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V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012

news

The Daily Word in MMA arenas, botox and killer robots.

The Daily Word

A Santa Fe jail was a martial arts arena.

Monkeys and mid-life crises.

R. Kelly on Broadway.

The botox poker face.

Chinese sex toys.

Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.

Charlize Theron got a buzzcut.

45% of America wants to skip Christmas.

Kate Moss’ bird tattoos were done by painter Lucien Freud.

PSYOPS mission patches!

Slow motion dancing water drips.

Weird cars of 2012.

Leftover Halloween candy recipes. (At what point does candy become “leftover” candy?)

Rich people amuse themselves with fancy things.

Draw eyes on your hands!

What made you sad?

Want to play soccer?

Ban killer robots.

The mystery of the Bloop has been solved.

You can cut a Christmas tree.

Happy birthday Sean Young.

Thanks to Constance Moss, Susan Petersen and Tom Nayder for the help!

V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
Kristen Stewart is trollin’ on the river.

Film Review

Snow White and the Huntsman

Familiar fairy tale looks ravishing but is ravaged by ambition

Hollywood, in one of those industrywide moments of serendipity, has suddenly realized that fairy tales are public domain and can be exploited for free. Hence, the explosion in Brothers Grimm-inspired storytelling (ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” NBC’s “Grimm,” Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, Tarsem Sing’s Mirror Mirror, the upcoming theatrical versions of Jack the Giant Killer and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters). Arriving mere months after the last “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” adaptation (the aforementioned, slapstick-addled Mirror Mirror) comes Snow White and the Huntsman. While it may not go down in history as the definitive fairy tale feature, it will certainly tide us over until somebody pens a gritty, effects-filled reboot of “The Three Little Pigs.”

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V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012

news

The Daily Word in Facebook stocks, Frankenfish, finger sandwich

The Daily Word

Facebook hits the stock market, but not every one is buying in.

Trayvon Martin case gets more complex.

Fort Wingate man who admitted to multiple child rapes is walking free.

Police say man shot to death in Santa Fe was a well-known thief.

Major Spice-manufacturing raid near I-25 and Jefferson.

Protests and precautions surround Chicago’s NATO summit.

Speaking of Chicago, Cubs’ owner still taking heat for now-canceled anti-Obama campaign.

Virginia man catches a world-record-sized snakehead.

Red Rock woman was running what looks like an indoor zoo.

Quail-Man robs a coffee shop.

Teenager gets part of a finger in his Arby’s sandwich.

Charlize Theron was pretty much toothless until the age of 11.

V.20 No.51 | 12/22/2011

Film

Juno duo return with the blistering black comedy Young Adult

The last time director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody teamed up, it was for a little film called Juno. Four years later they’re back together for another drama-laced comedy, Young Adult. Perhaps the two have grown older and wiser. Perhaps times have changed. But the snarky, impossibly well-spoken wit of Juno has dried up, replaced by the cynical comedy of discomfort.

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V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011
“They are out of AmeriCone Dream. Someone must die.”

Film Review

Young Adult

Blistering black comedy celebrates stunted development and spectacularly bad ideas

The last time director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody teamed up, it was for a little film called Juno. Four years later they’re back together for another drama-laced comedy, Young Adult. Perhaps the two have grown older and wiser. Perhaps times have changed. But the snarky, impossibly well-spoken wit of Juno has dried up, replaced by the cynical comedy of discomfort.

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