Summer officially begins today kids.
How do I know?
Well let's see, its Memorial Day Weekend.
That brings us the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
It brings us the return of Vin Diesel in another Fast & Furious
You know, I dared occasional hand model, David Cantu, to watch 20 minutes of each of those movies in order and let me know if he could tell the difference. He still hasn't followed through. Why don't you make good use of your time off next week dude.
Summer is upon us and that brings the return of the summer blockbuster. I'm too far behind to get my annual summer movie preview up this year, but let's be honest, I picked Savages
to be the sleeper hit of summer 2012. Maybe I don't know what I'm doing anymore.
I've enjoyed Iron Man 3
for the Lethal Weapon
sequel it was. And, earlier today, I enjoyed Star Trek Into Darkness
in all of its Mirror, Mirror
Summer is the time for big dumb movies and given the Grownups
sequel due in theaters later this summer, we're in for a long dumb summer.
Still, all is not lost. Every time I see a trailer for Man of Steel
I get more excited. I'm intrigued, but cautious about The Wolverine
. Pacific Rim
could do for kaiju
what Jurassic Park
did for dinosaurs. The Lone Ranger
looks like a beautiful disaster waiting to happen.
And then there are the fringe players. The trailers for We're the Millers
and This is the End
both look like fun, but they could have already given us all the funny parts.
And then there's this weekend's other big opener, The Hangover III - One Last Cash Grab
Let's be honest, The Hangover
was lightning in a bottle. All attempts to duplicate it should just be forgotten.
Of course, the movie will make a small fortune for everyone involved and probably lead to an iller-advised Dr. Ken solo movie.
You heard it here first.
The one upside to the Wolfpack's return to Vegas is the return of this week's cheesecake.
Please say hello to Heather Graham.
Ms. Graham has been the slightly off-kilter, possibly dangerous girl next door since the Coreys were still a thing.
This week she's back as "escort," Jade.
Of course, perhaps Ms. Graham's most famous role was in Rollergirl in 1997's Boogie Nights
She's also appeared in Swingers, Scream 2
and an Austin Powers
Now, its late and I'm tired so I'm going to let Dire Straits finish this up with me. I'm sure there's a link in here somewhere.
Let's hit the links.
Mutombo v. Jordan
Highlights from Patton Oswalt Reddit AMA
Stream MELVINS covers album ‘Everybody Loves Sausages’ with King Buzzo commentary
Spot-on commentary on some great current bands
‘Dissent Or Terror’: How the nation’s counter-terrorism apparatus, in partnership with corporate America, turned itself on Occupy Wall Street
Michigan Supreme Court says medical weed users can toke up then drive.
Guitarist Elvin Bishop fills in for an AWOL Jerry Garcia in this 1969 Grateful Dead concert at the Fillmore West
An inspirational night with Eric LeGrand.
The art of pitch framing.
The animated video for Rachel Bloom's "Historically Accurate Disney Princess."
The many costumes of Superman.
DC superheroes as post punks/new wavers.
Ridiculous TNA and WWE glamour shots.
A practical guide to the catchphrases of Arrested Development.
And finally, consider yourself Rickrolled - 2013 style.