There's a whole lot of musical talent in the Newman family.
Including this bit I didn't know: "Car manufacturers got in on it a long time ago. Virtual vehicles are easier to light and keep clean, and don’t reflect camera crews, which is why most car ads haven’t featured real cars for years."
Kevin D. Williamson nicely analyzes the #OscarsSoWhite kerfuffle. I especially like this bit:
Ice Cube, a black rapper and actor who is in the interesting position of having this year produced a well-regarded film about his own career starring his son as himself, scoffed at the controversy, with some appreciation for the fact that being a movie star is a pretty good life, regardless of whether one is celebrated at the very pinnacle of celebrity culture: “It’s like crying about not having enough icing on your cake,” Mr. Cube said. “It’s just ridiculous.”
And if you happened to miss it, also see big Liberal Bill Maher's explanation of the phenomenon.
12.5 minutes of excerpts from fine movies. Layer Cake and The Boiler Room are inspired choices.
"WhatSong was started by myself back in 2008. I believed there lacked a website which truely helped users find music from movies. Since then we have grown into a comprehensive database, with over 1,200 movies, 15,000 artists and 30,000 songs. Our main mission is to make this site the most helpful and comprehensive site for discovering songs you heard in movies."
It also has some songs from TV and video games.
The King of Cool can make any line sound good.
"This faux-trailer for Seth Meyers’s Boston Accent movie is literally the most Boston thing ever. Literally ever."
Five minutes of funny.
"I'm Spartacus," "Yo, Adrian!" and others.
Interesting 8-minute video, but I wish the narrator had spent a bit more time telling us why the accents were bad.
(I followed up on Kevin Spacey's Southern accent and found this interesting clip and discussion.)
35 minutes of conversation with an interesting man. I especially like when he states that he goes to a movie to be entertained, not to see an actor's class exercise.