telling minor stories to avoid a major one

Linkdown: 4/14/10 by Barbecue Bros

– AV Club begins a two-part, four-film Linday Lohan retrospective today with Labor Pains and Just My Luck

Interview with Jónsi of Sigur Rós, who just released his solo album Go

Another AV Club interview with filmmaker Steve James, director of the great Hoop Dreams and the recent “30 for 30” documentary on Allen Iverson’s high school court case

– Vulture: Seven Things Conan Can Do on Basic Cable That He Couldn’t on NBC

– Speaking of which, it looks like George Lopez really is psyched that Conan is coming to TBS; also, this may be the only time I ever use the George Lopez tag

Interview with the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the upcoming Get Him to the Greek, Nick Stoller

– New songs from The National and Band of Horses

Looks like Joss Whedon is set to direct The Avengers movie, which kinda seems ridiculously awesome

Linkdown: 3/4/10 by Barbecue Bros

This week’s New Cult Canon explores Serenity, Joss Whedon’s big screen closure to the excellent-but-cancelled-too-soon tv series “Firefly”

– Early buzz on Edgar Wright’s (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World appears to be overwhelmingly positive, with raves from Jason Reitman, Greg Mottola, Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino

More assumingly awful Jersey Shore spoofs of Best Picture nominees – Inglourious Basterds and Avatar

– There really is a Wilco-themed sandwich shop in Toronto

– Consequence of Sound has a feature on the music of Adventureland

– While ther HBO show is done for, Flight of the Conchords are still touring in the UK and Ireland

Promos for this week’s “SNL” with host Zach Galifianakis and musical guest Vampire Weekend

Linkdown: 2/18/10 by Barbecue Bros

– Morgan Spurlock and Joss Whedon are making a Comic-Con doc

– Cinematical asks “Does the Hot Tub Time Machine Work?”

Interview with Beach House

– This is the true story of how Yeasayer got their name

– The complete SXSW 2010 showcase schedule…really wish I could make it back this year

A track from Ted Leo’s forthcoming album, The Brutalist Bricks

– Judd Apatow and Paul Feig to reunite for the first time since “Freaks and Geeks” on a Kristen Wiig comedy

– The Oscar set revealed…sorta

– Great news: Syfy teaming with B-movie god Roger Corman for “Dinoshark”

Linkdown: 11/16/09 by Barbecue Bros

Interview with Bradford Cox, singer of Deerhunter and who recently released a solo album under his Atlas Sound moniker

– A pretty lengthy interview with Bill Simmons

– MGM is officially for sale

– Cinematical’s five ways to save Joss Whedon, whose latest show “Dollhouse” was recently canceled

– Brooklyn record label Slumberland Records is 20 years old

– “Final Fantasy XIII” is coming to North America on March 9, 2010

– Slashfilm: Is the Hollywood Movie Star Dead?

– A screenshot confirming an R2-D2 easter egg in Star Trek

Linkdown: 9/24/09 by Barbecue Bros
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– Vulture makes the case for Precious to be nominated for Best Picture

– They also examine if Tucker Max is the next Tyler Perry

Ted Leo signs to Matador Records as the last two labels he was with (Lookout! and Touch & Go) have folded in recent years

– How Nathan Fillion got his gig for Halo 3 and Halo: ODST

Video of MGMT‘s appearance on kids show “Yo Gabba Gabba!”

– Some photos from Ryan Adamsart show at the Morrison Hotel in NYC

Inteview with Joss Whedon (via Pop Candy)

– The Jim and Pam EW wedding cover

Emmys: Dr. Horrible by Barbecue Bros
September 21, 2009, 11:51 am
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Great segment, and one clearly where NPH flexed his co-producing muscle

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