Friday, March 26, 2010

In Space No One Can Hear You Link

Godxillary Alien vs. Pooh. Ohhh, that's just so wrong.
People celebrates Why We Love Julia Roberts. They have 20 reasons but forget to mention numero uno "she boosts our sales / pageviews when we display her thusly"
First Showing Michael Bay sounds intelligent (gasp) when he expresses concerns about 3D. But, frankly, I don't understand why he's having the meetings at all about 3D conversion. Transformers 3 hasn't started filming yet, so why not do it for real rather than worry about that post-production shortcut that Clash of The Titans went with?


"Stroobs" a collage of Meryl Streep cleavage (via jazzt). haha. The internet is a delightful place
Monkey See terrific piece on film criticism and the eternal confusion about what it's supposed to be
Screen Rant Angela Bassett joins the Green Lantern cast in potentially lucrative role for her. I'm all about Bassett getting more work, however that can happen. So, tentative "yay!" even though I still think Green Lantern woulda worked better as a television series with a complex sci-fi allegory bent (a la Battlestar Galactica)

Fun video from Film in Focus: Karina Longworth of LA Weekly on the Coen Bros classic, The Big Lebowski



The Dude abides.

10 comments:

Unknown said...

Umm... if Angela Bassett can get cast in a superhero movie NOW, then how was she too old to be cast in X-Men 10 years ago? Just sayin...

The X-Men film with Bassett, Julianne Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer still lives on in my mind.

Erich Kuersten said...

I agree with Adam! I thought it was a terrible missed opportunity to get little mouse Halle to play Storm, when Angela was BORN to kick ass in that role!

NATHANIEL R said...

well the Green Lantern part is a non-super powered part but a character that appears in several comic books so she *might* get a lot of cameo / supporting work from it.

James T said...

You know the cliche "There is nothing Streep con't do". Well, she proved she can be a sex icon on top of a box office queen on top of a drama empress.

By the way, where is that Silkwood photo? Too hardcore? :p

Lucky said...

That Angela-Basset-in-Lantern thing plus the news about Transformers 3 reminded me of Frances McDormand signing up for that film. McDormand is an actress I never thought would do something like that, and then I read this on My New Plaid Pants:

"you know, what? Good for her. She deserves a pay-check more than any of those shitty actors that get big bucks for this bullshit, and she'll have some fun, no doubt. She's given me so much pleasure in my life I don't begrudge her some easy work for large sums of cash."

And I completly agree.

NoNo said...

From what I heard, Angela Bassett turned down the role of Storm because she didn't want to do a superhero movie. Then the role was offered to Berry. I really wish she hadn't and I'm sure she does too. At the time Bassett was the more famous one (She turned down Monster's Ball as well). A lot has changed since then.

LaDivaSim said...

@NoNo actually back in the mid 90s, Angela Bassett accepted the role and was signed on to play Storm in the first X-Men movie. They shopped it around and promoted the film with her name attached but it took too long for them to start shooting that she was already filming Supernova by then. Plus early re-writes shrunk Storm's part considerably to the dislike of Bassett so they went with Halle Berry.

Basically we were real close to getting our true Storm. real damn close. *tear*

Anonymous said...

OOOHHH!!!! Bassett in Monster's Ball,do you think she woulda won the oscar if it had been her rather than Berry,oh the what if's,would Kidman have won for The Reader if Winslet had not done it intead.

Andrew R. said...

Alien vs. Pooh was genius.

Janice said...

Oh I thought the Pooh-Aliens mash-up was funny and rather brilliant (I grew up on the books decades ago, and it gets the tempo, the language and tone just right). If I had any criticism it would be that it simply goes on too long and wears out it's welcome a bit, long after we've gotten the joke. (In other words, an editor is needed.) And, the "intermissions" are pointless, perhaps, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.