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Will Ferrell, did you read my review of your latest moviefilm
and feel that you needed to redeem yourself in my eyes? That is so
considerate of you, you big lug! Why else would you and Adam McKay announce you were in the midst of creating a follow-up to the dumb-larious Anchorman
just after I made the assertion that of all your various cinematic man-child incarnations, Ron Burgundy was the bestest?
When I saw the news that the graphic novel Red was being adapted into a movie, I was thrilled -- after all, it was one of the most straightforward, action-packed comic books I had ever read, and it seemed tailor-made to be a movie. Sure, the filmmakers seem to be taking some liberties with the storyline, but some of the changes sound interesting. And then I saw that a movie called Red was coming out next week. What the...?
Right after I learned that Robert Rodriguez would be producing a Red Sonja movie starring his live-in starlet Rose McGowan, I heard that the two had split up, and immediately panicked. What would become of the film? Would there be a new actress? Or a new producer? Or a new, dead film in the gutters of Hollywood? Well, apparently, nothing has changed; furthermore, my prediction that this movie would be worth it just for the chain-mail-bikini promotional artwork has totally come true.
Cue the distinctive strains of the Twilight Zone
theme! According to The Hollywood Reporter
, "Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way are in the early stages of seeking material for a feature take on one or more episodes from the classic TV series." They mean the classic
classic series with the smooth intros from writer and Zone
mastermind Rod Serling, and not the more recent attempts to revive the show for TV. Nor are they "seeking to remake an episodic movie," referring to the 1983 film that comprised four separate stories and made me a just little bit scared of ambulance drivers. And Dan Aykroyd. And Creedence Clearwater Revival.
God loves me! How do I know? Because he took a whole bunch of my favorite things -- the Seventies, Miami, Marky Mark, cocaine (culture), Peter Berg and the writings of Generation Kill
uber-scribe Evan Wright -- and smooshed them all together into one big fat bow-wrapped present! I am so excited!
Break out your brush and stay away from open flame, New Line is about to bust out more Hairspray. The studio has made a deal with the musical's creator John Waters to write a treatment for a sequel to the 2007 hit. According to Variety, director-choreographer Adam Shankman will return for another go, along with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, as well as songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who've pledged to write new songs for the film. And while none of the original cast has signed on yet for a sequel, the story will pick up back in 1962 and follow the Turnblad family after the resolution of the first movie. Hairspray has grossed over $200 million since its release last summer, and New Line wants a new one for a summer release in 2010.
Time and experience has led me to extrapolate that the filmic offerings of Will Ferrell tend to go one of three ways: Funny But Forgettable (as in Talladega Nights
), Surprisingly Hilarious (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
), or Pointlessly Heinous (Blades of Glory
). It is a rare confluence of factors that produces a genuine comedic achievement like Anchorman
and elevates it above the run-of-the-mill masturbatory poo he so frequently churns out.
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.
Filming for Terminator Salvation
is about half complete. Optimism has been cautiously building for this film since Christian Bale signed on late last year, and the impressive cast just keeps growing with additions like Josh Brolin and Helena Bonham Carter, along with rising star Sam Worthington. The main thing that's been keeping some franchise fans (myself included) from looking forward to this one with abandon is its director. Here's a guy who reimagined Charlie's Angels
as an action-filled cheese-fest of fun, then followed it up with a sequel that was an action-filled snooze-fest of noise. Bigger and louder seemed to be the order of the day. Even with the well-received We Are Marshall
now under his directorial belt, McG still wasn't winning a lot of converts. That may start to change, now, thanks to McG's own words, as written in the movie's official blog
I know you've been really stressed about what to get me for Hannukah, being that it's a mere five months away. Well, you can relax. I got a gander at the schmancy tenth anniversary edition
of The Big Lebowski
and oh my god
. Want. Need. Must have. Look at the prettiness of it! Not only does it house the best movie ever created, it provides instant interior decorating mojo. Stick that thing on your coffee table and presto change-o you have a sweet new centerpiece/conversation starter. Put it on top of your toilet to give your bathroom an air of classiness. Position it prominently in your bedroom and watch as it works its magnetic bowling ball magic. Screw the rug. This thing will really tie the room together.
Tobey Maguire loves his Pleasantville
director, Gary Ross, so much that he's teaming up with him
yet again for The Crusaders.
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.