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Damon and Affleck Rouse a DC Comic, and a 'Day of the Doctor' Reboot

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | November 24, 2013 | Comments ()


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Five things you may not have heard about this week. Very Important Things.

5. Cary Elwes Announced He’s Writing a Princess Bride Memoir.

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Inspired by last year’s 25th Anniversary cast reunion, Elwes rounded up some of his favorite co-stars to “…revisit The Princess Bride and to share my fond memories of the unforgettable experience we all had.” As You Wish: Tales From the Princess Bride will feature a forward by director Rob Reiner, and interviews with The Princess Bride author, William Goldman and co-stars Robin Wright, Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon, Billy Crystal and Carol Kane. Whither thou, Saul Inigo? Patinkin must be included, or prepare to die, Elwes!

4. Syfy Bought Up Horror Series The Woods and Announced New Series Premiere Dates.

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Look out Hannibal and American Horror Story, there’s a new kid coming to town; from Chuck writer and co-creator, Chris Fedak and writer Liz Phang (90210, Hung comes a story about “a young woman who returns to the mysterious wooded mansion her sister disappeared from when they were girls, only to learn that the sinister beings that took her are still there.” Meanwhile, Ron Moore’s creeptastic Helix will premiere January 10th; Bitten, based on Kelley Armstrong’s werewolf novels Women of the Otherworld, begins January 13th, and a new reality show Opposite Worlds—starting January 21st—teams living in different created worlds (one past, one future), competing against each other.

3. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Wakened DC’s Sleeper.

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The actors and friends are teaming up with Warner Bros. to bring Ed Brubaker’s comic to the big screen. Sleeper revolves around covert operative Holden Carver. Carver, “fused with an alien artifact” has an interesting ability: he is unaffected by pain, and is able to store and pass pain onto others. Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Terriers, Lie to Me) and David Wiener (The Killing) will write the script; no word yet on who will star.


2. New Images and Wolf of Wall Street Clips Were Released.

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On the one hand—with economic hardship this country is going through—do we really want to sit around watching a bunch of over-bloated egos who make so much money they tape it to a woman’s boobs? On the other, it’s Scorsese, Terence Winter, and Leo; do we even try to resist? The Wolf of Wall Street hits theaters Christmas day.


1. Peter Davison and a Couple of Friends Tried to Get in on the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special.

Featuring several great cameos, this faux behind-the-scenes documentary features a few faces who didn’t want to be just a number. It is seriously adorable; nearly as good as “The Day of the Doctor,” itself.


Cindy Davis, (Twitter) is basking in Who afterglow.



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  • BWeaves

    I have never laughed so hard as when I watched The Five(ish) Doctors last night after watching the 50th anniversary special. I, too, had to rewatch it after viewing the credits, and I'm still not sure I caught every cameo and reference. I think I enjoyed it more that the real 50th anniversary episode, and I enjoyed that a lot.

  • e jerry powell

    I just SWOONED over that shot of The Patinkin.

  • That Five(ish) video is gorgeous inasmuch as it shows the love the BBC has for the Doctor, the love the actors have for it, and the respect the show has for the fans. I didn't come near to spotting the enormous number of cameos in there, and had to go back after I'd seen the credits. They got a serious number of the Companions of the past 40-ish years.

  • Uriah_Creep

    It was awesome, wasn't it, with all the people they got to appear (John Barrowman!) And it didn't have any of that timey-timey stuff that makes my brain lobes itch.

  • I LOVED the Barrowman bit.

    Well, that and Russell T. Davies at the end too.

  • I think this is the exact right time we want to watch something like The Wolf of Wall Street.
    Unless it ends up an empty, toothless, glamourising spectacle with a faux-redeeming edge.
    Which, knowing latter-day Scorsese... well, who knows?

  • I don't know...I tend to think that Wolf is EXACTLY the film we need on Christmas Day. It should also be playing on every monitor in every store that opens up at 8 AM on Thanksgiving morning, and a banner ABOVE the monitor should read, "Here Are Your Heroes, You Dumb, Crumb-Snatching Peasants."

    Or just go with tinsel. Either works.

  • I know you are referring to Wolf of Wall Street, but I am just gonna pretend you meant The Five(ish) Doctors. It makes me feel a bit better inside.

  • dorquemada

    Five(ish) Doctors made me a little misty... Outstanding work. Watch it.

  • Everything about The Five(ish) Doctors is wonderful, but the Georgia Tennant bit is probably my favorite. It is just so simple yet works on so many levels. Plus, ice cream.

    And McCoy reignites my envy of the Brits and their embrace of functional capes. I want one soooo bad.

  • Sean

    It is interesting that Afleck and Damon are doing Sleeper. Tom Cruise was attached to that for years. I actually thought Cruise would have been good at it. Sleeper could be a good couple of movies.

  • Jezzer

    I'm not sure how Leonardo DiCaprio is Hollywood royalty. The only thing that keeps him from being Hollywood's most overrated actor is the existence of Brad Pitt.

  • He's not one of my favorites, but I'll give him props for What's Eating Gilbert Grape?. I honestly thought he was differently abled until I saw him on the Academy Awards. I guess what I'm trying to say is that he had talent at one point, even if he doesn't use it any longer.

  • Jezzer

    Johnny Depp and Darlene Cates did all the emotional heavy lifting for that movie, but all anyone remembers is Leonardo flailing around as Oscar-bait.

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