• There’s a lot of Scorsese stuff going on over at Harper’s Bazar for all of you Scorcrazies out there. First they have a bunch of actors sharing their own experiences with him, and then a photo gallery of a bunch of actors recreating some famous Scorcese scenes, including this Taxi Driver one with Chloë Moretz and Keanu Reeves. “Oh, fantastic!” -Scorcrazies  -HarpersBazar
  • Want to watch Macaulay Culkin lick Seth Green during a ComicCon panel? Aw sure you do, c’mon. -TheDailyWhat
  • Here are some charts from the planning of Community‘s “Remedial Chaos Theory” episode. More like Remedial CONFUSING Theory. Right? Very good. -DanHarmon
  • Ten celebrities, including Stephen King, Gene Hackman, and Hugh Jackman, wrote letters to their sixteen-year-old selves as part of the book Dear Me. You can read some of them here! Stephen King’s is great. -Guardian
  • Charlie Day IS going to be hosting Saturday Night Live! Along with Jason Segal! And Emma Stone! GREAT! -EW
  • Nobody went to see The Big Year. The movie with Steve Martin and Jack Black and Owen Wilson? You know? They go on a trip? Aw, nevermind. Poor The Big Year. -FilmDrunk
  • Kelly Osbourne is calling Christina Aguilera fat because she called her fat first or something but now she’s saying that they’re both fat but she was never as fat as Christina or something I DON’T KNOW. Ladies! Quit it! -Dlisted
  • Gwyneth Paltrow looks nice in these photos of her children playing at a park! -TheSuperficial
  • David Fincher told Roony Mara to get drunk for Girl With the Dragon Tattoo pictures, after deciding that he wanted to cast her. Just that. -Celebuzz
  • I don’t really know what the Scream Awards are, but I can definitely guess from their title, and from the fact that Joe Manganiello won one for True Blood. They happened this past weekend! Also, PeeWee Herman won one! He’s the best! -JustJared
  • Salon has some thoughts on how TV has improved on The Walking Dead, as a comic series. Is it because Gabe didn’t recap the comic? Click to find out! -Salon
Comments (9)
  1. Those Community charts are blocked here at work. They don’t want me to know. The truth is out there, sheeple!

  2. You know, it might sound crazy, but I’d see a Taxi Driver remake starring Keanu and Chloe Moretz. I’m not saying it’d be any good. I’d just be really curious to see how it turned out.

  3. Alan Cumming’s letter made me cry a little.

    By a little I mean I may have drowned the rest of my office. Sorry dudes.

  4. Dear Alan Cumming,

    When you were apparently having all that trouble that you never knew would cause you to grow into such an amazing person, I was 18 years old and confused and naive about many things. But one thing I knew for sure: your performance as the Emcee in the Broadway revival of Cabaret was the most amazing interpretation of that role that has yet been done on any stage…so full of guts, so full of risk…it inspired me and it gave me courage as I was just starting my first year in college a a theatre major. I loved you then, and I love you now. Thank you for doing what you do, and being who you are. You are beyond fabulous.

    love,
    WaitingforGuffman

  5. Good lord, Walking Dead blogger person, do your research! The article states that the comic’s intent is ‘to follow a single character, Rick Grimes, as he survives the zombie apocalypse,’ and that’s the comic’s problem- that ‘we know that Rick can’t die.’

    The hook for Walking Dead since the first issue was ANYONE could die. Rick is no more safe than Andrea, Carl, Laurie, etc. The fact that he hasn’t died in 89 issues doesn’t mean he’s exempt. Andrea’s been around since the beginning and she’s not dead yet. Is she exempt too?

    This is just annoying from an informational perspective. I don’t care what this dude has to say about the show or the comic, but to call out the comic for not being as good as the show for a COMPLETELY MADE UP REASON is asinine (plus, the comic is better, trust me, no question). My money says Rick will die in the comic WELL before he dies in the show. Kirkman doesn’t have top worry about comic book drawings putting food on their families, which is why he can kill off whoever he feels needs killing. Actors? That’s a whole different story.

    • Oh my nerd rage seepeth over. The comments section of that article have already pointed out everything I just said.

      When I rolled into work this morning two dudes a couple cubicles over always discuss Sunday’s AMC shows, and this morning they were talking Walking Dead, and one referred to the comic books as graphic novels, and it bugged me. They’re comic books collected in a trade paperback. It’s a big comic book is all it is! ‘Graphic novel,’ an overblown term which seems to confuse more than it informs, actually have a definition– It’s a long form comic book published as one big book/NOVEL, never published as a monthly, 22-page serialized floppy. Maus is a comic book AND a graphic novel. Walking Dead is just a comic book eventually collected in a trade. People tend to think ‘graphic novel’ lends a certain matured-ness to the art form, and as a result it’s being misused. For instance, in the advertisements for the Watchmen film, it would say ‘from the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time.’ ‘Acclaimed comic book’ is more accurate, as it was published as a monthly comic book first, then it was collected in a trade paperback that people are now calling a graphic novel. Whatever.

      So that’s where I’m coming from today. And I’ve left this rant in the Afternoon Links post, so as not to bother most Videogummers.

      SIGH. Back to work…

      • One last bit about that Walking Dead article- The author states that the television show is better than the comic for its breakneck pacing. WHUT. THEFUCK. IDON’TEVEN… WHAT?! He then goes on to state that season 1 ended so much further along than the first six issues of the comic.

        For anyone who is not a comic book reader, it is this simple: One issue of a comic book is not at all comparable to one episode of a television show. A single comic COULD contain all the content of a television episode, but it is surely not a METHOD in which comics are created.

        If I was to divide up the comic books’ story arcs into seasons, Season 1 would have ended once they leave the farm and come across their next temporary housing as a cliffhanger (roughly issue 15, let’s say). WHAT FARM, you ask?! The farm they will be getting to in the show very soon, as the preview for next week’s episode seemed to feature the owner of said farm, Hershel.

        After that, they basically spend 35 issues all in one ‘safe’ location, and a lot of shit goes down, ultimately sending everyone on the run again around issue 49. The show could PROBABLY spend a season and a half to two seasons tackling all that stuff. Would it take the show 49 episodes to get us where the comics have? Probably not. But who knows?

        I’m all over the place today. Comics aren’t television. Comics aren’t storyboards for movies and television shows. They are their own distinct medium with their own production processes and storytelling techniques. A comic can’t freak you out by loudly cutting to a phone ringing. That’s a trick reserved for film and tv.

        • Phew. I read that Salon article this morning, and when I saw it linked here I had to know if anyone else here thought that it was terrible and wrong. BFFs!

          You have covered the wrongness so can I just emphasize how terrible the writing is? It’s terrible! Note to the editors at Salon, if there are any: “indomitable” doesn’t mean whatever you think it does, “footsteps” and “ragtag” aren’t hyphenated words, and I’m not even going to get into the convoluted style of the entire piece. I’ve got red ink all over my monitor now and it’s your fault, Salon! Boo.

  6. Even in a staged photo session he still manages to do a Sad Keanu

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