Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

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From annlarimer: The Casino Royale title sequence with the original Herb Alpert song dubbed over. Meanwhile, Manhattan's Film Forum To Host Bond Marathon. I wish I could go see this, because I shocked the living hell out of my mother* last night by admitting that I have never actually seen a pre-Craig Bond movie in my entire life. WAIT! WAIT! LET ME EXPLAIN! My mother loves the Bond movies, and when I was growing up, she always had some movie or other on TV. (A large portion of my childhood was spent eating dinner in front of Raiders of the Lost Ark and/or Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, or The Empire Strikes Back, or even Aliens, a particular favorite of hers.) Many of these movies were Bond movies--I think TBS ran them a lot. So I would be eight years old or so, walking through the house, stop and watch a couple of minutes, decide that it was a Silly Grownup Movie (I could always tell when a movie was a Silly Grownup Movie because it usually involved girls in bikinis), and move on. I mean, when I saw Austin Powers in high school or college or thereabouts, I got all the jokes; Bond has so permeated the culture that I felt like I'd seen the movies even if I hadn't. But I was watching the Bond Girls documentary on the Casino Royale DVD (I think it aired on some cable channel originally) and saw all the clips from the various movies (hilariously, they went to great lengths to avoid mentioning Denise Richards, Thermonuclear Hotpantsologist), and I realized that the time has come to watch these movies** with a rare combination of fresh eyes and adult sensibility. Actually, it was the "I think he's attempting re-entry, sir" clip that convinced me, so... I'm basically in it for the cheese at this point.

* Seriously, she did this quadruple-take, no kidding, like I'd just said, "I've decided to devote my life to the Great God Cthulhu in the wilds of Japanistan, and also, I'm pregnant."

** I gave her the entire series on DVD for Christmas a couple of years back, so there's nothing stopping me, really. She suggested I start with
the very first one

Pet food deaths a mystery.

Euthanize Knut the baby polar bear? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Granted, the guy backtracks and says, in essence, "Well, what I meant was that they should have let him die when he was first abandoned..." (More Knut. MORE, I SAY!)

It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!

Houdini may be exhumed to answer mystery.

School sued over girl's Pooh socks.

Online anonymity lets users get nasty; sky allegedly blue.

Chasing the duclod man, or stalking a stalker. "As early as 1992, students at Grinnell College, a small liberal arts school in Iowa, began receiving strange, anonymous letters in the mail. The letters contained homemade greeting cards with crudely drawn pictures—men crawling on the ground, toilets and trash cans, twin closet doors—and jokes that didn’t make any sense. Q: What would a duclod like about the land of the giants? A: Standing in two closets without touching either knob."

Get a thing right - by making a mess of it. On the other hand, if you'd rather be organized, there's Behance, with its appealing Action Step pads and stickers.

London cabbie, 92, retires after 70 years.

Mitt Romney accidentally ends a Republican dinner in FL with a Castro catchphrase.

Chinese Pirate Convicted, But Receives Slap on Wrist; Movie pirates put bounty on heads of 2 sniffer dogs. Bad pirates! No biscuit!

New Ingrid Bergman Bio Supposedly Has Much New 'Casablanca' Info.

Lee, Bionic Add Cast Members.

Tarantino Bound by Bondage Shoot.

Natalie Portman Nudity Turns Out Disappointing.

Photographer: "Keanu Reeves Ran Me Down Then Tried To Flee."

Jet Li in The Mummy 3, which will be directed by... Rob Cohen. Say what you will about Stephen "Van Helsing" Sommers, he made the first two Mummys fun.

Emily Blunt is The Young Victoria.

Margaret Thatcher Film Coming From Makers of The Queen.

Tom Cruise Set for Singer's WWII Thriller.

Jolie, McAvoy, Freeman Are Wanted.

Snyder Talks Rorschach Glimpse.

Universal Releases 'Hellboy 2' Plot Details.

From Neil Gaiman: Stardust website updated; trailer will go up on Friday.

Two new POTC3 pics; hi-res gallery here. Meanwhile, Yahoo Movies has a HD trailer download and a lo-res movie clip ("You're the--chart man!").

Jennifer Garner to Play Spock's Love Interest in Star Trek XI? There are so many things wrong with this sentence that I kind of don't even know where to start.

Nancy Drew Sequel is No Mystery.

Lily Tomlin On That Whole 'Huckabees' Deal.

Julie Taymor Fighting Studio Over 'Universe' -- May Remove Her Name; More Details of Taymor-Roth Feud.

Superman Sequel Still Alive; Batman Will Absolutely Be In Justice League Film, Source Says. Assuming it gets made, that is.

Hogwarts Train Damaged by Vandals. Again?

'Groove Back' author sues ex-husband for $40M.

Actor 'sick of being a boy.' I have to say, my first thought was, "Okay, who's going under the knife?" Turns out it's just about Shia LaBeouf.

Gruesome movie posters pulled after complaints. The posters in question; another two. What the hell is this movie about? ("A fashion model and a chauffeur are kidnapped and held hostage in a small room by a serial killer. While the madman methodically terrorizes them, the victims draw strength from each other and fall in love." But not before putting Elisha Cuthbert in as many tantalizingly gruesome poses as possible! OKAY.)

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