I’ve just barely survived Snowmageddon 2013, people…now here’s this week’s Important Stuff.
6. Grand Central Station Began Celebrating Its 100th Birthday.
If you can make it to New York City, the terminal has a multimedia installation running through March 15th, and other events throughout the year.
5. Vince Gilligan Spoke About Choosing Bryan Cranston, and the Process of Ending “Breaking Bad.”
Filming has begun on the fifth of the eight final episodes. Gilligan confirmed the ending is all set—they’re just working on “the connective tissue”—and he’ll write and direct the final episode. OMG y’all, it’s almost over.
4. Pixar’s Monsters University Released a Featurette and Plot Details.
Director Dan Scanlon gives background for this second outing, which will give us a look at how Monsters Inc. buddies Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan met and became best friends. Monsters University stars John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Dave Foley, Steve Buscemi and Julia Sweeney, and hits theaters June 21, 2013.
3. We Got a First Look at Photos from Nymphomaniac and A Most Wanted Man.
Get ready for yet another Lars von Trier festival of fun! Nymphomaniac reunites the director with his Antichrist and Melancholia star Charlotte Gainsbourg, who will play a woman recounting her sexual past. The film also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Willem Dafoe, Christian Slater, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell and Connie Nielsen, and is purported to have scenes of unsimulated sex. Yee-haw.
Meanwhile, Anton Corbijn’s (The American, Control) A Most Wanted Man, (based on the John Le Carré novel) focuses on a tortured illegal immigrant who escapes to Hamburg, and finds himself being watched by both the Germans and the United States. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams and Willem DaFoe, A Most Wanted Man premieres in Denmark November 28, 2013.
2. And a Cool Trailer for The Shining Documentary, Room 237.
This documentary, which premiered at Sundance, investigates theories about the hidden meanings in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (Mindhole Blowers) . Nine chapters highlight critics and fans dissecting everything from the framing, to production, to the Overlook Hotel’s layout. Though the trailer doesn’t give us much information, the homage bit is cool—and I can’t imagine any fan of Kubrick’s film not wanting to see this. Room 237 will be simultaneously released in theaters and On Demand March 29, 2013.
1. Finally, Hasbro Gave Us a Preview of Movie Related Figures Making Their Debut at Toy Fair 2013.
If you’re a fan or collector, looks like this is your year. Hasbro is presenting toys for Star Trek: Into Darkness, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, Star Wars, Spiderman, Transformers and G. I. Joe. Check out tons of toy photos here.