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- “Who are you gonna call?”. Apparently Rebel Wilson. The Bridesmaids comedienne has confirmed that she’s actually met with director Paul Feig for his planned all-female Ghostbusters reboot/sequel. At this point though, nothing is confirmed but it sounds like Wilson is very eager for the gig.
“I have had a meeting. But who knows? They will have to look at the script when it’s finished… I’d do that for free. I probably shouldn’t say that live on TV.”
- I don’t know how long it took the creator of this Indiana Jones/Star Wars: The Force Awakens mashup to splice in the ball-droid, but it was totally worth it!
- We’ve all had our say about the incredible A-list casting for DC’s Suicide Squad with most of it being “How much freaking money is Warner Bros throwing at this?!!”, but lets hear what comic book writer John Ostrander, the man who created the Suicide Squad, had to say about the high profile casting as well as the fact that Will Smith – a black man – is playing the traditionally white Deadshot.
“To the general public, Deadshot as a character is not well known, so they wouldn’t really notice any difference. Of course, the people doing the movies want to have the biggest star that they can, because that will help draw people into the movie. Understanding all of that, I have no problem with the casting….What I am really impressed by with all of the casting is that they are getting some very good actors to play these parts. That means Warner Bros. is very serious about this movie. They are serious about the concept….I think Hardy is an excellent actor. Jared Leto as The Joker? Oh, my. This is his first film since winning an Academy Award! That’s pretty high profile for a film called ‘Suicide Squad.’ They are taking this very seriously.”
“…I wouldn’t have guessed that it would have been one of the properties that they would do quite so quickly. That’s a heck of a slot. It’s the first movie after “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” That places them pretty high and sure, that pleases me.”
- Poster of the Day: Boyhood (in case you didn’t know, that poster features the same actor, Ellar Coltrane, as director Richard Linklater filmed the movie with the same actors over the course of 11 years)
- One of the reasons why I praised the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was for it’s ability to get us pumped while showing us next to nothing. Well if it had been up to director JJ Abrams, we actually would have seen nothing, nada, zip, not a single frame of footage. That’s because according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, Abrams didn’t want to have any trailer for the movie at all, but “the rabid Star Wars fanbase prompted Disney to come up with the brief introduction of what the new film would look like.”
- It appears that the debate that has raged and raged since… oh probably a few days ago, has finally been settled: Nathan Fillion is in fact better than Joel McHale.
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) December 9, 2014
- Here, let’s listen to Parks & Rec star Nick Offerman sing about all the filthy, NFSW uses of a pocket handkerchief. You know, as one does.
- If you’re a fan of SyFy’s time-travelling sci-fi show Continuum and have been wondering if it was just going to be left unfinished, then you’ll happy to know that the show has been given a 6-episode fourth and final season to wrap everything up. This is good news because Continuum is a fairly entertaining show that I would hate to see left hanging. Also, if there’s one thing the world definitely needs more of, its Rachel Nicols in a skintight body suit.
- According to a tweet from creator Wes Craven, this is one of the new glow in the dark Ghostface masks to be used in MTV’s upcoming Scream TV series adaptation. I really, really, REALLY hope that this is in fact not the case. I didn’t know this was Scream: The Joel Schumacher Neon Edition.
- Grantland has done a very compelling 16 000-word oral history Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights. It’s an incredible read (if rather lengthy), filled with amazing tidbits and anecdotes. But I know what you guys really want to know about: the story of Mark Wahlberg’s giant prosthetic penis, which Anderson compared to the shark in Jaws or the dinosaur in Jurassic Park. The legendary member was apparently too big when created to it’s specced 12-inches.
“We sculpted a version that was 12 inches long, and we tested it, and it was just way too big. It looked like a weird monster penis.”
“It was the size of John Holmes’ penis, but Mark is like eight or nine inches shorter than John Holmes.”
But Wahlberg is ever the trooper and wore the prosthetic penis even when it wasn’t needed on-screen.
“What Mark Wahlberg did in that movie was all sorts of things that he had to absolutely commit to. He had to put a prosthetic cock on his own cock, you know what I mean? That’s asking an awful lot of an actor, honestly.”
- I’m not sure where this photo was taken, but this is clearly, without a doubt, the best Christmas tree ever!
— Dave (@troonooyawker) December 4, 2014
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Last Updated: December 11, 2014