News Around the Net!
This high school-set Game of Thrones parody, School of Thrones, is fantastic. Worth it for the awesome opening credits alone.
I often wax poetic about my love for the great, much-missed The Larry Sanders Show. My buddy Ethan e-mailed me this link to a terrific interview with Jeffrey Tambor (who played Hank “Hey Now!” Kingsley), filled with stories about his work on the show. A great read.
Louis C.K. has a new stand-up special on HBO in April. Love this trailer:
I must say I am shocked that, despite the BIG success of 2007’s The Simpsons Movie (I can’t believe it was that long ago, already!), they are not working on another one. That’s a shame.
I have spent a long time looking at this awesome infographic that lays out the entire backwards-and-forwards structure of Christopher Nolan’s fantastic film Memento. Wild.
I was VERY excited to read that an extended cut has recently been discovered of “The Wounded” and several other episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I hope some of this footage eventually makes it onto the blu-rays! I LOVED the extended cut of “The Measure of a Man” on the season 2 blu-ray, and I would kill to see some more extended cuts of episodes in the future… And “The Wounded” is one of my favorite TNG episodes! (I love O’Brien!)
Speaking of Trek, a new teaser trailer was released a few weeks ago:
Solid trailer. God I hope this movie doesn’t let me down.
Speaking of trailers — I still can’t believe they really made a movie of the deliriously unhinged, profane comic book Kick Ass. And now they’ve made a sequel? This new red-band trailer is great. The kids have grown up, but this could still work. (Though holy cow, how huge is Aaron Taylor-Johnson — who plays the titular geek kid turned super-hero, Kick Ass — now?? It’s weird to see puny Dave Lizewski so pumped.) I LOVE that they used Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s super-villain name from the comics! And Jim Carrey is in this??? This movie is going to be crazy. I can’t wait.
I’ve never seen Veronica Mars, but if this is true that a Kickstarter campaign has successfully lead to the show’s revival as a movie, that is super-cool. I am all for the rescue of fan-favorite, cult properties. Serenity 2, anyone?? (No, says Joss Whedon. Sigh!!)
Christopher Guest (A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman) is masterminding a new show for HBO? Yes, please!
Hmmm… are there any other HBO shows coming up that I’m looking forward to? Oh, yeah, there is one: