Thursday, December 06, 2012

I Am Link

--- Suck This - I still don't watch The Vampire Diairies (I know, I know, you've told me a thousand times) but that's not going to stop me from linking to this tribute to all of its shirtlessness, duh.

 --- The Past Is Present - I just finished reading Stephen King's book 11/22/63 a week or two ago - that's the one about tiem travel and the JFK assassination - and I really liked it quite a bit. Def. recommended. It's one of the best things he's done recently (although to be honest I only read every fourth or fifth thing he puts out these days). Anyway Jonathan Demme was working on a script with King but The Playlist is reporting that ain't gonna happen - I guess they couldn't see eye to eye on how to turn a very very long dense book into a single film. It's gonna be tough nigh impossible, no doubt. Screams for a miniseries.

--- Bone Riders - You had me at cannibalistic troglodytes! Timothy Olyphant don't hurt neither. He's going to star in Bone Tomahawk, along with Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, and Richard Jenkins, as a group of fellows that come into conflict with the cannibalistic troglodytes in question. I just wanna keep saying that - cannibalistic troglodytes cannibalistic troglodytes cannibalistic troglodytes!

--- Storm Fronts - James Marsden and Halle Berry might be in Bryan Singer's X-Men Flays of Doodoo Puss too, joining all the other former and new mutants in one big sexy mutant orgy through time and space and so so many special effects. Oh, and I can't wait to see what terrible wig Halle gets this time!

--- Knight Writer - Today Aaron live-blogged his first viewing of The Dark Knight Rises over at Electronic Cerebrectomy - I haven't read it all yet since it's long, but no doubt, this being Aaron, it'll be worth reading; his stuff always is.
--- Play Footie - That soccer bio-pic starring beautiful Brazilian Rodrigo Santoro called Heleno is out this weekend here in NYC; I reviewed it way back in July, and found it a mixed bag... indeed the review at The Playlist today pretty much makes the exact same points I did. So we must be right! It's the only opinion to have. Still, Rodrigo is so damn handsome in it.
--- The Pale Man Sings - Guillermo Del Toro is working on a stage musical version of Pan's Labyrinth, and the music and lyrics are being written by Paul Williams (aka he wrote "The Rainbow Connection"!!!) and Gustavo Santaolalla (aka he wrote the music to Brokeback Mountain!!!). I mean, what kind of response can I even make to that?

--- Brothers in Pelts - I knew this movie Seventh Son sounded familiar (they just released the first pair of pictures, including a goth-tastic Julianne Moore) and sure enough I'd posted about it, just because it stars Ben Barnes and Kit Harington, which is like Teen Beat exploded all over my face. Plus Moore and Olivia Williams! I'm so there, I don't give a shit what it's about.
--- The Golden Girls - Joe Reid takes on where the Best Actress race for the Oscars stands right now - I pretty much like all of the performances being talked up that I have seen. Lawrence is wonderful, Cotillard is wonderful, Riva is wonderful, Wallis is wonderful (although honestly I think she's too young for this kind of recognition - they should bring back their juvie award). The only name on his list that would make me angry is Helen Mirren, who played some ridiculous clown-person instead of Alma Hitchcock.

--- Rusted Lady - Speaking of Marion in Rust and Bone though, fellow TFE contributor Jose wrote up a great piece on her performance at Pop Matters. I hope she gets some traction, she's a marvelous actress and that film, which I just sorta reviewed the other day, is a marvel.

--- And finally, my pal Sean reviews the much anticipated by good geeks everywhere box of illustrated maps for George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire saga called The Lands of Ice and Fire. I'm really annoyed that I asked for this for Christmas, because I'm sick of waiting to see if I get it or not - I just should've bought it for myself! Patience is murder!

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