There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the upcoming new year: a fresh start, a bunch of well-meaning but ultimately forgotten resolutions, a new supply of vacation days, etc. But the most exciting thing about 2014? Season 3 of “Sherlock” debuts on New Year’s Day in the UK and January 19th in the US. As fans know, the stellar second season ended with a bang (and a fall, and so many questions, and so many tears). This amazing trailer for season 3 promises a few answers, many more questions, and the glorious return of Benedict Cumberbatch in a long, tweed coat. Cannot wait. [YouTube]
P.S. If you’re a “Sherlock” fan (and/or a feminist) and haven’t read Nicole Cliffe’s brilliant rankings of the first 6 episodes, please do that now.
Calvin And Hobbes was everything in my childhood. Everything. I read the strip every day in the my parents’ newspaper and had all the Calvin And Hobbes books. Okay, they were my brother’s books and I stole them, but that’s besides the point. I loved to pretend that my teddy bear, Gregory, could come alive and only I would see him, just like Hobbes. I’m sure part of the reason today that I love graphic novels as much as I do is because I read so many smart, multi-layered comic strips as a kid. So I’m kinda peeing my pants right now to see that there’s going to be a Calvin And Hobbes documentary, “Dear Mr. Watterson,” about the strip and its cartoonist Bill Watterson. After the series ended in 1995, Watterson has remained mostly out of the public eye as a sort of modern-day J.D. Salinger. I’ll be fascinated to see if he makes an appearance in this doc. I can’t wait! [The Mary Sue]
What better way to celebrate the beginning of Full Figured Fashion Week (and cleanse your palette after Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant ridiculousness) than with a documentary about plus-size beauty queens? “There She Is” stars two friends, Allison and Jenny, who love everything about beauty pageants: the makeup, the hair, the costumes, the glitter.
But unlike the women who compete in Miss USA and Miss America pageants, Allison and Jenny are both a size 22. Keep reading »
I’m not even a Sofia Coppola superfan, but I’m still anxiously awaiting parking my mall-jean-clad butt in a theater seat to watch “The Bling Ring” about the Hollywood teenagers who broke into celebrities’ homes and steal their Acne jean. Maybe it’s because Coppola actually filmed inside Paris Hilton’s weird home with pictures of herself all over the place? Or maybe because it stars Emma Watson pole dancing in stripper heels and Taissa Farmiga, the girl from “American Horror Story” season one? Or because Leslie Mann made a vision board of Angelina Jolie’s life? Gahhh, this is going to be amazing. [YouTube]
If Princess Diana is involved, there is always going to be high expectations. But for the upcoming biopic “Diana,” there is already criticism concerning Naomi Watts’ lack of resemblance to Princess Di. (It’s the eyes, right?) Maybe she is not entirely convincing based on looks alone, but only time will tell if Watts will pull through and act the part of ‘the people’s princess.’ “Diana” looks like it will be sad — paparazzi! horrible ’80s fashion! fighting with Charles! — but also strangely fascinating. [Gawker]
It’s going to be a good summer: “Girl Most Likely,” starring Kristen Wiig, is coming out July 19! Kristen stars as Imogene (which was the original title of the film), a flailing playwright who has a breakdown and has to be taken care of by her loopy mother (Annette Bening), herself living with a sketchy new boyfriend named “George Bousche” (Matt Dillon) and a much-younger boy renting out her childhood bedroom (Darren Criss). Annnnd there’s a spanking joke. What’s not to love? July 19 can’t come soon enough. [IMDB]
I am physically incapable of containing my excitement for the new “The Great Gatsby” movie. I want to YELL ABOUT IT. It’s bound to be divisive, of course, but “Gatsby” is one of my favorite books of all time, and considering the first Hollywood adaptation was a poorly-acted flop, I really think F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus deserves an epic redo. And from what we’ve seen so far in the teasers, Baz Luhrmann’s version will be nothing if not epic — seriously, this brand-new trailer, featuring new music from Beyonce (covering Amy Winehouse!), Lana Del Rey, and Florence + the Machine, gives me the goddamn chills. The anachronistic contemporary but somehow appropriate soundtrack, the gorgeous beaded Prada dresses and ridiculous diamonds, the fantastical settings… I’m foaming at the mouth. Watch it, then watch it again, and maybe a third time for good measure. [YouTube]
We’ve paid our respects to Megan Draper’s sky-high new ’60s hairdo. We’ve pondered what Don Draper and Megan are doing on a beach in Hawaii. We’ve stared at pictures of Jon Hamm’s trouser snake struggling to break free. Now all that’s left before “Mad Men” season six’s two-hour April 7th premiere is, you know, an actual trailer. You’re in luck! Except not really, because Matt Weiner is an asshole and he tells us practically nothing about what’s going on … only that Don still isn’t happy. [Vanity Fair]
Someone up there must be looking out for me, because there are so many amazing movies about teenagers behaving badly in my future! As if I wasn’t already psyched enough about “Spring Breakers” hitting theaters on the 22nd, the first teaser trailer for “The Bling Ring,” the Sofia Coppola-directed film based on the true tale of a band of wealthy, fame-hungry L.A. teenagers who robbed multiple celebrity residences back in 2009, came out on Friday. Naturally, it is 56 seconds of pure dark, sleazy bliss. The movie looks completely, outlandishly ridiculous, and I am so in. God, I love watching Hermione get all slutty! [YouTube]
The long-awaited “Spring Breakers” trailer has hit the web, and nothing I say could even come close to doing it justice. Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine star in Harmony Korine’s latest vehicle as four bored college students who will do anything to go ham on spring break, and you can count on them looking nothing like they did at the premiere (above). A RiFF RaFF-channeling James Franco sports cornrows as rapper/drug dealer Alien, and I have no idea who Gucci Mane plays but he is most definitely in this movie. I think it looks rad — much better than expected, actually — and I can’t wait to see squeaky-clean Selena get her sleaze on. Ch-ch-check it out. Y’all wanna die tonight? [MTV] Keep reading »