Ennealogic: September 6, 2013

1. Tonight on BBC America is the third season (“series,” per our British brothers and sisters) finale of Luther, the excellent cop drama starring Idris Elba. If you haven’t caught this season, get a move on. If you haven’t watched Luther at all, what are you waiting for? And if you don’t know who Idris Elba is and aren’t in love with him, then we just can’t be friends anymore. Sorry.

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2. Jon Stewart is back at The Daily Show. Check out this hilarious intro from this week.

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3. Behind the Wizard’s curtain: See what goes on under the counter of Julia Child’s The French Chef.


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4. This dialect quiz, developed by Joshua Katz of NC State. I recommend the 140-question version—‘cus it’s wicked accurate—but the shorter one is just as fun. (Note: Don’t be dissuaded by server overload. Keep hitting refresh.)

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5. Good news: An Independence Day* sequel is in the works. Great news: Will Smith may star in the film. Terrible news: Jaden Smith will also be in it.**

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6. The trailer for Kill Your Darlings, yet another recent film about the beat generation’s favorite sons. This might be the best of the bunch, though.

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7. Something to add to your Amazon wish list: Bob Odenkirk and David Cross have written a book about material that never made it to light. The book, out Tuesday, is titled Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show.

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8. Starz, the network that brought you a show loosely based on Leonardo Da Vinci and a show loosely based on Chicago’s Richard M. Daley, is developing a comedy loosely based on the life of Lebron James. This synopsis from the press release should have you in stitches:

The series will explore the complexity, comedy and drama of an experience that everyone reads about, but few understand—what truly happens when you make it out. Through a combination of God-given talent and north Philly grit, Cam Calloway and Reggie Vaughn have achieved fame and fortune that neither could have imagined growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Philadelphia. But success comes with its own challenges, and the cousins and confidantes wrestle with the rewards of money, stardom, love, and occasionally, the guilt of having ‘made it.’

I have a suggestion for the theme song.

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9. This trailer for the Kickstarter-funded documentary about the earth-shattering Nicolas Cage-Tim Burton Superman film that never was.

*Best movie ever, as voted by me.
**This is purely my own speculation, but it’ll happen.

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One Comment on “Ennealogic: September 6, 2013”

  1. Melissa Heinemann
    September 6 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Best one yet.

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