In this installment of Shit You Missed this weekend there are some box office surprises, some epic political news and some new Christmas music to get you in the mood for the holidays. Check it all out after the jump!
So wait Tron is better than Black Swan??
So if you were to pick between an Oscar nominated directed as well as a cast consisting of Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder or a bunch of flashing lights and a plot contrived of being stuck in a video game which would you pick to be the better film? Clearly, the first one....right? RIGHT?! Well, apparently this is not the case. So how does Tron fare better than Black Swan at the box office this weekend? Now that I just can't wrap my head around. The only thing I can say (since I haven't seen either one yet) is that perhaps Black Swan is one of those movies that everyone thinks you should see rather than it actually being good where as Tron is something that just happens to be a pleasant surprise. Check out what eonline and the Pittsburgh City Paper had to say about the films.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repealed
|Lady Gaga supporting the repeal of DADT|
Now, I'm not very political and try to avoid the topic of discussing politics however, I thought it was crucial to inform those of you out there who my not have heard yet that the Don't Ask, Don't Tell law was repealed over the weekend. For those who don't know exactly what that is, it's a law that was set in place that made it impossible for gay men and women serving our country in the armed forces to be open about their sexual orientation. The bill was introduced in 1990 by President Clinton (correction, introduced in '93) and basically while it disallowed anyone to out a fellow officer it also allowed anyone that came out while serving to be discharged as being gay was deemed "incompatible" with serving in the army. This is a huge deal and sadly something I never thought I'd live to see.
More Holiday music than even Buddy the elf could Handle!
So if you're like me you haven't gotten nearly enough Christmas music yet. So here are some new holiday tunes to check out courtesy of eonline! There's everyone from Kanye (yeah I don't really get that one either) to Mariah Carey and the Killers? My personal favorite this holiday season has been the holiday soundtrack created by the cast of Glee. I just can't get enough of their cheesiness and their talent. Happy Holidays, enjoy!