I've never done one of these "link round-up" posts before, but I figure now is as good of time as any to start. Here's what I'm reading online:
New York Magazine has this great article about Gossip Girl and took the words out of my mouth about why the show is spectacular and a must-watch every week. They also have a fantastic Q&A with the one and only Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, Inside Man) who's still complaining about Driving Miss Daisy winning the Best Picture Oscar in the same year Do the Right Thing came out. Gotta love him!
PopWatch Blog has discovered what is possibly the greatest thing ever found on YouTube: Cher, during a 70's TV special, playing every single part in West Side Story! You have to see it to believe it.
My New Plaid Pants rounds up The Boys of Summer for us to enjoy. My my, it's getting warm in here!
Speaking of summer, Life Sprinkes loooooooooves ice cream
The Superficial discusses the new children's book My Beautiful Mommy (about mommies who get plastic surgery) with their usual snark and wit.
StinkyLulu offers the latest Supporting Actress profile in preparation for 1953's Smackdown: Grace Kelly in Mogambo. I've personally never seen the film, but I've never really understood the appeal of Grace Kelly. Sure, she was pretty sexy in Rear Window, but from the films I've seen she's never showed a lot of acting talent. Even Marilyn Monroe did it a few times.
Tom O'Neil at Gold Derby has been receiving a ton of shit for his latest "review" of the 1927 film Sunrise, one of the most influential silent films of all time, in which he simply dismisses it as "schmaltzy" and "smothered in Cheez Whiz." This article wouldn't be so bad if O'Neil was some anonymous blogger like myself, but this guy is the leading critic for the L.A. fucking Times. He should offer more than just a dismissive paragraph about it's story and not mention at all its poetic visuals, which is the most important part of the movie. Christ, where's Roger Ebert when you need him? And any idiot that proclaims The Jazz Singer to be their pick as what should have won the Best Picture Oscar in 1927-28 over Sunrise, The Circus and The Crowd (which I would have gone for) is seriously a complete fucktard.