Friday 1 April 2011

Random stuff is random

PopMatters is publishing incredibly interesting articles in its ongoing series about Joss Whedon, but I found one about Identity and Memory in Dollhouse and one about Personal Identity (and how it sometimes shifts radically in Whedon's shows) particularly intriguing.

The Fades (so there won't be a new title?), a six-part-series written by Jack Thorne (Skins, This is England '86), is going to air on BBC3 at some point this year, and not only is Lily Loveless still part of the cast (playing the twin sister of the hero, who is "rather annoyed", which shouldn't be too much of a stretch from Naomi Campbell), but there is even more awesomeness in the form of Daniel Kaluuya (Posh Kenneth and also a writer for Skins) and Tom Ellis (Miranda). 

The A.V. Club interviewed Ellen Page, who sounds more passionate about her activism than her acting (which is fine by me - she's good at acting, she doesn't have to be able to explain why and how). 

Micachu is going to release a new record  (Chopped & Screwed) next week, and it's complex and disturbing and a little bit like a rabbit hole into a very twisted place

Also, The Mountain Goats' All Eternals Deck is a beautiful collection of songs. "The compasses I came into this world with never really worked so good"

SPOILER for Sucker Punch

In case you thought the lobotomy depicted in Sucker Punch was unrealistic for a procedure happening in the 20th century - it wasn't. Sometimes reality is scarier than fiction. And sometimes I find myself in a very lonely place not really enjoying movies everybody seemed to love (The Social Network, Inception) but feeling intellectually stimulated and creatively inspired by something nobody even liked. Maybe I was just blinded by the fact that I might have made mixtapes in the past containing some or all of the songs that were covered for the soundtrack (Asleep, Where Is My Mind, White Rabbit, and a remix of Björk's Army of Me plays a central role in the movie)

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