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I'm Out Tonight and Can't Decide Between Soviet Hip or British Pride: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | November 18, 2012 | Comments ()


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


5. Eddie Izzard Joined NBC's "Hannibal."

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Before now, the best reason to give "Hannibal" a try has been this man:

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Hellooo, my pretty. Er, sorry...got a little lost for a second there. The delightfully Danish Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt, Casino Royale [2006]) is set to play Dr. Lecter in Bryan Fuller's new series, which focusses on the relationship between (pre-incarceration) Lecter and Special Agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). Hot off Fuller's one-off special, Mockingbird Lane, Grandpa Eddie will guest star as a Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane inmate who believes he is the Chesapeake Ripper. Izzard brings a special kind of madness to everything he does, so I expect he'll be no less than brilliant here. (Somebody get this guy on "American Horror Story.") "Hannibal" has been picked up for thirteen episodes and is expected to premiere midseason, 2013.


4. New Thor: The Dark World Photos Revealed Eccleston's Malekith the Accursed.

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Some Spoilerish Set Video:

Here's your first look at the Ninth Doctor, aka Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim. It seems as if everyone is spying on the next Thor film, because there are quite a few amateur videos out there already. The question is, how much do we really want to know?


3. Cruise Put on His Platforms and Tough Guy Face for the New Jack Reacher Television Spots.

But, oh the cheese...it smells funny. Between the voiceover guy telling us how tough he is, the onscreen warnings ("If he's coming for you, you deserve it."), and the Schwarzenegger-style one liners, I'm pegging this as one of those so-bad-it's-good, late night TBS films, rather than anything that would lure us to a theater.


2. The Now You See Me Trailer Featured Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg Performing a Little Magic.

The two head up a team of magicians who call themselves "The Four Horsemen," and give their audience a lovely Robin Hood-ish reward. Mark Ruffalo plays the FBI agent who remains a step behind and, unable to figure out how the Horsemen are doing what they do, enlists Morgan Freeman, a well-known magic debunker. This twist on the crime thriller is directed by Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk) also stars Melanie Laurent as an Interpol agent, and Michael Caine, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco.


1. The "Doctor Who" Christmas Special Trailer and Minisode Finally Arrived.

Now that our last tears have been shed and our sniffles have finally dried up, we are free to delight in the adorable companion that is Jenna Louise Coleman's Clara. Like a breath of delightfully frank fresh air, she's already mastered the art of disarming Eleven. I have a feeling Coleman is about to become one of my all time favorites.


Lastly, a Cool Story About a Girl Who Found a "Doctor Who" script in the Back of a Taxi.

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And it wasn't just any old script, it was Neil Gaiman's "The Last Cyberman" script. In an unheard of exercise in self-restraint (or incredibly, disinterest?), student Hannah Durham didn't even look at it--just got hold of producers and returned it, with nary a spoiler leaked. Good on you, Miss!


Cindy Davis would have quietly returned the script too, but not without reading every last word.







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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • TheKoiPolloi

    I can't tell you how happy that Beautiful South reference makes me.

  • I can't tell you how happy it makes me to have someone get it.

  • Drake

    What the hell is Matt wearing under his parka?

  • denesteak

    I really would watch Jesse Eisenberg in any role. I love him smarmy, I love him shy/dorky, and I even love this weird confident, snide vibe I'm getting off him in Now You See Me.

  • I will see any movie that has My Cocaine in it.

  • tieke

    Speaking of the Doctor Who sniffles which have "finally dried up", I may have missed it, but I don't think I have seen the PS letter to Brian on pajiba: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • I hadn't seen it--thank you!

  • ,

    Goddam, she's cute, and I love the stockings.

    Call me!

  • Rooks

    One of the youtube comments on Now You See Me read "It's like Zombieland raped The Prestige and this is what was born." Yes, the youtube comment section is a trough filled with offal, but I thought this to be pretty witty. I'd add that the kid was raised by had the pilot episode of "Leverage"

    Mind you, none of this will keep me from heeding Morgan Freeman's order and go see the damn movie. Because it looks like very good fun.

    So does Hannibal. Is it 2013 yet?

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Oh I want to see "Now you see me", has all sorts of people who moisten my lions AND Morgan Freeman who just...well...ok, I won't lie...he moistens my lions too.

    And Madame Vastra! Is it wrong to find a lizard attractive?

    And Thor...and Mads Mikkelsen...and Eddie Izzard...I officially declare this post Porn.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    If it's wrong to find a lizard lady attractive, I am going to so much prison.

  • Irina

    Poor Doctor... Crooked bowtie, floppy hat... even his wardrobe is depressed!
    Love the new companion. One more reason to be excited for Christmas!

  • Mark Ruffalo should always play an agent. Evidence: detective Fanning in Collateral.

  • Alyson McManus

    well he did play Dr. Bruce Banner Agent of SHIELD(oh how i wish this was his actual title)

  • Fabius_Maximus

    The 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special: And nary a snowman was built in 2013.

  • Mitchell Hundred

    The showrunner of 'Pushing Daisies' is making a series about Hannibal Lecter? This sounds like either a terrible idea or an excellent one. The thing that scares me is that I am not sure which.

  • Itmustbebunnies

    I know Bryan Fuller a little (a tiny little, apologies for the name drop) and, having talked to him about his ideas for the show, I'm pretty convinced it's an excellent idea. Have faith in the Fuller :-)

    On another topic, the fact that Jack Reacher features my fantasy grandfather, Werner Herzog, as the villain is confusing the heck out of me. The heck, I tells you!

  • Blake

    Actually "Before now, the best reason to give “Hannibal” a try has been" that it is written and produced by Bryan Fuller.

    Also having Caroline Dhavernas doesn't hurt.

    Side note: Is anyone else going through Doctor Who withdrawal? The new episodes can't be here soon enough.

  • googergieger

    Okay, I am really highover right now, and even I think those elves look ridiculous.

  • Samantha Klein

    Yeah, I'm in for Now You See Me, probably. Bonus Melanie Laurent ftw!

  • Skyler Durden

    I saw the Now You See Me trailer yesterday and could not believe how goddamn SEXY Jesse Eisenberg has become. My boy is growing into a man. And I would like to make sweet, creepy, cougary love to that man.

    Hopefully this marks the end of the Eisenberg-Cera comparisons. Those two roads have clearly diverged.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Ooh, hadn't heard of Now You See Me, but it looks fun.

  • Guest

    I once thought Izzard was all that. And then "The Riches" happened, and the spell was broke'd.

  • Oh Ranylt, you make me cry! I loved that show.

  • Guest

    Sorry, CD! I'm definitely with you on the Madsy thing, though.

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