It’s the first ICYMI of 2015, and George DOES NOT CARE. That’s fine. We’ll soldier on anyway.
-This is obviously the most important story of all time: esteemed Oscar nominee “Dick Poop” thinks we’re all losers for laughing at that classic, incredible misread by Cheryl Boone Isaacs (if you would like to watch it one million times like I did, here’s the Vine). Maybe we are. Or maybe it’s definitely the funniest thing to EVER happen during the nominee announcement.
-Delightful human being H. Jon Benjamin did an AMA and it was exactly as delightful as you would expect.
-Speaking of delightful things, Melissa McCarthy has teamed up with Paul Feig once again for Spy, which also stars Jason Statham, Jude Law, and McCarthy’s Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne, so basically this will be the GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE. (That may come back to bite me in the ass later.) The trailer is red-band, FYI.
-James Cameron has announced that the Avatar sequels (sequels?!) will be delayed until 2017. OH NO. I AM DEVASTATED. THIS IS THE WORST NEWS. (Sarcasm does not always translate well in print.)
-Back to great and hilarious and good things: Broad City has already been renewed for season 3, which is yes; and the Netflix reboot of Wet Hot American Summer added like 400 excellent people to the cast who weren’t in the original movie, including Lake Bell, Josh Charles, Michaela Watkins, and John Slattery (!!!). Comedy nerds! Assemble!!
-One hot guy replaces another: Jake Gyllenhaal may be replacing Tom Hardy, who had to drop out of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad due to scheduling conflicts (specifically, Mad Max and a new Inarritu movie, so that’s fair).
-Ben Affleck, David Fincher and Gillian Flynn will be teaming up to try for an Oscar nomination again (… too soon?) by remaking Strangers on a Train (which will likely be shortened to Strangers.) Hitchcock remakes can be tricky (remember the Vince Vaughn-Gus Van Sant Psycho?) but if anyone can nail this, it’s definitely those three.
-Anna Kendrick and Ryan Reynolds also get creepy in Vulture’s exclusive trailer for The Voices, which will be out in theaters and on VOD at the beginning of next month.
-And, finally – as you know, the Oscar nominations came out yesterday and everyone was collectively furious about most of them. There was ANOTHER set of nominations that came out yesterday, however, that got everything exactly right… The Razzie nominations!! Left Behind, Blended, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas are among the, um, honorees. They’ve also introduced a “Redeemer Award” this year to reward former Razzie winners whose careers have since been looking up – the first ever nominees for this award are Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Keanu Reeves, Kristen Stewart, and Mike Myers.
Well, we’ll be here all month with Oscar coverage, and I’ll be finishing up my AHS recap (ughhhh) this coming Wednesday! Use this long weekend to see as many Best Picture nominees as you can!