8 items from 2014
Here’s a nice surprise for you that comes with free chuckles. Peter Capaldi, wearing an outfit not unlike his Twelfth Doctor attire, on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, back in 2009! Appearing on the show to promote In the Loop, the made for cinema, international version of hit TV show The Thick of It (in
- Christian Cawley
In The Vault this week, we welcome director Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red, ColdWater) and journalist Rebekah McKendry from Fangoria. These are two of the biggest horror nerds I know (and I know a lot of horror nerds) so they give some great insight on this week's film, Dead & Buried.
Dead & Buried is a kind of low-key zombie flick. I had never even heard of it until we started working on The Vault. The small New England coastal town of Potter's Bluff is a popular vacation spot, but visitors frequently end up, well, murdered. But thanks to some voodoo witchcraft, the dead rise again, as residents who don't eat brains and, frankly, act as if nothing happened - except, of course, when it is time to kill the newbies.
- Alyse Wax
The CW’s Flash pilot just added two more cast members. Deadline reports that Girlfriends alum Candice Patton will play Iris West, Barry Allen‘s best friend. Additionally, Broadway star Carlos Valdes (Once) has been cast to play an engineering genius named Cisco Ramon. Both names should be familiar to DC comics fans but since Arrow has had a character called “Speedy” and another named Roy Harper who didn’t end up the way we would have expected, don’t nerd out too quickly.
Transgender activist Janet Mock has called out Piers Morgan Live for an interview segment that was edited to focus on the physical aspects of her transition and her relationships, sensationalizing Mock’s story with similarly sensational descriptions for Mock appearing on screen. Is it really that hard for people like Morgan or Katie Couric to do some basic research on the topic they’re about to discuss? »
- Lyle Masaki
Teen Wolf has added Dylan Sprayberry to the cast. Sprayberry, best known for playing a young Clark Kent in Man of Steel and a young Cooper Anderson on Glee, will appear in season four as a “perfect” student who isn’t ready for the supernatural craziness of Beacon Hills.
Max Greenfield has been booked to appear on an episode of The Mindy Project. It’s not a New Girl crossover since Greenfield won’t be playing Schmidt. That makes me a little sad since Mindy and Schmidt could make for some amazing relationship drama.
More Max Greenfield is always a good thing.
Allison Janney tells Digital Spy that she’s set to appear in the second season of Masters of Sex as the wife of closeted University Provost Barton Scully. Janney adds that they’re still figuring how many episodes she’ll appear in as they have to work around her Mom schedule. »
- Lyle Masaki
On this week's The Vault, we have a classic from the godfather of Italian horror: Dario Argento's Deep Red. Deep Red (or Profondo Rosso in Italy) is probably best remembered for that creepy doll and the classic score by Goblin. Joining us for Deep Red are special effects artist Greg McDougall (The Purge) and actor/comedian Josh Thompson (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson). While Josh may not be known as a "horror guy," he is a horror fan - and he does a killer Morgan Freeman impression that you must see to believe. (I swear, we didn't doctor it at all!)
Deep Red follows a pianist who witnesses the brutal murder of a famous psychic. He becomes embroiled in the case, but the deeper he gets, the more the bodies pile up. Deep Red marks the first collaboration of many between Argento and the band Goblin, led by frontman Claudio Simonetti. »
- Alyse Wax
In honor of Jan. 21 being both Hug Appreciation Day and Squirrel Appreciation Day, actor Justin Long made a video skit for "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" where he combines the two days and tries to celebrate Squirrel Hug Appreciation Day.
Unfortunately, the real squirrels don't really go for it -- one even bites him. But Justin does find solace in the arms of a giant plush squirrel, then promptly fouls everything up by taking things a little too far. Oh, Justin.
Below, Valerie Azlynn gives Craig a crocheted skeleton squirrel to celebrate. Everybody's getting in on the fun!
The A Case of You star, 35, hit the streets and parks of New York determined to hug a squirrel. Shopping for the perfect nuts to lure the furry animals, Long does succeed in getting his hug.
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"It's a little oddly sexual," Long says of his squirrel-hug story. Watch. »
It's well-documented that comedian/actor Patton Oswalt is a huge "Downton Abbey" fan. During last Sunday's (Jan. 5) premiere, he was live-tweeting the episode (as per usual). Here are a few of his choice bon mots:
"Can't tell if the Dowager Countess' cane is filled with scotch, brandy or powdered servants' bones.""Hey, Lady Edith looks pretty. Don't Settle For Him, Edith.""Does Every character end up soul-stomped? The Walking Dead feels like Full House compared to this."
When Oswalt stopped by "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on Thursday (Jan. 9), Ferguson teases Oswalt a bit about his love of the period drama, including joking that Oswalt could appear on the show in his snappy new jacket.
"Would they let someone wearing a cool jacket like this into Downton Abbey? No, they would send him below stairs immediately," Oswalt responds. "I think they'd look at this and go, 'He looks »
8 items from 2014
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