Super (Bowl) Sized Sunday: Seven Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week
You think football’s important? Ha! Lookie here…
7. HBO Released a Righteous Photo of Al Pacino and Helen Mirren.
And the Second Teaser Trailer for “Phil Spector.”
Even though it’s just voiceover, that trailer leaves me believing there is not a better actor to play Spector. “Phil Spector” is directed by the brilliant David Mamet (The Unrtouchables, Glengarry Glen Ross, Wag the Dog) and co-stars Helen Mirren as Spector’s lawyer, and Jeffrey Tambor. It airs on HBO March 24th.
6. A “Breaking Bad” Fan Created Gorgeous 3D Walter White Models for a Non-Existent Video Game.
Granted, there are no plans for a video game, but character modeler Frank Tzeng makes us wish there were.
5. “Sesame Street” Presented “Upside Downton Abbey.”
My absolute favorite thing this week.
And, “Sketchy” Presented “Downton Arby’s.”
Okay, WAIT! This is my absolute favorite thing this week.
4. “Revenge” Star Emily VanCamp Joined Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
VanCamp has reportedly beat out Emilia Clarke, Alison Brie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Imogen Poots for the coveted role of ex S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and Captain America’s love interest, Sharon Carter. It’s nice to see her break out of television and finally get her major film wings. Captain America: The Winter Soldier also stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Jones and Cobie Smulders; filming begins this April.
3. An Image from Richard Curtis’ About Time Failed to Ease the Delay News.
The Love Actually and Pirate Radio director certainly bides his time between films, and this week came the news his highly anticipated time traveling romantic comedy was being bumped from its May 10th release to November 8th. About Time stars Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2, Anna Karenina, Never Let Me Go) as a young man who discovers he can time travel, accidentally erases his love life, and must go back to meet his girl (Rachel McAdams) to woo her all over again. The film also stars Tom Hollander, Vanessa Kirby and Bill Nighy, as Gleeson’s father.
2. New Welcome to the Punch Photos Continued to Tantalize.
James McAvoy stars as a London detective with a last chance to catch his nemesis—a career criminal (Mark Strong), forced to come out of hiding to help his son. Welcome to the Punch is directed by Eran Creevy (Shifty) and also stars David Morrissey, Andrea Riseborough and Peter Mullan. UK Release date: March 15, 2013.
1. A New International Trailer for Neil Jordan’s Byzantium Dropped.
I know, I know, we’re all done with the vampire thing—but with Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton and Jonny Lee Miller (and Tom Hollander and Caleb Landry Jones), can we really ignore this? Jordan’s twist has the mother-daughter team of Arterton and Ronan traveling together and quenching their bloodthirst for over two hundred years, when they take up residence at a seaside resort town. Instead of using fangs, these ladies bleed their victims with a sharp talon. Though reviews after its Toronto Film Festival premiere were mixed, the trailer is enticing. UK Release date: May 3, 2013.