August 20th, 2009

BV - Roses Text

It’s a lepidopterist! Run!

Is it just me, or is the appearance of a butterfly and/or moth collector in a story always a bad sign? They’re often the villain (as in The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Silence of the Lambs, or the second half of Tuesday’s Brit Noir double bill, The Clouded Yellow), but even when they aren’t (and off the top of my head, the only case I can think of is Angels and Insects) they serve as a bellwether for crime or general creepiness.

Pepperland = Uncanny Valley?

Spotted on the Onion AV Club:
In profoundly puzzling remake news, Variety reports that Robert Zemeckis will be remaking kiddie stoner favorite Yellow Submarine using that creepy 3-D motion-capture technology he's so enamored of. The remake has apparently been in the works for a long time, with Zemeckis' army of lawyers negotiating with The Beatles' battalion of bewigged barristers for the rights to sixteen Beatles tunes for the remake and a proposed Broadway adaptation of the remake of an animated film adapting the classic Beatles song. Got it?

In other words, CGI zombie Beatles. *shudder*

How do I not have more Beatles icons?