September 29, 2010

Lazy, Lazy, Lazy Post:: A YouTube Link of a Drunk Orson Welles

A friend of mine posted this (Thanks RR) and I laugh every time I watch it. So I'm stealing it. It's the late, great, drunk Orson Welles (Please don't make me have to tell you who Orson Welles is) starring in "Outtakes From a Wine Commercial."

Those poor, poor actors. How they were able to keep a straight face, I'll never know. They actually look scarred to death.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the French!.....Champagne....

September 28, 2010

James Franco In 'Howl' or Who knew Poetry Readings Were This Cool?

So the busiest man in Hollywood the world James Franco portrays beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the new movie Howl. Now I don't know a lot about poetry but I do know Ginsberg and I do know Howl, and if this clip is any indication, this movie is going to be beatnik-tastic. Mr. Franco hits this reading out of the park. Now THIS is poetry damnit!

Surfing Dogs Quoting Point Break

And now something completely different...A bunch of dogs went surfing at Huntington Beach, CA recently and guess what the Internet did? The best thing possible of course, it matched quotes from Point Break to photos of Surfing dogs.

You remember Point Break, Right? You should, Gary Busey is in it.

Two things I love about this clip:

1) Gary Busey cracking up at Calvin and Hobbes.
2) How Gary says "Meatball Sandwich" like it's something no one has ever heard of before.

"What's a meet-ball sand-witch?"

September 27, 2010

True Grit Teaser Trailer

Here is the trailer for the new Coen Brothers movie (don't call it a remake) True Grit. Jeff Bridges takes on the role of Rooster Cogburn, which John Wayne originally made famous (he won an Oscar for it, come on people, you really should know this stuff). You might ask, "Should the Coens be remaking an Academy Award winning film?" The answer, according to this trailer, is yes, yes they should.

It's a simple yet engaging trailer for the western that also stars Matt Damon and Josh Brolin. Not to geek out on all of you but I am totally geeking out here. Just a reminder that the last time Jeff Bridges and the Coen Brothers worked together was The Big Lebowski. (Geeeeeeeek!)

True Grit is going to be nothing like The Big Lebowski, but still, I'm going all in on this one and saying it might be one of the best movies of the year. It's coming to a theater near you this December. Watch the trailer below.

I just peed myself a little.

September 26, 2010

My Favorite Monologues: Quint's "I'll kill em for Ten." Speech From Jaws

When people talk about monologues from Jaws they talk about Quint's USS Indianapolis story. But I always think of this scene when Quint offers to catch the shark himself. This speech ranks up there with any other bad-ass introduction in any other movie, ever. They should stop making all those jokes about how awesome Chuck Norris is and start talking about what a bad mofo Quint is. Chuck couldn't last on Quint's boat. Here watch this clip and feel the raw power of Quint!

JAWS: Quint's Speech at Town Hall from tylerdennis on Vimeo.

Quint! Quint! Quint!

September 25, 2010

I Found Soul on the Internet:: Barbara Lynn

Have you ever been down that Internet rabbit hole and found something that you just absolutely fell in love with? Well That happened to me today, I found Soul. Not my soul, I traded that to Milhouse years ago. I'm talking about Barbara Lynn. I dare you to watch these performances and tell me you are not in love with this woman. You can't do it, can you?

She's still out there performing. How cool is that? Very cool.

September 23, 2010

Mapping Sterotypes

It's a pretty simple idea, map out Europe according to the prejudices of a specific country.

Here's an example.Europe According to the USA:

Accurate ain't it?

There are a lot more maps of Europe from the perspective of France, Germany even a map of Europe according to gay men. Check it out at Mapping Stereotypes. It's fun in a not politically correct way! Come on, isn't that some of the best kind of fun?

September 22, 2010

Things That Have Been Getting Around The Web...Of course there's A Panda

Sometimes I rely on help from my friends because really, who has the time to see everything interesting, cool or funny on the interwebs? Not me. I like going out in the real world and mingling with the common people. Common people like me. So these videos come from friends of mine who were like "Stop sleeping in 'till 3pm and look at this!"

Like the main character in these commercials I'm not going to say much. Only that they make commercials way better over there than they do here. I can only hope American marketing people are watching this or I will be forced to send over a panda to their offices. (Thanks KM)

For all of you old school video game lovers out there here is an nostalgic animated short titled "8 Bits"

8BITS_hd720 from 8BCREW on Vimeo.


Here is a "1000 Ways To Die" video from Spike called "Fansicle." (Good Job NA!) I really want the phrase "Cross the levee!" to become the new pick up line.

September 21, 2010

The Internet is more than just porn and cats: Racial Cartography

"If I was in a indie band I think I would call it 'Porn and Cats'." -AnthroCrit

I'm a big fan of Info-graphics, extremely detailed and creative visuals to help explain and understand concepts, facts or ideas. And I also like it when I find something on the Internet that epitomizes the idealistic original intent of the World Wide Web of freely sharing ideas and information to make the world a better place. Radical Cartography falls into that category.

Racial Cartography is the mapping of cities along their racial and ethnic divides and in this case using colored dots representing the different races and ethnicity. (This blog post isn't about movies. Weird Huh?)


Chicago, New York & Los Angeles

Look up your own metropolis and you might be pleasantly surprised but probably not that surprised. ("Yep. That's where I thought all the white people lived.")

The maps kinda make me sad, but it's also pretty. So that evens out right?

September 2, 2010

Things to do: Spike Jonze's "I'm Here" and the 3G Show

If you live in the L.A. area your next two nights are booked up because tonight is a screening of the Spike Jonze film "I'm Here." Look.

But if you can't make this screening you can catch the movie here.
...and tomorrow night is the retro-mazing 3G art show. The three Gees stand for Goonies, Gremlins and Ghostbusters. Ain't nothing wrong with that.

I'm Here Trailer: