‘Final’ Trailer for ‘Catching Fire’ Looks Pretty Hot

If you’re like me and you hate the Boston Red Sox with the fiery passion of 10,000 suns (or maybe you just don’t like baseball), then you also weren’t watching the World Series last night when Lionsgate unveiled what it’s calling the “final trailer” for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

It’s the best trailer so far because it actually contains some footage from the arena for the very first time. It would be a shame to miss it, so here it is:

Sadly, the new fan favorite (and mine) from the novel, Johanna Mason (Jena Malone), is hardly in it — she can be glimpsed at the 0:57 mark, over Peeta’s left shoulder as he’s talking to Katniss.

The other novel fan fave, Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin), and Mags (Lynn Cohen) are just barely recognizable at the 0:46 mark, running through the jungle.

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The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders

Saturday Night Live has been so hit-and-miss for the last few decades years that it’s easy to forget to watch, but I remembered that Edward Norton was hosting this weekend, so I made sure to watch. (I’ve found something to like in each episode this season, including the overpraised Tina Fey and overly despised Miley Cyrus and Bruce Willis installments.)

The best thing about this week’s episode was also by far the best thing about this entire season so far: the dead-on pastiche of director Wes Anderson’s  highly mannered filmmaking style, called The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders. Watch:

Everything about this was perfect, from Norton’s wonderful Owen Wilson impression to Kate McKinnon’s Tilda Swinton to the sets and Alec Baldwin as the turtleneck-wearing Narrator. If you’ve never seen a Wes Anderson film before, well, you’ve just seen one. It’s a shame this isn’t a real movie…

Will SLEEPY HOLLOW Rue the Day?

SHnobleWhen SLEEPY HOLLOW returns to Fox Nov. 4 after World Series coverage, FRINGE veteran John Noble will make his first guest appearance,  and then on Nov. 25, the cast will grow again, when Jill Marie Jones and Amandla Stenberg begin recurring as Lt. Frank Irving’s wife and daughter.

Jones will play Cynthia, the ex-wife of Irving, who is portrayed by Orlando Jones. Stenberg will play their teen daughter, Macey. You will probably remember Stenberg as the adorable Rue in last year’s The Hunger Games movie — but no word on whether her character on SH will also be adorable. Early indications are that she feels “disconnected” from her father since he started working in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.

Noble — beloved by fans as FRINGE’s loopy Walter Bishop — will recur on SH as Henry Parrish, a man with supernatural powers who may hold the key to severing Ichabod’s blood connection to the Headless Horseman.