News Around the Net!
First of all: Arrested Development. Sadly for me, life has intervened and, despite my years-long anticipation, I have not yet seen a single second of the new Netflix season. But rest assured, friends, that very shortly I will be devouring these new episodes and I will be back here, of course, with my detailed thoughts. Hopefully very soon!!
This will take some time to read, but boy is it worth it: the Onion A.V. Club’s in-depth, career-spanning interview with comedian Patton Oswalt.
I wasn’t nearly as in love with Skyfall as the rest of the world seemed to be (click here for my original review), but I am excited by the news that, contrary to reports from late last year, Sam Mendes just might return to direct the next Bond film. I hope that happens. No let’s bring back QUANTUM and make them a real, SPECTRE-like threat to Bond!
This is hilarious and I have never loved George Takei more. Click here to see Mr. Takei’s written responses to various bigoted anti-gay marriage protesters.
Speaking of Star Trek, I love this piece about a non-Star Trek fan who discovered Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I still feel strongly that the under-loved Deep Space Nine is the strongest of the Star Trek series. Sigh. I miss the days of great new Star Trek on TV every week…!
Still speaking of Star Trek, this is a fantastic piece that dissects crazy, ill-advised efforts that J.J. Abrams went to in order to mislead folks (OK, flat-out lie) about the identity of the character Benedict Cumberbatch was playing in Star Trek Into Darkness. I was tremendously disappointed by the Trek sequel (click here for my review) and this article supports and further fleshes out many of the points I made in my review.
I posted the first teaser for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, but I don’t think I ever posted the longer, three-minute version. Check it out.
Same goes for this deliriously huge trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s new film Pacific Rim. This was released a few weeks ago already, but if you haven’t seen it yet, you should take a look:
I lamented the cancellation of Star Wars: The Clone Wars a few weeks ago, so I am happy to see that many of that show’s key creative players are involved in a new, in-the-works Star Wars animated project, set between Episodes III and IV. I still feel terribly disappointed that the Clone Wars story was cut off unfinished. Dare I hope that this new series will resurrect some unfinished story-threads and characters from the Clone Wars series…?
I’ll leave you with something I can’t believe really exists — the trailer for Machete Kills! (Click here for my review of the first one.)