"Elegant Horror". That's the phrase the producers are using to describe NBC's highly anticipated new series, Hannibal. It couldn't be more accurate. The atmospheric tone of this new show has me more than intrigued. Frankly, I'm amazed that a network is attempting to show this much gore and disturbing imagery, but I'm really looking forward to it. I love, too, listening to the writers, actors and producers speak about this sacred ground with the exaltation it deserves. Oh, please do take a moment, won't you?
I'll warn you, if the Hannibal Lecter books (by Thomas Harris) or the thrilling films, freak you out, this may not be your cup of tea. (Or your sautee pan of human organs.)
Now, here's the thing: Brittani - The Girl You Want and I are SERIOUS and PROTECTIVE about Hannibal. We. Mean. Business. "Do NOT screw it up", is our constant mantra.
We are both on-board with the cast: Take a look for yourself.
|Hugh Dancy||...||Special Agent Will Graham (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Mads Mikkelsen||...||Dr. Hannibal Lecter (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Caroline Dhavernas||...||Dr. Alana Bloom (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Lara Jean Chorostecki||...||Freddie Lounds (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Aaron Abrams||...||Brian Zeller (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Laurence Fishburne||...||Agent Jack Crawford / ... (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Hettienne Park||...||Beverly Katz (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Scott Thompson||...||Jimmy Price (13 episodes, 2013)|
|Torianna Lee||...||Elise Nichols (3 episodes, 2013)|
|Demore Barnes||...||Tobias Budge (2 episodes, 2013)|
|Austin Macdonald||...||CJ Lincoln / ... (2 episodes, 2013)|
Hugh Dancy as Will Graham has much more depth, mystery and a quiet charisma than Edward Norton did in the film, Red Dragon. Adding even more toughness is Lawrence Fishburne as Agent Jack Crawford.
Next up, we have Mads Mikkelsen (whom you may remember as LeChiffre in the James Bond film, Casino Royal; he had a rather nasty nervous tic wherein his eye would bleed tears while under stress during a particularly pricey poker gamer. Oh, and yes...a certain torture scent involve a seatless chair, a tied up James Bond to said with ropes...all orchestrated by LeChiffre. (Aaain, Brittani and I consider this very scene as one of our all-time greatest film moments.)
As I've made it quire clear, This new series in indeed our cups of tea...to say the least.
Just remember those words: ELEGANT HORROR.
What are YOUR thoughts on this? It's just a TV show...it's not real. (Well....much, anyway.)
Let me help you. You will watch Hannibal. You will watch it each week. And you will be alarmed, frighted, intrigued, maybe even put-off a bit by some scenes. But. YOU. WILL. LOVE. HANNIBAL, which will premiering in NBC at April 4th from 10 pm to 11:00.
Now, you've been warned in a slightly more sinister fashion. We are not merely ASKING you to watch Hannibal, Brittani and I are politely requesting that you sit down on Thursday evening at 10.00 p.m. sharp on your local NBC affiliate.
Are we coming in clear?
I think we should all know by now that when Trent Reznor says that something will be happening "soon" he really means 3 years from now. Nevertheless, El Rez tells Rolling Stone that new Nine Inch Nails music is in the works. Of course we'll have to wait for it.
When asked about returning to his old band he explained:
"...all signs point to yes." "I never said that that wasn't going to happen, just that it couldn't go on as it was. Having a few years doing other things, I've enjoyed [them] and I'm enjoying doing How to Destroy Angels, and there will be a place for stuff that falls in the Nine Inch Nails column of things." He added, "It's really been an unexpected, weird ride. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to work. I'm just trying to approach things with integrity and try to find things that are interesting to me."
Well, we (by we I mean me, Brittani) don't care about HTDA, but I'm always happy to hear that there's a chance I could be rocking out to some new NIN soon. "Wish" and "Sin" never get old, but we needs some new stuff already.
...and if I can't have everything, well then, just give me a taste.
Written by: Brittani
It looks as though a soft golf-clap and and a whispered Congratulations are in order for The Most Tasteful Man In The World and his partner. Tom Ford and Richard Buckley have welcomed a baby boy named (wait for it...) Alexander John Buckley Ford.
New father Tom Ford was quoted as recently as last year:
'I always said I wanted to have children. And as I got a little bit older, Richard, who I live with – we’ve been together 24 years – did not want children. And so I decided not to have children. But if I have children, no one will know about it until the child is born. If I have a child, you won’t notice that I had a child. Maybe you’ll see it when it’s 18, but I will keep it out of the spotlight'
Let's take a moment to admire the Birth Announcement, shall we?
Wait just one second. Ohmygod. It even has a watermark.
I think I have a new favorite Bond theme.
I love hearing Adele's accent with she sings the words Skyfall and Crumble . ("Sky-foe when it crumboes...") This is arguably one of the BEST Bond themes ever.
Timeless. English. FLAWLESS.
Grammy winning singer Adele was given the golden opportunity to sing the theme for the latest Bond movie, and she did not disappoint.
**SORRY YOU GUYS--THE WEBSITE PULLED THE SNEAK PREVIEW**
She wrote the song, titled "Skyfall" with "Rolling In The Deep" collaborator/producer Paul Epworth. The two worked with a 77-piece orchestra at London's Abbey Road Studio, and here's what Adele had to say about the recording process on the official 007 Facebook page:
"I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end. It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I’m 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I’m sure!"
I think the song sounds great, and reminds me a lot of the old Bond themes. The full song will be released at 0:07 BST on Friday October 5th (7:07 EST on Thursday October 4th) which will mark the 50th Anniversary of the franchise.
In the meantime, check out some new stills featuring Daniel Craig, and
...a crazy looking Javier Bardem.
'Skyfall' opens October 26th in the UK and November 9th in America.
Written by: Brittani