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May 20, 2010

Flight of the Conchords Star in Negotiations for Men in Black 3 Role

Jemaine-clement So, it looks like Jemaine Clement, the sublimely daffy New Zealand native who played one half of the starring duo in HBO's Flight of the Conchords, will play a villain in the apparently necessary third installment of the Men in Black franchise.


May 19, 2010

Roman Polanski Is Accused of More Child Sexual Abuse; Woody Allen Continues to Defend Him

Woody-allen Amid new allegations that rapist Roman Polanski sexually abused another teenage girl, Woody Allen leaps to his defence with the words "[he is] an artist and is a nice person."


May 17, 2010

Maybe Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Won't Be Extremely Terrible

Wall-street-money-never-sleeps Oliver Stone's sequel to his 1987 classic Wall Street doesn't come out until September, but reviews are starting to trickle in and they're kind of encouraging.


May 14, 2010

Lil Wayne "Stomps" the "Yard" in Prison, Producers Scramble to Create "Stomp the Yard IV - Lil Wayne: SO MANY YARDS LEFT FOR STOMPING." Related News: Possible Dysentery.

Lil-Wayne-AP-Photo Lil Wayne, who began serving a year long gun charge in New York's Rikers Island jail complex in March, has gotten himself into trouble again.  Seems there's one fight he won't stop fighting, no matter how much trouble befalls our music star.


May 13, 2010

The Giving Tree Has a Polarizing Effect

Giving-tree I don't think The Giving Tree was in my reading rotation when I was a kid, but someone gave it to me when I had my son, and it's since become one of my favorites.


May 12, 2010

Super 8 Revealed - Kinda

Super-8-film[1] The new film directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Spielberg got an early trailer this last week. What do we know so far, though, really?


May 11, 2010

Julie Taymor's Film Version of The Tempest Sounds Amazing

Helen-mirrin-the-tempest Film/theatre/literature/feminism nerds rejoice! Julie Taymor is adapting William Shakespeare's The Tempest for the screen.


May 10, 2010

RIP Lena Horne

Lena-horne Singer and actress Lena Horne passed away last night in a New York hospital. She was 92.


May 06, 2010

New Machete Trailer Released

Machete One of the best parts of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature Grindhouse was the fake trailers that played in between Planet Terror and Death Proof. And of those trailers, Machete stood out for being so over the top and awesome.


Vincenzo Natali's Splice Brings Dren To The World

Splice-poster World?  Meet Dren.  Dren?  Meet the World.  Now, watch out World.  Dren will eat your face.  Or something.  Something scary and super creepy involving squirrelly noises and weird eyes and a spikey, unpredictable tail.


May 03, 2010

World Trade Center Writer to Adapt N.W.A. Story

Nwa-straight-outta-compton Andrea Berloff accomplished the Herculean task of finding one story amongst the billions that emerged out of 9/11 and writing a screenplay of it. Now she's turning her attention to one of the most important groups in rap and music in general: N.W.A.


April 29, 2010

Upcoming 3D Movies I Might Pass On

3d-audience My family and I go to the movies a fair amount, usually at least once a month. And I'm one of those people who actually likes the 20 minutes of trailers that play before the movie. I like seeing what's going to be coming out so that I can say, "Ohh, that looks good, we'll have to see that," or mercilessly snark on it, a la Mystery Science Theater 3000.


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Back. The Internet Never Lies.

TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael Donatello Michaelangelo LeonardoThe Internets are all a-buzz in anticipation of an all-new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.  Could it be true?  Are they bringing the lean, green, fighting machines back to the big screen?  It looks like it will be so.  I'm singing the theme song already.  And so will you be, shortly.


April 28, 2010

Let's Pretend It's 2009 and 2012 Just Came Out

2012 movie poster roland emmerich Hey, kids. It's been a few months, but it's time for another cutting-edge film review for parents - meaning, "having all these kids means I don't get to see anything in a theater that doesn't feature talking animals, but thanks to the magic of DVD Blu-Ray, I manage to be only 6-10 months behind the zeitgeist." This month's installment brings us another banner addition to the long and proud tradition of craptastic apocalyptic cinema, á la The Core, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Deep Impact, War of the Worlds and the ne plus ultra of end of the world filmmaking (aka the greatest movie ever made) Armafuckinggeddon. Everyone, say hello to 2012.


April 22, 2010

Brendan Fraser's New Movie, Furry Vengeance: What Say You?

Brendan-fraser-furry-vengeance Next Friday, April 30, Brendan Fraser's new movie, Furry Vengeance, premieres. If your first thought upon hearing this news was, "I don't know that America is ready for anthropomorphic lovin' and fightin'. Especially not if Brendan Fraser is sporting a fuzzy tail," you're not alone. 


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