This is the trailer for the remake of “Annie,” set for a Christmas release:
Remember when certain folks freaked out when they found that Rue in “The Hunger Games” was black? Here we go again (click here, via Crooks and Liars).
I’ve seen more than 70 percent of these. Just for the record, you can die without seeing the remake of “King Kong,” and as much as I liked “12 Monkeys,” “Melancholia,” “Sucker Punch” and “Spring Breakers,” those weren’t on the original list.
I wonder where these selections came from?
Haven’t seen “The Simpsons” in years, but this opening couch scene is magnifique:
I guess this video (which won’t embed, so click here) is kind of cool, but I’ve been on enough flights to know it’s not much different than watching planes land from a plane flying overhead. You see this all the time on those clear days when you’re at a window seat only halfway through your trip and flying over any major airport.
What is cool, by the way, is riding on a train and setting your Google map app on hybrid then hitting your location button. It’s like you’re flying overhead and watching your dot move across country. Zoom in and you feel like you’re moving faster than you actually are. And as you look at the map, you see what the buildings you’re going by look like from the skies. Give it a try sometime when you’re riding Amtrak.
You can walk on a high wire. Or you can go up in a balloon. Both would freak me out. So imagine my reaction to this:
At least the guys had the sense to wear parachutes.
A bit of Kafka for the 21st century:
What could be better than that?
OK, so that’s French and this video is in German, but the point’s the same. A laughing cow is a jumping cow:
Just another example of animals fully aware of their surroundings. They’ve been cooped up in a barn forever, and they probably knew they were set for slaughter. (And animals are aware when they’re about to be turned into meat. Stand outside an abattoir sometime, and listen to the screams.)
This is like watching a prisoner being released into the world after being stuck forever in solitary confinement.
Or like Tommy when he gets his senses back: