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Harry Shearer sues studio over Spinal Tap, says he's received $98 in royalties over 30 years

Shearer’s $125 million lawsuit against Studio Canal and Vivendi enumerates a parade of horribles that the entertainment companies have visited upon him, from ripping him off with crazy, corrupt accounting practices to allowing the Spinal Tap trademarks to lapse but still charging him royalties to perform as his character from Tap. The lawsuit says that the principles from This is Spinal Tap were …

See Natalie Portman and Jackie Kennedy Stand Side by Side in the Same Red Suit

More than anything, we are looking forward to seeing a talented actress like Natalie Portman portray a woman as strong as Jackie Kennedy. The costumes, brought to life by French costume designer Madeline Fontaine, are just the icing on the cake. But Jackie is remembered as a fashion icon for a reason: the first lady’s wardrobe was an integral part of her persona. Tailored suits …

'Voyage of Time,' Terrence Malick IMAX film with Brad Pitt narration, is an awesome cosmic meditation

You know what America needs right now? A little perspective. For that, I recommend you head to your local IMAX theater and see Terrence Malick’s “Voyage of Time: The Imax Experience.” It’s a psychedelic meditation on the history of the cosmos that’s very kid-friendly, and a wonderful reminder of the big, big picture. Image from ‘Voyage of Time,’ courtesy IMAX/Broad Green …

When "computers" were young, brilliant black women mathematicians

Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures recovers the lost history of the young African American women who did the heavy computational work of the Apollo missions, given the job title of “computer” — her compelling book has been made into a new motion picture. One such woman was Katherine G. Johnson. At 98, she still lives in Hampton, and has emerged as …

Documentary on the past, present and future of typewriters

Typewriter sculptor Jeremy Meyer sez, “I just got back from Telluride where the feature-length documentary by Doug Nichol called ‘California Typewriter’ premiered.” “There are 3 main stories: one is about a collector of pre-qwerty and rare old typewriters (Martin Howard), another about a struggling typewriter repair shop in Berkeley (California Typewriter), then there’s me and my typewriter vivisection. Past, present, future, and the …

Vader Vinyl: Picturedisc reissue of Star Wars' OST, featuring a 33 1/3RPM Death Star

John Williams’ original score for the first Star Wars movie has been reissued as two picture-discs: the Death Star, Vader, Tie Fighters and Chewie and Han; it’s $35 to pre-order for shipping on Sept 30. (via Bonnie Burton) report this ad Belarusian crafter Orange Cat created the Octopus George felted backpack for “crazy octopus lovers” and “sailor man who loves the sea and …

Mascots, a new mockumentary from Christopher "Best in Show" Guest

After the astounding success of Spinal Tap, Christopher Guest directed a string of brilliant mockumentaries in the same style, like “Best in Show” and “Waiting for Guffman”; now he’s created “Mascots” for Netflix, about “the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots.” Mascots is a new comedy from Christopher Guest, director of Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show. Starring many of his …

Tim Curry laughing in movies

Tim Curry laughing in movies / Boing Boing Ranker made a supercut of Tim Curry laughing in movies. it goes exactly as you expect. Tim Curry movies are always a treat, because it’s a guarantee you’ll be seeing some top-notch acting, which notably includes a VERY defined laugh. Tim Curry laughs in a very recognizable way, so much so that you can tell …

116 years of stop-motion animation in 3 minutes

Vugar Efendi takes viewers through a delightful survey of stop-motion animation from 1900 to today. How many of the 39 films featured can you name? The short commemorates the release of Kubo and the Two Strings (trailer below): Speaking of Kubo, you might also like this Regina Spektor cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps:  …

Time to Statham Punch

Matthew Haughey noticed that movies starring British actor Jason Statham, with only a single exception, sooner or later involve him punching someone. At Time to Statham Punch, he maintains statistics on the timing and circumstances of these punches. report this ad Kyohazard’s Lament Configuration is a terrific piece of fan-art for those of us who loved the Hellraiser movies (the good ones, at least). READ …