As with far too many of the crazy things that happen at Counterforce, some ideas get started when we sit around and chat. Take last night, for example…
The trailer for the long awaited Scott Pilgrim movie came out yesterday. It’s based on the much loved six part graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley and stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans (the new Captain America), Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Mae Whitman, Jason Schwartzman, and like a thousand other people as well.
The film, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is directed by Edgar Wright, of Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz fame. Haven’t seen Hot Fuzz but Shaun Of The Dead left me flaccid. Only saw a few episodes of Spaced. I guess Wright’s not terrible, but a little overrated, and seems to be a junior member of Tarantino’s homage trapper league. I pray that he doesn’t end up directing the next Mission: Impossible movie.
Somebody, please, enlighten me on that one. I’ll probably see this movie, it seems fresh and not totally horrible, but like Where The Wild Things Are, something designed to appear magical and lure in and then capture hipsters or whatever we’re calling them these days and those who want to seem cool.
Also, will this be the film adaptation by which people have to go out and read the original material, like Watchmen, and act like they were always down with it?
And, honestly, all of that’s fine with me as long as I don’t have to endure Michael Cera fingerbanging somebody again.
“Music is replacing religion,” says academic.
Will Broken Social Scene be able to “recapture the magic?”
13 year old prodigy is being discriminated against because of his age. Geek.
Possible explanation for ghosts: The “Stone Tape” theory.
The ten worst jobs in science.
The most beautiful death of Aldous Huxley.
David Mamet sends a memo to his writers on The Wire.
The world’s most feminist country? Motherfucking Iceland, yo.
Chicago architects to design the world’s tallest building to be built in Saudi Arabia.
Brie Larson, who plays Envy Adams (the character based on Emily Haines) in the Scott Pilgrim movie.
Are serials losing forward momentum with television audiences?
Speaking of which, 24 is officially cancelled.
China’s female astronauts must be married mothers. That wouldn’t be the case in motherfucking Iceland.
John Kerry’s regrets about John Edwards.
Du Pacque “Walk Straight“
“And this I know, his teeth were as white as snow.”
The postal service is moving closer to a five day delivery schedule.
Only slightly related, I don’t think the other Postal Service will ever put out a second album.
How to get chatroulette girls to flash their boobs.
Peter Biskind, Steven Spielberg, Jaws and “Bruce.”
Is it better to cheat with normal girls or “trashy girls?”
Extinction events that almost wiped out humans.
The night time you say forever…
Carrying a gun increases your risk of getting shot and killed.
Finally have something in common with Peaches Geldof.
Psychologist invents butt bra.
Kid Cudi “Pursuit Of Happiness” (feat. MGMT, Ratatat)
Oral sex to blame for rise in head and neck cancer?
Vienna boy’s choir sex scandal, by Roger Boyes.
Interview with Atom Egoyan.
Butch returning for a sequel, minus Sundance.
The hubble telescope confirms that the universe is getting bigger, faster!