Last week I heard that Anthony Bourdain’s novel was getting turned into movie, now I hear he’s going to have a show on CNN? Very, very interesting. This THR piece clarifies that he will be leaving Travel Channel to do the new show, but it will be produced by the same company, so it probably won’t be too different.
I keep slowly reading articles about Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. This one with Mike D on Rolling Stone was another emotional one. I really need to organize my thoughts on the band in a post. Maybe this week.
Toy fans, head on over to Marvel.com to vote for some characters to appear in the 50th wave of Marvel MiniMates from Diamond Select Toys. This reminds me of the good ol’ ToyFare days when we used to do the same thing. Speaking of toys, I love that McFarlane did this Hines Wards Dark Knight Rises figure in their football figure line. (via Toynewsi)
I really need to get some bitters so I can try this cocktail called The Darcy Farrow I saw over on Esquire.com. All that ginger sounds tasty.
FirstShowing posted this interesting theory from Reddit (still don’t know what that is) about the connection between Quentin Tarantino movies and how the events of Inglourious Basterds lead to the violence and pop culture obsessed world we’ve seen in Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, True Romance, etc. I think it’s an interesting look at the material but don’t actually think it was something Tarantino planned.
Simon Pegg talked to The Telegraph about, well, everything and as you’d expect from the chap, it’s all quite interesting.
I’m not much of a fighting game fan, but I am always interesting in comic-based games…until I hear they’re terrible. This new one, Injustice, seems a little too plot-y already, but who knows? (via Topless Robot)
This HuffPo thing where they talked to different directors and writers about how Star Wars changed their view of movies was pretty fun, especially Eli Roth’s childhood drawings.
Hey, John Frusciante has a new pair of solo things coming out, an EP and a full album. I’ll give them a shot, he’s always good for some technically interesting weirdness. (via Rolling Stone)
The Alamo Drafthouse will be distributing a film called Miami Connection that involves a good guy rock band fighting motorcycle ninjas. I’ll take seven.
Lastly, I thought this GQ interview with Christina Hendricks about the week before last’s episode of Mad Men was very interesting. She really seems to dig into that character.