Say what you want about Russell Crowe but the guy has never made a bad movie, that's a fact. So I guess don't say what you want. You can say anything other than he's a bad actor. So the news that he's possibly in the running for the lead role in the upcoming "Robocop" reboot is nothing but good. Especially after yesterday's news that the guy who wrote "Gran Torino" is penning the script. An elder racist gladiator who turns into a robot? This is going to be the greatest movie ever.
If you see one "stranded in Moscow because of a weird alien invasion flick that came out last year on blu-ray or DVD" this year then I suggest you make it "The Darkest Hour" which has officially been confirmed to be hitting selves on April 20th. That was a long sentence huh? You fancy pants fat cats can even get it in 3D with special features that include... well I don't know. The movie is on there though I'm sure. It would have to be, wouldn't it?
"The Devil Inside" mastermind William Brent Bell has officially thrust the name of his next film upon the world. The film will be called "Wer" and will be a found footage flick about a man being held at a police station who turns into a werewolf. Shooting will begin on the project in April and if I was a betting man I'd say it'll be wrapped just in time for Mid-April.
Kevin Bacon has been confirmed for the lead role in the upcoming Kevin Williamson TV series which revolves around a serial killer who makes his own cult of murderers. No word on the title of the series but Bacon will be playing the role of the FBI agent trying to stop the evil doer. This has got me really excited about a whole new batch of clever Bacon puns that I can start using. None of which I can think of but I'm sure they'll be great.
This past weekend I watched a show on Power Metal and how it's influenced the metal community as a whole. From what I can understand it's influenced people to wear crushed velvet jackets and really tight pants. I can't pull that kind of thing off but I support anyone who can. Since the viewing I've been listening to a lot of Helloween, a band I hadn't enjoyed since I was just a wee lad. For those of you not familiar with the band their German and they sing songs like this. Keep in mind that video is a shortened version of a 13+ minute song. It's exhausting to listening to.
"The Flying Conchords" is a really cool show on HBO but you've probably never heard of it. It's pretty underground. Even if you have seen it you probably don't GET the humor. It's pretty funny though. You probably don't know that Jemaine Clement is one half of the singing duo on the show either but there's word around the coffee bar that he's working on an as yet untitled vampire comedy script these days. Blah blah blah hipster.
If you liked "Gran Torino", and I did in case you're wondering, then you'll find the news that the films writer Nick Schenk has been hired to pen the script for the upcoming "Robocop" remake. I for one look forward to an older and more racist Robocop. Don't worry, he'll also have a heart of gold.
Admit it, you watch "Gossip Girl". Yeah you do you dirty sicko. You love it so much. I honestly have no idea what the show is even about so I'm stretching here to make some sort of stupid comment that makes sense. But it looks like the show's creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are working with the CW on a new series called "Cult" about a girl who joins a blogger on a quest to find out if a group of rabid fans are recreating murders based on a popular TV show. It's kind of like when I had my Rachel bangs in the 90's but people die.
If you've been wondering what "Saw 3D: The Final Chapter" director Kevin Greutert is up to then there's something seriously wrong with you. But I'm here to help people and I'm not going to be a prick. He's working with Lionsgate on a new film titled "Jessabellem" about a girl who returns to her childhood home after she loses the use of her legs only to find a mystery surrounding her birth and an angry ghost haunting her house. Ya know, standard run of the mill girl problems.
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Two sisters in Wisconsin are under arrest after they forced a man to drink urine and did something called "penis torture". I mean I probably know what penis torture is but I stopped reading the article once I saw the words "twist" and "pull". I don't need to know the details.
What could top last weeks new that Raj from "What's Happening" had joined the cast of Rob Zombie's "Lords of Salem"? How about Jeffrey Daniel Phillips joining the cast? Who's that you might ask? Why just one of the most famous cavemen in history. Ya know, minus the real cavemen. Let's call him the most famous insurance selling caveman of all time. Well next to the other two. There's three of them in those commercials isn't there? Let's just call him a guy. He's a nice guy. God I hate you.
Oh boy oh boy! More set pics from "The Dark Knight Rises" and this time we've got Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. Boy she looks comfortable in that suit. If people made a big deal over Michelle Pfeiffer doing flips in her Catwoman outfit back in 1992 I can't wait to see what sort of fuss they make about Hathaway stomping around the set like the Frankenstein monster recovering from hip surgery. Is it hot in here or is it just her?
I've seen a ton of movies that Michael Fassbender has been in but for the life of me I have no idea who the guy is. That aside though if I had one choice for who could play Alex Murphy in the upcoming "Robocop" remake he would be it. Don't ask me why he just would be. And the good news for me is that director Jose Padhilla wants him for the role too. Which I kind of think is weird since I don't know who he is. It's like if Rob Zombie wanted one of the Geico cavemen for one of his movie or something.
And last but not least Charlie Sheen has accepted a role in "Scary Movie 5". I don't know what else to say about that. I'm crying on the inside though.
All the world has Hobo fever! It's catching on and all the teens are hanging up pictures of homeless people on their walls. So it stands to reason that there would be a "Hobo with a Shotgun" game. More importantly an 8-bit game for your playing pleasure. Because hobos get people in the mood for love making. That in no way fits with what we're talking about.
If you're excited about the "Robocop" remake than there is a 95% chance your name is Joshua Zetumer. How do I know this? Well Joshua Zetumer has been tapped to write the script for the soon to be hated film and from what I can tell this is the first thing he's written. Sounds like this is going to work out swimmingly!
If you're excited for "Insidious" then your name is probably Joshua Zetumer! No idea why, I just assume the guy likes horror movies. Anyway here's a gang load of new clips from the soon to be released film. I hope you enjoy them, Josh. I hope you don't mind me calling you Josh. I feel like we're that close now.
Did you see "Fido"? Me too! Wow we have so much in common. Did you love it? You did!? Alright maybe we don't have that much in common. Anyway the director of said film, Andrew Currie, has been hired by the good people at WWE to direct their new supernatural thriller currently titled "Barricade" which focuses on... honestly I already told you the WWE is making this and if you're really interested in the plot than you've got a lot more problems than I can fix with my sarcastic comments.
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If you're like me and haven't worked an honest day in your life then there isn't much you can do at a Home Depot. At least that's what I thought until I read this article about this Florida man who's been arrested for wandering the store and taking upskirt videos of women. Alright honestly I feel like he probably could've done this at a Target also and most of those have an ICEE machine so there really is no reason for Home Depot to exist.
MGM has tapped Jose Padilha to direct their reboot of the 80's cop turned into a robot classic "Robocop". I've never seen any of the movies this guy has made and this is normally where I would put some sarcastic comment about that fact but I saw his IMDB page and he has caring eyes so I'm going to approve of this.
I don't know a single stereotype about Argentina so this one's going to be short. Here's a bunch of pics and a trailer for the new hand held feature to come out of the country(?) titled "Incidente". According to the description the movie isn't filled with zombies but rather "demons who use the humans like clothes". I assume this is a play on the saying "wear your ass like a hat". Could be wrong thoguh.
A new "Scream 4" poster is out and call me a giant prick but I actually like it. Of course it's done by Olly Moss and I actually know who that is so it might just be the buzz I have from feeling somewhat smart. Want me to do your taxes?!
A trailer for the new kids lost in the sticks slasher flick titled "Madison County" has hit the tubes and it looks grimy, son. Like girls covered in dirt running around a gravel road grimy. It makes me feel like I need a shower. Oh and there's a guy with a pig's head killing people. But man that gravel has got to be hard on the tootsies.
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Let the Taco Bell jokes begin. Over 60 pounds of iguana meat was seized by customs officers recently that was apparently going to be used for tamales. According to the officers the amount of meat lead them to believe this wasn't going to be used for personal use but rather sold. Meaning somewhere near the border there is a large demand for iguana tamales. Someone want to fess up here?
1945 - A US Army B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building between the 78th and 79th floors. An engine plunges down an elevator shaft, sparking a fire in the basement. Eleven people in the building are killed, in addition to the three man bomber crew.
The people behind "Orphan" are finally kicking the promotion train into gear, with a slew of new pics today. Seriously? A week away from release? The studio's lack of enthusiasm should tell you all you need to know about this one.