pieandtrenchcoats said: Wow! Today is a fantastic day for pop culture news! Friends, HBO, NPH & the Oscars, and Fantastic Beasts. Thanks for keeping me updated!

You’re welcome and thanks for reaching out! It really was a crazy day. Putting NPH and the Oscars aside, I think Time Warner and Warner Bros. really muddled their announcements by doing them all in one day. I understand that it was an investor event and you want to get those people excited (with the goal being an increase in your stock) — but imagine the hype around each announcement had they been separate. I feel as though the press coverage for HBO, Friends and Potter could have gone a lot farther if they were released on different days.

The DC movies are another beast entirely, and I can’t help but think about the different between how Marvel does their announcement and this. DC saving all this for their investor event and not doing more at Comic Con (or even NYCC) only puts the contrast into sharper perspective. It makes it seem like DC doesn’t really care about the fans. Then again Marvel Studios is its own thing within Disney and has a lot more power in that regard.

I also didn’t love ‘Man of Steel’ and while I’m interested to see what DC can do with a connected universe, I wouldn’t say I’m excited for these 10 movies. I can already see myself being mad at the movie ‘Flash’ for not being as good as the TV show.

tvhangover:

Timothy Olyphant to guest star on the upcoming season of Archer


“Olyphant’s one-episode guest role in the episode airing on January 24th 2013 is just as epic. Olyphant is close friend of Sterling’s— another agent who is presumed dead after being accused of stealing company funds and killing colleagues. He, too, has a big secret— that only Sterling seems to be in the dark on.” (via)



Olyphant seems to be making his way through every FX show.

tvhangover:

Timothy Olyphant to guest star on the upcoming season of Archer

“Olyphant’s one-episode guest role in the episode airing on January 24th 2013 is just as epic. Olyphant is close friend of Sterling’s— another agent who is presumed dead after being accused of stealing company funds and killing colleagues. He, too, has a big secret— that only Sterling seems to be in the dark on.” (via)

Olyphant seems to be making his way through every FX show.

Poster: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ 
Awesome minimalist poster bro.
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Poster: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ 

Awesome minimalist poster bro.

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Poster: ‘Jurassic Park 3D’
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Poster: ‘Jurassic Park 3D’

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filmthrasher:

So…Luke will be recast?!

I don’t know who to believe anymore. I think it’s too early for any of this to not be taken with a grain of salt. 

filmthrasher:

Earlier this summer, we revealed that this Holiday season would bring an all-new present in the form of a secondSpongebob Squarepants Christmas special. Like the classic Rankin/Bass specials before it, this time the delightful little nerd from under the sea will be going stop-motion animated for the first time ever as Plankton decides to try and wreck the holidays. But it seems now that this year’s holiday festivities will be getting the network treatment as the latest celebration will be premiering right after Thanksgiving.

filmthrasher:

With the announcement earlier this week, many fans have been wondering just why it will take so long to see Hank Pym hit the big screen as Ant-Man will not be making its way to theaters until November 2015. Though he’s currently at work on the comedy The World’s End with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, everything previously seemed lined up for a possible 2014 bow to get in just under the wire before The Avengers 2.

But earlier this summer Wright also committed himself to directing another project: a top secret sci-fi project calledCollider that is being executive produced by J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot banner. Now, it seems 2013 will be the year to get the project on track as new intel reports that cameras will begin to roll next week.

filmthrasher:

As November gets ever closer, Lionsgate is ready for a massive profit as the box office spikes thanks to the finale of The Twilight Saga with Breaking Dawn Part 2. Though it was originally slated to be the end of the franchise, earlier this year rumors started to swirl that with Lionsgate’s purchasing of Summit Entertainment the studio would be looking into keeping the series going beyond the previously thought end date. Though exact plans have yet to be revealed, it seems that a remake or TV continuation may be taking a back seat as new info has surfaced that we could see a big screen spin-off.

How many times can they go to this well?

totalfilm:

Having shied away from an on-screen appearance in his last few films, Quentin Tarantino is set to return to the spotlight in Django Unchained, in which he is set to make a cameo…

dailydot:

Inside the mind of Pop Culture Brain
Alex Rabinowitz has his mind on pop culture and pop culture on his mind.
His highly lauded blog, Pop Culture Brain, is like TV Guide for the Tumblr generation, offering a steady stream of network news and creative musings that covers everything from Jersey Shore trivia to Honey Boo Boo. In just four years, it’s racked up more than 81,000 followers.
“Popular entertainment as a reflection of our consciousness and as a great unifier is something that is of immense interest to me,” said Rabinowitz, who credits his parents’ “voracious” eclecticism for his early immersion in pop culture. “I love the escapism of the media that I cover and want to take it apart and examine how it all works as best I can.” (continue)

Thanks again to the Daily Dot. And sorry everyone else for the shameless self promotion and horn tootage.

dailydot:

Inside the mind of Pop Culture Brain

Alex Rabinowitz has his mind on pop culture and pop culture on his mind.

His highly lauded blog, Pop Culture Brain, is like TV Guide for the Tumblr generation, offering a steady stream of network news and creative musings that covers everything from Jersey Shore trivia to Honey Boo Boo. In just four years, it’s racked up more than 81,000 followers.

“Popular entertainment as a reflection of our consciousness and as a great unifier is something that is of immense interest to me,” said Rabinowitz, who credits his parents’ “voracious” eclecticism for his early immersion in pop culture. “I love the escapism of the media that I cover and want to take it apart and examine how it all works as best I can.”
(continue)

Thanks again to the Daily Dot. And sorry everyone else for the shameless self promotion and horn tootage.

Poster: ‘About Cherry’
(via totalfilm - New trailer for About Cherry goes inside the porn industry)

danhacker:

I can see how the scene in ‘Gangster Squad’ could be seen as being in bad taste in the wake of the Dark Knight shoot, I’m more curious if that scene will make it into the threatrical cut of ‘Gangster Squad’. Horrific news story aside that scene in ‘Gangster Squad’ looks pretty key to the plot of that film. It’s a tragic case of poor timing and coincidence, but I personally feel the scene should stay for a handful of reasons. 

theweekmagazine:

Fiery-haired Scottish princess Merida, the star of Pixar’s Brave, boasts a mane comprising 1,500 individually animated curls. Pixar is very detail-oriented. Here, a numerical look at how that bit of trivia stacks up to the minutiae of other Pixar films:
270 — Types of food created for Ratatouille, the film about a rat-turned-gourmet-chef
1,150,000 — Individual hairs rendered on Ratatouille’s rodent hero, Remy
110,000 — Individual hairs that the average real-life person has
20,622 — Balloons used to elevate Carl’s house in Up.
200 — Turtles in Finding Nemo’s turtle dive sequence
2,500 — Different sounds recorded for WALL-E, twice the average of a Star Wars movie 
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theweekmagazine:

Fiery-haired Scottish princess Merida, the star of Pixar’s Brave, boasts a mane comprising 1,500 individually animated curls. Pixar is very detail-oriented. Here, a numerical look at how that bit of trivia stacks up to the minutiae of other Pixar films:

270 — Types of food created for Ratatouille, the film about a rat-turned-gourmet-chef

1,150,000 — Individual hairs rendered on Ratatouille’s rodent hero, Remy

110,000 — Individual hairs that the average real-life person has

20,622 — Balloons used to elevate Carl’s house in Up.

200 — Turtles in Finding Nemo’s turtle dive sequence

2,500 — Different sounds recorded for WALL-E, twice the average of a Star Wars movie 

More numbers