by Jac Kern
85 days ago
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Human grumpy cat Aubrey Plaza will provide the
voice for actual Grumpy Cat (real name: Tardar
in a Lifetime
Christmas special! Who knew people still cared about Grumpy Cat? Moreover, who
knew Lifetime made intentionally funny programs?
John Malkovich has portrayed a plethora of
characters over the years and now he’s taken on the stars of famous photographs
in some cool recreated shots by Sandro Miller: See them all here.As “fannibals” of the artfully demented Bryan
Fuller spectacle await the next course of NBC’s Hannibal, we get a taste of what’s to come. Whereas the first
season focused on French cuisine, pulling episode titles from traditional French courses,
and the second did the same with Japanese fare, it appears Season Three will be
Italian, judging by Fuller’s tweet of the first episode’s script,
titled “Antipasto.” We last saw Hannibal (in one of the most insane episodes of
any show ever) on a plane to France — perhaps this season finds him in Italy?
With the possibility that nearly every character on the show is dead, maybe
this season will totally flip the script and just become the creepiest cooking
show of all time. I can see it now: “Today on Eating Hannibal, we have a special guest joining Chef Lecter.
Please welcome Bobby Flay! Well, parts of
If you like miniature things, animal videos and
eating, you are one of billions of people who use the Internet. Also, you may
be familiar with the tiny hamster that eats tiny versions of human treats, like
in this video, where he enjoys an authentic Mexican feast of tiny burritos.
Well, Tiny Hamster is back,
this time taking on competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi:
You may also be familiar with Jasmine Tridevil.
In a shocking turn of events, it seems that Total Recall prostitute
wannabe claiming to have a third breast added to her body is a FRAUD. Doctors
agree the surgery would be nearly impossible to pull off and my eyeballs agree
that the shit looks fake. Drag queens have been using prosthetic breast plates
Jasmine clearly will go to any lengths to get a TV show — besides actually
getting a third boob, I guess. And she appears to have a past of creating stunts
for media attention. Ya been Snopes’d, girl!
And speaking of Total
Recall, the star of the movie’s 2012 remake Colin Farrell has been
confirmed as one of the many speculated-about leads for the second season of HBO's True Detective. Vince Vaughn was also
confirmed as another star in an HBO press release yesterday. Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, "a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between
his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him,”
according to the release. Vaughn will portray Frank Semyon, “a career criminal
in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is
upended by the murder of a business partner.” Both actors had been rumored to
star in the show for a while now, so if they’re confirmed we can probably
expect Taylor Kitsch to formally come aboard soon. The show will also feature a
female lead, after getting some kickback for the lack of leading ladies in
Season One. Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss
and Michelle Forbes (aka Maryanne the maenad from True Blood) are two possibilities from the rumor mill — they’re
also listed on the show’s IMDB page, along with Kitsch, but that’s not offish — and
supposedly Rosario Dawson, Jessica Biel,
Abigail Spencer, Malin Akerman, Oona
Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander and Brit
Marling have all read for a part. Fast
& Furious director Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes, which
should make us all nervous. Awesome director of Season One Cary Joji Fukunaga won
an Emmy for his work; this season will feature several different directors.
Kirsten Dunst stars in a lovely “short film” that
actually more of a PSA about how not to be a weird dick to celebrities and
other humans in general.
Love this but seriously, do celebrities really use Uber?
High-profile cast can't save this cliched snooze
0 Comments · Friday, October 15, 2010
Here's another pound of cautionary proof supporting the theorem that "story is about thoroughness, not shortcuts." Director Robert Shwentke's adaptation of a DC Comics action/comedy graphic novel is nothing but a series of creaky narrative half-steps. The result leaves no cohesive story in which an audience can invest. Grade: D-plus.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Writer/director Sean McGinly served as the Amazing Kreskin's road manager for a brief stint and has converted his experiences into an insider's look at show business that manages to show the business and hold onto a bit of the magic. Featuring pinpoint performances from John Malkovich and Colin Hanks and a story partially set in Cincinnati. Cincinnati World Cinema screens the film April 26-28 at The Redmoor in Mount Lookout. Grade: B.