I like Mark Rufallo. I think he’s one of the most underrated actors out there. Variety announced today that he’s inked a deal to direct his first movie.
The first episode of I Want to Work for Diddy does what every reality show does—it shows you incredible losers that are immediately cut lose. From a production standpoint, this is great filler that you can really only do at the top of a show. And viewers love it because it helps cement our suspicion that the world is filled with people MUCH crazier than we are.
I don't expect much from awards shows or teenagers, so when you combine the two you can pretty much expect a few hours of television that will make you want to go out and start randomly sterilizing 13 year olds with a pair of gardening shears. Why?
I'll admit that I skipped out on most of the semi-final round, but I feel like it's part of my duty as a fan of fake sports to cover the finale. There are no new gladiators, no new events and the contenders aren't particularly interesting, but I'm the kind of guy who only watches football during the Superbowl and only goes to church on holidays (and even then it's only to pick up girls).
Episode: "I Am the Table." Finally!
J.J. Abrams is the first to admit that his success is all about building buzz around the monster before showing it. The fact that he has figured out Hollywood probably makes him sleep well at night. On his mattress filled with money.
There are two news stories that are really conflicting right now. One is the fact that the Dark Knight has made Elevendy Billion dollars and has continued to sell out theatres across the country. The second is that Morgan Freeman was in a car accident driving one of these:
The unfortunate thing about American Teen, the new doc by Nanette Burnstein following the lives of five cracker-ass middle-American high schoolers, is that no one starts shooting.
Episode: "Combat Jack"
RecapThe Episode “Flight 1” starts off at a 60’s marijuana party where Peggy is doing some necking with a boy in sharp horn-rimmed glasses. An American Airlines crash in NY makes Sterling Cooper have to pull some of their ads for Mohawk Airlines.
I hate Brendan Fraser and you should to. Think about it. The guy is rich, famous and gets hot chicks like any other A-list celebrity. How did he get there? By acting like a total jackass. Now, he has 10 more of my dollars in his pocket and I'm not very happy about it.
It's strange to see Will Ferrell talking nonchalantly and laughing at the stuff he says. This series, called Screen Test Films, by the Times Magazine is pretty good. Check them out here.
There must not be a lot going on in Tampa this week, since the whole news team for the local Fox affiliate seems to have the time to analyze a Criss Angel stunt like it's the tape of the JFK assassination. Apparently Criss was using the demolition of a Florida hotel as a premise for one of his Mindfreak stunts.
As the writers and directors of both Harold and Kumar movies, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg take their dick jokes very seriously. And with Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay fresh out on DVD and a third flick already in the works, their commitment to crude humor has definitely paid off.
Diddy is doing it again. Or redoing it again. I’m not sure.
Anyone that has ever done work as a personal assistant knows that the depths of human horribleness are much greater than the common man can fathom.
They’re making a doc about Christopher Wallace, AKA Biggie Smalls. It’s due out in November of 2009 from Fox Searchlight. They have some producer video diaries on the website blog. This one is about casting the role of Biggie.
I don’t know who’s idea it was to originally put famous roided-out weightlifters and fighters in movies with kids. But clearly Hollywood is not getting tired of it. Here’s how their conversations go in the pitch room, written by an undergrad film studies major.
There are plenty of old movie monsters out there just waiting to get the reboot treatment, and it looks like ol' Wolfy is ready for his close-up. Benicio Del Toro is sporting the claws and fur, in what promises to be a much gorier than the 1941 version.
Even though this show seems fake most of the time, I’m getting more and more into it.
Thanks to New York City and its shoebox-sized living spaces, the entirety of my DVD collection is crammed into boring black binders. The cases have long since been recycled into smart cars or whatever the hell it is plastic gets recycled into. But not every DVD case is so easily thrown out. These cases are like little pieces of art..only more useful.
Finally, two warriors can rise from their respective ranks and apply their battle-hardened skills toward a problem that is poised to destroy all life as we know it. One is armed with an ability to utter rhyming words in meter, often to a beat. The other is known to bang wooden sticks on a thin membrane, often getting a BJ on a boat from Pamela Anderson. Yes that’s right.
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Eureka is a kind of nerdy, guilty pleasure for me so I'm glad that is has caught on enough to make it into its third season. After seeing this season's premiere, I feel pleasured, but I still definitely feel guilty.
More evidence that the most trustworthy way to judge a TV show is what sort of box the DVD comes in.
Seeing the new X-Files flick was like going to see your favorite band and all they play is new stuff. New stuff written by Mliey Cyrus. And the only instruments that they use are a kazoo, a jug, and Kathy Griffith's voice. And then instead of playing an encore, they all take turns punching you in the junk with a cricket bat. This movie was the worst thing I have seen in the theatre in years.
Comedy Central has a pretty good track record when it comes to roasts (Jeff Foxworthy's not withstanding), but the line-up for the Bob Saget affair has me extremely excited as a stand-up fan. Names like Gilbert Gottfried, Artie Lange, Norm McDonald and little Jimmy Norton are some of the highlights (complete list is after the break).