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It's slow going on Universal's Fast & Furious 7, and sources say it's not just because of the technical demands of re-creating late star Paul Walker. According to sources, star Vin Diesel has been so difficult that some on set have fantasized about using the facial-replacement technology being deployed to put Walker in the film as a sub for Diesel as well.
"Vin spent a whole day in his trailer one day," says one insider. "The next day, they waited four hours for him. He called a meeting [May 28] of studio execs to his trailer for two-and-a-half hours to say, 'What the f— am I doing here?'" The next day, work was done with doubles. Another source confirms that progress has been frustrating, with the crew suffering from "low morale."
Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley flatly denies trouble: "This production is working through some challenges that are historically unprecedented. The crew and cast, led by Vin, have been nothing but terrific under these circumstances."
Now this is how you werk a red carpet!
It was all about the boob tease, peek-a-boo leg and halter dresses last night as celebrities hit the red carpet of L.A.’s Think Like a Man Too premiere, and the ladies were straight up stunning from head-to-toe. The men like Floyd Mayweather, Terrence J and Michael Ealy cleaned up quite nicely too as they hit the red carpet in their best suits, and couples like Keri Hilson and Serge Ibaka, Tank and Zena Foster, Laura Govan and Gilbert Arenas and Chris & Jada Paul were out in full force for a romantic comedy night.
Also on the scene were Mary J Blige, Regina Hall, Golden Brooks, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Keke Palmer and Meagan Good.
Keri Hilson rocked an exposed-bra look as she stepped out with Serge Ibaka. This may be their first red carpet appearance together.
Terrence J, Will Packer (the film’s producer) and Michael Ealy
Gabby Union, Mother of the Year, and Mary J. Blige
i didn't see this posted here yet. also lol at keri hilson having a tag...
Hiccup, Toothless and the gang are all back, and from the sound of it, critics couldn’t be happier.
“How To Train Your Dragon 2” follows up the massive success of Dreamworks Animation’s first film, which chronicled the wonderful relationship between peaceful Viking Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and dragon Toothless. The forbidden friendship won over pretty much everyone who saw it, including critics.
Sequels are a tough business, but if anyone could tame the critics a second time, it’d be this incredible group, which includes Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Craig Ferguson and Kirsten Wiig. Oh, and that’s before even mentioning that the sequel added “Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harrington and the incomparable Cate Blanchett.
Just how much did Toothless and co. charm the critics this time? Check out some of the reviews for the film.
You’ll Melt For Toothless (In A Good Way)
“‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ is brimming with action while remaining mercifully straightforward. The undoing of many a sequel lies in its insistence on introducing multiple enemies to up the ante. There’s none of that here. Meanwhile, the movie manages to tackle themes of growing up and finding independence; coming to terms with one’s heritage; forgiveness; and how to properly care for a pet. Anyone with a cat, dog, ferret or guinea pig will probably melt when Toothless jumps on Hiccup and doles out some big, sloppy kisses.” — Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
It’s The Sequel The World Needs
“Most sequels get made for commercial reasons, whether or not the world needs them. ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ is a movie the world needs. Gleeful and smart, funny and serious, this sequel surpasses the endearing original with gorgeous animation—a dragon Eden, a dragon scourge, an infinitude of dragons—and one stirring human encounter after another.” — Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Cate Is Great
“And Blanchett’s vocal performance, grit tempered by grace, ranks with the best in animated-film history … powers the film to a climax that will knock you for a loop.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
It’s Pretty Intense For A Kids’ Film
“Director Dean DeBlois keeps the story moving efficiently enough, and despite the fact that the film has too many structural arms and legs wiggle-wagging in all the wrong places, there are some finely tuned dramatic moments, including a tragic twist that might be too intense for really little kids. (Heck, it was almost too intense for me.)” — Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice
“The Mother Of All Animated Sequels”
“Hiccup comes to discover much about both his past and his destiny in this space. DeBlois could have played the sequence a million different ways, which makes it all the more stunning for him to “let it go” as he does, turning to an original Celtic-style ballad, ‘For the Dancing and the Dreaming,’ sung as an intimate duet between two characters, instead of belted Broadway-style from the rooftops. If necessity is the mother of invention, then DreamWorks’ desire to extend the “Dragon” franchise has propelled the creative team in the most admirable of directions, resulting in what just may be the mother of all animated sequels.” — Peter Debruge, Variety
Who else has seen the movie? because we need to talk about it now spoilers and all.
Preschoolers will be delighted to learn — the Teletubbies is getting a makeover.
Halifax-based DHX Media Ltd. has announced plans to produce 60 new episodes of the popular British children’s show it acquired last fall.
Giggly moppets Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po will star, as they do in the 365 existing episodes of the program which launched in 1997, but with fresher visages, said DHX president and COO Steven DeNure.
“The characters are going to be the same; we may do a little bit more (computer-generated) enhancements to the faces, but it’s going to be pretty subtle.
“It will be wide screen and HD which is something audiences expect now and we’ll be using some production techniques that were used on big films like the Harry Potter series or the Lord of the Rings series; using blue screen technology to kind of enhance the magic world that the Teletubbies live in; all in an effort to recreate in a modern way what the Teletubbies looked like when it was shot on a real set in a farmer’s field.
“For us, it’s really about updating the episodes and extending the series and making beautiful new episodes that take advantage of today’s technology. There is an ineffable quality about the Teletubbies that’s just a little hard to put your finger on.”
The original episodes were filmed outdoors at a farm in England, but after the series wrapped production several years ago, the Teletubbies house was torn down and replaced with a pond.
“We thought about recreating that, but dismissed it relatively early,” DeNure said.
Reruns of the BBC show remain a global draw. It’s seen in 120 markets in 45 different languages.
It was also the first western pre-school property to air on China’s CCTV reaching an audience of 300 million children, according to DHX.
In the late ‘90s Teletubbies drew the ire of American fundamentalist preacher Rev. Jerry Falwell who cited purple, purse-toting Tinky Winky for “role modelling the gay lifestyle.”
Falwell’s comments led both the BBC and the show’s production company to issue statements denouncing the suggestions.
The new shows, which are being produced for BBC’s CBeebies channel, should be ready for air in the UK and elsewhere by the end of 2015. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t released.
Other changes will update the characters too, though DeNure wouldn’t offer many hints. He said the proliferation of touch-screen technology in homes changes some of the dynamics between the characters.
The original Teletubbies had TVs in their tummies.
“For a kid watching that now, it’s no longer a television, it’s a screen you can hold in your hand. We think there are some really interesting creative opportunities on that front as we develop new Teletubbies,” DeNure said.
When it first aired, Teletubbies was one of the rare live-action children’s television shows that crept into the mainstream consciousness with a line of plush toys, a top-selling series of VHS tapes, and a song that reached Number One on the U.K. Singles Chart.
Teletubbies is still wildly popular on YouTube where DHX estimates that episodes and clips of the program received about 40 million views worldwide in May through both its official channel and videos posted by other users.
“It continues to be something that parents are showing to their kids and kids are asking for,” said DeNure.
DHX distributes shows through traditional broadcasters, streaming video outlets like Netflix and on its own YouTube channel where the company generates revenue through advertisements delivered by Google.
DeNure said YouTube gives the company the opportunity to earn revenue from its properties without the limitations of more traditional media.
“The whole notion of shelf space kind of goes out the window,” he said.
The company also bought the Family Channel from Bell Media, giving it a platform to create and sell more shows globally, and the Epitome group of companies, producer of the hit Degrassi TV franchise.
DHX is also producing new Inspector Gadget shows and considering the same for its other properties like Yo Gabba Gabba! and Caillou.
"He'll be head to head. Not head to vag. Unless he wants to risk his life and see."
– Mila Kunis, on her birthing plan with fiancé Ashton Kutcher, to Marie Claire
"He really 'Kanye-d' himself and really doubled down – I'm really just along for the ride!"
– Gabrielle Union, on "groomzilla" fiancé Dwyane Wade taking over wedding planning duties, to PEOPLE
"If I wasn't with my wife and Jonah had lady parts, I would probably ask him out."
– Channing Tatum, on his chemistry with 22 Jump Street costar Jonah Hill, to Entertainment Weekly
"He did play a d–head very well."
– Keira Knightley, on costar Adam Levine's big-screen debut in Begin Again, to Glamour
"You can't hold me down – I'm a wonderful mama."
– Sherri Shepherd, speaking out about her ongoing custody battle, to PEOPLE
"It has its own contract, definitely."
– Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, on the popularity of his luscious locks, on Live! with Kelly and Michael
"Hashtag she said yes!!!"
– Olympic ice dancer Charlie White, who popped the question to fellow medalist Tanith Belbin, on Instagram
"I mentally cut their heads off."
– Kate Hudson, on how she deals with the constant swarm of photographers, to InStyle
"It really should be Decade of Hot Mess."
– Sandra Bullock, on winning the Decade of Hotness trophy, during Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards
"My life has never been this cool."
– Jimmy Fallon, gushing over his TV success and life with daughter Winnie Rose, to PEOPLE
HAPPY FRIDAY, ONTD! :-) xoxoxo
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has been spending the summer bringing an ancient deity (Horus) to life for Summit Entertainment’s “Gods of Egypt,” but this week, he reacted to some very modern news: “Game of Thrones” has passed “The Sopranos” to become HBO’s most popular show.
“It’s just amazing,” Nikolaj told Access Hollywood.
Nikolaj’s scenes with Gwendoline — as Jaime and Brienne – have been deliciously layered, and some of his finest work on the HBO drama, and the actor gave credit to Gwendoline for partnering in making them so strong.
“I think it’s — as with anything, you’re only as good as the person you’re working with and Gwendoline is a very good actress,” he said. “She understands the character so well and she plays her just perfectly. But, again, it’s just beautiful writing – you spend a lot of time with these two people, and it’s been interesting to watch the reaction to the season because… you felt a real hope in the audience in a way, and almost anticipated, ‘We need these two to get together. For God’s sake, don’t go back to Cersei! This is the woman you should be with,’” he continued. “There’s almost a sense of betrayal with Jaime then, still wanting to be with his sister. Couldn’t he just be with Brienne for god’s sake? But, he can’t and that’s very unfortunate, because it would have been beautiful.
But, does that mean he was hoping for a romantic relationship between the two characters?
“No. I think that would have been a very happy ending, but it’s not the way the show works,” he clarified. “They’d probably end up killing each other. They’re both very stubborn, very proud. But they are a lot of fun to watch… first of all, because it’s so well written, but also, they are different in every way and yet, they’re very similar in their core.”
A similar comparison could be made between Jaime and Tyrion. Outwardly different, at the core, their brotherly bond – revealed in those jail visits — is strong. And after being unable to serve as his brother’s champion, Jaime was left crushed when the man who did, Prince Oberyn Martell, fell to The Mountain. As a result, Tywin sentenced Tyrion to death.
“It’s heartbreaking for Jaime and it’s horrible to be in this powerless situation where one of the few — maybe the only person you really love, and you feel loves you back — is gonna die for something he hasn’t done, and your own family wants him dead,” Nikolaj said.
Excited for Sunday.
This stalker put on quite the performance.
On Friday, a man identified as Shawn Caples, 28, was caught sleeping in the laundry room at Sanaa Lathan‘s home by contractors, reports TMZ. Caples claimed to be Lathan’s husband and was sent away, but things escalated when Caples returned later that day and was discovered by Lathan herself.
The 42-year-old “Best Man Holiday” actress screamed “get the f—k out of here.”
Caples refused to leave the premises and Lathan immediately called police.
On Monday, Caples reappeared at a terrified Lathan’s house.
The crazed fan was arrested and jailed for stalking. Upon his release, Caples will be ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the star.
Lathan isn’t the only celebrity suffering from a security breach. An obsessed fan has been stalking Wendy Williams, appearing at her Chelsea studio and demanding to see the talk show host, while Sandra Bullock’s house was recently invaded while she was home.
While Ariana Grande is still generating plenty of buzz with her music video for "Problem,", it looks like she doesn't plan on taking a break anytime soon. Last night the Sam & Cat star took to Twitter to reveal that she just finished working on the vid for her next single!
We're dying to find out more details about the shoot — and of course, which song off of her upcoming album she's chosen for her next single! Do you think you'll love it even more than "Problem"?
Pictures from the set:
Being on the writing staff of one of the most critically acclaimed tv shows ever opens a few doors… And we get some promising shows to look forward to. Check out their new gigs.
L-R: Tom Schnauz, George Mastras, Sam Catlin, King Vince, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, Moira Walley-Beckett
• Sam Catlin
Then: BB writing credits include "4 Days Out," "The Fly," "Crawl Space," "Rabid Dog"
Now: Showrunner - PREACHER - AMC (produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg)
Could Preacher become AMC’s next Walking Dead? AMC has officially put into development the long-rumored TV version of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s twisted 1990s comic series.Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers – a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse. Rogen and Goldberg wrote the pilot.
• George Mastras
Then: BB writing credits include "Crawl Space," "Dead Freight," "To'hajiilee"
Now: Showrunner - UNTITLED ROCK DRAMA - HBO (produced by Boardwalk Empire's Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter)
From the team behind Boardwalk Empire: Set in 1970s New York, the pilot explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all told through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra, with a great ear for discovering talent, who tries to resurrect his label and find the next new sound. He undergoes a crisis of character when confronted with a life-altering decision.
Cast includes Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple, Ray Romano, Max Casella and Jack Quaid.
• Moira Walley-Beckett
Then: BB writing credits include "The Fly," "Gliding Over All," "Ozymandias"
Now: Showrunner - FLESH & BONE - Starz (produced by Quentin Tarantino veteran Lawrence Bender)
World-renowned dancers attached to Starz original ballet drama, Flesh And Bone. Starz is adding a female-skewing drama to its roster. The drama centers on Claire (Black Swan's Sarah Hay), who has a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in NYC. The dark and gritty series will unflinchingly explore the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world. She is a transcendent ballerina, capable of reaching the sublime, but her inner torment and aspirations drive her in compelling, unforeseeable ways.
Cast includes former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko, ABT soloist Sascha Radetsky, Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner and Boardwalk Empire's Emily Tyra. Director David Michod (Animal Kingdom, Rover) is directing the pilot.
• Peter Gould
Then: BB writing credits include "Half Measures," "Salud," "Blood Money," "Granite State"
Now: Co-showrunner - BETTER CALL SAUL - AMC (produced by Vince Gilligan)
Better Call Saul tells the story of mall-based super lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before he became Walter White’s attorney. From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-fall to bond fraud, Saul handles it all. Cast includes Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian.
Vince Gilligan is directing the pilot. Gould and Gilligan are joined in the BCS writers room by fellow BB scribes Gennifer Hutchison ("I See You," "Salud," "Confessions") and Tom Schnauz ("One Minute," "End Times," "Say My Name")
Gennifer Hutchinson also worked on Guillermo Del Toro's The Strain for FX and is adapting "The Red Queen" for Universal. Tom Schnauz also wrote for NBC's Resurrection post Breaking Bad.
Anything look promising... or not so promising?
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Dylan talking about what the Teen Wolf universe would be like for Stuart (aka his character from The Internship) & Tyler talking about what Derek's perfect date would be like.
Both of them talking about the times they've broken character during filming.
Tyler talking about the Sterek scene he's always envisioned~
Dylan confirms that Stiles & Malia didn't have sex. Jeff Davis wrote a sex scene and Dylan said no because it didn't sit well with him. [bless]
Sweet message from a fan and Dylan/Tyler talking about how they want Teen Wolf to end.
What they miss the most about living together.
Tyler talking about Dylan's love for the Mets.
Talking about their favorite scenes they did together.
Talking about what their characters have learned from each other/what Tyler has learned from Stiles.
Talking about what it would be like if they body-swapped.
What Stiles andDerek GPS's would sound like. [idek what these questions are but T/D are cute in this one]
Tyler and Dylan describe an AU where Derek is human.
Fans give them a couple of awards. [again, idek]
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A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley (Release date: June 12)
At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.
Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.
A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope. (Source: Amazon)
Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories by Stuart Dybek (Release date: June 3)
In this remarkable collection of bite-size stories, Stuart Dybek, one of our most prodigious writers, explores the human appetite for rapture and for trust. With fervent intensity and sly wit, he gives each tale his signature mix of characters—some almost ghostly, others vividly real—who live in worlds tinged with surreal potential. There are crazed nuns hijacking streetcars, eerie adventures across frozen ponds, and a boy who is visited by a miniature bride and groom every night in his uncle's doomsday compound. Whether they are about a simple transaction, a brave inquiry, a difficult negotiation, or shared bliss, the stories in Ecstatic Cahoots target the friction between our need for ecstatic self-transcendence and our passionate longing for trust between lovers, friends, family, and even strangers.
Call it micro-fiction or mini-fiction, flash fiction or short shorts. Whatever the label, the marvelous encounters here are marked by puzzlement, anguish, and conspiratorial high spirits. In this thrilling collection, Stuart Dybek has once again re-envisioned the possibilities of fiction, creating myriad human situations that fold endlessly upon each other, his crackling prose drawing out the strange, the intimate, and the mysterious elements in each (Source: Goodreads)
In the Wolf's Mouth by Tom Foulds (Release date: June 3)
Set in North Africa and Sicily at the end of World War II, In the Wolf’s Mouth follows the Allies' botched "liberation" attempts as they chased the Nazis north toward the Italian mainland. Focusing on the experiences of two young soldiers—Will Walker, an English field security officer, ambitious to master and shape events; and Ray Marfione, a wide-eyed Italian American infantryman—the novel contains some of the best battle writing of the past fifty years. Eloquent on the brutish, blundering inaccuracy of war, the immediacy of Adam Foulds's prose is uncanny and unforgettable.
The book also explores the continuity of organized crime in Sicily through the eyes of two men—Angilù, a young shepherd; and Cirò Albanese, a local Mafioso. These men appear in the prologue and in the book's terrifying final chapters, making it evident that the Mafia were there before and are there still, the slaughter of war only a temporary distraction.
In the Wolf’s Mouth has achieved an extraordinary resurrection, returning humanity to the lives lost in the writing of history. (Source: Goodreads)
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez (Release date: June 3)
A dazzling, heartbreaking page-turner destined for breakout status: a novel that gives voice to millions of Americans as it tells the story of the love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl: teenagers living in an apartment block of immigrant families like their own.
After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave México and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-story cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery—the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes—will not be easy. Every task seems to confront them with language, racial, and cultural obstacles. At Redwood also lives Mayor Toro, a high school sophomore whose family arrived from Panamà fifteen years ago. Mayor sees in Maribel something others do not: that beyond her lovely face, and beneath the damage she's sustained, is a gentle, funny, and wise spirit. But as the two grow closer, violence casts a shadow over all their futures in America. Peopled with deeply sympathetic characters, this poignant yet unsentimental tale of young love tells a riveting story of unflinching honesty and humanity that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be an American. An instant classic is born. (Source: Goodreads)
The Quick by Lauren Owen (Release date: June 17)
London, 1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society, and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. Unnerved, his sister, Charlotte, sets out from their crumbling country estate determined to find him. In the sinister, labyrinthine city that greets her, she uncovers a secret world at the margins populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling "Doctor Knife." But the answer to her brother's disappearance ultimately lies within the doors of one of the country's preeminent and mysterious institutions: The Aegolius Club, whose members include the most ambitious, and most dangerous, men in England.
In her first novel, Lauren Owen has created a fantastical world that is both beguiling and terrifying. The Quick will establish her as one of fiction’s most dazzling talents. (Source: Goodreads)
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Release date: June 26)
Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet... So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese-American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party.
When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest of the family—Hannah—who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened.
A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another. (Source: Goodreads)
I'll Be Right There by Kyung-Sook Shin (Release date: June 3; originally released in South Korea in May 2010)
Set in 1980s South Korea amid the tremors of political revolution, I'll Be Right There follows Jung Yoon, a highly literate, twenty-something woman, as she recounts her tragic personal history as well as those of her three intimate college friends. When Yoon receives a distressing phone call from her ex-boyfriend after eight years of separation, memories of a tumultuous youth begin to resurface, forcing her to re-live the most intense period of her life. With profound intellectual and emotional insight, she revisits the death of her beloved mother, the strong bond with her now-dying former college professor, the excitement of her first love, and the friendships forged out of a shared sense of isolation and grief.
Yoon's formative experiences, which highlight both the fragility and force of personal connection in an era of absolute uncertainty, become immediately palpable. Shin makes the foreign and esoteric utterly familiar: her use of European literature as an interpreter of emotion and experience bridges any gaps between East and West. Love, friendship, and solitude are the same everywhere, as this book makes poignantly clear.
Take This Man by Brando Skyhorse (Release date: June 3)
When he was three years old, Brando Kelly Ulloa was abandoned by his Mexican father. His mother, Maria, dreaming of a more exciting life, saw no reason for her son to live his life as a Mexican just because he started out as one. The life of "Brando Skyhorse," the American Indian son of an incarcerated political activist, was about to begin.
Through a series of letters to Paul Skyhorse Johnson, a stranger in prison for armed robbery, Maria reinvents herself and her young son as American Indians in the colorful Mexican-American neighborhood of Echo Park, California. There Brando and his mother live with his acerbic grandmother and a rotating cast of surrogate fathers. It will be over thirty years before Brando begins to untangle the truth of his own past, when a surprise discovery online leads him to his biological father at last.
From an acclaimed, prize-winning novelist celebrated for his "indelible storytelling" (O, The Oprah Magazine), this extraordinary literary memoir captures a son's single-minded search for a father wherever he can find one, and is destined to become a classic. (Source: Goodreads)
The Farm by Tom Rob Smith (Release date: June 3)
Until the moment he received a frantic call from his father, Daniel believed his parents were headed into a peaceful, well-deserved retirement. They had sold their home and business in London, and said "farewell to England" with a cheerful party where all their friends had gathered to wish them well on their great adventure: setting off to begin life anew on a remote, bucolic farm in rural Sweden.
But with that phone call, everything changes. Your mother's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things—terrible, terrible things. She's had a psychotic breakdown, and has been committed to a mental hospital.
Daniel prepares to rush to Sweden, on the first available flight the next day. Before he can board the plane, his father contacts him again with even more frightening news: his mother has been released from the hospital, and he doesn't know where she is.
Then, he hears from his mother:
I'm sure your father has spoken to you. Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad. I don't need a doctor. I need the police. I'm about to board a flight to London. Meet me at Heathrow.
Caught between his parents, and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, of lies, of a horrible crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.
Home Leave by Brittani Sonnenberg (Release date: June 3)
Chris Kriegstein is a man on the move, with a global career that catapults his family across North America, Europe, and Asia. For his wife, Elise, the hardship of chronic relocation is soothed by the allure of reinvention. Over the years, Elise shape-shifts: once a secretive Southern Baptist, she finds herself becoming a seasoned expat in Shanghai, an unapologetic adulterer in Thailand, and, finally, a renowned interior decorator in Madison.
But it's the Kriegstein daughters, Leah and Sophie, who face the most tumult. Fiercely protective of each other—but also fiercely competitive—the two sisters long for stability in an ever-changing environment. With each new move, the girls find they can count on only one thing: the consoling, confounding presence of each other.
When the family suffers an unimaginable loss, they can't help but wonder: Was it meant to be, or did one decision change their lives forever? And what does it mean when home is everywhere and nowhere at the same time? With humor and heart, Brittani Sonnenberg chases this wildly loveable family through the excitement and anguish of their adventures around the world.
Bonus May Release You May Have Missed:
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals by Patricia Lockwood (Release date: May 27)
Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood's second collection address the most urgent questions of our time, like: what if a deer did porn? Is America going down on Canada? What happens when Niagara Falls gets drunk at a wedding? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? What would Walt Whitman’s tit-pics look like? Why isn't anyone named Gary anymore? Did the Hatfield and McCoy babies ever fall in love? The steep tilt of Lockwood's lines sends the reader snowballing downhill, accumulating pieces of the scenery with every turn. The poems' subject is the natural world, but their images would never occur in nature. This book is serious and funny at the same time, like a big grave with a clown lying in it. (Source: Goodreads)
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Colombia beats Greece
1-0 Colombia slayed 3-0
Uruguay ties Costa Rica 1-1 Costa Rica SLAYED 3-1 there goes my brackets
Italy beats England 2-1
Cote D'Ivoire beats Japan 2-0
Amidst all the hoo-ha about the Warner Bros/DC Comics release schedule that landed yesterday, a little tidbit slipped out about when we might next see a film for one of the big rival superhero franchises. Ahead of the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" earlier this summer, Sony announced a summer 2016 release date for "The Amazing Spider-Man 3," and a similar date for "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" in 2018, with "The Sinister Six" and "Venom" spin-offs also planned at some point.
But Mr. Beaks at Ain't It Cool News has heard of reports that "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" might end up being pushed back until 2017, and while there's no confirmation of that being the case, it's not hard to believe. The summer of 2016 is already looking almost as packed at 2015, with "Batman v Superman,""Captain America 3" and "X-Men: Apocalypse" all landing in May along with with "Alice In Wonderland 2"; July bringing "Shazam!,""Tarzan,""King Arthur," a third "Planet Of The Apes" movie, "Independence Day 2" and an untitled Marvel picture (most likely "Doctor Strange," and "Finding Dory" and "How To Train Your Dragon 3" both currently slated to land just a week after "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" in June. In other words, another summer clusterfuck, and one that Sony might be smart to steer clear of.
Especially as "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" failed to live up to box office hopes. Sony were open about their hopes that the film would hit the billion-dollar mark, but in fact, it's proved disappointing: the film's already starting to wind down, and will make significantly less than the $260 million domestic total of its predecessor (it's struggling to cross the $200 million mark, in fact), and may fail to pass that film internationally as well: it currently stands at $700 million, $60 million less than the first film, and still well under any of the Sam Raimi films.
It was also greeted by fairly hostile reviews and word-of-mouth from fans, which hardly helps the franchise building that Sony tried so hard to pull off. $700 million isn't to be sniffed at: as expensive as the film is, it'll still make a profit, especially given the merchandising opportunities that go with it [actually not because Marvel owns the merchandising rights now]. But the studio was dreaming of the kind of profits that come with "The Avengers,""The Dark Knight" or "Iron Man," and look to have been firmly thwarted with that so far.
Now, one possibility is that the studio is using the release date as a placeholder, and will soon announce that "The Sinister Six" (which Drew Goddard recently dropped out of the "Daredevil" TV show for, suggesting it would be coming sooner rather than later) will take over that June 2016 date. But even that's going to be something of a risky move: it's a movie focusing on villains, with Andrew Garfield's Spidey likely to be a cameo at best, and of the six bad guys, we've only met Dane DeHaan's Goblin and Paul Giamatti's Rhino (Electro and Lizard are unlikely to return, owing to being dead and Rhys Ifans falling out with Sony, respectively), and that makes it a dicier prospect than most in a very tough summer market. We'd argue that Sony should act now and grab that early April date that paid off so well for "Captain America 2"...
The other possibility is that Sony paid attention to hostile fan reaction, and are actually taking the time to get the script for the third film right, rather than rushing it into release less than two years after the previous entry as they did with the second picture. But quality control hasn't exactly been the biggest concern with this franchise, right?
Fanboys should note that any doom and gloom connected to the franchise does not make it any likelier that Sony will give Marvel the rights to the character back: the merchandising alone means that Sony would continue to release a "Spider-Man" movie every other year until the world stops turning in order to hang on to them [again, no, because Marvel owns merchandising rights, but Sony still won't give him up up], even if they cost $100,000 and were released on four screens. But it's certainly clear from the box office of the most recent film that they need to shake things up if they're going to compete with some of their rivals.
Well, it's about time!
Deadline is reporting that Yael Stone, who plays optimistic and cheery Lorna Morello on Orange is the New Black, has finally been promoted to a series regular for the third season of the prison dramedy. It only makes sense, seeing as Yael has appeared in nearly every episode of the series already. The cast might be huge already, but viewers have become particularly attached to Yael's character — especially after her dramatic turn in Episode 4!
Yael recently stole the spotlight on the show when we learned the background of her character — and the reason she's in prison. It was an absolutely gut-wrenching episode that was made even more amazing by Yael's performance. Who knew we could feel so bad for a character and yet be so scared of her at the same time! Yael is receiving a ton of praise following that performance, so it makes sense the producers decided to utilize her more in the future.
so do they just get paid more as well as being locked into a contract?
Hicks revealed his true colors to Kim — “My name is Matthew and I’m an environmental consultant” were his exact words — and explained that he was not from wealth or status. “Does it change anything for you?” Hicks asked in a small voice. But sweetheart Kimberly shook her head and replied, “Not at all.”
That might just be because I watched four straight hours of this show, but also it’s sweet that Hicks’ goal ended up coming true. He really wanted to find love out of this endeavor and he just might have. As a reward for Kimberly not abandoning Hicks when he came clean, Kingsley (gotta love that fake butler) gave the new couple $125,000 to split. It’s not unlike in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory where Charlie gets to keep the factory because he told the truth about the stolen Gobstoppers. It’s all about rewarding the honest ones, right? I should note, too, that the money was even a surprise to Matt Hicks, so that’s kind of fun. Tricking the trickster.
I'm actually kind of happy Kim got chosen, she was adorable as fuck. Also for those tl;dr this is what went down in eps 5, 6, 7, and 8:
Ep5: Sir makes the girls do a pageant for him, Jacqueline wins with her impressive hula skills. Kelley "confirms" with "Harry" that he is in fact "Harry" and Kingsley announces to the girls that he is "Harry of Wales". Sir sets up an all american fair for the girls where Kelley begins to show her crazy, Meghan calls her out on it. Queen Maggie is sent home despite being Ms. Fun Times, Meghan the "mean girl" wins the crown suite.
Ep6: Kelley, the unfortunate looking hostess from Mobile Alabama, is bonkers jealous of Meghan and spends the whole ep calling her big chested and a ho. They go to a countryside pub on a group date where Kelley and Jacqueline call out Meaghan in front of "Harry", call her big chested & fake. Jacqueline is sent home, Kimberly gets crown suite for the 2nd time. Meghan is sent home and she's pissed because she thought she was going to spend the night w/ him.
Ep7: Matt fucks up big time and gets his "brother's" age wrong, Rose figures out he's not "Harry". Kelley keeps trying to kiss "Harry" and only succeeds in doing so when he's blindfolded and shoves her bbq covered tongue down his throat. Rose is eliminated :( . Kim, Karina, and crazy ass Kelley move on to the finals.
Ep8: Kelley continues her stage 5 clinger delusion and tries to throw Karina/Kim under the bus for "not being here for the right reasons". "Harry" finally sends her home basically saying "yo I'm not sexually into you". He sends Karina home. Picks Kimberly. Admits he's just environmental consultant Matt Hicks. Kimberly's like "lols I like you for you". Kingsley comes out and awards them $250K to split because of tru luv & shit.