ICYMI: November 15, 2013

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Let’s get ready for this unseasonably warm weekend (on the East Coast, anyway) which also happens to be MY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND and therefore a national holiday with an ICYMI!

-Vulture has a really great piece up with a behind the scenes look at 12 Years a Slave, which I promise I will put up a review of one of these days. McQueen is a very precise director, and it’s fascinating to get an inside look at why he made the decisions he did – those who have seen the movie know how effectively he uses tight shots and uncomfortably long moments to push his audience to the breaking point in an already difficult movie.

-And, going from good movies to horrible ones, Fifty Shades of Grey is being pushed back to a Valentine’s Day 2015 release. Damn! Now it won’t be eligible for Oscar consideration!!

-You should click the following link if you want to see Tom Hiddleston singing “Stand By Me” and juggling in a car, which, of course, you do.

-This week in Jennifer Lawrence, she cut off all her hair and it’s just looking cuter and cuter; she kind of not really “blasts” Miley for being too young and too sexy but then basically says live and let live; and then she and I got Indian takeout and hung out on my couch binge-watching Scandal. Guess which one of these is a lie!

Don Cheadle is starring in a Miles Davis biopic, because sure, why not?

-Somehow, Lucky Magazine made the usually insanely beautiful Kerry Washington look like a freaking nightmare on their cover this month. Why? How? What hath we wrought?!

-The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show happened on Wednesday. For some reason Taylor Swift performed and they were dressing ladies up like football players and Candice Swanepoel modeled a $10 MILLION FANTASY BRA
which I imagine is studded with diamonds, sapphires, rubies, Philosopher’s Stones, and moon rocks.

Jack Black and Tim Robbins have joined the cast of an HBO comedy called The Brink about a geopolitical crisis, with Robbins playing the Secretary of State and Black playing a foreign service officer. Um, sounds… hilarious? Sounds like Homeland, actually.

-And last but most importantly, one of my all time favorites, Lily Allen, is back, with a controversial new single and video called “Hard Out Here,” which makes fun of Miley, Robin Thicke, Three Six Mafia and the patriarchy all at the same time. I think it’s fucking fabulous but some people are being maybe a little too butthurt about it. One woman’s opinion.

See you next week for more AHS recaps, an Oscar prognostication, and more! Have a good weekend, kids! Make good choices!

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