Alan Tudyk has signed on to play Stephen A. Douglas in the big screen adaptation of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". It's funny because Alan is best know as playing Steve the Pirate in "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story". If at any point you thought, "Oh does he mean that guy from 'Firefly'?" then I'm going to ask you to leave right now.
Chris Pine, Alex Pettyfer and Shia LaBeouf are all expressing inner desires to play the lead role in the silver screen version of "Preacher". Pettyfer is the only one keeping me from being completely enraged about this and that's only because I have no freakin clue who he is. What's that? The kid from "Beastly" you say? Super! Maybe we can get Kevin Smith to direct and we can just call it a day.
If you don't know who Ray Harryhausen is then you don't know the joys of weird ass stop motion animation of years gone by. You should, that's the point I'm making. Well if not there's a new documentary about the man behind the effect of such classics as "Clash of the Titans" (the good one) and "Jason and the Argonauts" titled "Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan". Bubo, look it up.
In the wake of the recent tragedies in Japan Legendary Pictures has asked Guillermo del Toro to revise the screenplay for his upcoming disaster film "Pacific Rim". The movie focuses around the a group of monsters that attack the earth and threaten to end us all. Click here for ways that you can help in the relief effort.
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For the love of god you can't do anything without some jackass videotaping you, putting it on the internet and getting you arrested. You're driving a school bus like this women in Connecticut and you do a little texting, say 1,068 texts, and all of the sudden you're on video and going to jail. Alright in this case the video was being captured because you were already being investigated for abusing the special needs children you're suppose to be driving. Oh yeah it was special needs kids that you were putting in danger. Still! Technology kind of sucks.
And if you haven't already seen this video of a snake biting a woman's giant fake boob then you're in for a treat... and possibly some vomiting. Apparently the snake died of silicone poisoning after the attack which I will go on record as saying is good. because snakes are awful creatures that serve no purpose in the world but to be terrible. Happy Friday, kids.
"Battle: Los Angeles" is my favorite Rage Against the Machine album that I never actually heard and they've finally made a movie about it. What's better? There's a new trailer for the alien invasion flick. What that has to do with the album I have no idea but I assume it's some sort of weird political thing I don't get.
The MPAA has taken it upon themselves to ban the poster for the upcoming Stevan Mena movie "Bereavement". The poster depicts a child walking with his father while holding a butcher knife. Apparently the MPAA isn't a fan of toddlers walking around with murder weapons. I don't get it.
Aaron Echhart has officially confirmed the heartbreaking news that Two-Face will not being appearing in "The Dark Knight Rises". And when I say heartbreaking I really mean to Eckhart because last week it was confirmed that Heath Ledger would be making an appearance as The Joker and he's dead. Got to be a blow to the old ego.
Finally! "Beastly" is back in the spotlight with a new trailer and a big thumbs up from me. For those of you not familiar with the film all you need to know is that it stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris and Peter Krause. The movie was delayed months ago for being so awesome that the studio worried that people's heads would explode from excitement if it was released in the summer months.
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"Jenkem" is a hallucinogenic drug made from the gas of fermented sewage... and one man making it in a Florida apartment got his entire building condemned from the smell. Apparently he had his entire apartment covered with human waste to the point that it was starting to drip into the apartment below. I just threw up in my mouth thinking about it.
Tis the season in Idaho, kids. We're all drinking egg nog, the kids are out sledding and the white supremacists are out making KKK snowmen. It really warms your heart.