Friday, January 27, 2017

I Am Link

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--- Let The Stalking Commence - It took them two weeks to listen to my ranting and raving but they've finally announced that casting is underway for the new Friday the 13th movie, and it will shoot this spring in a town not far from Atlanta, Georgia. We told you back on the 13th that the director of The Crazies is shooting this, the 13th film in the franchise. Anyway I hope they cast a whole bunch of nobodies - I hate seeing a bunch of boring pretty familiar faces in these films. Find me the new Tom McBride already! Although as a suggestion if they want to hire Matthew Daddario (pictured) I would totally be there for that.
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--- Underwater Aliens - Vulture has got a surprisingly nice and low-key interview with director James Cameron today - it says a lot about the world that James Cameron's egomania feels comforting and restrained these days - where he talks about the need to respect scientists and the scientific process... and also throws some skepticism Ridley Scott's way regarding the new Alien movie. 
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--- Double Down Darko - In an interview about the new blu-ray release of Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly, who is apparently still alive, says that he would love to make a sequel to the movie - something bigger and more ambitious that's set in the same world of wormholes and Jake Gyllenhaal stuffing his hand down the front of his pants. He also says, "I need to get my next film out of the gate and then we can go back and look at it." YA THINK, RICHARD? It's only been EIGHT YEARS since The Box came out. My anger is expressed with tons of affection, by the way - we need Kelly's brand of nuttiness in the world! Make a movie, man! (PS -- S. Darko is a thing that exists! Remember that shit?)
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--- A Girl's Curse - Well this is a goddamned treat thrust into the dark and gloomy world we live in - Final Girl has posted a new movie review! Our great gal-pal Stacie Ponder has returned from the grave, brushed the maggots out of her big shiny hairdo, and gone to town on the new J-horror battle royale that is Sadako vs Kayako, which pits the ghostly ladies of Ju-on (aka The Grudge) and Ringu (aka The Ring) against each other, and which is now streaming on Shudder.
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--- Jungle Jane - I'm pretty forlorn that the new Predator movie is shooting in Vancouver because with the cast director Shane Black is lining up we need a sweaty jungle pronto - who doesn't want to see Boyd Holbrook or Trevante Rhodes or the latest addition to the cast fur-god Thomas Jane sweating through sleeveless military shirts while chomping on cigars? That's what it's all about, man!
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--- Blah Blah Bland - Even I am a little tired of the smacking around that La La Land's been getting and I'm certainly not that movie's biggest fan (here's my review) but I have to say that I don't not agree (I am just quadrupling the negatives at this point) with this piece at CNN that argues a vote for the movie is a vote for Trump. Oh sure it verges on the hysterical, but these are hysterical times. For the record if I was voting for Best Picture out of that line-up I would probably pick Moonlight, although I need to revisit Manchester, which I loved at NYFF).
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--- Devil May Care - Did y'all see they are making a stage version of The Devil Wears Prada for Broadway? Elton John's writing the music and our beloved Paul Rudnick (I learned so much about writing about movies from his Libby Gelman Waxner character in Premiere Magazine back in the day) is writing the rest. Anyway over at The Film Experience our pal Chris offers up some ideas for songs and what not. I of course just got lost thinking about how hot Stanley Tucci is for awhile and then went and posted some pictures on our Tumblr of just that, since that's where my brain always goes...
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--- Rubber Lizard - Just reading Michael Dougherty's name makes me want to run home, microwave a bowl of popcorn, and put Krampus into the blu-ray player - and I don't even like popcorn! But reading that Dougherty just signed up to direct the 2nd Godzilla movie (taking the reins from the dearly departed Gareth Edwards) makes me a little bit nervous - granted Dougherty's been around big-budget film-making for a long time, having been a sidekick (aka writer) of Bryan Singer's since the second X-Men movie, but this is the big leagues and I worry his charms, which have so far been low-budget bursts of insanity, might get swallowed up by the studio machinery. But I always worry about such things. I wish him well! I hope they reintroduce tons more kaiju - I want my Destroy All Monsters remake and I want Ghidorah dammit!
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you would have to choose between Stanley Tucci and Ralph Fiennes who would you choose?

JA said...

Oh god what a question. I think Tucci seems more sane as an actual human being (Ralph seems a little nutty in real life) but Tucci also seems like more of an Actor, capital A, and he might be kind of unbearable to be around. But Stanley's got a much hairier chest! Oh I could go back and forth like this for hours. I don't know. The answer will change with the breeze.

guitreehill said...

It'so nice to see Matthew's pretty face on your blog. And I wish they'd cast him, then I'd definitely watch it. I even sat through that horrible cabin fever movie for him.