The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Done in 60 seconds


So, here’s the poster and trailer of Jurassic Park in 3D, which I only care to show because, OMG I’ll see Jurassic Park in a cinema again! I can believe it will be 20 years next year… I’m so old!

Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt might write Star Wars: Episode VII, and while some fans are dubious, I say hell to the yes!

Guillermo del Toro is discussing the Justice League Dark project and I really hope it comes true! It’s right up in his venue!


Star Wars: Episode VII has a writer but not a director, and while there has been fan suggestions everywhere, some of them have been discarded by the proposed directors themselves. So we have Zack SnyderQuentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg saying “No” in various levels of politeness (Damn, Tarantino was harsh!). Nicest ones may have been J.J.Abrams’ denial, and so far the only interested one (of the directors asked) is Jon Favreau [1].

So, Mark Walhberg is in Transformers 4. I totally blame the fans for this. Yeah, it was a fancasting idea first. They also revealed the new logo… at least it’s not Trans4mers!

But yay! More The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey pictures! This time full of ugly mofos, including wargs and goblins!

X-Men: Days of Future Past starts shooting in April, and Brian Singer shows his excitement on Twitter.

So, Empire Magazine is doing their 2013 Jameson Empire Done In 60 Seconds short film competition, in which amateur film-makers had to condense their favourite movie into a 60-second clip. The results are sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic, but all-around awesome. And Tom Hiddleston agrees:

It’s quite thrilling when you see first time work, whether its a 60-second type film that’s an homage or a pastiche or something more. It could be hilarious and funny and stupid or it could be weighty and deep or somehow ethereal. I just think there’s room for everybody and I’m excited by seeing it… if you’ve literally got one minute to put your stamp on something, in a way, the constraint of it sharpens your instinct.

Hiddles, who is currently eyeing a theather return (let it be Broadway!), signed up as an ambassador for the project because he believes it’s important “to keep the doors open for new aspiring young talent”. And also because Empire Magazine loves him very, very much. Here are the pictures, which, while gorgeous, are a bit awkward~

Finally, the origins of Benedict Cumberbatch’s name ’cause it’s fun! Also he and Martin Freeman signed up for a third series of Sherlock, even though we already knew they’d come back. My Posh Alien Prince will also be reunited with James McAvoy for the third time (they previously worked together on comedy Starter for 10 and drama Atonement) in the movie about WikiLeaks, where Benedict will play Julian Assange and James would play Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the guy who wrote the book the movie is based on.

And that’s it for the week! This Sunday I’ll say goodbye to the awesome series Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Goodbye, my sweet princes and princesses, it was great while it lasted. But I also say hello to Bravest Warriors, the new webseries by Pendleton Ward, the creators of Adventure Time:


YAM Magazine geek resident. Cloud Cuckoolander. Seldom web developer. Graphic designer.

6 Responses

  1. amy says:

    I have ADD, so the moment the shot switches, I can’t remember what I was watching a second ago. xD Oh, wait. Maybe it’s because I have Dory’s fish memory.

    And I’m happy for Kenshin, and freaking Peruvian/Latin American distributors… you’re missing a hit here. But DON’T market it as an anime movie, just as an action film.

    And Alexa Vega has changed… quite a bit. I’ve seen her grown up before, she’s just been Machete-fied. xD I think.

    And… DUDE. Jurassic Park~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I’m game for it. Always game for Jurassic Park. xD

    • mirella says:

      @amy, LOL yeah, about Rurouni Kenshin, they shouldn’t market it as an anime movie, fans will already know it’s based on the anime, and they don’t want to alienate non-otaku fans~
      Damn, Jurassic Park. My face was all :D when I saw the trailer

  2. All I’m hoping for is that the new Star Wars movies have a sense of adventure.

    Now Alexa Vega makes me feel old. Although I can sort of tell it’s her from the face.

    I don’t think I’ve told you how awesome this weekly feature is, Mirella. It’s especially great to have a fandom update if work/family/sudden other flashy fandoms take my attention away. This week I’ve been totally distracted by Noirvember and becoming suddenly addicted to the modern Pride and Prejudice webseries “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.” I kind of mainlined the later all Wednesday. With breaks. /random

    • mirella says:

      @Diandra Rodriguez, first of all, thanks! second, modern Pride and Prejudice webseries? I want!

      • @mirella, it all starts with episode 1 ( and it’s around 4 hours more of episodes until the latest. I can’t wait until the newest installment on Monday! There are a few spin-off things I sort of check on but I stop myself because I need to get other things done. I think the most brilliant thing they’ve done (besides knowing how to incorporate the presence of the web videos into later parts of the story) is how they made Lizzie’s best friend Charlotte into an active character. She gets kind of a raw deal in the book and other adaptations (especially Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).

  3. Camiele says:

    Okay, so my heart weeps I didn’t comment on this first as usual. Life has been handing me slices of failure pie for some time now, so I haven’t been keeping up with your fangirliness as I should.

    But, ohmygodsun! I think I can be slightly excited about this Oldboy remake. Practically all God’s kids know that Oldboy is one of my favourite films of all time. But Spike is also noe of my favourite directors. I should give it more faith than I have… though I guess that’s the true fangirl in me, but I’ve also seen too many remakes make a frace of the original, so I think I’m right in my need to be skeptical of the whole thing.

    Meanwhile… DREDD!!! And meanwhile… again… KENSHIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m soooo mad that I won’t be able to see this unless they release it on Netflix! To see this in a cinema would’ve made my LIFE! And probably would’ve been one of two films I saw this year… HaHa.

    Anyway, I’ve failed again in my aim to be more steadfast in my blogging-ness. Perhaps this is something I’ll start in December…? We’ll see. I won’t be able to come anywhere NEAR your fantstic fangirliness, but I’ll give it the old Harvard try ^-^

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