Hamilton's Holiday Auto Theatre is resuscitated with a modern makeover
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The Disney touch is working its magic in
an unusual location far from the company’s California and Florida theme
parks. Two men with Walt Disney Co. training and a love of retro culture
are helping revive a 60-plus-year-old drive-in movie theater on the
fringes of the old industrial city of Hamilton, Ohio.
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Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Some believe that thousands of years from now, when people examine the things we post and share
on the Internet (the horror!), our collective obsession with cat photos will
mimic the Egyptians' feline-friendly hieroglyphics. While I’d hate to see this
century remembered for I Can Has Cheezburger, our cat fancy cannot be denied. Further
proof: Monopoly is replacing its iron piece (who knows what those are anymore,
anyway?!) with a cat.
Most Archer fans know the voices behind their
favorite ISIS staffers, but Vulture found the real-life inspiration for each animated character. How much tail do
you think Sterling doppelganger Jason Fitzgerald is getting?
rocked the Northeast last week, and we all know what that means for grocery
Is eye-posuction a
thing? Lil’ Kim debuted her latest face recently, and homegirl doesn’t even
look like the same species (perhaps she’s just another feline worshipper?). I’m
sure I’d do a lot of fucked up stuff to myself if I was a badass millionaire
rapper, but go under the knife to this point?
I think not. What happened to our demure, pasty-sporting, natural beauty?
another reinterpretation of Disney princesses.
People can’t get enough of that shit! Bust
recently featured artist Yudi Chen’s awesome male versions of classic princesses,
including “Cinderfella,” “The Little Merman” and
a bearded Rapunzel.
One of the most
annoying aspects of Facebook (and damn is
that saying something) is getting its own television incarnation — Farmville:
the TV show (via Videogum).
Who could forget
Sweet Brown, the 2012 Internet sensation from Oklahoma City, Okla. whose spirited news interview post-apartment
fire went viral? You may know her from the “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That”
meme. Few surpass meme status, but Sweet Brown booked herself a dentist
commercial! Via Dlisted:
If you’re an Always Sunny fan, you know all about the
D.E.N.N.I.S. System, Dennis Reynold’s method for luring and abandoning women,
aka “erotic conquests.” Find your own system for torturing romantic pursuits
J - Justify
A - Accept Fault
C - Cry Together
Q - Quality Time
U - Unexpected
E - Engage
L - Lend Money
I - Inspire Hope
N - Nurture
E - End
Just in time for
Valentine’s Day! (Thanks, Hannah!)
An Internet hacker
known as Guccifer recently published photos and “sensitive correspondence” from
the Bush family, including both former presidents. The most interesting find?
Evidence of Dubya’s interest in the arts. Via The Smoking Gun:
Yes, this appears
to be a self-portrait of GWB in the shower. All together now: Bush-hacked!
Now, look at all
this stuff fitting perfectly into unrelated stuff: http://thingsfittingperfectlyintothings.tumblr.com/
Computer-animated feature revisits a seemingly long-lost style
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Plenty of contemporary animated features are trying so hard to be clever that they forget to be fundamentally enjoyable — and as for the emotional depth, we can appreciate Pixar's impressive track record without dismissing everything that doesn't live up to that standard. 'Rio' manages to be entertaining by working within an unlikely formula: making something that's fun for kids, in the style of movies that their parents would have watched when they were kids. Grade: B.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Without a clear identity, 'Earth' is often merely a reminder of things that IMAX documentaries have done better. It manages a few gripping moments, but it might actually be most fascinating watching the filmmakers at their risk-taking work during the closing credits. Grade C.
1959, Not Rated
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A piece of legendary television history, long considered lost but discovered and restored by the Archive of American Television, makes its DVD debut with its crackling, electrifying energy intact. Budd Schulberg wrote What Makes Sammy Run?, a portrait of venal and ignorant but desperately striving, hustling Hollywood studio boss Sammy Glick, way back in 1941.
2008, Rated PG
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Chances are the Walt Disney Company is counting their blessings that they didn't part ways with Pixar after making 'Cars.' The computer animation juggernaut — and arguably a Disney savior — has again proved who wears the pants in the relationship.