August 2008 Archives
We've had Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky, but now it's time for the scariest installment of all in the Child's Play series: REMAKE of Chucky! Chucky creator Don Mancini and series producer David Kirschner have announced a revamp that will take the franchise back to its horror roots. Including his first appearance 20 years ago in the entertaining Child's Play ("But Andy! I'm your friend to the end." "This IS the end!"), Chucky has slashed his way through five movies, never once answering the burning question: "Why didn't anybody just kick the damn doll?" He couldn't weigh more than 10 pounds! In honor of the role Oscar nominee Brad Dourif will be remembered for forever and ever, here are a few other killer dolls to creep you out.
After viewing the Watchmen trailer, this Watchmen purist said that Zack Snyder deserved a torch enema from the Columbia Pictures lady. Miss C. politely declined, but the folks at 20th Century Fox are more than happy to use their spotlights on the director. Fox is attempting to enforce their prior (and apparently current) "settlement and release" rights on the Watchmen property, which they acquired in 1991 from Larry Gordon's LARGO company, and the matter now resides in court. Adding fuel to the fiery panic of the fanboys, who drool over every aspect and detail of the film, is the judge who refused Warners' request for dismissal of Fox's lawsuit. This could get ugly, folks. Who watches this Watchmen? The answer could very well be nobody.
The wires today were clogged with news that Christina Applegate had a double mastectomy after being recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Get our schpiel on the matter over at the Telefile.
Why can't Terry Gilliam catch a break? As a former member of Monty Python, Gilliam should receive whatever he wants for life, a system Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and John Cleese have worked out with the British government, I believe. And yet the group's lone American still has to struggle and stretch to make his projects reality. Okay, so Gilliam makes strange movies. 12 Monkeys? Strange. Brazil? Stranger. And he has some bad luck, like when his movie about Don Quixote imploded (as documented in the film Lost in La Mancha), and when Heath Ledger, the star of his latest film, died in the middle of shooting. But he still managed to finish it, so why doesn't anybody want to distribute the thing?! Don't they know how important this man's work is? He was in Monty Python!
Access Hollywood has scored a first look at a deleted scene from the upcoming Iron Man DVD, and while it doesn't exactly have Iron Man in it, it does have Tony Stark demonstrating his reputation for being a man of steal. Stark pulls a Bruce Wayne and creates a decadently expensive cover story for his mission to the Middle East by throwing a massive party at his house in Dubai. Sequestering himself in his room with two bikini-clad ladies, he then steals a third girl from somebody else on the way -- kinda mean, especially since he then ditches them all to fly off under cover of fireworks. And here we just thought he flew there from California. Check out the clip after the jump.