“Stunning” is never a word I use lightly, but it always applies to Angelina Jolie. At the world premiere of Disney‘s ‘Maleficent‘ in Hollywood, Jolie graced the blue carpet in black, leather Versace. What else?! She was joined by the films cast, including Elle Fanning, who plays Aurora in the film, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
Fiance Brad Pittwas on hand to escort her down the carpet, also in all black. I don’t think these two wear any other color.
The couple’s six children were at the premiere as well, their daughter Viviennehas a small part as the young Aurora because she was the only kid who wasn’t scared of her mother while she was in Maleficent’s makeup. Watch out for Zaharaand Pax‘s walk-on roles too! The movie has been getting so-so reviews, but will probably be a big hit with kids and Disney stans.
Will you be seeing ‘Maleficent‘ this weekend? I really want a pair of these horns.
Gird you loins, lovelies, for it’s the day we’ve long awaited. The second course of ‘Hannibal‘ debuts tonight and the build up is INTENSE. I don’t know about you, but I’m barely able to concentrate, especially with all the ways we’re being prepped as proverbial lambs for tonight’s slaughter! Shit’s about to get real, violent, and bloody. Finally! RELEASE THE HOUNDS!
Yesterday, Bryan Fuller (is our King) announced exciting news about limited ‘Hannibal’ apparel set to go on sale today, and ONLY for today, in celebration of S2. The specially designed shirts have since dropped on ShirtPunch.com and they are positively lush! Designed by TEEvsTEE, the official gear depicts stark images that are, by now, iconic to the fandom. It’s not hyperbole to say that I woke up this morning, bought one of each, THEN had my coffee. I never do anything before coffee. In fact, BREATHING is barely a thing before my first cup of Bustelo, so, yeah. It’s just that serious.
*drool* Let’s look at these close up, shall we?
Unf. It’s a bit like looking at the sun! And, should you need to, you can score these on both tees AND hoodies.
Yesterday was also when the ‘Hannibal‘ twitter (@NBCHannibal) had a delightfully adorable Q & A session with Bry, Martha De Laurentiis (@neoprod), and Mads Mikkelsen, calling it “GoneMads”. Sadly, I wasn’t able to participate though the read-back gives us gold such as Mads’ love of Thai food, “but I would want to be something cooked longer like a Lamb spinach. 9-10 hours”, and Bry’s belief that we’ll be even more devastated by season 2’s end than season 1’s. That…doesn’t bode well for our collective sanity. *gulp*
Then this happened:
And since the folks at the official twitter/tumblr accounts know that receipts are everything…
So that’s it, guys. It’s February 28th, season 2 premieres tonight at 10pm on NBC, AND WE SOMEHOW SURVIVED. Woohoooooooo!
I DECLARE THE HE-ATE-US OFFICIALLY O-V-E-R. BON APPETIT, BITCHES!
photos courtesy of Torrilla unless otherwise noted
Something I’ve said today: “I like my Shakespeare like I like my men; leather clad and covered in gore.” Not that this is a strange comment for me to make (as you’ve learned during our sweet time together), but the specific reason it came up today, is this…HAPPY ‘CORIOLANUS’ DAY, BITCHES! HAVE SOME BRAND NEW PICS!
What is ‘Coriolanus’, you ask? Oh, ho, ho! Allow me to enlighten you! In the most literal of senses, ‘Coriolanus’ is a Bard flavored tragedy that tells the story of famed Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus which, of course, makes my mention of gore more understandable. Having just finished it’s week worth of previews to be officially “out” on the “Great White Way” of London, excitement is further bubbling because we’ve been blessed with Tom Hiddleston in the title role. I know, I know, I’ve slacked off in not coordinating a group spaz session for this. My sincere apologies! I’ll wait while you get your froth and drool out of the way.
Better? So, yes, Tom Hiddleston as Coriolanus. All that talent, all that intensity, where it rightfully belongs. I mean, if they’re not handing out smelling salts at the door, that could be a problem! The Donmar Warehouse, along with having a certain amount of last minute performance tickets still available each Monday, will also be doing a live broadcast of the play at select theatres worldwide on January 30th, giving so many of us a chance to bear witness. A pretty sweet deal that brings both more attention to the art itself, as well as feeds our need, if you know what I mean and I think you do. Too, the Donmar has been consistent with their provision of behind the scenes/prep photos leading up to this much anticipated opening so, kudos to them! It’s unsurprising that the addition of Tom coupled with savvy marketing made this play sell out in record time. It’s also why, when those last minute tickets DO go on sale, fan fervor sends the Donmar website crashing. Oops?
Reviews from reputable sources as well as close friends have spoken and, yes, ‘Coriolanus’ is a bonafide success. All parties involved have succeeded in what they’ve set out to do with stellar performances, leaving audiences more than satisfied with this rendition of the tragedy. You can’t see me though I assure you that fist-pumping is periodically happening as I write this! As well as twerks. What?! Anyhoo, epic amounts of congratulations to Tom and his cast mates (including the esteemed Mark Gatiss), whom I can’t wait to see in the New Year*.
*Am I really going to London for the New Year to see ‘Coriolanus’? Short answer is “yes, definitely”. As well as ‘Henry V’. BECAUSE WHY THE HELL NOT?! *maniacal cackle*