No, but seriously.
BBC America announced today that on April 19, a brand new series chronicling the history of science fiction (as a genre, a lifestyle, an education, a mythology) will premiere, thus imploding all fandoms at once.
The Real History of Science Fiction will host a multitude of geek overlords; from William Shatner, to Nathan Fillion, to Steven Moffatt, to John Landis, to David Tennant (!!!), to Neil Gaiman (!!!!), to Christopher Lloyd (!!!!!!!!!), to Zoe Saldana, and Karen Gillan, and many more (more females I hope specifically—this is an overly male populated list, I’ll say). They’ll weigh in on what exactly it means to be enthralled in the world of science fiction. To love it, to eat-sleep-breathe it, to disappear into it.
Nerd swoon, level: super hard.
From the show’s website:
"From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots, Space, Invasion and Time. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor, and co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.”
SEE WHAT I MEAN?!
Just check out the episode listings:
NO, SERIOUSLY DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN?
This mothership of geek shows premieres April 19 on BBCA.
DON’T YOU MISS IT, NERDS.
Based on the Tony-winning play of the same name, The Normal Heart stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch and more.
If you haven’t yet stopped feeling the unbearable sadness that was Dallas Buyers Club but still want to continue feeling all those sad feels, then this is for you!*
*All jokes aside, this looks pretty fucking excellent and I can’t wait to watch it.*
This time with more Josh Brolin!
Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner, and hits theaters August 22.
Coldplay announced today that their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories, will drop on May 19!
The British rockers dropped the new single “Magic” in conjunction with the news, after dropping the first single from the new album last week entitled “Midnight.”
Take a listen to new new singles below.
The Oscars have officially came and went, but that doesn’t mean we’re not about to all dissect the shit out of one of the most viewed telecasts in the world.
Let’s start with some of the highs of the night, shall we?
High: That fucking selfie. No seriously. It was a total gimmick for Samsung, but I don’t even CARE. It was glorious and you know it.
High: Everyone dancing with Pharrell. If those kids weren’t spectacular enough, when Pharrell and his big hat (#hatsback) made their way down to the audience, the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, and fucking Meryl Streep all got a little boogie on. It was awesome.
High: Matthew McConaughey’s acceptance speech. It was quintessential McConaughey, but it was lovely. It was well thought out and not over the top philosophical, and it was touching beyond belief. Never in a million years did I think the guy who won Kate Hudson’s heart in How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days would win an Oscar. But here we are. AND he said ‘all right, all right, all right’ and that was the best. AND!! My Alma Mater (and McConaughey’s) lit up our ivory tower burnt orange in celebration of his win! So DEAL WITH THAT! #texasforever
High: Bill Murray at everything. Seriously, though. It is no secret I would marry Bill right this second if he asked me, so I may be a little biased. But from his entrance on the red carpet, to his adorable green bowtie, to his touching (and funny) off-script tribute to the late Harold Ramis, to his weird fist pumps and head nods when the camera cut to him all night, he was perfect. PERFECT.
High: BETTE MIDLER. And then she sang “The Wind Beneath My Wings” and everyone just wept forever.
High: These winners: LUPITA!!! 12 Years a Slave, Alfonso Cuaron, “Let it Go,” Cate Blanchett, AND NONE FOR AMERICAN HUSTLE! Ha.
Watch Lupita’s exceptional acceptance speech below.
High: Karen O and Ezra Koenig perform “Moon Song.” DE-fucking-LIGHTFUL. I mean.
High: Darlene Love shows us what’s up. That girl can get it, forever and ever.
High: Cate Blanchett says what all of us females are thinking about how terribly discriminatory film still is against women in lead roles. PREACH SISTER.
Low: All the teleprompter fails. Though I lover her, Ellen had quite a few. But no one—NO ONE—was as bad as John ‘Hair Plugs’ Travolta. Poor Idina Menzel.
Low: The imbalanced hero montages. I was so excited when I heard the theme of this year’s telecast would be about heroes in cinema—everyday, supernatural, magical, whatever. But the execution of this “theme” was poorly done. The montages seemed to miss so many crucial (and in my opinion, obvious) characters throughout the years, and it was painfully obvious just how gender imbalanced film still is. For every one female character showcased, there were 5 male roles in the spotlight. No Dorothy? Or Hermione? No Bette Davis or Vivien Leigh or Natalie Wood? Or Dr. Ellie Sattler? Shame.
Low: Jared Leto’s mention of Venezuela and Ukraine. Just save that crap for another time. I know it’s not an Oscars without someone making a political stand, but Jared. You’re in 30 Seconds to Mars. No. (For the record, the rest of his speech was amazing.)
Low: That half-assed Wizard of Oz “tribute.” When I heard they were doing a tribute for the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz—my favorite movie of all time—I was ecstatic. When I realized that the only thing they were doing as far as a tribute goes was to have P!nk—yes, THAT P!nk—sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” I was heartbroken. Not only do I not think she was the right choice for that song, but she didn’t do a great job at all. That song requires a powerhouse of vocals, and it would have done do much better in the hands of say, Adele, Florence Welsh, even Kelly Clarkson. And the fact that Judy Garland’s kids were all in attendance and didn’t say or do anything to honor their mother’s legacy or the film’s, well that just seems like a damn waste.
BEST AND WORST DRESSED
To be honest, everyone was pretty stellar last night. Very few worst dressed on my list this year.
Full winners list:
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
WINNER: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle
William Chang Suk Ping, The Grandmaster
WINNER: Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Michael O’Connor, The Invisible Woman
Patricia Norris, 12 Years a Slave
WINNERS: Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews, Dallas Buyers Club
Stephen Prouty, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny, The Lone Ranger
Get a Horse!
WINNER: Mr Hublot
Room on the Broom
Despicable Me 2
Ernest and Celestine
The Wind Rises
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem
Karama Has No Walls
WINNER: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
WINNER: 20 Feet from Stardom
Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)
WINNER: The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Missing Picture (Cambodia)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
All Is Lost
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
WINNER: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Philippe Le Sourd, The Grandmaster
WINNER: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Phedon Papamichael, Nebraska
Roger A Deakins, Prisoners
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
WINNER: Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn, The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave
John Williams, The Book Thief
WINNER: Steven Price, Gravity
William Butler and Owen Pallett, Her
Alexandre Desplat, Philomena
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr Banks
Alone Yet Not Alone, Alone Yet Not Alone [disqualified]
Happy, Despicable Me 2
WINNER: Let It Go, Frozen
The Moon Song, Her
Ordinary Love, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight
Billy Ray, Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
WINNER: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street
Eric Warren Singer and David O Russell, American Hustle
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, Dallas Buyers Club
WINNER: Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
David O Russell, American Hustle
WINNER: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
Amy Adams, American Hustle
WINNER: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
WINNER: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
WINNER: 12 Years a Slave
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf of Wall Street
Say it ain’t so!
Harold Ramis, known for his hysterical wit and classically funny films like Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Stripes, has died at the age of 69.
To say that I am saddened would be an understatement.
Now Ghostbusters 3 will NEVER happen.
Like all mediocre things that still make a ton of money, the world of the Fantastic Four is set to be rebooted yet again. This time with a plethora of up and coming beautiful young ingenues. How cute.
Word on the street is that the cast will be as such: Kate Mara (House of Cards) will star as Sue Storm, aka The Invisible Woman; Jamie Bell (Jumper) will star as The Thing; Michael B. Jordan (Parenthood, Fruitvale Station) will join as Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch; and funnyman Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment) will be on board as Dr. Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic himself.
That is all.
Been looking forward to this one for a while.
Tammy stars Melissa McCarthy as a woman who has lost her job, her car, and her relationship in one single day, and then I guess just sort of goes on a crash course of weird to figure her life out. With her grandmother in tow.
Tammy marks the directorial debut of McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone, as well as being written by Falcone and McCarthy themselves.
The film also stars Toni Collette, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Kathy Bates, Dan Akroyd, and more. It hits theaters this July.
Not much to see here. The biggest news really is that the new season hits Netflix on June 6!
Hopefully we’ll get a better trailer shortly.
CBS announced yesterday that the adorable, affable, comically gifted darling that is Greta Gerwig will star in their How I met Your Mother spin-off, How I Met Your Dad.
Now, I am not a big spin-off person, because for every Frasier and Melrose Place, there’s five times as many Joeys.
Although I really love HIMYM and will cherish it as a great sitcom, I have been less than enthusiastic about the idea of the spin off. That being said, with the new that Gerwig has been cast as the lead, my interest is at least piqued.
I don’t know if I’ll watch it, but I do know that after a while of always complaining about the lack of Greta Gerwig in movies and TV, I might give it a shot. Because seriously. GERWIG ALL THE THINGS, you guys. (And if you haven’t seen Lola Versus or Frances Ha, you should really do yourself a favor and get. on. that.)
I can’t. I can’t even with this.
Rumor has it that the powers that be behind the new Star Wars film have definitely tried to get acting god Gary Oldman on board.
During a recent interview for RoboCop, Oldman said, "They’ve called. I’m more cynical about it now. I’ll believe it when I’m on the plane home. The deal isn’t done. But, yeah, they’ve… inquired, yeah.”
Secrets, secrets are no fun, but JJ Abrams doesn’t give a crap because that guy LIVES off secrets. So we might not know if this is true for a very long time. But, if this turns out to be true, I could die happy. BECAUSE OLDMAN ALL THE THINGS.
It’s a sad day for Psychos.
USA announced they have officially canceled Psych, stating that this eighth season will be its last.
The show’s series finale will air on March 26, leaving a giant…WAIT FOR IT…whole in my heart.
Watch a special message below from the show’s stars James Roday and Dule Hill on the final stretch of episodes.
Netflix announced today that it has not surprisingly renewed the political thriller House of Cards for a third season, despite its second season not even having aired yet.
LONG LIVE FRANK UNDERWOOD AND ROBIN WRIGHT’S FIERCE PIXIE CUT AND ALL THEIR SEXY SMOKING!!
The Oscar-winning actor was found dead in his West Village apartment this morning, allegedly with a needle in his arm and evidence of a variety of injectable drugs surrounding him.
Hoffman was only 46. The NYPD is investigating.
I have no words. No words.