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Seth Meyers framed his final ‘Weekend Update’ cue card | Vulture
We should all aspire to this.
23. An app that locates the closest Finnish liquor store.
I’m interested in SEVERAL of these now.
Zac Efron won Best Shirtless performance; Rita Ora gave him a start by ripping open his shirt and then he obliged us with some flexing and posing.
Well done, all of you.
Now it just seems wrong to talk about The Good Wife… Let’s just say Alicia’s unraveling was perfect and I dream of the day I can drink martinis with Diane and Alicia.
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It’s the end of an era! Okay, that’s a titch over-dramatic on my part. But it was an emotional time for Harvey and Mike and therefore me as well. Fortunately investment bankers wear suits too, so there’s no name change needed for season four (as if they’d consider it).
However, it’s the dynamic back-and-forth between Harvey and Mike that MADE this show what it is. I look forward to seeing how they flush out this new situation (while maintaining the duo’s chemistry and friendship) in the new world. Series creator Aaron Korsch assured us all (via an interview with EW that you can read here) that this isn’t a move that will be quickly undone. Sets have been built, stories have been planned, and Mike’s getting his own Donna. (Though let’s be real, no one will ever out-Donna Sarah Rafferty.)
The finale proved just how fantastic Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht are at just BEING these two characters. Their scenes in this episode — the chair-throwing anger, the tearful anguished but logical plea to leave the firm — this is the primary relationship that this show thrives on and keeps fan tuning in week after week. It’s not Mike and Rachel; not Harvey and Scotty; not even Harvey and Donna; just Mike and Harvey till the bitter end.
Mel Brooks says if you look like Robert Redford, it’s tough to get laughs. However if you have “tiny little beady eyes, very close to the bridge of your nose — a broken nose, a bulbous face,” — you have a better chance.
I’m delighted to share this 7:36 long interview with Mel Brooks. It was conducted on January 16, 1984 and goes into his casting decisions, his thoughts on “Springtime for Hitler,” and his life-long fascinating with “making fun of Nazis.” Enjoy!
Seriously, show of hands. Does it work? I came out of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and immediately thought, “Did Joss Whedon just blow up his TV show? Because he just disbanded S.H.I.E.L.D. and he’s got a show about, uh, Shield…” Maybe he decided to cancel it before ABC did? I’d understand that.
That being said, the obvious reveal was still Ward’s allegiances. You knew, right? I was about 60% convinced when when Victoria started making her case that Coulson was Hydra citing Ward’s “emotional” execution last week. And then his volunteering to “turn the key” on his mentor’s jail cell really cemented it.
If this is the end of the show, at least it’s got a major plot to carry it to the end. And should we get a season two, well,…perhaps this is the way to get rid of Ward and fix some of the group’s chemistry and dynamics. (Is it too much to ask that the Skye mystery is also solved and that removes her from the team?)
Me trying to get my entire move to LA organized in the next 17 days…
Despite the less than stellar series finale last week, it was notably off-putting to not have a new episode of How I Met Your Mother this week. Just me?
In short, there was nothing to watch other than Bones and Star-Crossed, which is slowing moving from “cheesy bad but good” to straight up “um..this is just bad.” I can not fathom how Aimee Teegarden can make making out with Matt Lanter so unsexy. I’ve seen that guy have chemistry with everything including a wall on 9O21O. His acting may have some limitations, but I’ll buy whatever he’s selling here. The flaw is it takes two to kiss and Julie Taylor (as she will always be known - sorry Emery) alters between looking like she’s selling it too hard or ready to pull away mid-smooch.
That might have been her closest attempt at looking into it. Matt Lanter, you keep doing you. Oomph.
Honourable mention to Greg Finley (Drake - wait, is that his name?) and Jesse Luken (Eric). No, not because they’re hot; because I actually caught up on last week’s ep and then this week’s and someone in the writer’s room is doing a solid job giving those characters actual levels and depth. It’s a little surprising how much I’m enjoying their performances. Now could the women get more interesting please?
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#FlashbackFriday (bc I missed #tbt): my first trip to LA when I fielded calls from #Batman.