Now, the only task will be finding the woman for the job. Naturally, Jennifer Lawrence comes to mind but I’m really hoping that doesn’t happen. No disrespect J.Law, Silver Linings showed us that yes, you do look great in tight clothing and can move quite well (you also happen to be the biggest female action star at the moment with The Hunger Games) BUT wouldn’t it be great if he cast someone unknown or at least lesser known? Refn is so incredibly good at directing his actors and gettting them to disappear so completely into their characters, that when someone like the relatively unknown Tom Hardy came out of nowhere with Bronson—giving one of the greatest performances in the last decade—that’s pretty damn fantastic to see. Refn has said,”I’m certain that the combination of our creative forces will produce a show that is as enthralling as it is sexy,” in regards to his 007 team on the picture.
‘Skyfall’ Writers Neal Purvis and Roger Wade Join Forces with Nicolas Winding Refn for ‘Barbarella’
So, there we were, on the couch, somewhere in the middle of June watching Girls On-Demand when the character Hannah, with her god-awful, drawn-on eyebrows, turned to her boss and said, “Someday I’m going to write an essay about you and I’m not going to change your name!”
“What did she just say?” asked my sister. I hit rewind.
“Someday I’m going to write an essay about you and I’m not going to change your name!”
It was clear as day. My sister burst into laughter and grabbed my knee, as she yelled out, “That bitch stole your line!”
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Instead of ending the year with a slew of Best Of lists, BlackBook asked our contributors to share their thoughts on the most important moments in art, music, film, television, and fashion that took place in 2012. Here, Drew Grant discusses why she loved the year’s most popular cable TV drama, Homeland. [Warning: spoilers ahead!]
Practically any Simpsons snob will pinpoint where, how, and why the show stopped being good, whether you’re listening to them or not. And while there’s no denying a steep drop in average quality somewhere around the turn of the millennium, those who refuse to watch past the tenth season (or even the eighth, as some diehard purists claim) are cheating themselves out of a few diamonds in the rough. As it can be irritating to wade through that rough, we’ve rounded up some episodes that deserve recognition, if not stone-cold classic status.
Ten Late-Era Simpsons Episodes That Should Be Canonized