Talk about your perfect match. The Farrelly Brothers, masters of slapstick and gross-out (mostly gross-out) humor, have written an origin story for the Three Stooges, stars of film shorts and features from the 1930s through the 1960s. Everyone knows the personas of bowl-cut boss Moe, curly-haired commentator Larry and cue-balled imbecile Curly (heck, they may even know the personas of later Stooges Shemp, Joe and Curly Joe), but nobody knows where the heck they came from. Well, if MGM gets the rights back from Warner Bros., they could have a movie on screens by November 20, 2009. Let us give thanks!
Yesterday we ran down the four Spidey villains whose names had surfaced in connection with the next Spider-Man movie, although none of them have been confirmed. And while all of them --Carnage excepted -- are classic characters, Sam Raimi could do much better. After raiding our comic-book archive (and the occasionally brilliant comments on yesterday's article), we came up with four Spidey foes who would stand alongside the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, the Sandman and Venom as iconic and optically exciting antagonists. Read on, true believers!
Actor and activist Woody Harrelson has been preaching the "Save the Planet" message for a long time now. As a twelve-year-old, he wrote fifty pages about threatened wildlife. He's campaigned to save the California redwoods, touted the myriad benefits of hemp, and toured the West Coast in a biodiesel-fueled bus for a documentary. Now, as he tells MTV Movies Blog, he gets to take his message to the big screen, by way of Roland Emmerich's apocalyptic 2012. He's set to play a doomsayer who's been "talking that there's gonna be hell to pay for what's been going on ecologically," but no one pays him any mind. Why? Well, he's Woody Harrelson! If you saw him coming at you with a "The End is Nigh!" sign, would you believe him or would you look for his stash? Let's take a brief look back at just a few of the disreputable characters he's played over the years: