Fans were crushed when Veronica Mars (starring Kristen Bell) was cancelled after three seasons in 2007.
Fans were basically devastated when they didn’t get some form of closure. Now, all the fans prayers have pretty much been answered as a Veronica Mars movie is looking like a very strong possible thanks to Kickstarter.
Kickstarter is a means for people to independently fund their projects by persuading the public to invest, which is exactly what creator Rob Thomas did. According to Thomas, the Veronica Mars movie hit $1 million faster than any project before it. The project passed the $3 million mark on Thursday a little after 7:00 p.m.
If Kickstarter can bring Veronica Mars back, just imagine what it could do for the other small, but strongly beloved, TV shows that got the network’s blade. The crowd-sourcing website might actually be the answer to all of our feelings.
Here is a list of all the shows that deserve a movie for closure
Okay, so there was a movie, but thats not enough. Fans have too many feelings for them to all be satisfied by one movie. Creator Joss Whedon told Buzzfeed “So I don’t even entertain the notion of entertaining the notion of doing this, and won’t. Couple years from now, when Nathan [Fillion]‘s no longer [on] Castle and I’m no longer the Tom Hagen of the Marvel Universe and making a giant movie, we might look and see where the market is then. But right now, it’s a complete non-Kickstarter for me.” Ouch. Right in the feels Whedon.
Sarah Michele Gellar starred in the CW’s Ringer for one season before before getting cancelled in 2012. The series finale put all the cards on the table, and fans were never able to see an encounter between the twins Siobhan and Bridget. The show was basically about a pair of twins, one was a psycho murderer who was ruining the life of good twin Bridget. Lame? Not quite as the show was fast paced and intense. So yeah, we need some closure.
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Katy Perry — Obama
Every election there are always a few celebrities that love to endorse their chosen presidential candidate to the world, in an attempt to sway your vote. Take Katy Perry for instance, who literally wears her political leanings on her sleeve. Perry wore this “Forward” dress in support of Obama on Saturday, at a political rally in Milwaukee. “Forward” of course, is the slogan of Obama’s campaign.
Will Ferrell — Obama
Will Ferrell doesn’t necessarily care who you vote for (Obama… Obama), he just wants you to vote in this election. He’ll eat garbage, hair or underpants. He’ll even punch himself in the face. He wraps it up by encouraging one candidate in particular: ”Vote Obama! It’s a slam dunk!”
Mr. Burns — Romney
The Simpson’s resident Republican Mr. Burns put out a special message in support of Mitt Romney. Unfortunately his endorsement is probably unwanted considering he’s an antagonist on the show. Gotta love Fox ripping on Romney.
Chris Rock — Obama
Comedian Chris Rock targeted a special message to undecided voters of the caucasian variety on JimmyKimmelLive. “In times like these, you need a white president you can trust and that white president’s name is Barack Obama,” he says. The facts: for the first two thirds of his life he was known as Barry (such a white name apparently) and his parents were so white they had to wear sunglasses so they wouldn’t hurt each others eyes. Still don’t believe him? Obama is still whiter than Snooki.
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Still undecided about who to vote for in the 2012 presidential election? Joss Whedon has some advice for you. The Avengers director insists you vote for Mitt
Zomney Romney because the Republicans’ promises will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation and rioting — elements that are crucial to creating a chaotic wasteland.
Zombies will run rampant in Mitt’s apocalyptic vision and you’ll have to start hoarding canned goods. The one percent will no longer be the very rich, it will be the very fast. On the bright side, Whedon says, we can all stop pretending this facade of caring for each other is real.
Vote #Zomney. Because he needs brains.
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Welcome to the honest movie trailer for The Avengers, the teaser that reminds us the two-hour geek fantasy will blind all nerds from forming any rational opinions. If that sounds like you, then you should check out this clip by Screen Junkies, that points out the movie’s inconsistencies, character flaws and complex Marvel politics that are behind the film.
Hopefully it won’t ruin it for you, but considering The Avengers is pretty much invincible to criticism, that’s pretty unlikely. Plus, it sounds like the people who made it have mega crushes on Joss Whedon. They write in the description: “We loved ‘The Avengers’… but you guys demanded this one!”
Watch it here:
The Avengers is coming out at the end of September on Blu-ray and DVD, and deleted scenes have already started leaking onto the Internet.
It’s hard to believe Whedon cut the following scene about what Captain America did before The Avengers. It’s an emotional albeit quiet progression of his life, that highlights his loneliness and disconnection with the modern world. Whedon told NY Mag he really hated cutting it.
Whedon also cut a poignant scene with Cap and former flame Peggy in the present day. About that scene, Whedon told the New York Times: ”It was killing the rhythm of the thing. And we did have a lot of Cap, because he really was the in for me.”
Also on the chopping room floor was an alternate opening sequence, that starts with a catastrophe and monologue from Cobie Smulders. Watch it below.
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The Avengers gag reel proves just how much fun the crew had on set, which isn’t hard to believe considering Robert Downey Jr. was there (he’s a rambunctious sorta fella). The DVD and Blu-ray editions don’t come out until Sept. 25, but this four-minute reel should tide you over until then.
Here are the three best scenes:
1. Superheroes are always coordinated — the direct antithesis the clumsy — especially Thor. However, in a scene with Chris Evans (Captain America) actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) can’t catch his hammer and instead gracelessly bounces it from arm to arm like it’s a hacky sack. He gets points for never giving up though.
2. Evans demonstrates the difficulty of putting on some of the intricate and complicated gear during one scene. In the movie he puts on a parachute quite easily but in the gag reel we realize how difficult it actually was to put on. “Guess it doesn’t go up as smoothly as I was hoping,” he jokes.
3. After Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) perfects his character’s death — which is notably hilarious — Cobie Smulders has a severe meltdown that we WISH made it in the movie, because you know, it’s so believable and all.
When I was a kid, I fancied myself a pretty talented writer. In fact, I authored an unpublished book about a family that got stuck in a flimsy canoe on the Amazon River. The book was a whole 30 pages, however, I have to admit my handwriting became increasingly bigger near the last chapters so I could meet the 30 page quota.
I’m positive I would have gone bananas if my action-filled story was featured on my newest obsession, Written By A Kid. Too bad it didn’t exist at the time… The series brings to life the fanciful tales of young children, by getting well known actors to portray their narration. In the second episode, eight-year-old CiCi tells the story of a toddler named Max (Link Neal) who tests the patience of his new stepdad (Rhett McLaughlin) and ultimately develops an appreciation of the Goth lifestyle.
The show, which was created by Will Bowles and Josh Flaum, featured Joss Whedon in the first episode, acting out a rowdy cowboy named Gerald who conquers an alien. The animation is hilarious and the stories are way better than anything an adult could come up with.
Watch the second episode here:
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Justin Bieber graduates high school to make his mama proud, and John Travolta gets sued for touching people in naughty places.
HIT: The Biebs graduates high school
While he told the The Telegraph he’s not interested in reading and writing, Bieber finished high school for his mom. The Biebs continues to make his mama proud as he plans to release his next single, “Turn to You,” on Friday just in time for the Mother’s Day weekend. He said, via twitter, that all proceeds will go toward single moms. Queue the “awwww…” track here.
MISS: Amber Riley leaving Glee
I don’t even like Glee, but I’ll be sad to see Riley go. Aside from Chris Colfer, Darren Criss (AVPM fan 4ever) and Riley, I would really love to punch every character on the show in the face. Riley’s covers are one of Glee’s very few redeeming factors. No one can pull of an Adele cover like she can.
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Mad Men won best television drama, 30 Rock was saluted as best comedy and The Colbert Report got the award for best live entertainment and competition show. 60 Minutes was recognized in the non-fiction television category.
The awards were held at the Hollywood Palladium and honoured television writer Joss Whedon and studio heads Michael Lynton, Amy Pascal and John Lasseter with lifetime achievement awards.
Joss Whedon is returning to TV.
The creator of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly” is behind a new series about an underground group who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can carry out bizarre missions–whether it be romantic, comical, or dangerous.
Buffy alumni Eliza Dushku will star as one of the “actives” who live in an underground facility called the “Dollhouse” until they are sent on a mission.
A trailer for the show is now up on YouTube.
“Dollhouse” is scheduled for a mid-season premiere on FOX.
“Buffy” fans have even more reasons to be excited for Joss Whedon’s return to television: he may be bringing back some more familiar faces.
For his new show, “Dollhouse,” creator Whedon has already cast “Buffy” alum Eliza Dushku as the lead. According to TV Guide, he’s considering some of the other Buffyverse actors to take some of the eight supporting roles.
At the Paley Festival on Thursday, Whedon admitted that “I’ve read a couple of people [from the Buffyverse], but I’m not going to say who.”
Originally however, Whedon said he thought it would be lazy to cast his “Buffy” pals. “It’s not a hard and fast rule,” he told TV Guide in the fall. “I just want to make sure I get the right people. And I don’t want to give the impression that it’s just me and my friends having a party. Some [Buffyverse alums] might work out fine. But I’m not going to just seek out people that I already know are great.
Buffyverse fans never lost their Faith, and now creator Joss Whedon has returned with a new show starring “Buffy” and ‘Angel’ co-star Eliza Dushku.
Entitled “Dollhouse,” it will be just as bizzarre and wonderfully creative as tales of the vampire slayer. This is what Fox has to say on the plot:
“Echo (Dushku) [is] a young woman who is literally everybody’s fantasy. She is one of a group of men and women who can be imprinted with personality packages, including memories, skills, language – even muscle memory – for different assignments. The assignments can be romantic, adventurous, outlandish, uplifting, sexual and/or very illegal. When not imprinted with a personality package, Echo and the others are basically mind-wiped, living like children in a futuristic dorm/lab dubbed the Dollhouse, with no memory of their assignments – or of much else. The show revolves around the childlike Echo’s burgeoning self-awareness, and her desire to know who she was before, a desire that begins to seep into her various imprinted personalities and puts her in danger both in the field and in the closely monitored confines of the Dollhouse.”
Seven episodes have already been ordered. With any luck, the show will take off, unlike Whedon’s previous offering, “Firefly.”