We’ll save you from jumping over to EW, because they were nice enough to lay it all out in a ten-page slideshow. Fuckers.
Anyway: Ant-Man is definitely happening with Edgar Wright attached to direct; Doctor Strange is one of the “prime candidates” to get his own franchise; there’s a good chance we’ll see Iron Man 4 but Marvel said the character might be recast depending on RDJ; the rest of their report is basically a “no comment” for things like Hulk, Inhumans, or Black Panther or “not working on it but would love to” type of shit for Daredevil, Punisher, Ghost Rider, and Runaways.
So, good sleuthing EW. You really nailed that exclusive.
There’s a Kickstarter going on right now to get a giant coffee table book made of the band’s early days. Seems like $75 is a bit spendy, but then again that’s probably the typical going rate for a big, beautiful, one-of-a-kind coffee table book. Any music history or Pixies fan will probably want this.
“Internally the project was code-named Project Acela, a reference to the high-speed train between Boston and Washington. A team led by Albert Cheng, Ms. Sweeney’s executive vice president for digital media, was given a deadline of May 14, the date of the ABC upfront. While Apple devices came first, other phones and tablets will be supported in the coming months, Mr. Cheng said. Securing the necessary rights from programming providers was laborious, but ABC will be able to stream all of its stations’ local newscasts, syndicated talk shows like “Katie,” and national series like “Grey’s Anatomy.” The live-stream functionality comes at a time when ABC and its broadcast rivals are trying to keep the attention of audiences that are increasingly turning to cable channels and Internet streaming services like Netflix.” — Yes, ABC’s new app let’s users stream live television, which is amazing!, but requires a cable subscription to do so. Even though ABC is kind of free. Anyway, I get it, but it feels appropriate that the project was code-named after America’s high-speed train that isn’t really a high-speed train.
Well, I’ll be. Looks pretty darn good for longtime fans of the show. Lots of funny callbacks and slightly insidery jokes. Seeing this it makes me think there’s no need for a feature film. Just give us a new season of AD every few years and we can call it good. [via complexmag]
It’s only six seconds, so hopefully, we’ll get a longer look later tonight when ABC drops a preview during that fairytale show they air at 8 p.m. It looks Marvel-y, it looks superhero-y, it looks very TV-y!
The biggest thing to note, is it looks like Luke Cage is the guy jumping off the building in the first second. Sadly, not Isiah Mustafa, but still. The prevailing belief is it could be J. August Richards, better known to Angel fans as Charles Gunn. Thoughts? [via Whedonesque]
Carpenter Andy Stewart learned boat-building as a young age because that was his family’s trade. To hear him talk about his craft and the process of hand-making a wooden boat will make you ache for a bygone era that only exists in your mind.
Just as easily, though, Stewart could be discussing boats and boat-building as a greater metaphor for what it takes to succeed in life. No man is an island, not even one living on a boat. [via gizmodo]
Skygazers across the Australian Outback were among the lucky few to witness a solar eclipse on Friday as the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light.
The celestial spectacle, known as a “ring of fire” eclipse, was the second solar eclipse visible from northern Australia in six months. In November, a total solar eclipse plunged the country’s northeast into darkness, delighting astronomers and tourists who flocked to the region from across the globe to witness it.
The eclipse lasted between three and six minutes, depending on its location, and blacked out around 95 percent of the sun at its peak. A partial eclipse was visible to people in other parts of Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
(Photo by Nicole Hollenbeck 45 miles south of Newman, Australia. The “second sun” is a lens effect.)
I’ve been dying to get a first glimpse of Gravity ever since the movie was in development and there were all kinds of crazy rumors swirling around it, like it would essentially be a single tracking shot in the vein of that famous scene (original doesn’t appear to be on YT) from his excellent Children of Men.
According to Gravity executive producer Chris DeFaria, the movie “opens with a continuous 17-minute shot” that shows everything we see in this trailer. The movie probably won’t be one continuous tracking shot, but what I’ve heard is that there are mostly staged scenes similar in length to the 17-minute opening, wherein we follow what happens to Bullock and Clooney once they have let go.
Gravitycomes out on October 4th. Holy shit, though, this left me a bit terrified for Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that I am irrationally terrified of drifting alone in space.
High intensity interval training is essentially the principal for which P90X and Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred are based off of. Those workouts really do work — if you stick to the regiment. That was my biggest problem. Well, my inherent laziness was really my problem. But, anyway, I digress.
Turns out, you don’t have to devote 30 minutes or even an hour per day to get in shape. You can devote as little as seven minutes per day (Farrelly Brothers nailed it way back when!) doing the 12 exercises above. All you need is a wall, a chair, your own body weight and the desire to crank up the intensity. Do each move as intensely as you can for 30 seconds and take a 10 second rest between intervals to let your muscles recover.
The 9 Film Frames Tumblr tries to sum up various movies — capture their story essence, really — by pulling out and arranging nine frames of (digital) celluloid. Above is Roman Polanski’s classic noir Chinatown. [via petapixel]