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Kathy Bates’s 10 Best Movies

Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates is one of the most versatile and hardest working actresses in Hollywood.  As much a fixture on TV as she is in films (Bates has FOURTEEN Emmy nominations), Bates has enormous range.  For someone who looks like a cuddly grandma, she can be absolutely terrifying (Misery & American Horror Story) and a bulldozing force of nature (The Late Shift, Primary Colors).  She is always a joy to watch and brings any project she’s in up to another level.

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Movie Review: The Lazarus Effect (2015) *This Seems Familiar…*

The Lazarus Effect, Evan Peters, Donald Glover, Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde
2015’s first hilarious comedy is in and it’s called The Lazarus Effect.   Hmmm?  Not a comedy, you say?  Oh dear.  Then I have a few problems with what is possibly the most derivative film I’ve ever seen in an actual movie theater. Continue reading Movie Review: The Lazarus Effect (2015) *This Seems Familiar…*

Killing Time – November 21, 2013

Killing Time

It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.
~J.K. Rowling

Really the most significant thing of the week for me was reading John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, which I reviewed earlier on the site.  Really powerful books stick with you long after you close the cover.  If they matter, the words follow you all the days of your life and, though I’ve really loved a lot of books I’ve read this year, nothing really punched my mind into gear like that book did.

Killing Time milestones this week: I will never understand exactly how the site compiles statistics, but this week was pretty slow.  Perhaps Post-Thor; Pre-Hunger Games malaise.  We did pass 1400 comments and should pass the 1300 post mark this weekend.

The most popular article of the week by a slim margin over Smaug news was Marvel Releases 30 New Images for Thor the Dark World.

No new countries visited the site this week; my country barely visited the site.  I’m going to have to consult people who understand the ways of the gerbils who run inside the Internet powering its magical resources to see how we can boost KT visibility.

Books:
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Endgame by Frank Brady

Blu
 Ray:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition
Dredd

TV/HULU:
Arrow Season Two
The Blacklist Season One
Grey’s Anatomy Season Ten
American Horror Story Season Two
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season One

Song of the Week: “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran (Smaug End Title)

Video Game:
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Angry Birds Star Wars
* XBOX Live, gamertag: sleeplessdave; feel free to friend me!

Comics:
Fables Encyclopedia by Bill Willingham

Killing Time – November 14, 2013

Killing Time

Time is on my side….YES IT IS!
Mick Jagger

Here’s a tip if you generally have problems sleeping to begin with: a steady diet of American Horror Story and The Following will not improve the quality of whatever dreams you might have.  That’s my wisdom for all of you this week, and given that I (probably not coincidentally) have developed chronic stress migraines, will be it before we get into site business and general geekery.

Killing Time milestones this week: We blew past 35 and 36,000 hits;  1300 comments; and 1200 posts in a very busy week for the site post-Thor 2.

The most popular article of the week by far was Guardians of the Galaxy Details from Director James Gunn.

No new countries visited the site this week, but record traffic from Thailand for reasons that pass my understanding.  Also, Denmark, WTF?  I gave a shout out last week and you had your butt handed to you this week by Guernsey.  Guernsey just pimp-slapped your numbers.  You know who you should blame for that?  French Guiana.  They’re behind all that is evil in the world (I will provoke them!  Oh, oh, mistake me not….I will).

Books:
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Star Wars: Concept by Lucasfilm
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Blu
 Ray:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition
Killing Them Softly

TV/HULU:
Arrow Season Two
The Blacklist Season One
The Following Season One
American Horror Story Season Two
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season One
Sons of Anarchy Season Five

Song of the Week: About Time Soundtrack

Video Game:
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
* XBOX Live, gamertag: sleeplessdave; feel free to friend me!

Comics:
Star Wars Legacy Vol. 2 by John Ostrander
Shazam Vol. 1 by Geoff Johns
Wolverine and the X-Men Vol. 6 by Jason Aaron
Aquaman Vol. 4: Death of a King by Geoff Johns

Quicksilver Cast For X-Men: Days Of Future Past

The rights split between Marvel and FOX on the characters of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are interesting. FOX gets to say they’re mutants and Magneto’s children and Marvel can’t touch that. Marvel gets all their Avengers storylines (e.g. Scarlet Witch’s marriage to The Vision), but cannot describe their powers as mutations or get into their lineage beyond the fact that they are brother and sister. I wouldn’t be that concerned about this stealing time away from him in Avengers 2 because they cast him so late in shooting. Who must be going insane is DC. Quicksilver is essentially a Flash rip-off (no knock, but he is) and two versions of him are going to get onscreen before DC has a chance to get the Scarlet Speedster in his own film and they have no one to blame but themselves.

Confessions of a Nerf Herder

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In an interesting turn of events, Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, has been cast in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. The son of Magneto, Quicksilver will be played by American Horror Story‘s Evan Peters.

Singer revealed the news via Twitter, tweeting, “Before he was an #Avenger he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.

What makes this an interesting turn of events, I hear the few ask? Well, that would be the fact that Joss Whedon recently confirmed that Quicksilver, and his sister, the Scarlet Witch, will be appearing in his The Avengers 2. Where things get a little murky is the fact that both Disney/Marvel, who are producing The Avengers 2, and 20th Century Fox/Marvel, who are producing X-Men: Days of Future Past, have the rights to both Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. Usually…

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