Fools' gold out of their mines
The girls are soaking wet
No tounge's drier than mine
I'll come when I get back
“Yah mule, yah!” – Yosemite Sam
Carrot? Stick? CHEESCAKE! It makes every day feel like Friday.
When Bruce first re-handed me the reigns of this august institution, Blake Lively was gonna be our girl. She had ‘geek cred, given her‘Green Lantern’ casting, and had recently caught the full attention of yours truly while sitting on the Comic-Con panel for same. A quick internet search and….nothin’. Well, not nothin’, but nothing that looked better than the Comic-Con pics themselves.
But then the wonders of the interwebz reminded me that the live-action movie adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ graphic novels opens this week, and who did my roving eye espy?: Ms. Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
MEW plays Ramona Flowers, the potential siren to Michael Cera’s good-guy-trapped-in-a-world-he-only-partially-made title character. But it’s hardly her first turn through GG-friendly territory. Since graduating from Disney’s ‘Sky High,’ she has appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Death Proof’ and as Bruce Willis’ daughter in ‘Live Free or Die Hard.’ Like your films more dramatic? Try her turns in ‘Factory Girl’ and Robert Kennedy pic ‘Bobby’ on for size.
And lest the casual geek decide that this whole 'Scott Pilgrim....' thing is just a bunch of greasy kid stuff, it should be pointed out that director/co-writer Edgar Wright's previous credits include 'Shaun Of The Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz.'
And now, if our new hostess will please pull the curtain…
On to the Links. Walk this way.