Hello, Junkies! Ronnie Pudding here, once again participating in the state parole board’s work release program by taking a look at the front runners for the 83rd Academy Awards and writing about it on the internet.
At some point last year Ridley Scott and Kevin McDonald got together and were all like “Dude, let’s do something epic.” The result is a film called Life In a Day.
NASA has released its list of the least plausible science fiction films, and Roland Emmerich’s 2012 landed at the panic-inducing top.
Even in a sea of horrible moments, I managed to find a few islands of pure awfulness that somehow stood out. I give you the worst moments from The People’s Choice Awards.
Now that Paul Haggis has his Oscars and Russell Crowe on speed-dial, he won’t be needing Scientology anymore. The Crash director is writing a memoir about the shady behind-the-scenes of the religion.
One film festival can’t quench Robert De Niro’s insatiable thirst for cinema. The co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival has accepted the duties of the President of the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes.
Ricky Gervais will loan his lilting voice to Mole in WETA’s production of The Wind In The Willows. Okay, quick question: how the hell did it take this long to cast Ricky Gervais as a mole?
While I’m sure this list will be altered as the year progresses and new information comes to light, I’ve made a preliminary rundown of 11 films I refuse to miss in 2011, all others be damned.
Good news! You’re going to have the opportunity to spend another $12 on seeing The Social Network this weekend.
Adam Sandler also took home an award for Best Comedic Star, which would make total sense if the year was 1997. But it’s not, god damn it!
I’m assuming you clicked on the headline of this article, which is the same as assuming that you like things that are totally awesome.
David Cronenberg has kicked Colin Farrell out of his limo and invited Robert Pattinson in. The Team Edward ambassador himself has signed on to play Eric Packer in Cosmopolis.
With Angelina locked down to play the role that Liz Taylor made famous, Deadline reports that producer Scott Rudin is “pretty close” to locking someone down to helm this mighty, might vessel.
Call me crazy, but if you really want to get inside the head of a gay player, there’s an easier way (especially a gay player with no teeth). It starts with buying him a drink.
Turns out Kate Winslet is a huge Bond tease. Sorry you got all aroused, but this project isn’t ready to be touched.
If it’s half as funny as “Mr. Show,” we’re in for a real treat. If it’s only a quarter as funny as “Mr. Show,” I guess we’re in for another Brothers Solomon. At this point, I’ll settle for that.
Andrew Dominik is reaching into his ‘Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’ casting bag once again.
Give it up for the male Mariah Carey, y’all. Huff n’ Doback are about to go beast in the booth.
Big news! George Clooney is the notorious “Monster of Florence,” a serial killer who murdered seven couples between 1974 and 1985. I knew it all along!
Good news for people who love terrifying monsters: McG is back. Oh, and so is Monsters director Gareth Edwards.
Brunette British bombshell Gemma Arterton is locked and loaded to play Gretel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. She’ll be tag-teaming with Jeremy Renner, who’s already on board to play her brother.
When January Jones was cast as Emma Frost in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, we all looked at drawings of Frost then at Jones. Then back at Frost. Then back at Jones. Then we got all giddy.
Our amigos over at Tu Vez put together a list of the Spanish accents in film that most offend their delicate sensibilities.
Everything’s coming up John Goodman. His stint as a professor who loves the crap out of New Orleans on “Treme,” has served as a springboard to make us all go, “Oh yeah. John Goodman.”
Some will be entertaining, most will be unwatchable, but each project will push us closer to the point of over-saturation.
We know that if the ghost of Gene Siskel were able to speak with us from beyond the grave, he would take the opportunity to once again mock Ebert for giving a positive review to Home Alone 3. We miss you, Gene.
When I got to interview Nicolas Cage for Season of the Witch, we got to analyze his preference for weird acting in depth. That’s all background for what goes into his latest performance, so here are a few specifics.
Soon the entire world will know the hotness, and talent, that is Olivia Wilde. The actress has joined Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks in Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut, Welcome to People.
James Franco is combining his love of filmmaking with his love of being smarter than you realized.
Neil Blomkamp is on a roll. The District 9 director just snagged Jodie Foster, who needs to make up for Contact, for his as-of-yet unexplained sci-fi picture, Elysium