You Wouldn’t Think Twelve Minutes of Characters Being Hit By Buses Would Be This Mesmerizing, But it Is
by Susana Polo | 1:13 pm, February 6th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 1:13 pm, February 6th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 5:46 pm, January 18th, 2013
I would watch a movie where Jennifer Lawrence played an FBI agent tasked with rescuing Enjolras and his friends from revolutionary Iran a the behest of President Abraham Lincoln.
(via The Daily Dot.)
by Susana Polo | 2:04 pm, January 3rd, 2013
The Black List is a Hollywood insider tradition dating back to the ancient times of 2005 (you know, back when we all thought, if only for one innocently hopeful second, that Episode III might just be a little bit better than I or II and that the new Batmobile looked waaaay stupid). Every year, a group of executives in charge of development at various studios submit lists of the screenplays they read that year that they liked the most… but that also didn’t actually get greenlit for an actual movie. Topping this year’s list are a sports insider drama, the true-crime story of the disappearance of the Beaumont Children, and a bio-pic about Theodore Geisel (that is, Dr. Seuss) and his wife Helen.
And there’s also a bio-pic of our current Secretary of State.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:46 pm, December 28th, 2012
This is actually the first I’ve heard about the long-lost short film from Star Wars art director, and Academy Award winner Roger Christian called Black Angel. Which is odd, considering it’s totally my kind of thing. The sword-and-sorcery title was made with financial assistance from George Lucas and played before Empire Strikes Back in Europe and Australia. It’s been lost for years but like the plot of many fantasy film, the magic has been reawakened! Now, how does Christian plan to get it to the hungry masses?READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 1:17 pm, December 28th, 2012
When Guillermo del Toro tells you something is one of the scariest thing he’s ever seen, it might be time to close your eyes. But for the purposes of this post, don’t do that, just make sure to go use the restroom first. Andy Muschietti and sister Barbara Muschietti created this short, which caught del Toro’s attention and got him behind the feature length film, Mama, starring Jessica Chastain and Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
(via Topless Robot)
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:31 pm, December 22nd, 2012
Welcome to Fhloston Paradise! The hotel of a thousand and one follies, lollies, and lick ‘em lollies. A magic fountain flow of non stop wine, women and hootchie cootchie coo! Yeah, I did that straight from memory. The Fifth Element is my favorite film. I’m not sure if I’ve talked about my obsession with it on The Mary Sue before but let’s just say I have Leeloo’s tattoo and leave it at that. So when we were sent this fantastic LEGO creation from Matt De Lanoy I jumped with joy. The “Fhloston Paradise” set was created as part of a larger set up for a Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club show. This is just the empty set, as it were, click ahead to see what it looks like when all the “actors” are thrown in. And yes, there are Mangalores galore.
(Matt De Lanoy via Anonymous Tipster)READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 12:10 pm, December 21st, 2012
Everything’s perfectly all right now. We’re fine. We’re all fine here now, thank you. How are you?
by Susana Polo | 11:04 am, December 6th, 2012
Google uses its Global Impact Awards to award grants to small institutions for whom a mere $1.2 million (“mere” when you compare it to the full extent of Google’s wallet) is a huge impact, and places that are also unafraid to “fail fast or challenge the status quo, and have what [they'd] like to call ‘a healthy disregard for the impossible.” So it both makes sense and is pretty cool that Google would choose to give $1.2 million to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and access to their engineers in order to craft experimental software that can analyze gender representation from raw television footage.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:15 pm, December 4th, 2012
Kathryn Bigelow made history nearly four years ago by becoming the first woman to ever win an Academy Award for Best Director for The Hurt Locker, a.k.a., the movie that made Jeremy Renner a big name star, so you have her to thank for that as well, Avengers fans. Yesterday she made history again by becoming the first woman to win multiple directing awards from the New York Film Critics Circle over its seventy-seven year history, putting her in a group with fifteen other male filmmakers.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 1:16 pm, December 3rd, 2012