Here are some more amuse-bouches to help you over the Wednesday hump.
◊ VIEWERS’ PARADISE.
A trailer for a live-action Gatchaman? I am so there. The trailer’s in Japanese, but it features pretty everything you’d expect to see in a Gatchaman movie, I’d say.
Another foreign-language trailer, but, never fear, it has subtitles. The title Big Bad Wolves drew me in (obviously), but the movie itself sounds interesting.
An upcoming crime drama from BBC, Death Comes to Pemberley, stars Jenna-Louise Coleman (she of Doctor Who) as Lydia Wickham of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Read more about it here.
Looks like it’s official: Locke & Key, the fantastic comic by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, will be made into a film from Universal. Personally, I would rather have seen Locke & Key made into a TV series (I think part of where the story thrives is in its nuances, and only so much of that can be translated into a big-screen movie, even if it is a trilogy), but I’ll be interested to see what the writer(s) and director do with the source material. More information here and here.
io9 compiled a list of the 12 most unfaithful movie versions of science fiction and fantasy books (completely coincidental that I’m mentioning after the above).
Enjoy this clip of Kristen Wiig as secret agent Lucy Wilde in Despicable Me 2. Those poor cupcakes! Via.
Meryl Streep’s birthday was June 22nd, and to celebrate Flavorwire compiled a list of her 10 worst movies. What do you think?
Robert Jones, the YouTuber who put together the dance scene supercut I shared a while ago, is back with a movie fight scene version. Again, some fine editing. Enjoy!
◊ THE VIEW FROM HERE.
Interesting way of getting around interfaith-marriage burials back in the 19th century: a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband were buried in neighboring cemeteries in Holland. Via (at the link you’ll find a picture from the second cemetery).
◊ MAKE WITH THE FUNNY.
In John McKeever’s short film Samesies, “an early tribe deals with a population problem.” I thought it was hysterical, but be warned: the F-bomb is used liberally. And hysterically.
◊ THE NINTH ART.
From Super-Team Family:
New funny business from xkcd:
Straitened Circumstances has a preview of Wonder Woman #21.
The Beat previews Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever #2, a fictional romance about Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig, by Tom Neely, Josh Bayer, and Mark Rudolph.
The Beat also previews Ballistic #1 by Adam Egypt Mortimer and Darick Robertson.
◊ LET THEM EAT CAKE.
Please to enjoy these fine examples of décoration de gâteau.
mental_floss shared 14 cakes inspired by scientific concepts, and these cakes are definitely inspired. Most of my favorites are the, how to say, more indelicate concepts, like #10. However, I’ll share one of the delicate ones with you:
Talk about a trompe l’oeil!
◊ SOMEONE’S IN THE KITCHEN…
I’m fascinated by zombies, probably because I am deeply and terribly disturbed by them. Like, terribly. That aside, this t-shirt design is too cute not to share.
The secret of fast-food beverage lids was pretty neat!
More cute: pizza-order love connection.
7 perfect summer dishes Kit Steinkellner can’t wait to make (the grilled peaches look mighty good because I, too, could make them on my George Foreman grill)
I’m not a fan of corn, but everything else in Thug Kitchen’s Fresh Corn and Herb Pasta Salad sounds tasty.
Pastry Affair’s Nutty Rhubarb Oatmeal.
If you love funny and punny ladies, you’ll enjoy Mamrie Hart’s recipe for Lil Bub’s Lil Bourb (she’s a bit saucy—double ententre alert!—and she won me over, despite the fact that I don’t usually love puns). Via.
◊ THE HORNS OF ELFLAND.
Some modern mellow: “Instant Attraction” by Garçon Garçon.
The fabulous Angela Still shared the link to “Lotion” by Green Keepers on Facebook, and I loved its creepy perfection so much I couldn’t not share it here. Be warned: this song is strangely addictive!
The next two videos are for Angela in celebration of our love of 70s music:
And some more 70s love: the first song, the theme to Shaft, is a personal favorite because, in addition to its awesomeness, one of my former students once wrote me a theme song to its tune and then performed it in class.