“Jared Leto’s new villain-origin film ‘Morbius’ looks dumb & derivative” links

Here’s the trailer for Morbius, starring Jared Leto. It looks weird, bad and really derivative. Oh well? [Pajiba]
Is Billie Eilish singing the theme song for the latest James Bond movie? [JustJared]
Here’s another trailer for Black Widow. [Jezebel]
Aw, Julia Louis Dreyfus was such a cute kid! [Seriously OMG]
Michelle Dockery looks elegant on Tatler’s cover. [Tom & Lorenzo]
Lainey says that Prince Charles, William & Harry have agreed to stop leaking stuff about each other for the time being. [LaineyGossip]
Congresswoman Cardi B? Maybe. [Dlisted]
Is Shep Smith headed to CNN or MSNBC? [Towleroad]
Salma Hayek has several interesting monkey stories. [The Blemish]
Friend-of-the-blog Ellie Hall did an excellent, in-depth comparison of the coverage between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex. [Buzzfeed]

Jared Leto attends the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California © J Graylock/jpistudios.com

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  1. Lucy says:

    Both Billie and Finneas have confirmed that their song for 007 is officially underway :) I’m pretty curious as to how’s that gonna sound like!

  2. Leriel says:

    “Is Billie Eilish singing the theme song for the latest James Bond movie?” – yes she does, and I am trying to convince myself that it means nothing for the movie, because it’s not a plot, direction or original soundtrack, it’s just a stupid song for credits.
    It’s kinda interesting how they moved from a high voice (Sam Smith) to Billie’s whispering, lol. I miss Adele, ugh.

    • Melanie says:

      They’re trying to make Bond relevant to the youngest/nextgeneration of paying customers. I am so exhausted by this stupid franchise. Outdated is an understatement.

      • Scotchy says:

        Agreed a million times over.
        Nothing can compare to the classic Shirley Bassey. She is the queen of the bond themes in terms of current ones Adele while I am not a fan was well suited to it. This choice seems weak, but as you’ve said the whole franchise needs to just end.

    • Cali says:

      Her whispering kills me and my BF kept insisting that I listen to her so I tried a couple of songs and liked some, I can’t call myself a fan of her singing though, I think her writing is good.

      • Leriel says:

        I am 23 years old and I find her writing childish and juvenile, but more with depressive side, like teen kids do “I’m so unique and nobody understands me, boo hoo”.

        I agree that producers try to sell Bond to new, young people, who firstly give up on cinema because of streaming and YouTube and tick tock, and secondly their number grows so more kids in seats – more money,and when your franchise isn’t everything Disney – you must work three times harder.

        I still dislike this choice and I think Beyonce would be better choice (there were rumours about her making a theme song), she at least can sing. But for Billie it may be a challenge – may she became a real mainstream worldwide artist,or a one time flow with an alternative music for teens,who grows fast and give up on music easily.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Like Jared…….Leto……..

  4. Melanie says:

    I’ve wondered for a long time if Jared Leto & his brother Shannon (both in their rock band 30 Seconds to Mars) will ever have their ‘moment’

    It’s been forever hearing unsettling tales featuring them, their touring/concerts worldwide & underage female fans.

    • sila says:

      It is well known for years that Leto and his gang abuse underage girls in many sick ways. It is disgusting and I am so surprised why no criminal charges have been filed all this time. He is just another “Weinstein” who has gotten away with doing so much abuse because of who he is.

      • SM says:

        HW story sparkled at least the conversation about abuse in movie industry. That moment in music is still in the waiting. In movies he comes in does his thing and returns to abusing women and girls as part of fan base/groupies. No one know and no one cares. I hope their moment comes sooner than later. I can’t imagine the mess in music industry, there a literally hundreds of “artists” that make their careers from abusing and selling women/sex, not to mention sex and rock and roll, sex and rap and all the powerful execs abusing female artists.
        This film may have had good intentions but ended up being wrapped in Leto’s vanity and narcissism it seems. Poor Jared Harris, probably had no idea what he was getting himself into

      • Allie says:

        What exactly is “well known”? Do you have any examples or links? Serious question.

  5. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    He looks like a complete mess in that photo. I love a good Jesus look, my hubs had the Jesus hair and beard when we were dating, which I loved, and Lego (LMAO Lego), had it going on for a while. But he’s lost all appeal. Comical clown clothing, Nasty, greasy-looking and desperate lol.

  6. Char says:

    Good thing for Leto: nobody has played Morbius before, so for a long time he’ll be the best Morbius ever. I just hope he doesn’t end up in the MCU.

    • Cali says:

      He looks terrible above and it’s hilarious that he’s another comic character now that he knows he’ll never get a chance at Joker again🤣

  7. Shoop says:


  8. ravynrobyn says:

    That Buzzfeed article went deep, was amazing, terrifying & sickening. Anybody who reads this article (hell, even if they just glanced at the side-by-side headlines) would have a hard time not seeing how racism affected the coverage of Meghan. Of course, we live in a world where Greasy Cheeto Piece of Crap & BoJo are “leaders” so I’m not bopeful💔💔

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Twitter is full of people on the BuzzFeed thread for this piece being purposely obtuse and gaslighting others about what it’s front of them. They refuse to acknowledge the bias of the UK media and their own bias regardless of facts and evidence of it.

    • schmootc says:

      I just skimmed it and that was enough. I kept scrolling thinking there couldn’t possibly be another example that was awful and yep, here’s another one. Good Lord, no wonder they want to spend less time there.

  9. STRIPE says:

    That Buzzfeed article is such a great find – it is striking to see the differences right next to each other like that

  10. HMC says:

    Moebius isnt a villain. Though intro’ed as a villain in Spiderman, he is more like an antihero now, had his own book. He even has a feud with Blade lol.

    Despite the issues with ScarJo I fully intend to see Black Widow. There is no indication yet that the character survives and comes back despite Endgame.

    However the introduction of Yelena Belova (FP) probably means the Black Widow mythology in where Black Widow is A black widow instead of THE black widow.

    Also, a superhero movie directed by a woman (Cate Shortland), why should it NOT be supported?
    -comic book nerd

  11. Alex says:

    This looks hilarious. I shall get baked and enjoy.