Christopher Nolan, Pixar, ‘Ant-Man,’ And The Enduring Power Of ‘Ghost’! (Laremy’s Hot Links)

Last Week’s Hot Links, With Laremy

‘Ghost’ love has lingered for 25 years – From CNN

Man, was Demi Moore young here. There’s was a legitimate moment when her and the chick from Point Break (Lori Petty?) were rivals to see who would rock short-haired vixen status before Demi pulled away like she was working with a straight eight.

Best quote from the article:

“The pottery scene was so powerful that two versions of “Unchained Melody” — a reissue of the original and a new recording — hit Billboard’s Hot 100. Both made the Top 20.”

Here’s a true story for you, after I saw Ghost as a lad I fell in love with that “Unchained Melodies” song. I was putting it on mix tapes, singing it in the shower, the whole thing. It’s no wonder I hit puberty so late. Also, Patrick Swayze is dead now. #Facts #Trivia

The Grantland Question – From The Classical

Here’s the problem with vanity projects. When the vanity leaves, the project be sinking. I love Grantland, for sports at least (their movies content tends towards suckage). Zach Lowe is the tits.

Best quote from the article:

“And in that sense, among others, their model has tremendous merit.”

Sure, it has merit, but you can’t make money off of it. People, in general, favor short-form “hot takes!” online. Vince’s writing is right at the outer levels of people’s attention spans. I ran one of these projects myself,, and the more “quality” articles I tried to do the more I was punished. Better to run Kardashian/Upton mashups and retire to the beach. We all get the world we deserve, which is why I’m 30 pounds overweight, still can’t smile right from my Bell’s Palsy attack two years ago, and twitch an awful lot.

The Story Behind ‘Valerian,’ the Most Important Sci-Fi Comic America Hasn’t Heard Of – From The Hollywood Reporter

I haven’t heard of this.

Best quote from the article:

“… an inspiration for a number of far more famous sci-fi projects, including Star Wars and Besson’s own The Fifth Element.”

Oh shiiiiiz. Fifth Element makes me extremely happy. The ghost of Chris Tucker, a version of the future I can get behind, and Milla doing Milla Jovavich stuff.

Next Green Lantern Film will be Green Lantern Corps. – From RopeofSilicon

I like this one Green Lantern named Guy Gardner, because he was in one of my favorite comics, “Justice League International.” No, not the dumb one called “Justice League America.” Don’t get it twisted.