Watch the work of 100 masters of animated short film in 9 minutes.
The ultimate in amnesiac pregnancy romances, Pregnesia! (Thanks, Tars Tarkas!)
Book View Cafe is observing Banned Book Week with a series of articles. The first post is, “50 Shades of Burning Books” by erotic romance author Marisa Day, responding to the burning of 5o Shades of Gray. “The attempt by any would-be moral elite to control access to ideas, even profoundly icky ideas like women [...]
Comics Beat ‘s Torsten Adair goes through The New York Times bestseller list and draws some conclusions, “Right now, it seems that diversity is the zeitgeist, as non-fiction, non-comics publishers are selling well to the general public, and that kids’ books are a growing market.”
At Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, Sarah shares answers to her question, “What did you want to do in 1994?”
Comedian Phyllis Diller has died. The LA Times has an obituary. Diller discusses crashing the all-male Friar’s Club. Female comedians pay tribute to her. Funny or Die shares their 10 favorite jokes by Phyllis Diller.
Todd Stadtman assembles a list of India’s mightiest film superheroes for The Times of India!
Who will dare face the New York Asian Film Festival?! Who will dare not to after seeing the festival trailer and reading, “Grady’s Guide to NYAFF 2012?!” The full festival schedule and ticket information are here.
Summer’s come early this year, with the hum of air conditioners and fans in the air and the grass peacefully brown beneath my feet, the fireflies rising into the trees and all around the internet, Summer Top Ten lists are in bloom, from the Top Ten YA Summer Reads to the Top Ten Summer Eggplant Recipes [...]
An armorer has some suggestions about balancing functionality, character and story in “fantasy armor and lady bits.”
All 14 of the guest star window cameos from the Batman tv series. (via Mike White)
Cultural Gutter Screen Editor Emeritus, screenwriter and Mayfair Theatre Mogul, Ian Driscoll shares his top 5 Canadian films with Canuxploitation.
At The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum feels compelled to defend30 Rock character Liz Lemon in the face of recent “Liz Hate.” “[O]ne of the most radical things about 30 Rock [has always been] the way it has continually punctured Liz’s image of herself as a spunky brunette underdog.” A reader suggests everyone read Tiger Beatdown’s, [...]
At the Criterion Collection blog, Curtis Tsui shares, “10 Things I learned About Godzilla.” My favorite involves sugar wafers. (via Kaijucast)
At Canadian Film Corner, Greg Klymkiw responds to Norman Wilner’s recent Now Magazine article, “Canuck Conundrum,” and Paul Corupe’s Canuxploitation blog post, “Canada’s Token 10?”: “Celebration please, not castigation. Cineplex Entertainment is already doing a very good job in the latter department.” (via Mike White).
Our good friends at Pornokitsch have released the shortlist of finalists for the Kitschies’ Red Tentacle award and have an in depth look at one of the Finalists, The Enterprise of Death by Jesse Bullington. “The Red Tentacle is awarded annually to the novel containing speculative or fantastic elements that best fulfills the criteria of [...]
Colin Smith exhaustively examines the best and worst in comics in 2011 including thoughts on comics such as, Thor: Mighty Avenger, Journey Into Mystery, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1969, as well as pondering “The Death of Narrative Comics” and the DC reboot. A deeply thoughtful read.
Canuxploitation ponders the implications of the process used to select the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual top ten Canadian films. “Perhaps this is why TIFF’s list often appears more like a cultural promotional strategy rather than a bonafide ranking of quality. Each year the list appears to be carefully stocked with certain kinds of culturally polite Canadian films–a few [...]
Criterion’s excellent three reasons for its Godzilla (1954) DVD and Blu-Ray.
It’s the beginning of January, cold and dark where I am. The critics are all putting out their best of year lists, and maybe you’re looking for something to read. So here’s my entry into annual lists: 10 comics I liked in 2011 that I haven’t written about. Well 9 comics I haven’t written about [...]
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