This Woman Needs A Make-Under

by Lauren Gitlin June 25, 2008 5:02 pm
This Woman Needs A Make-Under

Everyone knows that uglifying yourself for a movie role is pretty much a guaranteed one way ticket to Academy Award-ville (Nicole Kidman in The Hours, Charlize Theron in Monster, George Clooney in Syriana) or at the very least a butt-load of critical acclaim (Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones' Diary). Now it seems I'm Fucking Matt Damon is taking a page from the busted actors hand-book for a turn in the forthcoming Steven Soderbergh film The Informant. Peep that pot-belly and ruddy, sunburnt complexion! Why he looks the spitting image of my fifth grade English teacher!

Christina Ricci to Play Crayon

by Zach Oat June 25, 2008 1:21 pm
Christina Ricci to Play Crayon

No, that's not a joke. The actress who has recently played such diverse roles as a nymphomaniac, a werewolf and a pig-faced girl is the first person to sign up for The Hero of Color City, a CGI animated movie about crayons who band together to protect their world from a color-draining tyrant. Well, it doesn't sound any stranger than VeggieTales.

Straight Outta Amsterdam

by Zach Oat June 25, 2008 10:26 am
Straight Outta Amsterdam

Finally, another reason to go to Amsterdam! You know, besides the culture. Cinema Expo is happening this week in the Dutch city of sin, and the studios are unraveling their 2008-2009 slates for an international crowd. Here's what's been lighting up the message boards:

Sly And Arnie's Excellent Adventure

by Tippi Blevins June 24, 2008 3:54 pm
Sly And Arnie's Excellent Adventure Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are embarking on an unusual adventure--one that leads them to Bollywood and to their first movie together. The veteran action stars don't even have to leave home to do it, because India is coming to them, according to The Guardian. The two have signed on to appear in Kambakkht Ishq, which translates to "Incredible Love." No, it's not a rom-com celebrating the California Supreme Court's recent ruling on same-sex marriage. The big-budget (£11m) production is the story of an Indian stuntman who moves to L.A. and "has to juggle the demands of avoiding on-rushing freight trains with finding love in the Californian metropolis." The on-rushing trains sound exponentially less daunting.

Warning: Disaster Ahead

by Tippi Blevins June 24, 2008 2:28 pm
Warning: <i>Disaster</i> Ahead Usually, the Moviefile brings you news about casting, festivals, studio feuds, and other movie-related happenings. Today, I'd like to warn you about a disastrous parasitic infection. No, it's not salmonella in your tomatoes, or E. coli in your salad greens, but exposure to this infectious agent can be just as sickening. I am referring, of course, to Disaster Movie. ComingSoon has the first trailer of the new movie from the gang who brought you the Scary Movie franchise, as well as Epic Movie, Date Movie, and Meet the Spartans. Consider the trailer a sort of vaccine. Although not entirely effective, viewing it could prevent many, many people from falling victim to a more prolonged illness. If, however, you still find yourself in the theater watching this movie, below are a few symptoms you should look out for.

School of Rock 2: School of Schlock?

by Lauren Gitlin June 24, 2008 12:17 pm
School of Rock 2: School of Schlock? I have yet to form an opinion about whether or not I'm excited that there's a School of Rock sequel in the works, so let's hash it out together, shall we?

Hurrying Out The Hornet's Nest

by Tippi Blevins June 24, 2008 11:09 am
Hurrying Out The Hornet's Nest A lot can happen in two years. By summer 2010, the U.S. will be about eighteen months into a new presidential term. Sixty generations of overcrowded laboratory fruit flies will have come and gone. An elephant who gets knocked up today will be taking her baby on its first migration. Two years is a long time, in other words, but Sony Pictures is planning way ahead by revealing its Green Hornet website, complete with a brand new, shiny green logo. (Hilariously, the new website reminds us that "This film is not yet rated." No! Really? "This film is not yet in existence," is more like it.) Why now? Why so early? Maybe Sony doesn't realize it could shoot itself in the foot with two solid years of pre-release hype. Maybe Sony is trying to get the movie-going public used to the idea of its unconventional action movie star. Or maybe an intern just had some free time on his hands and wanted to play around with Photoshop.

So When Does the Movie Come Out?

by Angel Cohn June 23, 2008 2:08 pm
So When Does the Movie Come Out?

As of now, The Sistine Secrets is just a book. Not even a novel, but a non-fiction book that analyzes hidden messages left in the Sistine Chapel. However, given the fact that J.J. Abrams' next movie is based on a newspaper article about an apartment with a secret scavenger hunt in it, it seems a given that it will only be a matter of time before Sistine hops off of the page and onto the big screen. In fact, I'd love to see Abrams take a stab at directing it. People will eat that up given their love of The Da Vinci Code. The Vatican is sure to protest and deny access, given that they've already squashed any dreams that Code's sequel Angels and Demons had of shooting within their carefully guarded walls.

Big Budget Break Ups

by Tippi Blevins June 20, 2008 1:51 pm
Big Budget Break Ups Film industry relationships are complicated. Most relationships are, but at least with marriages and dating, we at least have some frame of reference. Our friends or family members have been through the same things we have, and can share their experiences with us. And if not, we can always watch the wack-jobs on Maury to make ourselves feel better. Let's look at the relationship troubles between DreamWorks SKG and Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures, as reported by Zap2it, in terms we might be able to relate to.

Jane's Book of Bombs

by Zach Oat June 19, 2008 12:20 pm
Jane's Book of Bombs

Thomas Jane totally looks like a comic-book character -- square jaw, cleft chin, good-looking -- but should he ever be allowed to play one ever again? I've been told repeatedly that The Punisher was god-awful (I figured it out from the trailers, thanks), and if Jane couldn't see the badness in the script, then his comic book license should be revoked. (To be fair, it looked pretty faithful to the comic book, but there are some Garth Ennis stories that should never be put to film. Most, actually.) Well, now Jane wants to be in another comic book movie, and if I cared more about the character, or had read more than one or two issues of his book, I'd be concerned.

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