Yesterday Gwen Sharp posted the results of an L.A. Times study on the demographics of the Academy voters who decide who receives Oscars. What about the movies they’ll be voting on this year? The always-awesome Anita Sarkeesian, of Feminist Frequency, produced a short video applying the Bechdel test — the simple measure of even minimal representation of women in film — to the 2012 Oscar nominees, as well as a racial version of the Bechdel test that looks at how non-Whites are included. The results are not encouraging.
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solsticeretouch insightful youtube find:
The Spielberg Face
I have never realized this when watching his movies, but I knew there was something connecting me to each movie he made. Now I know what it was, it was the Speilberg Face.
Thank you to Jan Lim for the find.
Yes to everything apoplecticskeptic said:
I liked this movie. A lot.
Then again I’d pay money to watch Gary Oldman read the phonebook.
AHHHHH 1 YEAR WAITS, PRECIOUS, 1 YEEEAAARRRRR!
Jabba the cupcake
THIS CAN’T HAPPEN QUICK ENOUGH!
Testosterone: The Movie
I don’t see how they can add anything to the 3 hour scowl-off that was EX1…oh wait, it’s got Chuck. <head explodes>
Sherlock Holmes + Robocop = Victorian Detroit has never been safer
“The numbers all go to eleven…11…11…11”
Andy “Waxy” Baio writes about the “Supercut” phenomenon for Wired — these being videos that edit together dozens (sometimes hundreds) of instances of some iconic cinematic moment, whether it’s Sarah Palin’s breathing, Obama’s mentioning of “spending,” Hollywood actors answering the phone (or saying “We’ve got company” or similar cliches), or every instance of “dude” from The Big Lebowski.“According to the turker estimates, the average supercut is composed of about 82 cuts, with more than 100 clips in about 25% of the videos. Some supercuts, about 5%, contain over 300 edits!”
A neon poster for Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. BEETLEJUICE!
Totoro Halloween art by Cering
A little something for the holiday season. Can you name all of these famous blood suckers?