telling minor stories to avoid a major one


Linkdown: 4/21/10 by Barbecue Bros

The random roles of Adam Scott, currently (for now) of “Party Down”

AVC: So are you done with Party Down?

AS: Well, if Party Down gets picked up for a third season, which I really hope it does, I can continue to do up to three episodes. I believe that’s what I’m allowed to do. So we hope that it gets picked up, but Starz didn’t pick up Party Down in time to save cast members. We gave them chances, but they wanted to wait to see how it does when season two airs. So we had to take other jobs. We couldn’t pass up these opportunities. I know Ryan [Hansen] got a pilot. So we’ll just wait and see. I think Party Down can easily survive without me in it, speaking as the least talented member of the cast. I think it, kind of by design, can withstand the revolving door of characters. I think it’s perfect for that.

– The deets on Todd Phillips’ next film have been revealed

– A few days old, but Aziz Ansari will host the 2010 MTV Movie Awards; he is definitely the only reason I would even consider watching this year’s awards

– Cinematical’s latest “Scenes We Love” is from the extremely underrated In Bruges

The latest promo poster for “True Blood” features a missing Bill Compton

– James Cameron reveals that Avatar 2 will take place in the ocean of Pandora

A new video from The xx for “Islands” can be found at Pitchfork

The National will curate some sort of event called the “High Violet Annex” which will take place the same day the album is released



Linkdown: 3/31/10 by Barbecue Bros

– I think Slashfilm says it best: We’re Getting Old – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Live-Action Movie Was Released 20 Years Ago Today

– Todd Phillips and The Hangover cast are all returning for the sequel

Interview with Ed Norton, who plays twins in his latest movie

The latest flop examined by AV Club is Grindhouse

– Sad news: David Mills, Emmy winning writer for “The Wire” as well as writer and co-executive producer for the upcoming “Treme,” died yesterday of a brain aneurysm (via Vulture)

Wilco recently did a Take Away Show for La Blogotheque, performing “Country Disappeared” in Montreal

– Some new “True Blood” season 3 posters

– Matt Damon to guest star on a “30 Rock” episode later this season



Linkdown: 10/13/09 by Barbecue Bros

– The Polaroid camera is not going extinct after all, thanks to The Impossible Project (via @gorillavsbear)

– Conan O’Brien will have Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker as his guest on Friday, presumably to quash their ongoing “feud”

– In the answer to who they are going to kill off “True Blood” next season, I’m hoping and praying its Tara

– Chris Taylor (from Grizzly Bear) releases his first song “Ghost” under the CANT moniker

– The story of the real life Don Draper, as told by his wife (via Pop Candy)

Stop Making Sense turns 25 this year, and is being re-released on DVD and Blu-ray

– The latest “How I Met Your Mother” website, It Was the Best Night Ever, from last night’s episode



Linkdown: 9/9/09 by Barbecue Bros

Part One of AV Club’s Fall TV preview, subtitled “The Year Ambition Died”

Where the Wild Things Are star Max Records speaks on how scary the movie actually is

– Evan Rachel Wood and and Alexander Skarsgard – both on “True Blood”are reportedly dating

– Zach Galifianakis’ latest installment of “Between Two Ferns” is with Charlize Theron

– Happy 10th Anniversary to the Sega Dreamcast as well as 69 Love Songs by Magnetic Fields

The final matchup in Cinematical’s Best Superhero Movie of All Time Battle is The Dark Knight vs. Iron Man

EW’s review of The Beatles remasters

Four more Beatles reviews from Pitchfork, this time all getting 10.0’s: Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour; Beatles Rock Band gets a 9.5



Linkdown: 7/31/09 by Barbecue Bros

Interview with Judd Apatow, who has just signed a three-year deal with Universal

– The full Guitar Hero 5 track listing

24 classic comedy teams, including Franco and Rogen from Pineapple Express, Fey and Poehler from Baby Mama and John Goodman and Jeff Bridges from The Big Lebowski

– Larry David speaks about the “Seinfeld” cast reunion on the upcoming season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

“You won’t see the entire show. You’ll see parts of the show. You’ll get an idea of what happened (to the Seinfeld characters) eleven years later. Within the show, it will be incorporated into regular ‘Curb’ episodes.”

Interview with Ghostface Killah on his upcoming R&B album

“True Blood,” “Hung” and “Entourage” all renewed for another season next summer; they really are going to run “Entourage” into the ground aren’t they?

– Vulture asks, “Is Third Eye Blind really one of the most revered bands of the nineties?”



Linkdown: 7/27/09 post Comic-Con edition by Barbecue Bros
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A wrap-up of the Q&A with many members of the “True Blood” cast

– Also, a trailer for the rest of season 2 of “True Blood”

What we learned about the last season of “Lost”

– According to Jason Bateman, the “Arrested Development” movie is not dead

– A Hobbit update from Peter Jackson

– The next Batman movie to film starting next year?

Some impressions from Cinematical’s viewing of District 9


34 star portraits from Comic-Con, including the above bad-ass one of Michael C. Hall

– Even though I don’t watch it anymore, this is a great poster for season 3 of “Chuck”

– Comic-Con highlights, day by day



Linkdown: 7/14/09 by Barbecue Bros

Interview with (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb

“True Blood” is apparently kicking ass in ratings for HBO

– The Hater has possible new “Project Runway” catchphrases based on contestant photos

– Bacon: the final frontier

– Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) is going to direct“Simpsons” documentary

Cymbals Eat Guitars play on a rooftop for Pitchfork.tv’s Don’t Look Down series

Interview with musician Peter Broderick, who released last year’s great album Home

– Russell Brand is going to host the VMA’s again

– Per David Wain’s twitter, “The State” DVD is finally out today (!!)