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6. Keira Knightley Got Hitched.
In a small ceremony at the Mazan town hall, 28 year old Knightley married Klaxons keyboard player, James Righton. Saturday evening, Knightly’s mother hosted the reception for about 50 friends and family. It’s kinda nice to see a movie star going small.
5. The Star Wars Episode VII: The Junior Jedi Trailer Debuted.
It may not be official, but it’s pretty freakin’ adorable. Three kids and one adult equal high enthusiasm and low production costs.
4. Showtime’s New Season 8 Poster and Teaser Suggested “Dexter’s” End Times.
And frankly, at this point it would be a relief. The show has had more than a good run and Michael C. Hall is brilliant as an impossibly lovable serial killer, but it’s well past time we all move on. The final season of “Dexter” adds Charlotte Rampling as Dr. Evelyn Vogel (aka “The Psychopath Whisperer”), but it looks like Deb could pose the bigger threat.
And Speaking of Overrun End Times, HBO Released the “True Blood” Season 6 Trailer.
It’s a long way down, and “True Blood” has fallen far. What was once clever and cutting edge devolved into boring farce, and characters we can’t stand the sight of any longer. Nothing can or should save this show from its own true death.
3. Christopher Nolan’s Intersteller Cast Grew.
Nolan’s upcoming science fiction space exploration features wormholes, time-travel, Matthew McConaughey, and a script co-written by the director and his brother Jonathan. This past week saw two cast additions: First up, Michael Caine, who has appeared in several Nolan films (The Presitge, The Dark Knight series, and Inception); the actor says he and Nolan are “each others’ good luck charms.” Secondly, hot actress of the moment Jessica Chastain is unofficially confirmed as one of the film’s leads. (Anne Hathaway also has a role, but we’ll try to forget about that.) Plot details are—as always with Nolan—scarce, but if I could buy a ticket right now, I would. Interstellar is scheduled for a November 7, 2014 release.
2. Kevin Feige Confirmed Doctor Strange Is Next on the List of Marvel Explorations.
In a recent interview, the Marvel Studio President revealed the Doctor Strange film is expected to be one of the next films, following the start of Phase Three. “Dr. Strange is something that I talk about often and it’s sort of next up for us to dig into and explore. Our executive producer of Iron Man 3, having done Captain America: The First Avenger and as that was finishing he started working on the bones that would become Iron Man 3, and now that he’s finished with Iron Man 3, he’s working on the bones that would become Doctor Strange.”
1. Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield Introduced the First Ender’s Game Footage.
Preceding next Tuesday’s full trailer, Summit Entertainment released this clip with two of the film’s stars introducing a bit of footage. Based on Orson Scott Card’s popular science fiction novel, Ender’s Game features Ford as Colonel Hyrum Graff at “Battle School,” where children are trained in the art of war against aliens; Butterfield is Ender Wiggin, dubbed as “the military’s great hope,” and Ben Kingsley stars as Mazer Rackham, Ender’s instructor at “Command School.” Ender’s Game also stars Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Aramis Knight and Viola Davis; it hits theaters November 1st.