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And I Won't Get Any Older, Now the Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes: Six Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | September 30, 2012 | Comments ()


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I find the Important Stuff so you don't have to.


6. "The Angels Take Manhattan" Made Me Cry Like a Baby (*No Spoilers).

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Let's just get that out of the way. Moffat unexpectedly broke my cold, stony heart. You can commiserate in the comments, but please--don't go spoileriffic down there. Do it in C. Rob's sure-to-be-heartwarming column, Monday.


5. The Hollywood Reporter Went Deeper into the Cruise/Miscavige "Bromance."

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Carrying on with Vanity Fair's Scientology exposé, THR spoke with various ex-Scientologists about the hold chairman David Miscavige may have over Tom Cruise. If all the stuff I've been reading out there is true, I almost feel sorry for the guy. Persistant rumors have it that Cruise has allegedly confessed homosexual affairs--as well as problems he had with Nicole Kidman and/or their children--and that Miscavige has used those secrets to keep Cruise in the organization, and to privately mock the actor. As much as both Scientology and Cruise continue to deny any and all of these sordid tales, calling them the work of anti-Scientologists, there comes a point when so many different accounts of the same story start to ring true.


4. And Speaking of Scientology, Apparently The Organization Wants to Distance Themselves from Half Sack.

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This week, 28 year old "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis fell to his death after he allegedly killed his landlord (and her cat). Lewis, who is rumored to have been on drugs, have had a mental illness--or both, was at one time involved with Scientology's drug rehab group, Narconon. His parents are both Scientologists. But perhaps the group has had enough bad press lately, as pictures and references to Lewis are being removed from its affiliated web sites. You may remember Tom Cruise's past references to the Scientolo-method of vitamin therapy?


3. Mark Webb and Andrew Garfield Confirmed They'll Both Return for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. (Emma Stone Is Still Negotiating.)

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Though during previous interviews Webb seemed uncertain about directing the sequel, he now seems keen on "getting pregnant again" (The director had likened reporters asking him about a sequel right when a film was done, to asking a woman who's just given birth if she wants to get preggers again). Garfield has also signed on for the sequel--which already has a release date of May 2, 2014. Expect to hear news of the third triplet within hours...


2. Prometheus' Two Blu-ray Releases and Their Myriad Special Features Were Announced; Answers Were Promised.


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Y'all know how Ridley is--clearly one Prometheus Blu-ray DVD is not enough. And seeing as we still have lingering questions, this is one time the master director may not have overestimated our thirst for information. I know I need to know what he was thinking when he put his name on it, so I have a feeling I'll be ponying up to the Big Idiot line.

Here's the extra features listing; both versions hit stores October 9th:

Prometheus 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Features:

Disc 1
● Theatrical Cut
● Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott
● Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof
● The Peter Weyland Files
● Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending
● Prometheus - Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App
Disc 2
● DVD / Digital Copy

Prometheus 4-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray Special Features:

Disc 1
● Theatrical Cut
● Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott
● Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof
● The Peter Weyland Files
● Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending
● Prometheus - Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App
Disc 2
● The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus
● Enhancement Pods
● Weyland Corp Archive
● Pre-Vis
● Screen Tests
Disc 3
● 3D Theatrical Cut of Movie
Disc 4
● DVD / Digital Copy


Meanwhile, The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray DVD Extras Will Have Plenty of Cool Stuff, But No Nolan Commentary.

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The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet combo pack (and Batman Cowl limited edition packaging upgrade) will feature the film in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 1080p video. Though once again, Nolan does no commentary (he "hates them"), there are plenty of fancy extras:

  • "THE BATMOBILE" DOCUMENTARY: Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman's arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon. (01:00)
  • ENDING THE KNIGHT: A comprehensive look into how Director Christopher Nolan and his production team made "The Dark Knight Rises" the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.
  • Production
  • The Prologue: High-Altitude Hijacking
  • Return to the Batcave
  • Beneath Gotham
  • The Bat
  • Batman vs Bane
  • Armory Accepted
  • Gameday Destruction
  • Demolishing a City Street
  • The Pit
  • The Chant
  • The War on Wall Street
  • Race to the Reactor
  • Characters
  • The Journey of Bruce Wayne
  • Gotham's Reckoning
  • A Girls Gotta Eat
  • Reflections
  • Shadows & Light in Large Format
  • The End of A Legend
  • Trailers
  • Art Galleries


1. The Sessions Released an Intriguing Trailer.

Usually, if I read about a film chronicling the life of someone paralyzed from the neck down, I immediately decide it would be too depressing to watch. Or, as in the case of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, acclaim sucked me in and I had myself a good cry. But The Sessions looks like it's going a different route and...well, go ahead and take a gander at the trailer; I'll bet you find yourself smirking. Based on the true story of writer Mark O'Brien (played by John Hawkes, Lincoln, American Gangster, "Eastbound & Down"), the film takes on his quest to have a sex life with the help of a surrogate (Helen Hunt). William H. Macy plays a wry priest and Adam Arkin, O'Brian's therapist. The Sessions premiered at Sundance and won the Audience Award and the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize; it hits theaters October 19th.


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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • otto

    The landlord that Lewis killed had a name. It was Catherine Davis, and she was a kind, generous, and beautiful soul. It is incredibly sad that she is being virtually ignored in nearly all the coverage of this awful incident.

  • Kala

    I can't wait to see The Sessions, if for nothing else than to be able to exchange the image of psycho John Hawkes from Martha,Marcy,May,Marlene for something more palatable. He's one hell of an actor, but seeing Hawkes get his evil on makes me cry, "No, Sol Starr, no!"

    I suspect that this film might cop out and go cheesy at the end, but William H. Macy plays an adorable priest so I say win/win.

  • DominaNefret

    I was totally meh on this episode. I wanted to be heartbroken, but I felt nothing. I also saw the ending coming a mile away.

  • wesbryant

    not to be a rainer on the parade but just becuse someone can't go to a certain city at a certain time wouldn't keep him from going to a close city at a certain time and retreiving two important items by bus. (no spoilers here!)

  • danobc

    you forgot something: the certain items need to remain in that one city or else the city will not survive the two items missing a second time.

  • Clancys_Daddy

    Four emotions on Saturday's Dr. Who.
    Son of a bitch, not again,
    WTF,
    Yay
    You Bastard,
    in that order.

  • Unless one of the Special Edition Blu Rays of Prometheus has a featurette about how the whole theatrical cut was actually a gag reel, I don't think any of my questions will be answered.

  • Malin

    I would rate last night's episode of Doctor Who as the fifth worst episode since the show was relaunched in 2005, after the God-awful Silurian two-parter, Fear Her (the David Tennant one with the little girl and the scribble monster and that absolutely atrocious Olympic Games bit at the end), and the most recent Christmas Special.

    Interestingly, I've really liked the other three non-Moffat episodes this season, and in three of them, I didn't even hate Amy. It seems I just hate the way Moffat writes her, and her relationship with Rory. Not only did the episode not make me cry, it made me actively dread any other episodes this season written by Moffat, and with each new episode, where he sadly rehashes ideas he's already used better elsewhere, I become more disillusioned and disappointed with his earlier episodes as well, some of which I used to love once.

    It all makes me very upset, because I truly love the show. Yesterday's episode was a huge let-down, even with the extremely lowered expectations I had beforehand. At least my darling Rory won't have to be slapped or verbally abused for comic effect, or killed yet again to wring some more tears out of the audience anymore. I just really hope the new companion isn't as shrewish and annoying as Amy and River Song, or as completely bland and characterless as Renette in The Girl in the Fireplace or Abigail in A Christmas Carol. But as she's a woman written by Steven Moffat, I'm not getting my hopes up.

  • Darlene

    I hated the episode, too. You are not alone.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Here's the thing that makes it clear you're unreasonable and holding a grudge. And it's not that you hated the episode, because I can see how that's possible (the thing is, the Angels benefit best from atmosphere, and once the cast was together they bailed on the noir vibe and went straight-- not ideal). What it is that even if we assume this is terrible, there are at least five episodes more worthy of being the five worst episodes of Doctor Who than this one. That is, this could not be anything better than the sixth worst episode of Doctor Who, it's just physically not possible.

    Also the five worst episodes have to include A Christmas Carol (it makes sense only as fanfic, people), Curse of the Black Spot and the first shot at Doctor Lite. That's two spots left and there are, clearly, massively more deserving candidates than Angels Take Manhattan to fill those spots.

    But yes, he absolutely and excessively recycles roughly the same five ideas he's had through the course of the show. This is unavoidably true.

  • Rocabarra

    Everyone knows that any decent DVD set must include a gag reel. None of the sets you've mentioned seem to include this.

    2 out of 10: would not buy.

  • Holly

    I've loved DW for the longest time, and I do hate to be that person, however... this season's just not doing it for me. I did like the first and the second episode (I mean, Nerfertiti and dinosaurs!), but what came next? And this one? For a moment I though Moffat might pull out a Donna Noble-wtf-how-could-you-do-this-to-my-heart departure, which could maybe try to overshadow all the plot holes, but no such luck. I'd be angry, but at least I'd feel something. I'm hoping the new companion will bring better story telling with her.

  • Tinkerville

    Yup. My thoughts exactly. I wanted so badly to be heart broken or shocked or something, but just felt disappointed instead.

  • ZombieNurse

    I concur. I felt like I missed something.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I agree, too. The first half of the episode was pretty great, but the rest felt just... thrown in there for completeness' sake.

  • BWeaves

    Agreed.

  • Green Lantern

    Man I'm glad you guys said something...I thought it was just me! Oh I felt bad, but more...um...incomplete? Disappointed? Can't really put my finger on it.

  • POINGjam

    I love when British TV does American episodes. The actors always have the worst regional dialects, like they're the only American actor in town who can fudge a Brooklyn accent.

  • Renton

    Now you get to see things from our perspective! The horror of Simon Moon (Daphne's brother in Frasier) still hurts my brain.

  • POINGjam

    Oh yeah, a bad British accent is just as distracting. Or child actors doing southern accents. Awful.

  • Leelee

    I was such a mess at that episode, even though I thought I wouldn't care a jot.
    Moffat made me feel, dammit.

  • Kate at June

    I pretty much cried non stop through the last 10 minutes. That brief respite was not cool, Moffat.
    ...and then I intermittently cried for about 20 minutes after it ended....

  • Zuffle

    Oh Godtopus, I cried like a little bitch too, against my better judgment. The swell of the orchestra was just too much.

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