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Silence Of The Lambs: The Musical

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Music, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

tedlevineIf someone says, “Put the fucking lotion in the basket” everyone knows it’s a famous line uttered by Buffalo Bill (played by Ted Levine who’s distinct voice still gives me a creepy shiver) in The Silence of the Lambs. The quote, along with Bill’s tuck scene, has been parodied countless times. (FAMILY GUY and CLERKS 2 are two that immediately come to mind.) Now TV and film composers Jon & Al Kaplan have taken that famous line and turned it into a song in the internet musical “Silence!”

With songs like, “If I Could Smell Her Cunt” and “Are You About A Size 14?”, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was picked up and turned into an actual on-stage production a la Jerry Springer: The Opera. I’d go and see it!

CLICK HERE FOR THE KAPLAN’S SITE WITH FULL SONGS

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Tuesday Eye Candy – Dwayne Johnson

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Spot The Poly, Television, Tuesday Eye Candy!, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

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Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson aka “The Rock”
DOB: May 2, 1972 in Hayward, CA
Claim to fame: Being a wrestling champion within the WWE then later showing his acting chops, and perfect physique/face/smile *sigh*, in movies such as “The Scorpion King”, “Get Smart”, and “Gridiron Gang” to name a few.
Background: His father is Rocky Johnson a well respected and popular Black Canadian professional wrestler. His mother, Ata, is the daughter of Samoan wrestler “High Chief” Peter Maivia and wrestling promoter Ofelia “Lia” Maivia. It apparent Dwayne was bound to become “The People’s Champion” as he has the sport in his blood.

Check him out below playing a pissed-off Hawaiian. Damn, this man is fine! I love when he dances…
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Matt Groening On The Future Of Cartoons

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
image courtesy of indystar

image courtesy of indystar

The Simpsons, Life in Hell, and Futurama creator Matt Groening talked to CNN about the future of his cartoons, namely “Life in Hell” being dropped from LA Weekly after 22 years, Futurama’s new straight to DVD movie “Yonder” and his rumored rivalry with “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane.

CNN: How do you feel about the children of “The Simpsons” — MacFarlane’s “Family Guy,” “South Park”?

Groening: I’m a fan of animation and so, the more stuff that doesn’t look like the other stuff that’s out there, I’m in favor.

There’s a staggering array of completely wild animation on TV now … Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network is unbelievable. And “South Park” continues to do great stuff. And “Family Guy” and the various other Seth MacFarlane projects are amazing.

And I want more. Good! Cartoons! Cartoons that don’t look like anything else. Very good.

CNN: To the root of animation, cartooning: You’re still doing “Life in Hell,” correct?

Groening: Um, yes, but … well, I feel like the floodwaters are rising.

CNN: Really?

Groening: Yeah, the alternative newsweeklies are really struggling. In fact, this coming week will be my final week after 22 years in the LA Weekly. I and all the other cartoonists are being dismissed because they can’t afford to pay.

We’ll see. I’m still in a bunch of other papers, so I may continue to do my strip, but it doesn’t look good.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW

And I know I’m hella late on this, but I just saw a new episode of The Simpsons and noticed they changed the intro! It’s in HDTV and is basically the same as the old version with slight changes added here and there.

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Tuesday Eye Candy – Franka Potente

Posted in Entertainment, International, Movies, Tuesday Eye Candy! with tags , , , , , on February 3, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
courtesy of flickr user Emaleth72

courtesy of flickr user Emaleth72

Name: Franka Potente
DOB: July 22, 1974 in Münster Germany
Claim to fame: She’s best known for her break through role as the fiery haired protagonist “Lola” in Tom Tykwer’s 1999 hit “Lola rennt” aka “Run Lola Run”. She’s also had supporting roles, usually as the love interest, in American movies such as “Blow” and the “Bourne” franchise.
Background: She is from Germany and of Italian heritage. Her look is different from the typical show business plastic Bratz dolls that, I think, execs are wary to cast her. But she’s a beauty who’s really underrated in Hollywood.

courtesy of flickr user _cinderblock_

courtesy of flickr user _cinderblock_

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The End Of The Caped Crusader?

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, R.I.P., Television, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

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Rumors are going around the internet about the possible death of Batman. It all started when lead writer for the DC Comic, Grant Morrison, made a statement to a trade magazine recently sparking panic among fans everywhere. “What I am doing is a fate worse than death, things that no one would expect to happen to these guys at all.” He didn’t give any clues to how Batman will die or if he means his death as something of a metaphor, but supposedly it is certain the Batman character will live on in the form of another person.

Morrison will release his story “Batman R.I.P.” tomorrow which some are predicting could be bigger than when Superman was killed off back in the 90’s. Link! (via Daily Mail)

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Fuck Twilight – I’m Ready For ‘Let The Right One In’

Posted in Entertainment, International, Movies, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

Now this looks good.

It’s the story of a lonely 12-year old Swedish boy named Oskar who’s constantly bullied at school by older kids. He soon finds friendship in 12-year old Eli who moves in next door of their apartment complex. But, oddly, gruesome murders are happening left and right. Oskar comes to the conclusion that Eli may be the culprit – and a vampire!

The movie’s setting in Sweden, with its cold snow laden landscapes, only adds to the feeling of isolation that Oskar experiences from his peers and the contrast of warmth he receives from Eli. Thus, her secret doesn’t scare him.

I’m so juiced! It’s already received rave reviews. I have yet to see it since it opened in the U.S about a week ago, but I definitely will soon before its gone from theaters.

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Golden Gate Bridge Will Receive Net

Posted in Movies, News, R.I.P., Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

After watching clips from the movie “The Bridge”, I didn’t know whether I should add it to my Netflix queue or not. I was disturbed yet fascinated on its premise; a camera is set rolling on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge as it captures over the course of an entire year people jumping to their deaths and interviews of family members and friends.

The Golden Gate Bridge is a well known iconic piece of structure that, for many years, has been the final destination of many. But, recently, a panel has voted to finally make a suicide barrier that could prevent the deaths of many who flock there. Building it could take several years and cost around $40 million to $50 million, but I’m so glad they finally decided on this as it is a much needed addition to this historic landmark. The money is nothing compared to how many lives it will save in the future. Link!

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Bill Maher Takes On Religion In New Movie

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Videos with tags , , , , , , on October 6, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

Comedian Bill Maher, best known as the host of Politically Incorrect and for dating Karrine “Superhead” Steffans, challenges religion and its teachings in his new movie “Religulous”.  Directed by Larry Charles, the guy behind the Borat movie, they travel to different parts of the world where they discuss religion with at a “…Christian chapel for truckers in North Carolina, a gay Muslim bar in the Netherlands, the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, and Christian, Muslim and Jewish holy places in Israel.”

“I’m not looking to form an anti-religion religion. That would defeat the purpose,” Maher said in an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, where “Religulous” played in advance of its theatrical release Friday. “It’s the nature of the people who are not believers that they’re individuals, they’re individualistic. They don’t join and all lock arms and say, ‘We all believe this and so it must be true because we have strength in numbers.’ ”

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Bruno Crashes The Runway

Posted in Entertainment, Fashion, Movies, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

Sacha Baron Cohen is bringing another one of his characters from Da Ali G show to the big screen. This time as the flamboyantly gay Austrian fashion show host “Bruno”. While filming (this is the rumored title) “Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt” in Milan, Cohen decided to work the catwalk much to the surprise of the spectators and designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. After security escorted him from the stage, the show went on showcasing the designer frocks.

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Matt Lucas’ Role in Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland”

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Television with tags , , , , , , on September 24, 2008 by TheDiversePurse
Lucas as Marjarie Dawes from Little Britains Fat Fighters sketches.

Lucas as Marjorie Dawes from Little Britain's "Fat Fighters" sketches.

Famous for his many hilarious characters he plays on the hit show Little Britain, Matt Lucas will hit the Hollywood big screen in Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland as Tweedledum and Tweedledee. It will also star Burton’s muse Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter. In an interview with Hello Magazine, Lucas can hardly believe the move himself. “I pinch myself when I think I’m going to be playing a part in a Disney movie directed by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp. I can’t quite believe it’s going to be happening.” Link! (Thanks, Nate!)

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