I was listening to an episode of This American Life where they break down step-by-step what has happened in the financial markets over the past few months that has made hoards of analysts and traders literally shit their pants. Check it out, it’s mind blowing. The idea that our markets would just freeze up and stop working is something that trusted names in economics are saying is a reality. The consequences would be disastrous. Companies would stop making stuff. Millions of people would lose their jobs. Industrial food production would grind to a halt. We could potentially see a mini-apocalypse as chaos spread around the globe. And what brought on end of days? Terrorists? Nuclear mutual annihilation? Plague? Nope: friggin home loans.
For Those Who Patron The Theatre Hollywood (finally) starts her engines for the Holiday run of big blockbuster films.
Odette Yustman takes on Rogue's Gallery (Comingsoon)
This trailer has a totally awesome part at the 30 second mark where the main character says "Hitler is a Jerk. He'll never last." And then clinks giant beer mugs with his friend. Do we really need another movie about the moral dilemma of joining vs. not joining the Nazi Party in pre-war Europe?
Legendary pin-up model Betty Page died today at age of 85 from complications of a recent heart attack. If you're like me you're pretty shocked by the news that Betty Page was still alive.
EW's list of supposed hot scripts dropped yesterday. Number 9 is I'm With Cancer, written by Will Reiser. Will is a friend, so I've read the script numerous times, and I can confidently say that EW's description of the project as "The 40 Year Old Virgin with Chemo is total bullshit." It's WAY better than that.
From HOLY TACO. America needs more raps by British dudes about awesome movies from the 80's. Finally, someone has stepped up. I want to see Robocop narrated in rhymes ASAP.
I really don't like live theatre. It rubs me the wrong way. It could be that I just haven't seen enough good plays. It might be because I've spent time around so many actors that defend theatre while they give each other HJ's and say how brilliant they were in their last performance. I will, however, be watching when HBO airs this special presentation of Will Ferrell's Broadway show "You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush." No word yet on the date. But of course, we will let you know. Here's some morning news. HBO to air Will Ferrell's Bush show (Comingsoon)First look at a terminator factory (Empire) SAG could strike by end of January (Variety) Seagal, the tax paying vampire slayer (CHUD) Stiller goes green (Joblo) Oliver Stone to make Chavez doc (Variety)
The Office and 30 Rock get into the Christmas spirit with two new episodes of comedy gold frankincense. Prime Time TV
Evan Rachel Wood is Mary Jane (CHUD) The resurrection of Mickey Rourke (Maxim) Fallon responds to douchebag allegations (Flmdrunk) Liev Schreiber gets feral in Wolverine (Comingsoon) Sexiest music moments in TV History…
Powder Blue is a forthcoming movie where Jessica Biel plays a woman stripping to earn money to raise her terminally ill son. If it's one thing that a guy does not need it is a reason for a stripper to be stripping. We don't care about your college fund or your grandma's glaucoma.
Julian Farino will juggle Oranges
You've got a few options tonight. They are based on if you are watching TV with a woman next to you. If the answer is yes, then stick with a Christmas episode of House MD and a Nightline interview of Laura and Barbara Bush (she's the well behaved Bush daughter). If the answer is no, then go for the AMC salute to Mr. Bad Ass Motherfucker, Samuel L. Jackson.
Ok, Im just going to point this out real quickly. It sounds like Christian Bale is rocking the Dark Knight voice again. I swear I've seen him in interviews where he's totally capable of talking like a normal human. But no, he has to do the gravely throat-cancer-smoking-since-I-was-five thing. Either way this movie looks totally bad ass.
After a rough day of work, or 10 hours of XBOX, it's good to know that you always have TV to show some awesome slowmotion face slapping, and an over the top adventure TV movie to make you so comfortably numb.Prime Time TV
World's greatest game show (Maxim) New Monsters Vs Aliens Featurette (Empire) Why switching bodies with someone would suck (Cracked) Watchmen Comic-Con footage hits iTunes (Comingsoon) Rare sci-fi movie props hit action block (Wired) YouTube drama spawns doc (Hollywoodreporter)
The genius of Tropic Thunder is that the possibilities for jokes are basically endless. They created this bizarre meta comedy that broke through the Third Wall. And Awards season only offers even more outlets for spoofing the Hollywood machine– a machine that ramps up the pretentious seriousness about this time of year.
Boobies + Disney = Unemployed Captain Jack (KTLA) Emma Watson: I'd go naked (Huffington Post)
Im going to go ahead and name this one Crouching Tiger Hidden Curry. It's hard to tell what the crap is going on with it. It looks like one part Bollywood dance off, one part Chinese Kung Fu. But staring Borat. And released by Warner Brothers. Usually I hate anything Bollywood, but this one looks genre-bending enough to merit a look.
Ok, neither of these are exactly dude movies. But we have to give credit where credit is due. It's kind of a great idea to think of Revolutionary Road as a 2 hour alternative ending to Titanic.
Mondays are good nights for TV. The weekend didn't have much to offer in the way of Box Office. Honestly, the world of media is in a little bit of a pre-holiday slump. But fear not: Tonight has plenty to keep you busy, including Colbert on the Conan, Heroes, and Terminator.Prime Time TV Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles- Monday 8/7c, on FOX Last week Sarah tracked the Turk, Jesse's plans complicated matters, and Ellison met an important person through Weaver. Tonight, Sarah and Cameron try to protect a family linked to Derek while Jesse's life is endangered. Heroes Airs Monday night, 9/8c on NBC Last week a powerful eclipse casted a looming shadow over all the heroes, and disabled their abilities. Tonight Hiro and Claire go back in time to the moment Noah took Claire from Kaito Nakamura, Sylar interferes with with the Haitian's attempt to defeat Arthur, and Suresh makes major progress with the formula. Late Show Round-Up (From Best to Worst) Conan 1235/1135c NBC Stephen Colbert, Keri Russell, The Lee Boys Letterman- 1130/1030c CBS Jennifer Connelly, Anderson Cooper, Ball State Top Ten ListLeno 1135/1035c NBC Will Smith, Paula Deen, K.D. Lang Happy TV Watching, from Screenjunkies.com
Damn. Romantic comedies got dark. Slumdog Millionaire opens on an Indian kid getting tortured by two police inspectors. They beat him, hold him underwater, and then clamp electrodes on his toes. It’s not The Holiday or Made Of Honor. This kid’s getting ‘the business.’ Danny Boyle’s feel-good picture of the year (and it does eventually feel good—my theater applauded) opens like a film about CIA rendition.
Ten Best for Amy Adams and Shawn Levy (Empire)Fri free for al
There is a 99% chance that you will never see this movie. It’s a foreign film and will probably only play in NY and LA for half a week, even after it wins some unpronounceable award at Cannes. We can at least enjoy this clip, which is super intense.
Ah, the hallowed “magic number.” Dudes inflate it, chicks always leave a lot out, and now Anna Faris is making a movie about it. According to Hollywood reporter "Lady" centers on a woman who goes on a trek through her sexual past in an effort to find Mr.
Damn, I was planning on taking my grandma to this one. But after watching this clip I guess we're back on for Madagascar 2. Seriously, John Rambo, are you going to let Punisher War Zone upstage you like this? That's some SERIOUS blood. And exploding heads. And a chair leg through an eye socket.
Nerdcore calendar launch (Joblo)The most bizarre
I spent an entire week getting totally blazed, laying on a floor and watching the Planet Earth series over and over and over again about a year ago. It’s Eco Porn. In the future, documentaries like these are all that we will have to remember the planet. And as I was reminded yesterday: whatever we find, we must consider Mars a hostile planet.