Thursday Call Sheet: George Washington In 'Unforgiven'?
BOND'S LATEST GIRL, BERNICE MARLOHE
Yowza. One thing the Bond reboot has done very well is its casting of Bond girls. They have all been perfect. The key is finding a womanly woman, not these girls we see everywhere else -- these girls who could pass for 14 year-old boys. .
MICHAEL MADSEN RETURNING FOR 'SIN CITY 2'
Just last week I caught "Species" again and was reminded of how charismatic Madsen is. It really is too bad he came of age in the era of the meterosexual, otherwise I think he would've been a much bigger star.
‘AMERICAN IDOL’ PLANS DICK CLARK TRIBUTE TONIGHT
I wish I had more memories of Dick Clark, something I could write as a tribute, especially because he was someone so engrained in American popular culture. But music has never been my thing, nor were game shows or the others kinds of television Clark did.
I do know he was a very, very savvy businessman and that he meant a lot to many people, including my wife.
MARTIN SCORSESE, LEONARDO DICAPRIO COMMIT TO ‘THE WOLF OF WALL STREET’
Eventually they'll make a decent movie together.
NETFLIX TO STREAM ALL 10 NEW EPISODES OF ‘ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT’ AT ONCE
Brilliant move. This is how we want to watch TV now--like it's one big feature movie.
MEN AT WORK MUSICIAN GREG HAM DEAD AT 58
Remember these guys? One monstrous hit album in 1983, which I still own, and not much since. A friend and I drove to Chicago to see them that summer. I don't remember anything about the music, but I do remember the speeding ticket.
ARONOFSKY TO DIRECT ‘UNFORGIVEN-STYLE’ FILM ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON
Worth keeping an eye on:
Par is exclusively eyeing the project under its first-look deal with Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures banner. If the studio doesn’t close a deal in the next couple of days, others get a shot — and interest is expected to be high, with Aronofsky coming off the $329 million worldwide gross and awards success of “Black Swan.”
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources tell Variety that the script is more of an “Unforgiven”-like tale rather than a straight historical drama.
Actually sounds pretty promising.
THE COMPLETE 2012 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP
All the movies no one wants to see in one place.
ANTHONY HOPKINS IS BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE HITCHCOCK
Impressive. Hopkins also looks the right age. I think Hitch was about ten years younger while making "Psycho" than Hopkins is now.
DEMI MOORE: LOOKING GOOD
You all know I don't comment on or ridicule or take any pleasure in the trials and tribulations surrounding the personal lives of stars. Gossip rags are worse than the entertainment media, which, coming from me, is saying a lot.
It's just good to see Demi Moore looking healthy again.
It's also a relief to know Michael Douglas is feeling well enough to go back to work.
'ATTACK THE BLOCK’ & ‘THE ORPHANAGE’ DIRECTORS IN TALKS FOR ‘CATCHING FIRE’
Two terrific films thanks mainly to the directors behind them. Both deserve a promotion.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
We may be seeing the end of an era dominated by ability of Leftist comedians like Jon Stewart, Bill Maher or the cast of SNL to create a false image of a political figure. Perhaps the trashing of Sarah Palin was the high point of their power, just as Watergate was for the MSM.
Ridicule is the most potent political weapon. Obama is rapidly looking less and less like a President and more and more like an inept pol who’s also something of a doofus.
LAST NIGHT'S SCREENING
Minority Report (2002) -- Always watchable and about this close to being great.
Five Cruise flicks arrived in the mail the other day. Absolute steal.
I don’t care what anyone says, Tom Cruise is pure, 100% movie star and I hope he lives forever.
COMING SOON TO HOME VIDEO
LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE: Director Johnny To’s Critically-Lauded Thriller Debuts on DVD, Digital and Video on Demand May 29th: Three ordinary people – a gangster, a broker and a police inspector - find their destinies inextricably intertwined as lies, deceit and greed take them on a violent, wild heist when Life Without Principle, legendary Hong Kong film director Johnny To’s (Running Out of Time, Triad Election) critically-acclaimed film debuts on DVD, Digital and Video on Demand May 29th from Indomina Releasing. The riveting thriller boasts a stellar cast, including Ching Wan Lau (Poker King, The Great Magician), Richie Ren (Accident, Punished), Denise Ho (Merry-Go-Round), Hoi-pang Lo (Dream Home, Sparrow), Terrance Yin (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) and Hang-shuen So (Bullet in the Head). Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment, Life Without Principle is priced to own on DVD at $14.94 SRP.
ROAD TRIP - May 1, 2012: Get ready for no-holds-barred hilarity with the uncensored version of the outrageous Road Trip on Blu-ray. In this raunchy comedy, Josh (Breckin Meyer), a student at a college in Ithaca, NY, videotapes his one-night stand with beautiful sorority girl Beth (Amy Smart). A few days later, Josh discovers that one of his friends accidentally mailed the homemade porn tape to his girlfriend, Tiffany (Rachel Blanchard), who is spending some time with her family in Austin, TX. Josh and his friends Barry (Tom Green), Kyle (D.J. Qualls), E.L. (Seann William Scott), and Rubin (Paulo Costanzo) borrow a car and hit the road in a desperate bid to intercept the tape before Tiffany loads it into her VCR; Beth, however, wants Josh for herself and has her own plans to track down Tiffany.
SCOTTDS' EPIC LINKTACULAR
"QUESTIONABLE TREK - VOL. 10" - ANDREW PRICE AND SCOTTDS DISCUSS THE "TNG" EPISODE "I BORG"
KYLE SMITH ENJOYED "THE AVENGERS"
ANCHOR BAY ACQUIRES AMY HECKERLING'S "VAMPS" STARRING ALICIA SILVERSTONE
"BATTLESHIP" ALREADY A BOX-OFFICE HIT OVERSEAS
RONALD REAGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO HOST LARGEST EXHIBITION OF DISNEY ARCHIVES TO DATE
J.K. ROWLING IS WRITING A HARRY POTTER ENCYCLOPEDIA
9 WAYS STUNTMEN ALMOST DIED WHILE MAKING MOVIES AND TV SHOWS
COOL INFOGRAPHIC: HORROR FILM STATS
WHEN DID OPENING CREDITS BECOME CLOSING CREDITS?
COOL VIDEO: EVERY "DOUBLE OH" IN JAMES BOND
A LOOK BACK AT THE WORST SCENE IN "SUPERMAN IV"
NEW POSTER FOR "THE DICTATOR"
LATEST PICTURES FROM "THE AVENGERS"
TCM ANNOUNCES THREE ORIGINAL SPECIALS FOR 2012
PFEIFFER REGRETS CATWOMAN COSTUME MISTAKE
"MRS. EASTWOOD & COMPANY" MIGHT DISAPPOINT CLINT'S FANS, WARNS WIFE
TYLER PERRY BRINGS MADEA BACK WITH "WITNESS PROTECTION" TRAILER
MICKEY ROURKE & ROSARIO DAWSON CONFIRMED FOR "SIN CITY 2"
CLASSIC PICK FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 20
3:00 PM: Diary of Anne Frank, The (1959) -- A young girl comes of age while hiding from the Nazis. Dir: George Stevens Cast: Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters. BW-180 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format.
Amazing film in every sense of the word. George Stevens avoids all melodrama, casts a spell, and then breaks your heart. The widescreen black and white photography won an Oscar as did the set design. Shelly Winters threw off the glamour and won one, as well.
A real triumph everyone should see. One of those movies that works so well and feels so real, you hope against hope the movie gods will decide to work their magic and have it end differently.
No Call Sheet till Monday. I'll be at a conference over the weekend.
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