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Murray, Goodman, Poehler, Hamm: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Lists | April 21, 2013 |

By Cindy Davis | Lists | April 21, 2013 |

Stuff of Importance.

5. Amy Poehler Imparted Thoughtful and Sound Advice.

The “Parks and Rec” queen sent out her love to Boston and wisely reflected upon choosing what we want to see, as part of her Smart Girls advice series.

4. Jon Hamm Hung Out with Elmo.

I’m sure there’s something wrong with ogling a hot, bearded dude while watching “Sesame Street,” but hey, Elmo’s done worse (allegedly). Go ahead, groan. Then watch Le Hamm and try not to think about his…er, sculpture!

3. We Got a Look at the First Thor: The Dark World Poster.


His hammer is his hammer! The snowy poster precedes the teaser trailer, set to debut this Tuesday. The Dark World will pit mighty Thor against Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) and his Dark Elves, reunite him with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) (ptooey!), and hopefully provide a few brotherly love chuckles when Hemsworth and Hiddleston lock horns again. The film is set to hit theaters November 8th.

2. Amazon Studios Put Us in the Driver’s Seat.

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I’m usually all about being against The Man, but dammit, Amazon keeps doing smart shit. I succumb. The mega-conglomerate’s studio division put 14 series pilots online and asked us to watch and help decide which ones should live. That’s right, we get to play crusty, old network executive. And guess what? Some of them have unbelievably great talent behind them, like “Alpha House” (see above), starring Bill Murray and John Goodman, and written by Garry Trudeau. So put your power where your mouth is (?) and vote.

1. New Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel Clips Featured Villainous Threats.

Michael Shannon’s General Zod or Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison…who’s the bigger badass? Who shall wreak the most havoc? Which film shall kick the other’s ass? My money’s on Man of Steel.

Cindy Davis, (Twitter) did not cry watching the Man of Steel trailer; she merely choke-sobbed a tad.