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I should marry Jenny [Aug. 25th, 2008|02:37 pm]
Ian R. Shaughnessy

Your result for The Director Who Films Your Life Test...

Sofia Coppola

Your film will be 64% romantic, 34% comedy, 22% complex plot, and a $ 30 million budget.

With few films under her belt (The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation, Marie Antoinette) as a writer/director, she's already highly respected and connected -- her dad, Francis, directed all The Godfather movies and Apocolypse Now. Sofia's good at making the romantic drama that is your life with poignant sullen moments of introspection. You saw how she stylishly handled Marie Antoinette's life, no? And who didn't have at least a lump in the throat at the end of Lost In Translation? She's already won one Academy Award for her writing, now she'll be the first woman to receive one for directing -- YOUR FILM!

Take The Director Who Films Your Life Test at HelloQuizzy

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Jamie's wishes come true: [Nov. 19th, 2007|05:04 pm]
Ian R. Shaughnessy

Written by Dan Jurgens and John Byrne
Art by Jurgens, Byrne, Al Vey, Ty Templeton and others
Cover by Jurgens & Templeton
Witness the 1980s adventures of the time-traveling Booster Gold in this action-packed Showcase edition collecting BOOSTER GOLD #1-25, and ACTION COMICS #594! Over 600 pages of comics for less than $17 bucks!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 26 • 624 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
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(no subject) [Nov. 1st, 2007|05:07 pm]
Ian R. Shaughnessy

Big thumbs up. Entire album tells a lyrical story, the production is surprisingly flawless by P. Diddy and Beyonce hautingly narrates the affair. Never been a huge Jay-Z fan but this is one of the best hip-hop albums of the year.
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If the Bendis Board took place in an office... [Oct. 30th, 2007|11:44 am]
Ian R. Shaughnessy

This is why I don't post there anymore :)
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Mandy Moore covers "Umbrella" [Oct. 27th, 2007|12:24 pm]
Ian R. Shaughnessy

I love Mandy. I love this song and it's actually not a bad cover but I laughed when I got visions of that scene in DREAMGIRLS where all of a sudden the corny white people are singing the soul songs in the music video.
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Jenny Sireci needs these! [Oct. 26th, 2007|12:07 pm]
Ian R. Shaughnessy

Limited edition White Stripes cameras! Both Jack and Meg editions!

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Japanese rocket chair [Oct. 26th, 2007|12:04 pm]
Ian R. Shaughnessy

This is awesome. So. Cool.

The set up is this is a Japanese prank show. It's at a spa and some unlucky person sits in a massage chair (butt ass naked!) and then they get blasted through the wall out into a ski trail.

Watch the whole thing. At the end someone sits in the chair with a cup of tea in their hand. So. Awesome.
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Amy needs some soul food, stat! [Oct. 23rd, 2007|07:28 pm]
Ian R. Shaughnessy

Today I'm excited about the release of all the new Kubrick DVDs. I picked up my two favorites, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and EYES WIDE SHUT and will be scurrying back to the store to pick up the others as soon as possible. I am a tad disappointed that BARRY LYNDON wasn't part of the new collection as that's probably my second favorite after CLOCKWORK. I love Milena Canonero's costume designs in that film. For the longest time I had thought it was Vivienne Westwood -- no clue why. I think I read it somewhere.

CLOCKWORK was the first Kubrick film I ever saw. I was only like twelve or thirteen at the time, but I remember being both terrified and amazed while watching it. I probably didn't understand it all at that age but I got enough of it to realize what it meant. I still get creeped out by some of the music from the movie. It was fun to do a reference in the introduction to the 4th BLUE MONDAY trade that I worked on. Probably scarier than the whole entire movie is seeing me in leather drawn by Chynna. Ugh.

I know that EYES WIDE SHUT is probably Kubrick's least liked film, but I always loved it. To me, it's like watching a painting. The imagery throughout the film is mind blowing, provacative and even skin crawling at times. Plus there's that film-stealing scene with Alan Cumming as the hotel concierge. Timbaland used a lot of stills and clips from the infamous "orgy" scene during his segment of Justin Timberlake's FUTURESEX/LOVESOUNDS tour that was accompanied by his own remix to the SAW theme which made for a supremely spooky few minutes and I have been wanting to rewatch the movie ever since.
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new Common video [Oct. 23rd, 2007|01:00 pm]
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"I Want You", directed by and starring the lovely Kerry Washington (with Alicia Keys, too!).

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Scarlett Johansson for Louis Vuitton [Oct. 23rd, 2007|12:28 am]
Ian R. Shaughnessy
I love these, they belong in a coffee table book (I know they are from last season but I just saw them!):

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