It’s been quite an exciting week for Veronica Mars movie news. A new clip from the movie, a beautiful Entertainment Weekly cover, and more has been released.

We’re a little over a month away from the highly-anticipated premiere of Veronica Mars, which means we’re going to start getting tons of updates from Rob Thomas. In case you’ve missed any of it, here’s a round-up of a few of the most exciting updates that we learned within the past week.

‘Veronica Mars’ is 100% finished


As of Wednesday, February 12, Veronica Mars is now completely finished! Rob Thomas announced this fun tidbit through a Kickstarter email yesterday evening, noting that the Kickstarter campaign was launched exactly 11 months ago, on March 12, 2013. What an awesome coincidence!

Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring on the cover of Entertainment Weekly


Veronica Mars stars, Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring, are on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s Valentine’s Day issue which will hit newsstands this Friday, February 14 (which makes sense, don’t you think?). You can see the amazing cover (complete with a ton of marshmallow cuteness) below.

Veronica Mars Entertainment Weekly cover

As Rob Thomas put it, in an update to Kickstarter backers, “That’s right: ten years after Veronica Mars first appeared on television, and eight years after getting canceled, we’ve finally landed the cover story in Entertainment Weekly.”

The issue gives a first look at the movie and also includes musings on the future of Veronica Mars and if the now franchise will ever return to our screens, big or small. You can check out a small portion of the article on Entertainment Weekly’s website now, with the full interview coming tomorrow.

A new ‘Veronica Mars’ clip, plus a behind-the-scenes Entertainment Weekly photoshoot video!


Along with the magazine cover, Entertainment Weekly also unveiled two videos relating to Veronica Mars, the first being a clip from the movie itself. In the clip, we see Veronica and her dad engaging in their usual witty banter. We then see two of our favorite secondary characters, Mac and Wallace, arrive at the Mars household to take Veronica to their high school reunion and give her a bit of surprising news. You can check out the clip below.

The second clip is a Facebook exclusive that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Veronica Mars Entertainment Weekly photoshoot. This video shows the cast members interacting during the shoot and talking about their loyal Marshmallow fanbase.

The video also shows Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring re-enacting one of the steamiest and most talked-about scenes in Veronica Mars history. You can access this video by visiting Entertainment Weekly’s Facebook page. Trust us when we say it’s a can’t miss.

More important ‘Veronica Mars’ movie ticket information

Tickets for Veronica Mars go on sale this Friday, February 14, at 9 a.m. ET. That’s right. You can book your epic date with Veronica Mars‘ opening weekend as soon as this Valentine’s Day. If you’re a Kickstarter backer, you should have gotten a Kickstarter email about potential advanced screenings near you. It appears that these advanced screenings are for Thursday night, which means that the majority of the tickets that will be going on sale tomorrow will not include midnight screenings. For the rest of you non-backers, be sure to keep your eye out for an announcement from AMC Theaters for news of advanced screenings that may be in your vicinity.

Kickstarter backer or not, if you need a refresher on which theaters will be playing Veronica Mars make sure to check out our list of AMC locations. To buy your tickets, just head over to the Veronica Mars page on AMC’s website.

‘Veronica Mars’ movie soundtrack and score


WaterTower music will be releasing both an official soundtrack and an official score for the movie. Fans of the show may recall that musical scores have never been released before, even though there has been a lot of interest in them over the years. You can see the cover art for the two albums below.

Veronica Mars movie soundtrack and score

The soundtrack, aptly titled Veronica Mars: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, is available for pre-order now on both Amazon and iTunes and will be released on March 4. The score, however, will not have a pre-order and will be released on the same day as the movie (March 14) so as to avoid potential spoilers.

Here’s the full soundtrack tracklist:

  1. “We Used To Be Friends” – Alejandro Escovedo
  2. “Go Captain and Pinlighter” – Emperor X
  3. “Holding My Breath” – Mr. Twin Sister
  4. “All Around and Away We Go” – Mr. Twin Sister
  5. “Criminal” – ZZ Ward (ft. Freddie Gibbs)
  6. “Chicago” – Sufjan Stevens
  7. “Stick Up” – Max
  8. “Never Give In” – Mackintosh Braun
  9. “Prosthetic Love” – Typhoon
  10. “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” – Lou Rawls
  11. “Second Chances” – Gregory Alan Isakov
  12. “We Used To Be Friends” – The Dandy Warhols

Which piece of ‘Veronica Mars’ movie news are you most excited about?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

Free will and humanity. Sacrifice and love. The nature of reality — and even of life itself. Beneath the plot, surprises, and pain, that’s what’s really going on in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spring finale.

That, and the characters who get caught in the middle.

Jed Whedon is Not. Playing. Around.

Executive producer and showrunner Jed Whedon is the man behind the pen and the camera in “Self Control,” and he’s there for a reason. Whedon’s first try at the director’s chair on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is operatic, incisive, and perpetually gut-clenching.

Yes, there are lovely and disturbing vistas, an artistry that comes from a deliberate and careful eye. But more important is the unshakable Whedon impulse that animates Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, that builds through the episode like a cresting tide.

You know that unmistakable sense that someone is laughing behind the scenes? Yeah. That’s why Jed Whedon is here.

What’s next?

Well, that’s a very good question. “Self Control” leaves us with a few razor-like possibilities, all of which lead down spiky corridors of questions. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 is here to leave us thirsty for the season’s final seven episodes, and that’s exactly what it does.

Oh, and to answer your next question…

Cliffhanger?

Uh, yes. Cliffhanger.

Oh boy, cliffhanger.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, “Self Control,” airs Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

What are your top theories for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 4×15?

Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

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Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

‘Liberty’s Kids’


Liberty’s Kids aired in the early 2000s on PBS. Liberty’s Kids follows three teenagers from varying backgrounds throughout the American Revolution, mentored by Benjamin Franklin. It is geared for children but is still pretty enjoyable for adults. In each episode, the teenagers encounter a significant person or event from the revolution, giving a concise and entertaining history lesson. The show features many important figures throughout the revolution, showing even more presidents than in Hamilton. As one can imagine, Washington is among these.

‘Lincoln’


Lincoln is a 2012, Oscar nominated movie, directed by Steven Spielberg based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals. Instead of a biopic of Lincoln’s entire life, Lincoln is specifically about his passing of the 13th amendment. Essentially directed between each of his science fiction blockbusters, Spielberg also made many significant historical movies, Lincoln among them. Lincoln not only shows his power as a president, but also humanizes him through an Oscar winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.

‘1776’


Hamilton is not the first musical about American history. Thankfully, though, because this way there are other options, one of which is 1776. Even more conveniently, the musical 1776 was adapted into a movie in the early 1970s. Heavily implied by its name, 1776 is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 1776 definitely has a more classical musical theater vibe than Hamilton. The strange combination of American history and musical theater allows for a humorous yet educational experience. However, as reflective of the history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Washington is not a character in the musical; yet, it obviously includes many other significant historical figures.

‘The West Wing’ or ‘The American President’


Unlike the other items on this list, these two are about fictional presidents. But it would be nice if they were real. Of the many politically charged movies and television shows by Aaron Sorkin, these two are specifically about presidents. If you have the day off and want to attempt to binge watch seven seasons, then you may want to check out The West Wing. The West Wing follows President Bartlet and his staff and advisors during their time in the White House. If you want a movie to help you transition between Valentine’s Day and President’s Day then The American President is worth watching. It is a romantic comedy about President Shepherd, who falls in love with a lobbyist.

How else will you celebrate President’s Day?

The first two cast members for Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King have been announced by director Jon Favreau.

James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the animated movie in the ’90s, is returning as the character in the live-action adaptation. Interesting!

Meanwhile, Donald Glover — who will co-star in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming for Disney and Marvel — will play Adult Simba.

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The first two cast members for Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King have been announced by director Jon Favreau.

James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the animated movie in the ’90s, is returning as the character in the live-action adaptation. Interesting!

Meanwhile, Donald Glover — who will co-star in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming for Disney and Marvel — will play Adult Simba.

Favreau tweeted the news Friday evening:

According to a statement from Disney, The Lion King “will build on the groundbreaking technology used in The Jungle Book to bring the story of Simba to photorealistic life.”

A release date for the film hasn’t been set. Favreau also helmed the live-action Jungle Book for the studio.

So far casting is off to a great start!