If you want to spice up your home decor situation, try hanging this sweet little embroidery hoop on your living room wall. “Fight Club” fans will immediately recognize the quote, people who haven’t seen the movie will be confused, and everyone will feel vaguely threatened. Mission accomplished. [$12, Valerie Photo] Keep reading »
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A few years ago, I heard a rumor about a female fight club on a college campus in North Carolina. I tried for months to find someone who was a member so that I could write a story about them, but I never got very far because, well, we all know the first rule of fight club. Turns out, I should have been talking to Drew Barrymore. In the new issue of Time Out New York, in addition to snapping some gorgeous photos of New York City, Drew sat down for an interview to talk about her directorial debut, the roller derby flick “Whip It.” Here’s what she had to say about the movie and the huge bruises all over her body.
“What I love about [roller derby] is that it’s real and high stakes. And by the way, it’s scary as sh*t to do. I wouldn’t have guessed that the first film I directed would have a sports element, but then again it doesn’t surprise me, because I love girls getting to do what boys do…We also had female fight club. We discovered at a bar one night that I definitely have that, like, feisty little boy inside of me, and when I drink he comes out.” [Time Out]
Some people are so unoriginal these days. A 17-year-old kid was arrested Tuesday night for a bombing inspired by Brad Pitt’s character Tyler Durden in the movie “Fight Club.” Kyle Shaw set off the homemade bomb made of fireworks powder, a metal cap, a plastic bottle, and electrical tape around 3:30am. His target—a Starbucks, just like in the film. No one was hurt in the blast, but Shaw faces charges of arson, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of a weapon. Looks like Kyle really took the movie to heart—Kyle and his no-doubt equally dim friends run their own fight club kicking each other’s asses in Central Park. Hopefully they can just knock each out from “reenacting” more movie scenes. [Huffington Post]
These “Fight Club” groupies aren’t the only movie buffs to bring scripted crimes to life. Here are more real-life deviants not creative enough to draft their own crimes. Keep reading »