8 Bits and Bobs You Need to Know Today to Avoid Erotic Nightmares

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8 Bits and Bobs You Need to Know Today to Avoid Erotic Nightmares

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | September 5, 2012 | Comments ()

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  • Our old pal Michael Fassbender, he with the penis the kids love to talk about, has signed on to Lenny Abrahamson's comedy, Frank, in which he'll play veteran rock star, according to Variety. That's cool, just as long as he doesn't attempt Sean Penn's impression of Robert Smith.


  • Three awesome showrunners have new pilots that have been picked up by the networks. Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Chicago Code) is bringing Beverly Hills Cop to the small screen as a series for CBS. Meanwhile, Graham Yost (Justified) and Kyle Killen (Lone Star, Awake) have new series going to NBC and ABC, respectively. You can read more about those two series here.

  • Meanwhile, Dick Wolf -- one of the highest paid celebrities in Hollywood -- is returning to familiar ground, remaking the British courtroom drama "Injustice," for NBC. According to The Wrap, the series is described as "intricate legal drama about a devoted criminal defense attorney with a very dark past buried deep in his psyche and his heart, who juggles his complicated family situation with his complicated family situation." The criminal defense lawyer also has misgivings about his clients.

  • "Arrested Development" creator Mitch Hurwitz goes into some detail about the new Netflix series, explaining that each episode will be focused on one character.

    The episodes are an outgrowth of the design of what we hope will be the movie. They precede it. They function as an act one of a movie that we all want to do, but haven't "sold" yet. The episodes take the audience through the experiences of the characters since the family "fell apart" and how they're brought together to deal with their new problems. I would give you a hint as to what those problems are, but, really, why rob the fans of being disappointed when they see it on Netflix.

    There's more about the series over on Splitsider, if you're interested.

  • Speaking of cult series and eventual movies, Lizzy Caplan -- via Vulture -- downplayed the Party Down movie on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast, while also confirming that it's in motion and that she doesn't see "why it wouldn't happen."

  • Here's a cool new promo for the fifth season of "Fringe," which also doubles as a PSA, though not one nearly as disturbing as this one. Nevertheless, it will make long-suffering Fringe fans mighty happy.

  • Check out the trailer for Marion Cotilard's Rust & Bone, or what I like to call Furtive Glances, Long Shots, and Sudden Violent Movements.

  • Finally, Craig Ferguson paid tribute to Michael Clarke Duncan, a regular on the show, last night. It's very sweet. This is magnificent.

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    Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

    • Viking

      "Erotic Nightmares" is okay I guess, but it's a bit clunky. I prefer the term "wetmares."
      or Sexual Nightmares shortened to Sexmares. Now that I see it typed out, it comes across like a beastiality strip club.

    • Normally I watch Ferguson the next evening from my DVR because my work schedule would simply not work if I stayed up to watch the show. Knowing he would have to do something for his friend, I stayed up just to watch that clip.

    • Mrs. Julien

      That's not lipstick on Fassbender. It's the blood and rent flesh of the woman who kissed him with his stubble at maximum barb.

    • Lauren

      So am I to understand that Marion becomes paralyzed? The way some of those shots are framed sure seems so.

    • Into Londerland


      I've read elsewhere that "Frank" is loosely inspired by the "eccentric comedian-musician" Frank Sidebottom. Given the lack of "what-the-f*ck"ery in response to this news, I'm guessing Frank Sidebottom's act is not well known outside the UK? Because I've spent half the day just going, "Seriously? The guy with the papier-mache head?" Go on and Google him. Or just imagine a man dressing up as an anime Pee-Wee Herman for Comic-Con.

      I mean, I'm guessing either that it's some other Frank Sidebottom, or that that aspect of the character WHOSE PAPIER MACHE HEAD HAUNTED MY GODDAMNED CHILDHOOD won't be prominently featured in the movie?

      Also, I love that the USA loves Craig Ferguson like the UK should've but didn't. Thank you for correcting our mistake.

    • Malin

      Into Londerland speaks the truth. My husband called me at work to excitedly tell me this news. See this article for further explanation of who Frank Sidebottom is:

    • David Sorenson

      "Erotic Nightmares" is okay I guess, but it's a bit clunky. I prefer the term "wetmares."

    • Jannymac

      The world lost that magnificent VOICE. Rest in peace Michael Clarke Duncan.

    • Nadine

      Whelp, now I'm crying again.

    • AudioSuede

      That Michael Clarke Duncan clip gave me the laugh-sads in the best way.

    • Basement Boy

      Party Down fan here (and always crushin' on Lizzy!)... FWIW, the season 2 DVD just came out, I'm awaiting my order. At the Amazonian place, you can get the 2 seasons bundled for like $35 (didn't see any "extras" mentioned whatsoever)... orrrr, you can pick them up singly for less than $10 each.

    • $27019454

      Craig Ferguson is my private national treasure. If you want to share him, fine. But I'm not handing him over till we're both exhausted. After watching that clip I think I'll watch "Saving Grace" for the 135th time.

    • Pants-are-a-must

      Damn, that clip of Michael Clarke Duncan is so adorable, I just started crying. I think I'll go stare at that Fassbender gif and remember some people think his Finding Nemo shark smile is actually sexy, to get my bearings back.

    • The source story for Rust and Bone is one of my favorite modern short stories. If they come close to capturing the tone onscreen, it will be worth watching. The romance supports something far more interesting and raw.

    • zeke_the_pig

      'Dick Wolf'? Seriously? Nope, don't believe that's a real thing.

    • Kala

      He's the Aaron Spelling of cop/legal dramas. We get to thank him for the Law & Order franchise. I'm not hating on the guy, since SVU marathons have consumed whole days from my life.

    • zeke_the_pig

      Ah, having never seen a single episode of any of those, I guess it makes sense I wouldn't have a clue. Cheers.
      Next you're gonna tell me that a 'Kim Kardashian' is a real thing!

    • Kala

      Oh, heavens no. That's like the Chupacabra with false eyelashes.

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