- William Friedkin is going to direct Bette Midler in a Mae West biopic. -/Film
- Adam Sandler tops Forbes‘ list of overpaid actors, which, if you have to be at the top of a shitty list, is probably the best shitty list to be at the top of. Money money money money! -FilmDrunk
- Ben Whishaw, Skyfall‘s Q, is going to replace Sacha Baron Cohen in the Freddy Mercury biopic. -DeathAndTaxes
- News, news, news! It’s all “news” today! Next news: Comedy Central has picked up three more seasons of Tosh.0. Finally, something secured in our TV schedule to take the place of Enlightened. -AVClub
- I haven’t listened to the episode yet, FULL DISCLOSURE, but Will Ferrell is the guest on this week’s episode of the WTF Podcast. Did you know that he has a new movie coming out? -WTF
Girl Tip: Cover yourself in a flower disguise so everyone will let you devour your dirty bugs in peace! (Via BoingBoing.)
“Is doing” is the correct way to put it, right? They’re doing it — no one has done it in a while, they probably don’t need to do it because somebody already did it exactly correctly, and this time they’re doing it in Paris rather than New York, but they’re really doing it! From Variety:
Nearly a week after the success of its live broadcast “The Sound of Music” musical, NBC has officially greenlit another version of a classic project and will be airing a four-hour miniseries adaptation of “Rosemary’s Baby.”
Scott Abbott and James Wong are writing the screenplay based on the 1967 Ira Levin novel about the problems that arise when a young married couple who move into a haunted Paris apartment. Agnieszka Holland will direct. Lionsgate Television is producing, with Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin and David Stern serving as executive producers. The project was announced as in development in July.
Obviously the question is: WILL THE TANNIS ROOT NECKLACE BE FOR SALE ON THE NBC WEBSITE?! Just kidding, that’s not the question because you can already get one on Etsy. The real question is: who should have the misfortune of having her performance compared to that of Mia Farrow’s in Roman Polanski’s 1968 version? MEEEEE? I’ll do it! I have no experience and will do an incredibly bad job, but you’d really be making one young lady’s dream-ish come true. If not me, though, then who? Brit Marling? Annie Clark? CHELSEA PERETTI? Let me know, and I’ll send the list over to NBC! And let me know if you need me, NBC! THX! #kelly4miaImeanRosemary
[Ed. Note: Carmen Petaccio is a writer from New York City. He blogs regularly at bpofd.com and loves Sleepy Hollow.]
Ichabod Crane has got Daddy Issues. Capital “D,” capital “I,” Daddy Issues that are capital “R” Relatable. His wife, who was banished to Molester Tree Demon purgatory by her witch coven after she buried Ichabod in a peanut butter & fluff time travel cave, SOMEHOW forgot to mention that she had given birth to his son. So Ichabod is fury-chopping firewood outside his getaway cabin. He’s got an impressive pile of rage logs going when Abbie rolls up in the Cherokee. They discuss Dickensian names and the etymology of egg nog and all the questions about Ichabod’s son that this episode will answer, and then up rolls our ol’ sin-eating friend, Dr. Fringe.
- It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with William Tapley, but thankfully FilmDrunk checked on him today and he is doing fine as ever! (Explaining now Skyfall is actually about how Vladimir Putin will take over the world.) -FilmDrunk
- Martin Scorsese said, at the Marrakech Film Festival, that he only has a “couple more” films left in him. Yes, that makes sense! It’s okay, Martin Scorsese! You don’t even need to say it! -/Film
- Carrie Underwood tweeted recently that Sound of Music critics “need Jesus,” which, although super silly, is probably one of the least embarrassing ways someone has responded to critics on Twitter. Celebrities should get off of that thing. -DeathAndTaxes
- Speaking of, NBC plans to do another live musical. (And another and another and another?) -NYT
- And finally, Tom Cruise is developing another Jack Reacher movie. -THR
I’ve still got snow on the brain, which is mostly my fault, but it’s partly because there is nothing else going on out there today. Do you want to watch a teaser for the fifth season of Community? You can, but that’s just about all you can do! (You can also watch a young Amy Adams in her first ever on-camera appearance from last night’s Late Night, but now I’m really dipping into “Morning Links” territory, and IT’S NOT TIME FOR THAT YET.) So, I thought, hey, why not just talk about what we all really want to talk about:
the new St. Vincent song our favorite snow day television episodes and movies! Meaning, ones that have snow in them! When I was young, I would always watch the “Cash” episode of The Young Ones on snow days, so I’ve included a clip after the jump. What else? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? The Simpson’s “Mr. Plow,” a clip of which is also included after the jump? Do you like to watch Fargo when it snows, maybe? The NYC Prep episode where Sebastian drinks iced coffee in the snow, of which I cannot find a clip, which is insane, there should be an easy-to-access clip of that on the Internet? Eeeek, do you like to watch The Grey when it snows, you monster? The episode of Gilmore Girls where Lorelei talks about how it snowed after she wished that something magical would happen to her, the clip of which you can conveniently find after the jump?! TELL MEEEEEE!
It isn’t a snow day in any meaningful sense of the term — we are adults and we have responsibilities, even when it is snowing outside — but it is a snow day in that IT IS SNOWING AND BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE! (IF YOU LIVE EXACTLY WHERE I LIVE, AND PROBABLY OTHER PLACES!) Light a fire in your apartment, boil chocolate candy and mix it with whatever liquid you have, put on all your socks, DO NOT DRIVE A CAR, do whatever you can to celebrate this beautiful day! SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! SNOW SNOW SNOW!
I haven’t been in school in many years, so correct me if I’m wrong, but — it’s the place you go to when you need to buy groceries? Hahahaaaha, ahh, just kidding, I know what school is. What I was going to say is that I haven’t been in school in “many years,” but I think that now is the time when finals begin. Right? I mean, I checked my university’s academic calendar and I know for a fact that today is, at the very least, the starting date of that school’s week of finals, so. You cannot tell someone who has done her research that she is entirely wrong. But — what a pain, right?! Ugh. Sometimes it’s just like, leave me alone, teach! You take a test if you love tests so much and literally want to marry them and probably just kiss tests every night because that is how much you love tests! To help ease the pain, or to help remember the pain, or to help imagine the pain, depending on what all of our lives are like, I’ve constructed this party game: Finals Week Movies. YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! I’ll go first and then you go!
- Silver Linings Book I Have To Stay Up All Night Reading Ugh Why Do I Always Do This
- Blue Is The Warmest Color, Or Wait, I Think…Yeah, No, Blue Is The Warmest
- Inside Llewyn Davis’s Disgusting Backpack
- The Open Notebook Exam
- Nights and Weekends Or I Don’t Know Maybe Just Nights