Reviews of Guy Ritchie's upcoming Brit crime flick are already sneaking out, but I'm refusing to read them. I'm convinced this movie is going to be his return to form and that it is possible to go back to being awesome, even after Madonna has been sucking the life out of you for the past few years. And I don't mean suck in the totally awesome way.
Nicolas Cage's last venture into the land of comic movies was the epicly sucky Ghost Rider, so excuse me if I'm not super excited about the upcoming, Kick-Ass. It's the story of a high school kid who turns himself into some kind of super hero. His power seems to be the ability to pick the worst super hero name of all time.
TV chefs are pretty low on the celebrity food chain. They're just above Olympic athletes and just below those talking mannequins on The Hills. I've never quite found a way to properly articulate my feelings about the Food Network, but this guy on last night's episode of The Gong Show, nailed it.
As if Harry Potter hadn't pissed me off enough already with his crappy movies and chubby, cape-wearing fans, now he's making us all wait an extra week for the new James Bond flick.
These clips are making me giggle like a little bitch. I guess it's just right up my alleyway of awkward juvenile humor done through low rent animation. Some of the best shows have done just that. More videos after the mouse clicking.
Don't worry, this isn't going to turn into some nerdy blog where we pine over plastic X-men or anything, but these limited edition Simpsons figures from hipster savior, Kidrobot would definitely look good all over my desk. Of course, $8 seems a little steep for a 3-inch vinyl figure, when it comes to art, I would definitely rather spend my dough on these than some painting.
I feel bad for Mike Judge after what happened to Idiocracy. The studios screwed the movie up and then didn't bother releasing in theaters to anyone who wanted to see it. Maybe he'll get some better treatment for Extract, which starts shooting next Monday.
The last time I checked, Ridley Scott was going to direct the big screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. But when I looked at the IMDB page this morning, it had Todd Field’s name in the director spot. This is good, because he’s probably way more capable of retaining the gritty feel that the movie needs to be true to the book.
I'm not a devoted Veronica Mars fan like a lot of people gushing over this news seem to be. But it wasn't a bad show, and if the rumors are true that the series is going to get a full-length movie then I'll certainly see it.
Fall TV is an exciting time. There are lots of new shows to be watched and complain about. But, one of the best things about the fall premieres is getting to see the new crop of beautiful ladies being paraded across our TV screens. Here's a cheat sheet of girls you might not be familiar with….yet.
The star of The Hills recently told a reporter for E! that she believes her success is due to God liking her:
Holy pre teen acne. I had no idea that Fred Durst was directing a family movie. It’s rated PG and has ICE CUBE IN IT. It’s rated PG. It’s called The Longshots. It’s rated PG. Fred Durst was in Limp Bizkit. I hated Limp Bizkit.
In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell tell you that I think The Fast and the Furious is an extremely fun and easy to watch movie. No, it's not Bullitt, but it's not Biker Boyz, either. That said, I'm still not sure how to feel about Vin Diesel's plan to direct a 20-minute sequel connecting the first and the fourth installments of the franchise.
How many distraught, letter-writing Harry Potter fans does it take to change a light-bulb? None, because letters from pathetic fanboys (and girls) don't change anything.
Oliver Stone is the Hollywood equivalent to the messageboard troll. All he ever wants to talk about is the super-controversial stuff that will either make people really interested or incredibly mad. So, how does one follow up Wold Trade Center? With a movie about the president people love to hate.
I always get Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson mixed up when I see pictures of them. I’m sorry, all portly effects driven fantasy directors with beards look exactly the same to me. I think maybe the producers at New Line did the exact same thing when they signed Guillermo up to direct the forthcoming Hobbit movie.
With No Country For Old Men already making rounds on some "best movies ever" lists and Burn After Reading almost ready to take to the big screen, the Coen brothers have given up a little info about the cast of their upcoming flick, A Serious Man.
NOTE: I’m not writing this post because I think you should watch the new 90210 on the CW.
It's something of an understatement, but cancer really sucks. It kills millions of people every year and now it has taken two more innocent victims in the form of Christina Applegate's boobs. She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and went in for a double mastectomy to get rid of it and keep it from spreading.
His name doesn't have the same kind of mainstream recognition that guys like George Carlin and Richard Pryor had, but most stand-up comedy fans still consider Bill Hicks to be one of the best. Russel Crowe is reportedly in talks to play Hicks in a movie about his life, which ended after a short bout with pancreatic cancer in 1994.
I always thought Warner Bros. might have stolen their marketing campaign for the Joker from a Japanese kid show, and now I'm sure of it. No one will ever have to ask these little girls "Why so serious?" And hey, it's kind of a slow news day, so be thankful I didn't post a review of that crappy new Star Wars movie.
I have a huge crush on Rosario Dawson. There's something about her smile that's absolutely irresistable. I think it has something to do with its close proximity to her chest. NBC is giving us all a chance to spend some quality time with Rosario in a web-only sci-fi series called The Gemini Division.
It’s really hard to come up with new ideas. But it’s not hard to take two old ideas, put them in your creative supercollider, and SMASH them together just shy of the speed of light. They have this machine a mile beneath the earth in Burbank. That’s exactly how they came up with Outlander.
When I used to think about how people came up with ideas for movies, I had an image of a bunch of people sitting in a room, eating Chinese food and drinking coffee until all hours of the night, when a wave of genius washed across the room, bringing to live a brilliant cinematic idea.
The sneaky little devils at Access Hollywood got their hands on a deleted scene from the upcoming Iron Man DVD. It shows Tony Stark throwing a party at one of his mansions in India Dubai to cover up the fact that he had to stop and refuel his suit on his flight from America to the USA.
Do you remember in Seinfeld how George and Jerry would always find one little reason to not like whatever girl they were dating? Either man hands, or close talker, or naked all the time– whatever the character trait was, it would totally distract them from the fact that there was a beautiful woman right in front of them.
I will express my distaste for the Harry Potter franchise to anyone willing to listen (and often to those who don't want to listen at all), so I take a little joy in knowing that all those cape-clad fanboys and girls are going to have to wait until July 17th 2009 for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It was supposed to drop this November.
Our ongoing, in depth, around the clock, seven-day-a-week coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics continues with some breaking news from the weightlifting competition. Lets go right to our HD 1080i stream.
I hesitate to post a friggin' commercial to the site, but when it has new material from The Office, I feel kind of obligated. Check out Jim's new Olympic sport. Even the commercials for that show are pretty funny. I honestly can't wait for it to come back in September (end fanboy gushing). But, since that's not for more than a month, use some of these links to kill time.