telling minor stories to avoid a major one


Linkdown: 8/4/10 by Barbecue Bros

– The name of the “Man In Black” from “Lost” is confirmed…and its Samuel

Some deets on the Spike Jonze/Arcade Fire sci-fi b-movie collaboration to The Suburbs

– TV critic Alan Sepinwall thinks that Fox’s upcoming show “Running Wilde” (created by and starring some of the “Arrested Development” team) can possibly turn its semi-lackluster pilot into a solid series

– “Louie” gets a well-deserved season 2

– Stereogum’s Premature Evaluation on the latest album from The Walkmen, entitled Lisbon

– An All Songs Considered blog entry on Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and their recent show in DC, where a fellow intern got to perform on stage with the band

Kings of Leon announce that their next album, Come Around Sundown, will be released on October 19

– Was the plot of Inception lifted from an Uncle Scrooge comic book?



Movie Trailer: Inception x Up! by Barbecue Bros
July 30, 2010, 3:37 pm
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Ok, I’ll try to take it easy on the Inception-related posts from now on. However, this mashup trailer works too well not to post.

(via Gizmodo)



Linkdown: 7/29/10 by Barbecue Bros

“How I Met Your Mother” co-creators talk about a lackluster season 5 and a promise to return to emotion and romance

– The latest Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis features Steve Carell

– Vulture: Who Will Kanye Follow First on Twitter?

– Flavorwire thinks they know how to start a chillwave band; they’ve really been all about chillwave recently

– Composer Hans Zimmer talks about the use of Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” in Inception‘s score

The Flaming Lips apparently killed it at the Spin 25th Anniversary Party the other night

Ten things Time misses about the “Mad Men” era



Charts and Graphs: Inception Timeline by Barbecue Bros
July 28, 2010, 9:43 am
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More great stuff keeps coming out about the film. As I type this, I am listening to an in-depth AV talk podcast discussing the movie. Last night, I posted the musical cue explanation that came out yesterday. And now, this: a great graphic visually detailing the timeline of the movie. Click image for a larger version.

More of the creator’s work can be found here, including a Pulp Fiction timeline.

(via Slashfilm)



The Inception music cue explained by Barbecue Bros
July 27, 2010, 9:22 pm
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A movie-nerd figured out a very interesting tidbit about the music cue most closely associated Inception.

From AV Club:

Significance? Well, in the movie, we learn that the further the heroes dive into a person’s subconscious–into a dream within a dream within a dream, and so on–the more slowed-down time becomes. So if composer Hans Zimmer is playing us a super-slowed-down version of “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” then the implication is that we’re still submerged deep within the dream, far from the kick that will wake us up. Neat, huh?



Linkdown: 7/21/10 Inception edition by Barbecue Bros
July 21, 2010, 9:36 am
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– Ibraheem Youssef has another batch of stylized, minimalist posters that includes the above Inception print

The East Coast/West Coast movie critics war over Inception (via @EWDocJensen)

Six possible interpretations of the movie, as well as five possible potential plot holes

– Apparently Inception co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt may reunite with Chris Nolan for Batman 3, playing the role of the Riddler

– Damon Lindelof “explains” the ending

– Vulture: Why Are There No Movies About Regular Dreams?

– Ellen Page’s look in the movie? “Asexual chic,” according to Vulture

– Interesting: Inception‘s Dream Architecture (via Flavorwire)

– Was Christopher Nolan the director of the last decade?



Linkdown: 7/15/10 by Barbecue Bros

Diplo is not really a fan of M.I.A.‘s latest album

– Vulture: Is Inception the Anti-Avatar?

– After a very successful opening weekend, a Despicable Me sequel is now in the works

– James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and Ryan Adams are among the musicians contributing to a literary magazine

– Some Belle and Sebastian news: a new song, a new tour and a new album

A few details on the David Milch, Michael Mann and Dustin Hoffman HBO show “Luck”

– In honor of Bastille Day yesterday: 10 Sexy French Men Who Have Made Legitimate Cultural Contributions which includes director Michel Gondry, chef Eric Ripert and Francois Truffaut alter-ego actor Jean-Pierre Leaud