It really is no surprise that HBO cancelled Looking. But it is, still, a bitter, bitter disappointment.
Looking was part of HBO’s Sunday night line-up. It is a thirty-minute series that primarily follows three gay men living in San Francisco. There is not much else to the premise. Looking isn’t a cliffhanger drama, a fast-paced romance or a high-concept comedy. It’s just the daily life of those three (and other peripheral) characters. Envisioned by Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh (director of Weekend), its experience is in many ways more akin to watching a Dardenne brothers film or indie treasures like Rachel Getting Married or Monsters (promising high-intensity giant monster stuff but delivering beautiful introspection instead). And like those examples, it’s also a marginal one. Because despite the flashy trailers and bright-neon credits, the show is not glittery. Its light is hidden somewhere behind the subtle acting, writing and visuals. Its inner music is ambient, not blatant. And naturally, the show struggled to bring crowds in front of their television sets or laptop screens. And now it won’t even get to try anymore.
Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter yesterday to reveal the official costume for the upcoming Deadpool film-and it looks amazing! Check it out after the cut. Comic book nerds have been wanting a Deadpool movie for years, and we’re finally getting one! Even better: everything we’ve seen about it so far has been perfect. The only person who might be more excited about this movie than Deadpool fans is Ryan Reynolds, and luckily for us, he’s been keeping us updated on the film via his Twitter account.
So, this is unexpectedly amazing. I have never contemplated the potential scenario of Christopher Nolan coming to Minneapolis. That thought has never crossed my mind. If I were to ever encounter my favorite director and idol, I would have envisioned said encounter coming via a sweepstakes win to attend the premiere of his next blockbuster. But as we saw in Interstellar, the universe works in mysterious ways. On May 5th, Mr. Nolan is scheduled to speak at a Q&A at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The event is a part of the Walker’s “Dialogue” series, where artists come in to speak about their work and the future of their respective field. Needless to say, this is literally my dream come true. Hit the link for more deets.
Slowly, but surely, Zack Snyder & Co. are starting to FINALLY release production bits from the in-development, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. A few weeks ago Snyder tweeted out the first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman, which was received pretty well by fans, per its unique twist focused on badassery. Now, we’re getting a look at one of the film’s villains, in Jesse Eiesenberg as the infamous DC baddie Lex Luther. Check it out after the break.
Disney CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholders meeting earlier today and he gave some pretty amazing bits of information regarding the first Star Wars spin-off, which will be called Rogue One, along with a update on Episode VIII. If you are ready for some awesome official Star Wars news, check out the rest of the story.