You'll Never See a Finer Ship or Receive a Better Tip in Your Life: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week
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5. Batman’s Wheels Went On Tour.
In today’s Who Knew? category, apparently comic book vehicles tour the country without their superheroes. The Dark Knight’s Bat-Pod and Tumbler are making stops in cities across the country, starting with Bentonville, AR (today). Me…I’m waiting for Bale.
4. Steven Moffat Teased Series Seven.
In addition to promising “…the most Daleks we’ve had on screen ever…from every era,” the “Doctor Who” producer/writer spoke about the Doctor’s new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman. (The new character)”…is going to be different. It’s going to be a shock, I think. In terms of the companions all being ‘the same’ - that’s not as phony or artistically crap a thing to say as it sounds. What is the base group of people who would run away with the Doctor? They’re all going to be a bit mad. A bit dislocated. Not happy with where they are. Are they yearning for outer space? They’re going to be people who feel like they can take on the Doctor, who’s quite an intimidating sort of person. So, they’re going to be feisty - they’re going to be all those things. He sort of defines the people who are going to travel with him. The distinction comes very much from the various actors and actresses. So, you know, they’re the ones who create the differences between them. But you are always going to have the same sort of person, just because it’s the same man choosing them, and it’s the same person being chosen.”
Despite my own trepidation, I’ll give
Selena Gomez Jenna-Louise Coleman a chance—after all, Matt Smith blew my initial impressions of him completely out of the TARDIS pool. BBC One will premiere Series Seven either August 25th or September 1st.
3. NBC Released the First “Do No Harm” Photos.
A potentially intriguing take on Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, “Do No Harm” features Steven Pasquale (“Rescue Me, Up All Night”) as a neurosurgeon with a dangerous alter ego. “Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason (Pasquale) changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable—seductive, devious, borderline sociopathic. This new man is his dangerous alternate personality who goes by the name of ‘Ian Price.’ For years he’s battled Ian, keeping him in check with a powerful experimental sedative. But now his—their—body has developed a resistance to the serum, setting Ian free once again. And to make matters worse, after being suppressed for so long, Ian’s hell-bent on taking revenge on his oppressor. With everyone Jason cares about at risk—patients, friends, coworkers and even the woman he loves—he’s got to stop Ian once and for all.” (NBC)
Of course, this being NBC, our hopes remain tempered.
2. Julianne Moore Signed on to Play Chloe Moretz’s Mother in the Carrie Remake.
MGM continues to move full steam ahead with its completely unnecessary (and what I predict will be an utter flop) remake of Brian De Palma’s fantastic adaptation of the Stephen King novel. Let’s get real here, no one could ever match Sissy Spacek’s mind-bogglingly creepy, yet sympathetic performance. No one. Though the script is said to more closely follow King’s story, Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss) will direct and these great actresses will star, who would want to tarnish this perfect memory?
1. Sony Released New Footage of Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Ifans does a little ‘splaining about his character and we get a peak at his transformation. Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott and Sally Field, and opens July 3, 2012.
*Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow kid wranglers!*
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