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Tue
Sep 30 2014 12:00pm

Now Win This!: The Second Paper Capers Sweepstakes

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Mon
Sep 29 2014 8:45am

K.I.T.T. Has Not Become the Knight Industries Tween TruLuv

Please, stop breathing exhaust fumes, it's going to be okay. Justin Bieber isn't really the new KITT of Knight Rider, well, not exactly. Yes, he filmed scenes for a movie at Venice Beach last week with David Hasselhoff, once crime-fighter Michael Knight. And yes, he is, apparently, doing the voice of the car, but...

The movie they were working on is a comedy, working titles Killing Hasselhoff and Celebrity Death Pool. Via Inquisitr, it's about a “desperate nightclub owner who embarks on a plan to pay off his massive debt with a loan shark by attempting to win the club’s celebrity [death] pool with the help of a hit man.”

Tweets from the set indicate Justin's part is very brief—it would have to be with only one day of filming. Upon considering the Beebs as KITT, the interweeb's strangled cries of Nooooooooo (music to any PR person's ears) lasted far longer than the “20 seconds” of screen time promised by screenwriter Peter Hoare. Currently, the bit is set to be a closing credit bonus, even if it feels more like it's just boning those of us who don't prefer to see every single bit of our pasts in worse, regurgitated forms.
Thu
Sep 25 2014 8:45am

Being John Malkovich Being Other Celebrities: An Homage

Homages to popular iconic images aren't new, but they feel pretty new when the one posing is John Malkovich. While Malkovich recreated famous portraits from Alfred Hitchcock, Albert Einstein, and Ernest Hemingway (among many others), one of the more memorable (and maybe less flattering) was that of Marilyn Monroe. Have you seen the portraits? What do you think?

Tue
Sep 23 2014 8:45am

Knitting for Psychos

This is our idea of a holiday bizarre: gruesome violence depicted in cuddly yarn crafting! We're, um, informing you in advance, because handmade gifts are really so meaningful...

All projects in the Knitting for Psychos collection by the incredibly twisted and talented andieman26.

 H/t: Trendhunter

Mon
Sep 22 2014 8:45am

Boston Delivers Twice the Poe

Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, and New York, all lay claim to Edgar Allan Poe, but Boston had him first. He was born there in 1809 and he published “The Tell-tale Heart” there in 1843, shortly before he started publicly feuding with the Boston literary establishment in general—and with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in particular. “The Bostonians have no soul,” he wrote in 1845.

Now all is forgiven. In October, the city of Boston will unveil not one but two new statues in honor of Edgar Allan Poe.

First is “Poe Returning to Boston,” a life-size sculpture by Stefanie Rocknak that depicts Poe striding confidently into town, hair streaming, coat flapping in the breeze, a raven heralding his arrival. It will be dedicated on October 5 at Boylston Street and Charles Street South, otherwise known as Edgar Allan Poe Square.

The second is a bust of Poe sculpted by Bryan Moore that will grace the Boston Public Library. Among those who contributed to the Kickstarter that funded the project was Guillermo del Toro, who reportedly will receive a replica of Moore’s sculpture for his Los Angeles home. The bust will be dedicated on October 30.

Thu
Sep 18 2014 8:45am

“What If We Were Sent Here for a Reason”: The Maze Runner Trailer

Back in February, Kate Voss talked about seven books that we would be coming to screen in 2014, and The Maze Runner made it onto the list. Now, for fans of the book, the wait is finally over!

The trailer features some familiar faces including Dylan O'Brien of teen thriller Teen Wolf, Kaya Scodelario, from the UK drama Skins, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster of Game of Thrones (and the voice of Ferb on Phineas and Ferb). Do you like to see books adapted? Will you be seing The Maze Runner?

Tue
Sep 16 2014 1:00pm

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Mon
Sep 15 2014 9:45am

We’ll All Be Seeing Hannibal’s Therapist Regularly

Gillian Anderson plays Bedelia du Maurier on Hannibal, an astonishingly cool and self-possessed character, especially given her hints about being the victim of violent crime and given that her almost-shuttered practice has devolved to including only client, the insistent Dr. Lecter himself. If you've been watching, you've discovered more of her hidden depths—oh, that Season 2 finale!—and it's just been reported she'll become a series regular.

Creator Bryan Fuller says Season 3 will begin about a year after the shocking end of Season 2 with the characters Hannibal and Bedelia, who seem to have moved somewhat beyond office visits and quarterly billing, and we can't wait to see what's happened to them and everyone else in the interim. Now, we know Bedelia is still around—wonder who else is!

Thu
Sep 11 2014 8:45am

Who Would You Cast in a Ghostbusters Reboot?

Ghostbusters castThe classic comedy, Ghostbusters seems to constantly have rumors of a reboot or sequel lurking. However, it seems like the rumors might be getting a little bit of fact behind them. Recently, Ghostbusters' star Bill Murray told the Toronto Star that he's not averse to a sequel—as long as he isn't in it. Who did he pitch instead? Why, an all female cast!

Among his suggestions were Melissa McCarthy, his co-star in the Toronto International Film Festival-premiering St. Vincent, and another McCarthy co-star, Kristen Wiig. Funny ladies Emma Stone and Linda Cardellini (most recently of Mad Men) rounded out the fab four.

Bridesmaids director Paul Fieg has expressed an interest in directing the reboot, and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are also among the names mentioned in the reboot.

Are you in favor of a reboot? If you could fantasy cast an all-female Ghostbusters, who would be your picks?

Tue
Sep 9 2014 4:00pm

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Tue
Sep 9 2014 9:30am

The Ripper Case Solved? We’ve Waited This Long...

After this weekend's “revelation” of Jack the Ripper's identity (was he really a local Polish hairdresser?) in the Daily Mail, we waited. It took mere hours for the first sets of questions to arise, some most pointedly about the DNA-tested shawl, such as whether or not it really was intact after so much handling and owned by the victim Catherine Eddowes to begin. (Be warned, sensitive readers, all discussions must include frank reference to the DNA-bearing material on the shawl—it's not blood, IYKWIMAITYD.) Also, given that Dr. Louhelainen's novel method called “vacuuming,” which he developed to acquire enough DNA to test, hasn't been vetted in scientific peer review yet, there are questions about that, too. Here are a few cautious, preliminary thoughts from Smithsonian and many more with verve from our own pal Lyndsay Faye, if you're interested. We at CrimeHQ are fascinated, without doubt, but as we've got more than enough tree rings to remember the last time the Ripper case was “solved,” we'll spectate with our bags of popcorn until the forensics settle.

Fri
Sep 5 2014 9:30am

Boy Meets Girl, Girl’s Uncle is Colombian Drug Kingpin

Benicio del Toro is Pablo Escobar in the upcoming Paradise Lost, also starring Josh Hutcherson as a surfer who falls in love with the drug lord's niece.

If you liked that little taste, you might enjoy heading back to 1983 to see what happens right before the cocaine gets to these guys!

Thu
Sep 4 2014 8:45am

Goodbye, Shiny Shoes and Fancy Suits: Boardwalk Empire Season 5 Trailer

This Sunday, Boardwalk Empire will return for its fifth and final season. Viewers will see a huge jump in time, we're now not looking at the Prohibition Era of the 1920s, but jumping straight into the Depression in 1931. As Michael K. Williams, who plays Albert “Chalky” White, said in an interview “The days of the shiny shoes and fancy suits are long gone.”

Are you a fan of the show? Are you sad to see it go? What fall shows are you excited about?

Fri
Aug 29 2014 8:45am

Rosewater: Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut

Last summer, Jon Stewart took a three month hiatus from his nightly The Daily Show gig to travel to the Middle East. The result of his hiatus is Rosewater, a film that marks his first time as director and is adapted from Maziar Bahari's memior Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival. Bahari was famously captured, interrogated, and tortured in an Iranian prison on the charges of being an American spy. Oddly enough, it was Bahari's satirical bit on The Daily Show that led to his arrest.
You can watch the trailer for Rosewater below. It hits theaters November 7th.