Here Are Some Afternoon Links!

  • Ben Affleck is using his recently acquired bully pulpit to call attention to issues in the Congo. Marry me, Ben! Marry us all! -WashingtonPost
  • Will Skyfall and Lincoln dilute the profits for Killing Them Softly on opening weekend? A real nail-biter. -TheWeek
  • Spike Jonze revisits an old love, co-directing a skateboarding video called Pretty Sweet. Hint: It’s pretty sweet. -/Film.
  • Fred Savage has welcomed a 3rd child. Typical Kevin Arnold, too bad it wasn’t with Winnie. Life is so unfair! -People
  • Step 1: Listen to the entire soundtrack of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Step 2: Relax. See, isn’t that better? -RollingStone
  • Matthew McConaughey brings everybody back around today with a full-page Variety ad for your consideration. Awoooga! -FilmDrunk
  • According to Reddit, there’s something funny about the DVD packaging for Die Hard 2. Is this true? Do you own it? If you can, go try it real quick and let us know. -CollegeHumor
  • Eddie Pepitone did a ‘Lost Roles Interview’ this week and it turns out he auditioned to play Danny Glover’s curmudgeonly sidekick. That would have been great! Let’s get that option back on the table. -Splitsider
  • The bad news: Carrie Underwood is going to play Maria Von Trapp in a live broadcast (?!) of The Sound of Music in December 2013. The good news: you have over a year to figure out other plans for that night. “She’s a darling, she’s a demon, she’s a lamb!” -Dlisted
  • Here is Christopher Lee reading “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the long poem that inspired the film. For naptime, bedtime, any time. -BoingBoing