Friday, May 6, 2011

Weekend Reading: News, Movies, TV and more …

Posted by on Fri, May 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Jessica Chastain in Terrence Malicks The Tree of Life

Entertainment Weekly: An exclusive clip from Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life.

The next big thing in entertainment is here: 3D Sound!!! Rocket scientist Edgar Choueiri has developed a way to render sound in three dimensions. And he has broadcast this new technology for the very first time on Studio 360. All you need are some standard computer speakers to hear the effect, headphones will not work.

LA Weekly's Karina Longworth interviews cult movie legend Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, The Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre).

R.I.P. Claude Choules, the last surviving WWI combat veteran, dead at age 110.

NPR: New book recounts the horrendous 1967 death of Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov. on why we keep calling Osama "Obama."

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained script is complete and has been leaked online. Here's The Playlist's take on it. Like Glee, Lady Gaga's brand trades in victimization.

Speaking of Gaga, her controversial Christ-themed video for "Judas" is online: The 90-Year Evolution of Movie Posters.

Planet Money: $4 Gas — Get used to it!!

Talk about the most ridiculous road trip ever!!! Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando "fled 9/11 in hired car" and reportedly embarked on cross-country dash, claims Taylor's former personal assistant.'s David Weigel on the rise of "prooferism."

With the Cannes film festival coming up in less than a week, has compiled a page of video previews of almost all the films in competition. Take some time out and watch a few, as some of them are really impressive.

Heres my favorite trailer from the group, for The Day He Arrives, directed by Hong Sang-Soo:

Ok I may be a bit behind the curve posting this video, but it's the funniest thing I've seen in a long while:

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