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?

Arrested Development‘s fourth season aired three years ago today. To celebrate its legacy (and to try to forget how much we’re missing it right now), let’s rank the best recurring Arrested Development jokes!

It’s really no secret that Arrested Development has some of the best recurring jokes and gags of all time. Even people who don’t watch the show are familiar with things like “There’s always money in the banana stand” and “I’ve made a huge mistake.” The jokes in this show are just so understated and catchy that it would’ve been crazy had they not have caught on. Thanks to Arrested Development‘s recurring jokes, pop culture has never been quite the same.

To celebrate our undying love for Arrested Development, we decided to forgo the banner (sorry, everyone) and instead put together a list of all of the gags and jokes that we think are the best ones the show’s ever done. Not only that, but we’re leaving it up to you to rank them!

How to play: Love a certain joke and think that it should be at the top of the list? Upvote it. Really hate another joke and don’t understand how it got on the list in the first place? Hit that little downward-facing arrow. Don’t care either way for some of these gags? Then you can just leave them untouched. It’s all good! We just want to know what YOU think! With everyone participating we’ll be able to build a definitive list of the best Arrested Development jokes!

So, grab your denim cut-offs and hot ham water, and maybe even do a little chicken dance to get yourself pumped up (but not with the hot ham water in your hand, please). If you’re an Arrested Development fan, you’re sure to love ranking these jokes.

(Just be careful about which arrow you hit. You don’t want to hit the wrong one and find yourself saying “I’ve made a huge mistake.”)

Are there any ‘Arrested Development’ jokes missing from the list? Add them below!

 
Related: Arrested Development season 4 drinking game

Marvel fans aren’t pleased with the twist in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1.

By now you know that Steve Rogers is revealed to be a Hydra agent in the first issue of the new Captain America: Steve Rogers series (Read our in-depth analysis of the new issue here). Naturally this news — that ultimate do-gooder Cap would be so evil — has not sat well with fans.

The general consensus is that this shit is unacceptable…

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… And the only thing to do is ignore it:

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Others think Marvel need a taste of their own medicine:

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And/or need to fire their lame-o writers:

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Then there are beautiful Photoshops like this one of Chris Evans’ Captain America ripping up a tree the comic:

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Some people are Photoshopping the comic to make him say things that are just as outrageous as him being a HYDRA agent:


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While others are giving him a different revelation — one concerning Bucky. This is the twist that SHOULD be in the new Captain America series

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Marvel, please write yourself out of this one as quickly as possible.

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… Before you start coming up with other outrageous revelations

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Emilia Clarke proves there is more to Dothraki than death threats in a recent appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Clarke, who plays the indomitable Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones, sets Meyers straight on the fact that Dothraki is, in fact, a real language created for the show. Linguist David J. Peterson crafted Dothraki, and all of the other fictional languages used on Game of Thrones — but even after six seasons, his words present Clarke with a continual challenge.

“You get it in English, at the top in the first script, it’s like, ‘This will be in Dothraki,'” Clarke recounts of her learning process. Following English is the Dothraki speech, followed by a literal translation, and then finally the dialogue in spoken English.

“And then I get an MP3, and then my kitchen hears it for weeks and weeks and weeks on end, until I sound convincing,” Clarke says.

But given the opacity (and complete invention) of the Dothraki language, Emilia Clarke admits that there have been times when she replaced her lines with something a little more… interesting.

“With the latest marvelous actors we’ve had doing Dothraki with us, it was a long day,” Clarke admits, giggling. Not realizing that the camera was on her, Clarke allowed a moment of silliness to take over.

“I thought it would be funny if I did ‘MMMBop’ in Dothraki,” she says. “And that didn’t help him at all! And then I think some of that was definitely my take.”

Ever game, Clarke dives in to her rendition of the Hanson hit, translated into the language of the brutal horse lords.

“I can’t stress how much less catchy that is!” Meyers laughs.

Game of Thrones 6×06, “Blood of My Blood,” airs Sunday, May 29 at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.