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  • The Night Feed

    The Life Aquatic was Tough

    Here is a great video of Bill Murray, Wes Anderson, Willem Dafoe, and an extremely well-dressed Jeff Goldblum discussing the difficulties of making one of my favorite films, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.


  • The Night Feed

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The whole internet is talking about it, so I will, too: the trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson's new film, was released today and the verdict is in.  That's right, the internet has decided.

    The film looks to be the most Wes Anderson-y of all the Wes Anderson films yet!

    The pastels, the precision, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman…The Wes-ness of it is almost overwhelming.  

    And that's a good thing, all said and done.  In The Age of the Sequel and the Era of the Superhero, you have to respect and admire the vision of a one-of-a-kind, idiosyncratic filmmaker.  Plus, I don't think Wes has made a bad flick yet.  Here are my rankings of Wes Anderson movies.

    1) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    2) The Darjeeling Limited

    3) The Royal Tenenbaums

    4) Rushmore

    5) Moonrise Kingdom

    6) The Fantastic Mr. Fox

    7) Bottle Rocket

    Different opinion?  Tweet me: @DannyMoney


  • The Night Feed

    That's The Last Time You Put A Knife In Me, Hear Me?

    I wanted to take a moment to honor the late Kumar Pallana, who died yesterday at the age of 94.  You might recognize Mr. Pallana from his funny and charming roles in some Wes Anderson movies, such as Mr. Littlejeans in Rushmore, and Pagoda in The Royal Tenenbaums.  He even starred in the SUBWAY Fresh Artists series "Tech Up" that premiered on My Damn Channel.

    I remember the first time I saw Tenenbaums, I wondered, "Who is this guy?"  He was so memorable, yet he only had a few lines and brief screen time.  There was something magical about his being and I am saddened that he is no longer around to share his gift with us.  R.I.P. Kumar.  You will be missed.


  • The Night Feed

    Working For The Weekend

    The election is over and Disney bought Star Wars so let's all talk about that forever instead!

    1. Conan O'Brien premiered Wes Anderson's Star Wars audition tape and it looks really, really real you guys.

    2. Aaron Eisenberg has a new web series out called Eric Finley: Comment Counselor and I highly suggest it to you personally.

    3. (One of) The (many) love(s) of my life, Lizzy Caplan (pictured), participated in an AMA on reddit this week. Oh, and I love her.

    4. There's a bunch of new photos on Todd Phillips' instagram from the set of The Hangover 3 which is pretty neat because "Technology!"

    5. The Promise Ring says they won't be releasing any new music and probably won't tour again. If you guys need me I'll be in my room crying over this news and listening to The Promise Ring.

    Tweet at me about your weekend and stuff. Happy Veterans' Day! Let's hang out on the internet! @MrChrisDonahue


  • Mark Malkoff

    Happy Birthday, Bill Murray

    Today is Bill Murray's birthday.  The man, the legend - the person with whom Mark Malkoff wants to have dinner more than anyone else. He's one of the funniest people ever to walk the earth and his resume proves it: SNL, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Lost In Translation...the list goes on and on.

    In honor of his birthday, I've compiled a Spotify playlist of songs from Bill Murray movies.  Luckily, Bill has worked with some directors who really know their music, like Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, and Sofia Coppola, just to name a few.  So sit back and crank the tunes in celebration of one of our greatest national treasures, Bill Murray.

    Here are the tunes broken down by film, chronologically:

    1) "I'm Alright (Theme from Caddyshack)" - Kenny Loggins - from Caddyshack - The only movie theme a gopher dances to.  Carl Spackler is one of Murray's most iconic characters.

    2) "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" - Manfred Mann - from Stripes - This all-time classic scene features an oldie from Manfredd Mann, a pop powerhouse of the 1960s.  A feel good tune!

    3) "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker, Jr. - from Ghostbusters - It doesn't matter that Huey Lewis & the News sued Parker because the song was too similar in structure to one of their songs.  I mean, who you gonna call?  Huey?  No.  Ghostbusters.

    4) "I Got You Babe" - Sonny & Cher - from Groundhog Day - The song Murray wakes up to everyday-- the same day-- for an eternity.  But if you ask me, waking up to this song every day would be heaven: "I Got You Babe" is one of the greatest pop songs ever written.  It spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts in 1965, selling more than a million copies.  That was when singles actually meant something.

    5) "Showdown" - Electric Light Orchestra - from Kingpin - Two words: "comb over."

    6) "Here Comes My Baby" - Cat Stevens/"Oh Yoko" - John Lennon - from Rushmore - Wes Anderson's breakthrough film garnered much buzz for Murray's performance as the rich Herman Blume.  "Oh Yoko" plays during a great bonding montage between Murray and Jason Schwarzman's character, Max Fischer.

    7) "Police & Thieves" - The Clash/"Judy Is Punk" - The Ramones - from The Royal Tenenbaums - In Wes Anderson's New York city, punk is still king-- though "Police & Thieves" is a cover of a classic reggae anthem by Junior Marvin.

    8) "(What's So Funny About) Peace, Love, & Understanding?" - Elvis Costello & the Attractions/"Just Like Honey" - Jesus & Mary Chain - from Lost In Translation - Bill Murray was nominated from a Best Actor Oscar based exclusively on his exuberant karaoke performance of the Nick Lowe penned "Peace, Love, & Understanding" in Sofia Coppola's minimalist masterpiece.

    9) "Gut Feeling" - Devo/"Queen Bitch" - David Bowie - from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - Murray stars as Zissou in my favorite Wes Anderson movie.  And Seu Jorge does these awesome Bowie covers, too.  In Portugese, even!

    10) "Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth" - The Brian Jonestown Massacre - from Broken Flowers - Psychedelic.  

    11) "Where Do You (Go To My Lovely)" - Peter Sarstedt/"Les Champs-Elysees" - Joe Dassin - from The Darjeeling Limited - I can't help feeling amazing during "Les Champs-Elysees" -- even though I can't understand a word of it.

    I hope you enjoyed this playlist.  It's guaranteed to be a hit at any party!  But don't thank me, thank Bill Murray and the great taste of his amazing directors.  Now, watch this.


  • The Night Feed

    What I Desire from The Golden Globe Nominations

    In honor of today's Golden Globe nominations and yesterday's release of the's list of the top 99 Most Desirable Women in the World, I'm going to make a top ten list of my most desirable Golden Globe nominees.  The only criteria is that I, DannyMoney, desire them in some way, shape, or form-- and not necessarily in a sexual way (but it CAN be!).

    10) The Tiger from Life of Pi - Because I want a tiger.  Who DOESN'T want a tiger?  I desire a damned tiger immediately.

    9) Joaquin Phoenix in The Master - I wouldn't mind crawling into Joaquin's character's head in The Master for a couple of hours.  The guy is so unbalanced I think it'd be like tripping on acid or PCP.  It seems so gnarly; I bet it would be one helluva ride - like riding the snake to Valhalla!  Plus, he has sex with a "sand castle woman," and that's on my bucket list already, so I could just kill two birds with one stone.

    8) The 13th Amendment in Lincoln - Love this damned amendment.  It outlawed slavery!  What could possibly be more desirable than freedom?  To posses the 13th Amendment is to possess freedom itself!  Think about it!  Think of the caché!  I'd be rolling down the street with the 13th Amendment in my jeans.  "Oh, damn, Dan's looking really good today!" "Yeah man, he has FREEDOM in his pocket."  Game changer.

    7) Girls - This is the life I need!  I just wanna go to warehouse parties in Brooklyn, have casual sex with beautiful people, go to impromptu weddings, get money from my parents, perform full-frontal nudity whenevs, enjoy a virtually instantaneous subway ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn, and drink and drug my way through life while simultaneously questioning my existence even though I'm only 25 years old.  Party!

    6) Osama Bin Laden's head, Zero Dark Thirty - I haven't seen this movie, but I'm assuming the ending is Jessica Chastain holding up Osama Bin Laden's head.  Then again, I guess we got this in real life (America!) so I can cross this one off.

    5) The world of Moonrise Kingdom - Saying I want to live in this world is basically saying I want to live inside Wes Anderson's mind.  What a cool imagination he has!  I wish the real world was more like a Wes Anderson movie: cool tunes always playing, Bill Murray hanging out everywhere you go, riding trains through India. That'd be so boss.  I bet Mark Malkoff wishes he lived in Wes Anderson's world - he and Bill Murray would have lunch every day.

    4) Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook - Yes, I desire her.  Now, had her ranked as number one on their list, and  I can't agree with that as long as Bar Rafaeli is alive. Still, Lawrence's character in Silver Linings Playbook was pretty awesome.  She has so much spunk!  She dances her butt off!  But  I wanted to care for her character, too.  She'd had it rough.  I really wanted to be there for her so I guess what I really desire is….

    3) To be Bradley Cooper's character in Silver Linings Playbook - Sure, the character is crazy, but who cares?!  He gets Jennifer Lawrence in that flick - and his dad is Robert DeNiro, AND he's friends with Chris Tucker.  Granted, he's a Philadelphia Eagles fan and that sucks (since I'm a New York Giants fan and, you know, a human with a soul), but I guess if I were Bradley Cooper's Silver Linings character, I wouldn't even know that the Eagles suck.  Basically, to quote Ace Ventura: "If you were me, then I'd be you, and I'd use YOUR body to get to the top. You can't stop me no matter who you are!"

    2) "On My Own" from Les Misérables - Hands down, this is one of the most moving songs of all-time.  I love it.  I listen to it daily.  The emotion is just so… coupled with the melody… the sentiment… the imagery… Oh, I can't take it!  Just cue it up!

    1) Ben Affleck's beard in Argo - This is a perfect beard.  It's so subtle you don't even realize at first how balanced it is, how nuanced.  You see, Affleck knows the mustache is the commander of the beard.  He allows the mustache to command his beard, yet, like any good leader, the mustache knows it's only as good as the sum of its parts.  Therefore, the mustache sits back just a bit to let the rest of the beard get more attention.  Thus achieving balance and attaining perfection.  Watch out Whisker Wars: Affleck is in town.

    Follow me: @DannyMoney


  • TVGasm


    It's TVgasm Tuesday! It's (almost) Thanksgiving, guys! While this means pie eating, wine drinking, and joke making, it also means that you're probably going to have to talk to some aunts/uncles/grandparents who you haven't spoken to in a while. What better way to break the ice than with some entertainment gossip about celebrities your grandparents have never heard of! You could talk about how the AMA's happened, or if that doesn't work you can't go wrong with a classic: Lindsey Lohan news. There aren't people on this earth who don't want to hear about Lindsey Lohan stealing a piece of art from a museum or something. Let's see what else TVgasm has for us

    This Week:

    Remember that guy you knew, who you kind of hated, who called people "bro-migo" and had frosted tips and yelled everything he said? Well that guy grew up to be Guy Fieri, and he needs some advice on how to deal with the haters, and TVgasm won't let him down. Go read this weeks Dear TVgasm!

    When I think of Anderson Cooper, I think of a silver fox who isn't afraid to ask the tough questions (ok maybe I have a little crush on Anderson Cooper, shut up), so who better to fill in for him on his talkshow that a reality star and a comedian. Read TVgasm's full story to see who's taking over for Anderson while he goes to Gaza.

    Let's admit it, we've all been waiting for a new, AWESOME, set of Real Housewives (because Miami didn't count, obviously). FINALLY, the day has arrived. Click to find out who the newest and BEST housewives are!

    Remember: Frosted tips are more trouble than they're worth. Always. 


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