To be fair, a lot of the responses Harrison Ford gave during his Reddit AMA—specifically what he says about that Blade Runner sequel—are not at all grumpy old man-like. But his answer to the question “Who shot first, Han or Greedo?” is so curmudgeonly that it pushes the whole thing over the edge. Harrison, we love you. Never change.
Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have been in New York for a few months performing Waiting for Godot on Broadway, and to celebrate the play’s closing night Sir Patrick tweeted “outtakes” of the pics he and Sir Ian took while palling around the Big Apple. None of your fair Mary Sue writers ran into either one of them on the street while they were in town (though this did happen—be jealous), but looking at these pictures has far less potential for embarrassment than an in-person meeting, so I’m good with it.
I’ve no particular interest in seeing The Pirate Fairy—direct-to-DVD Disney movies aren’t really my thing, y’know?—but 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage of Tom Hiddleston voicing a young Captain Hook?… Yeah, I might be up for that.
Calling it: So many cute little kids are going to develop their first innocent crushes on Hiddleston’s character here. They’ll grow up. They’ll find Tumblr. His reign will never end.
I don’t think Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett can call themselves Mystery Science Theater guys anymore for legal reasons, but that’s not stopping me. These days they tend to go by a their more recent and entirely laudable efforts as the Rifftrax guys. But if they’re going to be riffing on nature videos for National Geographic, I hold out hope that there will be at least one huge slam on anteaters out of nowhere.
It’s things like this that make me fall in love with the internet all over again.
These aesthetic masterpieces are the work of Thai cosplayer Anucha “Cha” Saengchart, proprietor of the Lowcost Cosplay Facebook page. His followers regularly contribute images of their own costumery, using brooms, noodles, live cats, and whatever else is needed to create perfect visual homages. Truly stunning.
At least it had damn well better be. Pixar doesn’t have a movie coming out this year to sweep the Oscar away from Laika like Brave did with ParaNorman. And look, I like Brave, but ParaNorman is, objectively speaking and without dispute, one of the best animated movies that has been or probably ever will be. There’ll be no competition from Disney, whose sole animated offering this year, to my knowledge, is the Planes sequel. So no. How to Train Your Dragon 2, barring extreme suckitude, will secure a nom. But the only movie that might beat The BoxTrolls, indie stop-motion fantasy movie with a trailer about gay parents o’ my heart, is The Lego Movie. Which I loved. It’s impossible to say I’ll love The BoxTrolls more, since I haven’t seen it yet.
But I’ll probably love The BoxTrolls more. Because it’s Laika. ParaNorman. Coraline. Stop-motion. And look at the trailer. Look at it.
And a million cosplayers cried out in relief, and then started planning small alterations for 100% accuracy. But even for every day wear, this dress is super cute. You can tell, because it has a cat on it. We Love Fine also just debuted a backpack that makes you look like Catbug.