Sunday, August 10, 2008

What Was I Linking?

Cracked offers up a really fun list: worst places to steal movie ideas
ModFab imagines the casting of the upcoming August: Osage County movie
Slant looks at the sorry state of gay filmmaking
LAT remembers Bernie Mac (1957-2008)
Low Resolution has a more ambivalent take on the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. I didn't know really how to go there so this is nice as balance for my spectacle-loving ass
Topless Robot 'fattest action figures'. They always have the craziest lists. (love crazy. love lists. Bingo)
gives The Dark Knight a thumbs down
Some Came Running (image of the day)... and yes, what he said.
eMackinations 60 seconds of Brad. Red hot Brad (I've never seen this video from a couple of famous photo shoots but I do deeply dig)
Spout notes on a sex Scandal. God, I haven't thought about that movie in ages.
IESB lots of images from the upcoming City of Ember


The Jaded Armchair Reviewer said...

Regarding modfab's August:Movie casting, my suggestion is can we instead trick all those fine actresses and just make a movie about them auditioning for the roles? It’s like our era’s Scarlet O’Hara casting hype-frenzy.

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Michael B. said...

Okay. August: Osage County was amazing and here are some of my "rules" that I hope they keep for casting. Make sure all of the actors in the adaptation are American. As much as I love Blanchett, Kidman, Watts, Kidman, Mirren and Judi Davis and others, don't be offended. I don't think anyone of them would fit the casting roles. I think that for this movie, the cast should be all American.

Violet- Jane Fonda, Polly Bergen, Estelle Parsons, and Deanna Dunagan. I wouldn't mind if anyone of these actresses got the part. I would love to see Fonda in it though.

Amy Morton's Role- I fucking feel like an idiot for forgetting the name, but Lisa Kudrow or Amy Morton would be good.

IF the producers pick Estelle Parsons or Deanna Dunagan than they MUST pick Amy Morton. That's what I have to say. Estelle Parsons was amazing when I saw her though. I think she could easily play Violet in the movie, and they could use the "Academy Award Winner" in the trailers and stuff, which is why I believe she has a better chance than Dunagan for the role.

Hayden said...

On the August like:

I'm never very happy when anyone plays down Glenn Close's vulnerable side. She can be a very tender presence; her vocal work in Tarzan alone proves that, so she's certainly versatile enough to handle a complex role. She hasn't been around for nearly three decades just because she can bitch, and Fonda's screen presence has become much coarser than hers with time.

However, I'll never forgive Meryl Streep for taking the role in The Manchurian Candidate (2004) that could have been Glenn's comeback. She would have been a dream.

Anonymous said...

Meryl Streep, to me, is the perfect choice for Violet.... who cares if she is getting great parts .. she totally deserves the recognition.

For once, I disagree with Hayden.

Michael B. said...

I must be one of those people in the minority that probably hopes that Meryl Streep won't get the role of Violet in August: Osage County. I don't think she fits the part at all. I hope she doesn't get the part.

Anonymous said...

I'm kind of hoping the link to that Dark Knight review wasn't your thoughts on the film as well, Nat. Not that I'm a fan-boy who will defend the film to the death, but that stuff about how racist it was is absolutely ridiculous.

Walter L. Hollmann said...

dammit, ModFab beat me to it! I'm doing an August casting of my own at the end of the month. now it'll just seem like a copy-cat.

i will say, however: as a fan of Meryl Streep, i hope she does not get the role of Violet. to me, she is just wrong, wrong, wrong.

Anonymous said...

RIP Bernie Mac and now Oscar winner Isaac Hayes