Welcome to summer kids!
What do you mean you thought it was already summer.
Never mind the 100+ degree temperatures we've been having, summer officially started on Tuesday. Tuesday was the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the official start of summer.
Of course, Hollywood's summer began sometime in late April so I can see how you'd be confused.
We are hip deep in the summer movie season. This week's big studio offerings are Cars 2
(Animated Boogaloo?) and Bad Teacher
. I didn't want to get into any weird Pixar hentai vibe this week. Instead, I chose to go with the Bad Teacher herself.
Please say hello to Cameron Diaz.
According to the Movie Times, Ms. Diaz is the second highest grossing actress of all time
. I'd hasten to add I think she's the second most annoying actress of all time. You can disagree. That's fine. Unfortunately, I'm the one writing this.
Since bursting on the scene as Jim Carrey's love interest in 1994's The Mask
, Ms. Diaz has racked up the hits. She was one of Charlie's Angels
. She voiced Princess Fiona in the Shrek
franchise. She stalked Tom Cruise in Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky
. Perhaps most famously, she used Ben Stiller's man goo to style her hair in There's Something About Mary
That's not to say she hasn't taken a few chances. She starred opposite John Cusack in Being John Malkovich
. She was the Bridezilla in Very Bad Things
. She was in one of Ed Burns' early movies, She's the One
She was linked to her Bad Teacher
co-star Justin Timberlake, which apparently led to some awkward moments during their love scenes
. She's currently involved with New York Yankee, Alex Rodriguez, because, I guess, someone has to be.
On to the links.
Great Concert Series: Ginger’s last gig with Michal Monroe, full set
GCS II: Valient Thorr – full set, Hellfest 2011
GCS III: Zeke – full set, San Diego 2005
GCS IV: the Ramones – full set, German TV special, 1978
But no end to shitty music in sight.
Stoner rock’s Top 5 current vocalists
Q. "Would you want to drink human pee in your water?" Me: "Instead of duck shit? You bet!" from @ebertchicago
Humblebrag Hall of Fame.
Shit I Hear At My Bar
The school year wraps up with a bang.
WBC gets some of their own medicine…and don’t like it!
V for Vendetta and the Egyptian revolution
UK considers nationwide web censorship
Language explained properly.
Kevin Smith - Sweating to the Oldies.
Wet Hot American Summer gets an even more ridiculous prequel.
The 10 worst movie teachers.
Top 10 quotable movies.
Top 10 Summer anthems.
Ferris Bueller's Last Day Off.
One more thing, RIP Peter Falk.