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Things We Saw Today: Take Down a Miniature Tokyo With This Godzilla Ring

Unfortunately this ring by Etsy seller UrbanHunting has already been snapped up by some Godzilla fan with good taste in jewelry and $500 to spare. You’re safe this time, Tokyo. This time. (via Fashionably Geek)

  • Diablo Cody lays down a truth on women in the film industry: “As a woman you’re still expected to constantly prove yourself, whereas men are allowed to have flops without people blaming it on their gender. If a man has a flop, people will blame it on a variety of factors. But if a woman directs a movie and it doesn’t do well, suddenly it’s because she’s a woman. That’s aggravating to me.” (The Frisky)
  • Dee Rees—director of the 2011 festival hit Pariah, a coming-of-age story about an African-American teenage girl coming to terms with her sexuality—is helming a film version of Philip K. Dick‘s Martian Time-Slip. (Deadline)

These Star Wars bookends by Gentle Giant Ltd.. Give. (Nerd Approved)

  • Gravity co-writer Jonás Cuarón, son of writer/director Alfonso Cuarón, is going from outer space to under the sea to write a movie about Atlantis for Warner Bros.. (/Film)
  • Season five of Community has a release date: January 2, 2014. (Deadline)

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  • Mark Brown

    So when IS January 2nd 2014?

  • Anonymous

    Up from the depths,
    Seven stories high,
    Lord that’s a big ring.

  • Vian Lawson

    Shortly after New Year’s Day, I believe … could be wrong; I get my days mixed up rather a lot in party season …

  • kevin

    what Sean replied I’m in shock that a mom can earn $6319 in a few weeks on the computer. from this source


  • Anonymous

    October 19th is on January 2nd

  • Adrian

    WB doing a movie about Atlantis and it’s not about Aquaman? Sigh.

  • Laura Truxillo

    It’s a Thursday night. Because the feeling’s right.

  • Lucas Picador

    Diablo Cody: “That’s aggravating to me.”

    Any minimally competent writer would know what “aggravating” means, would be able to use it properly in a sentence, and would know when to use “irritating” instead if that’s what she meant.

    Sorry if that’s a harsh assessment. I’ve just passionately hated every script she’s ever written.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    The common colloquial use is “exasperating,” though. I don’t think she’s in the wrong on this one.

  • Lucas Picador

    The dictionary entry I saw labelled that use as “informal”. Sort of the same way people on the Internet “informally” use words like “definately”, or don’t distinguish between there/their/they’re.

    Just because some people use it that way doesn’t mean it’s not stupid and wrong. The “informal” usage is premised on a misunderstanding of the actual meaning of the word (e.g. “this tight shoe is aggravating my blister” means that it’s making the blister worse by, coincidentally, irritating the blister); it adds nothing to the language (why not “irritate” instead?), while making the meaning of the word less clear. To aggravate something is to make something bad worse. To aggravate Diablo Cody would mean, presumably, to make her into an even worse writer.

    Someone who calls herself a writer should care about language. She should choose her words deliberately. Cody is a hack who has built her career riding the vapid wave of meaningless quirky twee garbage that has swamped — and co-opted — indie cinema in the last ten years. It’s a small detail, but she seems to do this in every interview: it’s like she’s a performance artist trying to demonstrate how easily terrible writers can succeed in Hollywood.