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Watch the first trailer for the fourth season of HOMELAND

"There’s no place like Homeland.” Now that’s clutch. 

This first teaser trailer doesn’t really tell us much, except that Saul still exists (but we don’t know in what capacity); at one time Carrie held her baby and smiled (but we don’t know how long ago that was and where the baby is now); lots more face abrasions due to close proximity explosions; Quinn is angry (but HOW angry is he?!); and zero mention of now deceased Brody (we should make a bet on how many minutes into the premiere he is mentioned by Carrie). 

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The fourth season of Homeland premieres on Showtime October 5th. 

Can’t wait!

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Oh, and here’s the first poster, too. I dig it. 

July 18, 2014 VIEW POST

Finally! Behold the first full-length trailer for DOCTOR WHO series 8!!

THIS TIME WITH REAL FOOTAGE! 

Feast your eyes on the first full-length trailer for Doctor Who series 8. Finally, FINALLY, we are treated to some actual footage of the adventures to come: Dalek’s, Cybermen, dinosaurs, cyborgs, and the return of Madame Vastra, to name a few! 

Take a look and get ready for the premiere on Saturday, Aug. 23! 

July 13, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch the spooky first teaser for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAKSHOW

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Above is the very first teaser for American Horror Story: Freakshow, the upcoming 4th season of FX’s spooky horror anthology. 

It’s short, but it’s a doozy. I mean, look at that clown! And that’s not even going to be the scariest clown! Fuck. 

While this teaser evokes the exact kind of WTF I am expecting from this next season, I can’t wait until we see footage of some of our AHS faves like Emma Roberts, Sarah Paulson (who gave us a sneak peak at her two-headed character), Denis O’Hare and Jessica Lange, as well as newcomers Wes Bentley and Michael Chiklis.

American Horror Story: Freakshow will center around returning AHS alum Jessica Lange’s ringleader character and her band of circus freaks in Florida., and premieres this October. (Because WHERE ELSE would this make sense besides the eternal freakshow that is Florida?)

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July 13, 2014 VIEW POST

Reese Witherspoon finds herself in WILD trailer

Reese Witherspoon stars in Wild, the film adaptation from the director of Dallas Buyers Cub and based on the best-selling memoir of the same name. 

This first trailer is great, and quickly reverses my original opinion that this was going to be more of an Eat, Pray, Love situation than a Castaway one.

Witherspoon plays Cheryl (author of the memoir), a woman set on finding herself after losing her mother, her marriage, and most of her morals.

This looks pretty damn good and will certainly be an excellent showcase for Witherspoon’s dramatic acting chops, and that’s something I’m really excited to see.

Wild hits theaters this fall.

 

July 10, 2014 VIEW POST

TRUE DETECTIVE, FARGO, and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK score big with 2014 Emmy nominations. See the full list:

See the full list of 2014 Emmy nominees below and begin your speculation for who will take home the winged statues on Sunday, Aug. 25! 

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Best Comedy Series

"The Big Bang Theory"
"Louis"
"Modern Family"
"Orange Is the New Black"
"Veep"
"Silicon Valley" - Really? I know a lot of folks found this riotously funny, but after watching three episodes, I found it pretty boring and borderline too neurotic. I think this slot would have better been served by a nod for “Parks and Rec.”

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis Dreyfus,Veep”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”
Amy Poehler, “Parks & Recreation” - If she doesn’t nab it this year, I’m going to riot. 
Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is the New Black” - Good for her! She did do a pretty good job in the second season. 

Best Actor in a Comedy Series - this is probably the most confusing category for me. Don Cheadle for “House of Lies”? Matt LeBlanc for a show that no one watches? A lack of Nick Offerman bums me out. 

Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” - Snooze
Ricky Gervais, “Derek” - Sure, I think Ricky Gervais is a good actor, but does anyone even watch this Netflix original? 
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louie” - He’ll take it, especially after the successes of this most recent season. 
William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, “Brookiyn Nine-Nine”
Adam Driver, “Girls” - Surprised me, that’s for sure. 
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Fred Armisen, “Portlandia” - NO NO NO. 
Tony Hale, “Veep” - He’ll take it and he deserves it. That man is a god.

This category needs to branch out. It’s a shame that Parks and Rec is so overlooked, because a truly deserving actor for this should have been Chris Pratt for his portrayal of Andy. He has been on absolute fire on that show lately and he - like most others on the show - receives almost no love. 

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Allison Janney, “Mom” - Just because Allison Janney is back on TV doesn’t mean we have to nominate her. Come on. “Mom”?! 
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange Is the New Black" - Right on! 
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” - FUCK YEAH. Maybe she can do what Kristen Wiig never could. (She won’t.) 
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” - Also very deserving. 

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Best Drama Series

"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey" - This last season was a mess, and I kind of feel that it’s only mostly nominated because it looks so pretty and they added in a rape this season. 
"Game of Thrones"
"House of Cards"
"Mad Men"
"True Detective"

Where the FUCK is Hannibal? SERIOUSLY. What in the fuck. 

Best Actress in a Drama Series - pretty solid category. Once again I wish Parenthood received more acclaim that it does, as Monica Potter deserves to be in this list. 

Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes, “Homeland” - Season 3 was sort of a mess, but FUCK she killed it. 
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal” - Could win just by sheer popularity and the fact that Scandal has gained a lot of steam over the last year. (Even though this last season was INSANE, and not always in a good way.)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” - She killed it in this series’ sophomore season, and I would love for her to take the trophy. 

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” - This is his last chance to win an Emmy for portraying Walter White. Not like he doesn’t deserve it - because he SO does - but that fact might be enough to secure him the statue. 
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” - I hate that McConaughey and Harrleson are competing against each other in the same category. I know HBO played it that way on purpose, but I feel that because they did that neither will win. Though if it had to go to one, it should go to McConaughey. 
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Again, there should be a place on this list for Mads Mikkelsen for his out of this world performance on “Hannibal.” This is a real shame. Yes, I think everyone on this list deserves it, but if one had to go it would be Jeff Daniels simply because the second season was not stellar. 

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” - Like Cranston, the fact that this is Paul’s last chance to win for Breaking Bad might be enough to edge out the other competition.
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey” - Okay, I like Carson as much as the next gal, but a supporting actor Emmy nom? I don’t think he’s that deserving. Could this slot have gone to Peter Krause whose work each week leaves me feeling like I’ve been punched in the stomach on “Parenthood”?
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” - He’ll take it. This was Tyrion’s year. 
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan” - Okay?

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” - Woohoo!! Pretty much the only one from Downton Abbey I feel really deserves to be nominated. Her performance last season was breathtaking.

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Best Miniseries or Movie - I hate that Fargo and Luther are up against each other. Hate it! But I think I’d have to give this one to “Fargo”

"American Horror Story: Coven"
"Bonnie & Clyde"
"Fargo" - Obviously. If it doesn’t win (and the winner isn’t “Luther”) I will be fucking shocked silly.
"Luther" - The Emmys are really one of the only times that this incredible BBC production gets any love. So often overlooked, “Luther" and Idris Elba’s performance are a shining example of exceptional drama. EXCEPTIONAL. 
"Treme"
"The White Queen" - Okay? 

Best Actress Miniseries or Movie

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven” - Obviously. Damn. 
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Coven” - I love love love that she got some love and it wasn’t just Lange. I think Paulson is often passed over in favor of lauding the elder legend, but she held her own in “Coven.” 
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero”
Kristen Wiig, “The Spoils of Babylon” - Wait. What? Okay! Sure! 
Cicely Tyson, “The Trip Bountiful”

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Martin Freeman, “Fargo” - His performance was something like I’d never seen before. Amazing.
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo” - Again, I HATE that Martin Freeman and Billy Bob are up against each other. They both blew my damn mind in “Fargo,” that I honestly cannot think of which one is more deserving. This is hard. 
Idris Elba, "Luther" - And then there’s Elba, who I want to just win all the things. Unfortunately, I fear he doesn’t stand a chance when Freeman and Thornton are nominated in the same category, unless they sort of cancel each other out. 
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” - Yay! Except I think maybe he got screwed this year with the likes of “Luther” and “Fargo” being nominated in the same category. 
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie - it doesn’t really matter which one wins, but it will surely be Jim Parsons or Matt Bomer for “The Normal Heart.

Colin Hanks, “Fargo”
Jim Parsons, “The Normal Heart”
Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart”
Alfred Molina, “The Normal Heart”
Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie

Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven” - While each of these ladies totally deserves to be nominated, in a year with “Fargo’s” Allison Tolman nominated in the same category, I don’t think they stand a chance.
Allison Tolman, “Fargo” - She’ll win it for sure. Her performance was one of the most exceptional parts of the entire series. She’s a shoo-in
Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers In the Attic”
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart” - Too easy. 

Reality-Competition Program

"The Amazing Race"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"Dancing with the Stars"
"Top Chef"
"Project Runway"
"The Voice"

Variety Series

"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Real Time with Bill Maher"
"Saturday Night Live"
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

Outstanding Guest Actor in Drama

Paul Giamatti as Harold Levinson in “Downton Abbey”
Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney in “The Good Wife”
Reg E. Cathey as Freddy in “House Of Cards”
Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper in “Mad Men”
Beau Bridges as Barton Scully in “Masters of Sex”
Joe Morton as Rowan Pope in “Scandal”

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Margo Martindale as Claudia in “The Americans”
Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell in “Game of Thrones”
Kate Mara as Zoe Barnes in “House of Cards” - For one episode? I mean, I like Kate Mara and I really enjoyed her character, but nah.
Allison Janney as Margaret Scully in “Masters of Sex”
Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing in “The Newsroom”
Kate Burton as Sally Langston in “Scandal”

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Bob Newhart as Arthur in “The Big Bang Theory”
Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman in “Modern Family”
Steve Buscemi as Marty in “Portlandia”
Jimmy Fallon as Host in “SNL”
Louis C.K. as Host in “SNL”
Gary Cole as Kent Davison in “Veep”

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols in “Orange is the New Black”
Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in “Orange is the New Black” - Out of the rest of “OITNB" actresses nominated here, she deserves it.
Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset in “Orange is the New Black” - I guess I didn’t realize that most of these ladies were not considered series regulars. That’s a shame, because they deserve to be. 
Tina Fey as Host in “SNL”
Melissa McCarthy as Host in “SNL”
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson in “Shameless”

July 10, 2014 VIEW POST

Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton are Moses and Ramses in the first trailer for EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

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The first trailer for Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings has hit the webs. 

Aside from the fact that the questionable casting for the Egyptians depicted in the film sticks out like a sore thumb (Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton — who are both TOTES white — play Tuya, Ramses’ mother, and Ramses, respectively), I think this has the potential to be…good? That being said, I’m also like, Ridley Scott: yes. Christina Bale: yes. Ancient wars and plagues: yes. But there’s a little part of me that thinks this might also be total shit, a weird hybrid between Passion of the Christ and Troy, which, YIKES. Even if it is Ridley Scott. Biblical and/or ancient civilization movies in general are dicey territories, and there are far more many failures in those categories than successes; for every Passion or The Ten Commandments we get five Alexanders, 10,000 BC, and Troys).

Watch the trailer here, because I can’t seem to find an embed code that wants to work properly for me today.

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See you in 2015, SHERLOCK

BBC One announced today that series 4 of Sherlock will begin filming in 2015. 

So yay, omg, squee, and !!!! if hearing about something that is going to film next year and then probably not premiere until the end of the year or even in 2016 is something you’re into. 

And if you’re counting, 18 months passed between series 2 and series 3, so it looks like they’re just really trying to one up themselves in terms of longest hiatuses between episodes. Congrats, Sherlock. You win. 

July 2, 2014 VIEW POST

Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy are neighbors in first trailer for ST. VINCENT

Crotchety is the name of the game in the first trailer for St. Vincent. 

Bill Murray stars as Vincent, the grouchy, crotchety, wacky neighbor to new-to-the-neighborhood family of Maggie and Oliver. 

Vincent ends up being Oliver’s quasi-babysitter, which looks as weird and amazing as it sounds. 

The duo of McCarthy and Murray is pretty much all I need as far as deciding factors to go see a movie are concerned. Also, Naomi Watts stars as a Russian stripper and Chris O’Dowd as a priest/teacher. So sign me up! 

July 2, 2014 VIEW POST

Can this really be true? Tina Fey apparently producing HOCUS POCUS 2

File this under WHAT IN THE WHAT WHAT?! 

There’s a rumor flying around today saying that Tine Fey has signed on to produce a sequel to the 1993 Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus. I KNOW. BE COOL YOU GUYS. 

A similar rumor floated to the surface in 2012, but was quickly squashed by Disney. But it looks like they might have changed their minds after all and have decided to revisit the story of the Sanderson sisters once more. 

Hypable is reporting that Fey’s production company Little Stranger is taking on the project, but no word yet on any actors or a director getting attached. Fingers crossed that even though they all went *poof* back in 1993, Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker will be back in some capacity, as well as original director Karen Ortega. 

Hypable also has this to say about the plot: 

Currently untitled, the Hocus Pocus sequel looks like it might not be focusing on the Sanderson sisters, but rather will take place years after the first film and revolve around a housewife who is related to them. The housewife teams up with a witch hunter to save her children, who’ve come into some trouble because of a few resurrected witches they encounter while they were out trick-or-treating.

I am equal parts SQQQUUUUEEEEEEEEE AND Hmm, I don’t know if this is such a good idea EVEN THOUGH I love Hocus Pocus more than anything and I love Tina Fey just as much. The October baby and Halloween superfan in me is pretty stoked, so long as this sequel is true to the spirit of the original and not some over-the-top, hokey,  2014 Disney-fied mess. 

July 2, 2014 VIEW POST

Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy break hearts in the stunning trailer for THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY

It’s a two-fer kind of Monday as far as fucking great trailers are concerned. 

In the trailer for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy star as a couple who fall in and out of love, each representing their own side of their love story in different ways. 

What’s interesting about this film is that this trailer only features one part of a three part experiment. Writer/director Ned Benson actually created three different films, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby being the cohesive story that shows both sides of this love. The two others, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him tells the same story, only this time it’s told from that particular person’s point of view. This trailer alludes to that interesting aspect of storytelling. 

I think it’s a really cool film experiment, and I can’t wait to see this. If the film is half as good as the sublime trailer above, it’s going to be quite a treat. 

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June 30, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch the trailer for Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader’s hilariously heartfelt THE SKELETON TWINS

Holy shit I haven’t seen a trailer that made me want to see a movie this bad in a while. 

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star in The Skeleton Twins, a Sundance award-winning indie dramedy about two estranged siblings who reunite after 10 years apart. She’s a mildly happy wife who’s not ready to have kids, he’s a sad gay actor who didn’t make it in Hollywood. Throw in a little Ty Burrell and Luke Wilson and you’ve got yourself the makings of a super stellar sibling saga. 

The Skeleton Twins hits theaters later this year. 

June 30, 2014 VIEW POST

DOCTOR WHO series 8 to premiere Aug. 23 - watch the brand new teaser!

Following in the footsteps of the more than cryptic teaser released back in May, the internet is once again treated to a brand new look at the 12th Doctor in the video below. 

BBC America announced today that the series 8 premiere of Doctor Who, entitled “Deep Breath,” will air Saturday, August 23. Hooray!!

In this new teaser, we here the first words uttered by our new Doctor in a bleak “Am I a good man?” Followed by our first sight of Clara in the new season when she answers, frightened.

Take a look below and get excited for August! (since that’s pretty much the only reason to be excited about August)

June 27, 2014 VIEW POST

Aubrey Plaza is undead in LIFE AFTER BETH trailer

Aubrey Plaza stars in Life After Beth, a zom-com that centers around a girl who dies only to come back to life as a zombie. But, not your typical zombie, as she at first seems totally normal and only later devolves into a man-eating, rage-inflicted walking corpse. Weird, right? 

Life After Beth also stars Anna Kendrick, Dane DeHaan, Matthew Gray Gubler, Paul Reiser, and Molly Shannon. It looks to be funny and ridiculous and sardonic all at the same time, and the perfect showcase for Plaza’s already perfect deadpan delivery. 

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