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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 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 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 08, 2010

Oprah Taking the Brett Favre Approach to Retirement

Oprah-winfrey I don't think anyone really believed that Oprah would permanently retire her conversation-inducing armchairs once her daytime talk show ends next year. And it seemed likely that she would carve some time for herself at her new network, appropriately named OWN. Today it is confirmed that she will begin hosting a night-time talk show called Oprah's Next Chapter.


February 10, 2010

The World Now Knows What CGI Smurfs Look Like

Vanity_smurf La, LA, lalalala, La, lala lala! The Smurfs will get the CGI update that they so desperately did not need this holiday season.


January 19, 2010

In the Works: Ghostbusters III. Yes. THREE

Ghostbusters If you had a pulse and functioning eyes and ears in 1984, then Ghost Busters was (and still is) probably one of your favorite movies. Five years later, Ghostbusters II came out and while it was certainly no match for the original, it was still a good time.


December 14, 2009

Leonardo DiCaprio Will Star in Mel Gibson's Viking Drama

Leonardo_dicaprioMel Gibson is slated to begin filming an as-yet-untitled drama about Vikings in fall 2010. Leonardo DiCaprio will star.


December 02, 2009

And Starring WHO??? As Audrey Hepburn

AUDREY_HEPBURN  I have a serious soft spot for Audrey Hepburn. I consider her one of the most lovely people ever to live, so when I heard rumors of a remake of My Fair Lady, I quite literally tipped off the couch in horror.


October 27, 2009

Fresh Hell: Mall Cop Director to Remake Short Circuit

Short_circuit Here's some input I didn't really need: Steve Carr, the d-bag responsible for Paul Blart: Mall Cop, has been signed by Dimension Films to direct a remake of Short Circuit, the 1986 sci-fi-lite flick in which a robot out-acted Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy, which is almost an impressive feat.


October 05, 2009

Can You Picture Robert Pattinson as Prince Harry?


Can you see Edward Cullen - I mean Robert Pattinson - cast as Prince Harry? Me neither, but it might happen.

Peter Kosminsky is working on casting his new movie called "The Spare" about Prince Harry's life.

There is nothing like a bio-pic of a 25 year old that hasn't actually done anything yet. It sounds fascinating.

Also considered for the role:


September 24, 2009

Diablo Cody to Write and Produce Sweet Valley High


The Wakefield twins are about to be back, this time with wittier repartee and pop culture references. Diablo Cody, she of the Juno and The United States of Tara awesome (can't speak to Jennifer's Body; haven't seen it yet) will be adapting the Sweet Valley High books into a screenplay and producing the big-screen version.


September 21, 2009

Matt Damon and Michael Douglas to Star in Steven Soderbergh's Liberace Biopic


Steven Soderbergh will be directing a biopic of the late pianist and entertainer, Liberace, which will be released in 2011. Not surprisingly, Soderbergh has attracted some pretty impressive talent to star in the film. Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Matt Damon will star, with Douglas playing Liberace and Damon playing, presumably, Scott Thorson, Liberace's bodyguard, driver, and alleged live-in boyfriend.


September 16, 2009

Giraffe Killed By The Comedy of Kevin James

Kevin_James_in_Paul_Blart__Mall_Cop When does the hurting stop? Why have we not risen as one to stop this plague of madness? And today, as we cope with tragedy, we must ask: how many lives must be lost before Kevin James is stopped from ever making a movie again?

Granted, it's not quite as wrenching as the events that took place in Chicago last July, when a perfectly innocent Sparklecorn was torn apart and eaten by an angry mob like something out of Tennessee Williams, but nevertheless I think I speak for all of humanity when I say that when a Kevin James movie kills a giraffe... society as we know it has gone too far.


July 27, 2009

Alice in Wonderland Teaser Trailer Makes Me Realize How Far Away March 5, 2010 Is

Johnny_depp_mad_hatter I know that normally a True Blood recap goes in this slot, but you'll have to forgive me as I am currently vacationing with family and do not have cable or internet. Next week, we'll be back in business. Pinky swear!

In the meantime let's direct our attention to something else that is awesome and perhaps a little creepy: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.


June 25, 2009

Hey, What's Johnny Depp Up To Today?

Johnny-depp-mad-hatter Kidlets, have you ever said to yourselves "Gee whiz, I wonder what Johnny Depp is doing today?" Our Dear Johnny has been a busy boy as of late, and since I see his gorgeous yet somewhat creepy face (love it!) everywhere I go on zee internet today, I thought that it would be a good idea to give y'all an update on what Mr. Depp has been up to in the last week. Hint: It's a lot.

Although Johnny is not an OFFICIAL MamaPop boyfriend, I don't think there will be much complaining about pictures and snippets about what is in his Blackberry under "Schedule: Be Awesome." Perhaps this will also convince Deppie to list "Sweep Miss Banshee off feet; Ravish accordingly" to said Blackberry.

But I digress. On we go!


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