The Link Rally: 26 December 2011

For the theater fan in your life: a Tumblr of musical theater-inspired pick-up lines. Musical Theatre Pick Up Lines Daniel Carlson's review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a great read. I haven't seen the film yet (tomorrow or Thursday, for sure) but his take-down of the narrative faults is inspired. Pajiba

Nathaniel Roger's interview with Martha Marcy May Marlene writer/director Sean Durkin confirms everything you thought about the film, for better or worse. I say better. The Film Experience

Sketchy Details-endorsed X-Factor contestant Astro put out his debut mixtape. Music Ear Blog

Doug Norrie takes a cynical look at the Christmas spirit through the lens of cinema. Cinemablend

Finally, I picked up the Annie Lennox Christmas album during the Amazon $5 digital sale last week. This video for "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" is a thing of beauty. The so-Lennox arrangement of the song doesn't hurt.

Film Review: Young Adult (2011)

Film Review: The Artist (2011)