Swiped from Deadline:
–Wow, Hollywood is still dominated by white dudes. This could be the photo to my high school reunion if more people were pregnant.
–Gary Oldham is the smallest man.
–Aw, Bret McKenzie.
–Aaron Sorkin is the most like Waldo.
–Michelle Williams wins.
–Nick Nolte farted.
Anyway, I love these. Ryan Gosling and Tilda Swinton would have made this better, oh well.
How about those Oscar nominations, huh? Yeah, I didn’t care much for them either. No nominations (or not enough of them) for movies like Drive, Shame, Carnage, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Muppets, Contagion, Warrior, Bridesmaids, Hanna, etc.
Really, this is nothing new. Here are a few films from past years that I thought deserved more recognition.
Two things happened this weekend:
1. Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire opened on Friday. I was looking forward to seeing this, then I wasn’t, then I was again.
2. The first episode of NBC’s Smash became available almost everywhere for free viewing. Off the top of my head, I know you can watch the pilot on Hulu, Netflix, Comcast OnDemand, and on iTunes.
You can’t see Haywire without considering “female empowerment.” Smash, much less consideration is needed. But having seen both in a short amount of time, I kept comparing the two and what they meant for women in media. It led me nowhere.
This is the trailer to Haywire, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring former MMA fighter Gina Carano and every male actor ever.
The trailer looks great, right?
Watch the first five minutes:
This will probably be the last Prep Course entry for the year, because (a) it’s the new year, we get it (b) putting hats on Mike Posner is much more fun.
Did you think you were done hearing jokes about the Rapture? Nope! This is the year we’re all going to die, according to a calendar created by a pre-electricity culture over a few thousand years ago. Either that, or you’ll undergo a massive spiritual transformation, if you listen to the New Age people. Or maybe you’ll finally learn to play the ukelele. Either way, big year!
This is the first in a series of
important intelligent slightly informative posts about pop culture things that are happening in 2012. We’ll start off with Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.