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The Guardian The Rock reveals he was turned down for the role of Jack Reacher in favor of Tom Cruise. Which puts that original quote that they couldn't find a tall enough actor to play the 6'5" fictional character to shame! (It's like when producers say "we couldn't find someone who can sing and dance for this musical"... it's just code for: 'we didn't really try because we liked Star A even though they were wrong for it' 
The Retro Set a look at Fred Astaire defying gravity in Royal Wedding for director Stanley Donen's birthday

Coming Soon after terrific 3rd season Grace & Frankie is renewed, will add Lisa Kudrow for a guest arc
/Film another disruption from Netflix. They're planning to focus more on Los Angeles as home for their productions. Might Hollywood follow suit and return home?
EW does a big promo push for Snatched with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn
The New Yorker a profile of "the prophet of dystopia," Margaret Atwood as The Handmaid's Tale gets the miniseries treatment
Esquire 50 quote movie buff quiz. Listen and guess. I thought I'd get 100% but I missed a few toward the end. I especially liked the multiple choice quiz being difficult for once, like a Scarlett Johansson's elsewhere voice over a choice of three ScarJo movies and a fourth choice of a bunch of hazy blondes
MNPP Jude Law for Young Dumbledore. This opens up so many dirty thoughts 
Mother Jones a brief history of men getting credit for women's accomplishments
Variety The Magicians renewed for a third season at Syfy
Tracking Board has a series called "The Runway" in which they review all the pilot scripts and make bets as to what will make it to series. But first, a look back on what last year's winners were and what the hot trends look to be like this year
Tracking Board Aquaman's cast keeps growing Dolph Lundgren joins as the villainous King Nereus 

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93 on that Esquire quiz, and I'm not exactly kicking myself over the ones I missed. Pop culture knowledge will get you most of the way. I got several right without ever seeing the movie.

If GRACE & FRANKIE were going to add a third female actress for an extended time, you'd think she would be Dolly Parton.

April 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrevity

You've mentioned The Magicians in at least two posts recently. Are you watching the series? I personally love it even though it is a little absurd at times.

April 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

97 on that Esquire quiz, woo!

Though what were they thinking, putting the most iconic GWTW quote in the Hard section?

April 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJames from Ames

Nat: I'd imagine/hope that's going to mostly affect new productions. The first five, solo, Marvel Netflix shows are leaning on the New York thing and I kind of like that for the "classic Marvel Comics" of it all.

April 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

I got a 97 as well. I'd rather have Dwayne Johnson as Jack Reacher than the overrated midget.

April 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Cruise was good in Jack Reacher! I'm a fan of the Rock but I have to say the producers made the right call on that one.

April 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnonny

God, Margaret Atwood is so great. It's a life goal thing of mine to read all of her books. Currently reading Alias Grace.

April 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia

Goldie and Amy - has that screened? Their warmth does not match trailer.

April 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSister Rona Barrett

96 out of 100.

Are you planning on some Goldie Hawn retrospective for her return to movies?

April 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

And The Handmaid's Tale is getting some early raves now too. Looks like we found more room in Best Actress in a Limited Series for the Emmys.

I got 96 on the quiz. I missed the Liasons one, the band shirt quote, the Blue Velvet PBR one, and the random one from Her that I don't remember at ALL. LOL the Sideways one had the most bizarre choices.

April 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMark The First

I got 99 on the quiz, with a few lucky guesses... and how bad can i feel for not knowing a Jeremy Piven quote.

April 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

A note to all those concerned about the Best Actress in a Limited Series category: Elisabeth Moss will NOT be crashing that particular party as The Handmaid's Tale is an ongoing series (not a miniseries). Watch her take on the Best Actress in a Drama category category instead.

April 14, 2017 | Registered CommenterManuel Betancourt

@Sister Rona - I agree. Based on the trailer, it looks like that movie doesn't really do their chemistry/relationship justice.

April 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

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