The famous Blues Brothers car chase/mall scene… done in Legos
Doug Dorst is co-author of S., a book that takes place within the margins of another book (it’s complicated). Here, Dorst reveals how he collaborated with J.J. Abrams to create a kind of printed alternate reality game. READ MORE
Fun fact: The Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study, at the corner of La Cienega and Olympic boulevards in Beverly Hills, is open to the public, free, and has endless resources for students, fans, and those curious about film. You can look at original bound scripts, sketches of costume designs, photographs, fan mail from the 50s, and even original props, like the matchbook from “North by Northwest”.
David Denby on Matthew McConaughey’s performance in “Dallas Buyers Club” (subscription required): http://nyr.kr/17WxeSk
“Some of the famous male movie actors of the past, like James Stewart and John Wayne, aged slowly and naturally, achieving greater depth in their roles as a privilege of years. … What has happened with Matthew McConaughey, now turning forty-four, is more abrupt and startling. The gleaming young man of a few years ago, with the brilliant smile and the golden torso—an easygoing sport who, temperamentally, never seemed more than fifty yards from the beach—has become one of the most inventive actors in movies.”
Illustration by Stamatis Laskos
A great review. I need to read more of the New Yorker.
That’s my dad and stepmom in the red boat hashtag winning
Gleecap the News #2: The Government Shutdown
edited by: anyagarrett
Here’s a video of the guy who does the recaps on Glee explaining the government shutdown.
See the first one on Syria here.
MY NEW PHONE KICKS ASS.
BY JIM TATALIAS
Check out my new phone. I just picked it up last week. It’s amazing. It’s a SleekBladeFlameFireSteelTitanium-SilverGoldPlatinumCocoaButterscotchcicle-AvalancheFlashLightning-LaserRobotCirclejerkHandjob 5.2.8 DSX-2 3D XL, with the metallic mustard finish and the fully loaded cup-holders. Your phone’s 4G, right? This one’s got at least 8 or 9 Gs. Suck it.
Yeah, anyway, so how’s your job and, uh, everything?… Really?… Oh, he died on top of you, wow—wait, shit, check this out. You’ll never believe this. This screen here displays more than half a billion colors at ten times the brightness of Elton John’s birthday party. The case is made of a synthetic blend of carbon nanotubes and Chinese sweatshop workers. And it’s 100 percent thinner than the last model. I can’t turn it on its side, or it’ll be gone forever.
This is cutting-edge technology. I just downloaded an app that’s like Tamagotchi meets Digi Pets. You transfer your pocket beast instantly to the International Space Station where it fights other pocket beasts in zero-gravity. I just bought my pocket beast a kick-ass hat for only $8.99, and it lets you keep it for a whole year. Fuckin’ A. There’s another app called iDiarrhea… Hold up. I gotta check in at this Arby’s.
Look at you there with your camera phone. I bet it shoots in 2D, huh? This shoots in 4D. What, yours does too? No, 4D does not just mean video, since the fourth dimension is time and I’m being an idiot. Well, then, mine shoots 4D in 3D. That’s 7D, overall. And 9 Gs. Keep score, hotshot.
Check out my bandwidth. I’m torrenting RapidShares and YouPorning WinRARS at 500-million petabits per microsecond, all while Netflixing and sexting in the background. What? Yeah, it’s pretty expensive. I had to use the rest of my dad’s life insurance payout to afford the data plan. My mom won’t stop crying. She’s freakin weird.
It’s getting late. Let’s get something to eat—oh, wait. Let me look up a good place on this sexy thing here. I’ll just type in “WAFFLE HOUSE.” W-A-F-… mumble-mumble. Okay, hold a sec.
What? Come on. No, I just typed—fuck.
Go, work already. Jeez. You gotta be… damn it.
I hate this stupid thing.
Buster Keaton’s The Boat, for Jamison.