19 items from 2012
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, when your favorite Lgbt authors talk about the best gay book they read in 2012. Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother? was a popular one, because it's really freaking good.
Here are some of the other women who attended the event.
Jane Lynch and Lara Embry
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I've made it to the sunken depths of the Oolacile Township, slowly inching my way further into its shadowy halls. I've cut down the masses of crazed townsfolk and twisted sorcerors that have blocked my path up until now, all infected and driven mad by the insidious blight of the Abyss. I'm running low on Estus - that priceless elixir that sustains life - and I know that a bonfire must be just around the corner where I can rest, replenish my supplies and breathe a sigh of relief. As I step into the next area I'm met with a beautiful, sprawling hall decorated with serene marble statues and fluted torches, a testament to the craftsmanship of the people of Oolacile - but before I have time to admire the scenery, an amorphous two-legged thing comes rushing at me. I raise my shield and get ready to fight this new kind of foe, »
There’s a lot to be said for a game when, once you put the controller down, you immediately want to pick it up again. Such was the case with Far Cry 3 when I attended this years Eurogamer expo. Fifteen minutes of hands on free roaming exploration never seemed enough, and when stuck on what to do next, I instinctively headed for Ubisoft’s Far Cry booth. It was of particular joy to me that Far Cry exceeded my expectations on all accounts, after the second game left me feeling unfulfilled.
Part of what allows Far Cry to succeed the way it does is thanks to the large, ambient world that manages to feel like it is actually alive. One of my biggest complaints about Tomb Raider was that it felt drab and lifeless, perhaps I had just been spoiled by Far Cry 3. Getting lost in the sheer thrill of »
- Corey Milne
HollywoodNews.com: The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, has announced that two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro will be honored with the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award" at the festival's Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony for his fantastic performance in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Awards. He said: "Robert De Niro is not only highly regarded for his body of work as an actor, producer, and director, but also for the passion, integrity, and dedication he brings to his performances on camera, as well as his intense off-camera preparation and study of the characters he brings to life. His performance in the upcoming film "Silver Linings Playbook" is outstanding." The 2012 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will honor Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard with the "Hollywood Actress Award, »
- Josh Abraham
Jimmy Kimmel's Emmy prank turned out to involve him asking viewers to tweet, "Omg Tracy Morgan just passed out on stage during the Emmys, turn on ABC." That was eyeroll-inducing enough that I was relieved to see that no one I follow on Twitter repeated it, but 25,000 people followed Kimmel's directions.
Meanwhile, among the records set at this year's Emmy Awards, Mad Men gets the sad trombone for having the most nominations with no awards.
Former Eureka hunk Ed Quinn has will appear on an episode of Castle and it sounds like he'll be playing the role of Nathan Fillion... or, at least, the star of a short-lived sci-fi show with a cult following.
When Dreams Come True
According to one of Japan’s premier food writers, Yamamoto believes that a great chef must possess the following five attributes in order to become a master. Firstly, consistency. One must operate at the highest level and be able to so day in, day out. Secondly, improvement. Aspiring to better one’s skill is a must. Thirdly, cleanliness. After all, cleanliness is next to godliness, or so the saying goes. Fourthly, impatience. As in being stubborn and reluctant to change what isn’t broken. And lastly, the glue that will make everything stick: passion. One man has been able to master and teach all of these elements. His name is Jiro Ono, he is 85 years old, and he dreams of sushi. Be careful though, by the end of this review you might too.
But Jiro can be a tad stern. Customers often comment on the tense »
I suppose we could call this a follow-up or at least sister piece to last week’s column, in which I interviewed the fantastic Cleolinda Jones, author of Movies in Fifteen Minutes, about her experiences with comic book movies. Cleo noted that she tends to be more interested in Marvel characters because “Marvel has been so much more pro-active about getting movies made and characters out there;” which is true. Let’s look at some numbers for live action comic book movies, just for kicks.
Marvel Movies: 37 (33 + 4 from other Marvel imprints)
DC Movies: 33 (23 + 10 from other DC imprints)
Marvel Movies since 1998: 31 (28 + 3 from other Marvel imprints)
DC Movies since 1998: 18 (8 + 10 from other DC imprints)
Forthcoming Marvel Movies: 16 (8 announced – Iron Man 3; The Wolverine; Thor: The Dark World; Captain America: The Winter Soldier; The Amazing Spider-Man 2; X-Men: Days of Future Past; Avengers 2: Guardians of the Galaxy; Ant-man. 8 speculative – The Amazing Spider-man »
- Emily S. Whitten
Life, most of the time, is matter of routine. We get up, go to work, pass the day as we have hundreds like it before. But this predictability is an illusion, because at any moment, the whole reassuring framework could collapse. An accident, an incredible stroke of luck, a crime: and suddenly everything has changed.
Roger Thornhill's life turns on a dime in the bar of the Plaza Hotel on 59th street, at the moment he calls over the bellboy. He's an advertising executive – one of the original Mad Men – whose anxieties centre around keeping his women sweet (with gifts dispatched by an obliging secretary), his mother happy and the Skin Glow account ticking over. But that bellboy was looking for a certain George Caplan, »
- David Shariatmadari
You don’t have to be born with a comic book in your hand to be a fan. As I’ve mentioned, my early exposure to comics was mostly in the form of movies and TV. These days, I read comics too; but I know a lot of fans who’ve primarily discovered comics through the movies, and often stay mostly with that medium.
Some of those people take that movie fandom and turn it into something awesome. One such is Cleolinda Jones, prolific blogger and author of numerous hilarious movie parodies called Movies in 15 Minutes (there’s also a book). Although one thing she’s known for is being the Internet’s top Twilight snarker, she also writes really interesting discussions of comic book movies.
Recently, there’s been a flurry of talk about who gets to be a geek, and I agree completely with John Scalzi’s assessment »
- Emily S. Whitten
There's a song you've heard if you've been near a TV in recent months. It starts as a synth-laden ballad and eventually warps into a full-blown dubstep breakdown, as though Yoav's "Club Thing" ran into Skrillex at an underground club. "It feels like I am just too close to love you," a British voice croons as the bottom falls out from under the bassline.
The song is "Too Close," and the voice is Alex Clare. And like Yoav, who grew popular with college students when MTV2 showed his music video (seemingly on loop) late at night, Clare is in the spotlight because his song fills the space between TV shows. "Too Close" is the song from those Internet Explorer commercials.
It seems like the ads did less for Microsoft than Clare, who counts Adele as a fan and speaks openly of having once turned down Beyonce, who asked to have »
- Kia Makarechi
At the site DewGothamCity.com, promoting "The Dark Knight Rises", comes a press release from the 'Office Of The Mayor', proclaiming the anti-vigilante, 'Dent Act'.
"Mayor Announces His Signing Of The Dent Act
This morning Mayor Anthony Garcia, signed the Dent Act. The legislation passed unanimously by the City Assembly, will bolster the City's campaign against organized crime. One of the main features of the Act, is the creation of stricter penalties, including the denial of parole, for those who commit any crimes, deemed as a part or function of a larger criminal enterprise. This will close the loophole that existed in the previous laws that hampered the city's ability to stamp out organized crime.
"Harvey Dent was a hero in the true sense of the word," said the Mayor. "His courage in taking on the criminal empires that ruled our streets, saved our city. It would be inappropriate for »
- Michael Stevens
Fifteen minutes in the penalty box! Several cable news pundits this week looked as if they were duking it out in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, as they rhetorically crosschecked one another into the boards. There was plenty of vitriol to be spewed with Jeremiah Wright, President Obama's visit to The View and gay marriage dominating the week's headlines. Heated disagreements ensued and some people left with their feelings hurt. »
- James Crugnale
You really have to think about what the show was working with when writing "Brave New World Part 2." It had to determine what would not only be a satisfying season finale leading to another great year ahead, but what might allow viewers some fulfillment, if even brief, should it have faced cancellation.
I think the writers achieved the best of both worlds and have no doubt we will be in for a stunning final run of Fringe.
Still an avenger
Olivia's superpowers were beyond anything I imagined. Fifteen minutes in, flying was not out of the question. She was not only faster than a speeding bullet, but faster than one from a gun specially built by William Bell that couldn't be stopped by an Observer and that she could throw just as fast back at the shooter. Say what?! Bring me that cortexiphan Stat! I am ready to receive!
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Carissa Pavlica)
My recollection is a little hazy since I first strapped myself in to Planet Fanboy's glowing chair of imagination (it reclines!) but, looking at this week's hot trailer, I have this nagging feeling that I've seen this "Total Recall" film before. Or at least something like it. I can't put my finger on it but. . .wait!
In 1990, the role of Doug Quaid was played by a ridiculous block of cement with an Austrian accent. I'm still not sure how it happened, but this guy, through sheer force of will, managed to become the world's biggest movie star. (He later switched careers and did something really low profile... gardening, maybe.)
Watching him wake from troubling dreams (naked »
- Jordan Hoffman
After Barcelona’s three-one victory against Sporting Gijon on Saturday, the pressure was on Real Madrid last night to beat Espanyol and maintain their ten point lead at the top of La Liga. Madrid ended up winning with a convincing five-nil score line, and giving a commanding performance.
In the first half Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with his thirtieth league goal of the season, moving him two goals ahead of Lionel Messi. Fifteen minutes later Sami Khedira scored Real Madrid’s second goal, in what was his first ever league goal for Madrid. In the second half Gonzalo Higuain scored twice and Kaka scored, as Madrid dominated.
Kaka in particular gave a performance reminiscent of his form at AC Milan that once made him World Player of the Year. The Brazilian was a constant problem for the Espanyol defence, and as well as scoring he created most of Madrid’s best chances. »
- Amrik Virk
Los Angeles — Even the hundreds of photographers, TV cameras and webcams around the Hollywood & Highland Center can't capture every starry moment of Sunday's 84th annual Academy Awards.
Celebrities reunite on the red carpet, mingle during commercial breaks and experience impromptu star-crossings in the wings – and we've got our eyes and ears trained on those moments.
From arrivals to after-parties, here's a running account of what you didn't see on TV:
3:22 – "Is the house open?", a casually dressed Billy Crystal asks a backstage security crew a little more than two hours before the Oscar show is to begin. Wearing jeans, a sweater, sneakers and his Oscar credential, Crystal gazes out at an empty theater as he hits his marks and silently rehearses his monologue. A few minutes later, he's gone.
3:26 p.m. – Outside the theater, things are beginning to heat up, thanks in no small part to the arrival »
Fifteen minutes after the government made arrests and shut down the file-sharing website Megaupload yesterday, several government and entertainment industry websites began to fail, including the homepages for the FBI and the Department of Justice. The underground hacking collective Anonymous quickly took credit, tweeting that it was responsible for its “largest attack ever,” with 5,635 involved in bringing down the sites. “The FBI didn’t think they would get away with this did they?” said members of the group ina statement that was later tweeted. “They should have expected us.”
Other affected websites included the Recording Industry Association of America, the Motion Picture Association of America, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Beverly Hills, Calif. — There are 17 cameras scattered throughout the Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom, capturing the action inside the Golden Globes, but even they can't see everything. From the cocktail lounge to the outdoor smoking patio to the winner's walk through the kitchen, here's a running look at the starry happenings you didn't see on TV:
3 p.m. Pst – Maybe he was afraid they would lock the door on him. Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais, whose sharp-tongued wisecracks ruffled the feathers of some celebrity attendees at last year's show, was among the first to arrive for this year's Golden Globes. He got here two hours early, stopping outside long enough to say he won't mind being offensive again – as long as he's funny.
3:59 p.m. – Burning a couple of their 15 minutes of fame: Two men holding Ernst & Young metal briefcases, presumably with the winners' envelopes inside, proudly pose for photos »
We’ve been telling you about The Fades, the new show creeping into BBC America‘s Supernatural Saturdays slot, but you, like us, may have some questions. We therefore have a character from the show to explain things to us, in the following featurettes. It’s Mac, and he’s the best friend of the main character, Paul. Watch these and you’ll know more than Paul, at least at the beginning…
First question, What is a Fade?
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Next, How Do Fades Ascend?
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Ohhhhh okay. Now I’m starting to get it. Next, What is an Angelic?
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Oooo, okay, even more intriguing. And finally, How is Everyone Connected?
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Still not quite sure? Here’s a reminder:
The Fades, the coming of age »
- Erin Willard
19 items from 2012
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