Mashable: Belle Gibson built a career on curing cancer — but did she have it?
How many people do we read, every day, who are also obscuring the truth?
c|net: Iron Man looks even badder in sleek black ‘Stealth Mode’ suit.
Can flat black be far behind? I look at this, and sort of expect to see an H-D logo someplace. Needs chrome pipes.
NY Times: ‘Downton Abbey’ Will End After Next Season.
“Never doubt Maggie Smith.” I never do.
OpenCulture: Quentin Tarantino Lists His 20 Favorite Spaghetti Westerns.
And they’re so good. They know when not to fill a movie-moment with blather.
Youtube: Cate Blanchett loses her patience in awkward Cinderella interview.
Later: They’ve released the whole video.
Flavorwire: Pretty Woman at 25 - The Dark Movie It Could’ve Been.
ET Canada: Canadian Actress Alberta Watson Passes Away At 60.
Madeline from the original La Femme Nikita TV show passes away. Cancer sucks. RIP, lovely lady.
Youtube: ASTROBOY Reboot Teaser.
Some things should stay cartoon.
Youtube: Guardians of the Galaxy ‘Rocket Reel’.
The motion-tracking and a bit of the creation of Rocket.
MCU Exchange: Why Agent Carter Is Worth Your Time.
Already purchased. As mentioned previously, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I felt the show got an unfair amount of critique when aired; too many people hanging baggage on it that didn’t belong in the first place. I really would like to see where they take Season Two, now that Peggy’s war history has somewhat sailed down the river.
EOSHD: Top Gear inquiry begins.
Not saying I agree, but I have run up against the situation where what one says is interpreted into text that has none of the context or nuance to understand the statement. As I’ve complained before, playing Devil’s advocate is most likely to get you socially abused. It’s a good argument for being generic ... and an argument I’ll ignore.
Youtube: The Collective Project - Robert Downey Jr. Delivers a Real Bionic Arm.
Youtube: Guardians of the Galaxy ‘Knowhere Reel’.
“We built Knowhere, our most complicated environment to date, for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and then staged a dog-fight that explored every inch of it. Here we’ve linked up all our shots in the 4-mile wide and 1.2 billion polygon world.” Holy crap. I used to be impressed at a hundred thousand polygons, in Strata days.
Gothamist: Inside Lauren Bacall’s Apartment At The Dakota.
Youtube: Raw: Amateur Photogs Catch Harrison Ford Crash.
Given what little I know about the area, I think he did good. Probably had to dive over trees to get as much room as he could for a rollout on the green, but lost headwind as soon as he ducked below the tree level.
MSNBC: Harrison Ford reported fair after plane crash.
Best wishes, Mr Ford. Stylin’ historical plane. Hope it can recover, too.
Independent.UK/Kristin Scott Thomas: Describes ageism ‘disaster’ for female actors as ‘boring’.
“Until the average life-span is 150 years or something, I don’t think women in their 50s are going to be considered at all viable.” Our media rarely accepts wrinkles. Most 50-ish men in Hollywood are slamming Color Camo (to minimize gray). Women have it significantly harder - their skin in thinner, so wrinkles become pronounced much earlier. In a world based on aesthetics ...
Ghost in the Machine: 2014 In Film.
Nobody calls ‘em better than Kevin. Not even the paid reviewers. Not even the late Ebert.
RIP, Leonard Nimoy.
A random memory: During my A/V days, I began my career as a general tech climbing slide projection towers, shortly to graduate to teleprompting, before moving to video graphics and management. I started using the phrase “Live Long and Prompter” while giving the hand gesture, in order to calm the nervous promptee. A way of letting them know I’ve got their back. Some felt they had to see/hear it before a speech as a good luck charm. Amazing where the Trek references spread.
Give us Agent Carter, Series Two.
I’ve fully enjoyed Season One. Ignore the small number of naysayers. Watching it cold, no spoilers, little was predictable. Constantly entertaining.
Public Policy Polling: Americans divided on Williams return.
Vimeo: Power/Rangers [NSFW].
Katee Sackhoff and a few others make a dark Power Rangers fan flick. I expect this is the new method for encouraging movie moguls to invest - high production has come way down in price.
NPR: ‘First Edition’ Of The ‘Iliad’? Sure, Right Next To That ‘FIrst Edition’ Bible.
Kottke: Hunter S. Thompson calls customer service.
What an ass. Nightmare client. Sorry, but I’d kick him to the curb.
ThinkContra: The Funniest Oscar Moments in Gifs.
I’m right there with ya, Mr Cumberbatch. If you have to live through the event, might as well bring something to help the schmaltz go down easier.