The trailer for the Claire Danes movie As Cool As I Am has been released, and it is not, contrary to popular belief, set to a whole bunch of Mike Posner songs. It does, however, have Claire and James Marsden and Elton from Clueless who is really getting his time in the sun as a heartthrob for Moms, isn’t he?
Awhile back, someone asked me if I’d posted any pics from Temple Grandin. It had been a long time since I’d seen it, and I couldn’t recall any cry face offhand. If there was any, I thought, it would be the scene where she gets into the cattle crush to calm herself down.
Behold! There is cry face! It wouldn’t be a Claire Danes movie otherwise, would it?
If you’ve come across the “Claire Danes Cry Face” meme—it began as a Pinterest board and evolved into this viral montage—you’ve seen the meanish, gleeful thrust of the joke: that every scene or movie which Danes is a part of leads inevitably to the moment when her mouth contorts into a grimace, her lower lip trembles, and she lets out a violent sob (or, as last night’s spoof on S.N.L. put it, “her whole face looks like it’s chewing gum”).
I’ll be meanishly, gleefully thrusting some Temple Grandin up in here this afternoon, so feel free to stop back by later.
Little known fact: The greatest thing on the Internet is, actually, Old Lady Movie Night over at Hello Giggles (What up, Zooey D.? I have bangs and I love New Girl. Can we be BFFs?), and Anne T. Donahue (who can totally be my BFF if Zooey D. says no), had this to say about Romeo + Juliet, plus a lot of other hilarious things that you should go read immediately, and this sums it up:
YOU ARE LITTLE KIDS WHO DON’T KNOW EACH OTHER WHY ARE YOU SO HYSTERICAL ABOUT BEING MARRIED. I wish these guys had the internet so they could talk to ANYONE about what to do. (Ex. “I love this girl, but our families are in rival gangs. Should I go super obsessive?” – “No. Probably not.”)
This past week’s Homeland was outstanding, both in terms of the actual plot and the cryfaces therein. Every time I took a photo during this scene (Yes, it’s only ONE SCENE), a far superior cryface would follow. So I made a collage, in chronological order.
Most cryface in one episode of Homeland? If not, it’s definitely in the top three.
"Look, I know someone brought a gun to school and it’s supposed to be like, all scary and whatever, but [sniff sniff] how am I supposed to focus on gun violence when everyone thinks I slept with Jordan Catalano?"
"In the criminal justice system on television, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the regular cast, and aspiring actors who live in New York. This is Claire Danes. Crying."