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I’m not going to lie. I’d wear these. You know, if my feet didn’t already look that.
Robin Williams might just be heading back to the small screen (movie reruns don’t count) for the first time since being a regular on Mork and Mindy nearly 30 years ago. The veteran funnyman is apparently in talks to star in a new sitcom from David E. “Y U NO LIKE MY WONDER WOMAN” Kelley.
Oldboy director Park Chan-Wook has just recently wrapped up his first American film, Stoker, but it looks like the South Korean will be hanging around Hollywood a little while longer as he’s apparently looking to helm the western The Brigands of Rattleborge. A 2006 Black List entry about a doctor and sheriff who team up to take revenge on a group of bandits that terrorized a small town under the cover of a massive thunderstorm, the script has apparently just been sitting on the shelf untouched due to the huge amount of extreme violence on display. Yeah, violence shouldn’t really be a problem for this old boy.
Here’s a new pic of Jamie Foxx in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Is it just me, or does Djamie look very uncertain about pointing that gun at somebody/thing? Don’t worry Djamie, whatever happens just blame it on the ah-ahahaha-ah-alcohol.
If you’re tired of hearing about Joss Whedon this week, then I got some bad news for you, as here comes a whole lot more. The fan-favourite writer-director spoke to Vulture about the details of his exclusive three year Marvel contract:
“I loved the idea of being a consigliere. Every writer loves the idea of being able to go in and fix a problem and then leave without obligation. It’s fun! I also love these characters and the Marvel universe, and I grew up reading the books, and I’ve been going back and reading the old books and realizing that they shaped my storytelling way more than I give them credit for. Now I’m starting up a TV show, which is something I really wanted to do, but I thought it wasn’t going to be a part of my life for the next several years. It’s like a tapas menus of projects that excite me, in addition to the Avengers sequel, which I’m excited for because I’m incredibly excited about the next story that I’m going to tell. For me, it’s a huge win.
“So, it’s going to be an insane few years, but I feel ready for that. It’s an unholy amount of productivity, but as long as I give it all I can, it’s a good thing. What’s great is that the deal with Marvel is nonspecific, so I will give all I can, but the moment I can’t, I just walk away. The moment I say, ‘You know, I’d like to help more on this project, but I need this time for The Avengers,’ there’s no obligation.”
As any Whedonite knows, Joss has not always had the best treatment of his TV shows by the networks (Browncoats forever!), but this time with Marvel and Disney’s backing on his SHIELD series, does he think that things will go better?
“[Laughing] You know, I can’t guarantee that any of that will happen! But so far, it feels just fine. The important thing to me is that we know what the show is. We love what it is. It came together very organically, so when we went in to pitch [to Marvel], it wasn’t like, We’re trying to find this because you want a TV show, it was, Check this out. And that’s a good way to walk in a room.
“Good support is wonderful, but it’s not a hill of beans, because they may give us all this support and then decide, ‘Eh. Yeah, it’s Friday.’ They might give us all the support and then not do that, but then audiences might go, ‘Yeahhh … no.’ You just can’t be sure. What I do know is that it’s the show it should be, and we’ve got some really dope notions. It’s going to work very well for people who either love the Marvel universe or for people who’ve never dipped a toe in the Marvel universe.”
Speaking of Avengers, the box office sensation will be back in cinemas over in Obamaland for an extra week, starting from and in celebration of this upcoming Labor Day weekend. The announcement was made via Marvel Studios Facebook page, and came along with the following promo-image and friendly reminder: “Don’t forget to stay through the credits…”
There is a rumour going around that some people want to make a sequel to 1996 Looney Toons/NBA crossover film, Space Jam, and that they want NBA star Lebron James to star as Michael Jordan’s replacement. James has even expressed his interest on Twitter:
“Ilovethat movie. Wish I could doSpaceJam 2!“.
I wish he could learn to use a space bar properly.
“We’re here writing a third installment to ‘Before Sunrise’. If it works out, we’ll film it, and if it doesn’t, we won’t. It’s not really worth talking about. I’m just here developing.”
“It’s super good. We’re just here workshopping it and developing it, trying to create a great script.”
Seeing as how the first film was released all the way back in 1995 and then the followup in 2004, it seems like the time is definitely right to revisit with are-they-or-aren’t-they couple Jesse and Celine to find out if they eventually hit it off.
Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake hits theatres today, just one week after Paul Verhoeven’s original 1990 sci-fi classic sold out Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre for a rescreening. Verhoeven himself was in attendance, and took the opportunity to strike back at remake-producers Toby Jaffe and Neal Moritz who recently labelled his film as “cheesy”.
“Arnold being there made the [original] movie a little light, and I think that’s very important for these Philip Dick stories. I think if it would have been done in a straight way, I’m not so sure that it would have worked – at least, not at that time. And recently [in the Total Recall remake], it did not. I get to say that because the producer of the new one said that this was cheesy or something. And Colin Farrell called it in an interview ‘kitschy.’ So I dare to say that his version was not good.”
And it seems that critics all agree with Verhoeven as the film apparently suffers from great delusions of mediocrity.
The soundtrack tracklisting to Kung Fu loving rapper turned filmmaker RZA’s Man With the Iron Fists has been revealed, and as expected it’s a veritable who’s-who of hip-hop and soul.
01 The Black Keys & RZA – “The Baddest Man Alive”
02 Ghostface Killah, M.O.P & Pharoahe Monch – “Black Out”
03 Kanye West – “White Dress”
04 The Revelations feat. Tre Williams – “I Forgot To Be Your Lover”
05 Talib Kweli & RES – “Get Your Way (Sex as a Weapon)”
06 Raekwon, Ghostface Killah & Kool G. Rap – “Rivers of Blood”
07 Method Man, Freddie Gibbs & StreetLife – “Built for This”
08 24 Carat Black – “Poverty’s Paradise”
09 Killa Sin – “The Archer”
10 RZA & Flatbush Zombies – “Just Blowin’ In The Wind”
11 Corrine Bailey Rae – “Chains”
12. Pusha T & Raekwon – “Tick Tock”
13. Frances Yip – “Green is the Mountain”
14. The Wu-Tang Clan – “Six Directions of Boxing”
15. Mabel John – “Your Good Thing Is About To End”
“Six Directions of Boxing” sounds like just the jam to punch out people’s eyeball’s to.
Time to get international and diverse with this first trailer for Tbilisi, My City, a new collection of twelve short stories based in and/or inspired by the Georgian capital city of the same name. A mixture of fiction and documentary, it’s written and directed all by Georgian filmmakers but has a huge international cast that also boasts veteran thespians Malcolm McDowell and Ron Perlman.
Boxoffice.com is looking to the future and to predict Who Are The Next Action Stars. No Joe Mangienello or Aaron Johnson? For shame!
Did you know that last night, during the Republican National Convention, Hollywood veteran and undefeated World Squinting Champion for the last 4 decades, Clint Eastwood, showed up as the political party’s guest speaker to praise US presidential candidate Mitt Romney and even telling the audience to “Go ahead… Make my day.”
There’s been a slew of Batman fan films lately, unfortunately most of them suck worse than Bat-nipples, but occasionally a real gem shines through. A gem like Batman: Puppet Master. Director Bryan Nest and his cast have created a film that feels like it’s some missing chapter that’s been lifted straight out of Chris Nolan’s Batverse. In fact, it kind of is, as it tells a tale that falls soon after The Dark Knight, as FBI agent Edward Nigma tries to strike a deal with local crime boss Scarface, in order to flush Batman out of hiding and solve the riddle of what actually happened to Harvey Dent.
Everything from the direction to acting to the music is just incredible, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some studio gives Mr Nest a call sometime in the near future.
Last Updated: August 31, 2012