Vol. 3, Issue 10
I've not had a lot of time to peruse the Internet recently, as I've been attending a conference for work (and playing Mass Effect 3, natch), so this might be an issue on the light side. Thank you to all of you who've sent me stuff this week, you've been a great help!
In movie news:
- Kristen Bell has signed on to voice the lead character in Disney's Frozen (formerly The Snow Queen).
- Check out the latest Hobbit video diary.
- Scarlett Johansson will star as Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will play Hercules. While I love The Rock, this doesn't quite make sense to me.
- Topher Grace has edited a super condensed version of Star Wars.
- There's another Muppets movie in the works; this one without Jason Segel.
- Also, there will be a Percy Jackson sequel.
- Here's a couple of set photos from Man of Steel.
- And a few from Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom.
- And character portraits from Dark Shadows.
- Aaaand, a poster and photos from Men in Black 3.
A few trailers/clips:
The Hunger Games
Men in Black 3
The Avengers (German edition)
This set of three Back to the Future posters is so cool!
Love these vehicles series, too.
In TV news:
- Ben Browder will have a role on an upcoming episode of Doctor Who. (!!!)
- While we're on the subject of guest stars on great shows: Adam Baldwin will guest on an upcoming episode of Castle. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
- Continuing the theme: Leonard Nimoy will guest on an episode of The Big Bang Theory.
- Here are a few Community animated webisodes to tide you over until next Thursday.
- John Barrowman has signed on to star on a new period drama, Gilded Lilys. (Thanks, Rebecca.)
- Zane from Eureka (Niall Matter) and older sister Jenna from The Vampire Diaries (Sara Canning) are in the Primeval spin off Primeval: New World. I hope it gets a US release deal soon!
- Spoilers for The Walking Dead season 3 ahoy.
- Most of the cast of Downton Abbey have signed on through seasons 4 and 5. Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens (Matthew), Jessica Brown Findley (Sybil) and Siobhan Finneran (O'Brien) are the current holdouts.
A couple of trailers/clips:
Game of Thrones
Not exactly a trailer, but related: (Thanks, Wes!)
That Community/Inspector Spacetime Web series? NBC has sued.
I posted about the Dragons TV series last week, but did you know that there's a "live-action" version too? (Thanks, Wes.)
Wow. This blanket is entirely cross-stitched. (Thanks, Annika!)
From NNGC Wes, in gaming news:
- A classic Prince of Persia game is coming to iOS.
- In ridiculous-new-heights-of-his-cameos news: Stan Lee will be a playable character in The Amazing Spider-Man.
- Blizzard has revamped WoW's Scroll of Resurrection.
- Dragon fighting is much more OK than any other sort of animal fighting, right?
- Here are some details on the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic patch.
- Marvel has quit their relationship with Sega.
- Love the look of this "matryoshka maneuvering" game, Stacking. (Here's a trailer.)
- I actually found something to share with you myself this week: Here's a first look at Halo 4.
Mario+Portal=A cool combination of two games that I am really not good at. (Thanks, Wes.)
These knit superhero suits are creepy ... and yet, they look comfy ...
You heard her. (Thanks, Erica!)
- According to io9: We are on the verge of two world-changing antimatter discoveries.
- If this doesn't inspire you, I don't know what will.
If I wasn't afraid I'd ruin my Han in Carbonite ice cube tray, I might attempt the top ones.
Interesting idea, these. (Thanks, Rebecca.)
And finally, a whole bunch of seriously cool mash-up videos: