Tuesday, April 17, 2012


So I didn't have time/energy to write anything this weekend, but here is my weekly post as usual, though the fact that my "r" on my keyboard doesn't work properly so writing is kinda annoying. That didn't fortunately stop me from quote hunting.

"Its in my DNA, just like it's in porcelain's (Kurt Hummel) DNA to poop rainbow glitter"
- Sue Sylvester
Jane Lynch on Glee

"Well that's where I live, and those are my friends. And, Russell, my life is just as important as your life. If you want to get with me, you're going to have to get with my friends -- and that is a Spice Girls song."
Zooey Deschanel on New Girl

"She feels great. Her spirits are high. The whole family's high. There's your headline" 
Ty Burell on Modern Family

"-She's blasting West Side Story.
-Yeah she does that so the intruders think there are guys rumbling with knives and stuff."
-Chris and Reagan
Will Arnett and Christina Applegate on Up All Night

 One of the biggest TV news last week was when Simpsons-creator Matt Groening supposedly revealed the mysterious location of Springfield. He was quoted saying that it was in Oregon, U.S. But then later he told that wasn't the case. He said that Springfield is named after its namesake in Oregon, but not that it is the same town. A bit odd way to talk about Springfield in his interview, when he could have guessed how people would read that part. You can find the full interview here.

Another big story of  last week: Betty White is on twitter. Though the 90-yo actress told Jay Leno in a recent interview she doesn't own a computer, she seems to be doing fine on Twitter. She even got her Hot In Cleveland co-star Valerie Bertinelli confused who then tweeted that it wasn't real Betty White who was using @BettyMWhite. I really admire White for her energy, she has currently two TV shows on-air: Hot In Cleveland and Betty White's Off Their Rockers. The latter one is a reality show where old people prank younger people. What could be more fun? Check it out.

I'm really looking forward to this evening's new Glee episode, which is a tribute to Saturday Night Fever. The episode includes such classic songs as Disco Inferno, Boogie Shoes, How Deep is Your Love and Stayin' Alive. It is also the first episode to star Alex Newell from Project Glee, who came in 4th and got a 2 episode arc on the show. As a huge fan of Disco music this is just what I need. Here is one of the performances of the upcoming episode: 

Then some sad news for us 30 Rock fans. It seems like the seventh season will be the shows last one. Alec Baldwin has been kinda loose cannon for multiple seasons and some have speculated he'd quit the show. But he and Tina Fey are both signed  for seventh season. It wasn't till recently that I got worried when Tina Fey told that the end of the show is on the horizon. The show has recently had pretty low ratings and not so great reviews. Even so, seven seasons is pretty amazing for a show that was almost under cancellation threat after its first season, but has since then fought its way to our hearts.

Even if 30 Rock calls it quits after seventh season, its not like we wont see Tina Fey anymore. She is currently in talks of starring in Nancy Meyers' new comedy The Intern, about a woman hiring an 70-yo intern. Will be fun to see who they cast as the intern, HuffPost suggests Jack Nicholson. I have a lot of faith in this movie, not just because of Fey, but for Meyers too. She has directed and written two of my favourite comedies: Somethings Gotta Give and It's Complicated.

Another funny-lady is closing in on a movie deal too. Jennifer Aniston has been linked to the We're the Millers comedy, about a man (on current castings Jason Sudekis) who hires a fake family to accompany him while he smuggles drugs across the country. The cast might still see some changes, since the movie has been under production since 2006. If this happens, it might actually be kinda good, like Horrible Bosses which is the last movie the two starred in together.

To continue my report about great comediennes, I'll complete the list with Sofia Vergara. She has been revealed to star in her own reality show for Spanish YouTube channel NuevOn. It will feature her and her son as they live the "Hollywood Latino life". Even though the show will most likely be fully in Spanish, she is so amazing I just might have to sit down with Google Translator open and watch it anyways.

Let's not totally forget the men though. Ben Kingsley is reportedly attached to play the villain in Iron Man 3, which is set to start shooting this year, current news tell that it will be shot in China. There has been no news on who he will play, just some speculations, but he has the range to play almost any kind of character. But before Iron Man 3, Marvels mega-superhero-smash-up  Avengers is hitting theaters worldwide on May 5th, and is already rumoured to challenge Hunger Games for the #1 spot in 2012 box office success.

Speaking of Hunger Games. Almost right after the release of the movie, the talks began about who will direct the next in the series. After much speculation, Gary Ross said he was leaving the project, because he felt that he didn't have enough time to prepare the script. This in turn was caused by Jennifer Lawrence's schedule, who is obligated by contract to star in the upcoming X-Men First Class sequel. That girl is in demand! On the other hand I feel sad about Ross leaving, because he did kinda good work on introducing the world of Hunger Games to the public, but on the other hand I'm happy, because he only "kinda" did it, and I look forward to see other takes on the series.

Then some very exciting casting news. While Disney has not confirmed any castings, inside sources say that Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson have been cast for leading roles in an upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks. The film tells the story how Walt Disney (Hanks) got P.L. Travers (Thompson) to sign up the rights for the Mary Poppins movie. This is a movie I'm really looking forward to see, because I love Mary Poppins and I'm very interested about Walt Disney. Based on Kelly Marcel's Black List script and directed by John Lee Hancock, this movie is sure to get recognized by the Oscars.

Another movie I'm really looking forward to see, is the newest Tarantino, coming out this December, Django Unchained. The movie is basically about a freed slave who is trying to get his wife back, but with Tarantino directing its not that simple. The movie has an amazing cast that includes Christopher Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson. Well anyways, my point was that it got a new poster. It has very Olly Moss-feeling, but I wasn't able to find the artist behind this piece of art.

Yet another movie I wish to see, is a TV movie by HBO films, which has recently made such great dramas as Game Change and Cinema Verite, both amazing. Their newest film Hemingway & Gellhorn focuses on the namesake's love story and struggles. The TV movie premiers on HBO in May and it stars Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, The lead stars also covered latest W Magazine, see the photos here. And here is the trailer:

Maybe this weekend I'll get to writing again. If not, weekly coming up Tuesday.

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