Poor Nicholas Hoult. Both of his big movies, Jack the Giant Killer and Warm Bodies, have been pushed back to 2013. I was especially looking forward to Warm Bodies, because Jonathan Levine’s track record is incredible so far: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Wackness, and 50/50. Ah well. Maybe I’ll just have to do a Skins UK rewatch.
The River premiered! I’ve been hearing about it since last summer, so it’s about goddamned time. I always have really high hopes for genre shows, because they’re so hard to get right, especially on network TV. I have to say, I was a little iffy on it during the first half, but then they got me with that fucking creepy doll tree in the second.
I can tell that a few of the characters are going to get on my nerves, but otherwise I’m in. DVR season pass is set.
To be fair, this did have a pretty good shot at maintaining my viewership because of my lover Joe Anderson. So pretty. But when will someone let him be British?!
Read a little thing telling me that hot piece James Wolk is going to be on Happy Endings, playing Max’s boyfriend. I’ve been waiting for my boy Max to get some play, and I’m happy it’s someone so freaking adorable.
Total Film has woken Michael Fassbender up. When he strides into the London hotel suite where we’re waiting for him he admits jovially that he just “dropped off next door”…
No surprise. The 34-year-old Irishman has been busy jetting around the globe (“Toronto, New York, then back here, then New York again and then Paris…” he reels off when we ask why he’s pooped) promoting two awards botherers; stark (in every way) sex addict treatise Shame from Steve McQueen, and David Cronenberg’s psycho-sexual period drama A Dangerous Method….
I looooooooove Midnight in Paris. It’s just…wonderful and lovely and magic. It’s also filled with great performances like Allison Pill and Tom Hiddleston as Zelda & F Scott, Kathy Bates as Gertrude Stein, Adrien Brody as Dali, and Corey Stoll as Hemingway. Now, all of these were played exactly how I imagine these mythical creatures to be, but maybe none moreso than Hemingway, who was an arrogant misogynist dickhead but also compelling and mischievous - I’d totally hit it.
That look Matt Czuchry gave after the nature of Will & Alicia’s relationship was questioned? Some of the best acting on the show this season, no joke. Cary barely had any lines this episode but he was still so, so good.
James Marsden never really did anything for me in my younger days, back in the time of Gossip and Disturbing Behavior. I thought he was boring, to be honest. I didn’t even really care for him as Cyclops. But then he popped up in The Notebook, and all of a sudden he was incredibly charming. Like, Allie honestly could have stayed with him instead of going back to Noah and I would have totally understood. Then he was in Hairspray and he was adorable and could sing and wore the SHIT out of a purple suit.
AND THEN he was in Enchanted, and it was, like, fuck he’s HILARIOUS too and it was over and now I love him so much.