Love Actually is often hailed as the preeminent rom-com of our era. So why hasn't there been a sequel? It might look a little disjointed, but it could work, no? Real fans won't mind that Alan Rickman became a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher and Andrew Lincoln became a postapocalyptic anti-zombie sheriff. True love lasts forever.
Universal just made the best decision of the week/the month/the back half of 2013 by inking a film deal with MADtv veterans and current Comedy Central power players Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The pair will executive-produce as well as write the script alongside Judd Apatow, who will also produce. Apatow isn't giving up the plot quite yet — which is fine, we just learned about this beautiful prospect moments ago — but he says, "I love these guys because they are riotously, make-you-sick-because-you-can’t-stop-laughing funny. I think Key and Peele are capable of making the movie that America desperately needs right now." Bingo. If Key and Peele, sans Apatow, got a deal to simply make a Key & Peele movie, I'd be off-the-walls excited. If Deadline's headline were "Key & PeeleFootball Names Sketch Gets Movie Trilogy at Universal," I'd be overjoyed.
Yesterday we saw the character posters for Metastasis, Univision's Spanish-language adaptation of Breaking Bad. They looked ... cool? Fine? As does this trailer? I'm fairly sure the opinion of any American who just finished watching AMC's series means less than nothing to Univision. What can I say? "They better have twists! Marie better wear blue this time!" "They better keep it the same! I'm skeptical of this cooking-on-a–school bus business." No. I’ve got nothing. I'm sure it'll be a lovely, upsetting experience for many millions of humans who speak Spanish and who haven't seen BrBa and are utterly unfamiliar with its plot.
As the Grantland staff looks back this week on the highlights of the year in music, TV, film, and sports, we would obviously be remiss if we left out the one medium to rule them all: the Internet. Here are our picks for the best (and worst) of the Information Superhighway in 2012.
The way this works for pop culture professionals: First, Obama wins reelection; second, everyone figures out how to make jokes about it. Karl Rove's instantly infamous Fox News performance last night, in which he attempted to wage a mutiny after the network called Ohio for the President, should be good for some fodder. Donald Trump's live-tweeting of the election, during which he suggested, um, marching on Washington, will definitely get some laughs for someone somewhere.