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HBO to get into ancient aliens and Egypt with Ridley Scott’s PHARAOH

Hot off the the first full-length trailer for the new spooky series The Leftover, HBO is really coming up to bat in a big way in the supernatural/sci-fi world again. This time with the announcement that the prestige network is developing a series from director/producer Ridley Scott about ancient aliens and Egypt. The series will focus on said aliens and how they had some sort of influence on the ancient civilization. 

So there you have it. 

Trying not to be really excited about this. But I SO AM. 

April 24, 2014 VIEW POST
April 23, 2014 VIEW POST

Andy Samberg and Charlize Theron to close out SNL season

Saturday Night Live announced the remaining host and musical guests for this season, and they’re all totally killer! 

Obviously, I’m stoked to see The Black Keys and St. Vincent perform, and I’m hopeful that Coldplay will be game to jump into some sketches (as they are wont to do). 

But the real kicker here is SNL alum Andy Samberg returning to the show that launched him into super-stardom. I always love it when SNL alums make their way back to studio 8H, and I can’t wait to see Andy make his hosting debut! Fingers crossed for a Digital Short for old time’s sake.  

April 23, 2014 VIEW POST

Feast your eyes on the first photos from the set of JURASSIC WORLD

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April 23, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch the trailer for Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. 

Clint Eastwood has taken a time out from historical dramas and racial commentary and overall old man crotchetiness to make the film adaptation of the smash Broadway musical Jersey Boys. 

At first I scoffed, because historically great musicals only make for mediocre films (there are a few exceptions). But after watching the trailer, it’s evident that this adaptation seems different. The overall vibe I get from watching this is a good one, and one that seems to really capture the stage magic so often lost in stage-to-film adaptations. So as a theater nerd, I am without a doubt very excited about this. 

Jersey Boys hits theaters this summer. 

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April 23, 2014 VIEW POST

CROSSBONES trailer: Somehow there’s a pirate show coming to NBC and it stars John Malkovich

I’ll just leave these hypothetical headlines here for when this show is inevitably canceled. 

Crossbones sinks in dismal network premiere”

"Malkovich walks the plank of his career with Crossbones

"This ship had sailed: Why NBC’s Crossbones is doomed”

Crossbones is NBC’s latest sinking ship”

"Bad booty: Crossbones premieres to tepid ratings”

"Blackbeard bites the dust: NBC cancels Crossbones

Crossbones can’t keep it’s head above water”

Crossbones waves goodbye: NBC cancels Malkovich’s pirate opus after just 3 episodes”

"Sink, sank, sunk: Crossbones canceled” 

"Bye, bye Blackbeard"

"Watch Crossbones sail away: NBC to air final episodes online after cancelation”

Crossbones is officially shipwrecked” 

"Cast away the dreadful Crossbones

(Seriously, I could go all day.)

Crossbones unbelievably premiers on NBC May 30. 

(And, for the record, if this show were premiering on AMC or HBO or Showtime, I’d be all over it.) 

(And, for the record x 2, even though I think this is going to be a real s(t)inker, I’m totally gonna watch it.)

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April 23, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch the jampacked first full-length trailer for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK season 2!

AHHHH!!!!

So aptly put in the trailer, shit hits the fan in a big way for the second season of the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.

I CAN’T WAIT to see what another season holds for Piper, Red, and co., especially what happens in the aftermath of the bloody season finale. 

Get your shivs ready; Orange is the New Black season 2 premieres June 6.

April 17, 2014 VIEW POST

Time to cry forever: Chloe Grace Moretz stars in weepy first trailer for IF I STAY

No, but really. 

If I Stay tells the story of Mia (Moretz) after she is put into a coma following a devastating accident. She wakes up, but not in the traditional sense: her spirit wakes up, causing a heavy out of body experience. She wanders around, able to see and hear the horrid aftermath of the accident (like ,for instance, that both her parents are dead), flitting in and out of flashbacks that tell her story up to that fateful day. 

Based on the YA novel of the same name, If I Stay asks the question: when do you know when to fight and when to give up? If you knew you were waking up to a world more devastating than you could ever imagine, would you take the easy way out and let go, or would you stay in spite of all that hurt you knew was waiting for you? 

Find out this summer, if you can function through your tears.

If I Stay hits theaters August 22. 

April 16, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch the trailer for Jenny Slate’s hilarious OBVIOUS CHILD

Hooray to Jenny Slate in more things! 

Obvious Child stars Slate as a stand-up comedian who, after a rough breakup, has a one night stand that results in a whoopsiedaisies pregnancy. She decides to get an abortion, but not before telling the uber-conservative stranger that knocked her up. 

The film also stars Jake Lacy (The Office), Gaby Hoffman (Girls), David Cross (Arrested Development) and more.  

Looks hilarious! 

April 15, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch the first trailer for Fincher and Affleck’s murder mystery GONE GIRL

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Behold, the first trailer for David Fincher and Ben Affleck’s moody adaptation of the hit novel Gone Girl.*

*The trailer has been removed from YouTube, so click here to watch it via Apple trailers.*

The trailer itself is a short teaser, but it’s exquisite. You get a real sense of the film’s dark nature and classic Fincher style.

Ben Affleck looks to be in rare form as Nick Dunne, the husband whose wife has suspiciously gone missing on the eve of their fifth anniversary. Secrets unravel, clues are revealed, and Nick finds himself in the middle of a media frenzy accusing him of being a wife-killer. 

The film looks stellar, spooky, and downright great. 

I can’t wait to not read this book in advance so I don’t know at all what’s happening and am thoroughly surprised at the inevitable twist ending! 

Gone Girl hits theaters October 3. 

April 14, 2014 VIEW POST

Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank take a cowboy road trip in THE HOMESMAN trailer

The Homesman, Jones’ second directorial effort, centers around Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank), a woman determined to transport three mentally ill women across the barren American midwest to Iowa with the help of a recently saved-from-the-brink-of-death (thanks to Swank) crotchety old cowboy (Tommy Lee Jones).

The film also stars Meryl Streep, Miranda Otto, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld, Jesse Plemons, William Fichtner and more. 

Actually looks pretty darn good! 

April 14, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch Conan’s star-studded ‘50 Cameos’ opener from the 2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS

Nailed it. 

I actually didn’t watch the MTV Movie Awards because I was busy with better things to do (like watch THAT Game of Thrones episode). 

But here’s this, which is obviously the best thing that has ever happened to the MTV Movie Awards. 

April 14, 2014 VIEW POST
April 10, 2014 VIEW POST

That was fast: CBS announces Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as THE LATE SHOW host

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In the Wait, hold up, what in the what? portion of today’s news, CBS has already announced that Stephen Colbert will officially be taking over The Late Show when David Letterman retires next year. 

Huh?

Speculation hit fever pitch immediately upon Letterman’s announcement that he’ll be leaving in 2015, with Colbert’s name quickly rising to the top of the list of possible replacements. 

It’s not that I don’t think Colbert is a greatly funny, intensely smart guy and a good late night farcical TV show host. He’s wonderful. But I don’t know that he’s really the right choice to fill Dave’s shoes. 

Aside from feeling like Colbert’s humor and general rapport with others isn’t the exact vibe I would want for a Late Show host (there is a time and a place for Colbert’s style, and that place is not CBS late night), it’s also incredibly disheartening to think that there was likely no chance in hell that ANY woman had any chance to take over the franchise. I know Chelsea Handler’s name was bounced around, but PLEASE. That would have been a bigger mistake than NBC keeping Jay Leno around well past his expiration date. If it wouldn’t take them away from gigs that are already are so plentiful and successful, the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Tig Notaro, or Amy Sedaris (wouldn’t that have been THE BOMB?!) would have been perfect candidates. 

Did I really think they would be so bold to hire a talented woman to fill his shoes? No. And perhaps that’s actually the problem: I live in a world where I can hope and talk ad nauseum about what a huge step it would be to hire a woman to take over, but deep down it’s like I don’t really believe it’s an actual possibility. And that. Is. Depressing. 

So, whether you are excited or pissed that Colbert is taking over for David Letterman, it doesn’t really matter because we’re going to be stuck with him for the next 5 years! 

April 10, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch the Braff-iest trailer ever for Zach Braff’s WISH I WAS HERE

In the wake of movie stars getting fans to Kickstart movies and then pay for those movies yet again when the hit theaters, here is the first trailer for Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here. It’s the indie flick he famously Kickstarted about a year ago, and got a whole bunch of his friends to help him make it. It stars Kate Hudson, Donald Faison (obvs), Mandy Patinkin, Ashley Green, Joey King and more. 

If it was sort of hard to tell by the overwhelming tweeness of the trailer (it is so very Garden State reminiscent, yes?), here’s the plot: a single father has to resort to homeschooling his kids when he can no longer afford private school. And I guess one of them is sick? Or just wanted to shave her head. Regardless, I’m sure it’s something sort of emo but aww-inducing. And his dad is dying? And Kate Hudson is there. 

There’s only a few lines of dialogue in the whole trailer, as the natural choice was to lay in a Shins song over the whole thing. I mean, it IS a Zach Braff film, no?

Wish I Was Here hits theaters this July and will either be as delightfully heartwarming and fuzzy-feeling-inducing as Garden State, or it will be painfully mediocre. We’ll see. 

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April 9, 2014 VIEW POST