The video’s been pulled, but if you simply read the article you can get an idea. In my opinion, she was way more gutsy than Lady Gaga, there’s an actual sense of danger and controversy in what she did, making Gaga just look contrived.
According to Silicon Era, the game is called And Kensaku, and includes a number of mini-games that incorporate Google search results into them. For instance, one of the games is similar to Family Feud in that players guess which search term will return the most results. Another game tasks players with preventing a bomb from exploding by choosing terms will high results. The game is scheduled for release in Japan April 29. While you wait for this bizarre title to land stateside, you can marvel at the teaser site for the new game, but be warned: the theme song is pretty damn awesome.
ZZZZZZzzzzz. Oh I’m sorry I fell asleep while reading a description for the most boring game ever. Search Engine Optimization! The GAME!
Inspired by American Idiot, Speakeasy lists the rock musicals that actually manage to rock. Including Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy, Rent, Spring Awakening, Rocky Horror, Hedwig, and Passing Strange. Basically, most of my favorites.
"Displaying approximately 1½ expressions, the teenage Cyrus pouts her way through a fire, a wedding and a funeral — not to mention intervening in an abusive relationship, digging out guilty secrets and resisting overtures from her dad, whom she’s never forgiven for her parents’ divorce." —Lou Lumenick [NYP]
"Her dramatic abilities largely consist of two moves — scrunching up her face and staring wistfully into the distance." [AP]
"The worst movie star since Dane Cook. Her emotional range includes happy and mad and nothing in between." [Metromix Chicago]
"Allegedly, this is the film in which Cyrus gets all, like, dramatic. If by “dramatic’’ one means pouty, sullen, and cute, then OK. But it’s not tragedy you sense behind those big brown eyes. It’s a party in the USA." [Boston Globe]
See it wasn’t just me. It was bothersome, but at least nothing happened in the episode.
"To the ABC exec who decided to put the V countdown clock on the bottom of the Lost screen… I hate you. Passionately," Tweeted one ESPN columnist. The bug also earned a rant from Star-Ledger’s Alan Sepinwall ("it was ridiculous: between the large red "V" logo, and the ticking clock, it was impossible to not notice it, virtually ever moment it was on screen").
"Yes, people, I saw it too," Tweeted Damon Lindelof. ":34 minutes until I cry myself to sleep."
This will look so good in the garage of my Ferris Bueller house, where I can reenact the “turn-back-the-odometer” scene over and over at least once. But I’m going to have to sell my Full House house and my Twin Peaks house in order to afford it.
Beginning today, those interested can go to this MySpace page and upload audition videos through April 26. The videos should explain why you want to be on Glee and feature a performance of one of Glee’s hit tracks, like “True Colors,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and “Lean on Me.” Performances can either be a cappella or with a single instrument via My Space karaoke. Videos should be only five minutes in length (one-minute intro, four-minute performance) and are limited to one per person.
They should totally do a televised special highlighting the best and worst of these. Like Idol but not.
Hannover House has picked up the rights and will release happythankyoumoreplease, the Dramatic Audience Award Winner at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on August 27 (via Variety). Written, directed and starring Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) the romantic comedy follows a New York writer and his friends who begin caring for a foster child who gets lost on the subway.
The new distributor, which is best known for its home video market, reportedly paid $1 million for the film and will open it in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas before expanding it to 20 more markets on Labor Day. happythankyoumoreplease, which feels like a cousin to (500) Days of Summer and Garden State, also stars Malin Akerman (Watchman), Zoe Kazan (Me and Orson Welles), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Kate Mara (Shooter) and Pablo Schreiber (The Wire).
Finally! Now everyone will get to see my name in the credits. Also I’m going to see it next week at the Gen Arts Film Fest in NY.