Wednesday, September 02, 2015

I Am Link

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--- Man of Iron - The role of Alfie Allen's uncle has been cast (does that make him Lily Allen's uncle as well?) on A Game of Thrones -- Euron Greyjoy will be played by the Danish actor Pilou Asbæk, seen giving some good sex there to the left. I actually think he's great casting physically if nothing else -- I guess he was in Lucy but all I remember about Lucy is that great big black blob at the end so I can't say if he's a good actor. But he looks kinda like Alfie. The role of Euron is a good one, too.
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--- Big Bad Bots - I really don't link over to Monster Brains often enough -- it's such a wonderful site. If you're unfamiliar they've been scanning in archives and archives of little-known and seen horror and science-fiction art for several years now; to fall down the well of their making is to never be seen again. Anyway I bring them up today because somebody pointed me to this original art-work from HG Wells' book War of the Worlds, drawn by Henrique Alvim Correa, and it's breathtaking stuff. The internet is ten thousand percent a better place because of what MB does.
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--- And Speaking of endless awesomeness, our pal Stacie Ponder made an announcement over at Final Girl yesterday -- she's writing a book! Well two actually but let's not get ahead of herself; firstly and foremost and holy shit, she's writing a book about Pascal Laugier's masterpiece of trauma Martyrs. Stacie has been promising to write something on that film ever since it came out, so we're owed a book at this point! Seriously though, I will be giving these away as Hanukkah presents.
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--- First Gere - We wished Richard Gere a happy birthday the other day with some skin of his in that Breathless movie but if you want a more comprehensive take on his career check out this list of 66 things you might not know about him (66 because that's how old he turned, not because he is the devil). I didn't know he was in the original Broadway stage version of Bent way back in 1980, that's pretty crazy! (And I guess Ian McKellen did the original version in London.) God what I would've given to see that!
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--- Cut Wife Comeback - Just like there was in the first season of Penny Dreadful, there was loads to love about the second season of Penny Dreadful. And somehow, inexplicably to this non-fan, Patti Lupone's small role ended up teetering towards the top. I don't know, it's crazy! But she was wonnnnderful on the show. So I'm happy to hear she's going to be back for the third season, but I gotta admit the news that she's playing a different character (which makes sense seeing as what happened to her character last time around!) gives me pause since that role might have been a fluke, and she'll have a role this time around where she annoys me, per her usual. (Thanks Mac)
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--- King Vinnie - We were just talking about Vincent Cassel last night (he will be the villain in the next Bourne movie) so we may as well share the trailer to his new film Partisan, which starts off with him shirtless and speeds right on to more shirtless, more shirtless, and we have speedo, and is therefore in my good graces right off the bat. Watch the trailer right here. In the film is about Cassel leads a cult that trains kids to be killers; it's out on October 2nd. 
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--- Scream Forever - I was hoping that our pal Glenn Dunks would write up something on the passing of Wes Craven (I think Glenn and I first bonded over our love for the Scream films, which Glenn once went through Scene by Scene at his old blog) and he did for The Film Experience, and it's a lovely ode to the man and what he meant to those of us who loved him and his movies, go read it. I wrote up a little thing on Sunday night when the news broke, in case you missed it; we have more coming here tomorrow though, so stay tuned.
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3 comments:

sissy in hwd said...

I saw BENT on Broadway with Gere and David Dukes (RIP). I had a major crush on Gere at the time so there was no missing it. I remember the play being very harrowing to watch but not being very good. The scene where they make-love verbally was great and the two leads HOT. As I recall Michael York replaced Gere in the run.

Stacie Ponder said...

You're such a pal. :)

Daniel Walber said...

Pilou Asbaek is great! He was excellent in A Hijacking and he hosted Eurovision in 2014. It was weird.