Where the Wild Things Are

The Best Trailers for the Worst Movies of 2009

If you’re like us, then the best part of going to see a movie — aside from the excuse to eat as much calorie-laden butter topping as you want — are the trailers. Sure, your friends may think it’s OK to skip out on them, but you know better than that. Trailers are how we know what movies to get excited for next, and when those great expectations aren’t met, we get upset. Here, a look back at the trailers for what appeared to be some of the best movies of the year, but turned out to be some of the… Read More

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5 Coolest Forts for Design-Minded Grown-ups

Remember when you were a kid, and whenever you wanted to get away from it all you could just build yourself a nice little couch-cushion-bedspread fort and nestle on in? Wasn’t it nice to escape the pressures of reality for your own private space that could be whatever you wanted it to be? Yeah, we think so too. And now that we’re (arguably) grown-ups, and we’ve learned what the pressures of reality really are, we’re thinking that we need our forts more than ever.

So here are our picks for the best forts for grown-ups: there’s one for every type of fort-builder, so snuggle in, make yourself comfortable, and dream of a world without Glenn Beck. Plus, we bet the rent is cheaper than that one-bedroom you’ve been hanging on to. Just a… Read More

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Where the Dirty Hipsters Are: A Spike Jonze Parody

Okay, we get it. “Hipsters” like American Apparel, Pabst, going to underground venues, wearing vintage clothing, being apathetic blah, blah, blah. We’ve seen it all before in the Hipster Olympics, we’ve looked at it endlessly in Look at the this F*cking Hipster, we’ve even criticized hipster criticism! Alas, the joke just won’t… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. This morning the US filed papers asking the Swiss authorities to hand over Roman Polanski so that he can be tried in LA. [via WaPo]
2. Julian Casablancas says there is a “disagreement” among the Strokes over whether the new songs for their upcoming album are complete. [via NME]
3.… Read More

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Win a Copy of “Heads on and We Shoot” Signed by Jonze and Eggers

How do you turn a 10-sentence story into a feature-length film? Heads on and We Shoot gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at work that went into Spike Jonze’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic kid’s book. There are forewords from Jonze and Dave Eggers, interviews with the cast and crew that delve into the creative process, and even early drafts of the… Read More

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Balloon Boy Songs: Download the MP3s

The Balloon Boy transfixed a nation yesterday, even after little Falcon was found hiding in the attic. Why? The story brought the imaginative adventure of Where the Wild Things Are to life. And as the New York Press reports, it has even inspired the creation of two new songs by Paul Holmes of Brooklyn-based band Paul and the… Read More

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Early Critical Buzz: Where the Wild Things Are

In five days it will finally be upon us; what everyone in Williamsburg, Silver Lake, and every hipster-laden urban neighborhood in between will probably hail as the second-coming of movie making. Do we even need mention it by name? You’ve cried during the trailer, ordered your copy of the book on Amazon for the kid you plan on naming Max, and you spent a half a month’s rent on a Halloween costume you can’t afford. You’re ready, and now, the early reviews are in. It’s a mixed… Read More

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Review: The Wild Things by Dave Eggers

The Wild Things is easily the best book ever adapted from a movie that was adapted from a picture book — but it also succeeds in its own right. Dave Eggers has written a novel that is deeply imaginative, slightly strange, occasionally dark, and ultimately touching. Keep reading for our take and a chance to win a furry copy of the… Read More

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Pic of the Day: 25 Artists Inspired by Where The Wild Things Are

Vice just launched a cool online art project where 25 of their contributors (Ben Jones, Benjamin Marra, Dan Zettwoch, Esther Pearl Watson, Frédéric Fleury, Hellen Jo, Jordan Crane, Josh Simmons, La Merde, Lisa Hanawalt, Mark Todd, Martin Ontiveros, Matt Furie, Matthew Thurber, Nick Gazin, Ray Sohn, Ron Rege Jr, Sakabashira, Sammy Harkham, Shintaro Kago, Skinner, Ted May, Tony Millionaire, and Vanessa Davis) will create new work inspired by Where The Wild Things… Read More

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Stream The Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack

Holy hell: You can now stream the Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack online, which comes out tomorrow via DGC/Interscope. After our emo reaction to Karen O’s “All Is Love” — a dreamy song that we’re convinced is genetically-engineered to make you weep over your lost youth — we’re a tad nervous about listening to the entire thing. (We blame “The Kids,” and their angelic yet spunky “oohs” and “aahs.”) Who knows what repressed Max-like childhood memories this will dredge up? A full-blown quarterlife crisis?

“Worried Shoes,” a Daniel Johnston cover, is an early favorite here at Flavorpill HQ. Which tracks do you like? … Read More

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