Who needs South by Southwest when you can just stay in New York? The Tribeca Film Festival (TIFF), in its 13th year, is continuing its march toward becoming one of the most futuristic, forward-thinking events in the industry, with a beefed-up transmedia and technology lineup. The festival, which starts April 16, has balanced its run of celebrity-studded narratives and award-winning docs with technology-focused “films” that emphasis audience interaction, music and immersive experiences. Read More
By Drew Grant 3/11 11:40am
Oh, happy Tuesday. Happy Tuesday to us! And happy Tuesday to President Barack Obama, who gets to use his most salty game on funny gnome-man Zach Galifianakis in this interview for Funny Or Die’s Between Two Ferns series.
“Where are you planning to build you presidential library, in Hawaii or your home country of Kenya?” asks Mr. Galifianakis, because shit just got real. Read More
By Drew Grant 3/10 4:57pm
Early on in Lindsay, OWN’s four part “docu-series” by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Amy Rice, we see Oprah sit down with the former Mean Girls actress and ask her what she wants to get out of her experience.
“Just to be,” Lindsay Lohan says. “Just to be honest and open and just…me.” It’s a cringe-worthy moment in a show filled with cringe-worthy moments, made all the more cringe-worthy because you know how bad you are for watching it. But what Oprah says next, to the woman who just came out of rehab and who she just paid $2 million to shoot a documentary about, is even worse.
“Okay, because that’s my intention too,” says Queen O. “My intention is to serve as a path for you to be able to do that. And so if I know that’s what you really want to do, I’m going to call you on it when I feel like you’re really not.”
These questions regard last night’s episodes of HBO’s GIRLS. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.
1. For an episode about role playing, this was an episode about the characters we make out of ourselves. As Soojin says, there aren’t enough hours in a day to be a woman and a girlfriend and a gallerist and an electronic musician at once. It’s too much for one person! Marnie doesn’t know if all those things can be in one person…and in another moment of alignment, neither does Adam. But for Hannah, the artistic is holistic, and she can’t understand how someone’s art could create a crisis of identity, since her art is so wrapped up in who she is.How do both Hannah and Soojin represent different problems of the modern millennial and which would make for a more annoying Thought Catalog essay?
By Drew Grant 3/10 12:13pm
Jeff Goldblum is branching out from Adult Swim and Portlandia episodes. (Do you think he hangs out with Ray Wise a lot? They seem to occupy the same anti-comedy space and appear on the same shows, but never together. Maybe they are the same person? Food for thought.)
Anywhoozles, here is a little video from MTV’s After Hours of what it would be like if The Grand Budapest Hotel director had a restaurant named Goldblum’s. There is a Buckaroo Banzai Brisket, which is an acquired taste, but you’ll like it more later? Read More
By Drew Grant 3/10 12:08pm
Call it a win for those of us who had to listen to friends self-righteously claim to “not own a TV” for years, knowing all this time that what they really meant is that they were watching on their laptops. Read More
By Drew Grant 3/06 1:49pm
The math here is a little fuzzy, so bear with us as we attempt to untangle this press release we received yesterday.
Apparently, ladies, by not agreeing to go out with men for money, we are losing money! In fact, according to a new website, New York is on the top three “Pickiest Women” list, and we’ve turned up our nose on a collective $5,692,285 last year alone. Read More
By Drew Grant 3/06 1:28pm
Update: Now with Big Boi song, below!
If you’ve wondered what it would be like to watch your favorite epic nerd fantasy show (SORRY, XENA!) in a stadium of super-fans who will literally cut a bitch if you so much as sneeze, then head over to Barclays Center on March 20th! Join 7,000 “lucky” participants who will pay $15 to watch an early screening of Game of Thrones, which premieres its new season on April 6th. Read More
By Drew Grant 3/06 10:33am
“Guys, monocles?” asked a sweaty, hysterical New York Times style section today. “They’re a thing, right?”
The one-eye piece, worn by “the Prussian officer…the effete English lord, and…the New York and London lesbian in the 1920s” as well as “Alan Cumming,” “chefs” and Colonel Mustard from Clue, has seen a sharp rise in sales in the past five years, according to anyone willing to support the Times’s theory on this one. Read More
By Drew Grant 3/05 2:32pm