Thursday, August 20, 2015

I Am Link

--- Mister Monsters - I showed The Strangers to a friend this week who'd never seen it and I was trying to figure out something to write on the movie since I hadn't seen it in awhile but let's be lazy and just share this good news instead - Scott Speedman is teaming up with director Brian Bertino again! They're making a movie called There Are Monsters which is about a mother and daughter terrorized by a you-guessed-it monster. I doubt that Speedman is playing the mother, the daughter, or the monster, but I guess we'll see.

--- Dead Down Dead - BD posted the opening scene from The Walking Dead spin-off Fear the Walking Dead (sidenote: I came up with a better title for this show on Twitter last night; I think I am going to call it that from now on) and you can watch it right here - the opening scene involves the character played by Frank Dillane stumbling around half-naked the entire time...

... and just cuz we're always thankful for abs, here are two fun-facts about him: Dillane is the son of Stephen Dillane, the terrific actor who most recently played Stannis on A Game of Thrones (and who we've posted naked pictures of because of course we have), and also Frank played Tom Riddle (aka Young Voldemort) in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Anyway according to BD he steals the first episode away from everybody else, so we'll see.
--- Scare Ya Later - Yesterday I linked over to a list of "The Top 21 Horror Movies of the New Century" and as soon as I did I noticed that our beloved friend Final Girl had already taken on the list herself, with her own competing take on What Stacie Thinks Is Good. Some very fine additions to the pantheon here - I am always down with a Lake Mungo shout-out because hot damn is that movie scary and super underrated.
--- Lady America - Just because Mistress America has come out and I have already reviewed it doesn't mean I'm gonna stop talking about it, not when I adored it and implore all of you to go go go as soon as you can. So here, read this delightful chat with Greta Gerwig over at Details; loved this bit on how she works out dialogue in her scripts:

"I try and keep my earbuds out of my ears so that I can listen to people. The subway is great. There are people talking really loud about everything. Gynecology problems. Waxing, boyfriends, cancer, parents. Everything. I follow people. Someone said to me the difference between the NYC subway and, say, the Paris metro is that on the Paris metro, everybody is silent. They do not talk. In New York City, everybody is yelling their problems and it is so great for listening to things."

--- Sex Less - A bunch of my co-conspirators at The Film Experience have taken to talking the new season of Masters of Sex, read their thoughts over here. I think they say some very wise things about the stuff that's gone wonky this year. I still watch because I love all of the actors so very very much, but it does feel aimless this year.
--- Suit Yourself - The folks at Daredevil teased a look at the Daredevil suit for the second season on Twitter, see the tease here -- anyway if they really wanted to "tease" us they could have had a buck-naked Charlie Cox holding the folded-up suit over his junk. I mean really, it's like they're not even trying.
--- And Finally I am one of the folks that loathed the final season of Lost (especially the last episode) with a passion so hard it burned up all my use for even re-watching the earlier seasons that I very much liked, so when I tell you you should read this piece from Lost (and The Leftovers) show-runner Damon Lindelof talking about how obnoxious the online conversation gets around Game of Thrones then you should probably go read the piece. I co-sign pretty much everything he says. Choice laugh-my-ass-off-loud bit:

"When I see a blogger—thank God I’m not on Twitter anymore, because I get into all sorts of trouble—or a critic, or a recapper say, “I’m done with your show,” if I were running that show I would call them up and say, “You are not allowed to watch my show anymore. I’m going to f–king alert everybody in your life to watch you. I’m going to hire a private eye to tap your media consumption, and you better not ever watch it again. Are you sure you want to do this?"


Anonymous said...

Masters of Sex this season. You're very wrong about this season - the writers are brilliant. The season expertly depicts the beginning of the sexual revolution and often in a humorous way. And the recent speech by Masters explaining their work and its consequences was beyond brilliant. I don't know if its you age or life experience that prevents you from 'getting it'.

Rob K. said...

Lake Mungo - oh yeah.