New ‘Exodus’ Trailer Sets Ancient Egypt to Period-Accurate Coldplay

I like Coldplay. A lot! My wife and I have considered Ghost Stories our us-album since May, and “Midnight” is like ghost-synth Bon Iver. But Ridley Scott’s Exodus is a film that very much does not need to have this song over its first full-on, three-minute trailer! Anyway, you either know the story of Moses by now or you don’t. You’re gonna watch this trailer or won’t. I must set you free. (K, quick take: Exodus: Gods and Kings might be slick and Christian Bale–y enough to overcome its disruptively Caucasian cast and all the rehash blues and even that clunky-ass title.)

Kendrick showed up at Prince’s two-album release party in Minneapolis and came onstage to throw some bars at a ’98 Prince joint, “What’s My Name.” Coolest thing of the week, probably/definitely. “The duo’s virtuosic talents were a fine complement to each other, with Prince’s inimitable guitar shredding weaving in and out of Lamar’s quick verses.”

It’s Quvenzhané’s world, though, still.

Hey, back-to-back wonderful people hosting SNL! Kinda can’t believe, at Season 40, that I’m excited about this show TWO WEEKS IN A ROW.

Charles Manson musical opens on Broadway in Hamburg, Germany.

You’re* voicing an Angry Bird, and you’re** voicing an Angry Bird! [*Maya Rudolph, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Hannibal Buress, Bill Hader.] [**Keegan-Michael Key, Danielle Brooks, Josh Gad, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Jason Sudeikis, Ike Barinholtz, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell.] [Congrats, literally everyone!]

Sweet, FX ordered a pilot starring the good/great/overdue for some huge shine Bill Burr from a couple of the Always Sunny folk.

I’m just never going to need a “reason” to post a new Hack Into Broad City webisode.

MORE TWILIGHT FOREVER. (Via short films. Short films on Facebook.)

Ethan Hawke is rumored for Doctor Strange now. (And like with Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, I am already so sick of having to type out “doctor” vs. “dr.”?)

Tetris (the best puzzle game/maybe all-around video game of all time, OF ALL TIME) is becoming a movie.

Knock-knock, who’s there, the creepy opening credits for American Horror Story: Freak Show, OK, please go away, don’t return, no solicitors.

Filed Under: Afternoon Links, exodus, Ridley Scott, Christian Bale, Coldplay, quvenzhane wallis, angry birds, Kendrick Lamar, Prince, Ethan Hawke, charles manson, bill burr, doctor strange, broad city, Twilight, tetris, SNL, Saturday Night Live, Sarah Silverman, american horror story: freak show