January 30, 2007

Link It Up

I dunno. I can't be bothered right now. Still sick. So here's some links for you.

I enjoy the symmetry in Rod Zombie casting a relative unknown in the form of Scout Taylor-Compton for the role of Laurie Strode in his Halloween remake/revamp/reinterpretation due out... this year (or is it 2008?) I've apparently seen her on Gilmore Girls, but I don't remember her. I do, however, remember her in the mindblowing egregriously Oscar-snubbed classic Sleepover (sample scene). Is this Scout Taylor-Compton the new, similarly three-named may I add, Jamie-Lee Curtis? Jamie has recently quit acting, so it would be highly amusing to see the actress taking over Jamie-Lee's most famous role then go on to become a star in her own right. We'll see. Maybe.

Towlerod reports of a hilarious lawsuit against the makers of Brokeback Mountain. That last line says it all: "One wonders if Scott-Blanton is aware that Brokeback is adapted from a short story by Annie Proulx first published in The New Yorker in 1997." What a dumbass.

RIP Sally Spectra! When I used to watch The Bold and the Beautiful when I was 10 (so much of it went over my head, I presume) Sally Spectra was always my favourite. She was such a weird nutter. I was legitimately taken aback when I read the other day that actress Darlene Conley had passed away due to cancer. Watch the clip, it's both moving and completely and utterly hilariously bonkers. Loves it.

My New Plaid Pants always provides good funny and today he's got 150-word re-enactments of The Departed, Little Miss Sunshine, Babel, The Queen and I presume Letters From Iwo Jima whenever he sees it. They're hilarious.

How freaky is that?!?

Also, I watched Dave Chappelle's Block Party for the second time in a row today. Just an amazing film. Makes you forget all the shit that's going on in the world and wish that everybody could have their own block party to make themselves feel good. Sure, watching fictional characters be happy is one thing, but seeing real people like the ones in here just puts the biggest smile on my face. Plus, the chance to watch Jill Scott is enough to warrent many many viewings.


par3182 said...

i used to watch 'the bold and the beautiful' about fifteen years ago and was convinced that sally spectra was a man in drag; i kept waiting for the big reveal

(obviously some things went over my head too)

Kamikaze Camel said...

That was back when the show was as much about the fashion industry as anything else, too. But now it's really not about that all.

Plus, back then it had SHEILA!!!!

JA said...

I'm in no hurry to see LFIJ, so that last entry may be awhile in the making. I just churned those things out in like 15 minutes and got the the end and was all, what's the other Best Pic nominee? I couldn't remember, but when I did I was all blah no thanks. I could probably do a fake one, though, knowing what I do about the film already.

RC said...

yikes...that horse picture is freaky...

you really think Jamie-Lee is gone for good?

Kamikaze Camel said...

No. I think she'll make a comeback at some stage, but for now writing children's books seems to be more important to her.