Last Week’s Episode: Too Weird to Live, Too Weird to Get a Movie

Last Week's Episode

It Happened To Me: I listened to Jeremy Renner’s Jeep commercial of a song for a laugh and got it stuck in my head for two straight days. I want this to be a cautionary tale of irony for all of y’all.


In her latest cover story, Kristen Stewart revealed how she’s been told to keep her sexuality under wraps, saying, “I’ve fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favor and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.” [Harper’s Bazaar]

Andy Muschietti (It Chapters 1 &2) is the latest director to be attached to Erza Miller’s The Flash, which will sadly not be a horror film. [Fandango]

Joker director talks the fight to get an R-rating in this article that really wants to stress how real and authentic this film is. [LA Times]

Apparently enough people wanted those extra minutes of footage of Spider-Man: Far From Home to net over $4 million this weekend. [THR]

Crazy Rich Asians co-writer Adele Lim (writer and producer on Private Practice, Lethal Weapon, Star-Crossed, Reign, and more) has left the sequels due to a pay disparity with co-writer Peter Chiarelli (his two previous writing credits are The Proposal & Now You See Me 2) — according to sources Chiarelli was offered $800,000 to $1 million, while Lim was offered $110,00+. Lim had some choice words about the whole thing, including “If I couldn’t get pay equity after CRA, I can’t imagine what it would be like for anyone else.” I don’t blame her but she calls Chiarelli “gracious,” making her a better woman than I/.[THR]


Beloved Doctor Who screenwriter and novelist Terrance Dicks passed away last week. [The Guardian]

This show is truly haunting me but I’m going to stick it out to the end.

Rahul Kohli (iZombie) has been cast in Mike Flanagan’s (The Haunting of Hill House) latest mini-series, The Haunting of Bly Manor. [Deadline]

Despite fan protests and a hunger strike, The OA will not be returning for a wrap-up film. [Variety]

Jeremy Renner

If you, for some reason, haven’t been obsessively following Jeremy Renner’s transformation from worst Avenger to livestyle brand, then I’ve got some links for you!

When Good Actors Become Terrible Musicians [The Outline]

I Broke The Official Jeremy Renner App By Posting The Word “Porno” On It [Deadspin]

Grab Bag

While the Steven Universe movie just aired, creator Rebecca Sugar promises “the movie is not the end.” [TVLine]

A nice in-depth piece on Linda Hamilton’s return to Sarah Connor, despite wanting to stay out of the limelight. [NYT]

GraphicAudio has teamed up with Vault Comics to create a podcast of Wasted Space, created by Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman. [THR]

Kat Overland

Kat Overland

Small press editor Kat Overland is a displaced Texan now living in Washington, DC, where she is perpetually behind on reading her pull list. She's a millennial, Latina, exhausted, and can often be spotted casually cosplaying America Chavez and complaining.