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Oct. 18th, 2014 09:44 pm
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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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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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* In the great Batman V Superman vs. Captain America showdown of 2016, it looks like DC/Warner Bros. blinked first, as predicted. And then announced nine new release dates for unnamed movies through 2020 unless Marvel decides to claim them.

* Chris Pratt gives a tour of Peter Quill's spaceship, which looks like a pretty cool set. Plus, his TV bosses knew he'd be a star long before he landed Star-Lord.

* Glenn Close talks about her Guardians of the Galaxy appearance. I would kind of love it if she became like an intergalactic Nick Fury for this side of the MCU.

* Vin Diesel talks about the process of recording Groot's voice and getting across what Groot was really trying to say.

* The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy will change the identity of Peter's father. I know nothing about his father from the comics, so I'm not bothered by this.

* It's not looking good for the female characters of Ant-Man.

* Casting spoiler for next season of Agents of SHIELD.

* I know even less about The Inhumans comics than I knew about Guardians of the Galaxy, but I hope they'll include a few female superheroes in the lineup for the movie Marvel is apparently making.

* James Corden is maybe taking over for Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show.

* Really interesting profile of Weeds and Orange is the New Black creator, Jenji Kohan.

* Some info about the upcoming season of Doctor Who and Peter Capaldi's Doctor.

* First trailer for The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking.

* Veronica Mars goes mind-bendingly meta with its new webseries, Play It Again, Dick.

* Very brief teaser for Better Call Saul tells us what we already know: Saul is a lawyer, and thinks other people should hire him. (Seriously, that could just be a cut line from Breaking Bad, for all the context we're given.)

* Aaron Tveit is single and "looking to find a very nice girl." OUTTA MY WAY BITCHES. (For real, though, you never hear actors admit that. Either they're dating someone or they're "perfectly happy being single" or they just refuse to talk about it. No one's ever like, "Yeah, I'm not in a relationship but I want to be.")

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Mar. 25th, 2014 11:57 pm
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* A long - like, three parts long - interview with Dan Harmon about Community and his other show that I don't watch.

* Josh Radnor talks about HIMYM ending. And (thank God!) Krysta Rodriguez is no longer starring in HIMYD, so once again I am FREE.

* My thoughts on The Good Wife's latest bombshell are pretty well summed up here. I applaud their ability to keep things under wraps without feeling the need to promote the "OMG moment" to death (looking at you, Scandal). Here's what the creators and cast had to say, the creators' letter directly to the fans, as well as an interview with you-know-who.

* Hettienne Park addresses some (spoilery) Hannibal-related outrage. #notforeating

* Someone has too much time on their hands: The Office Time Machine collects all the pop culture references from the show in the year of your choice.

* Jack's back and Chloe's gone full Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in the new 24: Live Another Day trailer.

* Lizzy Caplan talks about playing a character based on a real person on Masters of Sex. She also does a fantastic impression of her Israeli uncle.

* Here's a write-up of the Agents of SHIELD PaleyFest panel.

* Anthony Mackie talks about playing the Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

* I think my favorite part of this Chris Evans interview is all the quotes from the other Avengers actors who are pissed off about dieting. Or possibly RDJ mentioning that Chris "invited Susan and I back to their house to get in the Jacuzzi... that’s a vague memory, but that’s what I’d like for you to print."

(Also, "My kid believes that Captain America is real." Uh... how does he explain the fact that Daddy appears in movies with Captain America?)

* LMAO this Winter Soldier interview is hysterical.

"Who's the best looking superhero?"
Sebastian: "Iron -"
Mackie: "Falcon!"
Sebastian: "...Man." [and then Sebastian's FACE OMG what a side-eye]

Chris: "Hemsworth."
Scarlett: "Oh, really? Chris Hemsworth?"
Chris: "Did I say that way too quickly?... Is it weird that I said Hemsworth? It's weird. It's on film now."

(I also think it's adorable that Chris and Scarlett consistently answered with the actors rather than the characters.)

* Some close-up shots of Avengers: Age of Ultron filming in Italy, featuring Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. What is it exactly about Quicksilver that makes him look SO TERRIBLE in film adaptations? (The last paragraph of that article... I can't even.)

* Here's the trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. The only X-Men movie I've seen is First Class and my only comics exposure is from Avengers crossovers, so I have next to no idea what this movie is actually about. Jennifer Lawrence is very blue?

* This is the first review I've seen for the Veronica Mars novel, a sequel of sorts to the movie, and it doesn't sound very promising.

* I meant to post this last week, but it got lost in my Pocket links, so if you haven't already seen it, James Marsters talked about his Spike graphic novel. Have to say, I am not impressed by the preview. He may have said the lines, but James doesn't write great Spike dialogue.

* RELEVANT TO MY READING LIST'S INTERESTS: A PSA about Villain Attraction Disorder.
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* Patton Oswalt will be appearing on Agents of SHIELD as a comic book character.

* Here's an interview with the author of the Ms. Marvel comics, which features the first female Muslim superhero.

* Yes, another Captain America trailer. This one is different, I promise! (I swear to God you will hear my screaming for miles around when I see this movie.)

* Meanwhile Fox is already planning sequels for movies it hasn't made yet.

* I absolutely agree that a Veronica Mars movie trying to have broad appeal would not have been Veronica Mars. There is absolutely nothing wrong with making a niche movie for a particular audience. Also, here is the cast talking about the movie's big moments and an interview with Rob Thomas.

* I am confused as to why the trailer for The Giver is all in color. Wasn't that kind of a huge plot point of the book?

* Pixar is making a sequel to The Incredibles.

* Masters of Sex is coming back in July, and Betsy Brandt will be joining the cast.

* Parks and Recreation has been renewed for another season.

* There's now a website that has quantitatively resolved all TV arguments (with graphs!). What on earth will we do with all the free time?

* New Mad Men photos. Plus, a write-up of the PaleyFest panel with the cast.

* Casting a white Tiger Lily is only the latest in "racist things found in adaptations of Peter Pan." I keep thinking maybe this time Hollywood has learned its lesson, and yet they keep managing to prove me wrong!

* If you haven't been convinced to watch Enlisted yet, maybe this will help. Also, the best "save our show" campaign idea probably ever.

* Billy Joel sang with Jimmy Fallon and now I desperately want an iPad. (And yes, those two things are related.)

* Alternate Jennifer Lawrence scene from American Hustle. Which I still haven't seen so I don't really know the context, but I kind of think she's not really acting, and this is just what JLaw does when she is alone in her house? Or maybe that's just me.

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* Ira Glass talks about "This American Life" being featured in Veronica Mars.

* This is a great look at the way Veronica Mars tackles class conflict in the movie, which points out some of the parallels to real-life "stop and frisk" and "stand your ground" cases.

* If you are a Kickstarter backer who has been having problems with the digital download from Flixster, you can get a refund if you purchase it somewhere else. (I was unable to get the download to work. Eventually I was able to stream it, although the picture quality was terrible and it kept buffering, but I saw it in the theater and I'm getting the physical DVD anyway, so I'm not too bothered about the download.)

* Here's a write-up of the Orange is the New Black panel at PaleyFest. Also, Danielle Brooks talks about Taystee, Yael Stone talks about being recognized on the train, and a great interview with Laverne Cox.

* PaleyFest also included a Lost reunion panel.

* Jordan Gavaris talks about his fake British accent on Orphan Black.

* Who wants to see Lupita Nyong'o in the next Star Wars? She should totally be the star.

* George R. R. Martin talks about Game of Thrones and staying ahead of the TV series.

* An interview with the married showrunners of The Good Wife.

* Marvel apparently has Sebastian Stan contracted for nine movies. Not that that tells us much, since Marvel likes to lock in actors for as long as possible. The reason they only have Chris Evans for six is because he negotiated them down from nine when he didn't want to make the commitment.

* Keep your eyes peeled for Avengers (formerly Stark) Tower in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

*  So I apparently had not noticed that when Batman-Superman (is that really what they're going with, or is that still a placeholder title?) got pushed back, it was scheduled for the same release date as an unknown Marvel film, which now turns out to be Captain America 3. When asked which movie would do better, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie threw some shade, yo. LMAO

* Tom Hiddleston sings about fairy dust. You're welcome.

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[personal profile] per_aspera_ad_astra and I saw Veronica Mars in the theater today yesterday. You guys. We saw VERONICA MARS. In a MOVIE THEATER.



I AM NOT SURE I CAN FORM COHERENT THOUGHTS RIGHT NOW TBH. EVERYTHING I COULD POSSIBLY HAVE WANTED. I did pose the question to Kelly afterward whether or not people who had never seen the show would enjoy it, and I think they'd be missing like 60% of the enjoyment, but for the fans who watched the show and loved it and Kickstarted it and wore official Veronica Mars T-shirts to the movie theater (yes, we totally did that) it was PERFECT.

Kelly: "It felt like an extra-long awesome episode. Classic VMars!"

[Pause for many birthday celebrations.]

I started this post yesterday, and then... things happened. I had a good birthday! And now that I have had several hours to digest (both the movie and the birthday cake) I have slightly more coherent thoughts.

Spoilers! )
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OMG so many people on my reading list screaming about this movie. AND IT IS THERE IN MY INBOX, TEMPTING ME.

But I WILL NOT WATCH IT YET, because [personal profile] per_aspera_ad_astra is coming and we (and [personal profile] angearia? maybe?) are going to see it tomorrow in the theater.  AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

Links:

* Kristen Bell wants to do a sequel already, obviously, and she wants to do Frozen on Broadway.

* Pics from the new season of Orange is the New Black.

* CBS renewed basically everything, including my personal fave The Good Wife. Conspicuously absent from the list? SMG's The Crazy Ones.

* Louie now has a season 4 premiere date.

* As sitcoms continue to drop in the ratings, it provides more opportunities for low-rated "smart" comedies to succeed. Community may get that #sixseasonsandamovie after all.

* The creator of Enlisted talks about his obsession with death and how that shows up in Pete's PTSD on the show.

* New clone on Orphan Black! OMG new clone!

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* Matthew McConaughey explains the origin of his signature phrase.

* An interview with the creator of True Detective talking about season 1 and that finale.

* Ever wondered which of the cast of Veronica Mars can fit the most marshmallows in their mouth? Wonder no more.

* Which Veronica Mars character are you? I am Logan, which means I am snarky, occasionally violent, and madly in love with Kristen Bell. Sounds about right. Now if only I were the super-rich child of Hollywood actors (except... y'know, better, non-murdery ones than Logan's parents!).

* Check out the teaser for HBO's The Normal Heart, starring Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer.

* I haven't watched The Originals since the first couple episodes, but I'm surprised to hear that a major character is leaving the show.

* Neil Patrick Harris talks about his new Broadway show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and many other things in this profile.

* Adrian Pasdar will be guest-starring on Agents of SHIELD as a character from the Hulk comics.

* Scarlett Johansson says her pregnancy won't impact the filming of Avengers: Age of Ultron (which is a good thing, since we know what Joss does to actresses who get unexpectedly pregnant).

* No surprise, Joss Whedon directed one of the post-credits scenes for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

* Chris Evans clarifies his Marvel contract - he's not trying to get out of it, he swears! He just wants to ~direct more. Also, apparently his Thor: The Dark World cameo didn't count, so it looks like he'll be around for at least Cap 3 and Avengers 3?

* As for non-Marvel Chris Evans news, his film Snowpiercer FINALLY has a US release date.

* Zachary Levi is crowdfunding Nerd HQ this year, so if you want more Tom Hiddleston raptor impersonations, go donate!

* In defense of talking funny, or why accents are awesome.

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Mar. 11th, 2014 11:55 pm
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* New trailer for Orphan Black, which returns April 19, and one for 24: Live Another Day, which premieres May 5.

* Cristin Milioti talks about HIMYM and addresses the theory that the Mother is dead.

* I'm a big fan of competence porn, so I enjoyed this piece on why we like characters who are good at their jobs.

* Matthew Weiner talks about the final season of Mad Men, and again in another interview here. There's also a great piece on Elisabeth Moss, who would be perfect if only she weren't a Scientologist.

* Amazon has picked up four of its pilots for series, including Transparent, which is the only one I watched (it was really good).

* Laura Benanti will be guest-starring on The Good Wife.

* Another interview with Emmy Rossum about Shameless.

* The other two detectives talk about working with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in True Detective. Also, the real life case that may put the "true" in the title.

* And inspired by True Detective's season finale, an interesting look at how the internet has impacted our expectations for finales. (No TD spoilers.)

* Another Game of Thrones trailer is out. Also, the showrunners basically tied George R. R. Martin to a chair and made him tell them how the series ends.

* Here's an Oscar diary from the person we all wish we were - Jennifer Lawrence's BFF.

* I am extremely curious how they plan to make a Fantastic Four reboot that is "very grounded." It's the FANTASTIC FOUR. Isn't that kind of like calling the Guardians of the Galaxy characters "realistic"?

* Chris Hemsworth talked about Avengers: Age of Ultron. Plus, the first videos of production in Johannesburg have surfaced.

* I confess, I have completely lost track of which Captain America teasers I've linked to and which ones I haven't (clearly I am too dazzled by Chris Evans' face), so here have some more.

* If you really can't wait until Friday, you can now watch the first 8 minutes of Veronica Mars online.
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HI GUYS. I went to San Diego and didn't tell you. And I missed SO much TV, including the Oscars, which I've had to piece together from GIFs. (Funny story: we actually kind of considered having an Oscar watching party, but we're all idiots from the eastern and central time zones who forgot that it started at 5PM on the west coast, so we're out at a restaurant eating dinner and someone's like, "Uh, guys, the Oscars are kinda half over...?") Not that I saw any of the nominated films, except Gravity. You better believe that we were Travoltifying our names when we were bored at work, though. Luka Bailerey, at your service, btw.

We also forgot that Tuesday was Mardi Gras, and apparently San Diego REALLY loves Mardi Gras, so... that was interesting. Certain coworkers of mine now refer to me as "Princess."

ANYWAY. Let me know if I missed anything awesome on the interwebs. Now I'm back and have oodles and oodles of links that you've probably already seen. Separated into categories for easier organization.


Oscar stuff first:

* Lupita Nyong'o gave an amazing speech about beauty and skin color, and then continued her flawlessness with her acceptance speech. Plus, visual proof that she can (and does) rock any color dress.

* Anna Kendrick kept a diary of her Oscar weekend.

* An interview with an Oscar seat-filler reveals what goes on behind the cameras.

* Ellen interviewed the winners on her show. Here's Cate Blanchett and Lupita part 1 and part 2. The pizza delivery guy also went on Ellen to collect his tip.

* Tired of Frozen's Oscar-winning song, "Let It Go"? Then this is the parody for you.


TV stuff:

* Ground Floor has been renewed for a second season, while The Mindy Project has been renewed for a third.

* Community's Joel McHale and Jim Rash take on True Detective.

* FML. I thought I was done with HIMYM, but now Krysta Rodriguez is starring in the spin-off, which means I'm gonna have to watch it.

* Julia Stiles has a new legal drama coming to TNT.

* John Oliver's new HBO show, Last Week Tonight, has a trailer.

* Emmy Rossum talks about season 4 of Shameless, which has been fantastic.


Marvel stuff:

* I'm all for Chris Evans pursuing more directing gigs, but I hope he finds projects he can also star in, because otherwise I'd miss him as an actor.

* Speaking of, OMG this Captain America: The Winter Soldier clip! My bb! \o/ Plus, here's two new ads with new footage, and some speculation about the future of S.H.I.E.L.D. (and therefore Agents of...) in the MCU.

* Scarlett Johansson is pregnant, which will almost certainly impact filming for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

* Other Age of Ultron news: Marvel is locking in Thomas Kretschmann, who will appear as Baron von Strucker in AoU, in case they want to use him again, and adding Korean actress Kim Soo Hyun to the cast, in a yet to be announced supporting role.

* Not really a link, but I finally saw Thor: The Dark World. I don't have much to say about it because, other than Thor and Loki being adorably brotherly, I don't really have ~feels? Thor is probably the least interesting Avenger to me, Thor/Jane does nothing for me, and I'm mostly in it for the supporting characters, so as long as there's enough laughs, I don't mind that the plot's a bit of a mess. But yay for Zachary Levi joining the MCU!

* Marvel is airing a one-hour special on ABC about... themselves, basically. It's a one-hour commercial for their TV show and the 3 new movies coming out in the next year and a half. Which I will watch because I am a sucker for new footage.


Movie, musical, and movie musical stuff:

* Veronica Mars has been added to the Kindle Worlds legal fanfiction list. Plus, lots of photos from the movie (one week, you guys!). You can actually watch the first two minutes of the movie, but before you get excited, it's basically a "previously on" summary of the TV series.

* Steven Spielberg wants to remake West Side Story. I know people get tetchy about remaking classics, but maybe this time they'll cast lead actors who can actually sing?

* Speaking of movie musical remakes, Quvenzhane Wallis is freakin' adorable in the trailer for the new Annie.

* Into the Woods is getting an off-Broadway revival. Not sure how I feel about this "stripped-down" version.

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Have a linkspam:

* Rumors are swirling about a Black Widow solo film. I am not holding my breath.

* Also, speculation about the Captain America: The Winter Soldier post-credits sequence.

* We actually get to hear Bradley Cooper in this clip of Rocket Raccoon.

* I like the idea of Mads Mikkelsen as Doctor Strange far more than Johnny Depp. Which means it probably won't happen.

* The cast of the Fantastic Four reboot was announced and, predictably, caused racist outrage over Michael B. Jordan playing Johnny Storm. (From that last link: "because getting turned into living fire by cosmic rays is an everyday thing, but adoption is weird.")

* True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto talks about last week's episode, plus the literary references fueling all those crazy philosophical ramblings.

* On the set of the Veronica Mars movie, plus an interview with creator Rob Thomas.

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* Hugh Jackman will be hosting the Tony Awards this year. I'm sure he'll do a good job, but I was really rooting for the Laura Benanti/Susan Blackwell Twitter campaign. Woulda been epic, man.

* Some of this year's PaleyFest panels look really cool. Wish I could go.

* Check out this clip from Veronica Mars! Cannot wait.

* Greta Gerwig will be playing girl!Ted in How I Met Your Dad.

* NBC is making a Parenthood/Friday Night Lights (both created by Jason Katims) crossover webseries.

* Ben Kingsley talks about his Mandarin short (to be found on the Thor: The Dark World blu-ray).

* Here is a fifteen minute preview of Game of Thrones season 4.

* Not my fandoms, I don't even go here, but I LOL'd a lot at this.

* I completely have not been watching the Olympics, but I always used to like figure skating, so this guide to the jumps (with GIFs!) was interesting to me.
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* Wow, Philip Seymour Hoffman has died.

* Dylan Farrow finally speaks out about being sexually abused by her adoptive father, Woody Allen. (For reference, here is the original 1992 Vanity Fair article that first publicized the allegations.)

* On Super Bowl Sunday, a powerful ad from the National Congress of American Indians on the name of Washington's football team.

* Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel, and Jeremy Irons is Alfred.

* Michael Pitt will be appearing on Hannibal.

* Geoff Stults talks about his new comedy, Enlisted, which so far I am really enjoying. Stults plays the oldest of three Army brothers - the other two are Veronica Mars' Chris Lowell and Suburgatory's Parker Young, both hilarious here - all serving in the same rear-detachment unit of misfits and screwups.

* Anna Kendrick talks about filming Into the Woods.

* Here is the list of theaters where you can see Veronica Mars.

* Chris Evans talking about Snowpiercer. He also talked about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, plus here's more about all the different shields used in the film.
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* J. August Richards' Agents of SHIELD character is becoming Marvel character Deathlok. And apparently there is reason to hope the show will get better in the back half of the season.

* David O. Russell is creating an "American Downton Abbey"-ish TV series.

* So, last night was The Vampire Diaries' 100th episode, hence all the articles about it. Here, the creators share the most hotly debated decisions in the writers' room. Then Ian and Nina join in to talk about getting cast, the popularity of the show, and the breakneck pacing of the plot. And finally, 7 things that would've drastically changed the series.

* SNL is promoting one of its writers to join Cecily Strong at the Weekend Update desk once Seth Meyers leaves.

* Mockingjay gets its first poster, and it looks an awful lot like the last two movies' posters, lol.

* This is an interesting comparison of fan service on Sherlock and Community, but I think the most important difference is that Community always makes its meta in-jokes lovingly, while Sherlock seemed like it was mocking the fans for, well, being fans.

* Rob Lowe may be leaving Parks & Recreation, but he's not going far - NBC has ordered up the pilot for his new series.

* The staying power of Veronica Mars.

* BIG BLOCK OF CHEESE DAY IS HAPPENING. For real. This is amazing.

* Cookie dough flavored cookies seem rather redundant, doesn't it?

* Are you still using your 1990s AOL screen name? I still use variations on "Eowyn0315," which was my second AOL screen name, created circa 2002.

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Jan. 19th, 2014 07:39 pm
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* NBC's next live musical will be Peter Pan.

* The head of NBC has all but promised us another season of Parks & Recreation.

* I don't think I had mentioned that I caught up on Hannibal this winter, but I did, and now there's a new trailer for season 2. JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL.

* Had they not gone for a 9th season, apparently HIMYM would have ended with Victoria as the Mother. Wow, for once I think they actually made a GOOD decision in casting Cristin Milioti instead. I liked Victoria the first time around, but I'd also probably have strangled someone if it turned out the Mother was the first person Ted dated and we spent all this time just needlessly prolonging the story.

* Kyle Chandler is getting a new series on Netflix.

* The boys of The Vampire Diaries talk about the 100th episode and whether or not they're surprised their characters made it this far, lol.

* Jack Gleeson may play a horrible brat king on Game of Thrones, but in real life, he's actually quite thought-provoking and academic when talking about celebrity culture.

* Aaron Paul talks about his new film (and also Breaking Bad, of course).

* Mark Ruffalo talks about having read the Avengers 2 script. Also, Thomas Kretchmann has been cast as Baron von Strucker.

* God help us all if Johnny Depp ends up joining the Marvel universe.

* Agents of SHIELD is trying again to draw in audiences with a Marvel movie crossover - this time with an appearance by Sif.

* Jason Dohring reminisces about Veronica Mars and talks about the upcoming film.

* Some speculation on how they've changed the ending to Gone Girl for the movie, as well as some concerns about messing with such an intricate plot.

* So, Chris Pine went on Jimmy Kimmel and sang very well, so that's one less thing to worry about re: the Into the Woods movie.

* The French trailer for Only Lovers Left Alive is kinda creepy.

* What city should you actually live in? I got London. Yesssssssssssssss. "Let’s be honest, you probably look pretty good in a Burberry trench coat. You’re the type of person who loves city life, but without all the hype. Your ideal day consists of the Tate Modern, a pleasant evening at a nice restaurant, and a hot cup of tea before bed."
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Sigh. Computer crashed again, lost about half my linkspam. I'm starting to think maybe it's time for a new one. Computer, I mean. Obviously, I made a new linkspam.

* Mark your calendars - Game of Thrones comes back April 6. Plus, check out the first trailer.

* First pictures of Don Draper in the new season of Mad Men, which premieres April 13, while Better Call Saul will debut sometime in November.

* Louie will be back in May after an extended hiatus while Louis C.K. was touring.

* Veronica Mars is getting an online spin-off series which will star Ryan Hansen and sounds incredibly meta.

* Jordan Gavaris talks about being the only person not played by Tatiana Maslany on Orphan Black.

* Is anyone else watching The Mindy Project? Last week's ep was hilarious, and I laughed absurdly hard at Danny's motivational strategy. I've never really seriously considered a personal trainer before, but I would totally pay someone to yell "Michael Fassbender's trapped in a well!" and "Great, Anne Hathaway is dead!" at me in the gym.

* Jesse Plemons might be starring in the new Star Wars film.

* Lost fans, are you looking forward to Damon Lindelof's new after-the-Rapture series, Leftovers?

* Why on earth would someone give Chevy Chase another TV series?

* So, that Ben Kingsley Marvel short film? It's set post-IM3 and will be an extra with Thor: The Dark World.

* Kevin Feige talks about Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron and defends colons. I take exception to this: “We didn't want to merely have a '2' after Avengers so we wanted to give it a subtitle.” Seriously, WHAT IS SO WRONG WITH A 2? It is so much SHORTER.

* Robert Downey Jr. proves once again that he is a national treasure.

* The Gone Girl adaptation starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike will have a different ending from the book. Hmm.

* Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom will be ending after its third season.

* I am utterly torn between OMG WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS and OMG WAAAAAANT.

* You guys, Australia has apologized for not being able to make dragons.

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[1-4] Captain America: The Winter Soldier
[5-39] Chris Evans' stupid face (many of them from here)

From the HAIR post:
[40-45] Being Erica
[46-51] Buffy the Vampire Slayer
[52-57] Doctor Who
[58-62] The Vampire Diaries
[63-67] Veronica Mars

[68-91] First Date
[92-95] Krysta Rodriguez and Zachary Levi
[96-99] Catching Fire
[100-104] [community profile] iconthat challenges: Longmire, Revolution, Supernatural, Bones
[105-110] Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
[111-113] Robert Downey Jr.

Preview:



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Jan. 5th, 2014 10:17 am
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* First official Veronica Mars trailer is out. (Also available on YouTube, if E! is still being picky about geography.)

* An interview with the producers of the new comedy Enlisted, which stars Veronica Mars' Chris Lowell. I'm looking forward to this one.

* Thor is the new Superman? I may be betraying my hardcore Marvel bias here, but I think it has less to do with Thor specifically and more to do with Marvel just generally being better at this than anyone else in the superhero movie business these days.

* I would have watched the hell out of an Agent Carter TV series if it had happened instead of Agents of SHIELD. As it is... well, it's hard to get excited about the new series Marvel is teasing when the existing one isn't that good.

* So, there are rumors that Steve Rogers is going to die and be replaced as Captain America by Bucky. That's a thing that happened in the comics, and Steve came back (everybody dies and comes back like twelve times in the comics), so I'm not worried about Chris Evans losing his job, lol. I am, however, skeptical when the outlet breaking the news doesn't know how to correctly spell "Rogers."

* I think I'm more excited about the idea of a Downton Abbey version of Clue than I am about the new season. No, scratch that, I am DEFINITELY more excited about Downton Clue. The "weapon" cards, you guys. I AM DYING. (uh, no pun intended?)

* Are fans having too much influence over shows they love, thanks to the internet and social media? Since it's The Guardian, the article obviously focuses on Doctor Who and Sherlock. I haven't seen the new Sherlock, mostly because I can't be bothered, but I didn't see the Doctor Who special as catering to fans particularly? I mean, the 12 regenerations thing is an established fact in canon that they had to deal with if they wanted to keep recasting the role past Capaldi - the fact that fans speculated about how they'd deal with it is kind of irrelevant. Frankly, if fan opinions had influenced the writing, you'd think they'd have come up with a better explanation than the handwavey one we got.
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* Pics from the Doctor Who Christmas special.

* The Veronica Mars movie has a release date - just in time for my birthday!

* They've cast a Wonder Woman for the Man of Steel sequel. BRB googling Gal Gadot.

* Is Jennifer Lawrence Katniss-ing us? I think someone's pretty paranoid...

* On the other hand, here is a list of the many ways Peeta is utterly useless in Catching Fire. HILARIOUS.

* Frankly, I think it would be FUCKING AWESOME if Laura Benanti ran onstage, knocked Carrie Underwood out of the way, and just took over tomorrow night. But apparently that is bitchy of me, lol. (I am okay with that.)

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