Stuff You Need to Know: Kids in the Hall “Come to Town” in January
Because there’s a lot of pop culture stuff going on. We sift out the best bits so you don’t have to, saving you time and energy. Somebody has to go have a life, right?
Amazon has fifty albums on sale in MP3 form for $5 each. YMMV for stuff you can find there, but at first glance, the one that sticks out as a must-own above all others is Rodrigo y Gabriela’s self-titled one. To hear them playing a track live on David Letterman, go here. See the available albums here.
I dunno, it’s got sort of a Matrix meets Dark City-done-correctly vibe to it. I’m game.
Is it just me or is Avatar‘s trailer a big letdown? I mean seriously…if we wanted CG that looked like CG, Jim, you could have had the film out in 2001.
Bioshock might get a new helmer in the guise of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who brought you 28 Weeks Later. This after Gore Verbinski dropped out—the article says that the full story on the dropout is that the shoot is going to happen overseas to save money–and Verbinski’s committed to Rango and can’t be away to the extent that an overseas shoot would call for.
Hancock 2? Apparently so. Scribes have been hired and it looks like Will Smith and Peter Berg are both involved. Source.
So it’s happening…the aforementioned Kids in the Hall reunion project, the murder-mystery Death Comes to Town, is filming and will air in January on CBC. No word on when it’s traveling southward, but my advice is that they figure it out pretty damn quick, because otherwise people will be *cough* acquiring it through other means. Source.
So Shazam! is getting the big screen treatment and “being developed as a potential franchise” according to Variety. Sidebar: can we please stop saying that films are being developed as a potential franchise? Every film is looked at as a potential franchise. Titanic 2 was (and probably still is) in development. So it’s a given. Leave it alone. Geoff Johns will co-write. It seems like a no-brainer for a good film, since you’ve got a kid who can become a Superman-level spandex hero. So what they do with it to mess it up will be amusing to watch.
No, you don’t really need to know that a reality TV show called Steven Seagal: Lawman is in the works…I just wanted to share this: the headline and subheadline were “A&E sues firm over ‘Lawman’; Network seeks credit for creating Steven Seagal show.” Which made me think, “Jesus, that Tim Olyphant show we had the trailer for earlier…that’s based on Seagal’s life? Come on and pull the other one, there’s bells on it.” But then it all became clear. Like I said, just wanted to share.
In a truly terrifying prospect, Robert Zemeckis plans to plunge The Beatles into darkest recesses of Uncanny Valley Hell with Yellow Submarine. Yes, a remake, in CG 3-D “with merchandising in tow and prospects for spinning off both a Broadway musical and a Cirque du Soleil stage production.” A second Beatles Cirque show? Jesus, I haven’t seen the first one yet! Anyway, it’s at Disney, and they want it for premiere near the 2012 Olympics. I personally think this sounds more like the Sgt. Pepper telefilm than anything else. So yes, I am afraid and a bit distraught. Source.
Recent DVD announcements that might be of some note to you. Pre-orders are available when you see the format linkable.