One of the intimidating things about getting older is the realization that no matter what you do, one day, you’re going to end up as that poor schmuck on the wrong side of the generation gap. One day you’re the voice of a generation and the owner of the quickest-selling album of all time, the next you’re recording an album of ukulele songs. Unless, of course, you happen to be one of the ten people we’ve catalogued below, who have the irritating tendency to somehow get cooler as they get older. Some of them started out as massive dorks, mind. Read on after the jump. … Read More
1. A new trailer is up for the Conan the Barbarian reboot. What do you think: Can Jason Momoa hold a candle to Arnold Schwarzenegger? [via Deadline]
2. In case you’ve forgotten, Tina Fey is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Check out the profanity-laced promos for the episode here.
Now that Christmas is so close we can almost taste the red-and-green sugar cookies, we’re starting to sour on your typical seasonal entertainment. It seems like everyone’s all The Christmas Story this, It’s A Wonderful Life that. So, if you’re like us, you may be searching for a new, original, and exciting way to get your holiday cheer on. We’ve got great alternatives for everything from The Nutcracker to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular after the jump. … Read More
Last week we caught a sneak preview of Ivory Tower, an “existential sports comedy” about brothers Hershell (singer/songwriter Jason “Chilly Gonzales” Beck) and Thadeus (DJ/producer”Tiga” James Sontag) fighting over both the title of competitive chess champion and a woman named Marsha, played by Merrill Beth Nisker, a.k.a. Peaches. Hershell’s affinity for “jazz chess,” in which you play against yourself and there are no winners, directly contrasts with Thadeus’s flamboyant and razor-sharp competitive spirit. … Read More
Named after an ’80s fantasy flick starring Matthew Broderick and Michelle Pfeiffer, New Zealand’s Ladyhawke is carrying the torch for the decade of her birth in a big way. The artist, known to her family as Pip Brown, released her self-titled debut album in the U.S. this week. A mix of retro-synth pop, dance-floor cool, and timeless tunes, the record has already charted everywhere from her native continent to her adopted home of England, where she is currently on her first headlining tour. While Brown is drawing comparisons to everyone from Pat Benatar to Peaches, she’s also drawing a host of celebrity fans, including Kylie Minogue and Courtney Love. … Read More