Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, based on the supposed inspiration for Moby Dick, hit theaters this weekend. It didn’t do so hot, failing to oust Mockingjay, Part 2 from the number-one spot it’s occupied for four weeks. Maybe the movie could’ve used more dildos?
It kills me that people have the time/energy/motivation for something like this when I often can't even muster up the energy to wave my dog away from the poop she's eating. Jesus Christ, Internet. What are you on? And where can I get it? (And do you accept bitcoin?)
Not content with being the kind of guy that would just write one review of a movie starring his contemporaries, James Franco returned to Vice to share some more thoughts with us, this time, on Leviathan, a film NPR called "a documentary — and yet not a documentary." (Okay.) This time, Franco's review revealed far more…
Moby Dick, that is. This weekend, the whaling museum in New Bedford, MA hosted hosted a 25 hour tag team reading of Melville's classic. Congressman Barney Frank was among the readers, and several gluttons-for-punishment former English majors among the listeners.
In a profile in today's New York Times, Moby admitted that though he doesn't have Asperger syndrome, he likes to "pretend I do. It makes me sound more interesting." Yeah, no, Moby. It actually makes you sound like a dick.