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Nicki Minaj’s 'Pinkprint' (a response to Jay-Z’s 'The Blueprint') is getting pushed back from November 24th to December 15th for who knows what the fuck for. Don’t worry young boys, you can still watch her ‘Anaconda’ video until the album comes out (Like people actually buy Nicki MInaj albums anyways. I know they do, I just wanted to be a little snarky).
Its officially official, John Carter is coming to True Detective 2. Read my thoughts on the casting here. I digress, not the biggest Taylor Kitsch fan, and something tells me that he will be averaging the shit out of this performance. I mean, was Sam Worthington not available? Is he too busy playing himself as a statue in Central Park?
This is a good sign, because the Lego movie was pure unadulterated fun. Had a wonky ending, and too much Will Ferrell than I care to take, but the movie won and won big. Sure this has a certain “we’re obviously coming back” smell to it, which of course is the scent of the mighty green dollar. Both a commercial and creative win – can't wait for it to come out soon.
Look, I don’t know if what the deal is with this whole Dr. Strange casting panty tease. We have gone through Joachin Phoenix rumors, then Ewan McGregor rumors, and now, Cumberpimp may or may not be the dude. Shit! What's really important is that Strange is an important component into Marvel Studios and the next seven phases to take the battle to Thanos’ front door step in space and wreck shit like an intergalactic, Van Damme – bloodsport kumatai.
In unfortunate news, HBO lays off over a 150 employees in response to streamlining their business. In addition, HBO is making plans to have just a streaming service online because Netflix is berating them to a crying oblivion like a cable version of J.K. Simmons complete with a black muscle t-shirt.
Per a Variety showcase piece on Eddie Radmayne (yes the guy who sounded like Kermit the frog with a struggling muppet verbrato in Les Miserables) is intimately explaining what took to copy, live and breathe as one the most brilliant astrophysicist in modern history, but to also convincingly pull off the physical limitations that ultimately hampered Hawking. Excellent article. You could be seeing your best actor at this upcoming Academy Awards.
Studio is releasing Divergent’s second installment titled Insurgent on 3D showing, and titling the overall series Divergent: Insurgent. Makes sense – In the United States, its pretty much a given at this point any franchise blockbuster is going to come out in IMAX, 3D, 3D IMAX, etc. Can’t be mad at the decision makers that be for wanting to maximize the earning potential of the movie/franchise.
Warner Brothers has sped up the release date of Entourage the movie, for those 12 people in the world that are clamoring for nothing to happen, while four average guys, one above average guy, and one guy that used to be in PCU do nothing but party, burn cash, and find Vinny’s next project for him to fuck up, while still tying everything back in nice, neat little bow at the end. Mark Wahlberg has Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet like clout in Hollywood.
One of my existing favorite collaborations are the Coens and Clooney, from Oh Brother to Burn After Reading. "Don’t know much, but I know I love you." 90’s soft rock ballads aside, I’m anxiously waiting for more details to come out of this promising collaboration.
Looks like Michael Bay is taking some time away from profiting off my traumatizing childhood with dumb masterbating non-sensical robots, to craft together something that is more polictically aware. As much as I hate his yahooing bro-off on everything, he does have a certain design style eye that makes me appreciate his presentations, even though he is a douchelord.
Whedon puts his comic geekdom marks on Avengers: Age of Ultron stating it’s a “global” film that will wrap shooting in places like Africa (no ebola please) China etc. I like the manner in which Whedon is taking the, already well built up size and scope of the first one, and enlarging it even greater.
Reboot, reboot, reboot – I’m not a big fan of the Terminator franchise, but I understand its importance. So there you go.
1. Its good to see Bichir doing work - one the best more underrated actors in all of Hollywood, stars in this movie where it focuses on the latino south la culture and lowriders. Bichir plays the father of a boy who is, I guess caught between that life, and still trying to understudy his father’s guidance, which leads me to 2. Didn’t he already do a role like this before in 2011’s A Better Life?
What everyone is waiting for – another Pee Wee movie. Burton’s was fantastic in a weird, trippy adolescent sense, but I wonder what the premise is for this one? Judd Apatow and his golden beard will produce so it will get traction marking a good comeback for Mr. P.W. Herman.
Channing Tatum is coming to the Xavier’s School for the Gifted throwing charged up cards around in his best haphazard Cajun accent. With his recent rise, the star power fits with Fassbender, McAvoy and Old Man Jackman, and to be honest – Tatum is pretty likable. So much better than anything Taylor Kitsch could bring to the role.
Damn, you are Uma Fucking Thurman – you were in Kill Bill Vol 1. and Vol 2. Like Michael Keaton’s Birdman – ::: husky baritone ::: How did we end up here, you were in Kill Bill, they love you, fuck em’ lets do what makes people happy and get back into franchises – Kill Bill Vol. 3: Killer Bill.” Anyways, I digress. Uma, you are better than this, streets got to eat, but get back in film, we need you there, not NBC.
New trailer from the move Serena starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, in a second collaboration, where they are playing post modern couple that probably hates each other, or Jennifer Lawrence walking through the whole picture as if she came up with the idea of life, and has all the answers in her magic 8 ball of obnoxious, ad nausea, mall girl voice.
Gone Girl is now Fincher’s highest grossing film in the United States – beat out The Social Network and The Curious Case of-what-the hell-is-this-ugly-man-baby, by grossing a total thus far of 136 million thus far. I see Best Pic nom, and Best Actress for Rosamund Pike, who was marvelous in this pic. Kudo’s to Fincher and Gillian Flynn.
Variety has an article that says Jake Gyllenhaal could make a push for a dark horse best acting nom, in the highly creepy, late night sleepy Nightcrawler. Gyllenhall looks good as a guy with opaque fashion sense and slicked back hair as if the late great Al ”crazy-legs” Bundy lent him his wardrobe as a sign of good faith for passing the skeevy flaccid American male loser archtype.
J Law bought a house. I'm surprised she didn’t build it herself, come up with the concept of architecture, and found her own masonry league to construct the house. Like everything else, she has the answers to the universe but doesn’t care to show them, only show us that she has them. Can’t you tell I don’t like her?
Taylor Swift is taking over the world with her passive aggressive pop-rock by having the biggest week on sales since 2002, with 2.1 million units sold for her album 1989. No one I know likes Taylor, I’m not even sure Taylor likes Taylor. I just know she is doing her thing and owes her whole career to Kanye West performing stage seppuku on her at the MTV Awards in 2009. Anyways enjoy your success Taylor, just please trying to shake something that you have no business shaking because if anyone looked at your behind, they could tell your ass is “out of business.”