Open this Thread twice to activate the PANIC feature, which will enclose your mind in a steel cage and purge all crimethought.
The box office this weekend offers both highbrow and lowbrow entertainment (picture The Rock arching his brows in opposite directions), with Oscar-bait The Ides of March, starring Ryan Gosling as a Presidential campaign manager whose idealism gets tarnished, and Razzie-troll Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman as a robot boxing coach. He’s a ro-boxing coach. A roboxoach. This movie is being released at the swell of awards season, people.
(Not to get excessively personal, but yours truly just got back from a week in Hong Kong and you can not escape posters for Real Steel. It’s everywhere. The Pacific rim has decided what it wants from America)
Want some TV news? How about new horror series American Horror Story, from the … creator of Glee. How about another movie adaptation of Friday Night Lights, only this one based off the hit TV series? Or how about the Season 4 finale of Breaking Bad this Sunday?
(for fans of BB, I’ll have a post this coming week that will talk about visual and thematic motifs in S4. Feel free to chat in the comments here, but please throw a SPOILER ALERT at the top of any BBS4 comments. One love)
Oh, and, hey: did you like Disney Week? Any theme weeks you’d like us to tackle next? No promises, but we’re always looking for inspiration.
Could the ghost of Steve Jobs (played by George Clooney) coach a team of robot football players to the New Mexico state championships? Or is there something we missed? Sound off in the comments, for this is your … Open Thread.