runs thousands of words. Nobody.
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Still, nice pictures. And as I said in my Magic Mike XXL review this morning the two best scenes in the movie revolve around his character so he comes out looking pretty good. Not that Joe Manganiello has ever had a "looking good" problem...