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ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK season 3 adds comedian Mike Birbiglia

Funnyman Mike Birbiglia has been tapped to join the third season of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. 

No word yet on what kind of role he’ll have on the hit show. Seems like the only options are guard, friend or family member in a flashback, or…guard. Right? Either way, neat! 

August 15, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch Johnny Depp bumble around adorably in first trailer for MORTDECAI

If you were hankering for a Johnny Depp vehicle that was essentially Pink Panther but with more Johnny Depp mustache and Gwyneth Paltrow for some reason, then today is your lucky day. 

Johnny Depp stars in the first trailer for Mortdecai, a tale about a charming but quirky, bumbling and a bit moronic British spy. 

All snark aside, this trailer actually looks kind of good, the kind of good that I haven’t seen in a Depp film in a while. He’s really made some stinkers lately, hasn’t he? 

Mortdecai hits theaters February 2015 and stars Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum and Olivia Munn. 

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August 12, 2014 VIEW POST

Breaking news: Actor Robin Williams dies at 63 from apparent suicide

Oscar-winner Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. Reports are still developing, but the initial findings are that his death is contributed to asphyxia (suicide).

I honestly have no words. Celebs die all the time, and it’s always sad, yes. But this one sucks majorly in a way I haven’t experienced in a while. Williams was a big part of some of my favorite childhood movies and was still in his fucking prime. I just can’t believe it’s true.

What a truly sad day. 

August 11, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch the first trailer for Disney’s INTO THE WOODS

No singing (which is totes weird), but boy howdy does this look fucking awesome. 

Watch the first trailer for Disney’s Into the Woods and get excited to see Anna Kendrick sing something that isn’t “Cups” for once. 

And feast your eyes on brand new stills from the film below! 

Into the Woods stars Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Tracey Ullman, James Corden, Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski, Mackenzie Mauzy and SO MANY MORE. 

It hits theaters this Christmas. 

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July 31, 2014 VIEW POST

Brand new INTERSTELLAR trailer is god damn brilliant

Did you squeal when the first cryptic trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar hit the webs? 

Did you roll your eyes when you heard a brand new, longer and more detailed trailer for the film was shown at Comic-Con but wasn’t available to the nerdy interwebs crowd? 

Well, pout no more. The second trailer for Interstellar has finally landed online, and it’s a motherfucking doozie. 

Look. Just LOOK. This movie is going to be outstanding. 

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine and hits your eyeballs this November. 

Because Christopher Nolan is part of the Illuminati, the video isn’t available to embed, but here’s a direct link. 

July 31, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch the trailer for THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES

Basically, I’ll parrot what Entertainment Weekly said about this: 

Explicit pitch: “The Defining Chapter of the Middle-Earth Saga.” Implicit pitch: “The Hobbitmovie where stuff actually happens.”

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies concludes the 300-page Hobbit saga when it hits theaters on December 17. 

July 29, 2014 VIEW POST

This trailer for Kevin Smith’s TUSK will haunt your dreams

I, uh, I don’t even. 

This is the trailer for Tusk, a new film from the twisted mind of Kevin Smith. Yes, the Kevin Smith of Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob. Who knew the stoned bro brain of Smith could create something as bizarre as this.

Tusk tells the story of Wallace (Justin Long), a podcaster who travels around interviewing exceptionally interesting and weird folk. Naturally, one would assume he meets some pretty odd characters. 

But odd doesn’t even begin to describe his latest subject. Wallace heads to Canada to interview an old retired sailor, who regales Wallace with the story of how a walrus once saved is life at sea. That all seems fine and good until things take a turn for the truly demented. The man tries to turn Wallace into a Walrus — yes, a WALRUS — and based on the trailer, actually succeeds. 

Like I said, I can’t even. 

*shudders* 

July 26, 2014 VIEW POST

Watch the gory and glorious first trailer for THE WALKING DEAD season 5

BOOM POW ZOMBIES BLOOD DARYL ZOMBIES RICK ZOMBIES RICK SMASH RICK LONG HAIR STRANGE CULT LEADER ZOMBIES DARYL BETH?! ZOMBIES AHHHHHHH

Okay, does that pretty much sum it up? 

The fifth season of The Walking Dead premieres on AMC on October 12. And if this trailer is any indication, this season will feature more action, more kills, and more zombies, hopefully meaning that all that dumb dialogue we have grown accustomed to will be few and far between. 

July 26, 2014 VIEW POST

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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