GOOOOAAAAL! I hope you're all out there enjoying World Cup fever. Is your team winning? Oh, I hope! This week, I'm offering you zero links about the World Cup under the assumption that you are already filling your life with it on your own. (Also because that's not what you're here for.) Instead, we have North Korea's Seth Rogen-based threat, The Notebook's 10th anniversary, the tempting trouble with nostalgia, and so much more. Let's go!
- As the days grow hotter and a portion of our film watching grows more outdoors-y, Amy Nicholson offers some advice for basic summer outdoor screening etiquette, in LA Weekly.
- The trailer for Life After Beth, a zombie rom-com starring Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan (he's already married, don't even look), was released this week and it looks like a lot of fun!
- "I'm standing on the roof of a building in the middle of the night. Below me, framed in bright lights, a man is being beaten to death. The sounds are hard to make out, but he screams as officers surround him, kick his body, tase him." Chelsea Stark wrote for Mashable about virtual reality and misled memories.
- "What I Wish I Knew About Distribution: Producer Ron Najor of Short Term 12 and I Am Not A Hipster"
- This week marked the 10th anniversary of the release of The Notebook. To celebrate, Vulture created a quiz testing your Notebook knowledge, Harper's Bazaar gathered its 10 most quotable quotes, and Kyle Buchanan watched it for the very first time.
- And while we're talking about the 10th anniversary of The Notebook, here is l’étoile’s Niles Schwartz with a wonderful essay on the tempting trouble with film nostalgia and anniversary-driven remembering: "It’s obvious that what we’re looking at, assuming I’m measuring the demographic correctly, are the films of our own lifelines, and in remembering those moving pictures we’re struggling to remember the consonance and reason of our lives and relationships. That’s kind of the allure of motion pictures anyway–the alchemy of taking something still and lifeless, and through a magic spindle and light, resurrecting it. It bridges on a kind of religious longing for the eternal, or as Martin Scorsese remarked, 'The reality is, for people who create anything…you always want to be remembered.'"