So, first of all, I did watch the Super Bowl yesterday. I don't care much about sports, not even like a little, but I was in a room full of really devout Seahawks fans and I grew up in New England so, for the evening, I was a hardcore Patriots fan, and that last interception to win the game was, in a word, magical.
And then I got to do this:
I'm pretty sure my friends won't be talking to me for a few days.
Anyways, in real Super Bowl news, I kind of stopped paying attention after the coin toss, because the one thing we were all waiting for was that Jurassic World trailer spot, and they aired it before the game even started (like, WTF, I almost missed it because absolutely no one was paying any attention to the TV yet).
Well, here it is:
Lot of mixed feelings about this one floating all over the web right now, but I'm so down for this. This looks epic in so many wonderful ways. Either it gets pulled off and becomes the greatest dino movie ever or it becomes the biggest camp fest ever, and either way, I can't wait to watch it unfold on the big screen!
Moving on to movie set news; two major accidents happened last week. First, in a movie we care about, Scorsese, who has been flirting with actually filming a film adaptation of Silence for a while now (a book that we'll be reading for A Fistful of Reads this year), has finally gone into pre-production for his film when tragedy struck in the form of structure collapsing on the Taiwan set, killing one and injuring two. Apparently, they were aware that the structure was unsafe and were in the process of reinforcing it when it went down. Terrible news, but even more terrible (like any one death is worse than another), the A-hole known as Suge Knight ran over a man on the set of his movie, Straight Outta Compton, killing him, and then fled the scene. There are a lot of conflicting stories regarding how this started, but we all know how it ended, and this isn't the first time Suge has been in this kind of a situation.
Now, let's move on to something that completely blew my mind. Did you know that there is a documentary being shown at the festivals that is about a man who literally fucked a dolphin? Like, OMG, I'm not making this shit up.
Here's the teaser:
Please, PLEASE click here and watch the clip where he talks about his first sexual encounter with the dolphin. Like, for real...this is for real...this really happened...at least he says it did and I just...OMG, what the actual fuck.
And, lastly, did you know that Gravity was based on a book? Yeah, neither did I, but apparently the author, Tess Gerritsen is pretty pissed off that you don't know. This article she wrote, about her lawsuit against the studio, is pretty interesting and kind of goes hand in hand with the misogyny we've been talking about recently here on the blog (and well, everyone is talking about it). Apparently, her book was swooped up for adaptation YEARS ago and went through development hell when, it appears, behind the scenes the screenplay was adjusted to the point where they could 'get away' with calling it original and cut her out entirely. Her lawsuit has been thrown out, which has her steaming mad, and I think she has a right to be...if what she's saying is true, but, like, I kind of believe her.
Still love the movie, but damn shame.
So that's it for my thoughts today.
Here's what I'll be reading today:
Brittani reviewed Frank
Keith discussing 5 Phenomenal Movie Dream Sequences
Kevin details his entire week, in a segment he calls Saturday Speaks
Sati breaks down the new Game of Thrones trailer (Jesus, I really need to start watching this show)
Jess breaks down 5 Favorite Things about The Insider
Hunter reviews Terms of Endearment
Rhys reviews Foxcatcher
Ryan reviews A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night