Someone talk to me about Snowpiercer!!!!

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Seriously. If you haven't yet, go see Snowpiercer, and then come back and talk to me! (Or wait 4 more days until it's out on VOD because fucking Harvey Weinstein clearly wants this to fail at the box office, but on the other hand, yay for wider access soon?)

I saw it yesterday and cannot stop thinking about it. I had a... rather complicated reaction, lol, in that it's a emotional gut punch of the sort that I kind of never want to experience again, and yet as soon as it was over, I immediately wanted to watch it again. Then again, I don't think it's possible NOT to have a complicated reaction to this movie?

Cut for gifspam, not spoilers )


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Linkspam

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* There will be a fourth season of Sherlock... a year and a half from now.

* Better Call Saul will have a "flexible" timeline, meaning it could take place before, during, and/or after the events of Breaking Bad. Presumably so they can bring back favorite BB characters as guest stars if the show can't pull its own weight.

* Community is, against all the odds, getting a sixth season, as Yahoo gets into the original programming business. Undoubtedly, the movie will follow.

* Samira Wiley talks about Poussey in season 2 of Orange is the New Black.

* The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby looks really cool. I an intrigued by the "same movie from two different perspectives" idea.

* If you really can't wait for August, you can get a preview of Guardians of the Galaxy at IMAX theaters this week.

* I am kind of surprised that Marvel would let something this big slip this early, but if these Age of Ultron spoilers are true, it is a big hint about the future of the Hulk in Phase 3.

* Clark Gregg talks about season 2 of Agents of SHIELD.



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TV I'm (Maybe) Watching

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Since summer is (relatively) lacking on the new TV front (although not as much of a barren wasteland as it used to be - currently, I'm watching 24, The Fosters, Graceland, and Undateable, and looking forward to a number of shows premiering soon), it's a good time to catch up on things I've missed or been meaning to watch.

I finally came back to Weeds, which I abandoned some time ago after season 3, which ends by pretty thoroughly blowing up the show's premise, and the general opinion seemed to be that what it became after that was never as good. I'm now into early season 5, and while the show is rather far from its "suburban mom pot dealer" origins, I wouldn't say it's necessarily worse? Granted, I love the addition of Demian Bichir, and that makes up for a lot, lol. 

I also got around to starting Sleepy Hollow, which seems to be beloved for being unapologetically ridiculous crack. Which... it definitely is. As far as I can tell, the show seems to have come from putting Supernatural and National Treasure in a blender, then making it about 25% nuttier. I'm five episodes in, and although the rapport between Ichabod and Abbie is as delightful as promised, Nicole Beharie is flawless, and I enjoy Crane's "what fresh hell is this?" reactions to modern life, I find myself struggling to care about, y'know, the plot? Not only the overarching mythology, but even the Case of the Week stuff doesn't really hold my interest. Does that matter? Will it get better? If not, is it worth watching anyway?

I've only watched one episode of Fargo, and I can't decide if I want to watch more. Everyone who watches it seems to love it... but then again, everyone who watches it also seems to have loved the movie, which I am pretty meh on, so maybe I should take that as an indication that it's just Not For Me. Advice?


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Friday Night Linkspam

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* Natasha Lyonne will be guest-starring on the upcoming season of Girls.

* Doesn't look good for #sixseasonsandamovie - Hulu is not bringing Community back.

* I knew about half of these "27 facts about the West Wing you probably didn't know."

* Go see Snowpiercer! Do it! (And if you're in the DC area, go see it with me! Seriously.)

* Mark Ruffalo talks about playing the Hulk.

* An interview with Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta about The Leftovers, which I am super excited about, based on early reviews.

* Laura Prepon will be in every episode of Orange is the New Black next season. In case you were worried.

* These Hunger Games posters are creepy and cool, as is President Snow addressing Panem in this clip.

* Kristen Bell is having another baby.

* Not surprisingly, Stephen Sondheim backtracked like crazy on his Into the Woods comments. I remain skeptical. ("Coincidentally" he watched the rough cut immediately after making those remarks? Coincidentally? Really?)

* The Orphan Black creators talk about the season finale and how they did that awesome clone dance party scene.

* Doctor Who returns August 23 with Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor.


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