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I don’t know about you guys, but for me, each subsequent installment in The Hangover franchise got progressively less funny to the point where I’m now pretty sure that this newly released outtakes reel for The Hangover Part III is actually funnier than all of The Hangover Part III.
When you say things like “I wanted to pay $75 million for three extra episodes of Breaking Bad,“ people tend to just focus on that. Which is why it kind of slipped under the radar that while making that same speech Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg also revealed that the company had acquired Classic Media Inc and all the animation rights they hold. Which rights are those, you ask? Oh only the rights to your entire childhood. Classic Media currently boasts in their stable the TV rights to Masters of the Universe, Voltron, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Lassie, Transformers, Godzilla, The Lone Ranger, Mr. Magoo and Where’s Waldo among others. And Katzenberg and co are not just going to be sitting on these properties. No, you can expect some reinvention soon.
“It’s not, ‘What are we going to do with those 6,100 episodes we have’ … although we’ll get value out of those … the real opportunity is to take every one of those franchises and reinvent them. And that’s what we will set out to do.”
So, Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, is not too happy about The Fifth Estate, the new film about the whole Wikileaks scandal starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the man himself. And when Julian Assange is unhappy, there’s only one thing to do: take a leak. No, not like that. Wikileaks has now leaked the entire script to the film.
Also, it’s been revealed that when Cumberbatch tried to reach out to Assange to meet with him, so as to study his mannerisms better, Assange didn’t just respond with a polite “No thank you”, but instead he drafted a long letter wherein he informed Cumberbatch that their “paths will be forever entwined” and cautioned him to “consider the consequences of your cooperation with a project that vilifies and marginalises a living political refugee to the benefit of an entrenched, corrupt and dangerous state.”
And he wonders why people think he’s a bit odd?
I’ve got to say, I’m feeling a little left out that I haven’t received my casting call for Star Wars: Episode VII. I mean, like Saoirse Ronan said, everybody is auditioning for it, including Michael B. Jordan who confimed that the auditioning schedule for the flick is indeed rather full.
“I mean, everybody’s going in on this project. They’re trying to figure out what they want. That’s another incredible franchise. It’s pretty crazy! …We’ll see how it happens. I don’t know how I can do everything.”
That “everything” he is referring to would be his long time attachment to Fantastic Four as well as rumours of him perhaps being involved in Independence Day 2, both of which Jordan says “would be cool” if they should happen.
So if you thought that it was a done deal that we’d be seeing Harrison Ford reprise his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII, then I have some bad news for you, as apparently he has “not quite made the choice” yet about whether or not he’ll be in it. What he would most definitely be in though? Another Indiana Jones movie.
‘I would do it in a New York minute, yes. I don’t think there is any barrier to Indiana Jones being an old fart.
‘I’m old enough that we don’t need (Sean) Connery any more. I’m old enough to play my own father!’
Damn indecisive old people.
This week sees the US release of All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, a film that’s already been getting a bit of love on the shelf of your local video store for years now already. So what’s the deal? Why the long delay? Well, it’s a bit of a complex story, and unfortunately not that uncommon as you’ll read in The Playlist’s list of 18 Movies With Delayed Releases.
Looks like Jamie Foxx has a dream! The Oscar winning actor is teaming up with Oscar winning director Oliver Stone, and with their Oscars combined will try to develop an as yet untitled Martin Luther King Jr biopic. The film has been in development limbo since 2009, when Dreamworks and Warner Bros initially began plans to co-finance it, so don’t keep hold your breath to seeing this one anytime soon.
If you’re a fan of award winning videogame Bioshock Infinite, then there’s a reasonably good chance that you’re going to love this short fan-film. Titled Booker, Catch, it was made by Talking Dead‘s Chris Hardwick and Chloe Dykstra, and it’s pretty great.
Making his way through the floating city of Columbia, Booker DeWitt is a man on a mission! Luckily his ever helpful companion, Elizabeth, is always around to keep him stocked up on supplies, even if she might get a little overzealous with her throwing. Booker, Catch!
Last Updated: October 11, 2013