We George RR Martin fans have been on tenterhooks awaiting casting news on the very important role of Mance Rayder in Season 3 of “Game of Thrones.” For my money they couldn’t have done better than the amazing Ciaran Hinds. I think he’s best known as Caeser from HBO’s “Rome” but to me he’ll always be Captain Wentworth. I’m f*cking delighted is what I am. (Den Of Geek)
And, just in case you missed it, here’s a gentle reminder of the Stark Week post jM and I ran last year around this time. I still fancy it. (Pajiba)
Okay, fine, I’ll stop talking about “Game of Thrones.” Shall we talk “Breaking Bad” instead? No? OKAY FINE. Here is a fun little post of some famous people who had guest appearances on “The X-Files” including Bryan Cranston from “Breaking B-SORRY. (The Awl)
As you may have heard, three members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot were sentenced to two f*cking years in prison on counts of HOOLIGANISM. WHAT? Anyway, in a show of solidarity, Josh has put together a “riot grrrl” playlist to take us into the weekend. (Uproxx)
In which Dustin rains all over the parade I was prepared to throw for the premiere of BBC America’s “Copper” this Sunday. Despite Dustin’s misgivings, I’ll still be watching and I’ll give you one guess why. (WG)
Hey! “Famous Movie Director” stamps! AKA “More Dead White Guy” stamps! (Instagram)
Living White Guy Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) responds to Lauren Conrad’s brutal destruction of his beautiful books. (Slate)
Though these are all rules we frequent moviegoers know in our hearts, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen them listed so plainly. 15 Sure Fire Signs A Supporting Character Is Doomed. (MovieFone)
I have to say I love me a good Stephen King novella. Here are five that would make a crackerjack film. (What Culture)
Our first video this fine Friday comes from Daniel Carlson and it’s two drunk, attractive people singing about their favorite foods. And, weirdly, they’re amazing. Is the sushi bit offensive? It is, isn’t it?
And, finally, from Josh, a scene from the Rian Johnson-directed episode of “Breaking Bad” cut to look like a Mentos commercial. Not even cut, really, just set to the music. If you don’t crack up at this then you didn’t watch enough television in the 90s.