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Skizz Cyzyk says:
My cat Speck is named after Pee Wee Herman’s dog. My partner Jen and I got her in 1999, and suspect she’s part raccoon. Speck always has a concerned look on her face. She doesn’t like to be picked up, but I pick her up all the time anyway. After all these years, she’s finally starting to deal with it. When I’m in bed, she will sit on top of me as long as she can’t see my hands.
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I have been making films since 1983. I have made a bunch of short films (Four Films in Five Minutes: A Trilogy, Little Castles, Star Spangled Babydoll, Managers Corner, Damn You Mr. Bush) and music videos (Meatjack, Beach House, Young Fresh Fellows). Lately, I have been making mostly feature-length documentaries.
Freaks in Love (co-directed with David Koslowski) is about »
- Mike Everleth
New York Times the miniature model (so edible looking!) of The Grand Budapest Hotel
/Film Carrie Fisher to be in London for 6 months for the new Star Wars film... Hmmm perhaps more than a cameo, then. But regardless I'm not really looking forward to these after the debacle of the last trilogy
Towleroad on Neil Patrick Harris as a gay icon
Gawker Rich Juzwiak on the continuation of the gay 300 saga. This line just kills me:
But no one man can satisfy Themistocles. "I have spent my life on my one true love: the Greek fleet," he proclaims. Sounds like an active life!
(I'm never going to see the new 300: Rise of an Empire given the descriptions of how gorey it is -- sounds more vomitous than »
- NATHANIEL R
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True Detective: The Oscars Parody
Matthew McConaughey is interrogated by The Academy about the 2014 Oscars and his past of less-notable films.
Let It Go (Meme Cover)
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Cute Kitten Version)
The post Sr »
- Justin Vactor
The classic bike that Pee Wee Herman spent looking for in Tim Burton's Pee Wee's Big Adventure is now up for sale on eBay. As I write this post the bidding is currently at $25, 702. As cool as it would be to own this, I think I'd rather spend that money on getting a new car. Here's the description from the ad:
Its in pieces now, but everything is there.
Comes with an autographed photo of Paul Ruebens, a photo of him signing the photo, letter/certificate of authenticity, warner bro plans/spec sheet on the red cargo boxes. I am the third owner. I bought it in 2010 for $10,000. Selling because my family is getting larger.
- Joey Paur
Looking for a new set of wheels (of the two-wheel variety and not four)? Love cult-movie memorabilia? Got an extra 30 grand to spare? We’ve got the perfect solution. An enterprising eBay seller has listed a rare piece of movie history: the beach cruiser bicycle used by Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman himself, in 1985’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure – and it could be yours. Maybe we can make a movie about the winner and call it Pee-wee's Bid Adventure. While Reubens’ iconic character states in the film that he’d never part with the bike, the eBay seller reveals he’s actually the third owner of the cruiser, saying he acquired it for $10,000 back in 2010. With a growing family, he’s looking to part with the bike (the...
- Mike Bracken
“Is this something you can share with the rest of us Amazing Larry?” In 1985 Tim Burton and Paul Reubens dazzled audiences with “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” a harrowing survival narrative, not unlike “12 Years A Slave,” about a young boy whose bike was stolen and the lengths the courageous lad traveled in order to be reunited with it (his true best friend). It was an adventure no less great than Homer’s Odyssey and it’s a tale that will never be far from our hearts. Unfortunately some schmuck is trying to capitalize on it all and instead of riding it around joyously until they die, is selling one of Pee-wee’s precious bikes on eBay. The current bid is almost $15,000 dollars, which is laughable when you figure that Pee-wee estimated the bike to be worth in value of a billion, or trillion dollars in the movie. Evidently the bike is “in pieces now” too, »
- Edward Davis
Tim Burton and Pee Wee Herman fans better move quick! They only have one day to place a bid on the original bike used in the classic 1985 comedy Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. This beautiful red and white beach cruiser served as a co-star and the real object of Pee Wee's affection in the movie, and now it can be yours, if you can match the $14,950.00 asking price.
That's the current bid on eBay, where twenty serious potential buyers are competing to own this piece of Hollywood history. While you'll have to assemble the bike itself (its currently in pieces), it does still include all the bells and whistles (literally) that were seen in the movie. It comes packaged with an autographed picture of Paul Reubens, a photo of him signing the autograph, a certificate of authenticity, and a Warner Bros. spec sheet attached to red cargo boxes that were used to »
In the 1985 movie Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Pee-Wee Herman exclaims, "I wouldn't sell my bike for all the money in the world. Not for a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars!" But while that proclamation led to a lot of "I know you are but what am I?" arguments, the bike's third official owner – an eBay user named umsc_vet2008 – is not quite so reluctant to part with the bicycle. One lucky Pee-Wee fan with deepish pockets (but probably not a swimming pool for a bathtub) can buy the movie's red beach »
The bicycle that Pee-Wee Herman refused to sell for even a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars ... is up for sale ... but for a whole lot less.One of the bikes used to film the 1985 flick "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" is being auctioned on eBay ... and the owner tells us he has a letter of authenticity from the studio to prove it's the real deal.Just one problem: some assembly is required. The seller says the bike »
- TMZ Staff
Paul will guest host the March 3 episode, with the thesp also likely to appear on the live “Raw” pre-show and “Backstage Pass” segments on the WWE Network.
Event takes place at Chicago’s Allstate Arena.
Paul isn’t the first celeb to stop by WWE’s flagship show. Hugh Jackman, Pee Wee Herman, Bob Barker, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and the Muppets have appeared on the show to promote their projects. In fact, the Muppets are likely to return ringside with Disney releasing “Muppets Most Wanted” at the end of March.
Betty White hosted the Feb. »
- Marc Graser
To children of the 80s, Mark Mothersbaugh is best known as the lead singer of the new wave band Devo, whose hit song "Whip It" rocketed them to stardom. After the singer and his Devo band mates went their separate ways, he moved on to a new career as a film and TV composer, crafting the theme song for Pee-wee's Playhouse and providing the scores for Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, Slaughterhouse Rock and a number of other movies, short films and TV shows throughout the 1990s. He gained a whole new fan base by composing the scores for early Wes Anderson films such as Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, proving himself to be one of the most versatile composers in the business. The musician reunites with his Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 »
In honor of Jimmy Fallon's premiere as host of "The Tonight Show," videos of his early days are going viral online -- watch his "Saturday Night Live" audition here. But the absolute best is the video above, of Fallon's first stand-up performance.
The gig is at Bananas Comedy Club in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. As Fallon said on the season premiere of "Inside Comedy," it was a radio contest where entrants had two minutes to do a stand-up act and could win a cash prize. Fallon's call was doing a commercial for Troll Dolls in various impressions, like John Travolta, Cliff Clavin from "Cheers," Rocky Balboa, Rocky from "Bullwinkle" and Pee Wee Herman.
Fallon won the contest and the $700 prize, which he said seemed like a huge amount of money to the 17-year-old budding comedian. »
It may be tempting to group Mark Mothersbaugh with other movie composers who began in the rock/pop world — names like Danny Elfman, Klaus Badelt, Clint Mansell, Randy Newman, Lisa Gerrard, Trevor Rabin.
But consider that Mothersbaugh co-founded one of the 1970s most subversive, post-modern groups, Devo; composes for every conceivable kind of project from “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” to “The Royal Tenenbaums” to the infamous Joe Boxer Christmas ad; works as an artist in a seemingly unlimited number of media from wooden organ pipes to postcards; makes rugs and designs glass frames; collects bird calls, as well as a world-class assemblage of exotic musical instruments.
There aren’t too many in Mothersbaugh’s category. Probably none.
A conversation with him skips and dances over so many areas and topics that a picture forms of someone with encyclopedic range.
And yet everything about Mothersbaugh points to the same fun-loving spirit heard »
- Robert Koehler
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