Important Frivolous Stuff provides small respite from this week’s distressing events…
5. Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez Married in France.
The Oscar winning actress made it legal with her baby daddy in a small ceremony held Saturday at the Chateau des Conde in Vallery. This is Martinez’ first marriage and Berry’s third.
4. “Parks and Rec” Announced Kristen Bell Will Be Stopping By Next Season.
Bell will play “snooty Councilwoman” Ingrid, who meets Leslie at Pawnee-Eagleton’s high school basketball game. Filming will take place after Bell finishes shooting Veronica Mars, and is expected to air this October.
3. “Breaking Bad” and “Sons of Anarchy” Dropped New Promos.
Both shows are nearing their ends (“Breaking Bad” has only eight more episodes, Sons of Anarchy” is set to end at Season 7); both promos are short and enticing. Truth be told, we’re all on the edge of our…*ahem,* seats over “Breaking Bad’s” final eight, but “SOA” did up its season 5 game, so it’ll be interesting to see how Sutter wraps things up as well. There are no words to adequately describe my “BB” anticipation though; what the hell is going on with Jesse? “Breaking Bad” returns August 11th and “Sons of Anarchy,” September 11th. *Mark spoilerish discussion in the comments, please.
2. We Got a First Look at Wally Pfister’s Transcendence.
Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman and Cole Hauser star in Pfister’s directorial debut (he’s known for his work as DP and/or Cinematographer on Nolan’s Dark Knight series, Inception, The Prestige, Insomnia, Memento), a science fiction outing that takes a look at competing scientists who are trying to create the first machine that can think for itself. I’m sure nothing will go wrong. Executive produced by Christopher Nolan, Trancendence is scheduled for release April 18, 2014.
1. The Second Gorgeous The Grandmaster Trailer Debuted.
Watch it. Then you’ll want to watch it again and again. Kar Wai Wong’s latest, a chronicle of the life and training of Ip Man (Tony Leung) (who taught Bruce Lee), looks to be a masterpiece; I cannot wait. The Grandmaster also stars Ziyi Zhang, Chang Chen, Xiao Shengyang and Song Hye Kyo and hits theaters August 23rd.