October 05, 2012 1:39pm EST
At long last, the world gets a glimpse at J.J. Abrams' developing Star Trek Into Darkness movie — a sequel to the director's first big screen endeavor with the franchise. The younger of us have been awaiting this moment since 2009, when Abrams' Star Trek hit theaters. But some have endured the longing since 2003's Nemesis, since The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine in the early '90s, since the glory days of Wrath of Khan in '82, and even as far back as the inception of the original series... in 2260.
And now, we get a look into the world that Abrams has created with his second foray into the Star Trek franchise. On Thursday night, the director showcased a three-frame clip (the equivalent of a still image, which lasts for about a tenth of a second) during an appearance on Conan, confirming the shot to depict Spock (Zachary Quinto) inside a volcano.
But what exactly Spock might be doing is still very much a mystery. Of course, one tenth of a second isn't enough time to really earn any context on a situation, so we're bound to root our theories elsewhere: past incarnations of Star Trek, of Abrams, of Quinto, of volcanoes... of pretty much any bit of pop culture we can wrangle to explain the above image. One of these guesses has got to be at least close, right?
Spock is actually exploring the glowing cave from Lost
"Volcano" could mean anything. Sure, it usually means "volcano," but perhaps here, it means "majestic cave of liquid energy." And maybe Spock, as a Vulcan, has the ability to explore the cave without being transformed into a monstrous cloud of smoke. That's a handy skill, you know. There's probably some good stuff in there.
Remember towards the end of Abrams' Star Trek, when the villainous Captain Nero (Eric Bana) shouted, "Fire everything!"? Well, that sounded like a good idea to the director, who appears to have applied it very literally here. Okay, that wasn't so much a theory as it was just a horrible pun... but honestly, isn't that just as good?
Sylar killed a dragon, became a fire-breather
Although we opt not to recall Quinto's turn on the great-then-horrible sci-fi drama Heroes, it is interesting to think back on his time as a supervillain with a knack for stealing powers. If Quinto could, in fact, gain the power of fire-breathing, maybe he has chosen to apply it here: in space! Where fire supply is at an all time low, mind you. The More You Know.
J.J. Abrams is actually making that firefighter movie from Entourage
Remember when Vincent lost his starring role in Smoke Jumpers? Well, someone else had to earn that spot: maybe it was Mister Spock, depicted here the heat of the action* as the drama's central firefighter.
Ask Ben Wyatt
Okay, fine, we admit it. We have no idea what Spock is doing in that volcano. But do you know who might? Senatorial campaign manager Ben Wyatt, who shared his own talents with Star Trek fan fiction on Thursday night's episode of Parks and Recreation: "Data had never felt this way before. Of course, Data had never felt anything before..." Can you please write the third movie, Mr. Wyatt?
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After revealing a set of short, mysterious, and creepy teases, American Horror Story: Asylum creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have finally unveiled a full trailer containing scenes and clips from the upcoming season, which will feature entirely new overarching themes – lust, fear, insanity, and religion – and a new setting in Briarcliff, a former East Coast tuberculosis ward that was changed into an asylum for the criminally insane in the 1960s.
Season 2 will feature many new as well as familiar faces – some Season 1 veterans are returning for another round, however as different characters entirely. Emmy winner Jessica Lange is back, this time as Sister Jude, a nun running the asylum. Sister Jude isn’t all prayers and faith, though… she seems to enjoy torturing (more Season 1 vets) Evan Peters' Kit, and Lily Rabe's fellow nun Sister Eunice. Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet will make a return to the series as well, but instead of playing a victim like he did in Season 1 (heeeeere piggy-pig-pig), he will portray a killer. Other returning players include Sarah Paulson and Zachary Quinto.
Some new faces that will be serving up scares, chills, and all around creepiness are Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan, Chloe Sevigny, James Cromwell, and Joseph Fiennes.
Watch the new trailer below, and hit the comments to tell us what you think. Are you prepared to be scared? Or are you going to be like me, watching the premiere through the cracks between your fingers? The new season premieres Oct. 17 on FX.
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September 26, 2012 7:15am EST
The Lord of the Rings beauty has been largely single since splitting from British rocker Royston Langdon, the father of her son Milo, in 2008 after five years of marriage.
She has now sent gossips into a spin after enjoying a movie date with War Horse star Cumberbatch in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (25Sep12).
The hook-up comes two nights after the pair attended the same post-Emmys party at the Sunset Towers hotel in West Hollywood on Sunday (23Sep12), where they were spotted chatting to the Cumberbatch's Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Zachary Quinto.
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The Star Trek star opened up about his sexuality last year (11) and he has since been linked to Glee hunk Groff.
The pair has been snapped spending time together in Los Angeles over the summer (12) and now Quinto has offered a small insight into their relationship in an interview with gay and lesbian lifestyle publication Out.
Commenting on his life with Groff, he simply says, "I'm incredibly happy, I'm incredibly lucky."
Quinto reveals his new relationship has been vastly different from his past loves and suggests his newfound happiness is partly down to regular therapy sessions.
He explains, "I found myself in a pattern of being attracted to people who were somehow unavailable, and what I realised was that I was protecting myself because I equated the idea of connection and love with trauma and death.
"I had to do a lot of work on the couch to really get to a place where I was able to show up to a relationship with someone who was actually capable of being in one - and that took a lot of trial and error."
Now Quinto is looking to the future and he is keen to have a family of his own one day.
He adds, "I definitely want kids. I want to share."
September 12, 2012 10:15am EST
"One of the defining conversations that I had with myself was that absolutely no good can come from me staying quiet about (my sexuality)... Literally, no good can come from it. But if I take the step to make the acknowledgement and be honest, so much good could potentially come from it." Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto hopes he inspired others to be open about their sexuality by 'coming out' as a gay man last year (11).
September 05, 2012 4:25pm EST
L.A. Woman: We think NBC was totally justified in developing this one. Boomtown and Justified mastermind Graham Yost has again partnered with the peacock, this time for a 1970's female spy drama. NBC ordered a script for the hourlong project, which Yost will write and executive produce. [THR]
The Rachel Zoe Project: Do you just die for Rachel Zoe's fashionable antics? You're in luck. Bravo has officially renewed The Rachel Zoe Project for a whopping fifth season. [Deadline]
The Hero: Finally, what my freshman roommate the TV world has long been waiting for — a reality competition program starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Johnson will mentor ten potential "heroes" who live in a house and are given a variety of challenges that test their brains, brawn, and morality. In the end, one player will be named a true hero. They will then be sent into a burning building filled with kittens. [Deadline]
The Good Wife: Looks like life post-Pan Am can go on. Christina Ricci will appear in CBS' hit legal drama The Good Wife, as a comedienne who uses her beauty for comedic effect. Of course, she'll seek out the services of Lockhart Gardner. [TVLine]
American Horror Story: She's ba-ack! Frances Conroy, who played the elder half of the sexually charged maid Moira, will return for season two alongside other season one vets Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, and Sarah Paulson. Murphy tweeted that the actress would play "the ultimate angel."
Thrilled to announce Emmy nominee Frances Conroy is returning to AHS. Devils and angels this year...Frannie plays the ultimate angel.— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) September 6, 2012
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September 01, 2012 5:15am EST
The Dirty Harry star received mixed reviews when he took to the stage in Tampa, Florida and started chatting to an invisible Obama about foreign policy and economics, suggesting it was time for the President to be replaced by his party's candidate Mitt Romney.
Famous Democrats took aim at Eastwood for his appearance, with comedienne Roseanne Barr tweeting, "clint eastwood is CRAY (crazy)" while actor Zachary Quinto wrote, "is clint eastwood meant to instill confidence in republicans?! i am legitimately scared of his talking to imaginary obama."
And the President had the last laugh when he took to Twitter.com and posted a photo of himself, sitting in the Oval Office at the White House, with the message, "This seat's taken."
August 31, 2012 5:15pm EST
Casting TIdbits: Looks like June from ABC’s Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 (Dreama Walker) has some competition — and no, it's not her roommate Chloe (Krysten Ritter). Angelique Cabral has nabbed the recurring role of Fox Paris, a junior analyst who works with June at her new firm. Meanwhile, Steven Culp will go to Grey's Anatomy, Maureen Sebastian heads to NBC's Revolution, Wendy Crewson will stir the pot on Revenge, and Tara Summers will work with a fictional Tara (Maggie Siff) on Sons of Anarchy. [Deadline]
Happy Endings: Looks like this year might be the actual year of Penny (Casey Wilson). The perennial singleton is about to gain a long-term (at least six episodes) beau. Nick Zano, who recently starred in 2 Broke Girls, will play Pete — the brave man willing to take on the challenge. [THR]
American Horror Story: Finally, AHS has given us something to scream about. After several 15-second bits of creepy nuns and old bathtubs, FX released a trailer that shows the new cast (including Adam Levine, Chloe Sevigny, Joseph Fiennes, and James Cromwell) and the old (Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, Lily Rabe, and Sarah Paulson) in costume, as a creepy take on "Que Sera Sera" plays in the background. Can it be October 5 now? [TVLine]
30 Rock: 30 Rock is known for its great guest stars, but this year they're about to get bad — Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will appear alongside comedy great Catherine O'Hara. O'Hara will play the mysterious hillbilly Kenneth's (Jack McBrayer) mom, while Cranston will play her special "friend." [EW]
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August 20, 2012 10:16am EST
The tragic and shocking passing of acclaimed director Tony Scott (Top Gun, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Man on Fire) has left Hollywood in a state of disbelief and mourning. The 68-year-old, whose illustrious career included producer on films like Prometheus and The Grey and executive producer on shows such as The Good Wife and Numb3rs, died Sunday when he fatally jumped "without hesitation" off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, Calif. He reportedly left a suicide note at his office. (Latest reports reveal that the filmmaker suffered from inoperable brain cancer prior to his suicide.) Scott, brother of fellow legendary director Ridley Scott, is survived by wife and their two young sons.
While so many have struggled to find the right words to comprehend his passing and pay tribute to his impact on Hollywood, some of Scott's friends, colleagues, and admirers have given statements and others took to their Twitter to express their feelings on the news.
In a statement released to Hollywood.com, Oscar winner Denzel Washington, who worked with Scott on five projects, including his last film Unstoppable said, "Tony Scott was a great director, a genuine friend and it is unfathomable to think that he is now gone. He had a tremendous passion for life and for the art of filmmaking and was able to share this passion with all of us through his cinematic brilliance. My family sends their prayers and deepest condolences to the entire Scott family."
According to E!, Top Gun star Tom Cruise said in a statement, "Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him. He was a creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable. My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time." Nicole Kidman, who worked with Cruise and Scott on Days of Thunder stated, "I'm so so sad. I loved Tony and he was always so good to me. He will be deeply missed by so many of us that knew him."
You can read a sampling of what Hollywood had to say on Twitter below.
Love ya Tony, always have, always will— Christian Slater (@ChristianSlate4) August 20, 2012
No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 20, 2012
RIP Tony. You were the kindest film director I ever worked for. You will be missed. ow.ly/d5Ngo— Val Kilmer (@ValEKilmer) August 20, 2012
There hasnt been 1 day since it came out that some1 doesnt say to me"I love #TrueRomance" Tony Scott was a sweet enthusiastic & lovin man— Michael Rapaport (@MichaelRapaport) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott. Damn. Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment.— Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) August 20, 2012
So sad to hear the news about Tony Scott. His movies made growing up more fun for me. My prayers and condolences to the Scott family.— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) August 20, 2012
I'm deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Tony Scott's death and my thoughts and prayers are with his family tonight.— Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles) August 20, 2012
Such sad news about Tony Scott. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) August 20, 2012
Deeply saddened to hear the news about Tony Scott. A fine film-maker and the most charming, modest man.— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 20, 2012
So very, very sorry to hear of the death of Tony Scott. A terrible, terrible loss of a truly talented, brilliant man.— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) August 20, 2012
Awww Tony.Wish you had felt there was a way to keep going.What a sad waste.My thoughts go out to his wife and beautiful children.— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) August 20, 2012
RIP Tony Scott. Damn. He was a huge inspiration. Very sad.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 20, 2012
Saddened by the death of Tony Scott. A wonderful film maker and a funny, sweet guy. My condolences to his family.— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) August 20, 2012
The death of Tony Scott is shocking and saddening. He was an inspired craftsman.— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) August 20, 2012
So sorry to hear of Tony Scott's passing. Such a sad loss. Condolences to his family, friends and fans of his films.— yvette nicole brown (@yvettenbrown) August 20, 2012
Collaborating with the great Tony Scott was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. My thoughts are with his family tonight.— Richard Kelly (@JRichardKelly) August 20, 2012
Devastated by the death of Tony Scott. Just watched True Romance 1 of my top 5 fav movies ever a few nights ago. #RIP— Dane Cook (@danecook) August 20, 2012
I've been extremely fortunate in my career. A career I wouldn't have without Tony Scott's persistence, love and relentless support.— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) August 20, 2012
Taking a moment to reflect on Tony Scott's life & work! My sympathies to his family. Feeling the loss!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 20, 2012
My heart stopped when I heard of the tragic death of 1 of r most inspiring directors, Tony Scott. Rest In Peace Tony. U will be missd so...— Adam Shankman (@adammshankman) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott was incredibly encouraging to me at an early stage of my career. He was generous, gregarious & immensely talented. Sadness.— mark romanek (@markromanek) August 20, 2012
True Romance. The scene with Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper in a Detroit railyard is a classic. RIP Tony Scott.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott director of my favorite movie man on fire." I wish you had moretime "— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) August 20, 2012
So sad to hear about Tony Scott. A master of grand action, nail biting pace and atmosphere. A real loss to film making.— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 20, 2012
It's bittersweet to see the overwhelming praise for Tony Scott's work today. It's very much deserved, but sad he didn't hear it for himself.— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 20, 2012
#RIPTONYSCOTTBig fan. Thank you for all of your movies. Sad day.— Peter Facinelli (@peterfacinelli) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott, rest in peace. How horribly sad.— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) August 20, 2012
RIP Tony Scott. Never knew him but always heard nothing but great things about him and I loved his films. Terrible loss for cinema.— Eli Roth (@eliroth) August 20, 2012
Rest in Peace...Tony Scott— Dylan McDermott (@DylanMcDermott) August 20, 2012
Just so sad about Tony Scott. R.I.P.— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) August 20, 2012
Two of my favorite movies of all time, "true romance" and "the hunger" #RIPTONYSCOTT— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) August 20, 2012
Shocked.Tony Scott is a legend.Tragic and sad day.Thoughts and prayers for his family.— Marc Webb (@MarcW) August 20, 2012
RIP mr. Tony Scott. :(— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) August 20, 2012
"I make a movie because it's something that inspires me" ~ Tony Scott 6/21/44 - 8/19/12 Your movies inspired me..— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 20, 2012
met tony scott once. thought we would meet again. saddened by news of his passing. grateful for the work he leaves behind. peace to you sir.— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) August 20, 2012
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August 19, 2012 1:49pm EST
Only Ryan Murphy could make an asylum more chilling than it already is, huh? Enter: American Horror Story: Asylum. The second season of his much-acclaimed show/mini-series about things that go bump in the night and haunt your dreams and/or reality is almost here.
Fans that grew to love last season's storyline are in for a bit of a shock. We aren't in Los Angeles anymore, folks. The 19-second clip is the second of what will undoubtedly be many more teasers to come. Taking a similar approach to last season's marketing methods, we are presented a short video with no context, but plenty of creep-factor. There are nuns, padded walls, and a coat that turns from brown to an antiseptic shade of blue. We broke it down for you below, to try and make sense of it all. Because it's hot out, so we might as well sit in the cool indoor air and scrutinize videos, right?
The clip starts out innocently enough, right? A white room (well, OK, yeah...that is sort of creepy...) that looks almost...nice? But wait...why is that nun in a padded alcove? Nuns make me nervous, you guys.
OK now here comes a nun in all white! Is that like a...nurse nun? And what's up with the coat?
OK wait now the coat is blue! Is that indicative of something? Now it looks less like outerwear and more like...a uniform? Perhaps even pajamas? Like something someone would wear in an asylum, maybe! Also what's up with the shift from sepia tone to this sterile white? Makes me think this sad story keeps happening year after year (sepia = old/flashback; white = new)...maybe with just a new sad person in an evil, color-changing coat every few years?
Holy s**t! What a scary motherf**ker. Why you so pale, lady? Is that other nun praying for you to get a little sun?
My bet is there's some stink-eye we're missing, y'all.
Ack! No! Stop! Stop looking at me! Heebie-jeebies much? I feel like it's never a good sign when the asylum workers look more insane than the patients, right?
So confusing, creepy, and monochromatic. What are you trying to say here, Mr. Murphy? We know that it involves an asylum, Jenna Dewan, Adam Levine and a veritable smorgasbord of new actors. To say nothing of returning actors Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Lily Rabe.
But other than that, we know nothing. We need to know more, my dude! We need more. Is it October yet? Watch the video below for yourself--did we miss anything in our analysis of the clip?
American Horror Story returns to FX this October. Are you looking forward to it? Sound off in the comments!
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