Wednesday’s “McKellen and Stewart return as X-Men, another Jeffrey Archer adaptation and Julian Fellowes goes US” news


Film casting

  • Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult all returning for next X-Men movie
  • Guy Pearce, Rosamund Pike and Bryan Brown join Violet Town
  • Cate Blanchett to play stepmother in Cinderella


  • Damian Lewis, Shannyn Sossamon and Jordi Molla to star in Ridley Scott’s Jaguar short film Desire

Canadian TV



US TV casting

New US TV shows

  • Julian Fellowes to write period drama The Gilded Cage for NBC
  • AMC orders period spy drama Turn and 1980s computer drama Halt & Catch Fire

New US TV show casting


Arrested Development: the art show

I still might not ‘get’ Arrested Development, but I understand a lot of people like it. Enough people, in fact, that there’s going to be a one-day art show in Los Angeles dedicated to the programme. It looks pretty good, actually.

The Bluths

Tobias dolls

“There’s Always Money In The Banana Stand” will run for one day only on June 29th and will run from 7-10pm.


Question of the week: what’s your favourite work of art?

It says somewhere here that this is a blog about the media in general, rather than just TV or film. So for a little change of pace and to fulfil the blog’s mandate, it’s time for a simple question:

What’s your favourite work of art?

It can be a painting, a sculpture, an installation, a piece of architecture or anything else arty.

Answers below or on your own blog, please!

Thursday’s “wrong Gogh” news




British TV


  • HBO acquires BBC2’s Life’s Too Short