Archives for August 23, 2005

More specials: Serenity clip. Best album of ’05? Smog video. Narnia pics.

More specials:A truly troubling clip that seems to be from Joss Whedon's Serenity. Viewer discretion ... no, make that listener discretion advised.Josh Hurst just noticed that Sufjan Stevens' Illinois is no longer the "best-reviewed album of the year" ... at least for now. Who took over the #1 spot? The New Pornographers.It's the feel-good music video of the summer! Smog's I Feel Like the Mother of the World, starring a rather notorious actress.There are a bunch of … [Read more...]

The New Yorker’s "Target Issue"

Apparently The New Yorker is publishing an issue that features advertisements from just one entity: Target.That just doesn't feel right. The ads are elaborate and, I must say, quite arresting. But that doesn't change the fact that they're celebrating a store that's just a few notches down from Wal-Mart.And there's something else not quite right about it. I echo one of the comments posted on this page (which features several of the ads): Isn't it a bit strange for The New Yorker to have … [Read more...]

Brock Peters, 1927 – 2005

Brock Peters (front right) with Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird.Details here, at CNN. LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Actor Brock Peters, best known for his heartbreaking performance as the black man falsely accused of rape in "To Kill a Mockingbird," died Tuesday at his home after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 78.Peters was diagnosed with the disease in January and had been receiving chemotherapy treatment, according to Marilyn Darby, his longtime companion. His condition … [Read more...]

Specials: Boyle’s Sunshine. Lonergan’s Margaret. Burnett’s B.R.M.C.

Today's specials:Danny Boyle's next film boasts a diverse cast.At long last, Ken Lonergan, director of You Can Count On Me, is preparing another project that looks likely to star Matt Damon, Anna Paquin, and Mark Ruffalo. It's called Margaret.Just how much did T-Bone Burnett meddle with the new album from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club? … [Read more...]