During the Oscars this year, I sent out a tweet suggesting that Louis C.K. host next year. The idea of that of course is amazing, but I can’t imagine him agreeing to it. SNL will have to do if you’re looking to get your C.K. fix; the comedian will host the March 29 episode with no musical guest announced yet (Coldplay would be a good guess). He previously hosted in November 2012, it was pretty awesome.
One of the most anticipated shows of this upcoming season is FX’s Fargo, a 10-episode series executive produced by the Coen Brothers who made Fargo, one of the greatest movies of all time. There’s a not a lot of details out there regarding the show, so we don’t know how close it will be with the movie. The cast is amazing: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, and Colin Hanks just to name a few.
FX has released ten teaser-trailers! Fargo premieres April 15th on FX, the PLAYLIST of all the trailers is below:
A biopic of Martin Luther King Jr.has been trying to get off the ground for years by many different names; Paul Greengrass and Oliver Stone are just two that have been attempting to get King’s life story on the screen. Reports now indicate that the civil rights leader’s story is coming to the small screen via HBO and The Wire creator David Simon.
It will be a six-hour miniseries adaptation of Taylor Branch’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book trilogy America: In the King Years, Simon will spearhead the miniseries with his Treme co-creator Eric Overmyer. Oprah Winfrey is also attached to back and produce the series. It’s said that Simon will write at least the first episode, as well as the bible for the entire mini. America: In the King Years chronicles the life of the civil rights leader from his first sermon in 1954 to his assassination in 1968.
If you watched The Wire you know that Simon has ability to bring out stories that would otherwise go untold or watered down. He is unflinching and somewhat of a rebel in the best way a storyteller can be; I can’t wait to see what the does with the project.
Television has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last several years. For whatever reason the draw to TV shows has been growing while it almost feels like the attention given to films has been decreasing. For film lovers and theater aficionados this is quite alarming, and for those who love nothing more than curling up on the couch to enjoy their media – a dream come true. What is it that has caused this shift in pop culture? Can we boil it down into an easily absorb-able Internet blog article? We’re about to find out! (more…)
If you’re not familiar with the legend here’s the short of it: It’s been reported for years that Tom Selleck turned down the titular role of Indiana Jones in favor of Magnum P.I. and that he regretted it like a cab drive picking up a drunk with promises of no spewing.
So now we learn from the mustached horse’s mouth that Selleck never actually turned down the role. He set the record straight on Letterman, watched the interview below and the screen test too!
I will be posting updates of all of tonight’s Oscar action here in this post and live tweeting – so refresh every so often. You can check out all of the nominations below, I will RED BOLD the winners as they are announced. Check out Bree’s “Celebrating the Oscars” checklist here, my predictions (not hopefuls) here UPDATE: (I scored 14/24).
Here is the full list of winners:
Kevin Bacon is reprising some of his more famous roles from his great career in these UK commercials, sadly there’s no JFK bacon. The characters included are from A Few Good Men, Footloose, Apollo 13, and Friday the 13th. It’s nice to see Bacon has a great sense of humor, and you have to love his reasoning behind not including Tremors Bacon.
Watch the ads below:
Novelist and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis will team with the very talented musician, director, screenwriter and producer Rob Zombie to develop a limited series about the Manson Family murders in August 1969.
Zombie says about the project:
“I have been obsessed with this insane story since I was a kid, so obviously I jumped at the chance to be involved in this incredible project. After speaking with Bret, I immediately realized that we shared the same vision for this epic madness.”
The project is in early stages of development at Fox and if it gets the greenlight, Ellis will write the script and some additional materials and Zombie will direct. Variety reports Ellis will turn to the original historical records to “tell converging stories of people and events leading up to and after the murders, from shifting points of view.”
This is perfect territory for Zombie I think; as a director and writer he proved with works like Halloween and The Devil’s Rejects that he’s got what it takes to tell a story and give us compelling characters. With a character like Mason already built in, this could make for some compelling storytelling and direction from the production team.
FYI: Although it was not proven Manson committed a homicide himself, Manson was convicted of first-degree murder.
I started this rewatch with one purpose, to find out if this final season was as bad as I remembered. The X-Files had enjoyed a fairly sizable audience for most of its run, but fan’s jumped ship in droves during the airing of this final season. Was it simply because of X-Files fatigue? Had the show gone on too long? Was Mulder that big of a draw that the show couldn’t thrive without him?
After watching the nineteen episodes that make up season nine…I might have an answer. Continue reading to find out more, see the complete scoreboard for season nine, and the final score for the season on a whole.
This is it, the series finale of The X-Files. This show has had the greatest mysteries, the most disturbing monsters, and the best characters of any show I’ve ever watched. Without a doubt it’s a classic and will certainly be remembered for years and years and years. Over the course of nine years the show has built up quite a lot of unanswered questions about the mythology, would this finale answer them all or leave us hanging once again?