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Mar 29 2016

A "Zootopia"Top Ten

We've never even discussedZootopia!What's wrong with us?(Don't answer) What follows is an off the cuff top ten.But consider this intro a number eleven plus: the joy of the movie is that it's not frontloaded at all continuing to offer delights all the way up to its concert finale in its fleet 108 minutes.So don't let this list feel complete: share your favorite things about it in the comments.

(This is assuming you loved it because everyone seems to)


10Size Matters (in Comedy)
Lt.Judy Hopps,our heroine,would argue that it doesn't but it does.The animators and writers and filmmakers spin multiple jokes from the disparity in size of so many of the characters.And they've really worked the scale out.Few images in the movie radiated more comic bliss then watching a parade of conformist lemmings lining up for hundreds of miniature sweets made from one elephant sized dessert scoop.

09Bunny Jokes
That throwaway line "your 275 brothers and sisters"and Judy's sly math joke later on "we're good at multiplying!"

8 more after the jump...

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May 09 2013

Red Carpet Convo: My So-Called "Punk"

InRed Carpet Convos,we discuss what the actresses are wearing.Which is really an elaborate excuse (not that we need another) to talk actresses.Today's returning guest isCourtney Enlow HallfromPajiba.

NATHANIEL: Hi Courtney!Welcome back to Red Carpet Convos.This time I will try not to ask you to draw any pigs dressed as Janell Monae.

COURTNEY: Well as you knowI'm exceptionally good at that,so I'm sad about this.

NATHANIEL: This week the celebs came out for the annual MET GALA and the theme was "Punk".Because The Met is SO counter-culture,you know.

COURTNEY: The Met is punk as fuck,Ryan Adams-style.

Ginny,Diaz,JLo,Kerry,and Angela Chase

NATHANIEL: Actually maybe itisrebellious to go to a museum instead of sitting at home watching reality tv.I rescind my comment.The interesting thing to me about the looks we're about to see is it seems like only some actresses have any working knowledge of what "punk"is.Let's start with Ginnifer Goodwin.I think she gets it.

Or at least her eye makeup does...

"my so-called punk",weeping ex-boyfriends,and eyeliner mantrasafter the jump

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Jun 18 2012

Red Carpet Convo: Frock of (All) Ages & the Prometheus Crew

Red Carpet Convos is back!

Nathaniel:‪Hi Joanna!‬We haven't talked in ages.

Joanna:‪I know.And I've had so many things to say!‬

Nathaniel:‪Try to squeeze them all inrightnow.Since the Red Carpet Convo series has been pretty much dormant since Oscar night,we'll reboot with a prequel of sorts.We're going WAY back to the Tonys (very briefly) and thePrometheuspremiere.In Internet time that's like,what,three years ago?‬

Joanna:‪In a galaxy far far away.And are you starting me back withPrometheusbecause you know of my Fassbender obsession?‬

Noomi,Lisbeth,Salma,Fassy & Charlize

Nathaniel:Listen,at this point it's safe to assume that everyone has the Fassbender obsession.But I don't mind sharing.‬

Joanna:‪Very generous of you.Then let's discuss my favorite accessory of the red carpet this year.The Ginger Beard.‬

Nathaniel:‪It's everywhere!‬

Ginger Beards,Appliqué Madness & Synthetic Starlets After the Jump...

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Sep 02 2011

Links: Hugh Jackman's Bow,TV Series Low,The Telluride Show

TowleroadI'm sounding off on what's available in the multiplex this weekend.More on the French thrillerLove Crimehere at TFE soon.
Los Angeles TimesTelluride lineup,just announced,with premieres ofThe DescendantsandAlbert Nobbs.The festival will pay tribute toMichael,I mean George Clooney and Tilda Swinton,separately.
Empiregod,that took long enough.Our first shot of Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier inMy Week With Marilyn.

What'cha think?

Liz Smithhas some ideas for the James Franco replacement in Broadway'sSweet Bird of Youth;Joseph Gordon-Levittwouldbe a totally interesting choice.Good one Liz.The less said about her other suggestion the better.
GuardianIt's true.David Lynch has finally opened arealClub Silencio.I'd love to visit but I'd probably be deeply unnerved if anyone whispered "No hay banda"while I was inside.
My New Plaid Pantscontinues to gawk at Garret Dillahunt "under-rated hot piece extraodinaire"(...and under-rated actor,too!)

Sing outLouiseHugh!

PlaybillZOINKS.Hugh Jackman may perform an 8 week concert series here in New York with songs from classic musicals as he waits for Wolverine to begin actual filming.OMG.Wouldn't it be so weird if Jackman and Kidman were both on Broadway at the same time?It'd be like anAustraliareunion.
Back Stagetalks to Ginnifer Goodwin about her new role as Snow White in the series "Once Upon a Time"(I'm losing track of all these new television shows that are using fairy tale or classic kids lit templates only modernized.Seriously,how many are there.3 or 4 this fall season right?)

AV Clubhas an interesting topic question:what's the worst episode of a great series?I definitely kinda sorta agree with theirMad Menchoice...but i'm struggling to remember the episode of Firefly they cite.
Stale Popcornon the now four year old gay indieShelter.I'm linking up because Glenn and I share nearly exact feelings about this one and how it immediately calls to mind gay film trajectories,like the utter tragedy that is Todd Stephens postGypsy '83career.
I09salutes Daryl Hannah as an alien insect queen.I have never seen this but now I must.It's postKill Billeven.Her brilliance there obviously didn't up the prestige level of her offers.

And finally thanks toMovie|Linefor alerting us this piece atSaving Star Wars.They're right.The George Lucas of the 80s would HATE the "barbarian"George Lucas of 2011.Stop destroying your culturally significant 70s film with all these tweaks and changes for continuous profit.You have enough money.In fact,few people have ever had more.Of course maybe Lucas would stop pissing on his legacy if the fans would stop rewarding him financially for doing so and bitching at him for pissing on it.It's a vicious cycle.And trust: the fans make a big fuss but they buy all the new altered editions.Stop doing it!!!

May 04 2011

"Savage Beauty"A Red Carpeted Conversation.

I felt like thered carpet lineupfeature needed a rethink so let's make it a conversation instead.I've enlistedKurt from Your Movie Buddyto chat with today.This is but a small sampling from this week's big event which seemingly hundreds of celebrities attended.But we're only talking about 18 of them.


Nathaniel:The Met's annual Costume Institue Gala has been nicknamed the "Oscars of the East Coast"亚博主页in the past -- everyone goes -- so I figure we should uh,say something,though predictions cannot apply.Nobody wins anything except for maybe your oohs and aahs.

Hi Kurt!

Kurt:Hi Nathaniel!I was not aware of such a nickname,but okay.I'm all for lavish attire and oohs and ahhs.As for the first quartet of ladies you've provided,shall we go through them one by one?

Nathaniel:Two by two because...Chloë SevignyandFreida Pinto.Don't they seem like inverted images.The theme was "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"I think -- there's always a theme.Wouldn't it be great if Oscar had a theme each year?

Kurt:They have unofficial themes -- remember when everyone wore red in 2008?"Savage Beauty,"eh?

Nathaniel:What's with the ties (?) and the black and white reversed?

Kurt:There's not much savagery in the Sevigny-Pinto duet,unless you count Chloe's 'do.The inversion is interesting.I feel like it's part of a trend I'm not privy to,as both of these ladies seem to be on fashion's cusp.As for who wore it best -- I'm Team Freida.

Nathaniel:Vote Split!As for women in ties,I would like to vote for Diane Keaton circaAnnie Hallin absentia and perpetuity.

Kurt:Of course.for the record,though,I am a HUGE Chloe fan

Nathaniel:True story.When i was a little kid I thought it was pronounced "shlow"and my friends never never never let me live it down.

Kurt:In that case,I imagine you would've had a helluva a time with SEVIGNY not Sevigny herself.Just her namesake.But when one says they are a fan of Chloë that can mean SO many things.Don't you think she has kind of a schizo fan base like acting,fashion iconery,polygamist cult-obsessives,drag queens...So what kind of Chloe fan are you?

Kurt:Very schizo fan base indeed.I'm of the opinion that if you like Chloë S.,we can friends.She has a very specific coolness.Me?I'm a fan of the actress first,the fashion icon second,and whatever else she's into third.

Nathaniel:Is "whatever else she's into"a reference toBrown Bunnybecause this isn't that kind of blog!!!

Kurt:Haha!I'm going to admit I've never seen that.I've heard it's such a slog,and I feel like I'd only be watching for the BlowJ part.Not that that's not worth seeing,I just feel like I'll let it keep its lore and mystique.Besides,I'm certainly no Vincent Gallo completist.

Fair enough.I worry for people who are.Is it fair to say that you're a fan ofDakota Fanning--I know you liked herRunawayswork-- or am I being too pushy about recruiting?She needs some support given The Rise of Elle.

Kurt:I'm definitely a Dakota fan.She's one of my favorite young stars to watch.The whole evolution thing is really fun when the star is actually a big talent.I feel the same way about Saorsie Ronan (who suggests future Blanchett chameleonism inHanna).I remember thinking in that awful moviePush,which Dakota totally ran away with,that she has all sorts of Jodie Foster parallels.I think she will be a star until she's dead.

Nathaniel:Are you suggesting that Elle will have to kill her to dethrone her?I hate what Dakota is wearing here.But moving on...I only includedJennifer Lopezbecause she's "relevant"again (damn youAmerican Idol) DON'T MAKE ME TALK ABOUT HER.

Kurt:Oh no,we MUST.JLo is a perpetual red carpet fiasco,which is so funny because she's obsessed with fashion.Here we have another mess...

[long pause]

Nathaniel:I've half typed seven different jokes and can only raise a white flag.JLo has defeated me.I have nothing to say.

Kurt:Was one of them "bondage gardener?"I was so excited when I saw her in the lineup.She is the queen of excess,which I guess is appropriate but MY GOD.It's always the antithesis of "take something off before you leave."And this getup looks so effing uncomfortable.

Nathaniel:But does it look Savage?Or Beauty-ful?

Kurt:I'll give her Savage.  Savage Garden

Nathaniel:Heh.These lineups are very random except when I wanted to pair people.


And I have to say this about both Zeéeeee andEva Mendes.You have to give them points for tenacity.Whatever their onscreen merits,I feel like they both have death grips on their fame.They're just not going to give up.Eva's look screams very sophisticated key party to me.As for Zeéeeee,well she is fairly reliable as red carpet stars go.

Kurt:(Oh,that inescapable pout...) Interesting point about death grips.Eva rides high on sexiness,which is definitely what keeps her working

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