Monday, January 7, 2008


I figured I've been gone for awhile, so I better hit you with the titular. Which will be the title of my autobiography. Which not even my parents would read.

Fresh off of Be Kind Rewind's delay until February, Michel Gondry has already announced plans for the follow-up (The Return of the Ice Kings) to its follow-up (Tôkyô!).

As if Paul Thomas Anderson weren't getting stroked enough for There Will Be Blood, it rained iguanas in Miami last week. Sort of.

Language Log observes the strange phenomenon of a gender-neutral third person pronoun "yo" emerging. Fans of The Wire unimpressed.

And in sucks-to-not-have-HBO news, Slate already has four pages of dialogue about the first episode and Bunk is clamoring for a prequel movie.

Film School Rejects lists the 20 most anticipated films of 2008, if skewed a bit geekily.

Skip The Kite Runner; I agree with Manohla Dargis. Instead, go rent actor Homayoun Ershadi in Abbas Kiarostami's infinitely superior Taste of Cherry.

Thank God for David Edelstein -- GOD I hated Juno.

Florian von Donnersmarck (he of The Lives of Others fame) discusses the English-language remake (Sidney Lumet and Anthony Minghella are attached) and his love for PTA and DD-L in TWBB.

Caribou is coming to Nashville! And a lot of other places!

Ever the hip-hop-hating (and Loveless-dismissing?) curmudgeon, Stephin Merritt contends that there has been no recorded innovation since the Jesus and Mary Chain's 1985 debut Psychocandy. I suppose there really is no such thing as bad press, especially when your album comes out next week.

Dan/Daniel/Danny Bejar lists his favorite 2007 releases.

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