Movies and TV shows have been dominated in the past decade or so by gritty reboots, in which known characters or plots are presented in a harsh, as realistic as possible manner, e.g. The Dark Knight, the recent Battlestar Galactica series, and the movie adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. If Dave Eggers can take a slim storybook and make a movie about depressed monsters waxing incoherently about sadness and loss, then dozens of classic kids’ books are just sitting there, waiting to be made more gritty and super-realistic.
What a big idiot. – – – Featuring Anthony Apruzzese & Betsy Kenney. Written and Directed by Anthony Apruzzese. Filmed by Ian Stroud. Edited by Ryan Simmons. Sound by James Leggero. Music by Pearl & The Beard (Douglas Douglass).
Television cooking personality and known racist Paula Deen tweeted a photo of her and her son dressed as Lucy and Desi. What would have been a cute pic was ruined by the fact that her son was in black face. We did a quick Q&A with Paula to explain why that is very, very bad.