I'm still mulling over That Which We Do Not Speak Of, which we might as well Speak Of because we all know I'm doing it. There's basically two movie franchises that I'm locked into until the bitter end, and Harry Potter is one of them. The problem is that the first Deathly Hallows movie is pretty serious without being mock-worthily srs bsns, so I'm having trouble with it. However, I think I have found--not a gimmick, exactly, but an angle to approach it from.
Meanwhile, we had a lot of fun recording the podcast on Saturday. Since he mentioned it too, I'll go ahead and say that Mark (who is now Reading The Hunger Games) was our guest. I was the Temporary Guest Hosting for Dayna, which was a lot of fun, but I don't think there's any danger of anyone wanting me as a permanent replacement; it's like having two kinds of salt on the table instead of salt and pepper. ANYWAY MY POINT IS not to make you think it'll be a boring show, my point is GET EXCITE.
The title of this entry, by the way, refers to this:
It's really happening: Warner Brothers reboots Buffy The Vampire Slayer without Joss Whedon [Please God No]. "Details of the film are being kept under wraps, but I can say while this is not your high school Buffy, she'll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be." Have the riots started yet?
The rest of the linkspam? Is all Grade A.
Harry Potter: $125.1M weekend; Deathly Hallows Conjures Up a Franchise Record. Also: 'Harry Potter' Villains: Jason Isaacs explains how Alan Rickman and Daniel Radcliffe helped create Lucius Malfoy. YOU GUYS. HE came up with the idea for the pimp cane! And the wand being in the pimp cane! "After a second’s thought, [Columbus] said, ‘You know what, I think the toy guys are going to love you.’ He was completely right.” BRILLIANT.
Meanwhile: 'Lost' Creater Disappointed with 'Harry Potter' but says he now understands that a fan is, you know, allowed to not like stuff and still be a fan; What Do We Make of Damon Lindelof's Mea Culpa to Lost Fans?
Carey Mulligan To Seduce Leonardo DiCaprio In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby.'
'Cowboys And Aliens' Trailer Features A Badass Daniel Craig... And Harrison Ford's Big Comeback?; EXCLUSIVE: Jon Favreau's 'Cowboys & Aliens' Trailer Commentary. My Deathly Hallows audience burst into laughter when they saw the title at the end of the trailer. It was so awesome.
'Green Lantern' Trailer: Freakish Heads and So Much Green Stuff; Ryan Reynolds Named Sexiest Man Alive By People Magazine (shine on, corporate synergy!); Another Terrifying Look at Peter Sarsgaard in Green Lantern.
New 'Green Hornet' (NOT Lantern) Trailer.
Christopher Nolan Narrows 'Dark Knight Rises' Casting List To Six Actresses, Two Female Leads; 'The Dark Knight Rises' Villain Rumor: Tom Hardy Playing Dr. Hugo .
Aronofsky Talks about Why He Chose to Direct 'The Wolverine.'
Zooey Deschanel Rumored For 'Spider-Man' Cast.
'Tangled' Will Be Final Disney Fairytale -- Is That a Good Thing?; 'Tangled' Review: A Disney Twist on the Princess Formula. ETA: Or not.
'Superman' Casting Rumors: 'Watchmen's Matthew Goode New Frontrunner. I'm torn between "Wha?" and "OOOOOOH" at this point.
39 Seconds of 'Sucker Punch' Madness.
First Look at John Cusack as Poe in The Raven.
'Source Code' Trailer: 'Moon's Duncan Jones Returns with More Smart Sci-Fi.
Daniel Day-Lewis To Star In 'Lincoln' For Director Steven Spielberg And DreamWorks.
Warner Bros To Make Another JFK Conspiracy Film, This Time With Leonardo DiCaprio.
'Red Riding Hood' Trailer, Warner Brothers' Attempt to Capture the 'Twilight' Crowd.
Speaking of which, 'Twilight' Cast Will Have Small Army Protecting Them During 'Breaking Dawn' Shoot.
And finally: Mark Wahlberg Aware of 'The Happening' Being Awful. "We’d actually had the luxury of having lunch before to talk about another movie, and it was a bad movie that I did. [Amy Adams] dodged the bullet. I don’t want to tell you what movie… All right, The Happening with M. Night Shyamalan. It is what it is. Fucking trees, man, the plants. Fuck it." Yeah.