Things of note for the week ending November 2nd, 2012
1. New poster for The Wolverine
This dropped earlier this week and it is gorgeous.Â Bold, stark and perfectly reminiscent of the 1982 mini-series that the film is based upon. It’s a little less controversial than the first teaser poster (apparently the locals weren’t happy with the apparent destruction of their flag) and alright we’re going to have wait until July to see if James Mangold‘s version will be anywhere near as good as I hoped Aronofsky’s version would be but still, it bodes well.
If you want to know more about The Wolverine, I’d suggest you go and watch this video (featuring my friend Ryan, and posted by my friend Rob – the guys I mentioned I last week), which features an interview with both the film’s lead and director.
2. Taste the rain
I have a love/hate affair with autumn at the moment, but this piece of art speaks to me on so many levels. I just, I just can’t stop looking at it. It’s crying out for breath. There’s so much going on. I adore it.
Any excuse for dress up, right?
4. Muse are hilarious
This is old, but I don’t care. I liked it. Apparently, Muse don’t like to mime.
[youtube width=”525″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3T2sOOtNlw[/youtube]
5. Rob’s THINGS
This week I (re)discovered the blog of Rob Hinchcliffe. He does a similar thing to my Five Things but his is called ‘Inspiring and Interesting Things This Week‘ or ‘I.I.T.T.W.‘ (catchy, I know). If you’re after a source of interestingness (hey, that might a reason you’re reading this post right now), then I recommend you go have a look.
Seriously, without it I wouldn’t have discovered the by far away best thing I’ve read all week which was this fantastic three page long interview with the master magician Teller (one half of Penn & Teller).
Bonuses this week; apparently psychopaths are more attractive than the rest of us (this explains a LOT); all the 2screen reports you’ll ever need (big love to The Guardian for that one); and this piece from Warren Ellis is a damn good read too.Â
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Yep, Muse have quite the history of doing that when they are asked to mime on a show. I can somewhat accept that not all TV studios are kitted out for live performances, but when a show that is dedicated to the music charts and such, that invites bands on constantly, doesn’t have the right facilities, it is a very sad state of affairs. I’m glad that they take the piss and have a laugh, better than being labelled for trying to convincingly mime.
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