Friday, April 5, 2013

Why Shailene Woodley Is Currently The Bane Of My Existence And Other Books-Into-Movies News

There has been SO MUCH Books-Into-Movies/TV news lately! So let's just dive right in to this shizz, shall we?  

*i'll start with Books-Into-Movies-news-EvilEva-totes-doesn't-approve-of: it seems Shailene Woodley has won yet another coveted YA book to movie role, that of Hazel Grace Lancaster in the film adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.
So isn't that just peachy fucking custard. Answer: no. It is not.
i mean, has anyone else SEEN The Secret Life of the American Teenager?!?!? i don't think they have! Because if they had, they would see that Shailene Woodley is so NOT a good actress. (And, while we're on the subject of being fairly terrible, that toolface that plays Ricky on Secret Life should totally NOT be playing my sweet Alex in the Delirium TV show either. i mean, he's terrible AND he has Dylan McKay-ish hair in the year 2013! i seriously feel like Abed in that one episode of Community: "What's going on? Am i deaf? Can you guys hear me talking right now?" But instead of being deaf, i feel like everyone else has suddenly lost their ability to see. And i'm sitting over here struggling through reruns of Secret Life thinking maybe i'm just being too hard on these poor children and if i could just give this show ONE MORE SHOT, but NO! It's STILL terrible. THEY are still terrible. Thus i'm feeling very Abed and have to ask: "What's going on? Am i blind? Can you guys see what i'm seeing right now?!?!) 
So. Anyway. i'm not all that jazzed about Shailene Woodley being cast in another role that i feel is too good for her, urm, "talents." But i'd love to know what you guys think? Am i merely being too hard on this girl or do you agree with me that she kinda can't act and WHY ON EARTH are they tainting my book-memories with her gigantic ABCFamily face?!?! Dish it in the comments. 

*Speaking of Divergent, (which we kinda really weren't, we were only speaking of Shailene Woodley, but she's {unfortunately} gonna be in Divergent so i think this segue still works. anyhoo,) the rumors about Kate Winslet being somehow, someway involved in the Divergent movie are true, y'all. And just as i previously predicted, she'll be taking on the role of Jeanine Matthews. 
And recently, three others were also cast. Ben Lloyd-Hughes will play Will. Ben Lamb will play Edward. And the role of Al will be played by Christian Madsen. i've never heard of any of these guys. (Apparently i'm not the only one though. When i hit up Google Image Search for each guy my results were basically "um. uh. fuck if i know." Well, except for Ben Lamb. Apparently there is a better-known Ben Lamb that isn't an actor at all but a ginger-headed poker player. Regardless, thanks for nothing Google Image Search.)
Anyhoozle based on the pics provided by the above link from Hollywood Crush, i don't think i would've picked any of them. Especially the dude playing Al. He's totally NOT how i pictured Al in my noodle. 

*Now, onto news that i can not only get behind; i can also get in front of it and to the sides as well. And believe it or not, this news actually has to do with 50 Shades of Grey. 
No, guys, don't start going cray, ok, i haven't actually read it yet! However given the latest casting rumor about the movie i might just have to break my vow of never reading Twilight fan-fiction EVER and take a crack at that shit. Why, you may be asking yourself? 
Well because rumor has it Stephen Amell (aka Oliver Queen from my newest fave TV show, Arrow! As well as my current TV crush!) may be in the running for the role of Christian Grey! And this news is straight from the horse's mouth. Sorta. More or less.
Now, as i mentioned before, i still haven't read the 50 Shades books yet but i know the basic gist of them; it's all bondage and sex and what have you. Now, thinking logistically, that would mean that there would be copious amounts of sex scenes in the movie version. Which would also mean that Stephen Amell would be shirtless (and perhaps pantless) for a good bit of the movie. Which is something that your girl, Evil Eva, is all for! (Unless they cast Shailene Woodley as Anastasia Steele. At which point, i'll be totes out, y'all.)
And now, a gratuitous shot of a shirtless Stephen Amell! (You're welcome, ladies!)

*i don't know if any of you out there are particularly excited for the upcoming film adaptation of  James Dashner's The Maze Runner or if you were even aware that such an adaptation was in the works, but either way The Maze Runner is in fact being given the old book-into-movie treatment and recently a few names have been tied to the project. Will Poulter is being considered for the lead role of Thomas. Thomas Brodie-Sangster will play a character named Newt. And Aml Ameen will take on the role of Alby. This all means nothing to me as of right now because The Maze Runner is still currently TBRing it on my shelf. But if you've read the series and have an opinion on these casting decisions, comment away kiddos!

*This fall ABCFamily is introducing a Pretty Little Liars spin-off called Ravenswood. (While also proving that they don't really understand what a "spin-off" is.)
Here's the synopsis for the show from their website:

Ravenswood will center on a town, not far from Rosewood, PA (the home base of Pretty Little Liars), which has suffered under a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers suddenly find themselves connected by this fatal curse and need to dig into the town's mysterious and terrible history before it's too late for each of them. The series will premiere on ABC Family following the annual Pretty Little Liars special Halloween episode in October 2013.

And here's the link to said website in case you wanna delve even further into this business.
Oh, and it was recently reported that Pretty Little Liars has been renewed for a fifth season of bat-shizznat craziness! The fourth season will kick off this summer starting June 11th at 8 pm. Hopefully we'll find out what was in that trunk. And why it was sooooo shocking. (My money is on it being Ally's dredged up corpse! Any takers? Any at all?)   

*And now i'll send you off with a little (and i do mean little) tease!
Here is the teaser trailer FOR the teaser trailer for the Catching Fire theatrical trailer (Because that's evidently something we do now. That and winter hiatus'.) It's really just a cheap ploy to get you to watch the MTV Movie Awards (Sunday April 14th at 9 pm on MTV!) in which they'll be playing the whole teaser clip as opposed to just the teaser of the teaser clip which i am gifting you with now......

Although, let's be for reals, it's not all that much of a gift. It's basically Effie's ass and Katniss in what i'm imaging to be an adorable sweater and i say "imagining" because i can only see a tiny piece of the sleeve. What this clip does not include is really the only thing we wanna see. i'm, of course talking about Finnick! i don't give two shits about whatever Muppet-skinned ensemble Effie is trying to rock (apparently, in the future, the only PETA is one that bakes cakes! See what i did there?) or the touring of the other Districts. i wanna see the newbies, dammit! 
Hopefully the actual teaser trailer won't be such a tease and we'll finally see some new faces.   

Ok guys, that's all the news i've got for you now. But be sure to check back often for even more dish!
Now i'll turn it over to you guys. Share your opinions on any or all of the topics i just got finished covering.

1 comment:

  1. I am NOT a fan of Secret Life... I hope for Shailene's sake it just the terrble writing that makes them all seem like bad actors. I mean it has to be the worst written show about teens I've ever seen... and that's saying something. I don't like that girl being cast in SO many YA roles without having seen her do one well.

    I LOVE PLL, but that spin-off is SO not a spin-off. A town nearby... does it involve Wren or Aria or Hanna's stepsister? then it's not a spin-off. It does sound interesting though.... oh and can they PLEASE renew The Lying Game. I'm obsessed w/ it and it ended on a cliffhanger!!!