This week in "Thanks, Internet" ---King Kendrick drops his new album, the sexism behind Pixar faces, Buckminster Fuller gets animated, a Reddit user pitches the greatest Batman film of all time, and the movie dance scene supercut you know you wanted.
1. To Pimp a Butterfly
I've been toldthat dropping a surprise album is the new status symbol in popular music.This week a Kendrick Lamar album landed on iTunes, was pulled from iTunes, and put back on iTunes. But it was on Spotify the whole time.It's a jazzy, funky, genre-bending mess of racial politics, poetry, anger, and hope.Kendrick may not be the most commercially appealing rapper out there, but withTo Pimp a Butterflyhe proves he might be the most ambitious.
Blank on Blank has set some amazing audioto animation---interviews with David Bowie, Janis Joplin, and David Foster Wallace. This week, the gang stepped away from the arts and toward science with a short on Buckminster Fuller. They got a few new animators to refresh the format.At one point Bucky's face becomes one of his iconic geodesic domes. And the female characters have different faces.
Reddit is a lot of things, including a place to pitch movies, apparently. This week, a user named Satanslittlewizard pitched a far-fetched ideafor an epic Batman movie. But knowing Warner Brothers' reliance on Batty,it's not actually all that farfrom the realm of possibility.
5. DanceMovie, Dance
Whenever I see a dance scene in a movie, I know they're playing with my emotions, but I usually give inanyway.This week we got a supercut to pay tribute to some of the more unforgettable suchscenes from a YouTube user named MsTabularasa.It's three minutes and 20 seconds from from the original Footloose, the re-make of Footloose, The Breakfast Club, Mary Poppins, Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder, Tom Hanks in Big, and about 100 more. It's Friday. Dance.