The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Cumberfact or Cumberfiction?

Greetings, my geeks! This week was the premiere of Parade’s End, and for that I have some Benedict Cumberbatch news, who’s trying to clean-up his act after last week’s PR nightmare. But I digress, since there’s also geekiness coming from BBC series and comic book movies!!


OMG Samuel L. Jackson in Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake! Sadly, it will be a small part… which is just like all other roles he has had lately.

The actor will play the man who is being tortured by the hero (Brolin) in a key revenge scene.

Oh no! Not the dude who got all his teeth removed! Oh well.

Anyway, here’s an article about the sex scenes and naked times in Parade’s End. The drama apparently even starts with some illicit affair. Here’s to hoping Benedict Cumberbatch won’t manage to keep his clothes on during the whole series.

BTW, Benedict is kinda worried about his crazy fans:

I worry for them, not for me.

Ok, worried for them~ He also urges them to come closer and ask if they want a picture, and not hiding like corwardly lions from afar.

Fifty Shades of Grey finally got knocked down from first place on Amazon’s Best Sellers list by Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia. Thank you, geeks!

Damn, the trailer for the new World of Warcraft expasion, Mist of Pandaria, is so cool:

Don’t care if you have Kung Fu Panda flashbacks, this is kick-ass!


So there will be a He-Man movie remake, and Dolph Lundgren, who played He-Man in the 80s movie, has some casting suggestions: Chris Hemsworth or Channing Tatum. I can’t believe I am writing this, but I’d rather Tatum did that one. Yup, Chris needs to stay away from that kind of film if he doesn’t wanna be typecast. Sad though, I will so enjoy him in a loincloth.

In actual casting news, there are possible actresses in the race for lead girl (probably Sharon Carter) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones and Imogen Poots. Damn, I wish it were Hayley Atwell in a blond wig. I loved her Peggy. Oh well~

Nelly Furtado dancing what has become my favorite K-pop song, Gangnam Style

I’m actually glad this earworm is all over the place… and that PSY didn’t have to sing in English to become famous (and so memetic) in the US of A~


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2 Responses

  1. Camiele says:

    Oh my god…. SOOOOO much to comment on, so let me preface this by saying SQUEE!!!

    First things first: THE LEGEND OF ZELDA >>>>>> EVERYTHING!!! So it makes absolute sense to me that it kicked the hell out of 50 Shades of Whatthefuckery.

    Okay, Videodrome remake….? Maybe. That film’s a bit epic and if Universal has any say, it’ll be taken down a few thousand notches and I’m not too happy about that. As for the Carrie remake… Julianne Moore as the mom = yes. Everything else = HELL TO THE NAWL!!! It was the second horror film I ever saw and the ending sequence alone had me awake for two weeks afterwards. I’m kinda unhappy that this is a thing.

    As for the OldBoy remake… I’m always gonna hate that America remakes ANYTHING, but ESPECIALLY when they attempt to remake Asian cinema for an American audience. But I’m torn all about this because if there’s one director that could make it work it’s Spike Lee — and Quentin, because his style of direction is perfect for adapting anime to live action, but Spike’s ability to use lighting, sound, and subtlety probably works better for OldBoy. However, from what I can tell the cast is going to be HORRIBLY whitewashed and Samuel L., the greatest actor of all time though he may be, I fear it’ll take down the film a notch. If you can’t already tell, I’m a RAGING fangirl for OldBoy. It had me in tears the first time I watched it. The cast may be a group of good to great actors, but… I don’t know. I just… I just don’t know. It’s gonna take a LOT of understatement from these people to make this work. I don’t want this to become a mockery of the actual film, with over the top dramatics and screaming and running and… just the overall idea of what American audiences think of horror slapped on another Asian crossover. I’d be very heartbroken.

    Anyway, that’s enough about that. I guess I should watch this Gangam Style. I’ve only seen a meme with random clips of it and it LOOKS to be the funniest thing in the universe. Too bad most Korean acts in general won’t actually make it big in America without a gimmick like this. Oh well. *sigh*

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