++ Voting for the Empire Awards has begun. More than anything I'm really hoping for Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) to get recognition for their amazing performances in their respective films. They both deserve it, dammit, and it would make up for the blatant Oscar snubs.
++ So I watched the Sleepy Hollow finale, and honestly I'm quite conflicted. On one hand we seem to be getting our restart of the show after the mess the second season was, on the other hand they had to kill off Katrina in order for that to happen. I wasn't fond of what they were doing with her character, or lack thereof, for most of the season but the whole "let's turn her evil so we can kill her off" is super cliched. The problem wasn't with Katrina as a character but rather the material they were giving her; she would've been wonderful had they given her an interesting storyline from the beginning or thought about making her turn dark (as many fans had theorized prior) but they chose to lag on everything with her and the whole Crane nonsense. And that decision affected the entire season as a whole.
Granted with the nature of this show Katrina could easily return as some kind of spirit demon or something like that, anything is possible. But as it currently stands, it was incredibly sloppy with how they handled her character; all that wasted potential and they decide to kill her off to wipe the slate clean in fixing their mistakes. I knew that it would be a long shot to allow her to live and just write her out of the show entirely rather than killing her off, but it's such an overdone thing to make a woman character evil to kill her off, you know? Idk.
At least Abbie and Ichabod were adorable as they usually are? And that the Dream Team (Abbie, Jenny, Ichabod and Irving) are back together. The show may have turned into a mess but at least there's that.
++ This really short-film which features the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers as adults, starring James van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff. It's only fourteen minutes and clearly meant for the Internet, but damn if it doesn't make me wish it actually existed as a full-length feature film. Really makes me nostalgic for my classic MMPR. Plus, Katee as Kimberly/Pink Ranger? More of that, please. It also makes me really want her to play Captain Marvel even more than I already did, but that's a given, so.
++ The news that any more sequels to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is unlikely makes me incredibly sad. I wanted the entire trilogy to be made, since they were discussing it in the behind the scenes that yeah, they were planning this to become a trilogy. They already have a script written and everything, but Sony are being buttheads about it and it's been some time since the first film was released (something I wished they had locked down though considering the plans for more, since other franchises have done similarly when there's a possibility for more), everyone else is doing other things, so the likelihood of them returning for the next two films probably won't happen unless a miracle occurs for it to be so. Which sucks so much. Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander was perfection and I was really hoping to see more of her portrayal of the character in future films. :/