Friday, October 30, 2015

I Am Link

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--- November Surprise - Greta Gerwig's just joined the cast of Jackie, which will star Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy immediately following JFK's assassination - I know, I know, sounds like a tricky tightrope they'll have to walk with this thing not to get eviscerated, but Pablo Larraín, the director of the fantastic 2012 Chilean drama No with Gael Garcia Bernal (seriously it is so good) is directing so let's stay hopeful. Greta will be playing one of Jackie's aides; Peter Sarsgaard has also joined and will play Robert Kennedy.
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--- The Woman on the Train - I am glad that Allison Janney is still finding time to make movies even with that show Mom being a hit (not to mention her incredible turns on Masters of Sex) -- I wish Anna Faris would take note! Anyway Janney's just signed on for The Girl on the Train, which we've posted about several times - based on the great big bestseller it's already set to star Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Jared Leto and Justin Theroux. We need to get Janney an Oscar, dontcha think? Somebody get Allison Janney an Oscar dammit!
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--- Blabbin in the Woods - Dollhouse and Cabin in the Woods star Fran Kranz (also the proud owner of the World's Greatest Chest)  is set to star in Rebirth, a new movie that Netflix is producing - it's from the director of Mr. Jones (didn't see it) and is about a dude who gets sucked into a self-actualization seminar in the middle of nowhere that goes bat-shit, or something like that. Adam Goldberg is playing the other dude; the film will also star Harry Hamlin? Okay.
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--- X Is For Xenomorph - Sad to hear that Neill Blomkamps' Alien prequel is on hold whilst Fox allows Ridley Scott to do whatever the heck he wants to do with the second Prometheus movie -- I liked The Martian just fine and The Martian is doing spectacular business so I'm sure Sir Ridley can get whatever he wants right now... which worries me on Prometheus 2, because Sir Ridley is way hit or miss. Blomkamp's films might also be pretty hit or miss but I really wanted to see Sharlto Copley get eaten by a Xenomorph, dammit.
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--- To Look Is To See - The Looking movie has already filmed, I believe, and you can see a bunch of pictures of the cast and crew (Oh Groffy) being typically adorable over here -- I hope the movie goes back to what made the first season such a treat and skips all the false high-strung ratings-driven drama of the second; I know that most people seem to think the second season was better those people are way wrong. I was pretty much ready to give up on the show at the point it was canceled. (thanks Mac)
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--- Stab Happy - Tis the happy season for horror lists, and Vulture broached one of my favorite topics with their list of The 23 Weirdest Ways To Die in a Horror Movie. Several of them we've covered here in our Ways Not To Die series, and several that we haven't we are tucking away for future use.
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--- And Speaking of lists, Crave got Bryan Fuller to talk about ten of his favorite most stylish horror movies of ever, and as you'd expect from the mad mind behind the sick beauty of Hannibal it's a lovely list with a couple of surprise picks -- the greatness of Creepshow really doesn't get acknowledged often enough.
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--- The Perfect Slice - This is pretty goddamned crazy, this news -- Walter Hill, the director of The Warriors for god's sake The Warriors, is making a movie called Tomboy: A Revenger's Tale, which is about... yeah this is what it's about -- a male assassin gets captured by the enemy and turned into a woman by a mad doctor played by Sigourney fucking Weaver, that's what it is about. YOU GUYS. Also Michelle Rodriguez is playing the gender-bent killer which, as much as I usually don't like her, she is perffffect for this. I am so excited.
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--- Ryan's Truth - In a world before Mississippi Grind I only paid attention to Ryan Reynolds movies depending upon the degree of nudity he'd be displaying, but in a post-Mississippi-Grind movie I'm actually interested to see if he can act now and that wasn't a big fluke, so the fact that he's going to make a movie with Notting Hill and Enduring Love director Roger Michell is enticing. (Oh my god I need to re-watch Enduring Love right now.) It's called Truth in Advertising and it's based on a book - it actually sounds kind of Jerry Maguire-ish, only with advertising instead of sports. Anyway don't get me wrong, I still want Ryan Reynolds to get naked in his movies, and I do not for-see that changing any time soon.
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--- Straight Shooter - The Playlist got cutie Karl Glusman (who we just posted an attractive picture of yesterday), who is the star of Gaspar Noe's 3D sex film Love, which is out in limited run today (and which I'm seeing it in just a couple of hours!), to talk about the X-rated experience of making the film -- choice bit:

"Gaspar doesn't have a shot list except what is in his head. He and the DP, Benoît Debie, would figure out the shot for 45 minutes to an hour and keep it a mystery to everyone else. I would always be asking him, "Do I keep my pants on for this take? Am I allowed to wear clothes?""

2 comments:

Aquinas1220 said...

Ryan Reynolds can do good acting stuff when he wants; I loved him in "Buried" although there was no nudity. But as your pic shows, Ryan can look mighty fine when he manspreads in the right pair of pants

Momo Moupi said...

How was Love?
Please tell me everything!! The sex scenes and all :o