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Fey and Poehler Do a Little Ditty, 'Terminator' Returns to TV, and a Gordon Ramsay vs. Swedish Chef Throwdown

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | December 8, 2013 | Comments ()


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Five things you may not have heard about this week…

5. Joanna Lumley Officially (Sort of) Became Queen.

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Our Patsy finally gets to play the Queen in the BBC adaptation of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny. The film, set to air in the UK Christmas day, tells the story of eleven year old Ben,who’s bored spending Friday evenings with his grandmother while his parents go out. But Gran is hiding a pretty cool secret…she was once an international jewel thief and she wants Ben to help her pull off one more heist. Here’s the rather ridiculous and totally fun preview:

Gangsta Granny also stars Julia McKenzie, Reece Buttery, David Walliams, Miranda Hart, and Robbie Williams.

4. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Sang a Little Tune Together. Well, They Tried.

Hostesses with the best jokes..esses (sorry), Poehler and Fey are already warming up for the Golden Globes. And as short a little ditty as it is, we’re left instantly wishing it was January 12th. Can’t they just host everything?

3. Disney Took Control of Future Indiana Jones Films.

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So, I guess there are forthcoming Indiana Jones installments? Paramount and Disney have made an agreement that Paramount will retain the rights to the first three films, and Disney will go all megabucks nuts with whatever reboot or Indy’s-Daughter-Is-the-New-Indy thing they come up with (Jennifer Lawrence IS Penelope Jones!); a ride will be added to Disneyworld, and we’ll all live happily ever after. Right? Right.

2. Food Truck Fight! In My Favorite Clip This Week, Gordon Ramsay Took on the Swedish Chef.

This hysterical Muppisode features cameos, a food competition, and a mild explosion—in other words, everything you could possibly want. Plus, Bunsen and Beaker, Statler and Waldorf, Sweetums—and Kermit and Miss Piggy, of course. Bork Bork Fork!

1. The Terminator Spawned Another New Series; Every Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Viewer Let a Single Tear Fall.

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By now you likely know there’s a three film Terminator reboot on the way, the first of which will be directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), and feature Schwarzenegger’s return. As mentioned in a previous edition of Five Things, Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson and Margot Robbie are reportedly in the running to play Sarah Connor. Now, the producers behind Terminator (2015), are planning a tie-in series that will start up at “a critical moment” from the 1984 film, and narratively intersect with the new film. Most interestingly, T: TSCC writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class) will be writing this new series. It’s an interesting concept, and if the casting is well-done, it could work; I recommend they avoid Fox.

Cindy Davis, (Twitter) is now compelled to watch T: TSCC again.



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Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • e jerry powell

    "Can’t they just host everything?"

    What would we do with Neil Patrick Harris?

  • Obst N. Gemuse

    So tired of Pohler and Fey. So tired.

  • aroorda

    Real question: how is a company buying ALL the film licenses/media properties not subject to monopoly laws? Disney now has: Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, ESPN, ABC, all the Disney skanks (Miley and co.) and Indy. I guess you cant charge a company with a monopoly for future profits?

    As a side note: If they reboot Indy with anotjer actor as Indiana we're all going to burn this motherfucker down, right?

  • idiosynchronic

    I'm waiting for the moment when The Avengers show up in a video with the Muppets, probably for the A2 media campaign. Yeah, I can see Downey or Ruffalo in the lab with Beaker and Honeydew . . FSM, please kill me now.

  • bastich

    Or how about the Muppets AS the Avengers?!?

    Animal Hulk! Iron Gonzo! Captain Kermerica! Piggy Widow!

  • Three_nineteen

    BEAKER DOES NOT SAY WORDS

    Great clip though.

  • idiosynchronic

    Jennifer Lawrence as Penelope Jones . . well, it can't suck any worse than that LaDouche thing, and it could even be better than Jolie & Tomb Raider. I'd give it at least one trailer watch, but it's likely going to be Lawrence's overexposure moment.

  • Jim

    Gangsta Grannie?? I am SO there. Looks like between that and Doctor Who my Xmas pm is all tied up.

  • BWeaves

    That was bleeping adorable, Muppets!

  • Torgo

    David *Walliams*. Mr Stink lets out a fart in your general direction

  • fracas

    Wouldn't a more appropriate name for Indiana Jones' daughter be something like Montana Jones? Miley Cyrus could play her, because it's Disney.

  • Quatermain

    Stop that, someone will hear you.

  • Ryan Ambrose

    A new Indiana Jones film will never be as good as its predecessors.

    Because nostalgia.

    Unless they kill off Indy's son and hire Steven Yuen to play Shorty.

  • Ben

    Steven Yuen as Shorty... it's what I never knew I always wanted.

  • idiosynchronic

    I'd also watch the FUCK out of that. Shorty, the nerdy asian antiquities professor, taking after his mentor and kicking ass all over the world, including Shia LaDouche.

  • emmalita

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler AND Muppet goodness. The highlight of my day thus far.

    Edited to add: Gangsta Granny. I die! I will imagine the palace fridges stocked with nothing but champagne and botox.

  • Guest

    Indy’s-Daughter-Is-the-New-Indy thing they come up with...

    Wasn't Indy's daughter raised by her British mother. Lara right? She also has a half brother named Nathan (not cool Indy turning him over to the state).

    Etherton Beloved Franchises:

    Star Trek - I still love you.

    Star Wars

    Indiana Jones

    Terminator

    Die Hard

  • em.me

    I love Beaker.

  • Stu Rat

    That's redundant. All you need to say is Beaker.

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