Smart, Hilarious, and NSFW
Yesterday I took a much-needed afternoon off and decided to stream Aziz Ansari‘s latest Netflix special, Live At Madison Square Garden. Oh. My. Gawd. I SO wish they had a clip of my favorite bit, in which Ansari brilliantly and hilariously describes some of the major differences between the experiences of men and women in this country. It was so awesome, and so feminist. I’ve been re-watching a bunch of the Louis C.K. standup specials that are also on Netflix (because yes, I’ve been in need of some serious laughs lately), and it’s always so great to see how my favorite comedians take on these issues. Ansari also addresses relationships and opens up (as only he can) about his life before and after his current relationship with Courtney McBroom. Peep the NSFW video above to hear him thank his parents for struggling, so he didn’t have to. Then please rearrange your life to watch this show today.
'TS4' will likely be its own stand-alone movie
Back in November, Disney/Pixar announced the production of a 4th Toy Story animated movie. At the time, it was assumed that Toy Story 4 would pick up where Toy Story 3 left off … which didn’t sit well with fans who felt Toy Story 1, 2 and 3 made up a perfectly concluded trilogy. Today we learn from Pixar president Jim Morris that Toy Story 4 will NOT be a continuation of the earlier Toy Story films. What’s more, Toy Story 4 won’t even be the start of a new trilogy of films. According to Morris, the plan is for the next Toy Story movie to be its own stand-alone movie … which sounds like an excellent idea to me. More »
Posted under: 'Toy Story 4', Jim Morris
CRYYYYYYYYYYYY! :( :( :(
Well damn. Sarah Michelle Gellar gave an interview today about her upcoming new gig on Star Wars: Rebels and she was asked about the possibility of appearing in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion. As you will read below, SMG pretty much killed all hope of a Buffy reunion by saying she is “too old” to play the role again. I know that fans have been dying for a reunion of some sort of BtVS, especially in the wake of that horrid Joss Whedon-less movie that was almost made a few years ago. But according to Sarah, it’s never gonna happen. If she won’t return for a BtVS reunion, then it just won’t ever happen :( Read her comments below and cry along with me. More »
Along with Nicholas Hoult & Chloë Grace Moretz
Last year we got to see Gillian Flynn‘s novel Gone Girl adapted for the big screen and this year, we will get see her novel Dark Place on the big screen as well. Charlize Theron will star alongside Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks and more in this dark thriller. The film’s first trailer has been released in France but we don’t yet know when it will be made available in theaters here in the US. The trailer is pretty intense. Check out the trailer above then click below for the official plot description. More »
Goldblum will reprise his role from the original film
Back in November we learned that the sci-fi sequel film Independence Day 2 will be released in June of next year and today we learn some very exciting casting news about the film. Firstly, Jeff Goldblum has signed on to reprise his role as David Levinson from the first Independence Day film. Secondly, The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth has been added to the cast in an as-yet unrevealed role and Survivor’s Remorse star Jessie Usher has been cast as the son of Will Smith‘s character from the original film (Smith, as you may recall, is not being brought back for this sequel). This casting news was revealed by Roland Emmerich, who is returning to direct this sequel. ID2 is starting to take shape, folks. More »
Additionally, Luke Evans has been cast as Gaston
In January we we learned that actress Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney‘s upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast and today we learn that former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has been cast opposite her as The Beast. Stevens, as you Downton fans may recall, played Matthew Crawley for the first two seasons of the show before he was killed off in spectacularly tragic style. Since then, you may recall that we learned previously that Dan got himself a Hollywood make-over and I understand that Stevens has worked some but this role as The Beast in this new Disney film is his first really high profile gig since his Downton days. We also learn today that actor Luke Evans has been cast as the villainous Gaston … so the 3 main lead roles have now been filled. More »
"I created something terrible"
Even tho I know that you are really not READY for this new trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, I present to you the NEW trailer for Age of Ultron. Thus far, we’ve seen some pretty great trailers (HERE and HERE) but this one, the one embedded above, yeah … it is absolutely the best trailer yet. This new trailer gives us a really good feel for what the movie will be like and it seems clear to me that The Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to blow people’s minds. I’m not kidding, I actually screamed out loud more than once while watching this trailer.
Won’t you scream along with me? The Avengers: Age of Ultron
will open in theaters on May 1. However will we be able to stand the wait?!
How about that first look at Vision at the 2 minute mark? OMFG!
The TV Guide
This week has been pretty quiet for me. I’m trying to keep things easy for a bit so I’m choosing to stick closer to home, keep things more relaxed. I’ve been trying to read through a STACK of comic books mainly because I want to get caught up on thangs before the new Marvel Studios movies come out. But, I do get antsy if I don’t get out of the house at least every other day so last night I made my way to the ArcLight Theater in Pasadena, CA to see a screening of the 1996 British film Trainspotting. This movie is such a great film, I didn’t want to miss this chance to see it on the big screen again. I’m glad I went out to see it last night because, man, I had forgotten how truly great the movie still is. More »
Posted under: 'Trainspotting'
"Have you had the best night of your life ever ... on Earth ... yet?"
Exactly one week ago, actor Robert Downey, Jr. released an Iron Man poster to promote the forthcoming release of the superhero sequel film The Avengers: Age of Ultron and, as you may recall, he promised a “big announcement” would come this week. I assumed that the “big announcement” would come from Marvel Studios, perhaps about an upcoming movie or something. It turns out that RDJ‘s “big announcement” is actually the launch of a contest where YOU might be Robert Downey, Jr‘s date to the premiere of Age of Ultron — he is promising to “awesome the crap out of you“. RDJ has teamed up with Omaze (the same charity company that JJ Abrams teamed up with for his Star Wars: Episode VII contest last year) to give people who donate $10 or more to the children’s hospice center Julia’s House a chance experience the “best night of [their] life ever … on Earth” as RDJ‘s date. Click the video above to hear all about this awesome contest. Does this sound like something you’d be interested in winning?
Plus, a new 'Ultron' trailer is coming this week
Thus far, we have seen movie posters promoting the forthcoming release of the superhero sequel film The Avengers: Age of Ultron that feature Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Nick Fury, Hawkeye and the assembled Avengers super group. Today we get to see the just-released poster that features Avengers leader Captain America. This new poster was unveiled on actor Chris Evans‘s official Twitter profile and the release of these posters are leading up to a “big announcement” from Marvel this week. Have a look below at the super serious Capt. America in his very own Ultron poster. More »