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There’s A New Trailer For “The Great Gatsby”!

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I will never forgive the Movie Premiere Scheduling Powers That Be for pushing back “The Great Gatsby” until May 2013 instead of the holiday season in 2012. Don’t they know that’s five months from now?!?! They dropped one trailer last May — yes, a full year in advance — and just dropped another teasing “Gatsby” trailer yesterday, absolutely oozing with sex, colors, jewels, and Baz Luhrmann fabulosity. Sigh.

The Official “Star Trek Into Darkness” Trailer Arrives, Hints At Major Character’s Death

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  • Okay, the full length trailer for “Star Trek Into Darkness” is out and teases a character’s death in a major way. Also, still not clear who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing because obviously JJ Abrams is a sadist. [The Mary Sue]
  • As expected, “The Hobbit” killed in its opening weekend, taking in $84.8 million at the box office. Did you guys see it? Did it live up to your little people with furry feet walk a whole bunch expectations? [Newser]
  • Just like Luke Skywalker before her, this woman has a robotic arm she can control with her mind. [The Mary Sue]
  • “Saturday Night Live” did a funny sketch about Charlie Brown this weekend. Check it out at the link. [The FW]
  • Videogames that summed up 2012 — for better or worse. [Cracked]
  • A whole mess of great gifts for the geeks in your life. [theBERRY]

Irony: MTV Airs “Mean Girls,” Bleeps “Vagina” But Not “Whore”

Okay, you might want to be sitting down when I tell you this, but I watched “Mean Girls” for the first time a couple weekends ago. I was pretty well acquainted with… well, nearly every single line in the movie from having read the internet, although I got a good laugh out of “Four for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco,” as it was just about the only quote in there that I hadn’t known was from “Mean Girls.” But I decided it was probably time to actually experience the movie, and stop trying to absorb it only from cultural diffusion.

So yeah, I knew next to nothing about “Mean Girls” other than that a lot of parts of the internet that I respect and enjoy are obsessed with quoting it and that it’s about high school, not, for example, that it was written by Tina Fey. Rest assured, these gaping holes in my knowledge have been filled, and so now I completely understand how against the message of the film it is for MTV to bleep a wide swath of non-curse-words, including “vagina,” when it aired on the network this weekend… but not “whore” or “slut.” Read more…

Girl Talk: Why Bridget Jones Isn’t The Best Role Model For Single Women

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Recently, I was asked by a women’s relationship website to recap how all of us are Bridget Jones in some way. The reason for the assignment was, in case you don’t already know, Helen Fielding has written another chapter in the life of the beloved character. I took the assigned topic without question, because it’s true – most women do have quite a bit of Bridget in them. If that had not been the case, then the books and eventual movies would have fallen flat and I wouldn’t be writing this right now.

But as I worked on that particular piece, I realized that despite her divine quirkiness and adorable flaws, she isn’t exactly the best role model for single women. I’m not suggesting all role models should be perfect like Hillary Clinton, but they should offer a bit more than Bridget. And as a single woman myself, I know this to be fact because single women are always right. Or at least this is what I tell my married friends – whom I then force to agree with me by withholding any further cupcake baking and distribution. It always works. But I digress.

Let’s look at a few examples where Bridget falls flat. Perhaps, if we’re to learn anything from her at all, it’s the complete opposite of what she often represents. You don’t have to agree with me on these points, but then again, you’ve never had my cupcakes so you’ve nothing to truly lose. Keep reading »

The Demand For A Real Life Death Star Is Remarkably High, Plus The “Man Of Steel” Trailer Debuts!

  • That petition demanding the U.S. government build a Death Star is actually getting a lot of signatures. [The FW]
  • The feminist “Walking Dead” fan in your life will be really happy if you get her this “Michonne: Impossible” T-shirt for Christmas. [The Mary Sue]
  • The first official trailer for “Man Of Steel” — the Superman reboot starring the dreamy Henry Cavill — is out! [The Mary Sue]
  • Super cute kids watch the trailer for “The Hobbit” and react adorably. Much more entertaining to watch than the epic yawning do during the “Hobbit” trailer. [The FW] Keep reading »

Okay, Enough Messing Around, JJ Abrams — Who Is Benedict Cumberbatch Playing In “Star Trek Into Darkness”?

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Analyzing the "Star Trek Into Darkness" trailer in minute detail. Read More »
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“Star Trek Into Darkness,” JJ Abrams second “Star Trek” reboot film, isn’t in theaters until next May, but details on the films plot are slowly being leaked to the press. However, the biggest question remains: which villain is Benedict Cumberbatch playing? Producer/writer Roberto Orci had said that Cumberbatch would be playing someone well known from the “Star Trek” canon (i.e. not a new character created for the film). When I posted the teaser trailer for the film last week, I parsed the two most popular theories: that Cumberbatch is playing either Khan (the villain at the center of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”) or Gary Mitchell, a character that appeared in an episode of the original series.

Well, this week, the filmmakers released this new image from the film, with Cumberbatch’s character identified as “John Harrison.” Who the fuck is that? (Warning: there are some spoilers after the jump!) Keep reading »

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