Thursday, August 31, 2017

Even More Alexander Skarsgard, People

Yes there is this picture, which is probably The Picture, but I also just added a couple more shots to the previous post so click over to that one (or just scroll down, whatever) for those. 

Alexander Skarsgård Ten Times

I was feeling a little odd leaving that Kit Harington's Ass picture on the top of the blog for an entire week (until I properly get back on Tuesday) so I was thankful for these Alex Sharsgard pictures arrival - Alex was shot by pervert Terry Richardson for the new GQ Style, and they're the typical TR sleazy goodness. Hit the jump for the rest...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Kit's Butt To Keep Us Company

If you knew how slow my mother's internet connection is then you would really understand what a Herculean effort it was to make and upload that gif of Kit Harington's butt for us to enjoy until I get back from here. Appreciate! Anyway I'm still out of town but until I am back that there fleshy goodness ought to get us over... wait for it... the hump. See? That's the punnin' you miss when I'm away. How do you even live without it???

And if you wanna share what you thought of this season of Game of Thrones please share in the comments! I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I Was Here But Now I'm Gone

Okay so here's the deal, folks - I'm out of town for a week starting tomorrow. And after that trip I'm back... just in time for Labor Day. Which I hadn't planned on, but suddenly realized while looking at the calendar yesterday. Last minute, as always. Point being it appears that MNPP will be most likely be quiet for the next twelve days. Which is a whole heckuva lot, I know. 

I assume I will be tweeting so follow me on Twitter and I assume I will be Instagramming so follow me on Instagram -- I mean I'm not a hobo or anything. I just won't be blogging. But hey there's a whole lot of content down below, right? I have given you so much! God! What I am saying is skim back thru our archives, read something fun from Ye Olden Times - hey here's a good one! I don't know, I picked that randomly. You get the gist. There is stuff. So much stuff.

And have a nice twelve days!

Nicholas Hoult Five Times

These pictures are a couple years old (also they are very large so you should click on them) but they fit right in with how Nicky looks in the trailer for Rebel in the Rye, his quick approaching bio-pic of JD Salinger (see the trailer right here), so we might as well share them now. Not that we needed that reason. Or any. But it gives me something to write anyway!

Oh wait I do have something to write - Rebel is out here in NYC the weekend of September 8th and the IFC Center is doing some screenings (including a preview one on the 7th) with writer-director (and one third of the Nerd Trio) Danny Strong there for Q&As, in case you're around and into that. I don't know if I should go since I wouldn't really want to ask him about anything besides Buffy. Anyway hit the jump for more Nicky...

I Am Link

--- Everybody Wants Chaos - Tom Holland posted a picture on his Instagram from the set of Chaos Walking the other day (he also posted that picture to the left, which is way more interesting) calling attention to the fact that it had begun shooting finally, which is news we have waited a very long time to hear, so yippee for that. And an even bigger yippee to today's news that no less than David Oyelowo has just joined the film's cast! He is playing another bad guy alongside Mads Mikkelsen, whose casting we celebrated (along with Nick Jonas) the other week. Add on Daisy Ridley and that is one super cast that Doug Liman is gathering up here.

--- For The Love Of Alf - That list of the 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time that the BBC collated from a bunch of critics has been hogging all the attention this week which is a shame because there's another list worth a look-see - Rolling Stone came up with the Top 40 Science-Fiction Movies of the 21st Century, and it's filled with super picks! (And my real world friend Sean T. Collins wrote up a few of them so keep your eyes peeled for his name.) I've been in a big sci-fi mood thanks to MoMA's amazing summer series, which I pray they make an annual thing.

--- Bad Hellboy Bad - I kind of wanted to avoid this news in hopes it would go away - Neil Marshall & Co were doing so well in casting their Hellboy reboot! David Harbour and Milla Jovovich and American Honey's Sasha Lane and Ian McShane! Very good! But now they have gone and cast Ed Skrein - who I like a lot, mind you - to play a character that is half-Japanese in the comics, which is a terrible, terrible decision. Why won't they learn already? Ugh!

--- Break Forth - I figure I should give you the heads-up on this one since I reviewed it at Fantasia Fest a couple of weeks ago and it's not half bad - the trippy Cronenbergian horror movie Sequence Break, which I called "a love letter to films like Videodrome and the practical effects of 80s horror," has been picked up by Shudder (along with five more horror movies), the online streaming service, so stay tuned for that.I imagine I will help you do so by mentioning it when it has a date and a trailer.

--- David Hears You - Every time I have done one of these link round-up over the past couple of months I have said the same thing at some point therein - I could make this whole damn thing nothing but Twin Peaks writing! And here we are again. I'll just give you two though, and there's related even more specifically - here is an interview with David Lynch in the New York Times where he talks about creating the show's soundscape, which anybody who's ever seen anything from David Lynch knows is like way important. And on that same front the fine folks at the site Welcome to Twin Peaks uncovered a fun little aural Easter Egg in the new season's premiere. Oh wait here's another one - Lynch chatting with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons about industrial noise for The Guardian. Sure, okay!

--- The Tippi Point - Because I've only been doing one of these posts per week lately (they're so time consuming because I can't stop myself from rambling) (case in point) some of this news is a little old, like this - the BBC is remaking The Birds! Well, they are making a miniseries from Daphne du Maurier's novella anyway, which is incredibly different from the movie Alfred Hitchcock ended up making. The only thing they have in common... is birds.

--- Call Me Luca - I haven't had a chance to listen to this yet myself but The Playlist shared a Q&A with director Luca Guadagnino at the Melbourne Film Festival last week where he apparently talks about both Call Me By Your Name (which was screening there) and his upcoming remake of Suspiria (which probably won't screen anywhere until next year is my guess). Somebody listen to it and tell me the good parts!

--- And Finally I thought about making gifs from this but I think it probably works better as video, uninterrupted - Sam Taylor-Johnson directed a commercial for Givenchy (thx Mac) starring her gorgeous slab of husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson and it's a real joy; it's easily the best thing I've ever seen her direct. But then I only made it halfway through 50 Shades of Grey and I only watched one episode of Gypsy before giving up so what do I know? (I'd say I know a lot.) Wisely she got Aaron to dance, channeling that REM music video he starred in - he needs to make a musical, obviously. Watch!

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Sook-Hee: She's so naive, even if a man pulls 
on her nipples she won't know what he wants! 

 A happy 54th birthday to Park Chan-wook.
I sure hope he's cooking up a new movie for us!

Which is Hotter?

I was just tweeting my annual birthday wishes to Scott Caan's butt when I noticed, somehow for the first time, that Scott's Spectacular Butt shares a birthday with one of the Greatest Cinematic Butts of All Time - Gene Kelly's! And since there's nothing (literally nothing) I love more than a Butt-Off...


The Lunatics Are Running The... Everywhere

I told myself I wasn't going to watch the teaser trailer for the new season of American Horror Story (subtitled Cult) as soon as I read the description of what the season is about - Sarah Paulson is playing a lesbian who loses her mind when Donald Trump wins the presidency - because what more does one need from life than that tagline? That is enough. There doesn't really even need to be a show. Anyway then I saw a gif of...

... Evan Peters humping Fox News and my will broke, 
as my erotic fever took hold, and I watched it. 
And oh ho my god...

... it was full of shelves!

And more shelves! I would appear between this and Darren Cross' itty bitty red speedo bikini that Ryan Murphy has decided to personally wish me, and me alone, well in life. I wish you the same, Ryan. As I do every eyar I hope this is the best AHS season ever! Watch:

AHS Cult premieres on September 5th!

Great Moments In Movie Shelves #113

Okay first things first that shot above right there is THE opening shot of Samuel Fuller's absolutely bonkers 1964 film The Naked Kiss, and it certainly gabs your attention right off the bat. But from there...

 ... it only gets...

... crazier! 

A wig ripping! A wig ripping! I love a wig ripping, and have loved a wig ripping ever since Marcia Cross tore hers off as Crazy Kimberly on Melrose Place. I need to google and see if the writers of Melrose Place ever name-dropped The Naked Kiss, because they sure owe it a debt of gratitude. 

Again keep in mind these are the opening moments of the film. We have no idea what is going on here, or who these people are - we are just thrust right into a half-naked woman swinging punches at the camera and her wig being ripped off. Twas first sight love!

And oh my god The Naked Kiss doesn't disappoint. I don't even want to delve into the movie any further because if you haven't seen it then have you got a treat ahead of yourself, and if you have seen it, well, see it again! I am going to watch this movie dozens of times before I die. (Unless I die today, in which case, well, nice knowing you, and I am happy I died with The Naked Kiss the last movie I saw.)

Five Frames From ?


What movie is this?
 ETA here are five more frames since
nobody's guessed the movie yet!

Can you guess the movie?

Good Morning, World

The Charlie Cox Crush Alert Level has been raised to RED for... well a very long time, really, ever since I saw him in Stardust really. But it feels especially... alert... these days. Not sure what's pushed it over the top but Charlie might be my number one crush, over Jake even, these days. And yes I do realize I sound like a tween up in here but whatcha gonna do - Charlie makes me feel like pigtails and puberty fever. Anyway I finished The Defenders earlier this week, and it was pretty okay...

... although I stand by that tweet. And this one here. What did y'all think? I'm not the world's biggest fan of Elektra (the actress or the way the character's depicted on the show) so that was all a bit much for me. I want Charlie to spar with a sexy Bullseye next time around. (And I haven't even finished typing the words "Sexy Bullseye" before I'm picturing Colin Farrell's Sex Tape.)
Anyway I do my best to gather up pictures of Charlie on Twitter, as you see, and also on the Tumblr, but I do a kind of crappy job keeping up with them here on the blog, so hit the jump for a few that we've missed over the past couple of months...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Now A Reason To Buy the King Arthur Blu-ray

I missed Guy Ritchie's King Arthur in theaters but it looks like I won't be missing it now that it's on blu-ray - specifically it looks like I won't be missing the extras from behind-the-scenes, because holy shit!

(thanks Mac) If the trailer for this movie had been nothing but these gifs this movie would've made so much more money than it did. When are they gonna learn? Anyway into the shopping cart goes this blu-ray, so I guess somebody knows something about making money somewhere. And I rounded up several more after the jump...

Shape Made Music

While I wouldn't pass up the experience for nothing seeing John Carpenter in concert last summer was kind of a goofy experience - it's mostly just him pushing buttons sporadically on a synth and swaying his shoulders back and forth. Watch this video of him performing the music from Halloween that I took to see what I mean. But I would totally go again! And I am going to get the chance because he's putting out a new album of music - it's called Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 and unlike his previous two records (which were made up of music he had written that had never made its way into his movies) these are new takes on his actual soundtracks of yore. Including that iconic Halloween score! Yes please! He's shared a track off of the album already - here's his new spin on his In the Mouth of Madness music:

You can see the track-list and all the tour dates here.

Today's Fanboy Delusion

Today I'd rather be...

... slamming balls with Armie Hammer.

Making gifs out of this time-lapse video that Armie just poster on Instagram proved a little bit irritating, given its staccato nature, so here I'll just share the video itself (this was probably his intention, the crafty devil):

Kit Harington Three Times


(click to embiggen) It is entirely possible that I have posted one or more of these pictures before, but I scanned quick thru our Kit Archives and I didn't see them (the closest I came was a couple pictures similar to that first one, which are probably from the same shoot) so here are they for the first time or whatever. 
So how are y'all feeling about 
this season of A Game of Thrones?

5 Off My Head: Siri Says 1961

I have something to tell you guys. I changed Siri's voice. Siri is no longer a woman - I found out you can have Siri sound like an Australian Man, and so Siri now sounds like an Australian Man, and it's every bit as hot as you expect that to be. I'm living the movie Her now, just the Crocodile Dundee version! Call it Mate! Ahem. Anyway I just thought y'all should know that since I have to switch pronouns now for these posts - now when I ask Siri to choose a number between 1 and 100, he will reply. 

And this week he replied with "61" and so we're visiting The Movies of 1961. After Siri gave us a stacked year last week with 1992 I was relieved this one's a bit simpler. And then after relief came panic because the list of movies I haven't seen is longer than the list of ones I have. Who knew 1961 held such a hole in my knowledge heap? And it seems like such a strong year for international cinema too. Y'all can tell me what to catch up on below but for now...

My 5 Favorite Movies of 1961

(dir. Robert Rossen)
-- released on October 22nd 1961 --

(dir. John Huston)
-- released on February 1st 1961 --

(dir. Blake Edwards)
-- released on October 5th 1961 --

(dir. Luis Buñuel)
-- released on May 17th 1961 --

(dir. Jack Clayton)
-- released on December 25th 1961 --


Runners-up: Judgement at Nuremberg (dir. Stanley Kramer),  Splendor in the Grass (dir. Elia Kazan), The Pit and the Pendulum (dir. Roger Corman),  The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (dir. José Quintero), The Curse of the Werewolf (dir. Terence Fisher), Victim (dir. Basil Dearden), 101 Dalmatians (dir. Wolfgang Reithermann), West Side Story (dir. Robert Wise), Mothra (dir.  Ishirô Honda)


Never seen: The Parent Trap (dir. David Swift), Raisin in the Sun (dir. Daniel Petrie), El Cid (dir. Anthony Mann), Yojimbo (dir. Kurosawa), Last Year at Marienbad (dir. Alain Resnais), Lover Come Back (dir. Michael Gordon), La Notte (dir. Antonioni), The Children's Hour (dir. William Wyler), Leon Morin, Priest (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville), Homicidal (dir. William Castle), Accattone (dir. Pasolini), Through a Glass Darkly (dir. Bergman)

What are your favorite movies of 1961?