I'm just going to come right out and say it. I don't get why people go ape shit for David Cronenberg's "Scanners". Yeah a guy's head explodes but that's within the first 15 minutes of the movie. Then there's another 167 (rough guess) of talking to sit through. None the less the 1981 film is finding its way onto a special edition Blu-Ray on April 8, 2013 and will be packaged with all kinds of special features for you to enjoy. Enjoy them as much as 647 minutes (rough guess) of people talking about something I don't honestly remember.
Apparently the Guillermo del Toro produced flick "Mama" did pretty well at the box office because not only is it being considered for a sequel but possibly even a franchise. I like to think there could even be spin offs in the future. "Dada" for instance. And then of course the wacky "Uncle Buck". Didn't see that coming did you.
The little screens adaptation of Stephen King's "Under the Dome" has landed itself Rachelle Lefevre as it's leading lady. For those of you not familiar with her work she was in one, and possibly all, of the "Twilight" movies so that makes her a big time movie screen person. That's a thing, I know it.
Remember Orlando Jones? He was in those Sprite commercials and then that movie with the guy from "X-Files" where aliens invade and then he was the weird hologram guy in "The Time Machine". I know I love him too. And now he's been cast in "Sleepy Hollow", a new show coming to Fox which is said to be a modern day take on the classic tale. I'm not joking either. I really do like him. I think he's super.
In Real People News:
Valentine’s Day is a special day. It's a day when passions are high. So if you get into a fight with your loved one on that day it's pretty much a given that your tongue is going to get bitten off. Thank god that awful day is over.
Did you hear that scream? That's right, that's your neighbor coming home and finding her husband with another woman and then throwing boiling water at his crotch. I thought that was kind of obvious though.
Edward Furlong and Christian Slater finally in a movie together? Sign me up! Alright this may have happened before, I just can't remember. But this time it's called "The Awakened" and is about a young woman who returns to her home town to find her mother's killer. Apparently there's some sort of Jekyll & Hyde tie in also. Who cares though. Furter! Or Slatlong. I don't know, we'll work on it.
If there's one complaint I get about my news it's that there's not enough coverage of what's going on over at the Lifetime network. Well today is your lucky day bed burners because the good lady folk over there have decided to move forward with a new series based on Melissa de la Cruz's novel "The Witches of East End". For those of you who have never had your monthly visitor the story focuses on a mother and her two daughters who just so happen to be next in the long line of witches. Queue Sarah McLachlan.
Looks like Jackie Earle Haley is the latest name to be added to the cast of the upcoming "Robocop" remake. Rumor has it that Haley will be playing the role of Maddox, the main man who trains Robocop with his new skills. I can't even think of something stupid to say here. This seems like a perfectly reasonable casting selection. Well done, Hollywood people.
There's more horror themed shows coming to the little screen in the near future then you can shake a stick at and today we've got word there's one more. "Sleepy Hollow", based on the classic headless horseman tale, is being put together by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the same cats that brought you "Fringe". The project is still being pitched to the big wigs so it's not 100% locked in but if no one wants it I'm willing to toss a ten spot in and they can act it out in my living room.
Here's a heartwarming story about a California man who is under arrest after he shot his own son. Why did he shoot his son you might ask? Well because he chose a Kenny Chesney song at karaoke. Seams reasonable enough.