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Maybe I Just Want To Fly: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | June 24, 2012 | Comments ()


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


5. Aaron Eckhart Signed on to Play the POTUS.

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We may have lost Two-Face, but we've gained a hot leader. Harvey Dent is in the White House, I repeat, Harvey Dent is in the White House. Eckhart will star in Director Antoine Fuqua's (Training Day, King Arthur, Shooter) Olympus Has Fallen (formerly White House Taken) alongside Secret Service Agent Gerard Butler, who must ward off terrorists who've taken over the Presidential crib. Die Hard in the White House with prettier people? I'm in.


4. Er, Charlie Sheen Did Too.

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Well now, all the news can't be pretty, can it? Still, Robert Rodriguez directing Danny Trejo, Edward James Olmos, Mel Gibson, Demián Bichir, Amber Heard and the boobalicious Sofia Vergara in the brilliantly titled Machete sequel, Machete Kills would seem to have some merit; Crazy Showdown of the Year: Gibson vs. Sheen (Can we get some Alec Baldwin in on this shit?). Gotta hand it to Charlie for doing his best to follow in Daddy's footsteps (playing the President).

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3. "American Horror Story" Tossed Jessica Lange a New Habit.

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After spending last season drinking, smoking and stealing babies, "American Horror Story" decided to clean up Lange's act--she's playing a nun. Lange's new character will be the administrator in charge of the 1960s East Coast mental facility, and lest you worry she's gone too good (come on now, it's Jessica Lange), read the next item...


2. And Joseph Fiennes Looks to Be Playing Her Lover.

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Shakespeare in Love headliner and "Camelot's" Merlin has signed on to play Lange's boss--head of the mental institution--and her secret, younger paramour. Fiennes' character is said to be "tortured;" I say, please let that meaning be literal. Can't you just picture Miss Jessica, costumed in pure white and cracking the whip on her boy toy's pretty derriere?

"AHS" also stars James Cromwell, Chloe Sevigny, Zachary Quinto, Adam Levine, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.


1. Matt Smith Said He Wants to Be the Doctor Forever.

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Eleven seems to be enjoying his run more than previously thought or predicted. Our gangly, good fellow--who last claimed to have only one year left, and was anticipated to leave sooner rather than later--has answered the question of how long he plans to stay: "Forever. 50 years. I'm loving making it. I think we've got one of our strongest seasons yet coming up. I really do. We go into the 50th year all guns blazing. And I'll be around. So...that's it, really."

Meanwhile, the latest rumor is of a lesbian encounter for new companion, Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman). Lizard-like Silurian alien, Madama Vastra

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will develop a bit of a crush on Clara, and you know--hijinks ensue. Presumably the Doctor's bow tie perks up a bit.

On a sad note, former companion Caroline John who played Scientist Liz Shaw to Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor, died at age 71.

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Cindy Davis isn't sure she'd want to live forever.


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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • DarthCorleone

    And I'm good with Matt Smith sticking around a few more years. There's plenty of time for long story arcs and a regeneration plot. Let's get some great stand-alone adventures in his record.

  • DarthCorleone

    I would like to live forever.

    I'm very sorry to hear about Caroline John.

    Let's hope that White House hostage movie is more plausible than the 24 subplot that covered the same ground.

  • BWeaves

    " Robert Rodriguez directing Charlie Sheen, Danny Trejo, Edward James Olmos, Mel Gibson,
    Demián Bichir, Amber Heard and the boobalicious Sofia Vergara in the
    brilliantly titled Machete sequel."

    This is a real movie? Really? I have no words.

  • Ender

    Charlie Sheen can go fuck himself, his continued presence on television is an indictment of the profit-motive ethically bankrupt television industry and a black mark on the soul of each and every greedy corporate whore who continued to employ him and give him new opportunities despite his documented women abusing ways and clear signs of mental collapse.

    In other news: Radical feminists join up with anti-gay protestors to object to the "fetishistic celebration of the male gaze and the reduction of 'lesbian' to erotic material for patriarchal pleasure"/"pushing their pro-gay agenda on us" in the new Doctor Who. Alliance falls apart after the WBW contingent find out that one of the homophobes is a rugby player who thinks it's funny to get drunk and wear drag or "symbolically invade and denigrate the feminine in typical colonialist patriarch style" and the homophobes find out that "these women think they are allowed opinions without permission of their men"

  • Ender

    Fuck! Blackhearted amoral Corporate pimp. Much worse.

  • BWeaves

    It's funny. I like looking at David Tennant better, but I like the way Matt Smith portrays the Doctor better. And with that skull, you just know he's an alien.

  • Aaron Eckhart's face couldn't be more impossibly chiseled if it was carved in Mount Rushmore.

  • Samantha Klein

    Oh no, Liz Shaw. V. sad.

  • BWeaves

    Liz Shaw was one of the few Doctor Doctor companions. I mean Liz was a real doctor/scientist to the Doctor's "It's just a title I use" doctor. I remember listening to commentary where she said she had to do her own makeup on the train on her way to a shoot. She'd be crowded in a train compartment with a bunch of other people, with her false eye lashes on her lap, and they'd be staring at her while she glued them on.

    RIP Caroline Johns!

  • John G.

    Should I watch American Horror Story? It looked awful, but I haven't watched any of it. Is it awful? Is it good? Is it so awful it's good?

  • It is FANTASTIC.

  • Uriah_Creep

    I passed it up the first time it aired (for the same reason), but have been catching up recently. It's plenty wild, but I'm enjoying it more than I ever thought I could enjoy a Ryan Murphy show. Watch the first episode, and you should know if you're into it pretty quickly.

  • Sara Habein

    Subtle Oasis reference AND The Doctor AND Joseph Fiennes? Cindyloo, I heart you.

  • celery

    Oh excellent to the Madama Vastra news.

  • AudioSuede

    That Charlie Sheen piece was so confusing I don't even know what the news was.

  • PDamian

    Charlie Sheen looks really rough in those photos. Guess the tiger blood didn't work like it was supposed to.

  • Bert_McGurt

    At least you didn't try to tell us how your garden grows. Cause I don't really want to know.

  • Sara Habein

    *high-five*

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