Posted on 03.10.11 by Widge @ 6:41 am Comments on this: just one. Add your own.
You know, some people actually have time to watch movie news websites for every scrap of stuff that comes in. They want their news immediately. This feature isn't for them. It's for the rest of us, who have lives, and don't have to know what's happening on the new live action Peanuts movie right this second. We filter out the nonsense and give you a single post with everything you need to know within. Enjoy.
Amazon's deal of the day is for the Blu-Ray/DVD collector's set version of The Sound of Music. If you have any interest in the film, I suggest clicking through to check it out, because it comes with a lot of stuff including a music box, scrapbook, soundtrack, souvenir program reproduction and more. You can find it on Amazon here.
Angry Birds mania continues...ThinkGeek is now offering Jumbo Angry Birds Plushes. They give this as a reason to build a cushion fort. I'm just wondering who's bought the film rights. What do you think?
Posted on 03.06.11 by Widge @ 7:08 am Comments on this: none yet. Add your own.
If you watch movie news sites like a hawk, then this feature isn't for you. If, however, you don't give a rodent's posterior about reading rewritten press releases and entire blog posts rehashed from Variety and Hollywood Reporter--in other words, you have a life--then this will give you everything you need to know in a single post. Blam. Enjoy.
Another Spider-Man musical? Yes, but this one actually sounds interesting: Justin Moran (POPE! The Musical) has decided to create, rehearse and perform a full-on Spider-Man musical for exactly $65 million dollars less than the budget of the Julie Taymor monster. Yes, that would be for zero dollars. He's also presenting the completed project on March 14th, a day before the official opening of Turn Off the Dark (assuming that doesn't get moved again). For more info on his quest, check out the site here.
Avatar 2 is to be set underwater, so says Michelle Rodriguez. What's weird about the article is it says it's unsure if she'll be cast--but we'll say no more on the subject for spoiler reasons. (I know, everyone has seen the film but everyone still is missing some people--I know some of them.) That new film hits in 2014. Source.
Posted on 02.20.11 by Widge @ 6:26 am Comments on this: 5 so far. Add your own.
There are some people who need every little pop culture news tidbit the moment it comes off the presses. They like reading press releases converted into 250 words of article. This feature is not for them. This feature is for people who need to know the important bits and don't have time for the extraneous info. If that's you: enjoy.
Immortals is what War of the Gods is called now. Tarsem is directing Mickey Rourke as a mad Hyperion trying to kill mankind. Seriously. What else do you need to know? If you don't know what I'm talking about, go back and watch The Cell and The Fall and tell yourself that that man is going to bring you GODS THAT FIGHT.
American Horror Story is the show that FX has ordered a pilot of from the people who brought you Glee. You know what would make the show a slam-dunk for me? Get Kings of Leon to do the theme. Source.
Here's one way to do it: create a video game trailer that's so awesome that you sell the film rights on the strength of it before the game even hits. That's Dead Island, of course--although the rights were bought before the trailer, even. Bought in 2009. Just damn. Anyway, the trailer is what everybody has been sending me, trying to get me to buy a console. Bastards. Anyway, fine, here's the trailer. This is more of a horror movie than, well, most horror movies. Watch it after the break.
Posted on 02.16.11 by Widge @ 5:52 am Comments on this: just one. Add your own.
The Pareto Principle states that 80% of the worthwhile pop culture news can be snagged by only taking in 20% of the volume of regular pop culture news coverage. (Or something like that.) This post is designed for anyone who wants pop culture news in digestible bits, all in one shot, so that person can take a few minutes to get up to speed and then get on with their lives. Enjoy.
Amazing Spider-Man has a release date: July 3, 2012. And while a previous picture showed a slightly battered Andrew Garfield in most of the Spidey suit, the official site now has a pic that's supposed to be Garfield in full gear. I dunno...works for me. Click through to the official site to embiggen it.
Dominic Cooper has signed on to play Henry, the friendly neighborhood vampire, in Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Source.
Atlas Shrugged Part 1 has a trailer and a release date of April 15th. It looks, however, frighteningly good. Whatever it turns out to be, I imagine it has a screenwriter that didn't blatantly misread the original novel. I won't mention any names, because that would be indiscreet. Randall Wallace. Trailer comes after the break.
Posted on 02.08.11 by Widge @ 5:59 am Comments on this: none yet. Add your own.
At least somebody will get to use all those sets they built for me...
A single blog post about a pop culture news story? That's so 1997. I know--I was writing a version of them back then. I'd rather you got all the news you need in one post. Read it, and you're good for a few days. I'll take you through the high points of pop culture news, then let you get back to your life. You're welcome.
Harker is an interesting spin on Dracula. They're taking Jonathan Harker and making him a Scotland Yard detective chasing Dracula. If Renfield is Harker's driver and knows kung fu, then this could at least be better than Green Hornet. Helmer is Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously brought you the House of Wax remake. Source.
Fantastic Voyage is going to be helmed by Shawn Levy (the upcoming Rock Em Sock Em Robots movie), who's currently co-reworking the script from Shane Salerno (the 2000 Shaft). This remake has been in the works as far back as I can remember, with Devlin and Emmerich along with James Wong and Glen Morgan being on board for a while and then Devlin and Emmerich went to Sony and blew up the idea. Two more months of script development apparently before the thing gets the possibility of being greenlighted. So it may still go nowhere. Source: Variety.
Posted on 01.29.11 by Widge @ 10:18 pm Comments on this: none yet. Add your own.
The premise is simple. There are people who need to know everything that's going on in pop culture and know it instantly. Then are people like you: you're smart. You have better things to do. You need to know just the gist and have the stuff that's really not that interesting filtered out. Welcome. We read all this stuff so you don't have to. Enjoy.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is at Fox and Benjamin Walker is in the lead to play the title role. You might not remember him from playing the young titular part in Kinsey, but you should know he dropped out of the X-Men: First Class movie to instead go and reach critical acclaim on Broadway playing Andrew Jackson in a rock musical. Read that sentence again if you need to. Seth Grahame-Smith will adapt his own book and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is in the chair. Tim Burton will co-produce. Yes, the film will be in 3-D. Expect it to hit cinemas June 22 of next year. Source. T-shirt image taken from here.
Posted on 08.22.10 by Widge @ 9:03 pm Comments on this: none yet. Add your own.
Pop culture news won't change your life. The minutes you save reading these posts instead of other sites, where they just pile on info you don't need--those minutes can change your life. We're here to empower you. You're welcome.
Considering a recent episode of Weekend Justice, this news will interest some members of the league. The movie is Hysteria and takes place in Victorian-era England around the same time that the vibrator was invented. It stars Hugh Dancy and Jonathan Pryce as doctors treating the titular affliction. Dancy and Rupert Everett experiment with the new device while Maggie Gyllenhaal will play Pryce's daughter. Yes. I say do a double feature between this and the Darwin movie Creation and that way you're sure to offend somebody! Source.
Posted on 08.14.10 by Widge @ 9:45 pm Comments on this: just one. Add your own.
Some sites want you to actually read a bunch of blog posts full of information that you don't need. Who the hell has time for that? We don't think you do. So one post, as we get around to it, with info you need to know. And so you didn't find out about it five minutes after it happened. We don't think you care. So enjoy. And if you decide you want to buy something we discuss...please do so through the link or through the Amazon search box to your right on the page. It helps us keep the lights on.
Amazon has some deals you should be aware of. First up, the Megaset of the complete Kids in the Hall is going for $41.99, which is 58% off the regular price of $99.95. And that's today only, so if you move swiftly you can still catch it here. Also, clothing-wise, they're doing a back to school sale with $10 off of $50 and $25 off of $100. Click here for more info on that deal.
Posted on 08.02.10 by Widge @ 6:00 pm Comments on this: none yet. Add your own.
If they start singing Mr. Jones by the Counting Crows, then there will be serious repercussions.
Some movie news websites want to make you read 700 words just to find out who was cast in what. Screw that. We read all the nonsense and pass the time savings onto you. All the pop culture news you need, at your leisure, in a single post. You're welcome.
Animal Farm...the musical. No bullshit. Apparently the people that brought you the musical version of Billy Elliot are working on this, but no start date yet. Not for a while. Let me break that down for you: Elton John, the man who wrote the songs for The Lion King is working on songs to put in the mouths of Snowball and Napoleon. Weigh that. Source.
Russell Brand, who is killing me loudly with his Arthur remake (currently in production) is in talks to play the swashbuckling John Hawkwood at Fox. (Don't worry, I had never heard of him before either. Go here.) Jared Stern, who's apparently done work for Disney, is scribing. And will "create a screenplay tailored around Brand's image." So...Hawkwood will have...huge...hair...? Source.
Posted on 07.24.10 by Widge @ 6:16 am Comments on this: none yet. Add your own.
Go ahead and give the guy a cameo.
There's a lot of entertainment news going on. You honestly don't need to know most of it. And the bits you do need to know, you don't need to know them the second they happen. You, after all, have a life. Rather than write up a bunch of individual posts you have to read, here's one post with everything. Enjoy.
Why have I not seen a trailer for Darren Aronofsky's latest, Black Swan? Seriously, give it up already.
The Boys, the highly violent Garth Ennis book in which superheroes have to be dealt with by an enhanced CIA squad, is going to be helmed by Adam McKay (The Other Guys). Source.
Will Eisner's A Contract With God is going to be made into a feature film with different segments helmed by different folks. Production starts in 2011 and should hit the festival circuit next year as well.