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Charlie Hunnam Remembered He's Too Good for That Fifty Shades Crap and Dropped It Like the Stink Bomb It Is

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | October 13, 2013 | Comments ()


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This week’s Five Important Things You May Have Missed. Now with a Bonus impression!


5. FX’s Fargo Got Even Better.

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Frothing at the mouth, I am. Holy shit, people. From the moment I heard about the Coen Brothers’ upcoming television series, I was intrigued. First, all we knew for sure was that Billy Bob Thornton would star as some kind of manipulative troublemaker. Next, Martin Freeman signed on as Lester Nygaard, an insurance man (modeled after William H. Macy’s Jerry Lundegaard). Dustin’s cast round-up is here. And now, here’s the final nail in that La-Z-Boy coffin of yours: Bob mothereffin’ Odenkirk. That’s right; not only is Odenkirk getting his own Breaking Bad spinoff show, but he’s also joining this brilliant cast—he’ll play Deputy Bill Olson. Additionally, It’s Only Sunny in Philadelphia’s Glenn Howerton takes on the amusingly named Don Chumph, a personal trainer.

4. FX Also Nabbed Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for a 10-Part WWII Miniseries.

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The team, who along with producer Christian Colson, worked together on Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, will rejoin for Telemark, based on the true story of Norwegian saboteurs who worked with the British to thwart the German’s nuclear weapons development. Of the undertaking, Boyle remarked “This is one of the world’s greatest stories, and we want to tell it on an epic scale.”

3. We May Finally Be Getting a New Star Trek Series. (And Have I Got a Few Suggestions for CBS.)

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Double holy shit! Producer Roberto Orci (Sleepy Hollow, Star Trek Into Darkness) paid CBS a little visit this week; finally someone remembered we’ve been short a television series for oh, about seven years now. There has apparently been an ongoing web series, but I’m pretty sure no one is watching that. Back in March I lamented the lack of a series, and put out a few casting suggestions. So if anyone out there in CBS-land is listening, please do the right thing and give us our BAMber. Can you say, “Hello Captain?”

2. New Oldboy Clips Hit the Interwebs.

Try as I might to keep an open mind, the more clips that are released, the less impressed I am. Just please, promise that if you’re going to see this, you’ve seen or will see the original as well. It’s only right. Spike Lee’s take stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copely, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Imperioli; it’s in theaters November 27th.

1. Charlie Hunnam Came to His Senses.

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Over the weekend, the unexpected news broke that due to his “immersive” television schedule, Hunnam was dropping out of that hot mess known as Fifty Shades of Grey. Of course various unnamed sources who know the real deal are throwing out statements like “He was overwhelmed by the attention,” and perhaps he is. But I’d like to hope Hunnam realized he’s just too good for it. Maybe Otto had a little talk with him before…well, you know.

And Now, Your Bonus Impression aka a Rickman-off between Benedict Cumberbatch and Jimmy Fallon.

Cumberbatch totally wins.


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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • Cumberbatch's regular speaking voice sounds more like Rickman than his impersonation, and Fallon's was just pathetic. For the real goods, listen to Greg Proops' podcast.

  • Danar the Barbarian

    Am I the only one that thinks Danny Boyle looks like a hydrocephalic Morrissey? "Swole head strikes again!"

  • Skyler Durden

    I don't watch SoA, I wasn't impressed with Pacific Rim, and honestly, I couldn't give two shits about Charlie Hunnam.

    However, this news makes me sad because I don't buy it. Not for one second. I don't buy that he was "too busy", or that SoA was too important. I don't buy that he "came to his senses".

    I think he was bullied out. People are monsters and assholes. Remember the Damon Lindelhof incident? Multiply that by a thousand, and factor in the fact that Hunnam doesn't have years of thick-skin-training to cling to. His agent probably had to talk him off the roof after the first couple of thousand "Your (sic) worse than Hitler"s.

    Humanity is awful. That's my take. If he wants to walk away with his dignity, I get it and I support it. But I do NOT believe it for one goddamn second.

  • Adrien

    Bullied out? They just saved his ass.

  • Debra Kessing

    happy happy that Charlie dodged that bullet :) He is so far too good for that shit, PLUS the fan hysteria would not be something a sane person would enjoy (ask Robert Pattinson)
    Congrats Charlie, you did great son <3

  • llp

    Bamber's thighs. Happy Thanksgiving, indeed.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    The chest is nice too.

  • lowercase_ryan

    FX can do no wrong. They have gone from afterthought to a network that is absolutely necessary in my opinion. The Danny Boyle series sounds fantastic. And Fargo has the biggest Holy Shit factor I've seen in a long time. I mean seriously, you get the fucking Coen Brothers to do TV?? That's impressive right there.

  • dizzylucy

    FX has somehow become the network I watch the most shows on, and I watch a lot of TV. Their programming is just great, and so varied.

  • "He was overwhelmed by the attention"

    =
    "I actually read a couple of chapters of the book and realized that even my career dying after Sons of Anarchy ends is better than being within 50 feet of this steaming pile of shit."

  • Xander

    My idea for the new Star Trek. We get a shot of the shiny new Enterprise. They have found a huge circular object in space. Out of nowhere suddenly the object activates and out if comes a strange small ship. Before they know what's happening the circular object explodes. Enterprise is destroyed. The small ship is damaged but still kicking. Suddenly new Federation ships appear. Seeing the destroyed Enterprise they attack the small ship thinking it's responsible. The small ship fires back and destroys them easily but sadly the conflict has began. We finally get a closer look at the small ship. It says BC-304 Daedalus. Yes the entire show would be the insanely destructive and murderous Stargate crew ripping the Star Trek Universe a new one

  • Aaron Schulz

    star trek would win most fights against other space faring shows based purely on the fact they can go light speed and still fire weapons. pretty much everyone else has to be going impulse and ftl requires prep

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I'd watch that but only if they slip Sheppard in there somewhere.

  • Xander

    Obviously. River Tam will kidnap Sheppard because he is the shiny and then follow the Bad Wolf into this universe

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Can we get River to punch Rodney at least once?

  • Discostu004

    I truly hope that everyone associated with the travesty that is the remake of Oldboy, a perfect movie in every aspect, has their career ruined as if they were starring in a snuff film. Why not have ol spike remake the godfather, then follow that up with a remake of raiders of the lost ark starring one of the ghastly klitsch brothers and Miley Cyrus as Marion ravenwood and Matt Leblanc as the evil nazi??? Make an original movie, as chan-wook park did, or hong-Jin Na does. Pathetic

  • I would see Matt LeBlanc play a Nazi if he sings about penis envy in a terrible Austrian accent. I'd wait for it to hit basic cable and fast-forward through the rest, but I'd see it. Because I'm damaged.

  • Discostu004

    Don't give spike lee any ideas!!!! Are you nuts!?!?,?

  • According to the voices in my head, yes.

  • Discostu004

    Fair enough

  • Thor

    Tell us how you really feel.

  • Discostu004

    Just awful. Remaking a flawless movie.....why? I guess the master filmmaker spike is truly out of ideas. Sad thing is this will probably do well with the younger crowd that doesn't realize there is an original Oldboy. Same people who sing the praises of new Coke

  • Ryan Ambrose

    Well, I feel your pain.

    Yet I'm still willing to give it a chance to surprise me.

    A phenomenal example of a remake based on a "recent" cult classic that told essentially the same story and understood what it was all about while still respecting the original and adding its own spin was "Pusher".

    The 1994 Danish version is one of my all-time favourites, just like Oldboy, naturally I was skeptical and thought it was unnecessary but then I was blown away by how great the 2012 British remake was.

    Pusher 1, 2 (starring Mads Mikkelsen) and 3 are the best examples of a trilogy executed perfectly and it even comes with pretty damn great remake as icing on the cake.

  • Janey

    I'm not a fan of international remakes as most are never as good as the original mainly because some of the things that makes the original so good and unique in the first place is the style of film-making and story-telling that is prevalent in the original movie's country's culture and way of life. But I'm usually willing to keep an open mind because the remake might do its own interesting spin on the story.

    In the case of Oldboy though, I do not believe even in the slightest that a Western remake will be able to pull off this remake at all. I can't see them going to the depths of darkness that Oldboy goes to. The twisted nature of the movie I just can't see replicated because I don't feel like they'll have the guts to do it. There's dark subtlety in the vengeance of the film and it's a subtlety that I don't feel a Hollywood blockbuster remake can pull off.

  • Discostu004

    Plus you can assure yourself that spike lee will screw it up

  • Billybob

    "Kid, over the course of making this show I've had myself stabbed in the eyes with a broom, bitten out my own tongue, and am currently getting butt-raped on a daily basis. And I really think you doing this movie would be going too far."

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