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* Some interesting actors being considered to play Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in their respective Netflix series.

* Such a random thing to come from Playboy, but I will take any opportunity to revisit the short-lived series Kings.

* Here's a trailer for the new live-action Cinderella movie from Disney.

* Better Call Saul finally has a premiere date. So does The Americans.

* Adam Pally is leaving The Mindy Project.

* Really interesting account of how Mike Nichols and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? helped to change the MPAA rating system.

* Cecily Strong is hosting the next White House Correspondents' Dinner. Good for her.

* Here's a clip of Meryl Streep singing "Stay With Me" from Into the Woods.

* There's also a trailer for Pitch Perfect 2.

* Donald Sutherland compared Jennifer Lawrence to Joan of Arc and Jesus. Look, we all love JLaw, but that's a little ridiculous even as hyperbole. (On the other hand, now I kind of want a Joan of Arc movie starring Jennifer Lawrence?)

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Nov. 18th, 2014 11:31 pm
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* Peter Capaldi is confirmed to be coming back for the next season of Doctor Who. Not that anyone really expected he wouldn't, since there's usually much more fanfare when a Doctor leaves and a new one is cast, and also we just did that at the beginning of THIS season. But. You know. In case you were worried. No confirmation on Jenna Coleman, however.

* If you're a fan of The Americans or Masters of Sex, you may be happy to hear that The Millers was canceled, thus freeing up Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges to return to those (much better) shows.

* With Mockingjay coming out soon, Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast are out in full force. JLaw talks about the crazy ways her life has changed since accepting this role and makes plans to fight crime with Stephen Colbert, or possibly commit crimes as part of her downward spiral. Director Francis Lawrence discusses the pressure of being Philip Seymour Hoffman's last film, Sam Claflin talks a lot about his hair, and Natalie Dormer is her usual fierce self as always.

* Marvel has cast Daniel Bruhl to play an unspecified villain in Captain America: Civil War. No idea who he's actually playing, but here's some speculation, which also indicates that the Winter Soldier will still play a major role in the film. You know, in addition to Tony Stark being around, and Cap possibly having a whole new team, and introducing Black Panther... Man, this is going to be one really crowded movie; I'm not sure why they're even bothering to call it "Captain America" at this point.

* This is why it took so long to get Dancing Baby Groot merchandise.

* Rob Marshall and James Lapine talk about adapting Into the Woods for the film. I do not appreciate being told to "chill out." This is only THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF MY CHILDHOOD YOU ARE MESSING WITH HERE. That is, like, barely an exaggeration, you don't even know.

* First promo for Peter Pan live. Apparently, they are making quite a few changes from the original musical, but some of that's about making it less horribly racist, so I think even the purists would find it hard to argue with that one.

* Fantastic discussion of Connie Britton's career and magnificent hair.

* Interesting piece on how certain casting choices provoke outrage, what the threshold is for authenticity, and why some ethnic minorities get lumped together.

* Mandy Patinkin sings and talks really fast and says the Inigo Montoya quote on 60 Minutes.
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* AHHHHHH! There was an Into the Woods reunion!! If, like me, your reaction to the movie is "How uneasy I feel," you can listen to the original Broadway cast singing songs from the show and reminiscing.

* There will be a stage version of The Hunger Games. Somehow.

* In the movie version, Jennifer Lawrence was apparently traumatized by having to sing in Mockingjay.

* Community is adding two new cast members for its 6th season.

* Now that The Newsroom is coming to an end, Aaron Sorkin claims he's done with television. So you can relax now, [personal profile] pocochina.

* Of course, Sorkin will probably be very busy rewriting all the curse words out of A Few Good Men so that NBC can air it live.

* Not one, but two interviews with Adrianne Palicki about playing Bobbi Morse on Agents of SHIELD. Plus, Clark Gregg talks about this week's episode.

* Graceland has been renewed for season 3.

* I really enjoyed Room, and the movie looks like it'll have a great cast, though getting a kid who can play Jack will be key.

* Michelle MacLaren would be an excellent choice to direct anything, so I'd be happy if she directed Wonder Woman.

* Is it me, or does Katie Cassidy just look wrong as Black Canary? Maybe it's because Laurel's never been that kind of character, and/or because Sara was the Canary first, but it's just very weird to see her all dominatrix-leathered up. She looks like Laurel play-acting at being a superhero rather than actually being one.

* Out actors from Arrow and The Flash talk about the increasing presence of LGBT actors in superhero shows.

* Really cool write-up from [personal profile] jae of The Americans set visit.

* More about The Librarians. I LOL'd at Christian Kane talking about how he had to learn how not to hit people. (In his defense, he is really, really good at hitting people.)

* Another article praising John Oliver's Last Week Tonight, because it is just that excellent.
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* Agent Carter has an official premiere date, plus here's a preview that aired during Tuesday night's Marvel TV special.

* Hayley Atwell may also be appearing in Ant-Man, presumably in a flashback and not her Winter Soldier old lady make-up.

* This article on how Agents of SHIELD got good touches on some of the same things I mentioned in my last post.

* Showtime is developing a TV series in which partisan divides bring America to the brink of civil war. So, practically a documentary.

* Eddie Redmayne talks about playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

* Jon Stewart talks about his directorial debut, Rosewater.

* Neil Patrick Harris did a fascinating podcast interview promoting his book, in which he talks about... pretty much everything.

* Toy Story 4 is definitely happening, y'all. Start stocking up on tissues now.

* Here's an oral history of Sports Night.

* The new Into the Woods trailer actually features singing. You know, I had a dream (nightmare?) last night that I went to see it with my parents and it was AWFUL. And we ended up walking out, and I asked my mom how long we lasted and she looked at her watch and was like, "Twelve minutes." But it had felt like HOURS.
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[1-22] The Flash
[23-42] Avengers: Age of Ultron
[43-94] Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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[96-114] Guardians of the Galaxy
[115-141] Playing It Cool
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Ugh, is Firefox being super buggy lately, or is it just me? (Or my computer, or the amount of tabs I keep open, lol.) It keeps freezing up so that I have to force-quit and restart. I had to do it about three times today and lost a significant portion of my linkspam and THAT MAKES ME ANGRY.

* I think this is a new trailer for Mockingjay. IDK there have been so many.

* Much as I'd like to see Cristin Milioti with her own sitcom, I haven't been too impressed by A to Z and can't say I'm sad to see it cancelled.

* Brian Williams is kind of hilarious talking about his daughter Allison playing Peter Pan in NBC's live show.

...I definitely had one other link in this section pre-crash, but I can't remember what it was, so DAMN YOU FIREFOX.

And the usual slew of Marvel things:

* ICYMI, here's the Age of Ultron preview that aired during last week's Agents of SHIELD (it's the trailer recut with the party scene that apparently was shown at Comic-Con this summer), and I don't know why they didn't just make this the trailer in the first place, because it is exactly the humor and team interaction the other one was lacking.

* Plus, here's the badass lumberjack Steve clip from the Marvel announcement, and, although it's mostly clips from existing movies, there is actually already a teaser for Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2, which let's not forget are four and five years away, respectively, because that is not in any way reasonable.

* And someone gave away their cameo appearance in Age of Ultron, which I'm assuming is supposed to be a surprise, but kinda makes sense given what we know already.

* Hope you weren't expecting a standalone Black Widow or Hulk movie, because neither of those is happening. Try again maybe in Marvel Phase 20?

* Here's the official Agent Carter preview, which is the same as the one I linked earlier, just with less of someone filming their TV with their iPhone, lol.

I also meant to talk about Agents of SHIELD during my Arrow/The Flash flailing, but didn't get around to it. Read more... )
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I was just lamenting to [personal profile] per_aspera_ad_astra how I never talk about TV anymore, and all I post are linkspams, and lately I find myself having things to say, so let's talk superhero TV shows!

First, The Flash, which got Felicitified this week. Read more... )

I was going to get into my Agents of SHIELD feels, too - in that it's gotten to be a much better show, but in a way that proves they should've just done what they're doing now from the beginning - but this is already rather long and capslocky, so maybe we'll save that for tomorrow, along with all the Marvel previews and leaked videos from this week's announcement.
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OMG just finished Arrow season 1 and I sort of feel like I've been cheating on Marvel this week but it's really, really good so I had to get that in before we get into all the Marvel stuff. Also, one thing I neglected to mention in my last post - OLIVER'S GREEN FACE PAINT. I find it endearingly ridiculous that, while suiting up for superheroing, this boy apparently stops to APPLY HIS EYE MAKEUP (because that is doing SUCH a good job of concealing his identity, what a humungous dork). On the other hand, I want whatever makeup remover he uses, because DAMN he can get that stuff wiped off quickly when reverting back to civilian Oliver.

ANYWAY. In case you missed it, earlier today Marvel announced what we all will be doing for the next five years, and the big news is that it includes Black Panther and Captain Marvel solo movies! \o/ Now we just have to wait until frickin' 2018 for the first female-led Marvel film. There's also the expected subtitles for Captain America 3 and Thor 3 (Civil War and Ragnarok, respectively), and confirmation that Avengers 3 and 4 will be a two-parter dealing with Thanos, subtitled Infinity War. Here's a live-blog of the announcement, at which RDJ and Chris Evans appeared and did an adorable little fighty thing, introduced Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, then played Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide whose side he'd be on in the Civil War.

Other Marvel stuff:

* No confirmation of the rumor that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as Doctor Strange.

* An embargo on Age of Ultron interviews was apparently lifted this week as well, because there are interviews with the Chrises Evans and Hemsworth and with RDJ and Mark Ruffalo from the set. Also, here's a detailed breakdown of basically every frame of the trailer.

* Lots of info on the upcoming Agent Carter series from NYCC. I'm guessing it'll be yanked by the time I get this post up, but for now, here's the first TV spot for the series. I'll update when there's an official one released on YouTube.

Non-Marvel:

* NPH is getting a variety show on NBC.

* TVD's Malese Jow is joining the cast of The Flash. Also, Wentworth Miller talks about playing Captain Cold on the show.

* John Rogers talks about creating the team for The Librarians. (As the creator of Leverage, he knows from teams.)

* The first extended look (with actual singing!) at Into the Woods, plus some of the costume inspirations that came from the cast.

* Here's a trailer for Kyle Chandler's new Netflix series, Bloodline.

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Got about 2/3 of the way through Arrow season 1 this weekend. Approximately 75% of my reasoning for diving in was "I am really liking The Flash," which is a spin-off and this week's episode is a ~Felicity crossover OMG~ so I kinda wanted to catch up? (idk everyone seemed to love Felicity, so I was like imma just go with it, and okay 15 eps in I get it. I love Felicity, too.)

Sidebar: if you're not watching The Flash, you should be, because Barry Allen is the most adorable superhero ever. I'm serious, the cuteness factor is off the charts. And not cute as in attractive, although he is that, but cute as in, like, puppies. Watching this show is like rolling around in a pile of puppies.

Arrow is... not that, lol. But still good! Y'all know I'm way more of a Marvel girl, so I have literally zero exposure to DC comics, but it's one of those shows where I felt like I knew a lot going in, just by fandom osmosis:

1. Oliver Queen: rich playboy turned vigilante. The guy you get when you don't have the rights to Batman. Fights crime using a bow and arrow because nothing says "taking down the privileged elite and reviving the inner city" like medieval weaponry? Hey, it makes more sense than dressing up like a bat ahem.

2. Oliver was basically stranded on the island from Lost for five years, during which he picked up his superheroing skills and his thirst for justice. (ngl, at one point, Flashback Oliver is like, "What, there are wolves on this island, too? OF COURSE THERE ARE," and I was just like, "LOL oh man wait till he finds out about the polar bears and the time travel.")

3. Felicity Smoak: Everyone in fandom loves Felicity, and ships Oliver/Felicity even though she is not the love interest the show wants you to ship.

4. Laurel is the Arrow version of Iris, basically. Or, I suppose Iris is the Flash version of Laurel, since Laurel came first? Whatever, Laurel is out of the loop on Oliver's secret identity, and therefore never gets to do anything fun.

5. Stephen Amell's abs are crazy awesome, and he is shirtless like 90% of the time.

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* Avengers: Age of Ultron official trailer! I am... kinda underwhelmed, actually? I mean, it's all epic and angsty and apocalyptic, and I'm sure it'll be great, but what I have always loved best about the MCU films is the humor and fun.

* Speaking of superhero stories that lay off the angst, The Flash has been picked up for a full season. It's lighthearted without being lightweight, and I am really enjoying it so far.

* Oh god, someone made a chart of all the superhero movies coming out in the next six years. It's... a lot.

* LOL RDJ now owns the gigantic "A" from Stark Tower in The Avengers.

* Adrianne Palicki talks about her appearance on Agents of SHIELD, plus photos of her in her new Mockingbird costume.

* Allison Janney looks back at some of the highlights of her career.

* Tatiana Maslany on Broadway OMG.

* These Game of Thrones photos mean little to me, since I haven't read the books, but apparently it means big changes?

* Lots of new photos from the Into the Woods movie, plus an interview with Anna Kendrick.

* The Bridge will not be getting a third season.

* A memory expert weighs in on the conflicting POVs of The Affair's unreliable narrators.

* The New Yorker profiles Billy Joel, whom I still love after all these years. He was a favorite of my parents, and I grew up on his music, and it was some of the first popular music I learned to play on the piano.
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So, we all remember the guy who was allergic to making plans, right? We should, it was only a week ago, don't tell me your short-term memory is that bad. Well, this is STILL GOING ON because it turns out this is a dude who does not know when to let it go.

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* Laura Benanti talks more about her role on Nashville.

* There's going to be a Twin Peaks book that comes out in advance of the new season on Showtime.

* Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Oscars! \o/

* Jeremy Renner talks more about Kill the Messenger.

* Archie Panjabi is leaving The Good Wife, which means they won't have to keep awkwardly avoiding ever having Alicia and Kalinda in the same room.

* If you've been hoping for a la carte TV or streaming-only services, you may be happy to hear that HBO is planning an online-only subscription, and CBS just launched theirs.

* Warner Bros. announced their DC comics film schedule through 2020 - including a Wonder Woman stand-alone in 2017, which, unless Marvel steps up, will be the first female-led superhero film in either shared universe. They may also be introducing a female sidekick if Jena Malone is really playing Robin in Batman V. Superman.

* Wow, Alan Cumming's story about his parentage is crazy.

* I am all for making The Last Unicorn into a Broadway musical, but lol Josh Duhamel is involved?

* New Mockingjay trailer in which Katniss returns to District 12.

* A Veronica Mars blast from the past via [livejournal.com profile] frelling_tralk: Teddy Dunn (who quit acting and is a lawyer now!) talks about Duncan Kane and why he left the show.
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Well hey, we haven't had a horrendous online dating story in a while! Mostly because I let my match.com account expire and started planning my future as a crazy cat lady. But now [personal profile] per_aspera_ad_astra is all, like, sickeningly happy with some guy she met on there, making her the second of my college friends to have success on that site, so back I go. This is my first attempt.

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BIG announcement today. This is all still rather speculative, but it seems like fairly solid spoilers for Captain America 3, the Civil War arc in the comics, and probably Avengers 3 and/or 4, so no clicky if you don't want to know.

Sssssssssssssssspoilers )
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* Amber Benson plays Fuck Marry Kill with the Buffy characters. I might quibble with one or two, but overall she makes good choices, lol.

* I am not sure how I feel about Syfy's upcoming 12 Monkeys TV series. I am even less sure how I feel about a Little House on the Prairie movie.

* In case there was any doubt about what to get me for Christmas, the official Dancing Baby Groot is coming to a store near you.

* Neil Patrick Harris talks about his Choose Your Own Autobiography book: “I’m not trying to force my life down anyone’s throat. But if you want to read about things being forced down throats, you can go to that page.” Bless.

* Jeremy Renner did a Reddit AMA promoting his film, Kill the Messenger. He laughs a lot.

* Andy Mientus is playing a supervillain on The Flash. Speaking of The Flash, I watched the pilot episode and it was okay? I still haven't had a chance to see Arrow, but I will probably watch more of this.

* Transparent has been renewed for a second season. I spent some of this weekend watching most of the first season, so this makes me very happy.

* Very interesting discussion of how The Mindy Project deals with (or doesn't deal with) race.

* Here's a write-up of the NYCC panel on The Americans. Also from Comic-Con, the teaser trailer for Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney.

* And here's the first trailer for The Librarians, a fantasy series from one of the creators of Leverage (and starring Leverage and Angel alum Christian Kane).
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* I love Jon Stewart, but there is no way he'd have been a good choice to host Meet the Press, unless they wanted it to be a completely different show.

* Scarlett Johansson is coming to TV in an Edith Wharton adaptation.

* Yeah, the Twin Peaks thing is happening. Co-creator Mark Frost talks about why and how and what to expect from the Showtime series, as well as what they learned from that bumpy second season. If you haven't seen the original series, here's a Q&A that should convince you.

* Meanwhile, a proposed Say Anything remake got shut the hell down by Cameron Crowe.

* Jennifer Lawrence finally speaks out about the photo hacking, and she is fucking fierce. In other JLaw news, because Fox is not stupid, the next X-Men movie will be centered around Mystique.

* Better Call Saul now has a music video. Meanwhile, I'm so glad to see Bryan Cranston getting legit leading man roles in movies now.

* Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn is teaming up with director David Fincher again, this time for an HBO series.

* RDJ's Reddit AMA is a pretty great read. His answers are a nice mix of serious and ridiculous. He's also been on an RDJ-ish tear, contradictorily answering questions about Iron Man 4 and whether he'll be in it. Answers range from "there is no such thing" to "okay, yes" to "if Mel Gibson directs it" to "can we please talk about something else?" (I mean. I'm assuming he said that one at some point.)

* Avengers 3 may not have (m)any of the first-string superheroes in it - which isn't surprising and is probably a positive, when you consider how big the roster will be at that point. The first film was already crowded with six of them, and poor Hawkeye got the short straw in the character development draw. Age of Ultron is adding three new heroes - plus they're introducing Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, and who knows who else (Captain Marvel PLEASE GOD Captain Marvel) in the Phase 3 solo films. Possibly throw in the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Defenders characters from the upcoming Netflix series, and that's a fucking ginormous cast. So it only makes sense that they'd rotate characters in and out of the Avengers team-up films. It's what the comics always did anyway.
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* It appears that jettisoning Brody has not managed to improve Homeland. Well, then. I'm still going to watch the first episode (or I guess the first two, since it's a double-header premiere) to see for myself, but I wouldn't be surprised if this is it for me.

* My bb Aaron Tveit is going to London to star in Assassins.

* Joaquin Phoenix is definitely not playing Doctor Strange. (Ethan Hawke probably isn't, either.)

* Lin-Manuel Miranda is writing and starring in a musical about Alexander Hamilton? LOL that is so random I kinda want to see it.

* Laura Benanti talks about her stint on Nashville, which began in this week's ep.

* Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are doing a British TV show together.

* The definitive history of The West Wing is fairly epic. I am most fascinated by the maps of the walk-and-talks, in which it becomes clear that these people frequently walked around in circles or took a much longer route than necessary in order to stay moving for the entire scene, lol. (Perhaps, like Sam, they were navigating by the North Star.)

* Is Twin Peaks coming back in some form or is David Lynch just fucking with us?

* Here's the first trailer for Sutton Foster's new series, Younger.

* Anna Gunn talks about Gracepoint. I watched the first ep, and while I love Gunn and many of the performances are great, it's pretty much a shot-for-shot remake of Broadchurch, which I have already seen. At some point, it's supposed to deviate and (possibly) have a different ending, but I think I'll wait until it's all aired and see if people think the deviations are worth watching for.

* Robert and Susan Downey are endlessly adorable and I totally ship them.

* Producer Elwood Reid talks about the season (and possibly series) finale of The Bridge. At times, this was a great show, but it also was just as often not great, and by the end, I found myself watching almost out of obligation more than anything, so I'm not sure I'd be disappointed if it doesn't get a third season.

* John Oliver definitely commits random acts of journalism with Last Week Tonight.

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* If you've been enjoying Outlander (as I have), you'll have to wait until April for more episodes.

* TVD is apparently done with doppelgangers (thank God), so they are sending poor Nina Dobrev over to The Originals to be overworked there instead.

* Creator Jill Soloway talks about Transparent and transgender rights.

* Another interview with Jeremy Renner about Kill the Messenger. Oh wait, here's one more. Sorry, I kinda love this dude.

* Here's a really interesting look at what it's like to be a prop master on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and other TV series.

* Ben Affleck and Carrie Coon talk about Gone Girl, and Ben also talks a little about Batman.

* Yvette Nicole Brown is leaving Community. :( By the time they get around to filming the Yahoo season, there won't be anybody left.

* You're the Worst has been renewed for a second season.

* Yvonne Strahovski has landed a new TV series, Astronaut Wives Club.

* David Tennant and Anna Gunn talk about Gracepoint.

* Masters of Sex creator Michelle Ashford talks about the just-concluded second season.
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Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii guys!!!!! I have been in Chicago, so there's LOADS to catch up on. Which means you probably already saw these links two weeks ago when they were new, but in case you haven't, here they are:

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