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Not Just Another Drop in the Ocean: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | September 9, 2012 | Comments ()


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


5. (Undercover) Batman Used His Powers For Good.

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Christian Bale flew a young boy with leukemia to Disneyland. Four year old Jayden Barber, whose biggest wish was to meet Batman, went to lunch with Bale and talked superheroes.


4. Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master Won, Then Lost (on a Technicality) The Golden Lion Award. Joaquin and Philip Shared the Best Actor Award.

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The Venice Film Festival jury was prepared to hand out its top three awards, The Golden and Silver Lions (for Best Film and Best Director), along with the acting award, but a (apparently not well known) rule forced the jury to yank back one of the awards. After being told no film could win more than one award (the exception being for actors), the jury headed by Michael Mann decided to take back the Golden Lion and award it to Korea's Pietà. Anderson graciously responded to the decision, "I'm thrilled with whatever they want to hand over. I heard the scuttlebutt recently, but I'm thrilled with whatever we got."


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3. We Got More Details on the Ryan Gosling/Christina Hendricks Joint Venture, How to Catch a Monster.

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After writing a script with his Drive co-star in mind, Gosling sent it to Hendricks in a "...cool box with an interesting little key, and cool artwork in it." The actress read and loved the script about a single mother trying to support her two children by working at a Fetish club. (That *earthquake* you just felt was the thud of a kazillionty Hendricks fans' jaws hitting the floor as they imagined the actress decked out in head to toe black latex.) The story also includes boys "off on their own adventures...discovering an underground city," but you don't really care about that, do you?


2. The Rumor Mill Went into Overdrive: Could Viggo Mortensen Be Up for Doctor Strange in Thor: The Dark World?

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I'm not sure how excited people should get over this one, but it is an interesting rumor. Word on the street is that Doctor Strange is set to be making an appearance in the next Thor film. On the other side of internet-town, Viggo is said to be in negotiations with Marvel for an "unspecified role." If Hemsworth and Mortensen are in a film together, my ladyloins may self destruct. We'll have to keep an eye on this business...

Meanwhile, filming has begun and props are arriving to the Surrey, England set of Thor: The Dark World:

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1. The First Clip from Neil Jordan's Byzantium Revealed Saoirse Ronan's Bloodlust.


For such a short snippet it does a fine job of communicating Eleanor's (Ronan) insatiable desire; reminds me ever so slightly of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Byzantium features Ronan and Gemma Arterton as mother/daughter vampires who are hiding out in a coastal town. One interesting detail that sets these vampires apart is that instead of fangs, these ladies employ a talon to pierce their victims. Byzantium also stars Jonny Lee Miller, Sam Riley, Tom Hollander and Warren Brown and premieres at the Toronto Film Festival today.

Cindy Davis can cut the mustard.


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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • mswas

    MrWas adds that the Eye of Agamotto, the thing Dr. Strange wears around his neck, is seen in the first Thor movie. It is in the armory with The Destroyer.

  • BlackRabbit

    Ewww, gravel in my blood. And I too am intrigued by the news of Viggo in Thor. Looking at the cast list, all the regular roles are filled up, so it is possible he'll be the Doc. Don't know if we NEED a Doctor Strange film, but gift horses.....

  • Snath

    When are they going to make an adaptation of The Historian? That's one of the best vampire books I've ever read.

  • Snath

    I just checked on it myself and LO they are adapting it. Okay then.

  • AAAAAAAAAAAA

    Are those giant, overturned papsan chairs in that Thor II set pic?

  • BlackRabbit

    I HATE those damn chairs. Never knew just what to do with the one I had. Sorry, had to vent.

  • 'The story also includes boys “off on their own adventures…discovering an underground city'
    I dunno - that still sounds like a euphemism for something to do with Christina Hendricks in black latex.

  • BWeaves

    Yeah, that's what I thought, too.

  • I think my lungs just collapsed. Over my heart. And then, they fell
    over my stomach which, in turn, sent my ovaries into a full fledged
    commotion. I am
    beautiful woman and I love good man…..inter racial romance is my dream… so I
    joined —blackwhitеPlanet.С0M—–it's where to- connect with beautiful and excellent
    people!Outside of Walken, he was the single best thing about The Prophecy, for
    all that he was on screen for maybe five minutes as Lucifer.

  • $27019454

    I love today. This makes being called a dick because I can't get excited about celebrities divorcing all better. I mean... who knew I even had feelings?

    I love this post.

    VIGGO!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Byzantium - now that is a pretty cast.

    That clip of The Master makes me not want to see it. However, I've got a filmy friend seeing the pic Tuesday night at the Ziegfeld in NYC in 70mm, so I'll get the scoop from him at Weds lunch.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    1. Bravo to Bale. While he didn't even come close to one Mr. Perlman, you have to give the man some props.
    2. Miss Hendricks' eyes just did more for me than her other copious assets ever did.
    3. Not every fetish club involves leather, Cindy. Plenty of them cater to the fruit roll-up set.

  • himonoonna

    I'm just in it for the Echo and the Bunnymen.

  • Groundloop

    Yep. Bale is kinda awesome, and Christina Hendricks is also gorgeous from the neck up, but I was going to comment just to Internet high five the Echo lyric in the post title.

  • Quatermain

    Viggo Mortenson would do well as Strange. Outside of Walken, he was the single best thing about The Prophecy, for all that he was on screen for maybe five minutes as Lucifer.

  • Green Lantern

    Quartermain - As the site's unofficial superhero, I gotta echo this...Viggo would be pretty spot-on as Stephen Strange. Hope that rumor comes to fruition.

  • $27019454

    "Viggo Mortenson would do well"

    Yes. Perfect. Thank you. Truth.

  • Salieri2

    Agreed, instant movie redemption, right there.

    2nd best: dying angel Eric Stolz's flicker of exhausted irony when he meets the little girl. "Mary. [all five stages of grief] That's...a good name."

  • Louise

    Third best: the coroner scene. Seriously, youtube it. Wacky. One of my favorite scenes in a movie ever.

  • Salieri2

    Aw, no link? Here we go:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • blah blah blah hendricks fetish club blah blah blah

  • Natallica

    Between those Bale news, and the prospect of watching Viggo, Hemsworth AND Hiddleston interact, I think my lungs just collapsed. Over my heart. And then, they fell over my stomach which, in turn, sent my ovaries into a full fledged commotion.

  • Natallica

    Oh, and I don't know if it's known in the States, but Viggo spent some part of his childhood in my country (Argentina). So, he speaks perfect Spanish and he's a huge fan of an argentinian soccer team (San Lorenzo). He's worn the team's colors (blue and deep red) many times, on suits or ties, and he sometimes writes as a collaborator on the their official website. Kind of makes him even more lovable, methinks

  • Anne At Large

    Yeah, the "Aww" and the "Hummina hummina hummina" are still fighting it out over here.

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