More more more Tales of The City, now with Ellen Page
Just when you were fully annoyed and extremely tired and actually angry (hey, Roseanne!) at all the TV reboots and revivals, here comes the promise of 10 new episodes of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of The City on Netflix to make everything OK again.
The good news? It’s a continuation of the beloved stories you’ve read and watched since the 1970s (if you were a books-first fan) and/or the ’90s (if you were converted by the PBS and Showtime installments back in the day), so there’ll be no rehashing the past, and Lauren Morelli (Orange is The New Black) is the showrunner.
Meanwhile, original cast member Laura Linney is back as Mary-Ann, picking up where she left off, and for this batch of stories, her now-adult daughter, Shawna, will be played by Ellen Page (Gaycation). Making it even sweeter? Anna Madrigal is still high and kicking, and Olympia Dukakis has already signed on to bring her back to life.
Someone at Netflix deserves a cookie bouquet for this one.
Lily Collins does not clash with Titan
We’ve liked Lily Collins since we first saw her cute up the screen as Snow White in the fairly odd fairy tale movie Mirror Mirror. Then we found out she was the daughter of Phil Collins — imagine growing up hearing “In the Air Tonight” every time you went to the grocery store and realizing you had to live up to that; it’s sobering — and we became even more fond.
Well, Collins just got herself attached to the latest offering from queer writer-director Austin Bunn (Kill Your Darlings) and legendary indie producer Christine Vachon. Titan is the title, it’s being called a “survival thriller,” and it’s the story of a young musician (Collins) on a mission to find out what happened to her older sister, an environmental activist killed in a seemingly accidental fall. When our heroine digs up the past, however, she puts herself in danger.
This is the first bit of information on the flick — it’s not even on Collins’ IMDB page yet — so don’t expect to be survival-thrilled until at least 2019 or later.
Romeo San Vicente feels good if he just says the word “Sussudio.”