Liberace on Peacocking

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"Anyone that dares begrudge what I have today, just better get off their duff and do something about it" says a feisty Liberace in this 1968 interview with reporter Jay Kent Hackelman. "I fell I have a perfect right to spend my money the way I damn please." It's from the latest installment of PBS's increasingly wonderful video series Blank on ... Watch Now

Animation of a 1993 Conversation with Charles Bukowski

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Fascinating stuff. Back in 1993, legendary wildman/author/poet Charles Bukowski  spoke very candidly about his writing process during the recording of Run With the Hunted. That conversation has been animated by artist Drew Christie for the inaugural episode of Quoted‘s animated literary series for Harper Collins. Watch it after the jump. ... See the Rest

The Ernest and Celestine Trailer

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Gorgeous, gorgeous animation, brought to you by the creators of The Triplets of Bellville – Ernest and Celestine is voiced by Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Jeffrey Wright and Forest Whitaker. Did you hear me? LAUREN BACALL and MEGAN MULLALLY! Together! In the same movie! Reason enough to see it! But ... See the Rest

Sad Screen Grab OTD: Philip Seymour Hoffman Guest Stars on the PBS Cartoon Arthur


  And the animators NAILED IT. ... See the Rest

The Simpsons Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

A gorgeous sequence from this week’s episode pays tribute to the brilliant Hayao Miyazaki with Springfieldians portraying some of the most famous characters from his films. There’s Otto as Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro; Moe as the scarecrow Turnip-Head and the Kwik-E-Mart as the castle from Howl’s Moving Castle; Patty and Selma as Kiki the witch ... See the Rest

Me, in About Two Hours


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The Wind Rises Trailer

For his final masterpiece, The Wind Rises, legendary writer/director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. From the LA Times: "The film, based on a short story by Japanese poet Hori Tatsuo, follows Jiro through pre-World War II Japan, the country’s devastating ... See the Rest

These DC Nation Shorts Will Make You Believe a Wonder Woman Movie Is Possible

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You're always hearing everyone bang on an about how difficult it would be to make a Wonder Woman movie or TV series, that she doesn't speak to this generation, that female heroes are a tough sell, that she's corny or the backstory doesn't work anymore (although it's essentially Thor with boobies)... These DC Nation shorts, however, prove just how ... See the Rest