I live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband and our sons Riley (7) and Dylan (5). Prior to August 2010 I spent many years as a software marketer, these days I work from home as a freelance writer. I enjoy photography, comic books, R-rated movies, and things that smell like coconut.
Antonius being the guy with the ... um, the guy in the story who ... huh. *licks finger, pages rapidly through trilogy* Hang on a second, there never WAS an Antonius in Mockingjay, or any of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games novels for that matter.
I'm a little late to the Sons of Anarchyfinale discussion because I didn't watch it until last night, but can you BELIEVE the craziness that went down in the last episode of the season? The show started out kind of slow, but it definitely ended with a gasp. I will never be able to carve a turkey again without involuntarily shuddering, that's for sure.
If you're all caught up with the finale, I've got some great info/teases from show creator/twisted sadist Kurt Sutter on the most burning questions we all had as the credits rolled. Like: what was it like shooting that stupendously gruesome scene, what's next for the folks left in play, and who will be left standing when the dust settles in the next and final season.
If you were to tell me there was a movie reboot of Rosemary's Baby in the works, I'd probably get all huffy and launch into my tiresome screed about how Hollywood's reluctance to take a risk on original stories is inexorably turning the film industry into a never-ending series of watered-down remakes cranked out by franchise-driven, profit-slobbering studio execs (I will make an exception for the new Godzilla trailer, because it looks bitchin'), but guess what? It's not a movie version of Rosemary's Baby that's happening, it's a TV VERSION.
Of course, there still might be something salvageable in that news, assuming it was an HBO project or even AMC or FX. But no. It's NBC who announced the remake. NBC, who apparently wasn't happy taking a giant steaming crap on The Sound of Music, has sunk their teeth into yet another classic story, only this one's about as unsuited for network television as it's possible to be.
I'm only partway through season 2 of Homeland, but I have conflicted feelings about Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody. On the one hand, I guess I'm supposed to feel that way, so I can't blame him for the fact that his character makes my skin crawl. On the other hand, I feel like a different actor could have made Brody a more compelling part of the storyline (so I'm not always rooting for the camera to leave him behind in favor of Saul, who is majestic and perfect in every way).
My point here is that I don't think Damian Lewis is in such a lofty position performance-wise that he has the right to be publicly slamming any legendary actors, much less Sir Ian McKellen. But since he went ahead and did just that -- using "fruity" as a pejorative, even -- I am greatly enjoying McKellen's response, which was exactly as classy and eloquent as you'd imagine it would be.
I bet you woke up today and you were all, WHAT I NEED IS A SUPER-WEIRD TRAILER FROM THE MATRIX CREATORS THAT STARS MILA KUNIS AS SOME SORT OF GENETICALLY SUPERIOR HOT CHICK AND CHANNING TATUM AS AN ELF-EARED SPACE BOUNTY HUNTER TYPE DUDE.
Well slow your roll, Caps Lock, because I've got that exact preview for you this morning. It's for Jupiter Ascending, the upcoming sci-fi flick from Lana and Andy Wachowski, the trippy siblings who brought us The Matrix, V for Vendetta, and Cloud Atlas. It's hard to definitively say what Jupiter Ascending's all about based on one extremely weird two-minute clip, but I think it's safe to say you've never seen Channing Tatum quite like this before.