There was always a suspicion that Dr. Teeth — lead singer of Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, the house band on The Muppets — was just biding his time during his residency on The Muppet Show. With his purple hat and gold tooth, this was clearly a worldly muppet who had been there and done that, and The Muppet Show gig to him was surely just another paycheck. The A.V. Club brought to our attention a new Adam Schleichkorn mash-up that runs with our suspicions of what Dr. Teeth would really like to be doing: covering Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
Jeff Goldblum, shirt fully open on the back of a 4×4 being chased by a T-Rex: an image that made many nerdy 90’s teens go weak at the knees. Now those nerdy teens are all grown up and they had hoped to see Goldblum make a nostalgic cameo in the new Jurrasic World, but director Colin Trevorrow had different ideas and put the kibosh on it. Why? Dumb old artistic integrity. “I wanted everything to feel real,” said Trevorrow speaking to Uproxx. “And I wanted everything to have a logic to it that would support everything else.”
Another concern of artistic integrity is crowdfunding. Is it the ultimate democratic savior of those with a clear artistic vision but no funds, or a capitalistic money churner that rewards only those who have the right amount of “followers?” Indie director Uwe Boll (Blackwoods and Heart of America) has become the latest to weigh in on the debate. Following a poor response to his campaign for a third installment of his nonsensical Rampage series, Boll posted a video enigmatically entitled “fuck you all”. “Maybe I shouldn’t do it,” says Boll in the video. “I have enough money to play golf until I’m dead.” He didn’t specify whether that was enough money for a continuous game of golf, or like, a once-a- week game.
With Fun Home sweeping the Tonys last night, it’s as good a time as any to look back on the excellent graphic novel that inspired the musical. In a revealing interview with The Paris Review in 2012, author Alison Bechdel opened up about her experiences of writing about deeply personal family experiences and how it affected her relationship with her mother.
The mask became the lazy Halloween partygoers’ go-to costume, and if it weren’t for its ability to genuinely terrify, you get the feeling the Scream movies would’ve been the Scream movie — singular. But with a new Scream MTV series weeks away, the makers have decided to give the Edvard Munch-inspired mask a make-over. Expect to see the thing above kill many a bikini-clad blonde over the next few months.