Tom & Didier: Jeu de la Barbichette [x]
Didier’s ALS Ice bucket challenge ,assisted by Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy
hah, good one. cheers
Tom and Paul Anderson on the set of Legend - I love how well these two obviously get on.
i love how anderson’s hair needs its own agent ;o))
Baby Sea Turtles Found to Make Noise to Coordinate Hatching
by Brianna Elliott
If you’ve ever witnessed a sea turtle nest hatch, you’ve probably noticed that it seems like these reptiles emerge from their nests in silence. Scientists have long assumed that too, but a new study adds to a growing body of literature that finds that baby sea turtles can in fact make noise—and this communication is key to a successful hatching process.
In a recent study published in Chelonian Conservation and Biology, researchers examined leatherback sea turtle nests, and found that the hatchlings and embryos made multiple noises and sounds—indicating they’re communicating with each other in the days before they hatch. The scientists recorded more than 300 different sounds, and classified them into four unique sound types: chirps, grunts, and two “complex hybrid tones,” according to the Smithsonian…
(read more: The Beacon - Oceana.org)
photos by Oceana - Tim Calver
Sarah Jarosz covers Joanna Newsom’s “The Book of Right-On,” live on Mountain Stage.
Depending on where you’re born, cooking dinner, having sex and going to the bathroom are either three of life’s many pleasures - or three of the riskiest things you can do.
The Creative Arts Emmys will air on FXM (Fox Movies) on Sunday at 8 PM.
Apparently I’m supposed to get this channel, but I never have. Trying to decide if it’s worth calling Comcast to watch Joe’s acceptance speech.
always worth it! ;o))
From oliver prout on Twitter, 21 Aug 2014
The presentation of The Drop from Toronto film festival’s site:
Tom Hardy delivers his most accomplished performance to date in the English-language debut from acclaimed Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead). Hardy is Bob Saginowski, a Brooklyn bartender who’s as big-hearted as he is streetwise. The bar is Cousin Marv’s, a neighbourhood watering hole that doubles as a drop bar — a place for its owners, some local Chechen gangsters, to launder money.
Bob and Marv walk a thin line between regular life and the underworld — especially Marv (James Gandolfini), a former crime boss now in the pocket of a new and much crueller operation. When the drop is stolen in a holdup, they must weigh the threat of the Chechens against that of a sharp and curious cop (John Ortiz). Bob’s life is further complicated by a chance meeting with a local woman, Nadia (Noomi Rapace), and it isn’t long before his own past returns to haunt him.
Using grey, misty hues and a foreboding atmosphere, Roskam sets a nuanced character study in a world of moral ambiguity. Hardy comprises its centre in a typically heavyweight — if deceptively slow-building — turn, surrounded by a splendid international cast including Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Belgian (and soon-to-be Hollywood) star Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead, Rust and Bone), and Gandolfini in his riveting final performance. Roskam lends a distinctly European sensibility to The Drop’s very American milieu, allowing the film to move naturally toward a gripping conclusion that will leave hearts racing and minds wondering: just which of these animals truly needs rescuing?
The Dark Knight Rises film crew accidentally crash a wedding during filming in Pittsburgh in 2011.
"It basically caused a lot of inconvenience for [bride and groom] and their guests as there were explosions and gunfire on the street during their wedding." Although, to make up for it, the bride and groom did get Bane to cameo in their wedding and got to pose with the Batmobile.