telling minor stories to avoid a major one


Linkdown: 8/12/10 by Barbecue Bros

Toy Story 3 has officially become the highest grossing Pixar movie ever, grossing over $895 million worldwide 

– Interviews with Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright and co-stars Jason Schwartzman and Anna Kendrick

Arcade Fire‘s latest album The Suburbs lands at number 1 on the Billboard charts, with 156,000 copies sold last week

Interview with Michael Emerson (Ben Linus) about the “Lost” Epilogue

– The final season of “Friday Night Lights” will premiere on October 27 on DirecTV (via Vulture)

Bon Iver might be collaborating with Kanye West…wait what?

– Broken West‘s frontman had a brief cameo on this past weekend’s episode of “Mad Men”

– New Radiohead song, “Giving Up the Ghost

Interview with the awesome Alison Brie (“Community,” “Mad Men”)

– Flavorwire: The Evolution of Teen TV Show Hangouts

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Linkdown: 7/28/10 by Barbecue Bros
July 28, 2010, 10:40 am
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– What Don Draper’s Wall Street Journal hedcut would have looked like (above)

– Also, Ad Age refutes their portrayal from the season premiere of “Mad Men”

What’s wrong with this picture? No. 1, we never did interviews over lunch; No. 2, we didn’t take notes in shorthand; No. 3 we didn’t ask cute-ass questions; and No. 4, our pictures were never bigger than our stories.

– Flavorwire has the baby and awkward teen photos of 10 indie musicians

– Also, the origin of 10 chillwave band names (though several aren’t really chillwave, per se)

– The Old Spice Guy has lined up a movie role in the Jennifer Aniston/Colin Farrell/Kevin Spacey movie Horrible Bosses and a guest spot on “Chuck”

Interview with Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast where she sets the story straight on her relationship with Nathan from Wavves

You’re dating Nathan Williams from Wavves.
That is true. I don’t really like to talk about it too much, because it’s not that important. But I’d like to clarify that I’ve known him since I was 17 years old. I met him a couple days before his 19th birthday, so we’ve been friends for a really long time. We didn’t really talk for a few years, but then we met back up again. I think people assume we met through our bands or something, but that’s not true. We’re old pals from teenage years.

– NPR All Songs Considered’s five great cover songs from 2010 (so far)

– Danny Pudi and Donald Glover of “Community” discuss Tory and Abed’s bromance

A premature evaluation of Arcade Fire‘s The Suburbs



Linkdown: 2/23/10 by Barbecue Bros

– Slashfilm has a 30 minute interview with James Cameron

Interview with Alison Brie, of both “Mad Men” and “Community” fame

– William Shatner to star in the tv pilot based on the Shit My Dad Says Twitter

Interview with Manny from “Modern Family”

– I won’t post them directly, but here’s more fan-created retro movie posters for Back to the Future, Planet of the Apes, Ghostbusters and Network

– 10 people who could be ‘Jacob’ in “Lost”, and the latest Totally Lost



Linkdown: 9/18/09 by Barbecue Bros

Will hopefully resume my recap of my favorite albums of the decade with 2004 next week, but for now here’s a linkdown:

An interview with Rich Sommer aka Harry Crane from “Mad Men”

– Speaking of which, even Oprah likes “Mad Men”

Interview with Joel McHale, star of “Community” – which had a funny, solid premiere last night

– More on Neil Patrick Harris hosting this Sunday’s Emmy’s

– After last nights awesome “The Office” season premiere, Vulture thinks it will be the year of the ‘Nard Dog

– Michelle Monaghan and Robert Downey Jr. join the cast of Todd Phillips’ Due Date, which also stars Zach Galifianakis; as Slashfilm notes, it is kind of a mini Kiss Kiss Bang Bang reunion (highly underrated movie, btw)

Pavement‘s first announced reunion show at Central Park next September sold out in 2 minutes, so they announced another show (update: and a third!)



Tuesday Trailers: 9/15/09 by Barbecue Bros
September 15, 2009, 2:12 pm
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Up in the Air – Jason Reitman’s latest movie, and one that is gaining a lot of positive buzz from TIFF.

“The Office”/”Community” – Quietly, it seems like the fall season has snuck up on us and both shows are premiering this coming Thursday. “The Office” may not be quite as clever or funny as it was in season 2 or 3, but its still a quality show with a lot of laughs, as I’m rediscovering as I rewatch season 5 on Blu-ray. I’m excited to see how “Community” fares.

“Bored to Death” – The latest HBO comedy (urm, “noir-otic comedy”) starring Jason Schwartzman as Jonathan Ames, a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed private eye. Zach Galifianakis and Ted Dansen also star. The show seems to promise lots of guest stars – Patton Oswalt, Kristen Wiig, Parker Posey, and Oliver Platt all appear in the first episode



Linkdown: 9/14/09 by Barbecue Bros

Part 2 of AV Club’s Fall TV preview, including a preview of “Community” and “Bored to Death”

Video interview with Matt Damon of the upcoming The Informant!

– Speaking of which, a review of The Informant! from the Toronto International Film Festival

– Viggo Mortensen talks The Road

Beatles Rock Band has a 89 on Metacritic, and I can confirm that its awesome

– Some shots of the “Lost” season 6 poster (via Vulture)

“Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” wins a Creative Emmy, as does Tina Fey for her Sarah Palin character; here is her acceptance speech:

“Mrs. Palin is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere because she bailed on her job right before Fourth of July weekend. You are living my dream. Thank you, Mrs. Palin.”

– An interview with Neil Patrick Harris on becoming Hollywood’s first openly gay breakout star



Linkdown: 8/11/09 by Barbecue Bros

– The “Community” pilot starring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase is now available for streaming

– AV Club has an interview with Jon Hamm of “Mad Men”

– They also have a long interview with David Wain regarding the recently released “The State” DVD among other things

– The Hater has a few reasons why Behind the Bell by Dustin Diamond will be a compelling read:

4. Screech’s book agent, who is employed by Screech and has a serious financial stake in the book doing well, really really loves it!

“This book is freaking incredible!” Diamond’s literary agent, Jarred Weisfeld, has said. “Everyone that reads it loves it, and [it] is truly one of my favorites of all time.”

It’s one of his agent’s favorites of all time! No word on exactly how many books Jarred Weisfeld has read over the course of his life, but it’s gotta be at least 5, possibly 6

– Apparently there are quite a few similarities between G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Team America (via Vulture)

– According to Anne Thompson, Inglourious Basterds has been recut since Cannes, is one minute longer and is “much improved”