“Film studio heads are 94% white and 100% male, TV network and studio heads are 96% white, 71% male; senior management in the film industry is 92% white, 83% male, and senior management in the TV industry is 93% white, 73% male.”
Oh my glob! Mathematical! Bacon pancakes! No, we’re not having a stroke, we’re referencing Adventure Time—the popular kids TV show that is secretly for adults (but it’s barely a secret). And we’re not just referencing Adventure Time because everyone on the Internet constantly references Adventure Time, but because Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network have announced that they’re making an Adventure Time movie. Like, a real movie. It’ll be in theaters and everything. We’ll give you a minute to calm down.
Are you OK? Good. This comes from Deadline, which reports that the Adventure Time movie will be produced by Chris McKay and Roy Lee, both of whom previously worked together on another big-screen kids’ movie that was also adult-friendly: The Lego Movie. McKay has also been announced as the director for Lego Batman, and Lee is producing that spinoff, so it seems clear that WB is hoping for Adventure Time to be as much of a hit as The Lego Movie was. Deadline even points out how much “franchise potential” it has, which is the sort of corporate language that seems especially inappropriate when talking about something as delightfully weird as Adventure Time.
Temp tracks help to explain why Hollywood scores are too often a lazy Susan of fixed formulas: in fantasy movies, metallic percussion clanging
over horns and male choruses in the minor mode; in romantic comedies, a
one-handed piano noodling behind a scrim of strings; in period
pictures, neo-Baroque arpeggiation in the manner of Philip Glass.
Granted, the limited palette of film scores sometimes results from the
limited abilities of the practitioners, but almost any Hollywood
tunesmith could achieve more distinctive results if the iron fist of
cliché were to relax just a little. If you think you have John Williams
pegged, listen to his angular, questing piano suite “Conversations,”
which Gloria Cheng has recorded on a new disk titled “Montage.”
“Birdman” won the Oscar for Best
Picture, but its score, composed by Antonio Sánchez (above), was deemed
ineligible for a nomination. Photograph by Earl Gibson III/Getty
While attending the premiere for his highly watchable new series Last Man On Earth, Forte revealed that not only was a sequel to MacGruber happening, but that the whole thing might already be in the can, finally done at the age of who the fuck cares. Forte was asked when the movie would be in theaters, and his response was startling. “In a couple weeks, when postproduction is over, I’m gonna get in there,” Forte said. Some sites are suggesting that this means filming for the movie has already taken place, and that Forte and director Jorma Taccome made a movie without anyone even realizing it. Others believe he was referring to post-production on his new Fox show, and that he would be making the film sometime thereafter. Either way, it looks like we’re getting MacGruber 2. And no, it didn’t seem like some abstract red-carpet joke, so it appears everyone’s favorite bomb-defuser really is coming back for more. For the time being, at least. We think.
The New York Times is reporting that Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame has passed away at the age of 83. Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed the cause of death was due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, but was released and died at his Bel Air home in Los Angeles.