We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Emily Blunt did an uncanny imitation of a cookie-loving felt entertainer on the red carpet, Ron Paul is the star of 1991's most anticipated video game, and Honda pats itself on the back.
Red carpet stop-and-chats can be tedious and mundane, unless you want to know exactly how many weeks Robert Downey, Jr. spent with a violin coach to prepare for Sherlock Holmes. It can also be fun when Emily Blunt is there and begins talking like the Cookie Monster with minimal prompting, like she did last night at the Tribeca Film Festival. She's game for anything, that Emily Blunt [The Hollywood Reporter]
Whenever we watch stop-motion animation -- even good stop-motion animation, like the kind deployed in the music video for the new Shins song "The Rifle's Spiral" -- we always feel happy when it's over. Is this the point? It's not exactly a soothing form, after all. Maybe even though we think we've seen good stop-motion animation, we haven't. Maybe we wouldn't know it even if we saw it. We have the same problem with nice tequila and chocolate you don't get at the front of the pharmacy. There's something not quite right about it. Great song, though. [via Nowness]