Confession time: I have a fascination with the independent horror suspense movies made by TV actors in between seasons of their shows. I like to call them "How I Spent My Summer Hiatus" movies, and the more actors in them from different TV shows, the better. For instance, while The Canyon just had cast members from Chuck and 24, Killer Movie had people from Lost, Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries and The Big Bang Theory. But Stolen (a.k.a. Stolen Lives) may be one of the greatest HISMSH films of all time, as it features actors from a whopping seven different current TV shows. The story is pretty good, too, but to say that's why I watched it would be a lie.
Casting news about Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class has been trickling out bit by bit for a while now, with various actors attached to the project and then just as quickly unattached. Aaron Johnson was rumored to play Cyclops for a while, but that didn't pan out, and then Alice Eve was rumored to play Emma Frost, the telepathic White Queen, but now she's been replaced... by January Jones. While we aren't sure the Mad Men star can channel Emma's wicked sense of humor, she certainly nails the character's regal bearing and icy demeanor every week as Betty Draper. Which got us thinking -- rather than casting the X-Men one actor at a time, why not cast the whole team in one whole swoop, using the talented cast of Mad Men? After all, the characters of Mad Men are all larger-than-life, wear snappy outfits and, like the X-Men, they first appeared in the early 1960s. Here's what we'd like to see.
Originally titled Bathtub Time Machine, this week's major DVD release was intended to teach kids about having fun while keeping clean, and featured several history-based games kids could play in the tub. Then, at the last minute, it was turned into a raunchy sex comedy.
Wow. Today sees the release of some of the most anticipated TV on DVD in recent memory. Well, anticipated by me, anyway. So it's mostly cartoons, oiled-up body-builders, serial killer movies and sketch comedy. I know what you're thinking, and the answer is, "Yes, I am a psychopath."