July 2008 Archives
So, you've probably been wondering what Alex Winter is up to. Winter exploded to superstardom as Bill S. Preston, Esquire, in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, as well as their subsequent bogus journey, and then created The Idiot Box for MTV and Freaked for circus/weed/Randy Quaid enthusiasts everywhere. Since then, he's been directing TV shows and music videos, and he's about to direct a follow-up to his smash-hit superhero movie from last year. ...You have no idea what movie we're talking about, do you?
As you've undoubtedly read by now, Christian Bale was arrested (and later released without charges) in London earlier this week after police responded to reports of verbal assault that were allegedly called in by Bale's sister and mom. WTF, Christian? Just because no one's singing your praises for being the straight man in the excellent-as-all-get-out new Batman flick doesn't mean you have to freak out on your mom and sister, dude. That old chestnut about all publicity being good publicity? Doesn't really extend to domestic abuse.
Sadly, Step Brothers most assuredly does not fall into this last category of insta-classic comedy. The jury is still out on which of the remaining two it ultimately belongs in, but after seeing a screening of it last night and feeling particularly generous after my twelfth caffeinated beverage of the day, I'm gonna vote on Funny But Forgettable.
Sometimes movies are based on video games and sometimes video games are based on movies. Usually in the latter's case, the release of a game coincides with the movie's premiere, or precedes it a little to help generate interest in the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Digital entertainment has decided to eschew convention by digging into its library of past movies that it will then adapt into "casual games." Just how far back are they digging? Try twenty-two years, for starters.
Ferocia stupenda! Christian Siriano is debuting his couture line in the forthcoming movie Eloise In Paris! Get all the pertinent deets over in the Telefile, mkah?
Calliope was the muse of epic poetry. Urania was the muse of astronomy. Terpsichore was the muse of song and dance. Val Kilmer was the muse of... Mike Myers? He didn't conspire to inspire Myers (hey, that rhymes! Thanks, Calliope!) to create The Love Guru -- we can thank Deepak Chopra for that pile of inspiration -- but he did inspire the former Saturday Night Live comedian in another of his creations. One of his smaller creations, in fact. A miniature, if you will. As Val Kilmer confessed to MTV recently, he was behind the creation of Mini-Me.
Djimon Hounsou made quite a stir back in March when he revealed that he was developing his "dream project," something that had to do with Conan comic books -- especially since a Conan movie is in the works without a cast attached. But rumors of Hounsou playing Conan were officially put to rest today with the announcement that he will play Thulsa Doom, a character from the Conan and Red Sonja comics, who was played by James Earl Jones in Conan the Barbarian.
It's not about the actual Crusaders, as in Christians who took part in the Crusades. It's about the landmark Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education. Maguire will play Jack Greenberg, a young idealist lawyer who helps the NAACP win the case that made segregation in schools illegal.