On the Circumference #1: Pern, Stooges, PotA, and more

On the Circumference #1: Pern, Stooges, PotA, and more

This is the first in a series of round-up posts, with short reports on a variety of topics.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes gets a trailer

Am I a big Planet of the Apes fan?  Well, I did sit through a marathon of all five movies…in  a theatre…in an ape suit.  🙂

I’m looking forward to the new movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, scheduled for US release on August 5th.  James Franco is a star, with a lot of other interesting people (including John Lithgow, who probably won’t call anybody “monkey-boy”*).  I’m big about not seeing spoilers (I usually won’t read in-depth articles about movies I plan to see until after I’ve seen them), but I did check out the trailer, linked here on TotalFilm:

TotalFilm article

Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern to be a movie

David Hayter, screenwriter of The X-Men and The Watchmen, is reportedly adapting Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonflight (1968), the first of the Dragonriders of Pern series.  This is dragons on another planet that telepathically bond with their riders…and yes, it might have had a bigger impact if a movie version had beaten Avatar. 

The Hollywood Reporter article 

Who will be Moe?

I think we may get the announcement tomorrow about who is playing Moe in the http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383010/  Farrelly Brothers’ version of The Three Stooges, joining Will Sasso as Curly, and probably Sean Hayes as Larry.  Moe is the leader of the Stooges, easily frustrated, but definitely a dreamer.  I was thinking that Johnny Galecki (Leonard on The Big Bang Theory) might be a good choice.  He looks a bit like Moe…and I think he could play it.  Could he come off as bossy enough?  Yeah, I think so.  I still sort of think of him from Roseanne, so it was nice to see he is about the same age as Sasso.  🙂  Of course, at 5′ 5″, he’s quite a bit shorter than Sasso or Hayes…but almost the same height as Moe Howard.  😉  Who do you think?  Maybe…Steve Carell?  He is a few inches taller…

Game of Thrones

Just a reminder that Game of Thrones starts at 9:00 PM this Sunday on HBO.  It won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, but I suspect some people will really like it.  It’s based on George R.R. Martin’s book series…it is an open-ended TV series, and it looks like a second season will be likely.  Other series starting dates coming? 

  • Okay, not a series, but The Fall of Sam Axe Burn Notice prequel movie is April 17 at 9:00 PM on USA (Bruce Campbell)…the series returns June 23
  • Doctor Who is April 23rd at 9:00 PM on BBC America (the Doctor meets Richard Nixon!)
  • Teen Wolf will be June 5th at 11:00 PM on MTV (based on, but with a different tone than, the Michael J. Fox movie)
  • Falling Skies on June 19 at 9:00 PM on TNT (Steven Spielberg exec produces an alien invasion series)
  • True Blood is June 26 at 9:00 PM on HBO
  • Torchwood will by July 8th at 10:00 PM on Starz

* Lithgow used the epithet as the non-primate Lord Whorfin in Buckaroo Banzai

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle. 



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