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Caffeinated Links: Far From the Madding Crowd, Steven Spielberg to Direct Ready Player One, ‘The Flash’ Stars Sing the Serenity Ballad

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Fox Searchlight released the first, gorgeous poster for the upcoming adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd, starring Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts.

In news that had me gibbering with nerdy glee, Steven Stielberg is to direct an adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. Ready Player One is a hugely popular sci-fi/dystopia novel that is a blast of inventive good fun as it follows the adventures of Wade Watts, a brilliant, somewhat overweight pop culture fanatic (I mention this because I wonder if the film will be true to this or replace him with someone who looks like, I don’t know, a Hemsworth) who spends his life, along with most of humanity, inside a massive virtual reality game.

The Flash‘s Jesse Martin, Carlos Valdez, and Rick Cosnett sing a gospel, acapella version of The Serenity Ballad and it is everything you want from life. Apparently it was a big thank-you to Joss Whedon for donating a large sum to their Kickstarter project.

Caffeinated Links: A Princess Grifter, Peter Jackson To Direct Doctor Who? and Firefly Follow-Up

serenitycomicbook“The thing I realized with Amy is, she can make any dialogue you write sound unwritten,” Mr. Jonze added. “She just has a way of internalizing it. She’s such a thinker, and you can see her thinking her way through all of that until it’s all coming from within her.” Amy Adams, despite turning in breathtakingly precise performances on a constant basis, flies quietly under the radar of most mainstream media insofar as her personal life, so this relatively rare interview with NYT makes for a good read. RT

The Lululemon founder made a series of sexist comments about the company’s clothing line not being made for all size shapes – and has since resigned in the (well-deserved) firestorm that followed. I understand that Lululemon is a luxury brand – but what it is basically selling with the statement that its clothese only fit certain body types is the idea that, once again, only one specific body type is to be desired by the privileged and the fit. RT

There’s a lot – and I do mean a lot – of delicious speculation and theories floating around about the Doctor Who Christmas episode, mostly based on clues in posters that have been released, so join the cloud of obsessive geekdom and dive in, aye? BBC and Radiotimes

And on that note, what if Peter Jackson directed an episode of Doctor Who? All – ALL that would be remaining after that to clinch the sovereign trinity of sci-fi Awesomedom after Gaiman and Jackson would be Joss Whedon. RT

NPR convincingly pulls apart the criticism of the casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and utterly delights me with the deep nerd-dom knowledge shown – though then I was equally disappointed to see this article was being written by a man

“Diana, on the other hand, is creature of myth and fantasy. Her physical strength is an important aspect of her character, but it is not a function of her lean body mass. Whether or not Gadot will make an interesting, let alone convincing, Wonder Woman has nothing to do with the size of her biceps.

No, Wonder Woman is a presence, a figure of mingled strength and compassion. There’s one and only one thing that Gadot needs to project, the moment she comes on-screen:

“I got this.” RT

And finally,we don’t just get a Veronica Mars movie, y’all – we also get a comic book follow-up to Firefly/Serenity. Age of the geek, baby. Writer Zack Whedon and artist Georges Jeanty have teamed up to create a six-part comics miniseries titled Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. The series picks up nine months post-Serenity with the crew still on the lam, including a very pregnant Zoe. RT

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