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Muay Thai one on

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Tony Jaa returns August 25! [Edit: the film is now opening September 8!]

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Official site here. Link to my review of Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior here. Read more »

Shakedown, breakdown ... you're busted

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Tim Gunn's take is, of course, exceedingly elegant.

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Crawler space

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Complete interview: The Descent director Neil Marshall on phallic caves, Iggy Pop-like troglobites, and good old-fashioned horror

(Caution: slight spoilers ahead!)

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Director Neil Marshall (kneeling, left) on the set of The Descent. Read more »

Does a Hello Kitty car justify carjacking?

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If you drive through the Mission in one of these supercute babies, you are on notice, my friend.

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Image from www.carview.co.jp.

If you live to be a hundred you will never be as smart as me!

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“I believe that you are a mother who is pretty desperate.
Not only are you not a very nice person, you’re also a slob.
You’re a hustler.
What happened in April?
And you were incarcerated for 3 years’ time, is that right?
Right!
Of course!
Outrageous!
Why don’t ya pay attention?!”

Nothing makes listening to my voice mail more enjoyable than when N and C prank me using a Judge Judy soundboard.

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Except maybe when I get a similar call from Read more »

Mel Gibson is responsible for all the wars in the world!

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While major media outlets like the New York Times and the SF Chronicle are busy interviewing PR agents to see if good ol' smelly Mel's antisemitic tirade is going to affect his career (now there's an angle for some real investigative reporting!!), we here at the Guardian have uncovered our own global Gibson conspiracy: Mel Gibson himself is responsible for starting almost every war known to man! Think about it. Read more »

Celebrity drunks -- they're just like us!

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Except we're not mean drunks who hurl offensive slurs at the cops when they pull us over...

Nor are we holding up the production of our latest major motion picture with our underage shenanigans ...

We were, however, enticed into some unfortunate wedding reception dance-floor Read more »

Clearly, the good shit's happening THIS week

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Pardon the slow post, but last week's Project Runway was kinda on the ho-hum side. (Of course, it's still the best reality show currently on the airwaves, so a ho-hum Runway is still better than the greatest-ever Rock Star: Supernova, if in fact a greatest-ever ep of that show ever existed. Read more »

The Secretary of State

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Today is as good a day as any to look at Luc Tuymans' much-debated 2005 oil-on-canvas portrait The Secretary of State.

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In a 2005 top ten for Artforum, Studio Museum curator Thelma Golden noted that Condoleeza Rice's mouth is "resolutely shut" in this portrait. Read more »

Calling Mr. Ozon

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Francois Ozon’s new movie Time to Leave opens in Bay Area theaters this Friday, which means that it’s time to talk to him -- about his attractive lead actor, Melvil Poupaud, his legendary supporting actress, Jeanne Moreau, and potentially stupid but fuckable bit players. Read more »