Seems like no matter where we turned this week, everything was coming up Blart.
• Inspired by the dazzling success of Paul Blart: Mall Cop (which likely has a sequel on the way), we coined the term Blarts for films that belie their seemingly pedestrian premises and go on to be huge box-office smashes. Blurt magazine also hopes to benefit from America’s obsession with Blart.
• It’s too bad we probably won’t see anything Blart at the Oscars this year. But between the raging controversies surrounding Slumdog Millionaire, Mickey Rourke’s Wrestlemania faux pas, Baz Luhrman’s involvement, and the hushing of applause during this year’s death montage, there’s plenty of stuff to talk about.
• The only thing bigger than Blart this weekend will be the Super Bowl. Doesn’t matter if you’re into the game or not, because between the commercials (which unfortunately won’t include PETA), Bruce Springsteen, and The Office, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
• We talked to Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand about everything from Russian Constructivism to how the internet resembles a girls’ locker room.