Thursday, January 31, 2008

Movie bits

Sorry it's been a while. I haven't been on the computer much, and I've actually had a lot of work this week. Also, while there has continued to be lots of movie news floating around, My movie watching is currently as historically low levels, in part from being broke, and in part from having my netflix queue currently dominated by tv shows. Thank the dear lord scripted tv returns with Lost tonight, albeit briefly.

So; movie news! The most exciting first; Sam Rockwell has yet another project, entitled Gentlemen Broncos, lined up! It co-stars Jemaine Clement and Michael Angarano, who was also in Snow Angels with Sam. Good news all around.

Worst movie dialogue ever. Kudos for putting Notting Hill up front.

I was trying to think of the best way to describe this casting, and Cleolinda went ahead and did it first. "Marion Cotillard to Join Depp and Bale in 'Public Enemies.' It's like they're sitting around going, "Could we make this movie more awesome? You would think not. But you would be wrong.""

Cinematical on the importance of visuals in movies (Yay Assassination!)

What Ben Whishaw is up to.

Sean Penn as Harvey Milk. I still think this casting is just oh-so-wrong. Can Penn really play someone so exuberant? Also, I have to say that I was more excited about this project when it had Matt Damon attached to play Dan White, particularly given how good he was as the bad guy in the Departed.

A new, sweded trailer for Be Kind Rewind. Which I am soo excited for.

I haven't seen this yet, but it looks good; Michael Emerson talks creepy movie characters.

It occurs to me that I didn't get a chance to recap the SAGs. Unfortunately, I only saw half the show, because the tv was taken over at 9 for Mansfield Park (which has to be the most dreary Jane Austen). Anyways, other than the WGA shout outs, the best speech of the night goes here; Daniel Day-Lewis Dedicated His SAG Award to Heath Ledger (video). Which sort of makes me ok with him winning.

In the apropos of nothing category (and courtesy of Cleolinda); What in the holy hell. And; ""Anonymous" still attacking the Church of Scientology. Specifically, from solle: "Anonymous are thousands of people that have collectively managed to uncover and distribute half a decade worth of lies and secrets in less than a week. This is already much bigger than the discovery of the Xenu story ten years ago, and it's still growing." Examples: "They've stolen basically every important Scientology document, book, DVD, tape and secret file and put it online"; "They've found the full 45 min. Tom Cruise video"; "the 'Jesus was a pedophile' level has been put online," and so very, very much more. Meanwhile: The Ultimate Tom Cruise Scientology Parody Video Roundup, which may have something to do with Tom Cruise's sober appearance at the SAGs; Scientologists Haven't Even Thought About Suing Gawker (read this in an O RLY? tone); Fight Scientology Without Breaking the Law, Jerks."

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