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"Lawless" Red Band trailer. New film from John Hillcott. 

"The Impossible" trailer - starring Ewen McGregor and Naomi Watts about the 2004 Tsunami. 

Sorkinisms - A Supercut

Episode 1: Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom”

I’ll do a full review after I’ve seen all 10 eps, but I just watched the first episode of Aaron Sorkin’s new show, The Newsroom. It’s equal parts infuriating and brilliant. Some classic Sorkin tropes, both inspired and self indulgent, and the hardcore fans amongst you will notice that Sorkin has plagiarised himself, dialogue-wise, at various points (“We reach for the stars”). Notwithstanding that the show glamourises exactly what Anderson Cooper does most night to little thanks, I’m pretty keen to see where it goes over the course of a season.

Another High Horsemen sketch. Brendan’s cousin proposes to his girlfriend on the Wheel of Brisbane. 

A disturbing salami development. 

A disturbing salami development. 

The French do police procedurals a bit differently… 

You’d never see this on Blue Heelers.

No Pants Wednesday from the 2007 UQ Law Revue. This was directed by James Tinniswood, and is still one of my favorites. 

Louis CK GQ article

I saw Louis CK at the Sydney Opera House about a month ago. It was easily in my top 3 live comedy experiences of all time. His show “Louie” is one of the best comedy’s on television. Check him out. 

My favourite part of New York Magazine’s awesome oral history of the Upright Citizens Brigade

GELMAN: It was Valentine’s Day 2004, and I had just broken up with my girlfriend, so I was pretty angry. Somebody came on the mike and said, “Ladies and gentlemen, September 10, 2001.” And the spotlight comes up and “The Candy Man” starts playing, and I come out naked in tap shoes and blackface, dancing horribly. Then all of a sudden, the lights turn red, and [the German industrial band] Rammstein comes on, and I look at the audience and I go, “Tomorrow, a terrible tragedy will happen that will kill thousands of people. America will become a cage of fear. What are you going to do when fascism takes over?” And I started goose-stepping around the stage. Then, after about a minute of that, “The Candy Man” comes back on, and I finish up the tap dance. And I received a standing ovation.

This is incredible. Imagine how much practice it takes to kick at a statistically impossible level. 

This is incredible. Imagine how much practice it takes to kick at a statistically impossible level. 

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Another video from The High Horsemen’s show “iSketch2.0: A Tale of Comedy and Whimsy”

"World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" was actually in the History section of the bookstore.
This will really freak some idiots out. 

"World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" was actually in the History section of the bookstore.

This will really freak some idiots out.