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21 May 2015 @ 01:30 pm
First look at Hannibal: Season 3 that, yes, includes a quick glimpse at Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde.


So, I've found my excitement--and am actually intrigued by the first half of the season with Hannibal and Bedelia than I've ever been--but I remain cautiously optimistic. I'm never going to be entirely thrilled that we're only getting six episodes of Red Dragon AND the fact that Hannibal will still eat up that time in order to appeal to the core fanbase. (I'm guessing; I hope Hannibal will be used sparingly in the back-end of the season.)

Anyway, two more weeks, Fannibals. Two. More. Weeks.
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04 May 2015 @ 11:53 am
There's too much stuff happening today, so let's see if I can hit them all:

1. "May the 4th Be With You"

Unofficially today is "Star Wars Day" so to all the Star Wars fans, happy May 4th. I have seen a lot of Star Wars resurgence on Tumblr and people coming out of the woodwork for Star Wars since the extended trailer hit. I guess 2015 is the year of Star Wars. (Sorry, Avengers/Marvel. But you're also owned by Disney. . . so maybe 2015 is the year of Disney?)

Anyway, Vanity Fair has the Star Wars gang on its cover. There's also a Behind-the-Scenes video that contains minor spoilers; so be on the look out for that, those that want to stay unspoiled. (I'm including myself in that gang. Speculation is fun and okay, but no ACTUAL! REALLY! TRULY! movie spoilers. Thanks.) Anyone else think Daisy Ridley is a dead-ringer for Natalie Portman? If she is not a Skywalker/Solo kid, I will go out and buy a hat and eat it.

ETA: Of course after I post this, the entire article appears online. There's minor spoilers about secondary characters. (I didn't read the article; so there may be spoilers in there, too.) But there are lots and lots of pictures!

2. Happy 86th Birthday, Audrey Hepburn


I've been on an Old Hollywood/Turner Classics Movie kick as of late, and while I wouldn't consider myself a huge Audrey Hepburn fan, I do love her. Not solely because of her talent and acting career. (Though, if you've never seen Wait Until Dark, you must!) But she was a damn fine, caring and compassionate person. She's proof that beauty not only lies outside, but matters inside, too.

3. 129th Anniversary of The Haymarket Affair

So, I'm not going to lie: The first thing that comes to my mind whenever someone mentions "May 4th" is The Haymarket Affair. It's been on my mind lately--more so than how it relates to The Book--but because of the events in Baltimore right now. I'm not saying both cases are the same (even the strikers of 1886 didn't bother getting the under-served African American community involved). This is where I add another recommendation--Death in the Haymarket by James Green--and tell you that people with power have always, and will continue, to misuse that power until they are called out on it.

I salute all those in Baltimore who are peacefully protesting, who are bringing attention to the injustices in their city and around the entire country. I hope Freddie Gray and his family get the justice they deserved. And I hope the people that matter--the lawmakers, the civil rights protectors, the gatekeepers who can make the changes that are desperately needed--heed the words that the protestors are saying.

4. Nurses's Week

Some of you may know that my mom is a nurse. (She works in Maternity, FTR.) Nurses are severely under-appreciated and over-worked. They are the busy bees that make a hospital run. So, go out and hug and thank a nurse this week.

5. One month until Hannibal premieres

It knows why it's last on my list of things today.
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16 April 2015 @ 02:44 pm
Since I know two people (at least) on my f'list will enjoy this:

Star Wars: Episode VII Teaser Trailer #2

(Not embedding the actual video because the video image is a spoiler, IMO.)

I think most of you know that I have a very. . . "meh" interest in Star Wars that stems from my brother's obsession with it while we were growing up. That said, I totally felt things once the theme music kicked in and I might be excited. . .? Anyway, between this and Jurassic World coming out this summer, my inner child has been awoken. Because even if I don't consider myself a super-fan of Star Wars the original trilogy is a vital part of my DNA.

Count me as excited and I'll be in the theaters come this December.
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25 March 2015 @ 05:07 pm
I'm posting this today to give anyone who wants to join in the chance to do so.

Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of "Rose", the beginning of the Doctor Who era known as "New Who", and the introduction of new fans to a show that's span 50 years. I didn't start watching Doctor Who until 2009, when I caught the last 15 minutes of "Doomsday" on TV. Over the years, my relationship with Doctor Who has gone up and down; but it still remains an important TV show. And ONE DAY I will complete that DW Re-Watch.

For the past week, fans on Tumblr have participated in "Celebrating New Who" week with each day devoted to a different theme. I've combined the meme into one, very long post. Obviously, I couldn't capture all my favorite stuff so here's my Doctor Who tag on Tumblr which has even MORE Doctor Who goodies.

The Doctor is a legend woven throughout history. When disaster comes he"s there.Collapse )
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06 March 2015 @ 04:27 pm
Since I've rounded up all the other Hannibal news:

So there you go. It's a Thursday--so not the Time Slot of Death--and not too terribly late in the summer.

(FWIW: Still in the bottom-level of expectations because the more I think about things from S2 and the details that have come out. . .I'm just not as excited as I was during the S1 into S2 wait. I'm sure my excitement will rev up once we get closer and once the show is actually on the air. But, with Orphan Black, Sleepy Hollow, and Hannibal all faltering in their second seasons after starting out SO STRONG, I am wary.)
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02 March 2015 @ 05:42 pm
My hand on a Bible, I swear I was going to start (earnestly) on The Book today.

That was, until Thursday, when someone on ohnotheydidnt posted the Wikipedia page of People Who Have Disappeared Mysteriously, which leads to the list of unsolved deaths, and I found the Taman Shud Case (Warning: The dead guy's dead face is RIGHT THERE when you open the page. It isn't anything terrible; but still, I figure someone might have a squick and better safe than sorry.), which I've seen mentioned a couple of times on Cracked*. . .and, guys, I fell down the plot bunny rabbit hole.

*Honestly TVTropes, Wikipedia, and Cracked are, like, the Holy Trinity of Not Getting Shit Done Today (or This Weekend, as was my case).

What happened to him? Was he poisoned? Was he a spy? That Jestyn lady knew more than what she was saying, right? Who stole all his identification? Was he a Russian spy? How come someone did an excellent job of covering up his identity but left the book lying around? WAS HE AN AMERICAN SPY WHO PISSED OFF THE SOVIETS?

So this is the part where you need to talk me out of the painstaking work of research, plotting, developing a cast of characters--all of which I've started to do re: Taman Shud--and set me straight. Tell me that doing a one-off adult, crime novel is not the best way to go about breaking into the literary industry. This is the part where someone just needs to say, "Look, you've worked on The Book stuff for almost 4 years. You've got an interesting world, well-developed characters, a plot that knows where it's heading, etc, etc, etc." "FOR GOD'S SAKES, THERE'S ALWAYS NANO!" (But you were going to do that other novel.)

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13 February 2015 @ 11:15 pm
I was going to do a Top 5 countdown of sorts for V-Day; but that didn't work out. FYI, I've queue'd a bunch of posts of my favorite/memorable pairings on my Tumblr for tomorrow. (Rhoda, there's going to be a Homeland spoiler on there after 6pm, so be warned.)

Anyway, here's something that's relevant to, I think, everyone's interest. Enjoy.

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1. Molly Graham has been cast. I've heard nothing but good things about Venus in Fur and Hugh and Nina's chemistry together. (The play apparently was, uh, VERY steamy and sexy.) It bums me out, then, that we're getting dropped into their relationship and they couldn't have Molly appear earlier in the season pre-marriage.

2. Season 3 Trailer (Spoilers obviously; and since I don't how spoiled one of us Fannibals wants to be, I'll avoid talking about it openly other than saying [Spoiler (click to open)]BEDELIA, YOU IN DANGER, GIRL!)

3--AND MOST FUCKING IMPORTANTLY--. WE HAVE OUR REBA! I am here for it. I loved Rutina in the first two seasons of True Blood. (I only watched the first two; but I heard they did her/Tara dirty by the end. Hopefully history won't repeat itself here.) I loved that Fuller and Co. went outside of what was expected. And while I agree with gothrockrulz that Emily Watson is my benchmark for Reba, I think Rutina will be great. Now tell me how many episodes Rutina/Reba is going to be in KTHNX.
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16 January 2015 @ 12:59 pm
I promise a real, personal update in the coming days.

Two updates:

1. Molly Graham is being cast right now. (And there's gonna be another fucking time jump in the middle of the season into the Red Dragon storyline, and uggggggghhhhhh, the writer in me is cringing.)

2. Since everyone is/was wondering about its premiere date and I (stupidly) suggested March/April: From an NBC executive, Hannibal won't premiere until Summer. Oops. (Though, I'm okay with this because a lot of my TV shows are coming back in March and April, and at least there will be SOMETHING to watch in this summer.)

An aside: I think I'm gonna put a moratorium on discussing S3 of Hannibal because with each detail that comes out, the lower and lower my expectations get, and I hate to be the person raining on everyone's parades with "yeah, but. . ." Unless Reba gets cast, then we can all celebrate.
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15 January 2015 @ 05:34 pm
This is for Rhoda's benefit because I think I broke her brain when I admitted that I had never, ever seen The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

Bolded are the movies I've seen
Italic titles are movies on my to-watch list

AFI"s Top 100 Movie List (via 2007)Collapse )
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