Afternoon Links: Kevin Spacey Is Back in Menace Mode for House of Cards

Just two more months till you can spend your Valentine’s Day plowing through Netflix’s second season of House of Cards. For now, you’ve got two minutes’ worth of Kevin Spacey talking ominously about pain and suffering and butchery, accompanied by those Fincherian shots of Washington’s bars and bedrooms and offices and canines flying into swimming pools.

Beyoncé reportedly sold 80,000 copies of her sneak-attack album in the first three hours. When people should’ve been sleeping!

Also, a totally unknown producer is on 80 percent of the BEYONCÉ tracks. Congratulations, person called Boots!

Slate made a supercut of all sorts of Hobbit-y, LoTR-ish folk running across Middle-earth.

Fox’s comedies will have big Super Bowl episodes: Prince will show up on New Girl as himself, and Adam Sandler will play himself alongside his That’s My Boy bro Andy Samberg on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Sons of Anarchy‘s Kurt Sutter is doing a period drama called The Bastard Executioner at FX.

This is just a wonderful, Where’s Waldo–like illustration all about the year 2013.

Wale has STRONG, THREATENING FEELINGS about Complex leaving him off their 50 Albums of the Year list.

Baz Luhrmann, The Shield creator Shawn Ryan, and The Motherfucker With the Hat playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis are working on a series described as “an epic, music-filled period drama exploring the dawn of the hip-hop era as seen through the eyes of two young New Yorkers.”

A live-action movie called Descendants will present the teenage children of Disney villains in a modern-day setting. Great hook; I’m in.

Lorde also got in on the Friday pop-star surprises, dropping a new single called “No Better.” [h/t]

Sorry, Terrence Howard: Don Cheadle’s coming to Avengers: Age of Ultron.

From the other day, but confusing enough to note: The Coen Brothers have a movie called Hail Caesar happening with George Clooney … and it’s not the ancient Rome movie.

And Amy Poehler and Tina Fey can do a new Golden Globes promo every day from now until January 12 if they like. [h/t]


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