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