I sometimes wonder if movie execs subscribe to a policy of wake and bake. Seriously. I refuse to believe that there are so few good movie ideas left that studios have to resort to some of the crap they put out (i.e. anything Lindsay Lohan has been involved with since Mean Girls.)
Take, for example, the latest “live action video game movie” that’s apparently based on The Sims. I’ll admit I’m a Sims addict. Reason? I can get stupid people to do what I want. If I think one of my Sims is too stupid to live, I can simply build them into a house with no doors, windows, bathroom, or phone and give them a stove. In no time flat, I have the Grim Reaper waiting for pick-up. Unless you are going to give me a mouse to control the stupid little computer people, why on EARTH would I want to see it as a movie?
Wait. Never mind. I just had a brainstorm! This is live action, right? You sign up the entire Snatch Pack. Put Paris, Britney, Lindsay in the house. Take away the door. Buy them a stove. WHEE!
David Arquette was getting mildly attractive and then he had to do this? He had the name of his new movie, The Tripper, shaved into the back of his head. It’s a pretty stupid idea for a publicity stunt–instead of me thinking that whatever he’s doing is cool & must-see, I think David’s absolutely nuts. Oh yeah, and he’s wearing a leather track suit, too. Madness.
It’s going to be interesting to see Edward Norton as the new Incredible Hulk, but I must admit that when I saw his picture. . . well, I had to ask is this the hulk? I expected someone who looked less, you know, skinny. But then again, Edward did get super buff for American History X and Fight Club. Plus, Tobey McGuire is Spidey and I never really questioned that.
… don’t sell well.
Grindhouse failed to live up to the hype this weekend, placing fourth at the box office, with Will Ferrell’s Blades of Glory still on top for the second week running.
I really have to wonder what on earth they were thinking opening the movie Easter Weekend. Somehow a movie that just barely missed an NC-17 rating for sex and violence doesn’t seem to go along with a family-oriented American holiday and Peeps.
You have to know it was a bad idea when a Disney movie (Meet the Robinsons) beat you.
I haven’t been this excited about a film since, well, since never. Hollywood pays far too little attention to writing good vampire movies with some girl-on-girl action nowadays. Interview with the Vampire and that pathetic Bram Stoker’s Dracula pale in comparison to classic vampire movies like The Hunger where everyone was really bloody and having lots of sex.
I Don’t Like You In That Way has a still and a clip from the upcoming movie Rise: Blood Hunter and I can’t WAIT to see it. Aside from the horrid red filtering in the scene, it looks like it may live up to The Hunger for me, one of my all-time favorite movies. Lucy Liu stars and Carla Gugino, who’s never really crossed my radar other than as the mom in those Spy Kids movies, co-stars. From the clip, it looks like she might be playing the vampire who converts Lucy Liu.
I was sitting here trying to determine what you, the Juicy Rumors readers, would like to read more about. Was it the flap of a “family” organization protesting Sarah Silverman boinking God? Or the possible evidence on Anna Nicole’s computer?
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Contrary to widely reported online “confirmations,” Shia LaBeouf, probably best known as Louis Stevens on the Disney Channel show Even Stevens
says he is NOT playing the son of Indiana Jones in the upcoming sequel to the popular series, according to PR-Inside
LaBeouf, who says he’s a fan of the movies himself, suggested Natalie Portman as a possible child for Harrison Ford’s Indy character, and says he hasn’t even been made an offer, so doesn’t know where the rumors started.
Lucas and Spielberg better come up with SOMETHING good. I fear it’s going to end up being something like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Depends as old as Harrison Ford is.
… and the biggest surprise is that Beyonce’s dad hasn’t held a press conference to claim that his daughter is being kept down by The Man, never mind the other nominations for African-American actors like Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson.
You can view the complete list of nominees, but me? I’m rooting for Jennifer Hudson. Because I REALLY want her to win and say “And you said I was too fat to get anywhere. F You Simon Cowell!”
… than any Star Wars film. Earvolution reports that rumor has Ewan MacGregor the lead conteder to play Kurt Cobain in a biopic. Having seen Trainspotting, you can assume he can probably step right back into the role of giant heroin addict, but who could bring the realism necessary for Courtney? Lindsay’s in rehab, so we aren’t quite sure who’s left out there who could really bring the needed verisimilitude.
Juicy Rumors is looking forward to the upcoming movie-of-a-musical-of-a-movie release of John Waters’ Hairspray, which has a big, big, BIG name cast, including Michelle Pfeiffer, John Travolta, Christopher Walken, and Queen Latifah. So when Just Jared put up some movie stills, we were excited to take a gander.
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