24: Redemption

October 29, 2008

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DVD Recommendation — Billy the Kid

October 29, 2008

Official Synopsis:

“I’m not black, I’m not white, not foreign…just different in the mind – different brains, that’s all…” explains 15 year-old Billy in Jennifer Venditti’s provocative coming of age film. Billy’s intuitive commentary and intimate verité footage reveal a unique attitude as he responds to a painful childhood, first time love, and his experience as an outsider in small town Maine. By turns humorous and disturbing, this portrait challenges the viewer to look beyond labels and contemplate the future of a teen still in the process of becoming.

I’m having trouble putting into words how this movie affected me. I’m just going to say, anyone who’s ever been an underdog, an outcast, has/had a physical ailment, or had a rough time growing up, fuck it, everyone should see this movie. In some way, we can all see some of ourselves in Billy Price; we all astoundingly survived adolescence. In short, this movie gave my soul a handjob. Also, Billy can quote Terminator 2 like a mutha, which is awesome. Follow the jump to watch the trailer.

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Joaquin Phoenix to Retire; Focus on Music

October 29, 2008

At the Paul Newman benefit last night, actor Joaquin Phoenix recently told Extra that he will no longer be acting because he has a song in his heart that is causing painful indigestion.

…the Oscar nominee told “Extra,” “I want to take this opportunity… also to give you the exclusive and just talk a little bit about the fact that this will be my last performance as an actor… I’m not doing films anymore.”

Phoenix, who was curiously being followed by his own camera crews, reiterated, “Yeah. I’m working on my music. I’m done. I’ve been through that.”

“His own camera crews?” “This will be my last performance?” What will? Speaking at the benefit? Or what your camera crew is shooting? Ai-yi-yi. The unnatural shift to music is usually a move made by actors who have fallen off the wagon and are at the bottom of their game, not actors with scars on their face. And the shift almost always ends in the discount bin. Let’s take a look at some classic albums from our favorite stars…

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Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

October 29, 2008

We all know the “Monster Mash” and “Dracula’s Pajama Party.” And yeah, “Weird Science” is a pretty good one too. But 30 Rock brings you arguably the greatest Halloween song of all time, “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah,” by Tracy Morgan. Check it out here.

Boys becoming men, men becoming hairy…

Top Ten Most Outrageous Opening Lines in Literature

October 29, 2008

Head over to AlternativeReel to check out their list of the Top Ten Most Outrageous Opening Lines in Literature. The top three are coincidently three of my favorite books: Hitchhikers Guide, Neuromancer, and 1984. Here’s number ten, from The Hitchhiker’s Guide, which I remember reading for the first time in seventh grade, during one of the many days I chose not to participate in gym…

“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.”

Olivia Munn Gets The Halloween Bug

October 29, 2008

You know that hot chick from Attack of the Show?  Well she has a name, apparently, and it’s Olivia Munn.  She did a photo shoot for Complex Magazine’s October issue, and RBM has the shaggadellic snapshots.  The first is Olivia as a sexy librarian.   She makes me want to club her, throw her over my shoulder, and drag her back to my cave for a deep conversation. Read the rest of this entry »

Sustenance For Star Trek Psychos

October 29, 2008

Grab your defibrillator, and a bowl of popcorn, cuz RBM has more pics from the new Star Trek movie that are sure to stop your heart (and make you crave popcorn).

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