--The podcast of mine and Sean’s interview with the man, the myth, the Omar. Podcast is a vast improvement over the interview since Sean took out all the times Omar couldn’t hear us. I can’t convey just how cool it was to talk to Michael K. Williams. Very interesting guy beyond the obvious Omar ties. How do you go from razor blade fight to working for Pfizer to choreographer to Mya to Shabba Ranks to Tupac movie to Omar to Chalky White?
Sean and John also had Bernard Pollard on after Omar to complete the most BMF 30 minutes in Houston sports radio history. This is a must-listen for any Texans fan.
--It was one helluva movie weekend for me that could only have been aided by hallucinogens and a dream-sharing drug. I finally got around to watching Alice in Wonderland which was pretty to look at and Johnny Depp was great, but like I said hallucinogens please.
I had high hopes for Inception and they were pretty much met. I just love the way Christopher Nolan directs movies and even though it was 2 and a half hours long I didn’t find myself looking at my watch to see how much time was left. I was too busy trying to keep up with whose dream I was in and why Leo fell for another insane girl like he just did in Shutter Island. I will say that after 150 minutes hours my mind was f’n exhausted. Ken Watanbe is always good. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was really good as well and had an awesome fight scene that you have to see in all its IMAX glory.
I could take or leave Ellen Page and really some of that is because I hate her Cisco commercials so much. I will definitely watch again to better grasp or attempt again to grasp some aspects. I loved the ending and won’t say anything more about that. Other thing I loved? The Tron: Legacy trailer. Oh and if you want to use the Astros losing as your totem, you’re too late it’s already mine.
Really good, in-depth interview with Dileep Rao who played the chemist.
Also a really interesting read, if your brain doesn't hurt, from CinemaBlend.com.
I gave Extract a shot because of Mila Kunis and she looked as hot as Mila Kunis usually does. The movie itself sucked even with Kristen Wiig and Jason Bateman.
At one point this weekend I was so bored (no thanks to you British Open) and stuck to the couch that I watched 2012. And by “watched” I mean I fast-forwarded through any dialogue and only watched the chaos and carnage.
--Oh damn it’s My Wish week on ESPN. Those always get me even especially when someone wishes to be a Raider for a day. Gotta love a reporter asking if the kid hurt Darren McFadden on the tackle, of course he’s hurt. I know Darren, it’s not your fault I picked you in the 3rd round last year.
--The Freaks and Geeks Halloween episode played on IFC this week and was my favorite yet although I can see myself saying that with each passing episode. Bill dressing up as The Bionic Woman was awesome.
--I need to see LCD Soundsystem live after checking out the performance at Pitchfork Saturday night. Holy crap I thought the music would lose some layers and sounds live, but that wasn’t the case at all. James Murphy was pretty damn funny too.
--Our Spartacus prequel has a name: Gods of the Arena. Jaime Murray (Dexter’s Lyla) has a role as a “social climber” so if she’s the heartless bitch in this that’ll be right up her alley. Some Australian actor will play Gannicus who, I guess, is the Crixus before Crixus. I can’t imagine this will be as fun as Spartacus, but I have my fingers crossed. The whole reason we’re getting a prequel is Spartacus’ (Andy Whitfield) stupid cancer which right now Spartacus is getting the better of.
--David Cross in and Andrew Daly (principal from Eastbound & Down) out in Running Wilde. That’s the one with Will Arnett from the creator of a little show called Arrested Development.
--Congratulations to Ninfa’s on Navigation for its win at the ceviche throwdown. New ceviche restaurant Oceans placed 2nd while my personal vote for best restaurant in the city, Kata Robata, picked up 3rd. A lot of people were talking ceviche that night, but most of the buzz centered on the vortex bottles from Miller Lite. If Lite adds mountains that turn blue when it’s cold enough to its vortex bottles then game over.
Houston Press breaks it down.
--Wow, did not expect to see Damages saved, but am very, very happy it was. We get at least two more seasons of 10 episodes apiece. Thanks DirecTV. Can’t wait to see where they go next season, just make sure Arthur Frobisher has some small role and certainly one better than his last. And let’s see who else you can get from Wire to join the likes of past players like Brother Mouzone, Lester Freamon and Rawls.
--Picture of the Week comes to us from Discovery’s headquarters in Maryland where they’re getting ready for Shark Week in August.
--Fantastic interview with Bill Murray in GQ. It even offers up an explanation for Garfield which I think we’ve all been waiting for as well as subjects ranging from Seinfeld to Judd Apatow to Celtic Pride. He also addresses this urban legend?
Last question. I have to know, because I love this story and want it to be true. There have been stories about you sneaking up behind people in New York City, covering their eyes with your hands, and saying: Guess who. And when they turn around, they see Bill Murray and hear the words "No one will ever believe you."
[long pause] I know. I know, I know, I know. I've heard about that from a lot of people. A lot of people. I don't know what to say. There's probably a really appropriate thing to say. Something exactly and just perfectly right. [long beat, and then he breaks into a huge grin] But by God, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? Just so crazy and unlikely and unusual?
--This week’s reality show goes to Aubrey O’Day.
--Despite LZ’s solid article on the subject ain’t no way I’m passing up Chris Johnson for Adrian Peterson.
--Umm, I’m not from Kansas City so maybe I’m missing something, but Eddie Kennison signed a ceremonial contract with the Chiefs so he could retire as one?!
--Spin has the 20 best albums of 2010 even though we’re not even a full 7 months into 2010. I’m gonna have to check out Flying Lotus. Anyone who gets the Thom Yorke seal of approval has to be worth listening to. Brooklyn well represented with MGMT, Sleigh Bells, The National and Yeasayer.
--Netflix added Pushing Daisies to Watch Instantly and I think I will watch partly because it looks unique, but mostly because I’ll now watch anything with Kristen Chenoweth.
--As a lot of people were speculating Amy Ryan is heading back to The Office. I assume Holly and Michael will ride off into the sunset at the end of the season.
--Great Popeater interview with Adrianne Palicki talking about Friday Night Lights, her new role in a Fox show and the Red Dawn remake in which she takes the Jennifer Grey character. Obviously Red Dawn is a classic just the way it is and any attempt to remake it is a waste of time and money. I don’t even know who the terrorist threat is going to be, but it can’t beat the Russians.
--Loved seeing Charles Widmore/Alan Ball on Burn Notice last week although they could’ve at least named his assistant Penny or maybe named Ball’s character Benjamin or Linus.
--If you were wondering whatever happened to Jeremy London from Mallrats and 7th Heaven, well he’s going to Celebrity Rehab. His brother, Jason, was the one who played “Pink” Floyd in Dazed and Confused which I think is due for a rewatch soon. Others in for Rehab include Janice Dickinson who could probably become a cast regular and Tiger’s girl Rachel Uchitel. Jason from The Hills is also in and I think I speak for everyone when I say let’s see an overdose on Rehab.
--It’s Mad Men premiere week! And to celebrate Crista Flanagan/Lois (switchboard op who had that DUI on the John Deere) is going to be in August’s Playboy. Your move Christina Hendricks, Alison Brie, Peyton List and January Jones.
--I wish there was something less annoying to watch Michelle Beadle on than SportsNation.
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