Amanda Marcotte and Alyssa Rosenberg both had some very interesting things to say about it, and I highly recommend both pieces.
:: I enjoyed Taylor Swift's new video. I honestly thought "Bad Blood" was going to be a lame choice for a next single, but I didn't realize it was going to be remixed. Great cameos and genre references.
:: I also enjoyed this Bhi Bhiman video, "Moving to Brussels," which features Keegan-Michael Key doing a riff on JK Simmons' performance in Whiplash. Key is kind of one of my favorite people alive right now.
:: John Seavey has an idea for a sitcom that I would watch the hell out of.
:: The longer trailer for Pixels. I feel a little better about how stupid-fun I think it looks now that I know Chris Columbus directed it. I know he's made some real garbage, but to me he's still the guy who wrote Gremlins and The Goonies. Plus, this trailer gives me a glimpse of Ashley Benson, and I do love my glimpses of Ashley Benson.
:: Some light animated fare: the trailer for the Shaun the Sheep movie, from Aardman. I used to love that TV series so much. Aardman is the best.
:: Yeah, the Batkid Begins trailer worked on me.
:: The genre news sites are pretty polarized on the trailer for Scream Queens. I hope it's second season of American Horror Story crazy and not fourth season of American Horror Story tedious.
:: Wow, do I hate that new Hamburglar.
:: Roger has some interesting thoughts about libraries and file-sharing. I've been a little curious about how it works when you check out an e-book.
:: The Groundbreaking History Of Star Wars Toys
:: My god, yes! A definitive oral history of Industrial Light & Magic!
:: Simon Pegg clarifies his thoughts on science fiction in an insightful blog post.
:: Here's What Sharks Do When You Give Them Cameras