I'll keep this one short, since I totally forgot about my monthly post again, so I'll try to write it today on top of everything else I have to do. Well here are some quotes again:
"We must, we must,
we must increase our bust,
the bigger the better,
the tighter the sweater.
The boys depend on us!"
Jane Leeves on Hot in Cleveland
"I'm going to rescue all the babies in the town... only the babies"
John DiMaggio (voice actor) on Adventure Time
"-Do you ever think about what you are saying?
-Yeah, I do. I think, wow that's brilliant. I should say that out loud. Then I say it out loud and it's spectacular. It exceeds my expectations"
-Jane and Brad
Eliza Coupe and Damon Wayans Jr. on Happy Endings
"-But you said he was going to be all right?!
-Yeah. He lost his left hand, so he is going to be "all right"."
-Lucille and Dr. Fishman
Jessica Walters and Ian Roberts on Arrested Development
This time I don't have a lot of TV news, but I think that compensates for my weekend post. But the first one is pretty big one for all supporting actors in TV movies and mini-series. The Emmy awards have decided to combine leading and supporting actor/actress awards, so that both male and female awards now have six nominees. This doesn't bode well for the supporting cast, since it's hard to think that the Academy would overlook the lead roles. For example, last year Maggie Smith wouldn't have won anything as Kate Winslet would have won for Mildred Pierce, even though both did an amazing job. Guess we will have to wait and see if the new system will be fair to all nominees.
This year New Girl is in competition with all the other series at Emmy's too, let's hope they have better luck there than at the Golden Globes last year. Maybe their new idea will help in that, Zooey Deschanel hinted that there might be an musical episode if it fits their plotline. She is part of She & Him music duo, and she was even nominated for a Grammy last year for her song in the newest Winnie The Pooh-movie. Let's see what they come up with.
Downton Abbey fever has hit Jimmy Fallon too, about a month or so ago he did his first spoof on the show, called Downton Sixbey (the studio where Fallon films his talkshow is 6B, hence Sixbey). Well anyways, the first one was pretty funny too, but this one is even better and it has great guest stars, and of course Fred Armisen. I can't believe these guys get paid for this, and look at the quality of their short film!
Then on to movies. First some casting news, or rather who did not get cast. One of the most coveted roles out there is the role of Finnick in the upcoming Chasing Fire, sequel to Hunger Games. The character is supposed to be like the most handsome guy around, so obviously lot of actors want the role. Robert Pattinson was the first guy to be rumoured to get the role, thank god he said that wasn't true and he wasn't interested. Then E!Online reported that Armie Hammer, Garret Hedlund and Taylor Kitsch were number one candidates for Lionsgate, but that they might also go for a nobody. Now Kitsch has denied these rumours, so it's kinda hard to know what to believe. I kinda hope they would choose someone totally new, like they did with the tributes in the first film.
I feel like I'm writing about the Maleficent every week, but they just keep releasing new characters. Australian (I have never seen this guy in anything, but he is supposed to be big Down Under) Brenton Thwaites has been cast as the prince opposite to Elle Fanning's Princess Aurora. It was not said if the prince would be named Philip like in the Disney movie. This just keeps getting more interesting.
Guy Ritchie is moving from the mean streets of London to the paradise in his next film. Sherlock Holmes director will next tackle another literature classic as he takes on Treasure Island. He has not yet attached a writer on the movie, nor have any castings been announced. But I do trust him that it will be worthwhile, let's stay tuned.
Blue Sky announced the voice cast of their new animated film Epic. Stars like Beyonce, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Aziz Ansari and Steven Tyler will lend their voice for the film. The general plotline was described as an "ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world…and ours." At least the voice talent on the movie is epic if the movie otherwise wont live up to its name.
This next news is something I know at least one of my female readers will appreciate. I know you all remember Devil Wears Prada, the book or the movie starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Well the original book is getting a new sequel, which takes place eight years after the original. Read more about the plotline here! There is no word yet if the book will be adapted as a film, but after the success of the first one, I doubt that the studios will pass this book.
After the bizarre success of Tupac hologram at Coachella, LA, this year, Marilyn Monroe has been rumoured to get the same treatment. "She" will go on tour with live musicians. The company behind this, Digicon Media, will try to premiere the show sometime this year, which happens to be the 50th anniversary of the bombshell's death. Would you pay to see "her"?
Then few pictures. The first one is the new poster for Tim Burton's return to stop-mo animation, Frankeenweenie, based on his own short-story from the 80´s, based on the idea of Frankenstein.
The second one is the first official picture from the set of Iron Man 3, which will be the first Marvel movie after Avengers (which btw rose to be the 3rd most successful movie ever after Titanic and Avatar). By the looks of it, Tony Stark has expanded his wardrobe. Click the photos to see a larger version.
Then some videos. First the official new trailers for Bourne Legacy (action!) and then Les Miserables (singing!). And the third one is not a trailer, but just so epic, it's all the spells in Harry Potter movies combined as a nice video (spellcasting!).
I try to finish my monthly post today too, though I'm going to change the title to June, though it's all the news from May, but just makes more sense, don't you think?