Stuff: Ernest Borgnine, Acting Machine

Ernest Borgnine
  • Jordan Ladd and Sally Kellerman will star in The Wishing Well for the Hallmark Channel. Do you need to know that? No. What you need to know is that also on board is Ernest Borgnine and this will be his 200th movie. He was in The Black Hole. He was in The Wild Bunch. He was in The Dirty Dozen. And if that wasn’t enough, he was co-pilot of Airwolf. Ernest Fucking Borgnine, ladies and gentlemen. 200 movies to his name, still working. Hell yes. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
  • Absolutely Fabulous is going to attempt to be Americanized. Fox is working on it. Jennifer Saunders is on board as one of the executive producers. It will be based in L.A. “but retain the basic template of the original, revolving around the friendship of two boozy, over-40 best friends who are desperate to stay hip and youthful and who carry on under the disapproving eye of Edina’s teenage daughter, Saffy.” You may commence betting whether the pilot ever airs and how many episodes it will last…startiiiing…now. Source: Variety.
  • Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland has its queens: Anne Hathaway is White, Helena Bonham Carter is Red. Not bad. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:11:34+00:00 October 7th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Saturday, September 6, 2008

    David Morse as George Washington in John Adams
  • A George Washington biopic is in the works to be scribed by Nicholas Meyer. Meyer is best known around these parts for helming both the excellent time travel pic Time After Time and some flick called Wrath of Khan. Our suggestion? If you can’t find somebody with the–hate to use the word but in this case it actually fits–gravitas of David Morse in John Adams, just cast him again. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
  • Avenue Q is getting a new Kate Monster and Lucy: Christy Carlson Romano, voice of Kim Possible. This starts September 29th. If anybody sees a performance with her, let us know how it goes, would you? Source: Variety.
  • Book of Eli is a post-apocalyptic film that will be directed by The Brothers Hughes and star Denzel Washington as a “lone hero who fights his way across an America devastated by an apocalypse.” Gary Whitta scribed (and he apparently adapted the Akira screenplay for the two-part live action remake) and Anthony Peckham rescribed it (and he’s a co-writer on the previously mentioned Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes project). Production starts in January. Source: Variety.
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    Win The Great Debaters on DVD!

    The Great Debaters 2-disc Collector's Edition DVD Cover Art

    We love Denzel Washington. For multiple reasons. But one of the things I like about him is that he is solid. He is teflon coated. No matter how bad the movie, he shines regardless. He’s been like that his whole career. And when you get him in a good movie–then watch out. Great Debaters is one of those. Genius has got it out on a two-disc special edition and you know you want to win it. Which is good–because we’ve got a copy for you to have a chance to do just that. So go for it.

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    Your Weekend Justice for May 13, 2007

    Sloshing through the swamp of pop culture so you don’t have to. We bring you ideas for how to waste your weekend. Tried to get this up yesterday, I know, I said so in the recording, but that’s what I get for thinking.

    Of course, special thanks go out to Clutch for letting me use their absolutely badass song, “Promoter (of earthbound causes)” as my theme music for this.

    Buy Blast Tyrant, which is where you can find “Promoter”. Buy their latest album, Pitchforks and Lost Needles. Send them love and coin.

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    Training Day (2001) – DVD Review

    Training Day DVD cover

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: David Ayer
    Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
    Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary with Fuqua
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Deleted scenes
    • Alternate (extended) ending
    • Behind-the-scenes documentary
    • Music videos: “#1” by Nelly and “Got You” by Pharoahe Monch

    Released by: Warner Home Video
    Region: 1
    Rating: R
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Get It.

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    By | 2017-09-25T00:01:08+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews|1 Comment