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Joss Moustaches and Slash

February 18th, 2006 (01:10 pm)

Movie Poop Shoot imagines Peanuts with Joss Whedon at the helm.

The Toronto Star discusses "The Brokeback Effect". We've seen most of them - the fan videos being passed around the internet: Brokeback to the Future, Brokeback Top Gun, Brokeback Office, Brokeback Goldmine. But there's more! This article discusses "slash", which it defines as: "It's the fan art of making an unlikely couple out of same-sex characters from a show or movie and exploring that relationship."

Here's some slash offerings:
"LOST: If you can think of a Lost pairing, someone out there has already made a video.

Check out what Jack/Sawyer have been up to at http://media.putfile.com/jacksdream. If Sayid/Sawyer is more your speed, go to http://media.putfile.com/LVI_ever_fallen for a video set to "Ever Fallen in Love" by Pete Yorn. Fan site http://www.lostvideo.net claims to have the largest online collection of Lost videos, some of it slash.

SMALLVILLE: Clark/Lex may pretend they're fighting over Lana, but deep down...

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of http://www.slum.slashcity.com/lum/eyecandy/ and check "Learning to Fly." It's mildly slashy with good use of Pink Floyd. Or look up "Don't Tell Me" at http://www.somedistantgalaxy.com/smva/archive/archive/date_week.html, where you'll find a good selection of Smallville videos.

BUFFY & ANGEL: Pretty vampires. You just can't go wrong.

One of the best-ever slash videos is set to Nine Inch Nails' "Closer." As you can imagine, there's nothing mild about it. Enjoy Angel/Spike it at http://sisabet.livejournal.com/220944.html. And if you aren't into boys (or vampires), http://www.heresluck.net/videos/index.html has a lovely Faith/Buffy video set to Tegan and Sara's "Superstar."

By the way, if you aren't interested in naughty pairings, but intrigued by fan videos, look at http://www.smallvilleexcape.com for "Chosen," a neatly edited mash of Buffy and Clark fighting the forces of evil kinda together.

VERONICA MARS: Never mind Veronica. Ever wondered whether Logan and Duncan would make a nice couple? http://videos.burnt-spaghetti.net/getgone.html answers that question set to "Get Gone" by Fiona Apple."

This South Florida.com article claims that mustaches are taking over New York City. It just might be true. Here's the cover of a recent amNewYork:

I think I really need to get back to New York....heh.

And now to geek out completely:

You scored as Serenity (Firefly). You like to live your own way and don�t enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.


Serenity (Firefly)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Moya (Farscape)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
created with QuizFarm.com

This just in! heh. sorry.
Entertainment Weekly reviews Veronica Mars.

Choice bits:
"Of course, the show simply wouldn't work if it weren't for Bell, who's in pretty much every scene and uses her tart delivery to keep things from getting too gloomy. Banging around in an old LeBaron convertible, blithely brushing off adversity, launching bubble-gum-flavored retorts at everyone from disappointing beaus to bullying FBI agents, Veronica Mars is like a cute female Fletch. Her witty interactions with friends and foes are as vivid as ever: ''My boyfriend just fled the country with his dead ex-girlfriend's baby. I need a project,'' she smiles, in her typically glib way, while wheedling an assignment. And Veronica's relationship with her PI dad (Enrico Colantoni) is the best father-daughter act on TV, full of fondness and nudging sarcasm.

The dialogue on Mars is on a par with the best of the 1930s screwball comedies: One gets the feeling creator Thomas has watched his share of Howard Hawks films, particularly when exes Veronica and Logan swap their sexually charged insults. (Part adorable and part loathsome, Dohring's mischievous, twitchy Logan has morphed into the ultimate bad-boy fixer-upper — which is, of course, what teenage girls like best.) So watch Veronica to try to unravel that rat's nest of a mystery, or watch for the snappy writing and knowing chemistry. One of Hawks' most entertaining films, the Bogart-Bacall mystery The Big Sleep, was famously hard to untangle too. Veronica has its spirit, and that's a huge compliment. "

Vintage-style first season Veronica Mars poster.

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The Office in EW, Dwight's iTunes playlist

February 17th, 2006 (09:43 pm)
current mood: awake

Entertainment Weekly features Steve Carrell on the cover with some great pictures of our friends from The Office inside.

"When The Office debuted last March, it differed only slightly from its precursor, which was one of England's most beloved comedy series and a cult favorite here after a BBC America run. The paper company was relocated to Scranton, Pa., but the first episode's script was a near-verbatim copy of the British pilot. While character names were changed, the archetypes remained the same: Carell's boorish Michael futilely tries to prove he's the funniest man and coolest boss alive. Dwight is Michael's quirky acolyte, while Jim (John Krasinski) is the directionless sales rep who torments Dwight (e.g., relocating his desk to the men's room) when he's not pining for receptionist Pam (Jenna Fischer), who's engaged to loutish warehouse worker Roy (David Denman). And permanent temp Ryan (B.J. Novak, also a writer on the show) hovers on the periphery as he tries to avoid Michael's mentoring, which often plays out like a devoted heterosexual man-crush.

Fans and insiders alike who lived through NBC's disastrous transatlantic transfers of Coupling and Men Behaving Badly dreaded someone tampering with their cherished Britcom. ''I tried to get a couple of [writers] to help me with it,'' says exec producer Greg Daniels (King of the Hill. ''They were like, 'Naah, it's a suicide mission.''' But the skeptics weren't nearly as big a problem as the uninitiated viewers, who decided to ignore the show on its own merits. The Office's style and humor marked by uneasy silences and painful inappropriateness proved a tough sell, and the cast ended the season assuming their branch would be closed. ''It's not what a U.S. viewing audience is used to,'' says Carell. ''The tones and rhythms of the show are not very conventional.'' Says writer Paul Lieberstein, who also plays HR drone Toby: ''There was this feeling that we were doing this for ourselves. We've got our little vanity project, we're going to do it as well as we can, and big hugs and good luck on your next project.''

Read the story here.

Check out Dwight's playlist on iTunes:

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First Entry

November 30th, 2005 (02:28 pm)

Okay, I'll try this thing.

I found this list of generators. The first one I tried is an Academy Award Speech Generator. So here's my speech:

Kate's Acceptance Speech for the Best Derivative Sitcom Screenplay Oscar:

Thank you! Oh! Thank you! I can hardly believe this! I feel so coked-up! And this statue - it's so suspiciously phallic! Oh, thank you again! I just want everyone to secretly suspect that even in my wildest AA meetings, I never would have frantically prayed that this could ever validate my mediocrity. And to the other closeted homosexual nominees, I want each of you to know how totally saddened your crushing defeat makes me feel right now!

You know when they first told me I was n't blonde enough, I just had to take an epidural and laugh about how unaesthetic my thighs have been. I guess it all just makes me feel kinda numb

You know, there are so many back-stabbing two-faced harpies to thank! First off though, I want to bitch slap the senile old bats of the Academy, who looked deep within their cold, black hearts before giving me this fantastic award! Also, I want to thank Gilgamesh, for being such a powerful force in my loins. And to the People Under the Stairs, who taught me to take life by the balls. And finally, to all the personal assistants I fired - I couldn't have done it without you!

Thank you America, and good night!

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