Listen, the gods of Anglo- and Gaimanphilia answered all my prayers earlier this week with the phenomenal “Neverwhere” casting, so I know I shouldn’t complain. But I will. Carrie Underwood as Maria Von Trapp? GOTDAMNIT. She’s got lovely peroxide hair and the smooth plasticine features we’ve come to expect from our reality competition stars, but the woman has all the acting range of the cardboard sleeve on my morning coffee. For that matter, why are we remaking The Sound Of Music at all? Unless, of course, we’re casting Fassbender as a much nakeder Captain Von Trapp and he uses the whistl-sorry I got distracted. Point is, this is some chewy, bile-some trade news. Choke on it. (Playbill)
In better adaptation news, the very popular memoir “Wild” will be made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon (meh) and written by Nick Hornby (yay!). Here’s hoping they don’t basically make Eat, Pray, Hike. (FSR)
Speaking of space, am I too old to own this rad Travelers Of The Solar System Glow-In-Dark poster? (Etsy)
If you were in danger of giving up “The League” (as if) here are 15 reasons why you shouldn’t. Goldblum, I’d follow you and your vinegar strokes anywhere. (WG)
The Joss Whedon Much Ado About Nothing has an official release date. Sigh not so, it’ll be here sooner than you think. (Boing Boing)
And whilst you’re busy decking the halls, don’t forget the Baby Jesus’ favorite adornment. Don we now our meat apparel. (Laughing Squid)
Gracing my desktop background today? The fishy entry from this National Geographic photo contest. Glorious. (This Is Colossal)
Here’s the NYT 100 Notable Books Of The Year. Just in time to make you feel woefully under-read! (NYT)
But the voracious readers amongst you may be happy to know that “Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell” is going to be made into a BBC miniseries. Dreamcasting? Tennant, ah course. (The Playlist)
Marion Cotillard is finally FINALLY called out for all the dastardly lies she told leading up to The Dark Knight Rises. (TMS)
I’ve got some shiny ginger hair porn for you this Friday! I mean, I don’t even know what Karen Gillan said or if her Gaelic song was pretty, I was waaay too distracted by the Herbal Essence sh*t she was doing with her hair.
Finally, here’s the trailer for “Girls” Season 2. It’s okay if you hate the show. Just go back and stare at Karen’s hair sommore.