And the Best Nude Scene of the Year Goes to…

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The guy who founded Mr. Skin, all-knowing authority on naked ladies, says he already knows what the best nude scene of 2014 is, and the honor goes to True Detective and Alexandra Daddario

He says it was a close call between Margot Robbie (in The Wolf of Wall Street) and Daddario, who was previously known for more PG roles in the Percy Jackson series and Parenthood.  The Mr. Skin guy is very well-spoken, attributing her success to the fact that she “has these amazing breasts and all this other stuff.”

The crazy thing about True Detective, besides the jugs, is that people who have seen it and people who haven’t are in the same exact boat. I’ve watched it, and I’m 50% sure Matthew McConaughey plays two different people, but he can’t find himself because he’s always getting drunk in a police interrogation room. It’s HBO’s own United States of McConaughey.  Continue reading “And the Best Nude Scene of the Year Goes to…”

Trailer: Game of Thrones Season 4: Vengeance

Another month passes that I continue to slack off and NOT catch up with the Song of Ice and Fire books in time for a new season. In the new trailer, Arya Stark is planning to roast Lannister body parts kebob-style, leaving all the ignant non-book smart folk wondering if the Khaleesi and her dragons will beat her to it.

Meanwhile, Joffrey’s marrying the ginger with the good boobs and Tyrion is living in fear of his own family, but the queen is PROBABLY too busy making kissy faces with her boyfriend-brother to kill him just yet.

Get your finger on the remote/torrent downloading button – Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 6!

Game of Thrones’ Dragon Tamer Emilia Clarke to Play Sarah Connor

Emilia Clarke brunette leather jacketEmilia Clarke beat out Brie Larson (United States of Tara, 21 Jump Street) for the coveted (but possibly cursed) role of Sarah Connor in Terminator 5.

The movie, listed as Terminator: Genesis on IMDb and set to hit theaters in 2015, will be directed by Alan Taylor, who also directed six episodes of Game of Thrones including the Clarke-heavy dragon-reclaiming season two finale.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Emilia Clarke on Thrones, but I don’t remember Sarah Connnor being so damn cute. This is the toughest-looking photo of her and there is literally a man holding an umbrella over her head.

In other GoT news, Telltale are making a Game of Thrones video game series in the vein of their acclaimed Walking Dead chapters for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.  Continue reading “Game of Thrones’ Dragon Tamer Emilia Clarke to Play Sarah Connor”

Sorry HBO, the Book Version of the Iron Throne is SO MUCH Bigger and Badder

iron throne book drawing The third season of Game of Thrones may have just wrapped, but HBO and author George R.R. Martin have no plans of slowing down the series (except for that whole taking forever to write book 6 and 7 thing).

While Martin has always been involved in the wildly successful onscreen version, he recently took to his blog to express a bit of disappointment in the Iron Throne used in the show.

Martin said that while the HBO throne has a “terrific design” and is “iconic,” it just isn’t what he imagined. In fact, it’s at least six times smaller and way less full o’ swords. From

It’s not the Iron Throne I see when I’m working on THE WINDS OF WINTER. It’s not the Iron Throne I want my readers to see. The way the throne is described in the books… HUGE, hulking, black and twisted, with the steep iron stairs in front, the high seat from which the king looks DOWN on everyone in the court… my throne is a hunched beast looming over the throne room, ugly and assymetric…

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Matt Damon had a Tough Decision to Make During Those Steamy Michael Douglas Sex Scenes…

Matt Damon Michael Douglas romanceBehind the Candelabra, based on the relationship between Scott Thorson (played by Matt Damon) and pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas), does not include an “explicit sex scene” or any nudity besides Damon’s ass, but there is a kissing scene that I assume took a good 20 minutes or more to film.

Executive producer Jerry Weintraub said the film was made to “show how we’ve grown” as a nation and how homosexuality (I feel like a conservative when I say that word) has lost some of its social stigma since 1977.

The stigma thing becomes especially apparent when we hear Michael Douglas making jokes about flavored lip gloss while Matt Damon laughs about having something in common with Sharon Stone and Glenn Close.

“I forgot it was Matt and me after about 10 minutes and then I forgot it was two guys,” Douglas told People. “But I would tease Matt about which flavor lip gloss he’d like for me to use!” …So now you know…
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Matt Damon’s biggest obstacle during the love scenes was deciding between raspberry and peach.

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Trailer: True Blood Season 6

The vampire and human war continues June 16 on HBO. Judging from faces and words spoken in the True Blood season 6 trailer, Pam and Sookie are scared, Jessica and Eric look happy and Bill seems neutral.

Meanwhile, Alcide blows away all threats (and distracts us from the show’s silliness) by ripping his shirt off.
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Watch one more one and a half minute trailer for the new season HERE.  Continue reading “Trailer: True Blood Season 6”

Bristol Palin Says Her Mom Is ‘Way Hotter’ Than Julianne Moore

I can say that I blame the Palin family (+Levi Johnston) for constantly doing things that keep them in the public eye, but it’s not even their fault. The fault lies with John McCain, Dancing With The Stars, the people who gave Bristol Palin a reality show and even HBO and Game Change starring Julianne Moore.

Speaking of Game Change and annoying Palins, Bristol thinks Julianne’s impersonation in the Emmy-winning TV movie is sub-par. “I don’t think she’s a good interpreter of my mom. I think my mom is way hotter than that,” she told E! News.

“I think she doesn’t have that accent. It’s kind of silly, but my mom’s awesome.”  Continue reading “Bristol Palin Says Her Mom Is ‘Way Hotter’ Than Julianne Moore”

Game Of Thrones Shotglasses!

I don’t know if overpriced television merchandise is interesting to anybody, but on the off-chance that somebody besides me finds these novelty shotglasses charming, here goes…

Like every other nerd in the world, I’m obsessed with Game Of Thrones and HBO is offering steins, coasters, mugs pint glasses and shotglasses with all my/your favorite house sigils and mottos from the show.

Baratheon, Greyjoy (TRAITOR), Targaryen (QUEEN OF DRAGONS!), Stark (WINTER IS COMING), Tyrell, and Lannister.  Continue reading “Game Of Thrones Shotglasses!”

‘The Newsroom’ Breaks Out The Big Guns

Aaron Sorkin, Scott Rudin, Jeff Daniels, Greg Mottola, a voice cameo by Jesse Eisenberg? What more could HBO viewers ask for? Witness The Newsroom, which debuted on Sunday with decent premium channel ratings of 2.1 million viewers.

The show, made by the man (Sorkin) who wrote Moneyball and The Social Network and created The West Wing, follows a team of dysfunctional journalists and staff members who work for a well-known CNN-esque program called “News Night.”

I watched it yesterday and enjoyed it despite long-winded, unedited moments of dialogue. Fortunately it is good dialogue with an Emmy-ready cast worthy of delivering those witty lines that often relate to relevant stories of the past, like the BP oil spill of 2010.  Continue reading “‘The Newsroom’ Breaks Out The Big Guns”

HBO’s ‘Bored To Death’ May Return As A 90-Minute Movie

Jason Schwartzman’s New York detective comedy Bored To Death was cancelled by premium cable network HBO back in December, fans of the show, which had a rapid-ratings drop (along with Hung) in its third season, may return.

Ted Danson told a French journalist at the Monte Carlo Television Festival that there was probable chance of it returning as a film.

Pierre Langlais Tweeted: “Ted Danson annonce un fort probable 90mn Bored to Death pour HBO! #FTV2012

It would probably air strictly on HBO, unlike Doug Ellin’s confirmed Entourage movie which would likely make a run in the theaters.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Beheaded And Piked George Bush

Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss got in trouble on Wednesday when fans brought attention to the use of a prosthetic George W. Bush head in a scene with the severed prop stuck on a pike.

Benioff and Weiss point it out on the DVD commentary (season one was made available for purchase on March 6) for an episode, saying:

“George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes, it’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around.”

HBO and the creators issued statements to apologize with the two creators continuing to explain that it was not an intentional blow against Bush as a president and that they didn’t even know it was being utilized.  Continue reading “‘Game Of Thrones’ Beheaded And Piked George Bush”

Lena Dunham Defends White ‘Girls’

Lena Dunham has come to the defense of the show she created, writes, directs and stars in. HBO’s Girls (produced by Judd Apatow) has come under fire for being only about white women who don’t have to work.

These “rich white girl” complaints are easy to dismiss. I honestly couldn’t care less about diversity because so many shows with a variety of skin tones seem to have cast that way to avoid criticisms of this very nature. And who exactly is concerned about this? I’m guessing white women and men who caught half an episode or less. Was Friends diverse? Sex And The City? The Cosby ShowEntourage? Seinfeld? God no.

Gimme an ice pick to the eye every time I hear someone making a hullabaloo over Lena Dunham unless it’s because she’s original, funny and not afraid to “go there.”  Continue reading “Lena Dunham Defends White ‘Girls’”

‘Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23’ And Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ Are TV Gold

American Dad producer Nahnatchka Khan and Tiny Furniture writer/director Lena Dunham are the driving female forces behind two of the best new comedies of the past five years, ABC’s Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 and HBO’s Girls.

Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apt 23 stars Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek like you’ve never seen them. Ritter you may know as the drug-addicted girlfriend of Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Pinkman on. The role is more similar to the one she played in She’s Out Of My League, only twenty times more sarcastic and over the top.  Continue reading “‘Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23’ And Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ Are TV Gold”

Contributing Factors To The Cancellation Of ‘Luck’ And The Three Equine Deaths

You may have heard that the HBO drama Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Joan Allen and Michael Gambon (Dumbledore) has halted production after the real-life deaths of no less than three horses that were involved with the race and stable scenes.

“It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series ‘Luck,'” the network said in a statement.

For fans, there is hope. Mann and Milch expressed interest in furthering the show, “The two of us loved this series, loved the cast, crew and writers. This has been a tremendous collaboration and one that we plan to continue in the future.”  Continue reading “Contributing Factors To The Cancellation Of ‘Luck’ And The Three Equine Deaths”

HBO’s Money-Saving Mistake, ‘Hung’ And ‘Bored To Death’ Cancelled

HBO has given Thomas Jane and Jason Schwartzman the ax, so to speak. Their TV efforts, along with How to Make it in America, were cancelled by HBO in order to make room for upcoming shows. The only good news here is that they held onto Laura Dern’s fledgling series Enlightened, which was just nominated for several Golden Globes.

Hung, which had largely improved in quality in its third season compared to the second, averaged 3.9 million viewers, though that is half of what it received a year previous. Bored To Death, the cult classic whose humor was not for everyone, had suffered in its third season with a mere 240,000 people tuning in for the opener.

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Adrian Grenier Bids Farewell To Entourage

I don’t want to go too crazy explaining how awful and rushed the Entourage series finale was. Let’s just say, the dialogue was cheesier than if you combined all the food from Taco Bell and Pizza Hut into one menu item.

The “story” wasn’t so hot either. I don’t want to spoil too much, but family life doesn’t go with Entourage. After eight seasons, I expect more from HBO – this was a testosterone-fest turned pajama party.

“Vince” aka Adrian Grenier took to his Facebook yesterday to express his feelings on the show’s end….

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True Blood Finale Summary Quote

In episode 12 of True Blood season four on HBO, a bunch of the usual Sunday ridiculousness took place. Marnie is finally gone and three reoccurring characters died. (I think)

The summary quote for the finale occurs when a crap load of ghosts come out of the woodwork, including Sookie’s gran, Marnie, Antonia (the ancient witch) and later Rene and one of the people who died in the episode. 

“All my life I’ve been afraid.”

-Marnie, the whiny/obvious sorceress

and, runner-up to vampire Pam for,

“I am so over sookie and her precious fairy vagina.”

All the while, Bill and Eric are roasting like Boy Scout marshmallows…

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