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And Lenny Bruce Is Not Afraid: Six Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | May 5, 2013 | Comments ()


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6. Keira Knightley Got Hitched.

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In a small ceremony at the Mazan town hall, 28 year old Knightley married Klaxons keyboard player, James Righton. Saturday evening, Knightly's mother hosted the reception for about 50 friends and family. It's kinda nice to see a movie star going small.

5. The Star Wars Episode VII: The Junior Jedi Trailer Debuted.

It may not be official, but it's pretty freakin' adorable. Three kids and one adult equal high enthusiasm and low production costs.

4. Showtime's New Season 8 Poster and Teaser Suggested "Dexter's" End Times.

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And frankly, at this point it would be a relief. The show has had more than a good run and Michael C. Hall is brilliant as an impossibly lovable serial killer, but it's well past time we all move on. The final season of "Dexter" adds Charlotte Rampling as Dr. Evelyn Vogel (aka "The Psychopath Whisperer"), but it looks like Deb could pose the bigger threat.

And Speaking of Overrun End Times, HBO Released the "True Blood" Season 6 Trailer.

It's a long way down, and "True Blood" has fallen far. What was once clever and cutting edge devolved into boring farce, and characters we can't stand the sight of any longer. Nothing can or should save this show from its own true death.

3. Christopher Nolan's Intersteller Cast Grew.

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Nolan's upcoming science fiction space exploration features wormholes, time-travel, Matthew McConaughey, and a script co-written by the director and his brother Jonathan. This past week saw two cast additions: First up, Michael Caine, who has appeared in several Nolan films (The Presitge, The Dark Knight series, and Inception); the actor says he and Nolan are "each others' good luck charms." Secondly, hot actress of the moment Jessica Chastain is unofficially confirmed as one of the film's leads. (Anne Hathaway also has a role, but we'll try to forget about that.) Plot details are--as always with Nolan--scarce, but if I could buy a ticket right now, I would. Interstellar is scheduled for a November 7, 2014 release.

2. Kevin Feige Confirmed Doctor Strange Is Next on the List of Marvel Explorations.

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In a recent interview, the Marvel Studio President revealed the Doctor Strange film is expected to be one of the next films, following the start of Phase Three. "Dr. Strange is something that I talk about often and it's sort of next up for us to dig into and explore. Our executive producer of Iron Man 3, having done Captain America: The First Avenger and as that was finishing he started working on the bones that would become Iron Man 3, and now that he's finished with Iron Man 3, he's working on the bones that would become Doctor Strange."

1. Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield Introduced the First Ender's Game Footage.

Preceding next Tuesday's full trailer, Summit Entertainment released this clip with two of the film's stars introducing a bit of footage. Based on Orson Scott Card's popular science fiction novel, Ender's Game features Ford as Colonel Hyrum Graff at "Battle School," where children are trained in the art of war against aliens; Butterfield is Ender Wiggin, dubbed as "the military's great hope," and Ben Kingsley stars as Mazer Rackham, Ender's instructor at "Command School." Ender's Game also stars Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Aramis Knight and Viola Davis; it hits theaters November 1st.

Cindy Davis, (Twitter) will watch Ben Kingsley in just about anything.







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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • Tiffany Speegle

    Season 4 of True Blood was a slippery slope, Season 5 pulled it out of the flaming pits of Hell, and Season 6 looks like a whole lot of fun to me. Anything is better than those God awful sap-fest novels Charlaine Harris is putting out - I got bored/sufficiently irritated on book 5 when Sookie started dry humping were-tigers wearing Genie pants in her kitchen...not even a better love story than Twilight.

  • e jerry powell

    Okay, now I need to go bleach that mental image from my brain.

    Hell, only Jean M. Auel went downhill faster.

  • marigi

    So now the Klaxons could find the time to make a new album, already!!!!!

  • Did you know there's a new (and supposedly last) Sookie Stackhouse book coming out? I saw giant ads for it at Walmart and was kind of grossed out. Wasn't there a new one like six months ago? She churns those shitty things out by the dozen, which explains why they're so consistently terrible.

    And I've read all of them, so yeah, I'm terrible.

  • e jerry powell

    If Anne Rice can do it, why not?

  • AudioSuede

    Anne Hathaway also has a role, but we’ll try to forget about that.

    I guess the new, less "bitchy" Pajiba is getting phased out again, huh?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Jessica Chastain...looks kind of draggy in that picture. Weird. Also weird - there are no glamour shots of Michael Caine to post? But is Cindy a Hathahater? Anne does well by Nolan and vice versa.

    That's a sweet Junior Jedis clip, especially since I just watched my 8 year old nephew and his friends run around wielding light sabers.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Cindy Davis will watch Ben Kingsley in just about anything.

    Well that works out perfectly, Cindy, since Sir Ben will appear in just about anything.

  • idiosynchronic

    I was going to say Sir Ben will appear in any racial drag for a paycheck.

  • e jerry powell

    I'm sure you meant Terrence Stamp.

  • Bodhi

    The first season of TB is still sexy as hell! I have no clue where they are going with the "plot", but as long as my IL's have their mega cable package, I can come over & watch mah stories.

    The first handful of books were pretty damn good, but the latest 3 or 4 are, well, stupid.

  • $27019454

    That first season. I'll never get over it. What the fuck happened?

  • e jerry powell

    Not nearly enough fucking for my taste, I'll say that much.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I will hate watch True Blood solely to see the schoolgirl Jessica scene. Because I can't control my penis.

  • Mrs. Julien

    You could control your p&nis. You choose not to.

  • e jerry powell

    Jessica could control his penis far better, but that wasn't the question, was it?

  • $27019454

    I loathe what True Blood has become in equal proportion to how much I loved it in its first season. God. So sad. Remember characters like Amy? Eddie the Vampire, and Rene?

  • DominaNefret

    Holy Shit!!
    That song used in the True Blood trailer is by friends of mine!
    Bottom of the River - by Delta Rae.
    So. Cool.

  • DarcyMcCarbomb

    Why state Keira Knightley's age, but not her husband's?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    because no one cares about her husband?

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Because it is absolutely vital that we keep a timer running on just how cobweb-ridden every single woman's uterus is growing. For some reason, apparently.

    Also because when you marry someone direct from the 80s, it's hard to calculate ages?

  • nrvs

    The only way Harrison Ford could look like he gave less of a fuck is if he wasn't there.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Doesn't Harrison Ford kind of always look like he couldn't give even one fuck about anything? It's his shtick, he's basically real-life Han Solo. You could tell him he's the greatest actor of his generation and he'd just look at you and go, "I know," like you're a fucking asshole for saying something so obvious.

    Also it's awesome.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    No, Ford sparkles on camera - he has an energy. There he was a black hole. But since he was introducing that a trailer will be coming out - let me repeat - that is an introduction for a piece of marketing for a movie 6 months away I don't blame him for being a black hole in that blip.

  • nrvs

    You are both wrong. Ford hasn't given a fuck (and not in the good way) for a very long time now. Either of you seen Cowboys vs Aliens? Indy 4? No the man looks like he forgot that he used to love movies.

  • e jerry powell

    Calista Flockhart?

  • chanohack

    And the heartbreaking Ender's Game dilemma thickens.

  • Maguita NYC

    re: True Blood.

    This trailer reminded me why I started hating True Blood: Bitter disappointment caused by shitty story lines, centered around secondary and tertiary characters, while the fan favorites hardly get a line or two per episode. Even Skarsgard nudity is not going to pull me in, much less Stephen Moyer's.

    The only way for me to watch this is to add Jason Momoa to the cast, and have him strip each and every episode.

  • I agree with you on everything except for the Skarsgard nudity. I would sit through pretty much anything to watch that man naked. I'm talking tax audit, OB exam, and the final season of The Office if Skarsgard naked was part of the deal.

  • Maguita NYC

    Meh, lost interest after season 4. Here is one for your calendar as a reminder of past good times (note the cross-eyed smize).

  • e jerry powell

    I can't hear the eyes for the abs.

  • $27019454

    Does nothing for me. Mostly because of the dead, half-empty delivery of every line. Half-witted dolt. UN-sexy.

  • PDamian

    For some reason, True Blood never appealed to me (odd, as I'm a horror fan), and after watching a couple of episodes during the first season without feeling much about them, I stopped watching altogether. But naked Jason Momoa every episode would definitely make me a fan. He wouldn't even have to say anything -- just strip.

  • Maguita NYC

    It's not horror at all, not even in the books. Fantasy. More like poorly written fantasy.

    The problems started with TB's marketing genius. It wets the appetite and pulls you in with promises of quirky dark humor (see YT attachment), you tune in to watch, and realize half-way through that marketing is better thought-out and enacted than the actual series.

    The primary characters from the books are absurdly underused, and I cannot believe I'm writing this down: The books have now surpassed the series in quality. Yes, it's that bad. Which pisses me off, for the first season was truly promising. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • Mrs. Julien

    Judging by the header photo, Kiera Knightly married George Michael in 1984.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Who downvoted this? Is there really some kind of George Michael circa 1984 fanboy hanging around, just waiting for his chance to rail against this?

  • vertighast

    Naw, he just looks NOTHING like George Michael. Maybe if Mrs. Julien has said Roland Orzabal or Jon Cryer as Ducky...

  • Mrs. Julien

    I stand by my joke. Bloodied but unbowed.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Good for you. I dug it.

  • vertighast

    *had said

  • Frank Booth

    I got more of a John "Ducky" Cryer vibe from that pic

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    At any rate, I think we can all agree that the Doctor whisked her away for some 80s era romancing.

  • Adrienne Marie

    I was actully wondering who the lesbian was that Keira Knightly was cuddling.

  • Maguita NYC

    Why is Knightly cuddling the Biebs?

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